1. The Breathe Network
I was lucky enough to go to a training last weekend in Chicago, led by the founder of this amazing nonprofit, Molly Boeder-Harris. The Breathe Network "is a resource and referral network connecting survivors of sexual violence to trauma-informed, sliding-scale, holistic healing arts practitioners. We educate healing arts practitioners in trauma-sensitive care and we empower future healers through scholarship opportunities to train in the healing arts."
The training was invaluable, and I'm more committed than ever to continue to bring trauma-informed yoga to survivors of sexual violence.
ere is my obligatory New Year post! Happy New Year, dear readers!
I'm not one for New Year's Resolutions--they honestly just give me anxiety, because they never really stick, and when they do, they don't stick forever. Anyways... there are things I'd like to do more of, so that's what this list will be. A "Do More Of These Things Because I Like Them And They Make Me Feel Good" list. Please enjoy--and tell me what's on your "Do More Of These Things Because I Like Them And They Make Me Feel Good" in the comments!
I know, I know. It sounds weird. It sounds like some hippy-dippy type of shit (I'm into that type of shit, though, let's be real), but I am about to embark on aSOUL cleanse, ya'll! Join me? Ok, I'll tell you more about it first :)
[This is an update on this post]
I love music, who doesn't? One of my favorite things to do is make playlists, especially for my yoga classes. I like sharing new and old sounds with people. I gravitate towards mostly women-identified musicians, and I didn't know this was a potential "issue" when teaching yoga, but apparently it is.
Yesterday my power flow class worked through the last chakra, Sahasrara. Located at the cerebral cortex, the central goal for this chakra is transcendence. The element is thought and the color associated is violet or white. The basic right of this chakra is to know and to learn.