The Feminine Face of Yoga
with Anne Douglas
Three-day weekend series, 30 September – 2 October 2022
Friday: 5:00-7:00pm central time zone
Saturday: 4:00-7:00pm central time zone
Sunday: 4:00-7:00pm central time zone
Recordings will be available for practice on your own time.
Celebrate the feminine roots at the heart of the Yogic Teachings. The Classical teachings of Yoga arose in a time of patriarchal rule, with a masculine perspective for a male audience. There are now over 40 million practitioners in North America alone, yet most are women and many are identified as non-binary. How does this gender shift affect the practice?
The Feminine Face of Yoga values emotion, intuition, sensuality, embodiment and connection with nature, while acknowledging the masculine approach of intellect, renunciation and transcendence as a path to Freedom. This integrated view can positively impact the many personal and global challenges we face at this time.
- Experience Tandava Yoga: ecstatic intuitive movement
- Practice Shakti Pranayama: a gentle yet potent letting go breathing
- Yoga Nidra with ecstatic guided visualizations
- Learn about the pre-historical feminine roots of Yoga and how it has quietly endured despite the masculine philosophies that followed
- Play with the Navarasas: The Nine Rasas or Emotions as your Superpower!
- Encounter expressions of the divine feminine from yogic texts including the Vijnanabhairava, the Spandakarika and the Pratyabijnahrydayam
The Dalai Lama recently suggested that “the world will be saved by the western woman.” Anne interprets this statement to include the feminine in all of us, beyond gender. The Feminine Face of Yoga offers balance and counterweight to the historical masculine bias found in yoga and in many of the world’s philosophical paradigms.
All genders welcome.
Components of class:
- Tandava Yoga (gentle, fluid, intuitive),
- Feminine Breathwork (Anne calls it “Shakti Pranayama”)
- Yoga Nidra
- Philosophical & historical discussion on Yoga,
- Ecstatic meditations
- Group sharing
“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the magic we need inside ourselves.”
What is the feminine face of yoga?
Read Anne’s blog post to learn more about what the feminine face of yoga means.
~ JK Rowling