Laughing River Yoga recently offered a staff-wide training hosted by the Pride Center VT*, around how to create spaces that are inclusive for the LGBTQ community.
Pieces of this work include looking at our own belief systems and asking “Is this true?”, allowing ourselves to feel discomfort, continuing conversations, and using more conscious language. Not only is this a way to create a more inclusive space, but it also questions our programmed beliefs around gender and sex. To us, this is the yoga. From the training it’s clear that there is a lot more room for ambiguity, for not needing to fit everything into a neat category, that allows people to be as they are.
*The Pride Center is located next to August First Bakery. It is dog friendly and has a 3,000 book library. You are welcome to drop-in at anytime, learn about the center, and peruse the library.