Interview with Susanna Barkataki: “The Real Goal of Yoga is Sovereignty”

We had the pleasure to talk with Susanna Barkataki about her last book Embrace Yoga’s Roots. Barkataki is famous in the United States for promoting a decolonized and inclusive yoga practice. She emphasizes on how cultural appropriation, trauma and racism drove yoga traditions underground. Here we talk about how to make yoga a more freeing practice, how creativity can be a response to oppression and how to build more inclusive systems in or out of the White centered patriarchal and capitalist society we live in.