Poseurs is stoked to open its arms to special guest teachers offering an array of diverse workshops and offerings. These events will be held monthly on every second Sunday from 2:15 - 3:45PM. We are so excited to kick off this new programming with FAT YOGA FLOW, lead by two of our inaugural PRACTICE: School of Magic graduates. So stoked. Check it out!!!
FAT YOGA FLOW
Fat Yoga Flow
Sunday September 9th, 2:15 - 3:45pm at Dance Underground
An-all level Vinyasa workshop to center and celebrate fat bodies! Including a 60-minute Vinyasa sequence, workshop to explore prop-use and variations, and a discussion of fat-positivity within yoga communities.
We intend to create space in which all bodies can explore a yoga practice, build confidence, and be part of a fat-positive community.
This workshop is open to all bodies as an opportunity to heal from body oppression, but will center the needs, safety, and experience of those most directly experiencing weight-based oppression. Please leave your diet-talk, fatphobia, and assumptions at the door.
$10-$30 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
BYO yoga mat if possible, there will also be a limited number available at the studio.
Pre-registration is not required but is encouraged, especially if you would like to reserve a mat or request any other accommodations. You can pre-register here: goo.gl/Nfa9uk
Accessibility Info: Access to the studio requires descending one flight of stairs.
Workshop lead by: Marena (RYT200 and teacher at Poseurs) & Sugar (Practice S.O.M. Alumni)
We recognize that this workshop is taking place on Duwamish Land.
~Be Fat ~ Be Free ~ Do Yoga~
Hey community! If you are considering this, want to spend more time in study with community, deepen your relationship to your practice and maybe... MAYBE even TEACH yoga---- this is whats up! There are still a handful of spaces in our fall training!
We run an intensive covering the history and philosophy of yoga, its roots in the 8 Limbs, and have wonderful guest teachers who share their expertise on Ashtanga, Yin, meditation, Ghosh, Kundalini, Ayurveda, and so much more! WOW!
You will be practicing A LOT of yoga!
Check out the website and reach out with any questions!
Spaces for People of Color (POC) provide a refuge away from the White supremacy that dominates the daily lives of our POC friends. These spaces are viewed by many POC as a restful place, a place to express, be free, a place to heal. Yoga is a practice of liberation and connection; we have all experienced the healing power of yoga. Yoga has been shown to improve the health of people experiencing trauma, like racism; something our POC friends experience every day. Poseurs is proud to expand our anti-oppression work by supporting a POC-only space in our community. Racism will never cease, unless we as white people, change our behavior. Part of this personal growth and behavior change for white folks at Poseurs includes taking real action to promote the representation, connection, validation, and empowerment that is denied to POC. Spaces designated for POC are rare and will never exist unless we intentionally resist our White Supremacist culture and hold them. Thank you for being radical yogis for social change. Tell your POC friends and family about Tuesday night POC class at Poseurs!
ADVOCATES FOR IMMIGRANTS IN DETENTION NORTHWEST (AID NW)
AID NW provides practical support for immigrants incarcerated at the NW Detention Center in Tacoma. For people still in detention, they provide phone cards so they can call love ones and help arrange visits from friends, families, and even volunteers to bring hope and let them know they are not alone. Once released from detention, AID NW provides, snacks, clothes, travel toiletries, and a safe space to call loved ones and arrange travel plans. They have a network of volunteers who provide rides, supplies and even housing. We are proud to support AID NW this month during Dope Moments; a local charity helping asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants right here, in the PNW. Join us and bring all your friends in August to support this important charity. Thursdays at 6:15pm. Dance Underground. All bodies, all levels welcome. Give whatever you can afford.
#familiesbelongtogether #nowall #abolishice #nomuslimbanever
RAICES- REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND LEGAL SERVICES
RAICES provides free and low cost legal representation for children, unaccompanied minors, parents and families detained at the US border. Based out of Texas, with over 130 attorneys, they are poised to deliver direct assistance to Latinx and other immigrant families currently detained at the US/Mexico border. Funds for RAICES go directly to bonds that help get parents out of detention and reunited with their children, legal support for unaccompanied children and children separated from their parents, and legal defense for all immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. We try to keep our charities local at Poseurs when we can, but this is too important. This month we want to donate as much as we can to fight the horrifying human rights abuses perpetrated by our government against people seeking refuge in the US. We started Dope Moments over a year ago because we knew things would get worse before they got better, because we knew that we would need a time and space for our community to come together and grieve, engage in critical self-reflection, and take action. If you ever had any doubt about what Dope Moments is about- this is what we’re about- standing with others in their struggles, building the emotional resilience and courage to stay engaged especially when things are really hard and really horrifying. Join us and bring all your friends in July to support this important charity. Thursdays at 6:15pm. Dance Underground. All bodies, all levels welcome. Give whatever you can afford.
#familiesbelongtogether #nowall #abolishice #nomuslimbanever
If you are interested in doing a 200hr YTT please check out our P:SOM fall 2018 intensive! The program runs 200 hours from September through early December and is credited through the Yoga Alliance. This program is my LIFE and I am so excited to be able to share the training I always wanted to take. Feel free to email with any questions, or just go to the website and apply!!!
Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness
The Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness provides public education about the root causes of homelessness and advocates for solutions to provide housing and justice for people forced to live on the street. They collaborate with other organizations working to provide affordable housing and to end homelessness, advocate for policy changes, and organize the yearly One Night Count of people sleeping unsheltered in King County. King County now has the third largest homelessness population in the United States, behind only New York City and Los Angeles. King County also has one of the highest median incomes in the United States. There has been some disheartening and hateful rhetoric about homelessness in Seattle over the past month, and at Poseurs we think it is very important to support the rights and humanity of our neighbors living on the street. We are very proud to support The King County Coalition on Homelessness this month. Ending homelessness will take a lot of political will in Seattle, but it will also take us all reexamining the deep biases and myths we harbor about people experiencing homelessness. Come practice with us this month and do the work! Self-study for social change, practice with cool people, give your hard earned dollars to a worthy cause. Dope Moments, every Thursday in June at 6:15pm. Give whatever you can afford, come be part of this community and make a difference!
Border Angels (May 2018)
In the last 20 years, at least 8,000 people have died trying to cross the US-Mexico border. The real number is likely much higher, in the tens of thousands. People face harsh desert climates, smugglers, robbery, rape, and a host of inhumane conditions on their way to a better life. It is truly one of the most horrifying ongoing human rights crises of the 21st century. Our friends and neighbors in Latin America have been screwed by imperialist policies, by the US government’s support of dictators and militias, by US citizens consumption of cocaine, by free trade policies, and many other US-imposed rules that create unlivable situations for millions of people. So they flee, to the US, where we all benefit from the labor and poverty of Latin Americans. At Poseurs this month, we are very proud to support Border Angels- a completely volunteer run non-profit that works to keep people safe while attempting to cross the US-Mexico border. They deliver millions of gallons of water, they provide legal consultations, and they educate the community to de-bunk harmful and racist immigration myths. It’s like harm reduction for US immigration policies. Please come practice with us every Thursday in May at 6:15 pm for this awesome charity. All levels vinyasa, Dance Underground, give whatever you can afford, come be part of this community and make a difference!