season 3


Cultural Appropriation in Modern Yoga with Susanna Barkataki

In this episode we talk to Susanna Barkataki about Cultural Appropriation in Modern Yoga. This is a subject that has arisen regularly in conversation with our guests and Susanna is well placed to talk about this subject. She believes we can all work together to embrace yoga to create a fully inclusive and diverse yoga community. Not just a teacher, Susanna is an inclusivity promoter and a yoga culture advocate. She offers us a beautiful mantra 10 minutes into the episode too.

Susanna Barkataki is an Indian yoga practitioner in the Shankaracharya tradition and author of #1 New Release and International Bestseller in Yoga in November 2020 with her book, ‘Embrace Yoga’s Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice’.

Susanna supports practitioners to lead with equity, diversity, and yogic values while growing thriving practices and businesses with confidence. She is the founder of Ignite Institute for Yogic Leadership and Social Change and runs 200/500 Yoga Teacher Training programs.

Susanna is on a mission to offer equity based educational training to help yoga practitioners cultivate a yogic mindset to become yoga leaders and preserve the deep authentic yoga tradition for future generations while activating positive social change now.

She is an E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist with International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). With an Honors degree in Philosophy from UC Berkeley and a Master’s in Education from Cambridge College, Barkataki is a diversity, accessibility, inclusivity, and equity (DAIE) yoga unity educator who created the ground-breaking Honor {Don’t Appropriate} Yoga Summit with over 10,000 participants.

Learn more and take her complimentary masterclass to embrace yoga’s roots without appropriation:

Connect with SusannaBarkataki
Instagram: @susannabarkataki