Social Justice and Liberated Fitness with Sarah Merrifield


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Today's guest stands out from her peers as personal trainer and yoga teacher committed to social justice who uses liberated fitness to help clients escape from the dominant culture's oppressive version of fitness. Sarah's belief that the body should be moved in ways that feel good and that an obsessive focus on size is not health promoting, aligns perfectly with the liberatory message of the show. Her insights as a life long learner dedicated to research and learning to Do Better brings depth to the conversation of navigating appropriated spaces as a cis-queer woman with white skin.

This episode we discuss

🌈sharing yoga as a spiritual practice as an atheist

🌈making yoga and fitness accessible and inclusive

🌈recognizing that everything you need is within you

🌈applying activism and social justice to wellness

🌈finding a spiritual practice that supports you

🌈navigating cultural appropriation in faith spaces

🌈why we have to center the most vulnerable in our activism


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