Santiba Campbell, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Bennett College. Dr. Campbell is currently studying Identity Development in regards to academic self, race and ethnicity among African American college students and the effects on physical health, psychological well-being and academic success. This is in addition to exploring principles of equity, diversity and inclusion within the academy and society. A native of North Carolina, Dr. Campbell received her B.A. in psychology from Winston-Salem State University. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in the field of Social Psychology from the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. Santiba was first introduced to vinyasa yoga as a graduate student for weekly stretching and stress relief. She continues to practice and strives to develop a more holistic understanding of a yogic lifestyle. She recently completed her RYT-200 training to deepen her awareness.
Acts of sexual harassment, assault or criminal activity of any kind by any yoga teacher are unethical and illegal and will not be tolerated by Yoga Alliance. more...
Expert Advisory Voices
We have brought together a diverse spectrum of expert advisory voices, including several who have been outspoken in their criticism of Yoga Alliance in the past, to maximize the perspectives and resources considered in this comprehensive and inclusive undertaking. We believe this will ultimately lead to the strongest new policies and procedures. The following expert advisors provide one stream of input in the process, alongside the thousands of voices inside and outside of yoga who will offer their viewpoints through surveys, focus groups, online discussion forums, and other channels. We also are grateful to partners like RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), who are helpful consultants in establishing professional ethics and understanding of a yoga teacher’s appropriate scope of practice. If you are an expert in one of the working group areas referenced below and would like to apply to be an advisor, please follow the “Working Groups” link and instructions.
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