Yoga: An African Perspective
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.
Sunday Series: 4 Paths to Freedom
Begins May 9th 7pm est
What is freedom and how does it show up in our lives? Will it ever come and stay with us? According to Dom Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, true personal freedom awaits us and there are four tools we may apply to actualize our liberation. We have lived according to many agreements or rules that were set up by society yet we have the power to change the pacts that we make with ourselves to live a more enjoyable and fulfilling life. Is it time to re-write the script that you live by or perhaps gain more clarity to achieve greater self-awareness and alignment with the agreements you do hold true?
Class 1: BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD. Understanding the power of the word helps us to understand the ability we possess to create or destroy. Taking a deeper listen into the way we speak to ourselves can reveal the lies we’ve been living by and move us toward living in our truth.
Class 2: DON'T TAKE ANYTHING WORD. Nothing that anyone says or does to us is because of who we are. Unbelievable? Identifying and changing our reactions to the opinion of others shows us how to know our state of peace and radiate that energy out to others.
Class 3: DON'T MAKE ANY ASSUMPTIONS. The mind’s imagination can be wonderful but also may create conflict, fear and judgements that aren’t real. The courage to questions with an open mind and acceptance of the truth revealed begins with ourselves.
Class 4: ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST. We don’t have to do everything and we don’t have to strive to be perfect. Bliss exists in our ability to simply do our best, whatever that is in the present. Let this show you the joy, accomplishment and the best parts of yourself and your purpose.
Join me as I guide you with meditation, rest and gentle movement to help us set real intentions, not just realistic ones but ones that are more true to ourselves. This series of sessions is open to anyone willing to clear the smoke from the mirror to see themselves honestly, to change their mind, and to live harmoniously and in ease with who we are.