Scott and fellow Ashtanga yoga teacher Kino Macgregor has an open, honest and heartfelt conversation about Covid-19, the year of the pandemic and how it affected their yoga communities.
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Scott and Kino talk about their own personal experiences around the global pandemic. They talk about the divisions that have become apparent within the yoga community as a result of the pandemic, the danger inherent in confining ourselves to our own online echo chambers, and the potential for healing by learning to listen to each other in these fraught and fragile times.
Links to topics covered in the conversation:
- Kino’s vaccination Instagram post on 23rd April 2021.
- Kino’s response to the above Instagram post on 23rd April 2021
- Jo Herman’s long covid articles in The Guardian
About Kino Macgregor
With over 1 million followers on Instagram and over 500,000 subscribers on YouTube and Facebook, Kino MacGregor is one of the world’s most recognisable yoga teachers.
She is a Miami native and mango enthusiast. A sought-after yoga teacher, she has written four books and has produced six DVDs on Ashtanga yoga. She is the founder of Omstars, and co-founder of the Miami Life Center.
A dedicated Ashtanga student, she was Certified to teach the method by Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. She continues to study in Mysore with her teacher Sharath, and is dedicated to sharing Ashtanga yoga with practitioners all over the world.
Kino’s international schedule includes classes, privates, workshops and retreats. You can find out more about Kino’s teaching schedule here.
I reached out to Kino after seeing her address the negative comments she received after being vaccinated. I’ve personally wanted to have this particular conversation all year. To be able to have it with Kino, one of the most recognisable yoga teachers in the world and someone who is as passionate about this incredibly important issue as I am, felt really valuable. I hope this conversation helps to create more dialogue in the yoga world as we move forward from the pandemic…
Scott Johnson – May 2021
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