Tejal Patel (she/her) is the Founder of Tejal Yoga and one of our Spring 2021 Impact Grant recipients. Learn more about her work and support.
I am so excited about opening up more opportunities for South Asian yoga and mindfulness teachers to do their thing! To be seen and heard and to offer education in deeply rooted, authentic, and traditional ways!
The momentum! We are creating programs for deep, rich and nuanced education and people are enjoying what we have to offer! They are sharing with their friends and having conversations in ways we could only have dreamed about.
To all the beautiful, brown yoga teachers and students that feel lost or disconnected to their own culture of yoga. To all the people that feel underrepresented and not included in how modern yoga is being offered.
Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris and Mindy Kaling! Amazing leaders that signify that anything is possible!
Currently working through Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown, Embrace Yoga's Roots by Susanna Barkataki, Love and Rage by Lama Rod Owens. Always vibing on You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh and salt. by Nayirrah Waheed.
How dominant culture affects who gets chosen and elevated in wellness and how the referral loop is actually racist.
I schedule time for wellness! Using my calendar to block off times to restore balance has worked really well for me. I've also realized my need for deep rest and alone time and have started planning for those periods.
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