While yoga communities often speak freely about unity and oneness there is often less enthusiasm to talk about why yoga studios don’t often reflect the diversity of the neighborhoods they are situated in. Like any community, the yoga world is not immune to systems of oppression, including racism, fatphobia and transphobia. Kim will explore the challenges and possibilities of sitting in the discomfort of these realities in order to respond in ways that cultivate safer, more inclusive space and inspire allyship. Join us if you have been waiting for a conversation like this to happen at a yoga studio, if you want to understand some of the foundation that positive space initiatives have been built upon, or you have never thought about these ideas before.
Kim Katrin Crosby is a daughter of the diaspora ~ Arawak, West African, Indian, and Dutch ~ hailing from Trinidad and living currently in Toronto. Kim is an award-winning, multidisciplinary artist, activist, consultant, facilitator, and educator. She is co founder of The People Project, a movement of queer and trans folks of color and our allies, committed to individual and community empowerment through alternative education, activism, and collaboration. She was featured as one of Go Magazine’s ’100 Women We Love’ in 2012 and is a current feature of The Insight Project highlighting Toronto’s game changers.