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Wellness Glow Up Podcast

Apr 13, 2020

In this episode, Kayla chops it up with Constanza Eliana Chinea!

Constanza (She/Her) is a Latinx certified Yoga Instructor who has a total of 10 years of experience in the industry and over 300 hours of training in Yoga, trauma, and anti-racism. She began teaching and consulting after noticing a need for diversity and representation in the industry. She now teaches Yogis and entrepreneurs how to decolonize their practice, create equity for teachers of color, and build inclusive spaces in the community.

She has been featured in Voyage LA Magazine and The Rising Woman Project. She is the creator of trainings like Embody Inclusivity and Unpacking Spiritual Bypass, and is the host of WOC Spill the Tea, a women of color panel discussing politics, social justice, and anti-racism.

Constanza Eliana grew up in Puerto Rico until her family moved when she was 7 years old to Illinois, just 3 hours south of Chicago. The culture shock, having to adapt, and assimilate quickly created childhood frustration and trauma, having experienced racism and sexism. It was this first hand experience that led her to decolonization work and unpack her own internalized oppression.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How she navigated a new culture after immigrating to the US and beginning her Yoga practice as a way to heal the wounds of her experiences
  • Her POV of the yoga industry - how it's causing harm, and how we can make this practice more equitable
  • What to look for in yoga studios, and how to bring up concerns to bring them into deeper integrity.
  • Constanza's experience, expertise, and insights into anti-racism and creating diverse spaces.
  • Why she believes in the importance of womxn of color needing to see themselves represented and valued in all spaces.
  • And so much more!

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