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ABOUT


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ABOUT


 Photo by Darlene Parsons, aka my mama!

Photo by Darlene Parsons, aka my mama!

Our Liberation Is Vital.

I'm Bear Hebert, yoga teacher and life coach for radical humans seeking individual and collective liberation.

I work with yogis, activists, artists, and entrepreneurs to find divergent paths to unconventional success.

In my teaching and coaching, I apply a feminist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist lens to situate your personal actualization within a systemic context that accounts for the intersections of privilege and oppression.

Through writing and workshops, I'm actively building glitter-crusted bridges towards justice and equity with and for the yoga and wellness community.

I'm queer, white and Southern; Scorpio sun, Sagittarius rising; Enneagram Type 8; Meyers-Briggs ENTJ.  I’m also an artist and an activist, and for me, these paths are tightly interwoven. My artistic practice influences my yoga practice, and my activism shapes the structure of my teaching, and vice versa.

I’ve been through hundreds of hours of yoga training (including 200-hour trainings here and here, and additional learning here and here) and I continue to study and deepen my practice. I have immense gratitude for all my teachers, especially Heide Grace, Sean Johnson, Mitchel Bleier, and Laura Jarrait.

In the more than seven years I’ve been teaching yoga, I’ve taught at countless locations outside of my regular studio classes at Yoga Bywater: an elementary school, a women’s shelter,  a rehab facility, a summer camp, a coffee shop, at parade line-ups, and in many living rooms.

When I’m not doing yoga, I’m co-artistic director of theater ensemble NEW NOISE, director of the Panoramblers dance troupe, and a proud member of Alternate ROOTS. I was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, and have lived in New Orleans since 2004.

It sometimes seems impossible to change our tender and brutal world, but when I walk into the yoga studio every evening to teach, I get to participate in creating the world as I wish it were: loving, equitable, and aiming towards justice.

 


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