How to Support BIPOC Students in Yoga Teacher Trainings


The final straw in Harmeet Kaur Mann’s online yoga therapy class was when the First Nations women had to console crying white students about the discovery of 215 unmarked Indigenous children’s graves. If anything, it's the Indigenous women who need comforting, she thought. They need to support BIPOC students (students who are Black, Indigenous or People of Colour). Emotional labour interrupts learning Almost every class, Harmeet had had to point out that a white student’s comment was hurtful, or had missed the point. Teachers thanked her privately for being brave enough to come forward. Speaking up came naturally for Harmeet who [...]