ISSUE #39 January 05 2018

So excited to have issue #39 in the shop and in class! Snag one up!


Poseurs is so proud to be supporting Urban Rest Stop all January during Dope Moments. Urban Rest Stop has 3 locations throughout Seattle where individuals and families experiencing homelessness can access showers, laundry, restrooms, fill up water bottles, get inside from the cold and get connected with services. During the One Night Count in 2017, 11,600 people were found living unsheltered in King County, nearly 70% of them were in the City of Seattle, making Seattle a city with the third largest population of people experiencing homelessness in the US. We are glad to start out 2018 by supporting this great organization, that provides a little bit of dignity and safety to those who need it most in our city. 
Dope Moments started in 2017 in response to the 2016 election and an urgent feeling that as yogis we needed to do more to protect and support our community. We are so inspired by the generosity of the Poseurs community over the last year- nearly $5000 to 13 different charities to be exact. Thank you for showing up, thanks for doing hard work, thanks for caring. Namaste, Emily, Kelly and Jeff

No Nidra on New Years Eve December 29 2017

Hey Posies! Nidra is cancelled on New Years Eve. We will resume class on New Years Day, 6:15 vinyasa at Dance Underground. Thanks!!!

New Schedule, New Years, Dopeness. December 29 2017

Namaste Poseurs,
Wow. What a wild year. Below is our new and current class schedule, please look it over and come to class! Also, as 2017 comes to a close, I want to let you all know that we raised  $4,854.80 for 13 different charities through our DOPE MOMENTS class. HOLY FUCK THAT RULES SO HARD. Thank you for being  a part of this community, for giving a shit, and for literally making a difference. Let's keep it going in 2018 and as always PLEASE feel free to share the flyers, tell your friends, research the charities and know where you are spending your money and WHY. Looking forward to continuing on our quest for social justice and LOVE with all of you. See you on the mat!!
Always donation based.
All are welcome.
Community Magic for All. 

DOPE OCTOBER 2017 October 02 2017

This month we are raising money for The People's Harm Reduction Alliance, aka The University District Needle Exchange. PHRA is a volunteer/drug user run harm reduction program that has roots in the very first needle exchange program in the US (which started in Tacoma!). They provide empowering, non-judgmental services to anyone who needs them. I have had the great pleasure to volunteer with them a bit over the years and it is a really inspiring place, where people who use drugs are treated, you know, like actual human beings; treated with respect. The stigma of drug use in our culture cannot be overstated, it causes people deep psychological and physical harm on top of the substance abuse disorder they are already struggling with. I can think of one example where a woman with a severe wound infection on her leg said she would rather loose that leg than seek care at Harborview Medical Center because of the way she is treated there. Her story is not uncommon. PHRA's motto is " where love meets the streets", and it really is. Beyond giving out syringes, crack pipes, and supplies, they also provide Hepatitis C testing, wound care, Narcan (the medication that saves people from overdosing) referrals for substance abuse treatment, political advocacy on behalf of their clients, and they are in the beginning stages of creating a safe injection site. They provide a place for some of the most marginalized people in our city to build community, feel empowered to volunteer (drug users literally run their own syringe exchange), get treatment if wanted. But in my mind, the most powerful aspect of PHRA's work, is just simply providing a space where people feel loved, respected, and accepted for who they are and where they are. DopeMoments is thrilled to be supporting this amazing, super local organization, that practices Ahimsa (non-harming) and Aparigraha (non-grasping) in a big way every day. Namaste. 

Tuesdays noon class is now at Dance Underground! October 02 2017

Hey Community! Check the schedule and get to class!! Love!


Last few issues up in the shop! August 23 2017


Check it yogis! Lots of great opportunities to practice and support your community. See ya in class! 

BRETHWERK August 23 2017

Sometimes christmas comes a little early, and you get a magical treat dropped in the middle of your schedule. Dope Moments is always a great time, but this is a very unique practice and I am so excited to have Josephine share her knowledge with us! 

Here is a little of what she shared with us as to what to expect..

"The breath is your biggest healing superpower. It is with you every moment of your life. Every time we experience traumas (big and small), they imprint on our muscles and nervous system. We try and forget about these emotions by pushing them underground and disassociating from them. This might work for a while, but eventually, these buried emotions result in discomfort, disorders and dis-ease in the body. And no matter how much we want to ignore these nodes of trauma, they are there, doing quite a number on our well-being.  


Breathwork motivates this trapped energy to move out of you. Breathwork is a vehicle for working through and releasing stuck emotions that are blocking you from reaching your fullest expression of self. Pushing up against these emotions with the breath can be challenging, and that is why it is important engage in this work in a safe space with an experienced guide. If you are ready to regulate your emotions, become less reactive, reset your system (mind, body and soul), oh, and finally learn to RELAX, then breathwork is for you."