Setu is an inclusive yoga community where practitioners of different nationalities, races, gender identities, body types, and life stories are welcomed and respected.
Setu is people first. We promote yoga teachers through our website and social media accounts. We support teachers through in-person events that root our community in positive relationships. We make yoga accessible to people through our free online classes taught by diverse teachers.
Setu translates to ‘bridge’ in Sanskrit. You might recall it from yoga class, Setu Bandhasana, bridge pose. It’s a heart opener and requires a lot of strength. The same is true about our yoga community.
Setu is possible because of all the amazing teachers who have joined. Any teacher with 200+ hours of training can have a profile on our site.
We welcome you to join us in supporting inclusivity.
With love and peace,
The Setu team 💗
Libby has been passionate about creating thoughful community experiences since an early age - from volunteering with AmeriCorps, leading docent tours at the SFMoMA, running the Adobe Creative Residency, to founding Setu. After completing her graduate degree in art history, with a thesis on Kara Walker's A Subtlety, she realized the power behind effectively using mediums like art to address social issues. A few years later, she experienced a life impacting injury and drew dedicated to her yoga practice. Yoga helped her feel empowered in her body, when other things felt off. Seeing the value in this, she aims to make yoga more accessible for others.
Jake is a British designer currently living in New York with his wife and puppy. He is passionate about expressing creativity — from designing & building websites to his recent attempts at pottery.
Deepa Subramaniam has spent 15 years leading teams to build products with broad reach and impact. She has been a leader at numerous organizations including Kickstarter, Hillary for America, charity: water and Adobe. She champions data-driven design, achieving high-velocity in fast-paced environments, and building collaboration and joy into company culture.
Hillary keeps coming back to her mat to stay rooted and to practice centering in radical presence. To create a closer path to liberation and to create a path of love within her body. That is why she unrolls a mat no matter where she goes. Her vision for the world is one in which space for her community of sisters and brothers of color to thrive and be well is honored.
Loveis Wise is a Freelance Illustrator (& Capricorn lady) from Washington, DC now living in Philadelphia. She has illustrated for a few awesome clients such as Cartoon Network, Refinery29, BuzzFeed, Philadelphia Printworks, & Setu.
Eva Recinos is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in LA Weekly, VICE, Hyperallergic, Latina, Refinery29, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and others. She is less than five feet tall.
Christine is a designer and hand letterer from Manila, Philippines, currently based in San Francisco. She's happiest when she's making things for Everyday Explorers Co., her line of goods for paper-obsessed frequent flyers to creatively document their lives (and adventures!)