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Local Yoga Studio Criticized
updated: Sep 04, 2013, 10:00 AM
By Samantha Caldwell
While perusing my Facebook page this morning, I stumbled upon a posting by a local yoga studio,
Power of Your Om. Their post stated:
"It ain't no fun, if the homies can't have none" with a link to their "ghetto fabulous" class. You can view
their class description here.
I understand that the yoga studio is using different musical genre's for their class, but I hope they
realize how blatantly racist this is. Thank you to the various people in our local community who
immediately called them out on their Facebook page. You can view the responses
After a little more research I discovered an article that was posted on a national website about our town
and this studio. Apparently the owner has apologized for this class stating:
"Thank you all for the eye-opening discussion and I do apologize for offending anyone - those of
you that commented, emailed, and anyone else for that matter. The class happened and we are doing
other themed classes in the future that may include various types of music/genres and we have made
note to focus on the music versus singling out any group of human beings that has the potential to
offend others as that was not the intention. I can see how it could be offensive and we do apologize for
offending you or anyone."
You can read the full article here. It's a shame that this small business is making our entire
town look ignorant. I sincerely hope they canceled that class and will be more aware in the future.
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