interview on inclusiveness

by blogasana on May 9, 2011

At a recent workshop at the studio the teacher asked participants why they were there.

To learn more about the chakras.
To open my heart.
To study with you.

Because this studio is one of my favorite places in the world. The people are so sincere and welcoming and I just love being here.

It genuinely surprises me when people say things like this. I mean, it’s one of my favorite places too, but I forget that other people, for their own reasons, are impacted by it.

So when Anna Guest-Jelley of Curvy Yoga™ wanted to interview me about how to create an inclusive environment, I was a little humbled. My first thought was, I don’t know! You just slap up some pretty paint, open the doors, and people come.

Thank goodness there was a second thought. After reflecting on her wonderful questions, it became clear that — of course — a lot goes into making a welcoming, inclusive space.

Read part one of the interview about how to make inclusive sauce! Be sure to leave your favorite ingredient in her comments. And on Thursday, I might get into a little trouble in part two — check back for a more opinionated stand on inclusiveness.

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