Monday Evenings in March at LOVECITYLOVE
1430 Summit Ave
6:30 – 7:45pm $15-10
Ardha Chandrasana Capasana – Half Moon Bow Pose. Photo by Jessica Carter
Come practice with me in the special place we call Love City Love. “It’s a name, a description, a slice of poetry,” CityArts recently described it:
…a wellspring of unselfconscious spontaneity and intentional good vibes set in the middle of Seattle’s densest neighborhood. An urban cultural experiment in visible, participatory form. – Read article
In this creative space, we are invited to practice, unlock, open, explore, retune, and return to ourselves. I believe that the safe space in which we commit our practice plays an important role in the quality and intention of what we do, think and feel. And it is the energy that visitors bring to the space that helps shape and transform it. That is one reason I am especially excited to cultivate a yoga practice and community at Love City Love.
Among other things it has been a shifting gallery space, a venue for music, performance, dance, poetry and pop up shops for locally handmade objects. Its first location closed down after the end of a temporary lease and the building was slated for development Its second, current incarnation another building has the same destiny. This sense of “place” emerged and has grown from the hearts and minds that continue to enrich it. It has become a floating sanctuary that will only continue if we manifest it ourselves.
The continuing narrative of Love City Love reminds us of the inevitability of impermanence, the practice of detaching our minds from the material things that come and go in our lives. Likewise, it is facing uncertainty without fear that reminds us to embrace the present moment. I recently came across a quote that read, “Don’t worry nothing is under control.” This doesn’t translate to apathy. Rather it is a statement of liberation: The weight of the world does not rest on your shoulders, therefore you have nothing to lose. This is the spirit of Love City Love–the “spontaneous” and “unselfconscious” quality that emanates from this place is what allows us to achieve and to dream. Lucien Pellegrin, LCL’s founder has said many times, “Better done than perfect.” That is the essence of practice. You show up. You do it. You fall. You rise. And you do it all over again. Returning to your unfettered self.
Come as you are, and share your practice with me in this space for the opportunity to at once expand your abilities and possibilities and access the deep-rooted latent potential within you.
Expect this 75 minutes to be different each time. You will have some time to explore your self practice, to connect with the multi-faceted parts of yourself, move your body, your breath and clear your mind.
Open to all levels.
Bring a mat. A limited amount of blocks, mats and straps will be available by reservation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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