YO­GIS OF COLOR CRUSH­ING IT

BIBI MCGILL, FOUNDER

Yoga Journal - - 2018 GOOD KARMA AWARDS -

If any­one can speak with au­thor­ity on the topic of crush­ing it, it’s Bibi McGill. She toured the world as the lead gui­tarist and mu­sic di­rec­tor for Bey­oncé’s back­ing band, the Suga Ma­mas, from 2006 to 2014; per­formed with Pink on her 2001 pro­mo­tional tour; and ap­peared on

Satur­day Night Live and the Tonight Show. Af­ter leav­ing the world of high-pro­file tour­ing, she tran­si­tioned to a qui­eter ex­is­tence at home in Port­land, Ore­gon, to fo­cus on one of her other great pas­sions: yoga. She founded Yo­gis of Color Crush­ing It, a se­ries of do­na­tion-based pop-up classes, as a way of unit­ing and em­pow­er­ing peo­ple of color within the yoga com­mu­nity—an ef­fort, she says, to in­spire greater di­ver­sity within yoga and to show peo­ple of color that yoga be­longs to them just as much as it be­longs to any­one else.

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