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028. Power In Balance

Season #1 Episode #28

Episode 28: Power In Balance

In Episode 28 Jivana Heyman sits down with Susanna Barkataki. Susanna supports yoga practitioners to lead with equity, diversity and yogic values while growing thriving practices and businesses with confidence. She is founder of Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute and runs 200/500 Yoga Teacher Training programs. Jivana and Susanna have an in-depth conversation about the philosophy and history of the yoga and social justice movements of India. This conversation explores lessons and takeaways from the traditions, practices, and movements of yoga to bring social justice and advocacy to the forefront of our wellness spaces. 

This week hear more about:


  • How Susanna started piecing together her recently released book through, essays, articles, interviewing her family and community
  • How social justice and yoga have always been connected practices for Susanna
  • The importance of seeking social justice and activism as a part of yoga more and more 
  • How important service is in the tradition of yoga 
  • How non-violence and service led social justice movements in India’s fight for liberation
  • How Ghandi and others modeled service and social justice as major part of the traditions of this practice 
  • How Susanna learned about movements and service during her time living in India
  • How ancient texts, like the Yoga Sutras, gives us inspiration for social justice