Submission Guidelines

Please either use the form under the submit content link or E-mail me the following content at bethberila@hotmail.com I will accept submissions on a rolling basis until I have sufficient content. Please note that contributions may be edited in collaboration with the author(s).

  1. A short write up of the specific mindfulness practice. The write up should include directions to effectively lead the practice, the context in which you have successfully used the practice, and any important “tips” you have learned about what did and did not work with it.
  2. The practices should be specifically connected to unlearning oppression. They can be about power, privilege, internalized oppression, building community, allyship, building empowering alternatives or any of the other critical components of disrupting oppression. The write-up should make explicit the connection to social justice.
  3. Should be written for the web. Generally, that means keep it short and free of jargon. Since we are talking to people who teach in higher education and are trying to offer practices described clearly enough that they can adopt them, these entries may be a little longer. But do keep in mind that web-content is written differently than academic papers.
  4. Title your post.
  5. Include TAGS to mark the content: what aspect of anti-oppression work does it address; what are the key words so it can be searched; what type of mindfulness practice. 1.Include hyperlinks where relevant. 1.Include images, audio, or video where relevant. Make sure you have copyright permission to use the images, audio, or video content, and that anyone who is recognizable in them has signed a release. Send the release with the content.
  6. Include a short bio of your self and a link to your website and/or work. I want this to also be a platform through which we can amplify each other’s work.
  7. Send a head shot of yourself to include with your bio.
  8. In the subject line of your E-mail, include “Website submission: Your name and post title.”

I will work with the contributors as necessary to help edit the content for the web. I want the site to include a variety of ideas, perspectives, and practices, so we don’t all necessarily have to agree with everything that is included on the site. But I do reserve the right to edit anything that I think could be experienced as offensive or oppressive, either by working with the author to edit the material or by refraining from publishing it. I doubt, with this group, that I even need to say that.

Questions? Please contact me at bethberila@hotmail.com. I am super excited to pool our resources and expertise and create a rich, diverse resource of practices from which we can all draw.


About the creator of this website:

Beth Berila, Ph.D., 500-hr RYT is the Director of the Women's Studies Program and Professor in the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She is also a registered yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. She completed her 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness.  She is the author of the book Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy: Social Justice in Higher Education (Routledge). She is the creator of The Mindful Semester, a website for college students to help them learn to draw on yoga and meditation for success and wellness in college. She served on the leadership team of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition or two years and is now a community partner. She works to make yoga accessible to every body by challenging the lack of diversity in the mainstream Western yoga culture. Her current projects merge yoga and meditation practices with feminism and mindful education to create a form of socially engaged embodied learning.

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Photo Credit: Haley Friesen

Photo Credit: Haley Friesen