The fall is a wonderful season to do the work of turning in, contemplating, and celebrating what I think of as moon season–the darker days when the queen of the night sky prevails. Join me for some yoga workshops exploring the energy of the Tantric goddesses of the moon!
Semperviva, Saturday, Nov. 12th, 1-3pm Sun Studio $40
On this November full moon, meet Lalita, the Tantric full moon goddess of desire, relationship, and play. Lalita is the queen of the Nityas, the 16 Moon Phase Goddesses, and she can teach us how to work with our desire as a source of empowerment rather than suffering. These secrets can help us experience our world with more courage, less fear, and a lot more fun.
This workshop will involve some storytelling, an accessible, breath-centred Flow practice, and a bit of journaling. All levels welcome; please bring a journal.
Semperviva Sun Studio, 2608 West Broadway at Trafalgar
Secrets of the Tantric Moon Phase Goddesses: A Yoga Workshop
Friday, December 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm $25
In this workshop, meet the Nityas, the Tantric moon goddesses presiding over the phases of the moon. These goddesses represent the Tantric worldview, which sees you as a manifestation of Shakti, the feminine energy that infuses everything in the universe, no matter who you happen to be today. Julie will share a bit about how she found Tantra and especially Akhilandeshvari, the Goddess who is Never Not Broken, at a particularly broken moment in her life. From there, she dove deep into the lessons of Akhilandeshvari and the evocative world of Tantric mythology, and wrote a book called Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken. She will read a bit from her book, and then we will do an accessible, all levels Flow yoga class together followed by a bit of journaling and a delicious savasana.
Goddesses of Loneliness, Desire, and Vulnerability: Yoga and Tantric Philosophy
Saturday, December 3rd, 1:00-4:00pm $45
Join Julie Peters, author of the book Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken for an exploration into the lessons of Tantric philosophy through the figures of Kamesvari Nitya, a goddess of loneliness and desire, and Bherunda Nitya, goddess of always empowering vulnerability. These figures teach us how we can find power in the parts of ourselves we tend to think of as weak or broken, and show us how we can turn those fears and difficulties into the sort of nectar that can lead us into more intimate relationships with ourselves as well as with others. We will listen to excerpts from the book and consider how their Tantric lessons may apply to our day to day lives. Then we will move together through an accessible, all levels practice that will include some dynamic movement and some deep, restful stillness. Please bring a journal.
1322 Lake Washington Blvd N, Suite 3
Renton, WA 98056
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