REST & RESTORE - Thursdays 5:30-6:45pm at Sanctuary Yoga - 1919 Stearns Ave. in Kalamazoo, MI
Soothing and nurturing, this trauma-aware Restorative Yoga class facilitates conscious relaxation and deep healing. In this class we utilize a variety of props to create a stable and safe source of support for release of body and mind. This is a safe and suitable class for people with chronic pain, injuries, and/or medical conditions. No prior experience necessary. Come as you are.
MOVEMENT FOR THE MOVEMENT
Select Sundays 3-4pm at Sanctuary Yoga - 1919 Stearns Ave. in Kalamazoo, MI
Upcoming Dates: Dec 16th, 2018 and all Sundays in January 2019
This is a subtle practice of moving through the layers of the inner body utilizing gentle and restorative yoga asana, creative movement, and somatic practice to unravel and unwind stuck or sticky places in the body/mind. We will attune to positive resource within and around us as we explore ways to cultivate increased resilience through radical embodiment. Both active and relaxing practices will be explored. This class is open to all levels of experience. Come with a willingness to dive into the poetic depths of your sacred body, the temple of spirit.
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: $0-$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.