Online Resources and Books
GENERAL YOGA RESOURCES
Yoga with Adriene
“Yoga for Couch Potatoes” (Chair Yoga)
Description: Gentle guided yoga videos, chair yoga
Setu: An inclusive yoga community
Inclusive yoga and meditation videos taught by and for diverse yoga students
Description: Yoga and meditation-based classes.
Offers all-levels classes and practices that are problem-specific.
Comes with a free trial.
Kristin Neff's Self-compassion Meditations
Center for Mindful Self-compassion
Tara Brach's Guided Meditations
Jack Kornfield's Dharma Talks and Podcasts
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Guided Meditations (English and Spanish)
VA Portland YouTube Yoga Class with Katrina Rodenkirch, PT
Description: 5 part yoga videos for Veterans, taught by a physical therapist
(or go to Youtube.com, search for “VHA”, select “playlist”,
then VA Portland Health Care System Playlist)
Description: Yoga nidra and iRest videos to practice at home
Warriors at Ease
Description: Yoga and mindfulness/breathing practice videos
Give Back Yoga
Description: Yoga and meditation for Veterans
Veterans Yoga Project
Description: Yoga and meditation resources for veterans including audio and videos files for practice as well as scholarships for their Mindful Resilience Training
RACE, TRAUMA, & DIVERSITY IN YOGA
Dr. Gail Parker
Dr. Gail Parker is a clinician and yoga therapist who specializes in healing race based traumatic injury through yoga. Her website has links to other articles on the topic, a downloadable (paid) resource on restorative yoga.
Inclusion and diversity yoga advocate and teacher, Susanna Barkataki, offers many wonderful resources on her website to help instructors make additional considerations for those form diverse backgrounds. She helps instructors prompt much needed conversations about how to make this practice more inclusive while honoring its heritage.
Also created by Susanna Bartaki, check out this helpful handout for alternatives to "Namaste" to close your classes.
Yoga is Dead Podcast
For other ideas on how to broaden perspectives and prompt lively conversations the changing landscape of yoga, check out the "Yoga is Dead" podcast. See link below.