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WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE

"There are no teachers; we are all students, bound together in infinite expansion of growth and exploration. We are not teachers, and yet we teach - not with the attitude of a great yogi or yogini, but as a servant or fellow seeker joyously sharing with others the knowledge and training we ourselves have found."  ~ Rama Jyoti Vernon

 

QUEER YOGA - Thursdays 5:15-6:30pm at Sanctuary Yoga @ 1919 Stearns Ave. in Kalamazoo, MI

This trauma-informed therapeutic yoga class centers the experience of people who identify as LGBTQIA+. The class aims to create a safe space for queer folks to practice without encountering heterosexism, heteronormativity, misgendering, and transphobia. We will move, stretch, meditate, reflect, and building community and resilience through practice. All bodies, genders, races, sizes, abilities, ages, and levels of experience with yoga are welcome. Mats and props available at the studio at no charge. Sliding Scale: $10-20 + Third Thursday class is always free sponsored by OutFront Kalamazoo

PAYMENT FRAMEWORK: IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME TO MAKE MY CLASSES ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE TO EVERYONE. FOR THIS CLASS I AM OFFERING A SLIDING SCALE AND ASK YOU TO DETERMINE WHERE YOU FALL ON IT. A WAY OF THINKING ABOUT IS IF YOU CAN AFFORD TO BUY PLANE TICKETS, OWN A HOUSE, ARE GAINFULLY EMPLOYED YOU FALL ON THE HIGH END. IF YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN GROCERIES OR RENT AND ACCESSING WELLNESS, PAY ON THE LOWER END.  I SEE MY RADICAL EMBODIMENT THROUGH YOGA, MEDITATION, AND SOMATIC COACHING WORK AS ACTIVISM AND COMMUNITY WORK. MUCH OF MY WORK IS DONE FOR FREE, SO BY PAYING ME WHAT YOU ARE ABLE, YOU ARE HELPING EVERYONE ACCESS THIS IMPORTANT HEALING SPACE AND PRACTICE TOO.

 

MOVEMENT FOR THE MOVEMENT - Most SUNDAYS 2-3pm (see exact upcoming dates below) at the Jericho Town Dance Hall @ 1501 Fulford Street in Kalamazoo, MI

September & October 2018 Dates:

  • September 23rd

  • September 30th at 3:30-4:30

  • October 7th

  • October 21st

  • October 28th

This facilitated practice/space offers social change leaders, activists, organizers, educators, caregivers, and healers an accessible space to experience empowering body love through creative movement and trauma-informed stretching and guided relaxation. We gather together around music and movement practice to counter burn-out and related creative and somatic stagnation, and build resiliency. When we engage with liberatory movement practice, we resist disembodiment and isolation, affirm embodiment, creativity, and communal connectivity. This practice invites you to explore how your body wants to move - to shake things up, let go of tension and stress, and simply reconnect to your animal body and what it needs to organically unfurl. This practice space is intentionally supportive of all gender expressions, sexual orientations, dis/abilities, racial identities, class backgrounds, and learning styles. No previous experience with dance or movement required - come as you are! Sliding scale: $10-$20. No one turned away for lack of funds. 

PAYMENT FRAMEWORK: IT IS IMPORTANT TO US TO MAKE MY CLASSES ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE TO EVERYONE. FOR THIS CLASS I AM OFFERING A SLIDING SCALE AND ASK YOU TO DETERMINE WHERE YOU FALL ON IT. A WAY OF THINKING ABOUT IS IF YOU CAN AFFORD TO BUY PLANE TICKETS, OWN A HOUSE, ARE GAINFULLY EMPLOYED YOU FALL ON THE HIGH END. IF YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN GROCERIES OR RENT AND ACCESSING WELLNESS, PAY ON THE LOWER END. WE SEE OUR RADICAL EMBODIMENT THROUGH YOGA, MEDITATION, AND SOMATIC COACHING WORK AS ACTIVISM AND COMMUNITY WORK. MUCH OF OUR WORK IS DONE FOR FREE, SO BY PAYING US WHAT YOU ARE ABLE, YOU ARE HELPING EVERYONE ACCESS THIS IMPORTANT MOVEMENT SPACE AND PRACTICE.