Our Statement on the Violence at the U.S. Capitol
Firehouse Yoga condemns the assault on the U.S. Capitol, as well as those who took part, enabled, and encouraged it. There is no doubt that white supremacy is at the root of this violent coup attempt, and white supremacy must have no place in our society, our government, or our yoga practice. We cannot claim non-violence, truthfulness, and interconnectedness without standing up for equity and justice. We cannot cling to peace, love, and “good vibes only” while remaining silent about hate and oppression.
Yoga is political. It is more than physical exercise on our mat. It is a way of life and a set of values that we carry into our everyday lives. We will continue to speak out against white supremacy and continue to actively work for equity and justice.