Ericka Jones on Making Yoga Equitable for All

July 2, 2024

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Making Yoga Equitable for All with Ericka Jones

Welcome to this week's episode of Peaceful Power Podcast, where we explore inspiring stories and thought-provoking conversations with changemakers across various fields. Today, we are honored to have Ericka Jones, a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusivity in the yoga community, join us.

Ericka Jones is not just a seasoned yoga instructor; she is a visionary who believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their background, body type, or financial status. In a world where wellness trends often cater to the privileged, Ericka's mission is to break down these barriers and ensure that the transformative power of yoga reaches all corners of society.

In our enlightening conversation, Ericka shares her journey into yoga and the pivotal moments that inspired her to champion equity within the practice. She delves into the systemic challenges that hinder inclusivity and offers insightful solutions on how we can collectively work towards a more inclusive yoga community. From creating welcoming spaces for underrepresented groups to addressing economic disparities, Ericka provides a comprehensive roadmap for making yoga truly equitable.

Whether you're a seasoned yogi, a curious beginner, or someone passionate about social justice, this episode promises to offer valuable perspectives and actionable advice. Tune in to learn how we can all contribute to a more inclusive and equitable yoga practice.

Join us as we embark on this important discussion with Ericka Jones and discover how small changes can lead to a big impact in making yoga a practice for everyone.

 

Meet Ericka Jones

Ericka J.
Ericka is passionate about creating spaces where individuals from all backgrounds feel valued and included. She believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just buzzwords but essential components of a successful, thriving organization and a way for people to thrive. In addition to her professional work, she is a 500-hour RYT yoga teacher and teaches meditation.
Through her 16+ years of work experience in DEI, she has helped organizations create more equitable and inclusive environments, increasing employee engagement and belongingness.
In addition to her professional work, she is a 500-hour RYT yoga teacher and teaches meditation. Ericka is dedicated to her own personal growth and development through the practices of yoga, meditation, and emotional intelligence programs. She founded Yoga Coalition to empower yoga studios to create more representation and increase belonging and equity by offering training modules, workshops, and programs. She strives to create an environment where everyone feels welcome and represented in yoga spaces through this initiative.
Ericka is actively involved in her local community. She volunteers with various non-profit organizations and mentors young women in leadership development programs. She is passionate about giving back and creating a more inclusive and equitable society.

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Topics

  • How yoga and meditation entered Erickas life
  • How she is working to create equitable yoga studios and spaces
  • Why everyone should meditate

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