So woke: White Seattle womyn teaching “Undoing Whiteness” yoga class

Yoga instructor Laura Humpf

You white folk ready to get “woke” while in a yoga class?

Ready to unpack the harmful ways white supremacy is embedded in your body, mind and heart? Ready to embody an approach to racial and social justice? Ready for a spiritual community where oppression and privilege can be addressed with compassion and honesty?

Well, if you live in the Seattle area you are in luck! There’s a new yoga class at Rainier Beach Yoga entitled, “Undoing Whiteness,” to help you achieve these goals. From the Rainier Beach Yoga web site:

In this class we will:

have a discussion around the pathology of whiteness and how contemplative practices can be supportive tools to navigate looking at our conditioning with fierce compassion

practice tools of embodiment to understand how this lives not only in our psyches but also in our physical bodies

meditate to understand how the mind is affected by whiteness, as well as how the mind can be a tool to counteract whiteness with awareness and humanity

share an action we plan to commit to in order to support our desire for racial justice in our communities
Use Shelly Tochluk’s book Witnessing Whiteness as a guide for our work. Reading is recommended, but not required.

Why “undoing” whiteness?

There has been a call for white people to name our whiteness for decades now, and this is an opportunity for white folks to face our socialization under white supremacy and how it shows up in the body, mind, emotions, relationships and all social systems. Facing whiteness is about being in process with the implicit and explicit norms that maintain white supremacy, and this exploration is to discover and bring awareness to how those norms operate within and around us.

Interrogating whiteness means that we no longer hide from the conditioning of whiteness, and we name and take responsibility for the ways white supremacy advantages and dehumanizes us.

Why are you doing this work in a gentrifying neighborhood?

Gentrification is one of the most destructive ways white supremacy is currently operating. Here is a list of ways white people like me can work towards repair:

Support POC-owned businesses
Get to know people of color in the neighborhood.
Support POC teachers
Support POC caucus space
Do not interrupt or question the need for POC caucus space
Learn about the impacts of gentrification
Offer reparations
Offer free or low rent
Hire people of color and pay a living wage

Rainier Beach Yoga is committed to these actions. It is clear these actions will not end gentrification as this is a systemic issue that needs to be addressed systemically.

Read all about understanding and confronting your whiteness in a yoga class here.

h/t Twitchy

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Dr. Eowyn
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Yet another reason (besides the overt or covert Hinduism) not to do yoga: What does yoga have to do with whiteness or any race?

William
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William

“There has been a call for white people to name our whiteness for decades now,” Really? I must have missed the call. I’ll have to check my voicemail. I think she means (((call))) in any case. Rarely do we have the opportunity to read such virtue-signaling gibberish. This could have been in the Onion. Here in the Berks we have Kripalu Institute, where you can develop yoga practices for cultivating sacredness in your stock portfolio. More pragmatic. But all yoga practices ultimately lead to Satan. Laura Humpf (God really does have a sense of humor) appears to be undoing femininity… Read more »

bob
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bob

white people who hate being white have a mental illness.

Lana
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Lana

” this is an opportunity for white folks to face our socialization under white supremacy and how it shows up in the body, mind, emotions, relationships and all social systems. ” Doesn’t that sentence sound completely like a mental pathology that would destroy a person. Sure lady… Her last name sounds a lot like Drumpf. It is German and could possibly be (((German))). Who else but a tribe member would have the audacity to teach this crap? Sounds like another Noel Ignatiev to me. If she is truly a White person herself, then she belongs in the loony bin as… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Maybe she should learn to speak “Jive”, or Yiddish.

Lana
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Lana

Exactly.
I’m so tired of these dirt bags.

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

They want racial tolerance and equality? They should quit throwing them all together where their every difference is magnified, and leave each to their own nation to succeed, or fail, with out being able to deflect blame. There are a number of theories for the differing races, but I consider they can all be traced to the will of the Lord him self, as it was by his command mankind was scattered through out the earth, to hinder [A]nother ‘one world order’. It is apparent what the powers that be want, is to create one single race, with no discernible… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

This is all part of the method. It’s that old “cognitive dissonance” thing. They stir up trouble then blame you for hitting them back first.

Lana
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Lana

I took a closer look at that photo of the loser. Look at that neck! It’s as thick as her head. Looks like a guy. Also noticed Womyn spelled with a Y. That’s the way lesbiatics refer to themselves.

Dr. Eowyn
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Indeed. What a neck! Is it goiter or just obesity?

William
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William

Weight training

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

This stuff is just plain dopey! I cannot imagine that any intelligent white person would give of their time, or money to pursue such nonsense.

William
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William

After a re-read, “the Pathology of Whiteness” jumped out at me. It’s just understood by the raging woke, a given. Astounding. If anyone still labors under the illusion that the Odor doesn’t want white European Christians eradicated from the face of the earth, the Pathology of Whiteness should disabuse you of that misconception. To them we’re a disease. Laura Humpf looks like a humorless, soulless interrogator for The Central Committee. Scary. Their website says all are welcome. I can imagine the scene if I popped in. Them: What are you doing here? Me: It says all are welcome. Them: But… Read more »

chemtrailssuck
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Hmm. Mmm. Uh, hey lady or whatever you are, get a life, will ya? Or maybe you don’t have enough to do with your time, go volunteer at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter instead. These people are so boring and pathetic.