Goddesses of Yoga
Goddess energy, or Shakti, was understood in classical India to be universal power-patterns occurring in the greater cosmos, in the natural world, and in our innate human nature. Recognizing and working skillfully with these patterns on multiple levels; energetically, physically and psychologically was believed to confer the dual goals of Spiritual fulfillment and worldly enjoyment. Much of today’s yoga ideology draws from these roots and would benefit from a richer contextual background to add depth and nuanced meaning.
Goddesses of Yoga is an eight-week yoga course drawing from Sally Kempton’s Awakening Shakti book on using the myth, mantra, imagery and meditations involving the traditional goddesses of yoga to enrich and empower one’s yogic practice and by extension, life.
This course will include; readings and discussions of the selected text (Awakening Shakti by Sally Kempton), and experientials- meditations, journaling exercises and of course, movement and asana led by ISH mind-body coach and certified 200hr YT Anyang Anyang.
Who is this for?
· First and foremost, ANYONE seeking a fuller and deeper sense of embodiment
· Individuals seeking to connect with, embody or celebrate the divine feminine
· Anyone interested in exploring a spiritual worldview that is life-affirming and seeks to embody the divine amidst the everyday hustle and bustle
· The yogi/ni seeking to deepen their practice and re-embed it in its cultural, spiritual and mythological context
Dates: Seven Fridays, March 8 - April 26 (skip April 19) , 2019
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Institute for Spirituality and Health, 8100 Greenbriar #300, Houston, TX 77054
Cost: $85 (includes copy of course text, Awakening Shakti)
Anyang Anyang is ISH Content Manager and Mind-Body Coach. In the role of mind-body coach, he teaches meditation, mind-body medicine, yoga, indigenous healing techniques, Tai Chi, and Qigong to the general public and to niche populations with specific unique considerations. All of his work is deeply informed and sustained by a strong connection to spirit and a personal integral practice. Anyang is a certified 200hr NACYT, and Certified Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader.