The Color of Yoga: Money, Diversity, and Adversity

The Color of Yoga: Money, Diversity, and Adversity
The ancient practice of yoga is at a crossroads. Or is it?? Has this “spiritual” practice been corrupted by the “material” world of need and greed? Is this especially true because we live in a capitalist, “free enterprise” society? Or is the practice of yoga as it always has been, a way to show humanity the path into Divinity, even while becoming truly human? Is it even possible for it to be corrupted? And in society where there is sexism, classism, and racism how does this ancient practice (with its own blemishes too, with it’s obvious lean toward a male dominated culture, and its own “caste” system), fit into a society where the roles aren’t black and white, but the class participation tends to be more of the latter. In a sometimes violent world full of everything that the yoga practice seeks to drive out: jealousy, fear, hatred, greed, selfishness, what is the role that yoga will play in the transformation of culture, and the evolution of humanity?
This panel discussion will be led by J Miles from Richmond Va, yoga teacher and owner of Maha Vira Yoga and Co-Founder of Project Yoga Richmond. PYR is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to serving the community through donation based classes at the studio, and serving the greater community by offering yoga to those with limited to no access to yoga and mindfulness practices.
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