Here at Alanna Kaivalya/ The Kaivalya Yoga Method, we recognize that we are at a pivotal moment in our nation’s and world’s history where racial injustice discrimination in all of its forms is being called out for what they are–unacceptable. We realize that we all have our role in creating a world in which we all feel seen, safe, and valued for our unique identities and contributions. The Phoenix is a mythical bird that sets itself ablaze and burns down to ashes. Then, from those ashes rises a new bird–even more alive and beautiful than when it burned. This mythology resonates so much with our team in that we must reconcile and “burn” our own thoughts and practices of what “diversity” once meant, and lean fully into our purpose of preparing spiritual leaders of ALL backgrounds, and our practice compels us to stand in solidarity with the groups that are most underrepresented in wellness. This has been the impetus behind our Phoenix Rising Scholarship.
Our practice compels us as spiritual leaders to support access and healing to all communities–particularly those that are underrepresented in the wellness world. Our vision is to help remove barriers for underrepresented communities to the education and tools to become spiritual leaders.
Our continued pledge is to create accessibility and opportunities for communities that are underrepresented in yoga through scholarship programs, monetary support, opportunities to learn and grow, and candid feedback.
We must do our part to ensure that this practice reaches as many communities as possible. We must do our part to ensure that people across all identities: Black, Indigenous, People of color, Queer, Gay, heterosexual, trans, lesbian, those with disabilities, veterans, survivors of abuse thrive. We might not get it right 100% of the time, but we are committing to making change. We may make mistakes, but like the phoenix, may we all rise from our own ashes.
Alanna has joined Pledge 1%, a global movement to create a new
normal for companies of all sizes and stages to have a positive social impact through their business. Alanna is joining thousands of companies around the world who have committed to Pledge 1% of either their product, profit, equity, and/or staff time to a charity of their choosing. Alanna is proud to announce its commitment to donate 1% of net profits to various charities chosen by The Phoenix Rising Project Council
Alanna is proud to join the Pledge 1% community and encourages other companies to take the pledge and leverage their business as a force for good.
About Pledge 1%
Pledge 1% is a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur, company, and employee to be a force for good. Over 10,000 members in 100 countries have used Pledge 1%’s flexible framework to ignite half a billion dollars in new philanthropy. To learn more about Pledge 1% and to take the pledge visit www.pledge1percent.org
Every month, we offer a 50% scholarship for the 200-hour teacher training program to a member of each of these five communities:
- Disabled Persons
- Survivors of Abuse