During the 2019-2020 academic year at the University at Buffalo, the Office of Inclusive Excellence along with various campus partners sponsored a range of inclusive yoga events through a yearlong program entitled Yoga for Every Body. These events brought visibility and awareness to issues of inclusion through yoga.
Dianne's Youtube Channel with yoga videos where she breaks down classic asana and makes the poses more accessible
Dianne's Yoga Blog with short video tutorials and other content on wellness, and on her new book
Podcasts with Michelle C. Johnson on activism, yoga and social justice
TEDX Talk by Michelle C. Johnson entitled "There is No Neutral"
Podcasts with Sharon Salzberg on wellness, and on her new book
COVID-19 Resources from Sharon Salzberg, including a survival guide, a lovingkindness meditation, and links to other resources
Mind Body Solution's Hub has videos with mind-body insights, stories of transformation, adaptive yoga teaching/training, and full length yoga classes
This Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event focused on the variety of debates and controversies surround the growing popularity of yoga and meditation around the globe. In particular, some are concerned that yoga in the West has developed into an elitist, anti-diversity practice. Panelists and attendees discussed the following question: Is practicing yoga and meditation a form of cultural appropriation? Can these mindfulness exercises be practiced in more culturally appropriate ways?
Attendees participating in a breathing exercise to begin the event. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki
Panel member Saba Butt, accessibility advocate and psychology student, speaks to the attendees Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki
Panelist Bharat Jayaraman, meditation instructor and professor of computer science and engineering, speaks to the attendees Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki
Kelly Hayes McAlonie, Director of Campus Planning, poses a question to the panel Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki