Finding the intersection of healing and justice, particularly in the wellness and yoga world, is one of the central themes of this podcast. It was a delight and an honor to interview Kerri Kelly, founder of CTZNWell, and hear her thoughts on how we can do better in the capitalistic, culturally appropriative, high vibes obsessed yoga industry while not falling into the trappings of self-neglect and perfectionism. Enjoy!
Guests Featured On This Episode
Kerri is the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement to mobilize the wellbeing community into a powerful force for change. Her work was sparked on 9-11, when she lost her step-dad, a fireman, in the towers. She quickly discovered the power of mindfulness, not just as a tool for personal healing, but as a catalyst for collective change. Since then, Kerri has worked passionately to empower individuals, organize communities and fight for justice and wellbeing.
Kerri - a yoga teacher, coach and change-agent - is recognized across communities for her inspired work to bridge transformational practice with social change and politics. She’s been instrumental in translating the tools of wellbeing into practical application and social action in the public sector, working in collaboration with community organizers, spiritual leaders and policy makers. She sees public health as a civil rights issue and is committed to democratizing wellbeing for all people.
You can learn more about CTZNWELL at www.ctznwell.org.