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Spring Embodied Practice
April 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
This practice series began 3/15, 3/17 and 3/19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT, and continues Wednesdays 3/24 though 4/28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT.
The class is free, and you are welcome to join any and all classes during the series.
How are you? Yes, You.
How is your body, your spirit, your resolve? For most of us it has been a year unlike any we’ve ever known. Most of us have hugged less and juggled more. Whether you’ve grappled with mental health, parenting, uncertainty, loss, rage, fear… I want you to know how glad I am that you’ve made it this far. That we’ve made it this far.
We are resilient and capable of adaptation and care.
In Ayurveda, the transition from winter to spring is governed by Kapha. Kapha is earth and water. Kapha is protection. In balance Kapha can support stability, compassion, and forgiveness. Out of balance, Kapha can produce dullness and a sense of – “I don’t want to deal with this”. Kapha is the principle that holds things together. How are you holding things together?
I invite you to join me for Spring embodied practice. Drawing from qi-gong, yoga, and ayurveda, I’ll offer basic practices that support stimulation and letting go of any stuck-ness or congestion that can accumulate in the winter. Like the classes I offered last year, we’ll continue to work with emotions like grief and rage while also turning towards the quality of contentment that bringing Kapha in balance can support.
The class is meant to be accessible to beginners as well as seasoned yogis, and my hope is that there are aspects of this practice that you can adapt easily for your own practice. Join me for one day or every day, as it fits your schedules and needs.
I’ll start with three days the week of March 15 to mark our pandemic/quarantinniversary and the Spring Equinox (Monday, 3/15 / Wednesday, 3/17 / Friday, 3/19) and then we’ll move to weekly classes on Wednesday mornings, with all classes at 10:00am ET / 9:00am CT / 8:00am MT / 7:00am PT, from 3/24 until 4/28.
Let’s honor all the ways we’ve held it together to make it thru this winter, this year. Let’s turn to the growing light and the quickening pulse we feel outside and around us to invigorate our practice.
Senior Fellow Kavitha Rao has worked with CWC since 2006 as a facilitator, trainer and consultant. She is excited to bring more embodied practice to our offerings and our understanding of the many ways to support change. Read more about Kavitha here.