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Faces of the Goddess
April 26, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - May 24, 2018 @ 7:15 pm
Faces of the Goddess: Embodying Attributes of the Divine Feminine through Yoga
Aligned Vinyasa & Restorative Yoga, Storytelling, Breath Work, Mantra & Contemplation
A 5 Week Series April 26th-May 24th **
Thursdays 7:15-8:45pm at West Asheville Yoga
$90 or $75 (Early Bird Register by March 15th)
*Class is canceled on May 10th due to a death in the family. Make up class is schedule for June 7th at 7:15pm* If the make-up class does not work for you, please contact Sue Ann at [email protected]
Prepare to embark on a journey where we explore what it feels like to embody life affirming qualities of ancient deities within the modern day of all that you are. Inspired by stories, myths, and teachings of the divine feminine will reconnect to your own powers thorough aligned yoga asana, breath work, mantra, contemplation, relaxation, and meditation. Each week we will explore the powers that these teachers hold and learn how we can apply their strengths, not only to our yoga practice, and within our everyday lives as well. The essence focused on merging aspects of the ancient wisdom of the divine within you…hear and now. Experience the protective powers within you, shift the way you view the world, cleanse the mental, physical and emotional bodies through the practice of deity yoga. Most importantly the opportunity to shift the way we see ourselves, seeing the divine qualities we already hold.
Over the 5 weeks we will explore the faces of Durga, Lakshmi, Kali, Saraswati and the great goddess Shakti herself in union with the divine masculine.
*Durga: Warrior Goddess of Protection and Inner Strength.
Compassionate Strength of Durga: Cultivate a present steadiness in daily life and difficult situations.
Standing and balancing poses, arm balances interwoven into a aligned vinyasa class which supports the cultivate of presence and steadiness in daily life.
*Lakshmi: Goddess of Abundance and Good Fortune.
Radiant Being of Lakshmi: Connecting to Inner Abundance and Good Fortune.
Expanding from the center, out in all directions with upbeat vinyasa flow coupled with the subtle body awareness of restorative yoga.
*Kali: Goddess of Revolution.
Deep Fierce Love: The Ego Smashing of Kali
Clearing obstructions, wounds, traumas, grief, and fear via attributes of feminine ferocity.
Cleansing and clearing the body and nervous system with twists, enlivening the ferocity of the heart with back bends, and melting into the heart with chest openers.
*Saraswati: Goddess Who Flows as Language, Insight, and Sound.
Birthing Creative Insight with Saraswati: Pour Your New Song Into a Clear Mind
Inversions, Yoga flow, voice activation, mantra, and visualization
* Shakti in Union: Merging the Divine Masculine and Feminine within.
As Above So Below: The Dance of the Divine Masculine and Feminine as you embody radical transformation and internal union. Deep, slow wave flow…merging the currents of the masculine and feminine energies in the physical and subtle body.
About the Instructor:
Raphaela Fritz is a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist since 2004, E-RYT 500 as well as a formerly Certified Anusara teacher, Certified Bikram Instructor since 2001, Bikram Yoga Champion representing Texas in 2003 & Yoga Therapeutics Practitioner. She incorporates layers of life wisdom, tantric teachings, and the language of the heart with structural alignment and dynamic flow; interweaving ancient teachings and myth with the realities of modern day life.