Do you host yoga events near Saint Louis? Would you like your events to be combined into this public calendar we can all use to avoid conflicts and help promote each other? Message us your public Google calendar ICAL address and we’ll add it to our soon-to-be published shared calendar! We want you to own your calendar and content so you can make updates, we just aggregate for students’ convenience.
To get the link, go to calendar.google.com (log in if necessary), under “My Calendars” on the left, click on the downward pointing arrow, choose “Calendar Settings”, click “Share this Calendar” at the top, make sure that “Make this calendar public” is checked, click Save at the bottom if you had to change this setting, click “Calendar Details” at the top, go to the “Calendar Address” section, click on the ICAL button, copy the URL it shows you in the popup, then message that to us.
Rules: These must be non-regular classes, such as workshops that don’t happen on a regular basis. Please don’t post regular yoga classes. Be kind. Collaborate. Share.
Fri Sept30: 5:30p – 10:00pm
Sat Oct1: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sun Oct2: 9:30am-1:30pm
Mantra Gosham is a new program that offers mantra and ritual practices in combination with asana and meditation for the purpose of raising higher vibrations and sharing bliss, love, and joy. It is a unique opportunity to generate higher vibrations through the chanting of mantras in the traditional Vedic style. In today’s world people are more interested in making their bodies flexible rather than making their soul, mind and body to synchronize with each other. Mantra chanting and ritual create noble vibrations that whirl around our bodies to form a protective sheath for our goodness and prosperity. When we come together as a group to share these practices, our higher energy spreads to all those we are in relationship with, and out to our broader communities.
Mantra Gosham is being offered as a non-profit program with the donations going to Rathna Charitable Trust’s renovation of the village school at Anandhathandavapuram and the Trust’s ongoing education programs for children. The Mantra Gosham program includes asana practice in combination with meditation, mantra chanting and ritual sessions in order to prepare the physical body for the higher states of energy created during mantra chanting and ritual.
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
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
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
Saturday, Oct. 1, 6:45pm-8:00pm
P.O.S.E. Donation — Dana practice
A social justice practice at Joy of Yoga in South City. Proceeds will go to the League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis. Coloring for kids [and for adults who enjoy coloring too]. Make signs to encourage everyone to vote. Take your handiwork home or pass them around for business owners to post! $15 will go towards this donation-based practice. $15 donation, or more at the door. Please arrive on time. Location: Joy of Yoga
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