Yoga + Queer Identity with Melanie Williams
Sunday, April 7th from 5:30-8pm
The intention of this workshop is to provide a safe space for queer self-inquiry and contemplation of the complete yoga practice, exploring the eight limbs through a queer lens. It is meant to be an LGBTQ+ only space, and all who self-identify as such are welcome. The ultimate aim is to leave participants with a solid foothold into yoga philosophy and practice that resonates and jives with their queer identity.
The workshop opens with centering and a brief, grounding meditation, incorporating use of pranayama, mudra, and/or restorative pose work as appropriate. The group will then spend time in discussion, looking at the eight limbs of yoga (particularly the yamas and niyamas, yoga's ethical precepts) through a queer lens, led by the instructor and incorporating moments for group reflection and sharing. We will follow the discussion with another brief meditation for integration and an hour-long, all-levels asana practice that is designed to support the queer physical and energetic bodies through chakral and anatomical alignment and breath-based flow. We’ll close with savasana and a final guided meditation.
Investment: $40 or $30 for Students/Gold/NYTT