Intercultural Yoga is provocative conversation, hosted by Raymond Reyes, Chief Diversity Officer. Yoga means “union” and is a practice to sustain mental and physical harmony with one’s cultural context. In these conversations, Reyes and guests provide an opportunity to breathe into new spaces of knowing, related to the intercultural encounter of “the other.”
“Culture is a way of life that allows us to walk the spiritual path with practical feet,” says Reyes.
Season 1 Episodes
Haley Wilson graduates in 2021 with a degree in business. Israel (“Izzy”) Carranza is an L3 law student at Gonzaga Law. Wilson talks of an awakening to the reality that people of color deal with the manifestation of microaggressions in daily life; Carranza brings up the distinct approaches of past leaders like Dr. King and Malcom X, who either worked within our current systems of justice or pushed against those systems that are inherently racist.
Following the Zoom “bombing” of the Black Student Union (Nov. 2020), Wilson and Carranza discuss the tensions between students’ demands for action over discussion, and the challenge of raising the consciousness of the whole campus community.