#61 – Keen on Yoga Podcast with Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen
Wambui Njuguna-Raisanen is a Kenyan-American based in Finland. She is passionate about making wellness through yoga and meditation seamlessly engaged in equity and justice so that more people of the global majority can live well and thrive.
Wambui is deeply inspired by spiritual teachers and communities that seek ways to apply the insights from wisdom traditions to situations of social, racial, political, environmental and economic suffering and injustice.
She would like to see wellness spaces engage more in social justice and collective change and activist spaces learn to breathe deeply and practice sustainable self-care in the midst of dismantling systemic oppression. This is her definition of community care.
Creating wellness spaces that feel more welcoming, inclusive and accessible is of utmost necessity and importance to Wambui. Together with her massage training (Chavutti Thirumal) and meditation advocacy, she strives to work at the intersection of social inclusion, equity and wellness.
Wambui has an easy-going, unassuming way and demonstrates a willingness to be vulnerable and “less than perfect”; which makes others want to exhale deeply and release the pressure of what a spiritual life should be. She shares her life stories and struggles, triumphs and obstacles with an openness that makes you want to examine and tend to your own seeds of greed, hatred and delusion with care, honesty and acceptance.
To learn more about Wambui and her offerings, visit wambuinjuguna.com and @wellnesswithwambui (IG).