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Podcast

The World is Our Field of Practice

This prophetic conversation, which Rev. angel Kyodo williams had with Krista in 2018, is an invitation to imagine and nourish the transformative potential of this moment — toward human wholeness. Rev. angel is an esteemed Zen priest and the second Black woman recognized as a teacher in the Japanese Zen lineage. She is one of our wisest voices on social evolution and the spiritual aspect of social healing.

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Angel Kyodo Williams

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Article

Why Anti-Racist Work is Spiritual Work

Jess Mally is a London based writer, speaker, podcast host, creative and events producer, consultant and more. With a passion for Social Change, Mental Health, the Arts and Spirituality she hopes to use any and all means available to her, to tell stories that shape a better world.

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Jess Mally

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Article/Blog

I Need to Talk to Spiritual White Women about White Supremacy

About two months ago, following the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, I was driven to write what I thought would be a regular newsletter to my small but engaged community (of largely white spiritual women) on white supremacy, racism, spirituality and the complicity of entrepreneurs who do not speak up on issues of social justice.

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Layla F. Saad

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Podcast

Conspirituality 22: Racism & Fraud in New Age Publishing

Author and publisher Rebekah Borucki joins the Conspirituality team as our first co-host for this episode. She’s got a story to tell: the culture of her publisher, Hay House, was so resistant to taking a position on the racist attitudes of some of their leading cash-cow authors that she ditched her contract and her job with the company as a diversity mentor.

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Rebekah Borucki

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Article

Not Your Idea: Cultural Appropriation in the Birthing Community

Aaminah Shakur is an artist, poet, doula, and healer whose work centers women of color, queer women, disabled women, and survivors of sexual trauma experiences and needs. Their website is aaminahshakur.com.

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Aaminah Shakur

www.aaminahshakur.com

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Article

New Age Spiritual Tourism aka Spiritual Colonialism

Maraliz Campos, sound practitioner and wellness guide, challenges widely accepted industry narratives. Vice Tonic applauded her work as a wellness influencer who is steering the industry towards increased diversity and Wanderlust named her 35 under 35 in wellness for her pioneering soundscapes. As a Latina living with chronic pain, she promotes accessibility, inclusivity and wellness for all while teaching us to shift our unconscious reactions to chosen responses. 

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Maraliz Campos

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Article

What is the difference between cultural appropriation & cultural appreciation.

So much depends on the intent, awareness and, most importantly, the impact behind connecting to and partaking in another culture.  For example, did you know that in India, the source culture of yoga, the term yogi is a highly aspired to state of being and not as easily thrown around as in the West. I use it to refer to people who identify this way, but I speak of myself as a devoted student of yoga. 

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Susanna Barkataki

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Article

Whiteness on the Couch

The couch in my therapy office is occupied mostly by white people. Anxious white people and depressed white people. Obsessive white people and compulsive white people. White people who hurt people and white people who hurt themselves. White people who eat too much, drink too much, work too much, shop too much. White people who are bored, envious, guilty, numb. Racist white people and antiracist white people. White people who look across the room and see a white therapist listening. We talk about everything. Except being white...

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Natasha Stovall

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Poem

Invitation to Brave Space

Together we will create brave space.
Because there is no such thing as a “safe space” —
We exist in the real world...

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Ricky ScottBey Jones

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Podcast

Embracing yoga's roots with Susanna Barkataki

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Susanna Barkakati

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Article

Cultural Appropriation in the Wellness Field

Cultural appropriation is a form of modern-day colonization and oppression that directly harms BIPOC. It causes confusion for BIPOC seeking to learn about their culture and identities. And, it causes biological harm because BIPOC can no longer connect with traditional practices that help them regulate their nervous systems, reduce inflammation, and maintain holistic health.

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The Native Governance Center

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Blog Post

The Enneagram Is Not Just for White People

The landscape of social change is evolving. While effective activism and spiritual vitality have long been positioned in opposition to one another, today’s social movements are investing greater attention to their interdependence. At this intersection of personal and collective well-being, justice doula and movement chaplain Micky ScottBey Jones holds both deep conviction and embodied wisdom.

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Ricky ScottBey Jones

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Podcast

Defending Black Girlhood

Defending Black Girlhood” is a podcast in which host, Lilada Gee, is unapologetic as hell about her fierce advocacy for Black girls! Join Lilada for conversations that inform, inspire and challenge her listeners to take bold actions towards making this world a safer place for Black girls to live, learn and be loved.

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Lilada Lee

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Article

A Letter To All White Yoga Teachers

Dear White yoga teacher, You may love yoga. Maybe yoga has even saved your life or healed your soul. Perhaps you may go to yoga class to leave feeling relaxed, as well as to deal with daily anxieties you face. Maybe as a yoga teacher or practitioner, you aim to create a safe or comfortable space (in person or online) for all your students and promote a calming environment. This is all real, profound and powerful.

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Susanna Barkataki

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Article

A Frenzy in the Field

There is frenzy in the field. Over the last two weeks, my inbox has been full of requests to talk about white privilege, white supremacy and racism. My inbox has been full of requests to dismantle racism in three hour increments through workshops. There is urgency in all of the messages that are making their way into my inbox and here is what I want the white folks who are contacting me to know.

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Michelle Cassandra Johnson

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Article

A Frenzy in the Field

There is frenzy in the field. Over the last two weeks, my inbox has been full of requests to talk about white privilege, white supremacy and racism. My inbox has been full of requests to dismantle racism in three hour increments through workshops. There is urgency in all of the messages that are making their way into my inbox and here is what I want the white folks who are contacting me to know.

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Michelle Cassandra Johnson

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Website

Pronouns Matter

Jess Mally is a London based writer, speaker, podcast host, creative and events producer, consultant and more. With a passion for Social Change, Mental Health, the Arts and Spirituality she hopes to use any and all means available to her, to tell stories that shape a better world.

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My Pronouns

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Article

Unblocking White Supremacy & Fragility in the Wellness Industry

Maryam Ajayi is an energy healer and entrepreneur with 10+ years experience in business growth strategy and strategic partnerships across a multitude of industries ranging from politics to tech. Her passions include de-stigmatizing the wellness industry, advocating for inclusive spaces for marginalized communities, and using her voice to empower and uplift others around the world.

www.diveinwell.com

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Maryam Ajayi

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Article

From Magazine Controversy to $1M Raised

Last June, I was asked to be on the cover of Yoga Journal, the biggest yoga magazine in the country. It has a paid circulation of 360,000 and reaches more than 1.5 million readers*.

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Nicole Cardoza

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Blog Post

Fight. Win. Love. Support. (Community Care)

Focus on healing in movement spaces is often reserved for times of crisis — or is reduced to individual consumerist self-care like a glass of wine and a pedicure. In our leadership development, community cultivation, and organizing models, focusing on resilient, integrated, whole selves is considered extra — a fun and indulgent add-on to the “real work of organizing.”

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Ricky ScottBey Jones

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Article

How Wellness got Whitewashed

“I like your ‘namaste’ mug – but can you tell me about the ancient history behind it?” Anita Bhagwandas delves into the murky world of cultural appropriation in wellness

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Anita Bhagwanda

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Article

Self-care isn't enough. We need community care to thrive.

Unlike self-care, community care does not place the onus of compassion on a single individual. In a phone interview with Mashable, Valerio defined community care as "People committed to leveraging their privilege to be there for one another in various ways." Yet this form of care isn't entirely selfless, at least not in the long run. "They (the care providers) know that when they will also need care in the future, others will be there for them," Valerio says.

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Heather Dockray

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Article

Why I Almost Quit Reiki

As we enter this "Renewed Age" of Spiritual evolution and Human activism, it's important that I share my story - not just for myself but also for others who might be questioning their Spiritual path. I almost quit practicing Reiki and here's why...

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Tasha Jade

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