Why I Quit Teaching Yoga (Asana)

Written By Sonia Roberts - August 29 2019

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Annetta McCarty
June 10 2020

Hey Sonia​! Really great article. You are a beautiful writer. I hope you and your family are doing well. I too quit teaching yoga because I found the Yoga world to be shallow, cliquey, and not at all Namaste. It would be wonderful if all those practicing yoga poses began practicing yogic principles, antiracism, and loving kindness. Blessings to you awakened love warrior. XO

Sarah
June 10 2020

Brave, raw and brutally honest. Especially, when it feels “uncomfortable” is what this world needs! The moment we met and I felt your energy, I knew you were a guiding light and a force to be reckoned with.
Thank you for continuing to TEACH US… xo

Marian De La Torre-Easthope
June 10 2020

Sonia, what you are doing is necessary and precious. I appreciate this journey that will help all of us. I specifically appreciate the connection to Svadhyaya. Self reflection in an anti-racist practice is exhausting. It is so much easier to buy a bumper sticker than have to constantly ask oneself: Am I being racist? With patience, kindness and honesty with ourselves we can have the courage to face these patterns and make some change towards equality in our society.

Patrick Moore
September 18 2019

Hell yes…all of this. I did a steady ashtanga practice for seven years. Never was my whiteness challenged, or my privilege. Mostly it was just reinforced along with cultural appropriation. But hey, as long as you don’t eat meat or dairy, and have strong bandhas you can vote for Trump.

Patrick Moore
September 18 2019

Hell yes…all of this. I did a steady ashtanga practice for seven years. Never was my whiteness challenged, or my privilege. Mostly it was just reinforced along with cultural appropriation. But hey, as long as you don’t eat meat or dairy, and have strong bandhas you can vote for Trump.

Kerri Knapp
September 01 2019

Sonia- I’ve loved following you on this journey via social media and am eager to pick up a copy! My kindest thoughts are with you!

April
August 30 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. I, too, have wanted to focus more on teaching philosophy rather than asana, but didn’t think anyone would get it. We’ve got different reasons, yet they are still similar. So glad to know I am not alone.

Radhe Lesny
August 30 2019

Thank you for your openness and honesty about the devastation of racism Sonia.
I am so grateful and deeply admire the work you are doing to wake us all up.

Parvati
August 29 2019

Hari OM Soniaji

Thank you for dedicating your life to enlightening the world about what most of us are blind to with the use of the Yamas and Niyamas. We all need more of this. We face this together. We change the world by changing ourselves together. I look forward to hearing you speak in September. Bless you sister

kim bradle
August 29 2019

Everything you write inspires and motivates me, to be a better person, to keep loving the world despite the madness, to keep doing the work. Thank you Sonia.

Abby Dye
August 29 2019

Hey Sonia. I love this post. It’s very honest and captures a lot of what I have been struggling with. XO Abby

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