Accessible Yoga Association Community Forum


Asian & Pacific Islander (API)
Communities & Yoga 

 for CEUs through Yoga Alliance & IAYT.
Replay will be made available for those who cannot attend live. Captions available.

Organized around a monthly theme, our monthly programs offer professional education for making yoga accessible to under-resourced and underserved communities as well as addressing other obstacles to accessibility. For May, our programming will include a 2 hour Community Forum. We also offer podcasts, newsletters, social media posts, and blog posts related to our monthly themes. 

Continuing Education

Learn about the impacts of white supremacy on spiritual traditions & the experiences of API yoga teachers.


Build community understanding of allyship and the importance of uplifting South Asian voices in yoga.


Learn together and meet other yoga teachers who are making anti-racism and cross-cultural solidarity part of their practice.

May 2022: API Communities & Yoga

Community Forum

Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Communities & Yoga

Featuring Raudhah RahmanMeesha Sharma &Raeeka Yassaie, hosted by Colin Lieu

Friday May 13th, 2022

1:30pm-3:30pm PDT (Los Angeles)
4:30pm-6:30pm EDT (New York)
(Replay available for registrants)

(Convert to your local timezone)

*The first 90 minutes of our Community Forum will be a panel discussion and Q&A with our presenters. We'll then host a 30 minute community 'mixer' where you can stay to network and connect with fellow community members.

This month, join Raudhah Rahman, Raeeka Yassaie, Meesha Sharma, and host Colin Lieu for an integral conversation about yoga and Asian/Pacific Islander (API) communities.

Panelists will share from their personal and professional experiences as teachers and practitioners of yoga carrying various cultural lineages, unpacking the impact traditional branding has had on spiritual ‘culture', how we communicate about equity across cultural and linguistic differences, and how API community members are finding their voices and sharing their stories. They will also discuss the ways that whiteness and white supremacy culture seeks to divide and even pit Asian and Pacific Islander communities against one another, what it means to practice allyship or become an accomplice within BIPOC communities, and the importance of uplifting South Asian voices in yoga.

With attention paid to the various intersections of race, gender, and queerness, panelists will also offer practical advice for yoga teachers, and particularly those of API descent.

The panel discussion will last 90 minutes, including some time for audience questions. Participants are invited to stay on after the panel concludes for a 30-minute social mixer and networking session, with the opportunity to share their own experiences and meet other community members whose work centers, supports and uplifts API communities.

We are offering FREE registration for this event.

Register for FREE (All Welcome)
 If you'd like to make an optional donation to support the programming that the Accessible Yoga Association (which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) offers, tiered pricing registration options are also available below.
We also offer a Discounted Bundle option to attend all three events (Workshop, Class, and Community Forum) 

Community Forum

Community Rate

(optional donation, or register for FREE via button above)


Community Forum

Sustainer Rate

(optional donation, or register for FREE via button above)


Community Forum
Supporter Rate

(optional donation, or register for FREE via button above)


Committment to Financial Accessibility & Ambassador Program

We recognize that financial barriers to access are just as real as physical ones. As an organization committed to equity and promoting financial accessibility, we offer free registration for our Community Forum events, with three pricing tiers for optional donations to support our 501(c)(3) non-profit Organization and our future community programming.

Accessible Yoga Ambassadors are invited to attend ALL of our scheduled programming for FREE. If you would like to attend multiple Accessible Yoga Associate events in 2022, becoming an Ambassador offers you the best price. Sign up today to make your first monthly or annual sustaining contribution to Accessible Yoga (as low as $9/mo. or $108/yr.) and immediately gain access to the free registration link OR register for a single event (below).

Current Ambassadors should log in to their Ambassador dashboard to access their special registration link.

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