Brogis Need to Recognize - #TimesUp in Yoga, Too

Given the patriarchal history of yoga and society, the predominance of women in yoga classes and the marketing efforts to entice men is not only profoundly ironic but indicative of changing gender dynamics. As universal concepts continue to be teased out of the dogmas, we are challenged to let go of deeply ingrained modes of communicating. While both men and women need to play a role in restoring mutuality, it behooves men to bear the greater burden.

I am nonetheless a white privileged male who has assumed a position of authority.

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J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, NY.  His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. Visit his website at jbrownyoga.com

Keepers of the Keys: Reimagining the Dynamic Duo

If you’ve ever worked in business you’ve probably noticed the overwhelming number of women in administrative positions.

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"I like to explore the intersection between emotion and business in the public-profit world. I have observed a natural tension in this space which leads to juicy and provocative conversations. I try to remain detached, stay open-minded, and play devil's advocate to seek and speak the truth."

TheEmoBiz lives in the forest with a spouse, toddler, and dog, has been working in business for over a decade, has a daily spiritual practice, and comes from a family of writers. Follow @TheEmoBiz on Medium and Twitter.
 

Business (and everything else) Needs Both: Wo/Men Win Together, Lose Together

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend SOCAP in San Francisco — a 3,000-person conference with over 100 sessions on social capital markets. A big theme was gender lens investing, or choosing investments based on gender equality rankings.

I consider myself a pretty committed feminist so I attended these forums with much excitement, anticipating the announcement of break-through approaches for uniting women and men once and for all.

Disappointment didn’t take long to set in.

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About The Author

The Emotional Businessist's picture

"I like to explore the intersection between emotion and business in the public-profit world. I have observed a natural tension in this space which leads to juicy and provocative conversations. I try to remain detached, stay open-minded, and play devil's advocate to seek and speak the truth."

TheEmoBiz lives in the forest with a spouse, toddler, and dog, has been working in business for over a decade, has a daily spiritual practice, and comes from a family of writers. Follow @TheEmoBiz on Medium and Twitter.
 

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02/01/2018
Given the patriarchal history of yoga and society, the predominance of women in yoga classes and the marketing efforts to entice men is not only profoundly ironic but indicative of changing gender... read more
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09/25/2017
If you’ve ever worked in business you’ve probably noticed the overwhelming number of women in administrative positions. According to the census, 96% of administrative assistants in 2010 were... read more
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04/23/2017
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend SOCAP in San Francisco — a 3,000-person conference with over 100 sessions on social capital markets. A big theme was gender lens investing, or... read more
Two people yoga pose palms up on knees
02/01/2018
Given the patriarchal history of yoga and society, the predominance of women in yoga classes and the marketing efforts to entice men is not only profoundly ironic but indicative of changing gender... read more
Close up of two chrome keys on white background.
09/25/2017
If you’ve ever worked in business you’ve probably noticed the overwhelming number of women in administrative positions. According to the census, 96% of administrative assistants in 2010 were... read more
Woman on pink background ignoring yelling man on blue background.
04/23/2017
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend SOCAP in San Francisco — a 3,000-person conference with over 100 sessions on social capital markets. A big theme was gender lens investing, or... read more