Integrating Equity: A Diversity and Inclusion Series with Susanna Barkataki

Do the work in showing up for others as you put yoga in action with Susanna Barkataki! Begin your journey of understanding cultural appropriation, learn how to be a better ally, and honor yoga's roots on a deeper level with this powerful online course.

  • Self-paced
  • Explore yoga's connection to social justice
  • Embody yoga "off the mat"
  • In-depth study of yogic philosophy and history
  • Learn about cultural appropriation
  • 10 non-contact hours of continuing education

So, what's this course all about anyway?

This is your opportunity to do the work in showing up for others as you put yoga in action! Begin your journey of understanding cultural appropriation, learn how to be a better ally, and honor yoga's roots on a deeper level with this powerful online course.

Completely self-paced, this course will allow you to take your yoga practice to the next level and become a true advocate for equality, diversity, accessibility, and inclusivity.

Are you a yoga student or teacher that has felt hopeless, overwhelmed, lost, or discouraged in regards to how you can be a better ally in the yoga world and beyond?

Have you been wanting to properly honor and embrace the cultural roots of the yoga practice beyond just the physical asana practice, but lack direction on how to actually do that?

Do you want to positively contribute to repairing the damages caused by systemic injustice, colonization, and discrimination, but don’t know where to start?

Coming from a place of compassion, empathy, and understanding, our Yoga Girl® guide, Susanna Barkataki, will lead you through a beautiful journey of exploration, inquiry, and reflection to help you deepen your understanding of yoga beyond the mat, and fully embody the practice in ways that not just benefit yourself, but others as well.

This course is for you if you:

  • Are looking for ways to live yoga “off the mat” and beyond the physical asana practice while putting yogic philosophy, principles, and ethics in action so you can create a life where you feel more whole and connected to yourself, the world, and the people around you.
  • Want to honor the roots of yoga without culturally appropriating and learn how to use your yoga practice as a means of lessening harm locally and globally.
  • Want to deepen your understanding of the Yamas and Niyamas (yoga philosophy/ethics and morals) and learn ways to embody yogic values in your daily life.
  • Want to feel confident in holding space for uncomfortable or challenging, but important, conversations, not only in daily life, but also in relation to yoga and social justice.
  • Want a better understanding of power dynamics, forms of oppression, and privileges that show up both on and off the mat.
  • Want to understand the different types of trauma and how healing can place within oppressive systems using yoga.
  • Are ready to explore your own personal roles and identities in a way that can help make yoga and society more equitable for all.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Be better equipped to face challenges through a lens of compassion and empathy, while still maintaining firm boundaries.
  • Gain confidence and the courage to stand courageously in the face of oppressive systems and become a true advocate for equality, diversity, accessibility, and inclusivity.
  • Have a better understanding of yogic philosophy and will be able to truly embrace the roots of the yoga practice.
  • Earn 10 Non-Contact Hours of Continuing Education credit through Yoga Alliance if you are a registered yoga teacher.

Deepen your knowledge, expand your growth, and allow your yoga practice to evolve with this powerful Yoga Girl® course.

Join us!

Part of the proceeds of this course will be donated to South Asian organizations in support of under-resourced communities.

Have some questions before you get started? Check out some FAQ's below!

What's Included

6 In-Depth Modules

Susanna will guide you through 6 different modules, with 14 self-paced videos that will include lessons on the history of yoga, yogic philosophy, how the Yamas and Niyamas (yoga's ethics and morals) apply to the realm of social justice, cultural appropriation, power, oppression, diversity, and more!

7 Guided Audio Meditations

Listen to accompanying guided meditations led by Susanna to help you stay grounded, present, and open-hearted throughout sometimes challenging subjects.

Journaling Prompts

Take time to integrate this course into your daily life and put each lesson into practice with reflective journaling prompts.

On-Going Access

Take your time! This course is designed for you to go at your own pace so that you can fully absorb and integrate the lessons.

Integrating Equity Guidebook

This downloadable 61-page PDF guidebook features loving letters from Susanna, reflective exercises, and helpful worksheets to help you dive deeper into each lesson and module.

Bonus Material!

To compliment this powerful course, you'll also gain quick and easy access to Susanna's other impactful work featured on YogaGirl.com, including past podcast episodes and articles around the subjects of cultural appropriation, inclusivity, and equity.

Modules