Decolonizing Yoga

This page will center and highlight South Asian and BIPOC voices and resources.  If you have resources you’d like to see added, please email them to Kyra@Revolution.Yoga.  Many of these resources were gathered and passed along by Anusha Wijeyakumar – she is a wealth of knowledge!


“Decolonize Your Yoga Practice and Seek the Source”
w/ Anusha Wijeyakumar (Beyond Running Podcast)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6kECAZfEgXZdOOP8993ZAM

SHANTIWITHIN is creating Meditation, Mentorship, Podcasts and Live Community
w/ Anusha Wijeyakumar

Pro Science and Anti Racist Community on Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/shantiwithin/posts
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Meditation with Intention
by Anusha Wijeyakumar

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0738762687/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1593119356&sr=8-1

BIWOC Voices in Yoga and Wellness
https://www.instagram.com/wocandwellness/

“We Need to Talk about the Rise of White Supremacy in Yoga”
by Anusha Wijeyakumar
https://www.instyle.com/beauty/health-fitness/yoga-racism-white-supremacy

Dr Shyam Ranganathan – Yoga Philosophy Professor and South Asian and Yoga scholar
https://www.yogaphilosophy.com/

Sri Swami Satchidananda’s translation of The Yoga Sutras
https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Sutras-Patanjali-Swami-Satchidananda/dp/1938477073/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=yoga+sutras&qid=1632356862&sr=8-5

Shri Yogendra Museum of Classical Yoga
https://theyogainstitute.org/museum-of-classical-yoga/

Fat Shaming & Toxic Diet Culture in Yoga that includes BIWOC as resources https://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/balance/fat-shaming-toxic-diet-culture-yoga/

“Yoga For Everyone” & “Yoga Where You Are”
by Dianne Bondy

@diannebondyyogaofficial
https://www.diannebondyyoga.com

Yoga Is Dead podcast @yogaisdeadpodcast
created by @tejalyoga and @yogawalla
https://www.yogaisdeadpodcast.com

“Finding OM for Children”
by Rashmi Bismark
@rashmibismark
https://www.mangoandmarigoldpress.com

Follow @abcdyogi to learn from South Asian Teachers
created by @tejalyoga

Trauma and Addiction in Yoga
https://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/health/womens-health/yoga-help-trauma-addiction/

“Embrace Yoga’s Roots”
by Susanna Barkataki
@susannabarkataki
https://www.susannabarkataki.com

“How to Decolonize Your Yoga Practice”
by Susanna Barkataki
https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/transformation/how-to-decolonize-your-yoga-practice/

“What’s the Difference Between Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Appreciation?”
by Rina Deshpande
https://www.yogajournal.com/yoga-101/philosophy/yoga-cultural-appropriation-appreciation/

“Yoga and the Roots of Cultural Appropriation”
By Shreena Gandhi and Lillie Wolff
https://www.kzoo.edu/praxis/yoga/

“Live Be Yoga: The Wake-Up Call Yogis Need to Bring ‘Real Yoga’ Back Into Their Practice”
Interview w/ with Savitri and Aadil Palkhivala by Aris Seaberg
https://www.yogajournal.com/live-be-yoga-archive/aadil-palkhivala-savitri-real-yoga-back-into-practice/