We have quite a few shifts on the schedule for April, and still plenty of great things happening. There is room for members to lead more classes as well. With fewer Authentic Relating trainings to promote, I’m more open to promoting member offerings, as you can see with my posting of Kraye’s Dojo intro. If you have something you would like to offer the community, let me know!
In This Issue:
- Ariel RK is moving both her Yoga class and Neurosculpting to Monday evenings.
- Kraye Grymonnt is having a free Intro to Dojo class on Thursday, April 12th.
- Kelly Larson is changing up her Thursday evening class to Power Yin Yoga.
There’s a lot of great events so look at our online calendar for more info and any last minute changes.
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Antifragile Yoga and Neurosculpting
Mondays, Antifragile Yoga 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Neurosculpting 6:45pm – 7:30pm in the Studio
What tactic do you use to enhance your resilience to the modern world? And for what purpose? Antifragile Yoga combines the ancient science of Hatha Yoga with modern insights into health and consciousness to produce an ever evolving “best-practice” yoga class. Antifragile yoga is an experiment, both as a form of yoga as well for the practitioner. Maximally, my hope is to offer students a mini hero’s journey during each class as we work through relevant challenges and gain new strength and flexibility to bring into daily life. Minimally, Antifragile yoga is specifically designed to help not only reduce stress, but also enhance our ability to manage stress. Join me every Monday at 5:30 for an alchemical journey.
Free for Integral Center Members, $15 for non-members
Neurosculpting is a mind-training practice that is rooted in applied neuroscience. The process of Neurosculpting is accessible for people with all skill and experience levels. Many have found it to be easier to go deep with a Neurosculpting meditation practice than with other forms of meditation. It can be harnessed to work with fear, anger, money issues, stress, and more. This class will start with a brief discussion on Neuroscience with a different focus topic each time. Then you’ll experience a guided Neurosculpting meditation pertaining to that topic. In each class you’ll gain a new tool you can use on your own to retrain your brain. There is no “silver bullet” when it comes to optimizing your personal evolution, but there is continual use of practices that work. This is one of them!
Free for Integral Center Members, $10 drop-in
Intro to Dojo
Thursday, April 12th 6:00pm – 9:00pm in the Community Lounge
What is Dojo? In the simplest explanation, Dojo is where a bunch of people get together to examine how their values not only construct their experience of reality but reality itself. The examination is made with the intent to identify old values and create new values, in service to what type of life one wants to have. It would follow that if you are satisfied with the way that you are having your life, or it having you, it would be silly to engage with Dojo.
If there is something part of your life that is not showing up the way that you want it to, you might want to check out Intro to Dojo. The only prerequisite to doing Dojo is to attend Intro to Dojo. So, if you are at all curious about Dojo, please come to Intro to Dojo and get that taken care of.
As of right now, there are two sessions of Dojo per week, one for Newbies and one for Vets. Vets can attend either. The Newbie Night meets on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 for eight weeks. Vet Night is on Thursday from 6 to 9 pm for eight weeks. There is a floating Study Group that meets for three hours that any current enrollee or Vet can attend.
At Intro to Dojo, I’ll start with going through the Bones of Dojo, the philosophical underpinnings. Which is basically five or six pictographs with explanations. There will probably be some stories, maybe a Vet or two with some words. A break after me talking for about an hour. Then I’ll lead you through an interactive exercise to give you a flavor of what Dojo is like. Then I’ll open it up to questions. We’ll call it a night around 9 pm.
A few notes.
Dojo is NOT about TRUTH or SOLUTIONS.
It’s about exploring what it is to be human through the lens of values.
It’s about creating change in your life through your efforts.
It certainly can be dramatique.
It certainly can be fun.
It certainly can be challenging.
Power Yin Yoga with Kelly Larson
Thursdays, 5:15pm – 6:45pm in the Studio
Fall in love with the experience of your body – all over again. Power Yin Yoga is rooted in the Tantric tradition and is designed for transformation through practice. “Power” refers to the depth and length of time postures are held. It’s a physically intense practice, steeped in a deeply meditative experience. In this practice “Yin” refers to the quality of softness and opening that is encouraged through every breath. Yin is traditionally the ground from which everything emerges. We find the foundation of our selves and our practice with slow breaths and surrendered heart-open attention.
Together these elements create a practice to open your heart, mind and body and strengthen your body in a stabilizing way. This practice is heavily influenced by alignment principles found in Iyengar Yoga and other powerful alignment based traditions, as well as the deep roots of Sofia Diaz’s Hatha Yoga. It is also shaped by Kelly’s 20 years of teaching meditation and yoga and studying with spiritual elders from many traditions. All levels welcome.
Free for IC Members, $15 drop-in
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