Who’s Afraid of the Big, Black, Male Yoga Instructor?

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Dancing Mind Pic 2 Teacher Training Fall 2014.

A few weeks ago I auditioned for a yoga instructor position at a fitness center that will remain nameless.  The experience left a pretty bad taste in my mouth (not about yoga, mind you), and it begs the question,

Would white women feel threatened by a big, black man as their yoga instructor?

Of course, such a question sounds upsurd in this day and age and given yoga’s true meaning.  Needless to say, that question lingered in my mind for a long time after my audition at this health club, and had me unrolling my yoga mat to release the anger that had slowly built up.  Even before the audition started, I had a funny feeling about how things would go.  At the end, that feeling was confirmed.

As I’m being interviewed by the health club’s fitness director in charge of hiring new instructors, she tells…

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