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 angry and it makes sense to go numb—whatever it looks like, self-preservation makes sense. Things stop making sense when we use our vital power to silence and destabilize ourselves and each other—using internalized tactics of tyranny to cope with the harms of tyranny, we perpetuate cycles of abuse and disconnection.
Designed to honor and replenish the deep systems of your body, this class explores different ways of reclaiming power, sensation, and hope.
The practice integrates yoga, music, and guided visualization to provide a space for healing against dissociation, rage, and apathy. The slow-moving pace of the class is set to a carefully-crafted soundtrack of ambient and heavy music. Sometimes the music is moody and relaxing—sometimes it is raw and relentless. Whatever its quality, the music models how intense emotions can be channeled into creativity rather than into destruction and despair.
This offering is intended for all who are burdened and harmed by the homogenizing and dehumanizing violence of American culture.