Chakra Lit Witch - A SeriesThe 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/fallCommunity magic for ALL. Poseurs is love.2nd & 4th Weds 6:30-7:45 PM at Amplifier Art Lab this Oct '19 — Jan ‘20Oct 9 Muladhara / RootOct 23 Svadhishthana / SacralNov 13 Manipura / Solar plexusNov 27 Anahata / HeartDec 11 Vishuddha / Throat~~holidays~~Jan 8 Ajna / Third eyeJan 22 Sahasrara / Crown
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!!!
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!
Stoked to announce that once a month we at Poseurs will be teaming with lululemon to offer a free class in downtown Seattle on the sky bridge! See you there!
We are raising some $$$ to buy and prepare breakfast for ROOTS young adult shelter! We need $200.00 to cook a healthy and hearty breakfast for 45 folks NEXT WEEK! If you have a little kick a little- if you have a lot kick a lot! Thank you!!!
Hey friends! We have a new class starting at the end of this month in West Seattle! Stoked! Mark your calendars and we will see you on the other side of the bridge!
Hey friends! Check out this cool collaboration we are in with The Bikery! Now that the weather is nice I am sure there will be some mindful rides incorporated into the mix. Cool!
Hi! Poseurs is love. Things are moving and shaking and staying rad here is Poseur land and I am so so so excited for all the new classes we are offering. I also want to say that these offerings are made possible by the amazing teachers that collaborate with Poseurs to create an alternative to yoga studio culture and keep things inclusive and accessible- and radical. Yoga is radical. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for practicing with us.
Check out all these new classes and more events on our live google calendar (under the "classes" tab). See ya in practice!
Last year for Christmas one of my students gave me a beautiful red book with the number 99 etched in gold on the cover. It is a lovely collection of 99 visions from the creative and friendly mind of author and radical, Jessica Snow.
Months later I get hit up on instagram by "mediation Jess", referred to Poseurs by one of the most boss witches I know, Marcella Kroll. Jess explains that she will be visiting Seattle and was hoping to collaborate with Poseurs. Small world.
I am super excited about this event! Please come and be a part of it!
Join us for a 1 hour guided crystal meditation with Jessica Snow and Poseurs! Upon arrival you’ll get your crystal, then settle in for a highly pleasurable guided meditation that will tune us to that stone’s wisdom and power as well as our own! This is a pay-what-you-can community event, crystal included. No experience necessary, everyone is welcome - a great event to share with friends.
Feel free to bring a mat or a cushion to sit on.
Space and supplies are limited to 25 people. Please RSVP to Poseurs if you are attending.
Sliding scale $10 - $25
For more about Jessica Snow visit youaremagicla.com . For more about crystal meditation with Jessica Snow visit https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/crystal-therapy-meditation.