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Is the Yoga of Sound Relevant for Today's World?

Between pandemic-related uncertainty, the deep unraveling of the racist patriarchal status quo through the #BLM and #metoo movements, the rise of "conspirituality" dividing the global wellness community, and more... we're in an unprecedented opportunity to cultivate a musical response.

Holding an empathetic space of deep listening in the midst of life's dissonant tension points might just be the superpower of the decade!

At a time when most of us are undergoing profound change, our Heart of Sound family is applying the sound-based yoga skills right where they...

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Cultural Appropriation: Let's Learn a New Way Together

This post has been long-gestating within me, as I’ve grappled with my own deeply seated belief systems about “who I am,” and what rights I have to teach mantra and nāda yoga as a non-Indian white woman. My own story of horrifying mistakes and the long road I’m walking on towards integrity aside (I’ll tell it later), I’d like to offer this list of resources right away. (Scroll down to straight to it.) It’s a work in progress, coming home to truth… and the first step is educating ourselves so we can begin to have the...

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Code of Conduct for Spiritual and Yoga Festivals

Inspired by #metoo in the yoga and spiritual community... This is not a debate post, but an action-oriented solution post.

I have been working on developing a Code of Conduct for participants and presenters at yoga festivals and spiritual conferences. It includes bullet points of specific red flag behaviors and some sample narratives to be aware of when allegations of abuse are made public.

This is NOT my area of expertise, but I see a need for it and no one in my circle stepped up to volunteer for it, so I took a stab at a draft. Dozens of people have commented...

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