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S2E3: ?? Did white women kill yoga? (Part 2)

June 18, 2019

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.

And go follow them on Instagram at @yogaisdeadpodcast.

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