Tacoma Arts Community Center | 1102 S 11th St & MLK Way
Z Yoga + Activism: A Three-Week Series
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4/8-4/22 - Only the first day will appear on the calendar.
Based on the book Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World by Michelle Cassandra Johnson, we will discuss what skill in action does and does not look like, how to make an impact in your community, and how dominant culture affects us all. Yoga beginners welcome.
Deepen our understanding of the current state of yoga in the West
Learn howdominant culture impacts and distorts our practice
Explore the principles of justice and activism present in yoga
Pranayama (breathing exercises)
*Participation in all aspects of the class (postures or discussion) is not required.
This series is about taking action. That said, a little action is required for participation. Skill In Action is an 86 page book and required reading. You can purchase this book online. If you need to borrow a copy, let us know.
My yoga path began in 2000 in a college-town in North Texas. Initially I was drawn to the physical challenge. The strange shapes and newfound strength in my body was exhilarating. Over time, the appeal of my yoga practice shifted. I'm drawn to the silence and stillness when feeling overwhelmed. I feel creative and energized after a challenging flow. I am connected and find community when traveling or moving some place new. There are so many styles of yoga. So many shapes and ways to practice. As a student, I love learning how to study and care for my self (body and mind) which allows me to care for those around me and beyond.
In 2012, I completed a 200-hr Anusara TT with Silvia Mordini's Alchemy of Yoga and a 200-hr Power Yoga TT with CorePower Yoga. The former embraced creativity, flow, and the healing and transformative powers of yoga while the latter offered structure, form and technique. In my classes I blend these styles. I teach heart-centric, intentional flows using clear cues and offering many ways to personalize. I also completed Next Generation Yoga's kids training so a little silliness and play can be expected as well.