Books by Susanna Barkataki


Susanna Barkataki is a yoga diversity and unity educator and the founder of Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute. Her identity as a refugee to the U.S. fleeing violence as a mixed Indian and British Desi, fuels her passion for bridging cultural connections with yoga. She believes in a world where yoga and mindfulness support us in dissolving the illusion of separation to create unity and interconnection. This is unity that doesn't erase difference, but invites connection with the broken or shameful parts of ourselves, with those we think of as other, and harmonizes relationships with culture, land, earth and all life. Her work explores how we can decolonize, reclaim and honor our yoga practice for healing personally and socially. Susanna has an Honors degree in Philosophy from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Education from Cambridge College, is an E-RYT 500 hour Master Teacher, a 500-Hour Certified Ayurvedic practitioner and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). She created the ground-breaking Honor {Don't Appropriate} Yoga Summit with more than 12,000 participants. She is the Creator of Embrace Yoga's Roots online course, is a diversity, accessibility, inclusivity, and equity (DAIE) yoga unity educator and runs 200 and 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs in person and online. An inspiring educator who makes yogic wisdom easy to apply in everyday life, Susanna consults, speaks, teaches and runs trainings on yoga philosophy, culture, history, yoga leadership, social justice and cultural change, curriculum, diversity and inclusion with colleges, schools, businesses and non-profit organizations. She is honored to call Shankarji, Thich Nhat Hanh, Satish Kumar, Vandana Shiva and her own family her root teachers along with other masters who she studied with in India and the United States in the Hatha Yoga tradition. Learn more: Programs: