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S2 EP14 Tejal Patel | How to play the long game with yoga & social justice?

a Curious Yogi

“There’s always someone looking for help, whether we notice it or not. I think that we don’t need to create a reality separate from the actual reality.”

Such a meaningful conversation today with Tejal Patel, a first-generation Indian American yoga teacher, writer, podcaster, and community organizer. Tejal aims to educate and empower individuals and groups worldwide to practice yoga holistically and through a social justice equity lens.


➖ 14:10 Yoga is not a gift given to the world, it’s a relationship

➖23:31 Cultural appropriation vs appreciation

➖32:51 Social justice and yoga are intrinsically linked

➖37:21 What to do with our discomfort?

➖44:21 How you can take action and join larger collectives

➖46:00 Lululemon’s negative climate impact

Tejal can be found organizing and teaching at the revolutionary Tejal Yoga online studio, a primarily South Asian teacher-led yoga community focused on social justice actions and authentic, culturally rooted spiritual practices:

Also mentioned in the episode is &

Connect with Tejal on IG: @tejalyoga

This discussion is filled with practical ways we can all begin to examine the inequalities in the communities and systems we’re a part of, along with many tangible pathways to taking action right now. Tejal’s clarity, conviction and well-spoken wisdom will leave you with much to consider.

In oneness,


Thanks for listening!

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About Bobbi

I'm Bobbi, a very curious yogi! I’m also into exploring nature all around the world, creating epic vegan feasts, and apart from being on my yoga mat, I’m happiest when I’m disco dancing my way back to the 70’s!



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