RESONANT BODY OFFERINGS WINTER & EARLY SPRING 2023

OPENING THE VESSEL OF VOICE ~ BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIERS OF EXPRESSION

An online class series with Gael Rosewood & Sabine Mead

Saturdays ~ January 28, February 25, March 25 & April 15, 2023 9:30AM - 11:30AM PST - 12:30PM - 2:30PM

Our voice reflects the overall gestalt and structure of our being. Our ability to sing, to sound, to speak our truth, to express any and all emotion is through the channel of our voice. At a structural intersection point between mind and heart wisdom, our voice rides the wind of our breath into spoken word, poetry, conversation, unspeakable emotion, all manner of personal expression. As part of our conditioning and programming, our personal expression has often been eclipsed, hijacked, shut down and diminished. This has powerful repercussions throughout our whole body and our collective.

In this online series we will be exploring what potentials our voice has to court variations of sound waves, frequencies, timbers, and tempos. We will inquire into what effects sound has on our tissues, our movement and sensations that guide our innate wisdom for coherence and adaptability. We will discover what cultural prescriptions have dulled our modulations and constrained our voice to be limited within a mold of language.

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Our voice reflects the overall gestalt and structure of our being. Our ability to sing, to sound, to speak our truth, to express any and all emotion is through the channel of our voice. At a structural intersection point between mind and heart wisdom, our voice rides the wind of our breath into spoken word, poetry, conversation, unspeakable emotion, all manner of personal expression. As part of our conditioning and programming, our personal expression has often been eclipsed, hijacked, shut down and diminished. This has powerful repercussions throughout our whole body and our collective.

In this online series we will be exploring what potentials our voice has to court variations of sound waves, frequencies, timbers, and tempos. We will inquire into what effects sound has on our tissues, our movement and sensations that guide our innate wisdom for coherence and adaptability. We will discover what cultural prescriptions have dulled our modulations and constrained our voice to be limited within a mold of language.

This class provides a favorable opportunity to collectively share this inquiry while also giving each one of us the privacy to experiment with our own emerging expressions and impressions. As you come into concert with your own spontaneous vocalizing, movement and breath are also inspired to unfold in new ways. The bio-friendly states that Continuum engenders bring us to greater wholeness, communion with others, and a more intimate presence with ourselves.

We meet online once a month for a two hour class followed by an open ended collective dive offline as we hold an intentional resonance with each other. A check in will occur on Sunday following each class, 9:30AM -10:30or 11AM PST - 12:30PM -1:30 or 2PM EST.

In our last class of April 15th, we will be reviewing all of the material of the previous classes and going into a more extended communal dive with a structure similar to an “all nighter”. This will give us the possibility, according to our life demands, to carve out a 24 hour period for multiple dives at our own pace.

There will also be an optional offline mid-month coordinated practice in order to return to the lay-out of the previous class. Participants from our class last year liked this format and remarked that this structure felt very supportive. We hope that you will join us for this adventure.

To Register, contact Sabine Mead at sabine@resonantbody.com

Tuition: $350

Class Dates: ~Saturdays: January 28, February 25, March 25, April 15th (this final class will be a review of all materials, followed by a longer dive invitation with closure on Sunday, April 16) 9:30AM - 11:30AM PST -12:30PM-2:30PM EST
Check ins: Sundays: January 29, February 26, March 26, April 16, 9:30- 10:30 or 11AM PST - 12:30- 1:30 or 2PM EST
~Optional mid-month dive times:
February 8, March 8, April 5 9:30AM PST - 12:30PM EST

All classes recorded and downloaded to Dropbox
Payments can be made to Sabine via Venmo; @Sabine-Mead X9642

Other payment options available

Alchemy of Eros ~ Rewilding Your Bodyscape, Igniting Your Life Flame ~

Bodyscape as Holy Ground, as Temple, as incarnational masterpiece, as sacred, as matter frequency field, as song. This is not a return, as we have not yet been. This is not reclamation or recovery. This is birth, this is metamorphosis, this is truth, this is birthright.

This 5 day retreat will be held at Shanti Meditation Hall, 625 Laurel Creek Road, NE, Pilot, Virginia, 24138

Dates & Times:  Wednesday, April 19 12:30 - 5:30PM

Thursday, April 20 9:30AM - 5:30PM with a meal break

Friday, April 21 10AM - 9PM with two meal breaks

Saturday, April 22. 10AM -9PM with two meal breaks

Sunday, April 23 10AM - 2PM

This format includes a period of silence ( to be determined ).

Housing and meals are not included (we will have catered meals for Friday & Saturday dinner for a small fee).
Airbnb & VRBO are available in Floyd County. If you are interested, I will put together a group house to share. Let me know if you want this option.

Tuition: $432
To register, contact Sabine at sabine@resonantbody.com

Payment plans available.

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Bodyscape as Holy Ground, as Temple, as incarnational masterpiece, as sacred, as matter frequency field, as song. This is not a return, as we have not yet been. This is not reclamation or recovery. This is birth, this is metamorphosis, this is truth, this is birthright. Our darkening world of culture has done everything possible to dry out our hearts, to keep us small, fear-full, starved of our own inner gifts and natural abilities. The true technology is our biology, our quantum bodyscape, our extraordinary sensing, feeling, knowing capacities created for experiencing. When we ignite our purpose, our creativity and potency, our radiant life flame, meaning and action align.

Who are you becoming? Lean in close to the channel of silence living in your innermost Self. Our future is inside,i ntrinsic, sourcing the streams of future tides filling the larger field of our collective. We are a unified field of frequency singing alone together. The Universe breathes us out of illusion and into truth.....we are not alone....

Come out of the safe corners of your personal fiction into the bright solar light of unveiled recognition. Behold your essence, your True Self. You are vast, unending, currents of Lovingness braided in form. Eros is the force of creation that draws matter frequencies together, weaving the dream of existence. Eros is the Loving of this life, from primordial appetite to serene contemplation. We have over civilized, deeply mechanized and severely limited ourselves to a point of stagnation. Preoccupation with safety and stability will keep us barely living. The Love we are becoming lives beyond those margins in an Ocean of vitality, in a space of risk. We no longer recognize ourselves. We no longer know who we are.......what an opportunity!
Metamorphosis and change is our natural state. We are creatures of flow and wonder, abiding and creating, being and loving. Eros is seed to the flower of our true becoming. We enter through movement, breath, silence, sound, sensation. We gather the missing ones, the ones we left or turned awaylong ago. We welcome with gentleness the ones who are afraid. We go step by step at our own pace. Here, we Love ourselves as Nature, no longer willing to be parted from her another moment. Here, we arrive - breath by breath, sensation by sensation, vibration by vibration - home in the waters of ancient origins. Here, we sing ourselves anew, a ripe and ready location of infinite being, Love ensouled and vibrantly alive.

© 2022 Sabine Mead

This 5 day retreat will be held at Shanti Meditation Hall, 625 Laurel Creek Road, NE, Pilot, Virginia, 24138

Hours:

Wednesday, April 19 12:30 - 5:30PM

Thursday, April 20 9:30AM - 5:30PM with a meal break

Friday, April 21 10AM - 9PM with two meal breaks

Saturday, April 22. 10AM -9PM with two meal breaks

Sunday, April 23 10AM - 2PM

~ This format includes a period of silence ( to be determined ).

Housing and meals are not included ( we will have catered meals for Friday & Saturday dinner for a small fee ).
Airbnb & VRBO are available in Floyd County. If you are interested, I will put together a group house to share. Let me know if you want this option.

Tuition: $432
To register, contact Sabine at sabine@resonantbody.com

Payment plans available.

~ WE ARE THE STARS ~ Somatic Explorations of Our Cosmic Origins ~ AN IN- person weekend workshop

We are a living cosmic dance, expressing in and through the many dimensions of reality - learning, growing and evolving as one universal symphony. The planets and the twelve zodiac archetypes reflect the complexity and multivalent nature of this choreography.

March 18 & 19, 2023

Soma Vayu Garden

73 Woodbridge Avenue

Highland Park, New Jersey, 08904

Dates & Times:
Saturday, March 18 11AM – 5PMSunday, March 19 10AM – 5PM

Tuition: $275
To register, contact Bobbie Ellis at: somawithbobbie@gmail.com

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For many epochs we have studied the heavens, tracking the movements of stars and planets as a way to reach into the macrocosm and make meaning of our human experience. The constantly changing geometry of the night sky offers us a personal reflection, a way of orienting ourselves in a dynamic context of ongoing involutionary and evolutionary cycles within cycles.

Astrology is an ancient and evolving art of mapping and interpreting the relationship with and felt experience of the movements of heavenly bodies as they interact with us individually and collectively. We are a living cosmic dance, expressing in and through the many dimensions of reality -learning, growing and evolving as one universal symphony. The planets and the twelve zodiac archetypes reflect the complexity and multivalent nature of this choreography.

In this course, we will explore and discover the universe within, mapping our own cosmic body. Through embodied astrology, the planets are reclaimed as the living beings they are. The planets, no longer objectified, become a living source wisdom. This is all woven into a Continuum Dive, a nonverbal, somatic experience of these cosmological energies. Dropping well below cognition and critical thinking, we tap the intuitive body wisdom inherent in the language of movement and sound.

Continuum is a self-directed somatic practice grounded in breath, felt sensation, attention, movement and sound/vibration. Through the wide aperture of this innovative approach to embodiment, fuller incarnation is made possible. The landscape of the body becomes the skyscape of the stars. Outer reflects inner and inner reflects outer. It is here where eternity meets time, where form meets emptiness, where Heaven and Earth are One.

Sabine Mead is a registered somatic movement educator and Continuum Teacher. Her origins in movement improvisation and dance set the tone for a life of movement inquiry. After many years of in-depth studies in somatic modalities and teaching yoga since 1994, Sabine was introduced to Continuum in 2003 and mentored with Emilie Conrad throughout the remainder of Emilie’s life. Sabine, authorized in 2007 by Emilie, is now a founding member of Continuum Teachers Association. Living the art of Continuum while innovating and creating an array of inquiries has been her life’s path. WE ARE THE STARS is a passionate fusion of decades of study of Astrology with Continuum.

Primordial Depths Retreat

Return to the inner sea, the stars within your infinite being

IN-PERSON EVENT!

  • Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
  • August 12 - 19, 2023
  • Continuum experience is prerequisite to participation
  • Tuition ~ $564
  • Accommodations and meals are not included
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The story of evolution is our story, our inheritance, our destiny. Out of the mysterious and intelligent fabric of existence, sentient life takes form in the sea. A single cell metamorphosizes over eons into a myriad of possibilities— fish, whale, dinosaur, eagle, human. Our origins are elemental; our beginnings are our present and future.

Held on the island of Ocracoke, one of the most remote islands in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, we are surrounded and supported by the elements of earth, sea and sky. In this extraordinary natural setting, through the ancient body wisdom-gifts of movement, sound, breath and beholding, we will reenact our primordial unfolding from the sea to land.

For five mornings, we rise before dawn and gather on the beach to participate in an experiential inquiry and creative exploration of discovery. Set during the week of the new moon, the inky black of our celestial vault is strewn with Milky Way wonders and stars rising over the dark sea. Through ritual, we engage with the greater mystery, with the vastness and powers of our elemental nature. We plumb the depths of self that live beyond words and ignite the soul fire of being alive. Silence held within our group of souls fosters interior cosmos communing. Against the ocean’s expansive backdrop, we open to our essential nature and true origins.

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"The heavens are panther black and the swirl of the Milky Way spreads out above you. A light wind brings the song of Poseidon to you, and you walk between full slumbering dunes and out onto a primordial barrier island beach 16 miles out from the continent. The vast ineffable ocean flows into you. Your breath slows and your lungs fill with that ocean air. You remember something. You move towards the shore and a small encampment of kindred souls. As far as you can see down the beach in both directions, there are no other beings besides sea gulls and sand pipers. You lay back and take in the stars, the wind, and the waves in this pregnant dawn. Movement as prayer comes into you and for the next few hours, as the loving sun arises and warms you, your whole body wordlessly communes with the mother you came from.

You appreciate all of this, are lifted by community and an eco depth philosophy, and enjoy an enlightened Continuum sequence to ride (one that recapitulates evolutionary morphology) because of the vision and efforts of a soul connected mistress of Eros, Sabine Mead. She helps you remember something.

Thank you Sabine."

— Cory Blake
Guitarist/Composer/Movement Teacher
Music and Movement Therapist/Integrative Health Coach


ONGOING OFFERINGS

Into the Waves ~ Resonant Body Inquiry & Dive ~ In person, Bi-weekly at Shanti, Pilot, Virginia

Deepening our commitment to this embodied experience is a necessity in waters this dynamic and in such powerful phase transitions. As we Dive, we source a wellspring of our native biological and quantum intelligence, bringing all our strengths and wisdom forward to access and share. Bearing our inner gifts out into the world is balm and sustenance for an individual and a world in transformation.

Personal practice reinvigorated, rededicated, reconfigured ~ 

  • TUESDAY Evenings
  • 6:30PM – 8:30PM
  • Winter 2023 dates; January 10 & 24; February 7 & 21; March 7 & 21

To register, I offer pass cards or drop in:

  • 6 class pass: $120
  • Drop in: $25
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Ours is a world in flux and flame, in continuous metamorphosis and on fire with evolutionary purposiveness. We are being challenged to perceive ourselves afresh, to open our minds and live into curiosity.  Amidst roiling sea change, where learning to adapt to constant movement of surface to depths, opens capacities we need and perhaps didn’t even know we had. Continuum cultivates the art of engagement, our abiding willingness and skill to be in the experience; an encompassing embodiment; a wide view into realms unknown. Deepening our commitment to this embodied experience is a necessity in waters this dynamic and in such powerful phase transitions. As we Dive, we source the wellspring of our native biological and quantum intelligence, bringing all our strengths and wisdom forward to access and share. Bearing our inner gifts out into the world is balm and sustenance for an individual and a world in transformation. Each one of us, a unique pearl in this ocean, emerging from a hard encasement of shell and comfort to reveal and shine our radiant heart as gift and service. Surfing winds and waves of an ocean in mutability, we find new agility and ease. Diving under waves, we sink into quiet depths of stillpoint and rest, re-membering we are all of existence, divinity embodied.

This in-person, bi-weekly 2 hour class is drumbeat and rhythm in the pulsations of time, a place to return to and gather with self and others in collective intent and practice. Each class inquiry will lean into forwarding and supporting us in our ongoing, shapeshifting context and contain a long dive experience. New sounds will be woven into new inquirIes ~~~ 

Our Resonant Body ~ An Introduction to Continuum

Resonance is the living language of the Universe. All bodies that experience being relate through a field of resonance, creating a highly dynamic expression and way of relating. When we open our resonant capacity, we deepen into the field, expanding into new dimensions of interiority and mutualism.
  • Saturday, March 11 & Sunday, March 12 12:30-5:30PM
  • Shanti Meditation Hall, Deer Park Farm, 625 Laurel Creek Road, Pilot, Virginia 24138
  • Offered on sliding scale: $90 - $140. Suggested donations for Shanti, $20+
  • To Register, contact Sabine at sabine@resonantbody.com or 919-606-9642
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A shift in the interior landscape of one’s body will reconfigure the landscape of one’s life. Each of us has a deeply personal reference point that defines how we perceive reality, as well as how we think, move, and relate. When we cultivate a receptive, adaptable, fluid body, we meet ourselves with love and compassion. And when this becomes our lived experience, we transform the landscape of the world. At this time, many of us are feeling the pull into a new reference point, one that allows us a broader, more encompassing view and invites new horizons of being.

Resonance is the living language of the Universe. All bodies that experience being relate through a field of resonance, creating a highly dynamic expression and way of relating. When we open our resonant capacity, we deepen into the field, expanding into new dimensions of interiority and mutualism.

Continuum is a self-directed, cumulative practice done either alone or in groups. Slow, subtle movement serves as a conscious guide into layers of becoming and belonging, an opening into eros and oneness. Sound, the felt sense of vibration, merges with movement in an alchemy of sublime embodiment, allowing for an ever-deepening sense of ensoulment. Integration, wholeness, empathy and spaciousness arrive as a new sense of self emerges and flows through. Continuum opens a portal that shifts perception and thus our experience of reality, allowing us to slowly awaken to fuller dimensions of love and presence.

Saturday, March 11 & Sunday, March 12, 12:30-5:30PM


Shanti Meditation Hall, Deer Park Farm, 625 Laurel Creek Road, Pilot, Virginia 24138

Offered on sliding scale: $90 - $140. Suggested donations for Shanti, $20+

To Register, contact Sabine at sabine@resonantbody.com or 919-606-9642

This weekend workshop will be followed by a 7 class series at Shanti Meditation HallThursday evenings, September 22 - December 8, 2022, 6:30 -8:30PM

MAVEN MENTORING

~ Multidimensional skills for your Future Self

I am ready to help guide you through the overwhelm of our ever-complexifying life experience into a centered alignment within yourself.

My tool kit includes decades of teaching and training in somatic practices; Continuum (authorized 2007), meditation and yoga (certified 1996), metaphysical inquiry, astrological study and practice, mentoring, energetic and intuitive guidance, creative conversation and transformational process work.

One on One sessions are offered online for either 60 or 90 minutes. Session packages are available. To contact or schedule a session, please email me at sabine@resonantbody.com.

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Our future dawns before our eyes and our hearts. Together, we stand at a precipice; a world dissolving as a new world is being born. In this liminal portal, we find ourselves making our way out of a familiar and known orientation and into a new and unknown orientation. For many of us, this is a confusing and terrifying gauntlet of change. How do we shift from resistance and rigidity to flow and flexibility, from the predictable and mechanistic to the unpredictable and metamorphic? We are all participants in this creation of what is to be.

Perhaps some of these questions are relevant to your personal experience; Are you feeling unhinged from linear time? Are the structures of the life you’ve known fracturing, disappearing, falling away? Do you feel at home in your own skin? Are you feeling too much too fast? Are you experiencing a sense of not belonging? Do you have a sense of not quite knowing yourself anymore? Are you perceiving a call to make changes, move forward, but have no idea how or where to begin?

I am ready to help guide you through the overwhelm of our ever-complexifying life experience into a centered alignment within yourself. Discovering and reinforcing this alignment shifts the overwhelm into flow and resilience. Learning to move in and through the dynamic range of changes and unexpected situations that arise creates the pathway for dancing with unpredictable outcomes. As a personal way-shower, I support you in reinforcing and anchoring the deep midline of one’s true self to clear out and parse through the old and outdated, creating space for the next and new. Together, we unveil the potential to allow for context regeneration, inviting in fierce grace for a fearless future.

I am a maven, a pathfinder, a mentor of the you buried under by cultural demands and identity constructs that no longer serve. This threshold phase of expansion and acceleration is a golden window of opportunity for re-worthing and re-valuing your personal gifts, talents, passions and strengths as a course correct into authentic expression as well as being of service to our larger collective. I guide and support the growing bud of innate intuition emerging from your essential self.

Embodied Astrology

Bringing a fresh understanding of Astrology into a Living Process

Astrology sessions ~

1.5 hours $175

2 hours $225

All sessions are on Zoom and recorded.

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My orientation to the Stars is as living beings with which we are intimately engaged. The planets and the constellations are an outer reflection of an inner process. When we bring a subjective view to the constant movements above, we can track those dynamics within our own felt sense experience. Working with the planets, points and Zodiac inside an embodied template, we allow the mental objectifying to transform, leaving us reconfigured as the cosmological and universal process we truly are. Our understanding of the Astrological information is metabolized by both mind and body, supporting and defining our distinct and individual spirit work.

WE ARE THE STARS ~ Somatic Explorations of Our Cosmic Origins ~ An online course

We are a living cosmic dance, expressing in and through the many dimensions of reality - learning, growing and evolving as one universal symphony.

This online course meets once a month for a full year. Classes will meet on the first Saturdays of the month from 11 – 2pm EST (dates listed below). Each class will contain content, experiential practice ( a dive, meditation ) and Q/A.  All classes offered on Zoom, recorded and downloaded to Dropbox. Tuition for full year course: $369; and can be paid in full or 2 or 3 installments if needed ( please let me know ).

~Saturdays ~

  • September 3, 2022
  • October 1, 2022
  • November 5, 2022
  • December 3, 2022
  • January 7, 2023
  • February 11, 2023
  • March 4, 2023
  • April 1, 2023
  • May 6, 2023
  • June 3, 2023
  • July 1, 2023
  • August 5, 2023
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For thousands of years we have studied the heavens, tracking the movements of stars and planets as a way to reach into the macrocosm and make meaning of our human experience. The constantly changing geometry of the night sky offers us a personal reflection, a way of placing ourselves in time/space and the ongoing evolution of cycles within cycles.

Astrology is an ancient and evolving art of mapping and interpreting the relationship with and felt experience of the movements of heavenly bodies as they interact with us individually and collectively. We are a living cosmic dance, expressing in and through the many dimensions of reality - learning, growing and evolving as one universal symphony. The twelve zodiac archetypes reflect the complexity and multivalent nature of this choreography.

In this course, we will explore and discover the universe within, mapping our own cosmic body. Each class, on the first Saturday of the month, will explore the astrological themes and highlights of the current month, attuning each of us to the energies influencing our personal lives and the global collective. These themes will then be woven into a Dive - a non verbal, somatic experience of these cosmological energies. Diving below cognition and critical thinking, we tap the intuitive body wisdom inherent in the language of movement and sound.

Continuum is a self-directed somatic practice grounded in breath, felt sensation, attention, movement and sound/vibration. Through the wide aperture of this innovative approach to embodiment, fuller incarnation is made possible. The landscape of the body becomes the skyscape of the stars. Outer reflects inner and inner reflects outer. It is here where eternity meets time, where form meets emptiness, where earth and heaven are One.

This online course meets once a month for a full year. Classes will meet on the first Saturdays of the month from 11am – 2pm EST (dates listed below). Each class will contain content, experiential practice ( a dive, meditation ) and Q/A. All classes offered on Zoom, recorded and downloaded to Dropbox.

Tuition for the full year course: $369; can be paid in full or 2 or 3 installments. Register directly with Sabine at: sabine@resonantbody.com

Yoga

Language of movement that opens body & breath

TEMPORARILY ONLINE:

All yoga classes are now offered on a pass card basis. The fees are as follows:

  • $150 for 10-class pass valid for 3 months from date of purchase
  • $300 for 20 -class pass valid for 6 months from date of purchase
  • $18 drop in
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My yoga classes integrate the language of asana with my knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biology, kinesiology, movement fundamentals, breath practices, perceptual and attention practices and meditation.

Yoga is a language of movement that opens the body and breath. When practiced regularly, it transforms our whole being by generating ease of movement, calmness and a quiet mind. It brings us home to ourselves, cultivates a listening within, and leaves us resting in the temple of our infinite self.

I fell in love with yoga in the 1980s. As a dancer, I found the focus on breathing, the shapes that helped my spine stay supple and the intention of moving into stillness nourishing and captivating. I became a Certified Yoga Teacher in 1997 under the guidance and teachings of Erich Schiffman. I went on to study Vinyasa Flow and Fluid Dynamics with Shiva Rea, Restorative and Prenatal yoga with Judith Lassiter.

Somatic studies have been my life’s passion. My yoga classes integrate the language of asana with my knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biology, kinesiology, movement fundamentals, breath practices, perceptual and attention practices and meditation. Resonant Body Movement™ informs my classes with fluid movement and a emphasis on the subtle energetics. My intention in every class is to bring students through a multidimensional experience that leaves them feeling more spacious, more grounded, more alive.

My Essential Yoga classes combine standing and seated poses with some vinyasa, pranayama and meditation.  Deep stretch is practiced in seated and supine oriented asana. Restorative yoga is the deep down rest, using props to support the body in different shapes and opening from the inside out with the breath. This practice is for the nervous system, a potent balm for the speed of modern life.

My new class, Fluid Anatomy Yoga, is a leap into the freeform dimension of yoga. Considered to be the advanced yoga practice, this class begins with guided asana and transitions to a self guided exploration and free form inquiry, moment to moment. The structure of the asana evolves into a fluid dynamic that is both nourishing and enlivening, moving beyond the form of asana.