The Yogi Tree Center for Growth

The Yogi Tree Center for Growth

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Looking forward to my new yoga journey
Join "Ancient Light Tribe" Tomorrow @ "The Yogi Tree" for a Night of Healing, Releasing & Manifesting Abundance at all levels in your Life!
Full Moon Ceremony of SHAMANIC/REIKI & SOUND BATH!
Cultivate the love inside you and give it to another. In doing so you will give another the power to reflect back to you the truth you have been looking for. Learn how this morning at 9am. We are one! I love you all. See you shortly. If you are late come in anyway. 5 mins of Kundalini is better than no minutes.
Join us this morning for class at 10:30am Tuesday and 9am Friday to 'Invoke the Infinite Power of the Universe,' for a few more days. Almost 20 students have been practicing this kriya/meditation for the last 35 days. We are doing a 40 day meditation practice and the results the students are having are incredible. Do you want to learn how to heal your body, mind and spirit? Join us for a class soon. Sending so much love today and always, xoxoxo
Prenatal Yoga 12-1pm. Come and prepare the mind and body for your birth!
Good morning. Kundalini yoga at 10:30 today. Stepping into our Power!
Join us 1st & 3rd Tuesdays for a unique soundbath experience with a guided progressive relaxation/meditation, the Tambura, Bansuri bamboo flutes, 'solfeggio frequencies', & therapeutic humming ~~
Calling all pregnant mamas to Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga this morning 07/08/17 at 10:30-11:50am. This is a very emotionally heightened day with the full moon tonight. It is always a good idea to come back to the remembrance that you are always in the right place at the right time and you are so blessed to be bringing in a soul at this time.

The Yogi Tree Center for Growth is a unique studio that has built its foundation on inspiring students to live, learn and grow with vitality and purpose.

The Yogi Tree Center for Growth is a unique studio that has built its foundation on inspiring students to live live, learn and grow with vitality and purpose. We offer a variety of yoga including Kundalini & prenatal, pilates, and meditation classes, workshops, guest speakers, one on one sessions, screenings and community building activities to uplift, empower, and create a warm, family style envi

Operating as usual

05/27/2021

Open Mind/Growing Mind Kids Camp will nurture growth mindset ideals in a fun kid kinda way. Sometimes DIRECTLY through short discussion but mostly through the many experiential, fun activities we have developed to give your kids the best experience possible!

☀️Camp will take place outdoors in Burbank☀️

Week 1 – June 7-11 – Earth and Nature
Week 2 – June 14-18 – Fire
Week 3 – June 21-25 – Air Elements
Week 4 – June 28 – July 2 – Water

All weeks will incorporate yoga, dance, theater, games, arts and crafts, cooking and free play.

👉Energy Exchange:
Early Bird Price until May 30th – $200 per week
After May 30th – $250 per week

#camp #workshop #summer #kids #yoga #meditation #holistichealth #learn #grow #educate #growth #nature #mindfulness #community

05/20/2021

Open Mind/Growing Mind Kids Camp will nurture growth mindset ideals in a fun kid kinda way. Sometimes DIRECTLY through short discussion but mostly through the many experiential, fun activities we have developed to give your kids the best experience possible!

☀️Camp will take place outdoors in Burbank☀️

Week 1 – June 7-11 – Earth and Nature
Week 2 – June 14-18 – Fire
Week 3 – June 21-25 – Air Elements
Week 4 – June 28 – July 2 – Water

All weeks will incorporate yoga, dance, theater, games, arts and crafts, cooking and free play.

👉Energy Exchange:
Early Bird Price until May 30th – $200 per week
After May 30th – $250 per week

#camp #workshop #summer #kids #yoga #meditation #holistichealth #learn #grow #educate #growth #nature #mindfulness #community

Open Mind/Growing Mind Kids Camp will nurture growth mindset ideals in a fun kid kinda way. Sometimes DIRECTLY through short discussion but mostly through the many experiential, fun activities we have developed to give your kids the best experience possible!

☀️Camp will take place outdoors in Burbank☀️

Week 1 – June 7-11 – Earth and Nature
Week 2 – June 14-18 – Fire
Week 3 – June 21-25 – Air Elements
Week 4 – June 28 – July 2 – Water

All weeks will incorporate yoga, dance, theater, games, arts and crafts, cooking and free play.

👉Energy Exchange:
Early Bird Price until May 30th – $200 per week
After May 30th – $250 per week

#camp #workshop #summer #kids #yoga #meditation #holistichealth #learn #grow #educate #growth #nature #mindfulness #community

05/13/2021

We are beings of light, in the sense that we are, at our core, vibrating energy. When we are experiencing depression, trauma, or other negative energies - we might sense that there is no sparkle or light to life. Or a feeling that this light has been shut off, that we are living in a dull, slow, muggy darkness.

June’s Red Tent will be about into your Inner Light ✨

We as the divine feminine are one of the most important forces on the planet right now. Let’s come together to tap into our light, step into our light and learn how to shine bright on this planet.

Sign up at https://inlightencommunity.com/yoga/#classes

#redtent #yoga #meditation #womenshealth #community #spiritual

We are beings of light, in the sense that we are, at our core, vibrating energy. When we are experiencing depression, trauma, or other negative energies - we might sense that there is no sparkle or light to life. Or a feeling that this light has been shut off, that we are living in a dull, slow, muggy darkness.

June’s Red Tent will be about into your Inner Light ✨

We as the divine feminine are one of the most important forces on the planet right now. Let’s come together to tap into our light, step into our light and learn how to shine bright on this planet.

Sign up at https://inlightencommunity.com/yoga/#classes

#redtent #yoga #meditation #womenshealth #community #spiritual

05/07/2021

What do you do when the world shuts down for a year? You learn how to regenerate the land, grow the most nutrient dense foods and help support human healing!!!

We are launching the seed project for a unique and multi-faceted farm in urban Los Angeles. The seed project will create urban micro-farms in Los Angeles to support at-risk and foster youth. The larger farm project will be a place for at-risk and foster youth to learn to farm in urban areas, learn the importance of whole food nutrition, find mentorship, learn life skills, and have access to alternative therapies like equine therapy. Please consider donating to aid with this important education tool that will make a change. Your donation will feed a child both physically and emotionally!

I will personally keep every donor up to date on the success of this program.  Thank you for considering - every dollar helps! Thank you in advance and blessings.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/regen-urban-microfarms-for-atrisk-foster-youth?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

#farm #la #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #regen #sustainability #earth #environment #fosteryouth #community #cause #donate #charity #charityfundraiser

What do you do when the world shuts down for a year? You learn how to regenerate the land, grow the most nutrient dense foods and help support human healing!!!

We are launching the seed project for a unique and multi-faceted farm in urban Los Angeles. The seed project will create urban micro-farms in Los Angeles to support at-risk and foster youth. The larger farm project will be a place for at-risk and foster youth to learn to farm in urban areas, learn the importance of whole food nutrition, find mentorship, learn life skills, and have access to alternative therapies like equine therapy. Please consider donating to aid with this important education tool that will make a change. Your donation will feed a child both physically and emotionally!

I will personally keep every donor up to date on the success of this program.  Thank you for considering - every dollar helps! Thank you in advance and blessings.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/regen-urban-microfarms-for-atrisk-foster-youth?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

#farm #la #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #regen #sustainability #earth #environment #fosteryouth #community #cause #donate #charity #charityfundraiser

05/06/2021

We will gather at 8am-6pm each day to start off with a light breakfast and snacks Friday June 4th - Sunday June 6th at The Yogi Tree in Toluca Lake, CA. We will open our time together with a sacred circle of Reiki and healing and conclude at 6pm on Sunday, June 6th with our Reiki Master Closing Ceremony and an optional dinner out. During our three days together we will learn, grow, heal and connect. You will leave this intensive feeling empowered, linked to a supportive community and ready to be a healing force on our planet!
You already know that Reiki has the ability to heal mental, emotional and physical ailments.

Requirements for the Reiki for LYFE Master’s Course Certification (Must be fulfilled before you receive your certification)

Have a Reiki Level l and Level ll Certificate
Attend 2 Practitioner Nights
Complete 4 Treatment Sessions with completed Case Studies with at Least 1 Treatment Being a Distant Healing and the use of all Symbols
Receive 2 Full Reiki Treatments
Attend a Reiki Circle
Please contact us if you need help with these requirements
You can visit www.reikiforlyfe.com for more info on the Reiki For LYFE programs.

We will gather at 8am-6pm each day to start off with a light breakfast and snacks Friday June 4th - Sunday June 6th at The Yogi Tree in Toluca Lake, CA. We will open our time together with a sacred circle of Reiki and healing and conclude at 6pm on Sunday, June 6th with our Reiki Master Closing Ceremony and an optional dinner out. During our three days together we will learn, grow, heal and connect. You will leave this intensive feeling empowered, linked to a supportive community and ready to be a healing force on our planet!
You already know that Reiki has the ability to heal mental, emotional and physical ailments.

Requirements for the Reiki for LYFE Master’s Course Certification (Must be fulfilled before you receive your certification)

Have a Reiki Level l and Level ll Certificate
Attend 2 Practitioner Nights
Complete 4 Treatment Sessions with completed Case Studies with at Least 1 Treatment Being a Distant Healing and the use of all Symbols
Receive 2 Full Reiki Treatments
Attend a Reiki Circle
Please contact us if you need help with these requirements
You can visit www.reikiforlyfe.com for more info on the Reiki For LYFE programs.

05/06/2021

Eating is one of the most important things we do each day for our physical health and mental wellbeing. Let’s make a difference by providing at-risk and foster youth in Los Angeles with access to nutrient-dense, locally grown food while reducing carbon emissions and regenerating the planet. Help us with this mission and learn more at the link in our bio! 🌱

#farm #la #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #regen #sustainability #earth #environment #fosteryouth #community #cause #donate #charity

Eating is one of the most important things we do each day for our physical health and mental wellbeing. Let’s make a difference by providing at-risk and foster youth in Los Angeles with access to nutrient-dense, locally grown food while reducing carbon emissions and regenerating the planet. Help us with this mission and learn more at the link in our bio! 🌱

#farm #la #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #regen #sustainability #earth #environment #fosteryouth #community #cause #donate #charity

Mayan Elder Tata Pedro Emergency Hospitalization, organized by Gabriela Villacorta 05/01/2021

Mayan Elder Tata Pedro Emergency Hospitalization, organized by Gabriela Villacorta

We have been blessed to sit with Tata Pedro at The Yogi Tree. He could use our hep now... https://gofund.me/a58e3f86

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03/08/2021

Don't let Spring Break feel like another day. In these times, immerse your kids in a safe, fun interactive experience!

We have a unique and fun way of teaching cultural diversity, tolerance, embracing all religions and developing a love for self through our very own songs and stories. We will enjoy yoga and mindfulness practices, dance, theater, games, arts and crafts, cooking and free play throughout the camp program.

Visit https://inlightencommunity.com/events/open-mind-growing-minds-kids-camp/ for more details.

#ReclaimSpringBreak #theyogitree #losangeles #kidcamps #springbreak

Don't let Spring Break feel like another day. In these times, immerse your kids in a safe, fun interactive experience!

We have a unique and fun way of teaching cultural diversity, tolerance, embracing all religions and developing a love for self through our very own songs and stories. We will enjoy yoga and mindfulness practices, dance, theater, games, arts and crafts, cooking and free play throughout the camp program.

Visit https://inlightencommunity.com/events/open-mind-growing-minds-kids-camp/ for more details.

#ReclaimSpringBreak #theyogitree #losangeles #kidcamps #springbreak

03/02/2021

The Red Tent is a place for women to gather, connect and support each other in a positive, powerful way. We are in the middle of a deep dive into the four female archetypes that shape our Moon cycle, this month we will focus on the Mother Archetype.

The Mother, archetype is the giver of life. She is the one who gave birth to the stars, the planets, the suns, the moons, and our world. She is the protector and nurturer of the life force of the cosmos. She has the capacity for the immense expression of unconditional love, devotion and caring. Come expolre this aspect of feminity this Friday night...

By Donation

Sign up at theyogitree.com/classes

#redtent #soulsisters #womentogether #inlightencommunity #theyogitree #womenhealwomen #themaiden

The Red Tent is a place for women to gather, connect and support each other in a positive, powerful way. We are in the middle of a deep dive into the four female archetypes that shape our Moon cycle, this month we will focus on the Mother Archetype.

The Mother, archetype is the giver of life. She is the one who gave birth to the stars, the planets, the suns, the moons, and our world. She is the protector and nurturer of the life force of the cosmos. She has the capacity for the immense expression of unconditional love, devotion and caring. Come expolre this aspect of feminity this Friday night...

By Donation

Sign up at theyogitree.com/classes

#redtent #soulsisters #womentogether #inlightencommunity #theyogitree #womenhealwomen #themaiden

02/22/2021

Virtual Breathwork
Friday, Feb 26th 8:00 - 9:30 PM

Join us for an incredible journey with Natalie Holst in her Virtual Breathwork class.

To signup visit theyogitree.com/classes

#breathe #breathwork #openyourheart #freedom #theyogitree #inlightencommunity #losangeles #healthylifestyle #selfcare

Virtual Breathwork
Friday, Feb 26th 8:00 - 9:30 PM

Join us for an incredible journey with Natalie Holst in her Virtual Breathwork class.

To signup visit theyogitree.com/classes

#breathe #breathwork #openyourheart #freedom #theyogitree #inlightencommunity #losangeles #healthylifestyle #selfcare

02/16/2021

OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING QANON IN OUR COMMUNITY

Sat Nam and Namaste,

In light of recent events, I feel the need to make a statement about what this community stands for, what we stand up to, and our overarching belief system. In 2020, QAnon deeply infiltrated the spiritual community. The Yogi Tree and The INlighten Community do not support QAnon’s messages of hate, fear, and division.

QAnon is a complicated merger of conspiracy theory, live action role play (LARP) gaming, hate-group ideology, and targeted disinformation strategy. Most followers are largely unaware of these influences and stumble upon QAnon accidentally. They may not realize that QAnon is an extremist movement that spreads misinformation, confusion, and paranoia rooted in white nationalism, antisemitism, and anti-government sentiment. When the global pandemic hit, QAnon actors deliberately and strategically targeted the wellness communities by appealing to people’s interest in alternative health practices and mistrust of established institutions. Credible arguments can be made that QAnon is a cult with classic indoctrination techniques. The deadly violence that was perpetrated at the US Capitol on Jan. 6., 2021, included followers of the QAnon movement.

Read More…

In recent months, our concerns have grown stronger about the QAnon phenomenon in our community and we have had many conversations about its influence. As with all things, we believe that education and open discussion are key. The Yogi Tree and The INlighten Community strongly encourage engaging in tough conversations and holding space for learning and growing – but we do not support QAnon rhetoric in any way.

How has QAnon gained such traction? Two of the issues QAnon distorts – child abuse and human trafficking – are legitimate concerns, and many in the wellness community feel passionate about stopping them. You can tell the information you are getting is QAnon related if it includes pleas “to protect the children” mixed with QAnon anti-trafficking hashtags such as #savethechildren, #endsextrafficking, #eyeswideopen, #thegreatawakening, #dotheresearch, #followthewhiterabbit. (Be aware that these are only a few examples and there are many, ever-morphing buzzwords, codes, and hashtags associated with QAnon.) To effectively combat these horrible crimes, we ask that you avoid QAnon propaganda and instead work with reputable groups that have experience and need support like Children of the Night https://www.childrenofthenight.org/and Apne Aap https://apneaap.org/.

More generally, spiritual seekers are attracted to the idea of hidden and secret knowledge, and the existence of a grand cosmic plan. I firmly believe that this is a byproduct of the Guru culture and needs to be addressed through long-term reform and evolution of our spiritual understanding. We need to learn to balance intuition with critical thinking. Even the yogic scriptures talk about how important it is to discern information. In meditative experiences we can get caught up in images and thoughts that come to us. It is important to take those images and thoughts to pen and paper, then to contemplation, then to the logical mind for processing so we can have grounded vision. Without this process, we can become susceptible to the shadow side of magical thinking that amplifies fear, illusion, and panic.

QAnon also penetrated wellness spaces through anti-vaccination groups and has used the Coronavirus pandemic to spread misinformation and unproven theories presented as scientific fact. Therefore, we must specifically mention fears about vaccine safety and vaccine hesitancy, which are often distinctive from one another along cultural, socioeconomic, and racial lines.

It is healthy and natural to have questions about any medical treatment or procedure, regardless of its origin. If you are concerned about vaccine safety, examine the topic from many points of view to determine what is the right path for you. There are many reasons an individual cannot be vaccinated and those questions can be explored with medical and health practitioners who are grounded in peer-reviewed, scientific research relevant to the area of expertise in question. Vaccine hesitancy is a term most often used to describe the concern and skepticism among BIPOC communities and individuals over medical research and treatments. These communities have trauma from centuries-old exploitation of their bodies as the result of non-consensual government experiments. These also happen to be the communities most devastated by Covid-19.

Taking this context into consideration, it becomes clear that these questions and answers are complex and personal. Generalized promotion or demonization of vaccines or related issues by yoga teachers or wellness practitioners – regardless of personal education, background, or experience – is inappropriate and potentially harmful. We trust in the good faith of people in our community – yet we are painfully aware of the insidious and pervasive reach of QAnon and do not want anyone deliberately or unwittingly sharing these beliefs. Please notify me if you have concerns about any person or experience associated with the community.

We have much healing work to do together on many levels. Our community stands proudly behind discovering truth, children’s rights, women’s rights, and human rights. We believe that taking care of your body, mind and spirit is the most powerful preventative medicine on the planet. We believe that we are all one and that the awakening of our spiritual consciousness is essential for the evolution – and even the preservation – of humanity.

We also firmly oppose using these beliefs to commit any form of gaslighting, exclusion, or “othering.” We stand against spiritual bypass and the Guru culture. We reject the ableism that falsely sells dedication to yoga and wellness practices as perfect cure-alls for every physical, emotional, or mental condition. We endeavor to meet people where they are, not impose upon them where we believe they can or should be. We welcome people from all walks of life to come to a safe place to be heard, seen, and witnessed.

We are a collective that supports each person’s right to make informed decisions about their own bodies, medical care, and health care choices. We stand for social justice, personal and structural accountability, and working to become allies for BIPOC. We believe that education is the key to becoming a cohesive society that bridges gaps in culture, religion, race, socioeconomic backgrounds, and matters of sustainability on the planet. We believe it is imperative that we take the time to source credible information and sound ways of questioning all that we are exposed to in the news and on social media.

I care deeply about the yoga and wellness community and I am concerned about the individual and collective path forward. The Aquarian Age presents us with confusing and challenging times. A spiritual community or individual seeker’s deep desire to understand the complexity of life can make it vulnerable to nefarious influences. I don’t want to see anyone exploited or manipulated by guru culture or an organization that has its roots in white supremacy. Sharing sensational and exploitive posts that promote fear and suspicion only result in separation and elitism. Fear does not lead to freedom. Fear leads to isolation. We learn and grow most effectively in loving, supportive environments. The goal in yoga is to “yoke” or unite. So let’s unite in our commitment to promote a way of thinking and living that is clear-eyed and conscious, not seduced and mystified.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Lakhmi Chand Kelly

RESOURCES

If you would like to know more about this alarming marriage between alt-right conspiracists and the wellness world you can check out the podcast Conspirituality (available on Spotify, Apple, and other platforms).

You can learn more about peer-reviewed science here. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4975196/

If you are struggling with a friend or family member who you think may be under the influence of QAnon, you are not alone. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/children-of-qanon-believers_n_601078e9c5b6c5586aa49077

For more understanding of QAnon’s cult practices, check out Jim Stewartson on Twitter and his https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-thinkin-project or Steven Hassan’s Freedom of Mind project at https://freedomofmind.com/

OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING QANON IN OUR COMMUNITY

Sat Nam and Namaste,

In light of recent events, I feel the need to make a statement about what this community stands for, what we stand up to, and our overarching belief system. In 2020, QAnon deeply infiltrated the spiritual community. The Yogi Tree and The INlighten Community do not support QAnon’s messages of hate, fear, and division.

QAnon is a complicated merger of conspiracy theory, live action role play (LARP) gaming, hate-group ideology, and targeted disinformation strategy. Most followers are largely unaware of these influences and stumble upon QAnon accidentally. They may not realize that QAnon is an extremist movement that spreads misinformation, confusion, and paranoia rooted in white nationalism, antisemitism, and anti-government sentiment. When the global pandemic hit, QAnon actors deliberately and strategically targeted the wellness communities by appealing to people’s interest in alternative health practices and mistrust of established institutions. Credible arguments can be made that QAnon is a cult with classic indoctrination techniques. The deadly violence that was perpetrated at the US Capitol on Jan. 6., 2021, included followers of the QAnon movement.

Read More…

In recent months, our concerns have grown stronger about the QAnon phenomenon in our community and we have had many conversations about its influence. As with all things, we believe that education and open discussion are key. The Yogi Tree and The INlighten Community strongly encourage engaging in tough conversations and holding space for learning and growing – but we do not support QAnon rhetoric in any way.

How has QAnon gained such traction? Two of the issues QAnon distorts – child abuse and human trafficking – are legitimate concerns, and many in the wellness community feel passionate about stopping them. You can tell the information you are getting is QAnon related if it includes pleas “to protect the children” mixed with QAnon anti-trafficking hashtags such as #savethechildren, #endsextrafficking, #eyeswideopen, #thegreatawakening, #dotheresearch, #followthewhiterabbit. (Be aware that these are only a few examples and there are many, ever-morphing buzzwords, codes, and hashtags associated with QAnon.) To effectively combat these horrible crimes, we ask that you avoid QAnon propaganda and instead work with reputable groups that have experience and need support like Children of the Night https://www.childrenofthenight.org/and Apne Aap https://apneaap.org/.

More generally, spiritual seekers are attracted to the idea of hidden and secret knowledge, and the existence of a grand cosmic plan. I firmly believe that this is a byproduct of the Guru culture and needs to be addressed through long-term reform and evolution of our spiritual understanding. We need to learn to balance intuition with critical thinking. Even the yogic scriptures talk about how important it is to discern information. In meditative experiences we can get caught up in images and thoughts that come to us. It is important to take those images and thoughts to pen and paper, then to contemplation, then to the logical mind for processing so we can have grounded vision. Without this process, we can become susceptible to the shadow side of magical thinking that amplifies fear, illusion, and panic.

QAnon also penetrated wellness spaces through anti-vaccination groups and has used the Coronavirus pandemic to spread misinformation and unproven theories presented as scientific fact. Therefore, we must specifically mention fears about vaccine safety and vaccine hesitancy, which are often distinctive from one another along cultural, socioeconomic, and racial lines.

It is healthy and natural to have questions about any medical treatment or procedure, regardless of its origin. If you are concerned about vaccine safety, examine the topic from many points of view to determine what is the right path for you. There are many reasons an individual cannot be vaccinated and those questions can be explored with medical and health practitioners who are grounded in peer-reviewed, scientific research relevant to the area of expertise in question. Vaccine hesitancy is a term most often used to describe the concern and skepticism among BIPOC communities and individuals over medical research and treatments. These communities have trauma from centuries-old exploitation of their bodies as the result of non-consensual government experiments. These also happen to be the communities most devastated by Covid-19.

Taking this context into consideration, it becomes clear that these questions and answers are complex and personal. Generalized promotion or demonization of vaccines or related issues by yoga teachers or wellness practitioners – regardless of personal education, background, or experience – is inappropriate and potentially harmful. We trust in the good faith of people in our community – yet we are painfully aware of the insidious and pervasive reach of QAnon and do not want anyone deliberately or unwittingly sharing these beliefs. Please notify me if you have concerns about any person or experience associated with the community.

We have much healing work to do together on many levels. Our community stands proudly behind discovering truth, children’s rights, women’s rights, and human rights. We believe that taking care of your body, mind and spirit is the most powerful preventative medicine on the planet. We believe that we are all one and that the awakening of our spiritual consciousness is essential for the evolution – and even the preservation – of humanity.

We also firmly oppose using these beliefs to commit any form of gaslighting, exclusion, or “othering.” We stand against spiritual bypass and the Guru culture. We reject the ableism that falsely sells dedication to yoga and wellness practices as perfect cure-alls for every physical, emotional, or mental condition. We endeavor to meet people where they are, not impose upon them where we believe they can or should be. We welcome people from all walks of life to come to a safe place to be heard, seen, and witnessed.

We are a collective that supports each person’s right to make informed decisions about their own bodies, medical care, and health care choices. We stand for social justice, personal and structural accountability, and working to become allies for BIPOC. We believe that education is the key to becoming a cohesive society that bridges gaps in culture, religion, race, socioeconomic backgrounds, and matters of sustainability on the planet. We believe it is imperative that we take the time to source credible information and sound ways of questioning all that we are exposed to in the news and on social media.

I care deeply about the yoga and wellness community and I am concerned about the individual and collective path forward. The Aquarian Age presents us with confusing and challenging times. A spiritual community or individual seeker’s deep desire to understand the complexity of life can make it vulnerable to nefarious influences. I don’t want to see anyone exploited or manipulated by guru culture or an organization that has its roots in white supremacy. Sharing sensational and exploitive posts that promote fear and suspicion only result in separation and elitism. Fear does not lead to freedom. Fear leads to isolation. We learn and grow most effectively in loving, supportive environments. The goal in yoga is to “yoke” or unite. So let’s unite in our commitment to promote a way of thinking and living that is clear-eyed and conscious, not seduced and mystified.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Lakhmi Chand Kelly

RESOURCES

If you would like to know more about this alarming marriage between alt-right conspiracists and the wellness world you can check out the podcast Conspirituality (available on Spotify, Apple, and other platforms).

You can learn more about peer-reviewed science here. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4975196/

If you are struggling with a friend or family member who you think may be under the influence of QAnon, you are not alone. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/children-of-qanon-believers_n_601078e9c5b6c5586aa49077

For more understanding of QAnon’s cult practices, check out Jim Stewartson on Twitter and his https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-thinkin-project or Steven Hassan’s Freedom of Mind project at https://freedomofmind.com/

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Yoga Bliss Yoga Bliss
6218 W Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, 90045

Experience BLISS at our beautiful studio, offering heated vinyasa flow classes for all levels!

CARE-la CARE-la
10323 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, 90025

Psychological services to support pediatric OCD, 2e, giftedness and anxiety.

Ashtanga Yoga Nilayam Ashtanga Yoga Nilayam
2306 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, 90027

Traditional Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga, 6 days a week, taught by KPJAYI Certified teacher Noah Williams. No practice on Full and New Moon Days

Women for Women Women for Women
1535 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, 90035

We are Women for Women! We meet every Friday and as a virtual community to create, unite and empower each other.