Dancing for Life with Sumora
Yoga is an incredibly empowering barefoot activity.
It’s one of the few formal athletic disciplines in the West that is done barefoot. We continue to explore how such a quiet and unorthodox activity has given positive energy to so many people. Yoga in the West is practiced mostly by women. Almost Barefoot explores the journey of women today and how Yoga has helped them become empowered.
(left) Sumora solutes the ocean in a spiritual dance (right) Sumora performing a Belly Dance
Yoga Teacher and Belly Dancer Sumora spoke to us this week to give us some perspective. Sumora is a business owner, mother, wife and a strong feminist with a very unique perspective.
She loves to go barefoot in the snow, and given how much snow her home state is getting, that's a good thing!
This is contribution is part of an ongoing series called Barefoot and Powerful, where we explore how being barefoot on a Yoga mat is empowering to women.
|Sumora, as she is well-known by her students in Massachusetts, a.k.a. Susan Sumora Morgaine Stanley|
Before you began doing Yoga, did you go barefoot very often?
When did you start practicing Yoga?
What made you decide to teach it?
As a Yoga teacher, you’re a woman who not only has the power of authority also the ability to empower others. What’s one way you encourage your students to empower themselves?
What’s an empowering message you would offer to women and girls?
The Yoga community has also been very welcoming to men. How can we continue to make sure that the Yoga community remains a place where women can empower themselves and have it still be as open as it is today?
Add something else that is your unique thought on this discussion……
Thank you, Sumora!