Photo: Jessica Hubbard Marr

Shelter in Place: Yoga in the Time of Corona

Online Workshop with Sri Louise
In the frame of Virtual Workshop Series

Suddenly I turned around and she was standin' there
With silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair
She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns
Come in, she said
I'll give ya shelter from the storm

Bob Dylan

I love this phrase ‘shelter in place’. It is intended as a verb, shelter as an action, but when it is used as a noun, it describes the subject of Yoga. The process of Yoga is meant to lead you to the shelter you seek, the protection of your own true nature. The sanskrit word is śaraṇam and it implies a certain surrender, a relinquishing of outward projection for a sense of inward resolve. As one engages in Asana, Pranayama, Atma Vicara, self inquiry and Meditation, one is sheltering in place or taking refuge in oneself. We’ll explore a slightly experimental approach to sequencing, so that you can be more self-directed in cultivating and appreciating your own shelter. This includes breath and cognitive focus. Sri Louise

This virtual workshop series uses the intimate space of your own home and a dedicated group to find deep comfort, even in really uncomfortable times. 

Sri Louise

Sri Louise is an independent performer and Yoga teacher currently based in the high desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Increasingly critical of the culture surrounding Yoga, particularly in America, Sri Louise created a blog titled PostYoga, where she writes on the Intersection of Yoga, whiteness, anti-racism, anti-patriarchy, anti-capitalism, cultural-appropriation, colonialism, post-colonialism and decolonisation. Her workshops are intended to affirm Yoga as a Moksa sadhana, a path of liberation that does not psychologically bypass the limiting social borders constructed by race, class and gender, but actually participates in deconstructing the cognitive dissonance that many Euro-Americans maintain in their quest for personal freedom and spiritual well being. She is a long time disciple of Swami Dayananda Sarasvati, who is a traditional teacher of Advaita Vedanta with a remarkable ability to bring the ontological self into unmistakable view.

Level: open
In English
Total costs for 4 dates: 100€ (85€)*
*Early bird until 15.01.2021