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Yoga for the Obliteration of Tyranny SOLD OUT
January 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 21
Sliding scale $15-25
Pre-registration is recommended as this event always sells out.
Rage, grief, and fear are all sane reactions to being silenced, destabilized, or made to feel invisible, powerless, or ashamed. It makes sense to get riled up and lash out, and it makes sense to withdraw—whatever it looks like, self-preservation makes sense. Things stop making sense when we use our individual power to silence and destabilize ourselves and each other. Using internalized tactics of tyranny to cope with the consequences of tyranny, we perpetuate cycles of abuse and disconnection.
Yoga for the Obliteration of Tyranny is slow-moving and challenging practice integrating yoga, authentic movement, and guided imagery meditation. The carefully-crafted soundtrack of heavy, evocative music helps to channel intense emotions into creativity rather than into destruction and despair. Designed to honor and replenish the deep systems of the body, this class explores different ways of reclaiming power and hope. Feeling and trusting the immense and unknowable power at our core requires both courage and support. Luckily, our bodies are full of strength and surrender—we ARE what we need to overthrow internalized oppression.
Jocelyn co-teaches with music to hold a strong container for deep work. All bodies and all levels are always welcome—please contact [email protected]
with any questions.
Jocelyn’s approach to working with people honors the depths of our physical experience. Her teachings emphasize moving with awareness slowing down to feel what is real. Rooted in an ever-growing sense that the body knows what it needs to heal and grow, Jocelyn incorporates creative language, imagery, and music to help people connect to the deep subtleties of their presence. You can expect a welcoming, relaxed, and respectful atmosphere. Jocelyn is currently pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Expressive Arts Therapy and Systemic Multicultural Counseling at Appalachian State University.