We’ve paused, so we can listen better and learn more about the role we must play in the fight against systemic racism. We’re looking inward to better understand our role as part of the problem and the solution. In our mission to create a more diverse and inclusive culture within the movement community, we know we haven’t always gotten it right and we’ll make mistakes as we continue to learn and grow. Thank you to those offering to help with outreach, knowledge and experience. We deeply appreciate your input. Like so many, we’re eager to do more and welcome your suggestions and recommendations.

For those of you who have asked, here are some of the initiatives we’re taking at Body Harmonics to help effect change within our own business and our larger community (please continue to follow this page for updates or subscribe to one or more of our email publications so that we may keep you informed of our progress):

  • We’ll be launching a scholarship program for members of the BIPOC community this summer (this program was already in the works before the pandemic hit, and we’re actively working out the details which we’ll share publicly)
  • To build upon our existing internal anti-racism training, we’ll be hiring a diversity consultant and setting up an advisory board to assist us as we move toward a more inclusive community—from the inside out
  • We plan to do a better job of sharing the talents of Body Harmonics’ BIPOC community with the world. For example, we would like to feature on our website and social channels business owners, Pilates and movement teachers, health and wellness practitioners, influencers, community organizers, artists, etc. who are associated with Body Harmonics. If you’re a member of this community and would like to be featured on one or more of our online channels, please complete this online form. As we start to get responses, we’ll start sharing them. As we do, we hope you’ll join us in amplifying and supporting this community of multi-talented people and businesses

We know this is just a start and there’s far more to be done. We absolutely expect to be held accountable by our community in our promise to do more and be better.

Are you a member of the Body Harmonics BIPOC community?

Please help us to help raise your profile. Complete our online form.

Do you have ideas, questions or comments for us? Please let us know at: [email protected]

Check out these great resources

Community organizations supporting mental health and wellbeing in the BIPOC community

The well collective
Black Lives Matter Toronto
Black Women in Motion
New Leaf Yoga
Reclaim the Block
Honouring Indigenous Peoples
Inner City Youth Reach

Shows and videos

• 13th – Netflix
• American Son – Netflix
• Dear White People – Netflix
• Just Mercy
• When they See Us – Netflix
• Self Made – Netflix
• The Hate U Give
• Little Fires Everywhere
OWNSpotlight: Where Do We Go From Here

Books

• They Called me Number One – Bev Sellars
• White Fragility – Robin Diangelo
• How to be Anti-Racist – Kise Laymon
• Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
• Seven Fallen Feathers – Tanya Talaga
• I know why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
• Heavy: An American Memoir – Kiese Laymon

Podcast and Influencer Recommendations

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