We have been overwhelmed by your messages of support over the last few months. Some of you have been asking how you can best support us as we navigate the uncertain territory ahead:
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You've listened to us talk about Remski's book, Practice and All is Coming: Abuse, Cult Dynamics and Healing in Yoga and Beyond, in Amy's two-part podcast. Those of you in the Mysore community at MLY perhaps engaged with Emma's purposeful conference after the podcast blog was released. Many of you went out and got the book and are now more engaged than ever in the dialogue.
So what now?
Our world is beset with suffering and crises at every level. In the face of constant overwhelm, many of us turn inward and look to our communities for support. Social, academic, religious, and physically-focused communities gather around every imaginable kind of cultural currency. Yoga practice is unique in that it forms a rich overlap of circles and for many of us it also offers welcome spiritual nourishment.
This topic goes beyond pandemic issues to encompass the critical discourse around high-demand groups, the explicit scope of practice, informed consent, pedagogy, and healthy working relationships that define safe and mutually enriching experiences in any method-based approach to skills practice.
Cutting through the jargon, we are talking about how we manage power....
Our community is pulling together around the continuing updates from the UK Government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the containment of COVID-19. As teachers and students of yoga, we are all wondering what is best practice for staying the course and staying safe?
Obviously, first principles start by following the advice provided by the GOV.uk website here, and the World Health Organisation as found here. We encourage everyone in our community to consult these resources regularly in order to make informed decisions.
In the interest of yoga practitioners and teachers continuing to practice during the containment of this virus, we have compiled a set of guidance notes for our teachers:
Our number one priority as we follow COVID-19 developments is to keep our staff, teachers, and students healthy and we know how important yoga is in that equation!
Here are our recommendations and actions to keep our community studio within government guidelines without foregoing our time on the mat:
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