This is the second part of the conversation that began in the previous episode: Trigger Warning: Yoga is Dead & White Women Killed It (Part 1) – so if you haven’t listened to that one yet, do that first.
“Yoga is Dead is a revolutionary podcast that explores power, privilege, fair pay, harassment, race, cultural appropriation and capitalism in the yoga and wellness worlds. Join Indian-American hosts Tejal + Jesal as they exposes all the monsters lurking under the yoga mat.”
We talk about a few hot button issues like cultural appropriation, intent vs impact and a lot of stuff regarding race.
And we get into specific action steps you can take to be better, do better, and make more money.
Before I published it, I asked a few people, both white and not-white women, about what they thought of this conversation — and they made no qualms about telling me that I could have pushed back harder on a few of the points.
I suppose that might be true — but I didn’t do this to be combative or anything…
The main issue I wanted to raise was surrounding how much responsibility a business owner has to be more inclusive when the primary goal of any business is profit. Because without that, the conversation is moot because the business won’t exist.
I had my own issues in yoga classes and we discuss what led me to be jaded enough to start attacking a few years ago.
At the time of this recording, they had something like 6,000 downloads of their first episode in the first week… which is definitely Top 1% of 1% for new podcasts…
So it seems they’re onto something here.
And you can find their podcast at yogaisdeadpodcast.com, and apple, and google and all that stuff.