Whitewashed and Priced Out: The Spiritual Wellness Space

Identifying some of the inequality perpetuated in the industry and how to fix it.

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What is the problem:

The wellness industry is being infiltrated by teachers and coaches who uphold systems of inequality; whilst co-opting teachings that are fundamentally and philosophically, in opposition; all to benefit themselves financially.

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Priced Out

That’s not wellness, it’s capitalism.

How do we fix this?

Fix: It may be a good idea to set aside products and services at reduced rates or even through donations to select folks, who can’t afford it.

Fix: If teachers and coaches cannot afford to offer reduced and/or donation based rates; at the very least, they could provide a bit more education on the process to a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Lack of acknowledgement and exclusionary wellness

That’s not wellness, it’s: racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, or the intersection of all of these things.

How do we fix this?

Fix: Take time to acknowledge the traumas that effect and are particular to marginalised groups’ experiences.

Fix: Instead of teachers and coaches pushing their products and services with “love and light” onto marginalised groups of people; it may be more effective to take the time to hear from those people on what they need.

Fix: Teachers and coaches should always continue to do their own self study to educate themselves on marginalised groups of people’s experiences.

Final Thoughts:

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