Luvena Rangel (HHP, E-RYT, RPYT, YACEP) is the Founder of The Curvy Yogi, a Diversity & Inclusion Advocate, Yoga Anatomy & Wellness Educator, Transformation Catalyst, Writer, Speaker, Blogger & Coach.
Luvena Rangel comes with over 15 years of experience in International Oil & Gas, Aviation and Logistics business. Born and raised in the Middle East and with an academic background in Science and Medicine from Ukraine, she pursued her passion to deepen her knowledge and skills in Holistic Health, Wellness, Yoga, Ayurveda & Meditation and built a reputation as a certified Coach and Trainer alongside her career. Her repertoire includes training with Deepak Chopra’s Center for Wellbeing in Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Meditation. Since moving to India in 2014, she has carved a niche for herself as one of Bangalore’s leading educators in Yoga Anatomy.
Being a plus size yoga practitioner and senior instructor, registered with Yoga Alliance, Luvena is the founder of The Curvy Yogi redefining wellness by embracing Diversity and Inclusion through practices and education that goes well beyond stereotypes – creating a safe space for yoga and wellness regardless of shape, size, physical limitations or other socio-cultural biases. She is an advisor to Yoga Alliance on the Standards Review Project in the Inclusion workgroup and is a Community Partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, and a partner Ambassador for Canadian based Accessible Yoga. Luvena has recently been showcased as a Fitness Ambassador for Deivee, Milind Soman’s brand for sustainable athleisure clothing for women.
In this episode Luvena shares with Jo-Ann Conscious and unconscious bias and stereotypes that we all carry. Creating a business/ industry that is inclusive and the connection to personal business values. She also shares her own personal journey and her mission and purpose as she develops her business: The Curvy Yogi. Did you know that we are all biased?