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  • Introducing Setu Studio and Community Board

    We are excited to share two new features Setu Studio and Community Board with you! A personable online yoga space for all bodies.

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  • Announcing CU x Setu Financial Assistance Round 2

    Are you a New York yoga teacher planning to take an advanced or specialized training in 2019? Apply for the second round of CU x Setu Financial Assistance from May 28 – June 14, 2019. Application is here….

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  • Announcing the recipients of CU x Setu Financial Assistance round one

    Remember in January when we announced our partnership with Cultivate Union for CU x Setu Financial Assistance? Well, we received many qualified applications, reviewed them, passed them onto our board for review and selected two recipients...

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  • Weekend Roundup

    Events on March 23 & 24, 2019 There are several nourishing ways to spend your weekend in community. Here are a few we recommend. Rise Goddess Rise Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Ripley-Grier…

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  • Merge New York: Shifting Yoga Back

    Images by Katie Piper Words by Monica Pirani Walking to class, a friend posts his thoughts on social media: “Does anyone else get that sinking nervous feeling when they are going to a new yoga studio?” Anyone who’s…

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  • We launched an Indiegogo campaign

    Visit our Indiegogo page. We’ve been dreaming of ways to make it more financially sustainable for people to be yoga teachers and for students to have a practice that truly supports them. We understand yoga teachers can’t rely…

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  • Announcing CU x Setu Financial Assistance

    Setu has teamed up with Cultivate Union to create CU x Setu Financial Assistance. Cultivate Union is a non-profit that supports sustainability and equity across the yoga community, led by Rachelle Knowles. CU x Setu Financial Assistance is…

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  • Sara Clark: on Moving Conversation to Action

    Words by Marissa Hatten Sara Clark came to yoga when searching for ways to heal. Her journey started when she was only seventeen. “My sister introduced me to yoga and I fell in love. As an athlete, it…

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  • Setu Yoga teachers explore what does voice mean when it comes to yoga

    by Marissa Hatten When you hear the word voice what does it conjure? At our event Identity, Your Voice, Your Presence on November 3rd Setu invited a variety of yoga practitioners to share space and explore what exactly…

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  • Monica Pirani: I’m Queer and that’s awesome

    Monica Pirani is a Queer identifying yoga teacher, who is making space for her students and fellow teachers to feel seen and heard. She is based in New York City but traveling abroad for the Summer and Fall…

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  • A body love celebration!

    I was overwhelmingly inspired by your answers to our prompt “share one thing you love about your body.” You were so brave and open in your responses. Together your comments are like a celebration of our bodies. I…

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  • Breathing: a conscious act

    phots by Savannah Lauren The breath seems so simple. We breathe easily in sleep. We struggle to breathe when our bodies are stressed. But how often do we think about our breath? When I first started practicing yoga…

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  • Liana Naima: on finding a balance between caring and self-care

    words by Marissa Hatten Liana Naima can be described as many things – wise, caring, genuine – but what she has become over time is an incredible facilitator of healing for so many people. Liana is a certified…

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  • Identity: An Exploration Through Mindfulness, Meditation + Breathwork

    Join us August 22 from 6:00 – 8:00pm for our event with Liana Naima and Minka Brooklyn. Each month we bring together compassionate wellness practitioners for an evening of mindfulness and conversation. In August, we are starting a…

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  • Release

    Earlier this month we hosted our sixth event of 2018. The theme was Release and Pilin Anice led us through an Afro Flow practice. It was an energizing evening. We moved to the beat of a live drummer…

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  • Dana Falsetti: on giving power back to your community

    Photo by Michele Suits Dana Falsetti is a thought leader, yoga teacher and activist based in Pennsylvania. Through her practice, she focuses on personal empowerment and finding one’s autonomy. She inspires hundreds of thousands of people online daily through…

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  • Trina Morris: on being rooted

    Trina Morris is a beautiful human who puts her care into action. She is the founder of BREAHEBro, a campaign designed to strengthen the tenacious ways brothers survive and thrive amidst their challenging reality. She provides branding and…

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  • Listen, Be Heard

    It’s validating to hear others share stories similar to yours – stories you previously thought you only had. It’s empowering to share your story to a room of people who are listening and want the best for you….

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  • Kerri Kelly: On being a catalyst

      Kerri Kelly is a force of nature. She is a skilled yoga teacher, motivating students to effect change in their lives. She’s a fierce coach, whose ability to turn ideas into purpose and action is a gift….

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  • We launched a Patreon!

    When I launchd Setu in November 2017, there were 40 teachers in the directory. Today there are 150! Setu’s growth motivates me to keep exploring what we can do to increase inclusivity in the yoga community. In March,…

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  • See : Be Seen

    Photography by Scott Griffin Current events and social media remind us that Setu’s mission to represent and advocate inclusivity remains highly necessary. Setu is committed to supporting teachers of all ages, races, ethnicities, body types, geographical regions and…

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  • Rachelle Knowles: on the power of self inquiry

    Photo by Wes Knight Rachelle Knowles is a yoga teacher, founder of the community non-profit Cultivate Union, a lululemon ambassador and overall lovely human being. Through her practice and work with Cultivate Union Rachelle is committed to promoting sustainability,…

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