WORKSHOP: TENDERNESS AND VIGILANCE: THE REAL DEAL ETHICS OF THE CONTEMPORARY YOGA ROOM
As a student, did you ever ask yourself 'is this okay?' about something a yoga teacher said or did in class - either to you or to someone else? Have you ever felt belittled? Has a yoga teacher ever caused you any harm? As a teacher, what kind of guidance have you received about what is and isn't okay? Do you think that guidance holds now? As a teacher, can you be absolutely certain that you are not doing harm?
Understanding group dynamics, idealisation, and clear boundaries is a much trickier game that it may seem, and is often left out of most yoga teacher training courses. And most yoga courses for students don't educate the student on what they can reasonable expect with regards to safety, respect, and what is and isn't okay in the yoga space.
This workshop is a space for support and clarification of some basic guiding principles for working with groups, and being in groups as a yoga student.
WORKSHOP: THE MYSTIC AND THE MAVEN: SELF-CARE FOR THE CREATIVE SOUL
In the age of the main hustle and multiple side-hustles, in the city which beats to the rhythm of it's creatives, at the intersection with activism and pleasure, we need ever-higher resources to activate an unprecedented level of creative prowess in everything we do. Chef Heather Umlah and healer/teacher Leila Sadeghee are seasoned mystics who have both been sharing practical magic from potent esoteric traditions for nearly 20 years. In this workshop which features movement, meditative awareness practice, and conscious eating, these two will share the blessings of life spent in deep attunement to the mystery - exploring the wisdom of the unknown while weaving a creative worldly life of invention, excitement, and high service in love.
How you take care of yourself is the backstory for all kinds of how you wind up showing up and creating what you create. This is a workshop to step between the veils and resource yourself in the infinite in a deeply practical, densely creative way. Expect support, recognition, and inspiration.
Leila is a healer, yoga and meditation teacher and mentor with nearly two decade’s experience in guiding people to physical, mental, and emotional freedom. She is an expert and fun-loving guide to the body in movement and yoga asana. She is gifted at creating evocative and uplifting rituals to mark the phases of life with love and power. She loves sharing the heart of the Tantric tradition, helping people wake up to true self worth, and offering life-changing daily practices to open the spiritual dimension of reality and enhance life radically.