Dear friends of 90 Monkeys,
90 Monkeys was created to help yoga teachers all over the world enhance their teaching skills and pass those on to their students.
Yoga means union and as such, that encompasses values such as inclusiveness, safety, freedom, generosity, and a celebration of diversity. We feel that these values are also consistent with the values of the United States.
We stand against the US administration’s actions on immigration.
We oppose the administration’s intentions and efforts to turn people against each other, and to demand compliance with their policies, without regard or respect for diverse political opinions.
Such authoritarian demand for compliance is the opposite of yoga, which encourages connection and unity without resorting to dogmatic conformity. We will not be silent on issues that threaten the values of yoga.
In December of 2016 we added the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU Nationwide) to our list of non-profit organizations to which we donate a percentage of our proceeds and we will continue to donate.
If you are from the USA, we encourage you to let your voices be heard, call and email your senators, and express your first amendment rights through peaceful protest, and to do so without delay. You can also make a donation to the ACLU to support them in their important work.
~ Amy Ippoliti, 90 Monkeys Co-Founder