This is the time of year when we take inventory. We look to the past to see what worked and what didn’t. We think about the year ahead, what changes we’d like to make- what we think will give us a sense of meaning and purpose .
Our worlds only change when we make changes. It’s not magic. Where intention goes energy flows- so the question becomes where do we want to point that intention? What is important? What hurts? Are we able to hold ourselves and others with compassion? How often do we live in a sense of integrity? Are we saying yes or no to people, or things that we later regret? How does the body feel when we’re aligned and on the path?
We bring these questions and intentions into the practice inviting the wisdom of our hearts and our bodies to lead the way. We breathe, we feel, and things shift. Feel free to bring along a small object that represents the thought, person, or situation you’d like to direct your energy towards. You can place it on the altar during the Circle, charging it up as a reminder for yourself of your intention as you move out into the world.
Sliding Scale/Exchange $15-30.
Breathwork is an active style of meditation practice. Using a 3 part Pranayama Breathwork technique, we'll actively breath through held patterns of tension in the body, connecting deeply and directly with our felt experience of being alive so that we can shift and clear mental states that aren't serving us. Creating space for and connecting with the fullness of our human experience- the parts that we like and the parts that we don't- is part of living the full spectrum of life. Breathwork practices allow us to temporarily bypass the ego and thinking mind, stepping out of the stories of the future and the past. This can help empty out the complexity of our lived experiences. When we're able to create the space to be with whatever is arising- we'll see that it also passes. This insight helps us learn to trust our embodied wisdom and allow this natural process to become part of our lives. Come ready to raise your vibration.
Contraindications: This practice is done lying on your back, so folks with limitations in that regard might want to consider a bolster for under the knees. We breathe through an open mouth so those with asthma or other breathing considerations will want to have their inhaler handy. Likewise, ladies who beyond 12 weeks pregnant will want to choose a different class as laying flat on the back for the length of time we'll be doing it isn't recommended.