Friend and bootcamper Julia Burgess is living through the unimaginable. Her 3 year old daughter Vivienne died last year of unexplained causes after she put her to bed. In her honor, Julia started Vivienne’s Joy Foundation – working to build a playground a neighborhood park in Saint Paul and raise awareness about and for the SUDC Sudden Unexplained Death in Children Foundation. Ten percent of all of my earnings will be donated to this important cause. Please consider donating.
It is my personal responsibility to make individual reparations* to people of color. If you are a person of color and would like to train with me or have a one on one SomaYoga session, please accept a 50% discount when you schedule with me. If you don’t feel like you would want this discount for yourself, please choose an organization, non-profit, or underwrite someone for a session, and I will remit payment/services.
*What reparations are NOT. If you are reading this as that I am assuming people of color cannot afford my classes and that I’m offering charity, you are missing my intent. Reparations are a recognition that for 300 years this country has oppressed and marginalized people of color. I am doing my small part to offer reparations in my corner of the world. If you’d like to learn more, I urge you to read more about this in the articles linked below.
Individual Reparation – Article by Michael Eric Dyson*
Michael Eric Dyson – Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
The Case for Reparations – Ta-Nahisi Coates
THINGS I LIKE
“White Spaces, Missing Faces” and “Antagonists, Advocates and Allies” by Catrice M. Jackson
“Women, Food and God” by Geneen Roth
“Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat” by Melissa Joulwan (try the czech meatballs!)
“Well Fed 2: MORE Paleo Recipes For People Who Love to Eat” by Melissa Joulwan
“It Starts with Food” by Melissa & Dallas Hartwig
Minnesota Running Trails by Kate Havelin
“Anatomy of the Spirit” by Caroline Myss
“Own Your Glow” by Latham Thomas
Metabolic Effect – Learn about food and how it works in your body.
Girls Gone Strong – A collection of incredible women from across the country who share the latest information on training, good eats, health and wellness.
The Church of St. Felicia and Alexis P. Morgan – Everything she rights and creates makes my heart and head expand. You can support her work here.
Wild Mystic Woman and Layla Saad – Deep, soulful, important work.
The Clothes Make The Girl – GREAT, whole food and really delicious recipes by the author of Well Fed.
More Social Less Media – A human exploration of presence in your life. Follow him on Instagram and enjoy his incredible pics too.
The Weight of the Nation – SUCH an important series of documentaries.
TED Talks & Videos
David Williams – How Racism Makes Us SICK. Such an important TED. Please watch.
Jill Bolte Taylor – My Stroke of Insight – Gahhh! SO GOOD.
Brene Brown – Listening to Shame – Gamechanger
Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability
Ron Finley – “Let’s grow some s*&t!”
Your Body May Shape Who You are – Amy Cuddy – So powerful. So true.
Robin DiAngelo – Deconstructing White Privilege
Talithia Williams – Own Your Own Body’s Data – Loved her approach to take responsibility for your own health using simple data.