Resources in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Healing

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Psychotherapist Ralph Steele and I are working independently this year in support of our visions of inclusion and healing. I warmly recommend Ralph’s courses. His next group Embodying Emotions with Somatic Meditation begins January 11th, 2023. His center, The Life Transition Meditation Center is working on a new project with military veterans. Ralph Steele (US Army Veteran) and Debbee Maraglio-Lynn (US Navy Veteran) are leading the organization of this Veteran Meditation Retreat planned for October, 2023.

The Ayurveda Polarity Therapy & Yoga Institute’s Mission is to offer accessible and sustainable trainings in Ayurveda, Polarity Therapy, and Yoga. Within a container of learning, we hold space for inclusive, diverse, equitable, and innovative participation and perspectives.

Other Resources to Explore outside of APTYI

Resmaa Menakem’s book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies offers a powerful body-centered approach to healing for all bodies. Highly recommended.

adrienne maree brown is a writer, teacher, and activist. Her book, Emergent Strategy, is one I keep close at hand for major inspiration and clear thinking. Highly recommended.

Kelley Nicole Palmer is one dynamic-in-her-body teacher who’s catalyzed my awakening process about accessibility and being true to oneself and one’s path. Here are some ways to connect with her.

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association promotes the creation of healthy change around diversity, equity, inclusion within NAMA and our Ayurvedic community. Find out more here.

Accessible Yoga Association has classes, podcasts, newsletters, interviews. They’re doing fine work.


Image figures thanks to Ralph Steele. Bowl design thanks to Carol Cooper-Fahrenkrug.