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
HATHA YOGA - Mondays 10:00-11:15am - July 9th through September 10th @ Down Down Yoga Center
I am honored to lead this rise and shine Monday morning practice while Kara Aubin is assisting Dr. Vasant Lad at his Ayurvedic Clinic in Pune, India. Join me in awakening your inner radiance and healing potential through the use of pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), asana (postures), and meditation. Open energetic pathways and support your being with natural alignment from the core. Start your week with this dynamic and deep class to explore prana, release deep-seated tension, and enhance well-being on all levels! See pricing information here.
QUEER YOGA - Thursdays 5:15-6:30pm starting June 14th @ Sanctuary Yoga
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: $8-22 plus Third Thursday class is always free sponsored by OutFront Kalamazoo!
HERE IS SOME FRAMEWORK FOR DECIDING HOW MUCH TO PAY: 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.
JOYFUL MOVEMENT FOR THE MOVEMENT - Sundays 2:00-3:30pm @ Rootead
This class offers social change leaders, activists, organizers, educators, caregivers, and healers an accessible space to experience African dance (led by Kama Tai Mitchell) and joyful creative movement (led by myself). We will gather together around music and movement to counter burn-out and creative and somatic stagnation and build our resiliency. Traditional African dance occurs collectively, expressing the life of the community more than that of individuals. In this way, when we engage with this sacred movement practice, with reverence, humility, and respect for the roots of this tradition, we affirm community and counter the harmful myth of individualism. Joyful movement is the way your body wants to move organically - to shake things up, let go of tension and stress, and simply reconnect to your animal body and what it needs to unfurl. Many of us spend much of our days being sedentary and we often get stuck in our heads as a result. Join us for a movement practice that gives us all permission to follow our own body’s lead as we allow our own expression of bodily movement to unfold. Kama and I strive to foster a space that is inclusive and 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-$25. No one turned away for lack of funds.
FRAMEWORK FOR DECIDING HOW MUCH TO PAY: 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.