Shankari Goldstein is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Regenerative Black Farmer. She has spent years connecting to breath, body, strength, movement, and energy to cultivate a holistic approach to being with the land. She is a Program Manager and host of the “Inspiring Minds Series” at the Mind & Life Institute, a Certified Yoga of Recovery Instructor, and an Accessible Yoga Ambassador. In 2020 she co-founded the State of Union (Yoga) Address, a groundbreaking six-part series that uplifts and amplifies the voices and experiences of Black and Brown Yoga teachers. She was the Director and Program Curator of Shensara Yoga and Music Festival, from 2015-2020. In 2016 she released her debut Kirtan album “Virgo Meets Libra,” with The Ascendants. An avid race and environmental activist for over a decade, Shankari is an advocate for propelling the voices of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) or the Global Majority forward to share their embodied practices and wisdom. She is educating her contemplative community on food sovereignty and food justice. Being one of a handful of Black farmers in the mid Atlantic region, uplifts her to share techniques that create a nourishing approach for beginning gardeners, homesteaders and practitioners. With these tools they can begin to understand the cycle of responsibility for our ecological wellness systems. Shankari lives on a regenerative farm, with her husband, Dan and more than 70 animals, medicinal herb garden and edible landscapes.
Yoga Teacher and Activist