Dianne Bondy P.O.S.E. weekend 2016

  • September 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016
    6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Dianne Bondy
P.O.S.E. Weekend
POSE: Principles of Social Equality™
Applying the principles of yoga to social justice
Full Details: 314yoga.com/diannebondy.html

Whole Weekend (not including donation Saturday night) $150 total (price includes tax)

Continuing Education Credit: Each class/session is worth 2 CECs and considered contact hours for Yoga Alliance. The entire workshop is 8 CECs. Participants will get a certificate of completion at the end of the weekend.


Friday, Sept. 30, 6:00-9:00pm
P.O.S.E. Clear Expression of Truth: Satya and Saucha
How do you express your truth? How does your body express the truth? How do we express our truth within society and across real and imaginary barriers? Dianne will lead a discussion and practice designed to open the heart and hips. Location: Ferguson Community Center. Price: $40


Saturday, Oct. 1, 9:30am-12:30pm
P.O.S.E. Power and Release: Asteya and Tapas
Asteya means non-stealing and offers that we not steal another’s property through action, speech or thoughts. This can also mean refraining from appropriation of cultures, ideas and passing them off as our own or not acknowledging their true origins. Tapas means to burn. Can we burn away ideas that depend on labels for others or ourselves? Can power and privilege exist without others being viewed as weak or being underprivileged? Can we ditch comparisons? In a true yoga practice, there is room for us all. Dianne will lead a discussion and practice with a focus on power and release of unnecessary “adornments” and unconscious patterns. Location: Ferguson Community Center. Price: $40


12:30-2:15pm Bring your lunch and let’s eat outside. Hudson Park is a very short walking distance between Ferguson Community Center and Florissant Valley Community College. Location: Hudson Park on College Drive [weather permitting]

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2:30-5:00
P.O.S.E. Nonviolence and Contentment: Ahimsa and Santosha
Ahimsa is nonviolence — a compassion towards yourself and others. Santosha is self-acceptance and contentment. Can you be your own best friend? Can you give yourself the peace and compassion and kindness that you give to others? Dianne will discuss inner peace and self acceptance, then lead a quiet practice accompanied by musical artist Anu French. Location: Ferguson Community Center. Price: $40


Saturday, Oct. 1, 6:45pm-8:00pm
P.O.S.E. Donation — Dana practice
A social justice yoga practice at Joy of Yoga in South City. Proceeds will benefit [non-profit organization to be announce]. Coloring for kids [and for adults who enjoy coloring too]. Make signs to encourage everyone to vote in the upcoming election. Take your handiwork home or pass them around for business owners. Donate $30 ahead of time; at the door, or give what you can. Please arrive on time. Location: Joy of Yoga. Suggested donation: $30


Sunday, Oct. 2, 10:00am-12:00pm
P.O.S.E. Coming Back to the Table: Brahmacharya and Svadhyaya
Brahmacharya is energy moderation. Svadhyaya means self-study — a lesson on ourselves. How do we start — or restart — the conversation and move forward with wisdom, strength and grace after a big personal blow out, a historic injustice or a long tense silence? Dianne will offer ways we can regain perspective, to reach out and reconnect with a partner, a friend, or across communities and social movements.The practice will focus on a healthier back and back issues. Location: Ferguson Community Center. Price: $40

We will be filming portions of the workshop to promote this community effort.

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