Femme Punk Yoga

FEMME PUNK YOGA: Magical healing powers of the divine feminine
July 14, 2016 7:30-9:30pm
$25 Member / $30 Regular
Led by Taleen Kali

What is #FEMMEPUNKYOGA ??

We live in a patriarchal society that often erases the value of what it means to be #FEMME. We are taught that we can’t be feminine and punk, tough and soft, sweet and loud. In this kind of culture where our bodies are subject to so much violence, censorship and exploitation, it’s not always easy to remember our natural internal magics of the divine feminine.

I say we can.

In yoga, we celebrate the union of sthira and sukha: firmness and softness, strength and flexibility. This is what #FEMMEPUNKYOGA means to me:
embracing the visibility and spectrum of being femme, being tough AND being soft in order to feel wholeness.

The way I’ve learned to achieve this wholeness is by reminding myself that my body always has my best interests in mind: every cell, every hair, every breath. In #FEMMEPUNKYOGA we remember how to tap into our natural internal magics, exploring the divine feminine in poses designed to access our own internal tides to remind, regain, relearn, and renew.

⚡️  WHAT WE’LL COVER

– How to set intentions and charge crystals to create optimal results

– A 75 minute yoga asana practice where together we:
~ Access our divine feminine through the 2nd chakra
(sacrum, womb, center of creativity and sensuality)
~ 3rd eye gazing (accessing our internal healing)~ Move through more feminine “chandra” moon poses

– Extended savasana relaxation with aromatherapy

⚡️  WHAT YOU’LL TAKE HOME 
– Body awareness, divine awareness, renewal
– Tools for creating boundaries in order to focus on healing
– Simple movements to recharge yourself at home in minutes
– A crystal punk bag: crystals to set on your nightstand and altar to access
the divine feminine.
– Punk pins (Grace Jones or Blondie) to put on your most loved, soul illuminating, favorite jacket.

This workshop is open to female-identifying students. Bring your own mat and a bottle of water! All workshop attendees get a Kali Yoga swag bag with crystals and punk pins.
Our body always has our best interests in mind, with an internal reservoir of magical self-renewal that helps us to transcend barriers and create change. In a patriarchal society where our bodies are subject to so much unwanted violence and censorship, it’s not always easy to remember our natural internal magics. In this workshop, we will explore the divine feminine in poses designed to tap into our own internal tides to remind, regain, relearn, and renew.

This workshop is open to female-identifying students. Bring your own mat and a bottle of water! All workshop attendees get a Kali Yoga swag bag with crystals and punk pins.

ABOUT TALEEN KALI: Taleen Kali teaches #PUNKROCKYOGA and #HANGOVERYOGA every Wednesday and Sunday at 12pm at Bootleg Theater. The Kali Yoga practice is inclusive of all levels, bodies, genders, ages, and abilities and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Taleen discovered yoga in 2012 at Yoga Blend studio in Burbank. The practice helped realign her body, mind and spirit–lessons she kept close while recovering from multiple arm injuries that led to taking a break from playing guitar. After healing and strengthening with the help of yoga, Taleen resumed playing music and decided to train as a yoga teacher, enrolling in Yoga Blend’s 200 hour teacher training. She chose the name Kali Yoga for her teachings–”Kali” being her stage name representing love for her native California, as well as a nod to the Hindu goddess of revolution. Specializing in yoga for musicians and artists, her intention is to bring mindfulness and reduced suffering to anyone who is open to allowing the power of breathwork, movement and sound into their lifestyle practice. For more info, visit KaliYogaLA.com


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