Strictly Business #08: Lina Lam

Lina Lam // Yoga with Lina

I discovered yoga at the beginning of my studies. Since then I have never quit. It has given me a new sense of life, because through yoga I have come to know myself better and have learned what true self-love means.

Through my training as a yoga teacher I was able to deepen my knowledge and suddenly I knew what I wanted to do: I wanted to apply the wisdom of Yoga to help other BIPOC.

On my IG-Account I now combine my passions Mindfulness and Mental Health with Empowerment of BIPOC.

I am actively involved in building a German-Asien online community and gibing workshops on identity crises and anti-racism.

Together with others I organize a monthly Safer Space for German-Asien people.

Currently I am also working on a meditation & empowerment workshop for BIPOC that aims at fostering resilience in the face of racism.

In my work it is especially important to me to cater to the need of people and to help them to help themselves. Empowering BIPOC means for me implementing social justice.

I have oberseved that many BIPOC are under a lot of pressure because they suffer from racism and often have high demands on themselves. Through mindfulness techniques from yoga I strive to help other BIPOC to develop a sense of self-love and love for life.

My biggest challenge at the moment is to reach more people with my work, as my account is still quite new.

What drives me on one hand is my own desire to connect with other BIPOC, and on the other hand the gratitude of the people I have already been able to help. This encourage me tremendously to continue creating offers that combine mindfulness and empowerment.


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