VIRTUAL REALITY March 13 2020
Rolling with the reality of COVID-19 right now and as a lot of you already know, our class schedule is being greatly compromised in order to keep things on the cautious side and safe. Your health and well being is essential right now, and it is so important to take the best possible care of ourselves. With that, its so hard to be apart from each other. Our connection and spaces of community is a huge part of our holistic wellness, and it is important to be open to making this happen in any way we can.
We will be live-streaming a large majority of our classes until further notice. Truth is that some of the spaces we rent from might temporarily close. We are doing everything we can to keep the spaces clean and accessible but we have to adhere to what is safest for the community at large.
I would love it if you would join me tomorrow in your homes for our first live stream of one of our classes. I will be logging into YouTube Live at 10:45 am and class will run as normal from 11-noon. This will be my first time doing anything like this, and my computer is hella old, so if its a pretty low-fi vid, just know I am working as fast as I can to troubleshoot at the tech stuff and just keep classes going. Best case scenario we get through this and it becomes safe to be together again- but maybe this is an opportunity to grow our mission of accessibility and get a Poseurs T.V following! I will also add that I would love it if you would support the class with your donation the same way you would IRL. Please consider that as a real reality that all of us teachers at Poseurs are facing. We truly rely on YOU and your participation and donations to sustain the programming. THANK YOU!!!
Here is the link to the livestream https://youtu.be/bioiNAGwOnA
I hope it works. If it doesn't, the video will automatically upload to my YouTube page and I will share the link. Folks can then practice when ever it is best for them. Pretty cool! Please be patient with my learning!
Also, come to class, but be in the know. Please wash your hands before and after class and take extra care to sanitize your mat and props. Stay home and rest if you are not feeling well. We are disinfecting all the surfaces constantly, but it truly is an uphill battle. Let all take it day by day and stay connected.
I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow in class, and online!!!
Chakra study starting February 2020! January 14 2020Hey Community! We are starting our "Body Talk" subtle body school back up next month with a full chakra workshop series. February will be focused on chakra theory and anatomy along with some info on the nervous system. This series will run bi-weekly over the next few months, and we will spend a full session learning meditation techniques and other wellness practices for each chakra. If you are interested you can email email@example.com to sign up. To attend the series, the two classes in February are required prerequisites for the rest of the session. Poseurs is always pay what you can, and we are asking for $10-$25 for each class. Please reach out with any questions!!!
WEST SEATTLE FAMILY!!! December 27 2019
Did you know we know offer weekly yoga at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle?? Our beloved Megan and some other rad Poseurs have been holding it down across the bridge and we are so grateful to them for growing Poseurs and our community at Youngstown! Check it out!!
POSEURS+KAME HOUSE December 27 2019Yin Yang Meditation class focuses on a classical perspective of the Asana practice, incorporating and emphasizing equal parts of effort and ease throughout the postures. The last quarter of the class will be a guided meditation, which will vary in style. The meditation portion will include, but is not limited to, yoga nidra, mindfulness and concentration practices.
The intention of this class is to practice the physical (Asana) part of yoga from the classical view that it is a preparation for meditation and introspection. We are seeking to keep in mind the definition of yoga that comes from the path of Raja yoga; yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind.
Kame house is a collectively run, all ages, community art space in the Central District run in conjunction with Sater8r, an in house AV team. Kame house can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries related but not limited to art shows, community skillshares, and of course concerts and musical fundraisers. The house operates from 12pm-12am.
Address is 1709 23rd Ave- It is a house. :)
NEW YEARS EVE 2020 Dope Moments and Community Magic! December 13 2019Join Alyssa this New Years eve for a night of creativity! As we transition into a new year AND a new decade, we are invited to consider the cycles of the grater environment and our internal and personal environment. This New Years offering is a ritual in celebration of that ever unfolding cycle of creation and destruction. Proceeds of the event help to fund our Dope Moments breakfast program at ROOTS Young Adult Shelter. Bring a mat and a journal and make some magic together!
DOPE MOMENTS 2020 ADVISORY BOARD APPLICATION December 09 2019
Chakra Series this fall with Cindy! September 14 2019Chakra Lit Witch - A Series
The dark season is for turning inward and grounding. Join Cindy on a scrumptious journey into the unseen realms of soma (the body). A yoga series for those who 1) simply want to feel more rooted in the body and/or 2) have curiosity about pragmatic yogic philosophy. Each class will be a well-rounded, all-levels, candle-lit yoga sequence that highlights one particular chakra at a time. NO yoga or chakra experience required!
WTF are chakras?
Chakras are described as vortexes of energy within the Vedic subtle-body system. The main seven chakras run along the spinal column, which also un-coincidentally is the main energetic channel for esoteric awakening—sashumna nadi. Kundalini is said to be a latent serpent energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine and rises on the path to higher consciousness through sashumna nadi. Rather than using the analogy of cleaning a pipe, I liken chakra work to charging crystals in light. Asana (yoga postures) can be a tool for gathering the light of awareness into the body and cultivating profound felt-sense of the spine, thus igniting chakra fields and awakening kundalini energy. Studying chakra theory paired with consistent asana practice is a powerful inner resource—a magician hack—for anyone on a path of embodiment, self-healing and creative manifestation.
Let's gather in the warmth of community and candlelight
Come through for a jolly, #lit time this winter/fall
Community magic for ALL. Poseurs is love.
2nd & 4th Weds 6:30-7:45 PM at Amplifier Art Lab this Oct '19 — Jan ‘20
Oct 9 Muladhara / Root
Oct 23 Svadhishthana / Sacral
Nov 13 Manipura / Solar plexus
Nov 27 Anahata / Heart
Dec 11 Vishuddha / Throat
Jan 8 Ajna / Third eye
Jan 22 Sahasrara / Crown
NEW CLASS ALERT September 11 2019
Body Talk is an offering open to anyone who is curious about the more subtle and energetic aspects of the body. Come prepared to learn! The class will be broken into three sections, one part education and short lecture (feel free to take notes), one part gentle and experimental movement (with yoga asana influence) and one part mediation and rest. Themes and topics will range from the Central Nervous System to Chakra theory to Mindfulness and stress reduction practices. We appreciate you showing up on time, the door will be locked 5 minutes after start time. This is a no - scent room, there are nice bathrooms with sinks for washing off any oils/perfumes. Thank you!!!
DOPE MOMENTS Q4 2019 September 02 2019
OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2019: FOOD JUSTICE - By: Kelly Gilmore
In late 2016 (we all remember what happened in late 2016), Jeff Kennedy, Emily Denton, and I all had the exact same idea- but we didn’t know it yet. I remember talking to Jeff one day and I can’t remember if it was he or I that first brought it up: “ We should ask Emily if Poseurs would host a donation-based class for charity” the other person said “ I was just about to suggest that exact same thing.” Then I remember being the one tasked to approach Emily about it, and I was a little nervous. Poseurs was her baby and a community I had come to love so much and at the time there weren’t really any other teachers involved in Poseurs so I couldn’t predict what she would say. I remember after class that day I went to chat with her and she looked at me and she just said “You know what we should do? We should raise money for charity” and I was like “ I was literally just about to say those exact words to you.” And from there Dope Moments was born.
Since that original mind meld we have raised thousands of dollars for over a dozen different charities, this year we asked Angelique Rosario and Henry Detweiler to join us to form the first ever Dope Moments Advisory Board. We have expanded our efforts beyond just raising money to actually invest in building relationships with communities in need and being a part of the service and good work these organizations do. So we started a volunteer program this year that has had great Poseur turnout at Pike Market Food Bank and Roots Young Adult Shelter. At our last Dope Moments Advisory Board meeting we reflected on this work and what it has meant to us, we realized that we have formed meaningful relationships with these two organizations and their clientele. We want to honor these relationships by continuing to be fully present for this work. There are many valuable causes and organizations out there, but for the rest of 2019 we have decided to double-down on our commitment to Roots Young Adult Shelter and Pike Market Food Bank and continue to support them.
Building community and making change requires discipline and dedication. To be a yoga community we cannot just practice asana (postures) we need to recognize the yogic/vedic texts and lessons that direct us to live a life of non-harming, and selfless service, and to conduct ourselves externally and internally with integrity and intention. So through the end of 2019 we are going to do things a bit differently, we are going to put our money and time where our mouth is and focus on food justice with these two organizations. All proceeds from Dope Moments will go to primarily funding our once a month breakfast program hosted by Poseurs for youth at Roots young adult shelter. We will buy the food, prepare the food, and serve the food one Wednesday morning a month (the 3rd Wednesday of each month). All left over proceeds will go to the Pike Market Food Bank where we will also organize on-going volunteer opportunities to serve low-income households threatened by food insecurity in Seattle. All Poseurs are welcome to be part of our volunteer crews for Roots or Pike Market Food Bank.
We are so proud of what we have all built and continue to build together. We are so grateful to be in a community of people who are willing to do the brave work to confront what is hard and horrifying with discipline, devotion, and selfless service. Please come be a part of it Every Thursday, 6:15pm, All Levels Vinyasa, Give Whatever You Can Afford, All Bodies Welcome!! Join our volunteer email list by signing up in class!