Protecting Feminine Spirituality
"Eradicate abuse of women in yoga: reclaim yoga as a tool for planetary healing and justice."
Uma Dinsmore-Tuli Ph.D., who literally wrote the book on womb yoga, has started a movement to help call out all the wrongdoers, and protect women (in any capacity,) in the yoga world. For far too long teachers, gurus and guides have used their position of authority to abuse women who often sought them out in order to study with and learn the beautiful ways of yoga in all its facets.
Join us, Uma, and all our sisters as we take back our power and use our voices to eradicate abuse within the yoga community and beyond.
This public awareness and education campaign will help you to determine who and what organization is not a reputable space to study with and give you the power to decide who is worthy of your energy, mental, and financial support. Use your voice, we hear you.
If you have experienced abuse from someone in the yoga community, please speak out. We will fight with you.
Follow this link to find out how you can be an advocate for those who need our support:
13 Warning Signs
"Noticing the signals helps to alert us to
patterns of abuse and to prevent future harms: sharing our stories, coming out of the
silence, connecting the dots, shows abusers that there are consequences. And that is
the path to protection." Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
1 DISRESPECT FOR ANY OTHER WAY
2 ELITISM AND CONTINGENT FLATTERY
3 SECRET TEACHINGS
4 ISOLATION OF DISSIDENTS
5 INNER CIRCLES AND POWER STRUGGLES
6 DISCIPLINE, COERCION AND PUNISHMENT
7 UNSUSTAINABLE IMBALANCES
8 RIDICULE, SHAME AND SILENCING
9 NO BOUNDARIES, NO CONSENT
10 PREJUDICE AND HYPOCRISY
11 OMNISCIENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND OMNIPOTENCE
12 ABDICATION OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
13 SPIRITUAL BYPASS: SEX, HARMING AND TRANSCENDENCE
9 Calls to Action
What can we do?
1 WITHDRAW FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM
ANY ORGANISATION OR INDIVIDUAL THAT
2 NOTICE WARNING SIGNALS: LEARN ABOUT BYSTANDERS AND BENEFICIARIES, SO YOU CAN HONOUR YOUR INTUITION
3 ASK QUESTIONS OF TEACHERS, TRAINERS,
GURUS, RETREAT AND STUDIO OWNERS
4 LISTEN TO THE SISTERS, SURVIVORS,
WHISTLEBLOWERS: TESTIMONY IS
5 SHARE WHAT YOU NOTICE: CALL OUT HARM AND CALL IN HELP.
6 REFUSE TO KEEP SECRETS
7 NAME NAMES, JOIN DOTS
8 CENTRE THE MARGINS, GATHER IN CIRCLES
9 DECOLONISE YOGA TO DISMANTLE
HARMFUL SYSTEMS OF OPPRESSION THAT