If you’re reading this, I hope you’ll be joining me and several other yoga students and teachers for an exploration of what gifts our yoga might bring us in this time of global crisis — in our relationship to ourselves, each other, all other beings, and the Earth herself. For those of you that have not experienced The Work That Reconnects, and would like a little glimpse into the work and the great being that helped birth these practices, please visit joannamacy.net — there you will find videos of Joanna (including her recent talk at Bioneers), descriptions of some of the practices (though, like a description of a yoga pose, reading about it is nothing like doing the actual practice), and even a picture of yours truly, who was part of the summer intensive this past August.
In addition to sharing some practices from the Work That Reconnects, I’ll also be sharing some teachings from my studies with many other teachers in several different modalities, including (but not limited to): Anna Halprin (one of the pioneers in expressive arts therapy, modern dance, and community ritual — and a main reason I ended up moving to the Bay Area), Continuum Movement (I’ve studied with Beth Riley and founder Emilie Conrad), Bill Plotkin (see his books Nature and The Human Soul and Soulcraft, as well as his organization Animas Valley Institute), Dylan Newcomb and The 16 Ways, and 5Rhythyms.
So we’ll be moving and experiencing our bodies in different ways, though this will _not_ be a traditional asana class (just to be clear!). Please let me know if you have any questions by adding a comment here or sending me an e-mail. Thanks! (More will be forthcoming about next week’s workshops, too!)