Peggy Hong: How a “Yoga Nun” is Making Yoga Affordable to All

In 2013, Peggy Hong moved to Detroit, MI, where she began “embracing the path of a ‘yoga nun.’” Peggy is part of a growing movement, incorporating themes of social justice into her work as a yoga instructor. In the latest interview for our yoga service series on The Huffington Post, Executive Director Rob Schware talks with Peggy about her work with this movement, including the “Community Gift” pay-what-you-can classes that she teaches.

“As living yoga master Guruji BKS Iyengar points out, ‘Yoga is firstly for individual growth, but through the individual, society and community develop.’

We must come to each other in our vulnerability, in both our brokenness and our wholeness… Realize you are here to heal each other, let your teachings flow through you, and be receptive to new lessons.” – Peggy Hong

To read more about what motivates Peggy’s work and her advice to others interested in teaching Community Gift Yoga classes, read her full interview on The Huffington Post.


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