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From Ottawa Sun reporter Aedan Helmer’s “Free Ottawa yoga class scrapped over ‘cultural issues,'”

Student leaders have pulled the mat out from 60 University of Ottawa students, ending a fee on-campus yoga class over fears the teachings could be seen as a form of “cultural appropriation.”

Staff at the Centre for Students with Disabilities believes that “while yoga is a really great idea and accessible and great for students… there are cultural issues of implication involved in the practice.” The Centre official argues since many of those cultures “have experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy… we need to be mindful of this and how we express ourselves while practicing yoga.”

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