30: Expanding Your Lens with Guest Teacher Crystal McCreary

Crystal McCreary has a true teacher’s heart and if you aren’t already familiar with her work I am so excited to introduce you to her on today’s episode!  Crystal has taught yoga and mindfulness since 2007. She is committed to creating and holding safe spaces for people to connect, heal, learn, and build resilience in a world that often takes relentless hold of our bodies, minds, and hearts.

Crystal leads 100-hour kids yoga and mindfulness teacher trainings for Little Flower Yoga and Bent On Learning, and facilitates trauma-informed yoga for court-involved youth in juvenile detention centers with Lineage Project. Crystal implements yoga programs in New York City Schools, youth development organizations, and in corporations committed to cultivating sustainable and compassionate work environments.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Crystal came to her teaching path a bit reluctantly.
  • About the work Crystal has done with with teachers and professionals who support communities who suffer from trauma.
  • Some examples of things yoga teachers might do that either create obstacles or foster a loving connection with diverse student populations.
  • Us talk about the major barriers to people of color (or differently abled or LGBTQ or, or) becoming yoga teachers and opening yoga studios.

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