Supporting Indigenous Wellness + Healing Work Through Movement + Knowledge Sharing
As an indigenous/ native owned and operated entity, we acknowledge and honor our home land in Minnesota, Mni Sóta Maḳoce meaning "the land where the waters reflect the skies". After the U.S.-Dakota war in 1862, our people the Mdewakanton, Sissetonwan, Wahpetonwan, and Wahpekute the were violently forced to relocate to into new regions or hide. We share our stories and our knowledge throughout our practices and conversations we have with those we work with.
Look to see what Native land you're on: https://native-land.ca/
We honor and acknowledge the origins and sacred practice of yoga. This is expressed within our classes and conversations with the community. Yoga's origins can be traced to northern India over 5,000 years ago and first mentioned in ancient sacred texts called the Rig Veda. The Bhagavad Gita (which translates to “the song of the lord”) is a scripture of yogic philosophy written between 400 BC and 200 CE. Another reference is The Yoga Sutras, as yoga is described as an eight-fold path to reach enlightenment, written between 400 BC and 200 BC by Patanjali.
Indigenous Lotus follows and supports the following to name a few:
Yoga is Dead Podcast - Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/yogaisdeadpodcast
Susanna Barkataki - https://www.susannabarkataki.com/
Acharya Shunya - https://www.acharyashunya.com/
Tejal + Jesal - https://tejalyoga.com/ , https://www.yogawallanyc.com/
abcdyogi - https://www.abcdyogi.com/
Victoria Marie, Wáčhiŋhiŋ Máza Wíŋyaŋ (Iron Plume Woman)
+ Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate +
Owner of Indigenous Lotus
Certified 500-hour + 300-YT Yoga Instructor
Buti Yoga Instructor Certified
Primal Flow Instructor Certified
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leader
300 YTT Student (Susanna Barkataki)
Abortion Doula Cohort Member
Ayurvedic Health Counseling Student
+ Oglala Lakota Oyate +
Licensed Mental Health Professional
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