studio BE stands in fierce, loving solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
We remain unwaveringly committed to celebrating the full humanity of our Black and Brown siblings.
We condemn systemic racism and police brutality, and vow to work together for social justice in the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other Black lives lost to painful and pervasive racist violence throughout history.
We dedicate ourselves to consciously cultivating a diverse, inclusive and accessible wellness world.
We believe meditation calls us to speak out against injustice and live out our commitment to interdependence and non-suffering in every breath.
We commit to nurturing Black peoples' breath and embodiment in a time of trauma, when the two pandemics of racism and COVID-19 are disproportionately affecting Black and Brown people.
We acknowledge the ways in which white privilege has benefited us and makes us complicit in systemic racism, and commit to leveraging this privilege on behalf of Black and Brown folks.
We pledge to hire more Black and Brown employees, consciously diversify our team, and create content that serves mindfulness practitioners from all walks of life.
We dedicate ourselves to working daily to listen deeply, promote anti-racist understanding, cultivate kindness and put the principles of mindfulness into action.
Black mindfulness teachers to follow:
Lama Rod Owens
Rev angel kyodo williams
Black yoga teachers to follow:
This excellent, thorough list of anti-racism resources
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
The Great Unlearn with Rachel Cargle
CTZN Well: Waging Wellbeing for All
Support Black-Owned Businesses: A crowd-sourced Twitter thread
Black Lives Matter
The Bail Project
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
The George Floyd Memorial Fund
Split a Donation Between Multiple Bail Funds
We are humbled and grateful to call Ty Powers, internationally-acclaimed mindfulness teacher and co-founder of the Insight Yoga Institute, a beloved mentor and member of our Board of Advisors. Please take time to watch his recent interview with our founder, Jennifer Ciarimboli, on how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable during a pandemic.
Finally, we have created this free yoga practice for protesters whose hearts are heavy and whose bodies are weary. Inspired by Lama Rod Owens’s call to “decenter comfort,” this 75-minute gentle practice aims to nourish, ground and soothe exhausted #BLM protesters, activists, allies and loved ones. It closes with an 8 minute, 46 second seated meditation dedicated to George Floyd and others who’ve been murdered by police.
Our hearts are with the protesters in the streets right now calling for justice in an unjust time. We send you loving-kindness, comfort and strength.
May we be of service.
The studio BE Team
This wonderful resource is from @wastefreemarie. Click through to read the whole thing.