Anti-racism + Yoga
Be a part of a journey that will take a lot of courage as we step back to acknowledge, reflect upon and honor our collective past and a history that began 400 years ago, and bring us to the present day to hope, healing and celebration. On this journey we will experience both joy and pain. And we will sit in it, find stillness in it, lean into it, hold hands through it, breathe through it, and begin again. This is a journey of truth, satya.
Our yoga trips are the ideal year-round opportunity to take part in integrated social contemplation and meditation experiences.Satya Yoga Trips
There are so many ways to contribute to this movement including donating to help extend our reach into many more communities.Ways to support
Facing the Trauma
Our silence has left us vulnerable to new forms of bigotry and discrimination that we need to address. Experience directly what this history means and does.― EJI
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
― James Baldwin
It requires profound social change in individuals & institutions that continue to reify inequality & injustice toward the descendants of enslaved Africans.
In the news
Cristin Zeger shares her experience attending a Sataya Yoga Trip
I sat on my mat, legs crossed, palms facing up, feeling my lungs fill with my breath. I sensed the energy that came in through my nose and followed it as it flowed to all my cells...
How To Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them
Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases.
Debunking the Most Common Myths White People Tell About Race
In this short video for NBC Think, Author Dr. Robin DiAngelo briefly addresses common white myths about racism.
Why Every Yoga Teacher & Practitioner Needs Inclusivity Training
If, as a yoga teacher, you feel unsure how to teach in a way that includes and resonates with everyone in our diverse community, you're not alone.
-Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PHD
Environmental Injustice in Alabama's Black Belt
Alabama residents who alleged environmental racism in 2012 continue to struggle. A landfill sits only 100 feet from the front porches of some residents, who experienced frequent foul odors, respiratory problems, headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.
What our visitors are saying about their experience
It was such an eye-opening experience and [Tina] did a phenomenal job at trying to provide so much information in a short amount of time. I really like the hotel and the food was wonderful. I hope everybody will choose to go and learn more!Kim S, Alpharetta, GA
Loved the flexibility and laid-back attitude of presenter. The content presented at the event was extremely helpful. I learned a lot about myself. Tina is an excellent facilitator.Julia S, Kennesaw, GA
Tina's mindfulness driven approach allowed me the opportunity to experience the museum and memorial rather than "see" it.Toni J, Atlanta, GA
Visiting the museum and memorial brought up a lot of questions and emotions. I yearned to conversate and find out what others around me were thinking & feeling. Satya Yoga Trips brilliantly addresses this issue.Dorian W, Alpharetta, GA
I am grateful to have made this trip with Satya Yoga Trips’ founder, Tina Strawn, holding space for me as I explored these terms for myself. I felt like I understood white privilege and could own mine. The white supremacy piece was harder for me, so clearly able to separate myself from those who call themselves “white supremists” yet opening my mind to see white supremacy is a piece of the foundation of most of the systems that hold our society together: our systems of politics, education, justice, healthcare, religion, economics. There is so much work to be done.Cristin Z, Marietta, GA