Living in Harmony w/ the Winter

w/ Megan Hettich

 Saturday, January 6th| 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $25

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As we experience winter, we are among the most Yin seasons of the year with cold, dark, slow, inward energy. It can be a tough time of year for many, and at times, seem dreadfully long. But, if we can learn to tune in to what nature is telling us, it can be a very powerful season for our health. It’s the time of year to rest, allowing our bodies to renew and regenerate. We can allow ourselves to shift our focus and energy inward, spending more time in meditation, reflection, and self-care.

In the first part of our workshop, we’ll discuss an overview of the seasons according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. We’ll take a deeper look at which organs and emotions are associated with the winter season, finding ways to bring more balance into our lives during this time of year. During winter, the element is water, the color is black, the taste is salty, and the emotion is fear. It’s a time to nourish ourselves both physically and spiritually. From an internal perspective, it’s the season related to the kidneys and bladder. We’ll dive deeper into bringing harmony into our organs through our activities and diet.

In the second part of our workshop, we’ll get moving with a Hatha style yoga class, targeting the organs & meridians associated with winter. All levels of yogis welcome, as modifications will be offered throughout class. Our focus will be on postures that bring revitalization and strength to the kidneys and bladder, preparing your body for the winter season upon us. You’ll leave this workshop with better self-awareness, as well as cleaner space in the body and mind to take advantage of all the benefits the winter season has to offer.

Bring a notebook, pen, and yoga mat.

Flight School: Arm Balances & Inversions

w/ Sammi Mallett

 Saturday, January 13th| 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $10-20

**Limited Space Available. Please Sign-Up Here in Advance**

Building up the spirit of advanced poses by breaking down the physical challenges. You can do it!
This MONTHLY workshop series will focus on some of the more challenging Asanas, Inversions, and Arm Balances and incorporating these often illusive postures into a flow. We’ll break down the mechanics of these Asanas to approach them with from a more studious and practical direction with ample opportunity to ask questions and attempt postures you never knew you could do.
We’ll start with a centering, juicy flow to warm the body and proceed into the depths and details of the asanas as we come to them and finally see what the body remembers by plugging them back into the pace of the flow.
Learning how to invert, fly, and balance on one’s arms is as much about facing one’s fears as it is about facing Gravity. It’s as much about belief and confidence in one’s self as it is about Putting down one’s burdens and letting go of doubt. It’s as much about finding strength and flexibility in one’s spirit as it is about finding supple softness in one’s body. But it is mostly about practice, practice, practice.
Stick around afterward for Kirtan from 3:30-4:30!

Kirtan: Yoga of the Heart

w/ Sammi Mallett

 Saturday, January 13th| 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Suggested Donation: $5-15

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A new MONTHLY event! Heal the heart, share the heart, and express the heart. Celebrate with singing meditation.
Kirtan, or call and response chanting, is one of the traditional forms of Bhakti Yoga, with roots going back many centuries in India.Bhakti Yoga is the practice of Love and Devotion and Kirtan is a way to express and amplify that love. One person chanting can be powerful, but when 20 voices join in, that power is amplified exponentially.Warning: Kirtan has been known to induce profound states of meditation and bliss.

Creating a Healthy Relationship w/ Food

w/ Lisa Lola

 Saturday, January 20th| 12:30 pm-3:30 pm

Suggested Donation: $30-45

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Many of us find that we have a dysfunctional relationship with food. It may come in the form of an eating disorder, unnatural ways of eating, or some fear based relationship with food.

In the New Year we often make lofty goals to “eat right” and completely revamp our diet without considering the emotional wounds and mental thought processes keeping us locked in the loop of food judgment, paralysis, restrictions and punishment.

Do you find that your mind is loud with judgment as you eat? Most of us experience some type of judgment and shaming as we eat. The cliché phrase, “comfort eating” exists because of the relationship many of us have with food. Using food as a false sense of comfort rather than what it is actually here for, nourishment for ourselves.

Creating a relationship of health and nourishment with food is the way to a healthy body full of energy and vitality. Consider that HOW we eat is far more important than WHAT we eat.

In this workshop we will explore the realm of eating and healthy food relationships. We will look at food fears and judgments to shine the light of consciousness upon our wounds and limiting beliefs so that we may transmute them into possibilities of awakening.

This workshop will provide participants a new perspective and relationship with food to carry into their lives. All are welcome.

Agenda

  • Eating Exploration & Experience
  • Consciousness
  • Emotional Wounds & Limiting Beliefs
  • Victimization
  • Food & Body Relationships
  • Effects on Energy Anatomy
  • Closing Healing Meditation

Logistics

  • Saturday, January 20th from 12:30-3:30pm
  • Karma Tribe: 3545 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Suggested Donation $30-45
  • Bring a Journal & Pen

Vinyasa Alignment Essentials

w/ Lauren Leduc

 Saturday, January 27th| 12:30 pm-3:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $25

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“It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.” -BKS Iyengar

The vinyasa (plank, chaturanga, upward facing dog, downward dog) is an essential component to most yoga flow practices. When done properly, it can take your practice to new heights. When done with improper alignment, it can cause injury and frustration. Learn the meaning of “vinyasa”, while exploring the beautiful art of transitioning. We’ll break down proper alignment, muscle usage, and breathing to set you up for safety, strength, and success!