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Susanna Barkataki – Appropriation & Honouring the Roots of Yoga

An Indian yoga practitioner in the Shankaracharya tradition, Susanna Barkataki is the founder of Ignite Yoga Wellness Institute & runs Ignite Be Well 200/500 Yoga Training programs. She is an E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). She is the author of the forthcoming book Honor Yoga’s Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice. With an Honors degree in Philosophy from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Education from Cambridge College, Barkataki is a diversity, accessibility, inclusivity, and equity (DAIE) yoga unity educator who created the ground-breaking Honor {Don’t Appropriate} Yoga Summit with more than 10,000 participants.

In this episode, we:

•Dig into Susanna’s background, how she came to this work and message
•Define invaluable terms within the context of yoga
•Discuss appropriation, colonisation, and appreciation within the global yoga community
•Explore the concepts of Tokenization, Sterilization, and White Centering
•Get to hear a couple of Susanna’s suggestions of how we can be in greater integrity as students, teachers, and studio owners
•Learn about her brand new book, releasing in November 2020
•Honouring tradition and lineage
•And of course, much more.

Download a free chapter of Susanna’s new book here.

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