Explore the African roots of yoga that contribute to our modern practice with Kemetic Yoga. This practice offers a way back, not only to one of the most simple and effective forms of practice,but also to the extensive excellence and gifts of ancient Africa and the diaspora.
In class one, you’ll explore a gentle way to balance your energy through proper breathing techniques and to integrate breath with movement for a more comfortable practice.
In class two, you’ll evolve your understanding of spiritual anatomy and how life-force moves through the body to better understand the unique “why” and feel of poses.
In class three, you’ll experience the sun salutation slowed down and feel the energetic connection between yourself and the power of the life-giving force that this sequence honors.
In the fourth and final class, you’ll learn techniques and adjustments for building a strong foundation for arm balances and inversions that includes a focus on the breath.
Through the self-healing practice of Kemetic yoga we remember how to move our bodies and use our minds in the way that nature intended us to: for energetic wellness and higher consciousness. Ona’s approach to integrating breath, meditation, and movement will empower your spirit, mind, and body for a healthier, more informed and rewarding yoga experience.
"Where do we go from here?" The four directions give us a map to navigate the circle of life, our connection with nature the course of our healing and the path toward our desires. Invite yourself to go deep into stillness in body and mind, tune in to your compass within, allow your true being to travel to unimaginable places and into the limitless space that it yearns to know.
In class one, we travel east. Dawn of the day and the start of our life. We return to our beginning and open ourselves to newness awaiting.
In class two, we travel south. Fire and warmth of the summer season transform and open us up to the messages the universe sends our way.
In class three, we travel west. Toward the setting sun, the end of a day. We prepare for the end of cycles with the wisdom gained through our experiences.
In class four, we travel north. We meet the cold and challenges of discomfort that reveal our clarity, strength and endurance to rest, heal and continue forward.
In class five, we stay home. We find and feel love and a stable sense of being in our core, at the heart, where we may always return.
In class six, we are free. We know where we've been and where we are free to go. We are not held to any direction by others and allow our intention to clear our path.
A journey through the four earthly directions, their elements, their colors and other qualities in this meditation practice offer you a gentle way to meet the possibilities that await you when it is your intuition that guides you.
The tree of life is a sacred geometric symbol of our interconnection with all life on this planet and energy in the universe. It represents the concepts of immortality and eternal life that span across cultures for ages. Like the tree, we are embodiments of the creation, growth and life that our spirit journeys through.
In class one, we entangle in the roots of our being. We tend to the soil our growth begins in and nurture it from what nature provides.
In class two, we expand into the trunk that is our core. We see and feel what lives and what we protect within and without.
In class three, we spread out into our branches. We acknowledge the pathways of energy in the body and extension of our life force beyond.
In class four, we blossom into fruit and flower. We reach the heights in consciousness and physical wellness we aspire to achieve and share.
Explore your connection to the vast existence and your experience through meditation, from your twisting roots to the opening flowers of your being and purpose.