Weekly Classes

 

Yoga Reconstructed

Tuesday 9am - 10:15 am

The Integral Center, Boulder, CO

Food for the curious and tenacious. Your brain and body will both be fed!

This class is for any level of practitioner and the focus is on community as well as the individual. You will be exposed to the depth of yoga in all of its limbs including asana, meditation and yoga philosophy comparisons (with an expertise in traditional goddess-based tantric puja practices, "relationship as path"). Traditional and nontraditional viewpoints are represented... all points of view welcome. Class starts with a community circle. 

Free for The Integral Center members
$15 for non-members



Yoga has become too much about perfection.

Perfection of technique, perfection of body, perfection of soul. And all this striving for perfection, by such imperfect beings, creates tremendous imbalance and psychological shadow. Yoga has become about an attempt to transcend the mess and the muck of the human condition, but for most of us that’s not only impossible, it’s downright unhealthy. 

In my weekly classes we strive for immanence, by way of the body and a welcoming of the self that includes our flaws. We undo ideas of perfection and find instead more potential for vibrancy, self-expression, intimacy, and empowerment through movement and somatic experience. I weave the complex and beautiful philosophy of Tantra through somatic expression and sensation, rather than talk or ideas. 

People leave my classes grounded and present, fully in the world and their own lives, relationships, and bodies. This yoga is about having your feet on the earth, and not about transcending it into some idea of perfection (perfect body, perfect form, perfect relationship, perfect children, perfect life). 

In my classes you’ll learn to be with yourself in all your dignity, humility, and imperfection and, in so doing, learn how to be fully with others. Because yoga never ends.