Episode 202: “I’m a Black Yoga Teacher in Appalachia” with Kristin Booker

Today’s guest is writer, illustrator, and yoga teacher Kristen Booker. For the past decade, Kristen has built a successful career as a freelance writer in New York — her work has appeared in Elle, Marie Claire, Refinery 29, Well+Good, and more. A year ago — just after finishing her yoga teacher training — Kristen returned to her hometown of Charleston, West Virginia to care for her aging mother.

On this episode, Kristen shares her experience of going home and teaching yoga in a part of the world that has more traditional values than she’s used to. While she’s quick to point out that racism (both overt and implicit) is not a location-specific problem, her experiences have given her insight, which she eloquently shares in today’s episode.

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