Perennials Podcast
Episode 45: Belonging in Yoga with Khay Muhammad

Episode 45: Belonging in Yoga with Khay Muhammad

May 25, 2020

Khay Muhammad is a yoga teacher who deeply understands the importance of creating true inclusion and belonging in her classes -- for her students and for herself.

Khay and I talk about her childhood growing up in the city of Newark, New Jersey, spending long days with her father in Branch Brook Park and learning about her connection to nature. She also shares about her experiences taking yoga classes for the first time in Brooklyn during her early post-grad years, and why her first yoga class "sucked." Khay describes feelings of loneliness and being "othered" as a Black woman in many white-dominant spaces.

Khay also explains how she's found more freedom to bring her full self to her classes teaching virtually from her home. She speaks about how large societal and community issues, like violence against Black people in our country, are intimately connected to, not separate from, our yoga spaces and practices. 

You can learn more about Khay and today's episode on the Shownotes page.

Episode 44: Bonnets at Dawn with Lauren Burke and Hannah K Chapman

Episode 44: Bonnets at Dawn with Lauren Burke and Hannah K Chapman

May 1, 2020
Today's guests Lauren Burke and Hannah K Chapman are hosts of the podcast Bonnets at Dawn, which explores the lives, work and fandom of women writers from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Lauren and Hannah share some of the wisdom they've taken from the books and authors that they devote so much time to--authors like Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell and Louisa May Alcott.

You'll hear about how Lauren is drawn to the Brontës' treatment of women's rage, what Jane Austen taught Hannah about "never trusting false bitches," and why writing for money didn't make these women mercenaries. 
Learn more about today's guests and episode by visiting the Shownotes page. 
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