Welcome to Yoga Culture!

We explore the fun, traditions, controversy & nuances of Yoga Culture.

🎙 Podcast

I’ll soon be launching the Yoga Culture podcast, available on all podcast listening platforms. I will host conversations about the topics here on Substack along with partial transcripts, extra media, resources, and extended interviews. Stay tuned!

Yoga Culture - the story of how yoga got hot

This is the story of yoga culture: what is it, where did it come from, and where is it going? Yoga Culture takes an open-minded critical eye, looking at the good and the bad, the fun and austere, the mainstream and whacky in yoga’s popularity. Will yoga empower us all toward a more ethically-minded and peaceful future or is the modern version of the West a well-marketed lifestyle fad that will fade out with time?


Yoga & Writing Community

Yoga & Writing is a community and education platform for writers, yogis, and those curious in finding ways to access and cultivate their creativity, authenticity, and strength. I combine artistry and research in diving deeper into the convergence of these two passions and ways to live. We have discussion threads

🧠 🤸🏽 MOVE YOUR MIND quick tips are fresh ways to start your week. These come to everyone on the first Monday of each month and each week for Premium Members.

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Dr. Kathleen Waller

Hello! I’m Kate. I’m a published author and yoga alliance certified yoga teacher with a PhD in East/West comparative cultural and literary studies. I have taught literature, film, and writing for over 20 years and practiced yoga for over 15 years.

You might already know me from my Substack publication and podcast on cultural studies through the arts: The Matterhorn. Thanks so much to my readers over there; we have a lot of fun with texts and ideas!


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                                                 Kathleen Waller, PhD

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Dr. Kathleen Waller

PhD in Comparative Literature • Hachette-published author • denizen of the world 🇺🇸 🇭🇰 🇫🇷 🇨🇭 🇮🇹 🇬🇧 🇦🇹 I’m interested in the nuances of truth and how culture can empower us all.