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While some claim there is only one track to awakening, I take a different view. Everything within the sweeping catastrophic beauty of this thing we call life contains an aspect of awakening. Pain and beauty. Suffering and choosing to not suffer. Storytelling and non-story living.
You can awaken eating avocado toast, walking the Santiago, meditating to an ancient chant, saying your own name over and over again, struggling through (or deciding to leave) a tough job, or navigating a challenging personal or family relationship. With the correct lens to look through, each and every experience becomes fodder for our greater awareness.
Like flowers that were born to bloom, there is nothing outside of our experience of awakening. You may awaken by fighting injustice or laying down your sword. It's how you fight or lay down your sword that speaks to how awake you are in any given moment.
While any path can point to the moon, no path IS the moon. The moon is its own thing. In the same way, awakening is its own thing. We can point to it as we talk about it, and we can do the important work of integrating our most profound experiences—but those breakthrough experiences often happen in unexpected leaps and in the midst of supposedly mundane experiences.
Our work in class, then, is about the pointing. It is about understanding the lens we look through. It is about the preparation for such experiences and the integration after. It is about having others to help you see your blind spots, think in new ways, and come up with—if not better answers—at least much better questions.
In specific, you’ll learn new approaches to everyday living, stretch your inner thinking and truth-telling, challenge and upgrade your stories, receive mentoring on the tough issues, and find yourself moving to more and more awake moments throughout your day.
It is also about a community of like-minded (and hearted) people who are experiencing what you are. In this class, you will have an opportunity to know be known and know each other in profound ways.
Awakening takes time, but that time can be hastened with support and encouragement, and it does not have to take 20 years to see progress. Just as a "yoga body" is not accomplished in a day, and yoga itself is about something more than the physical body, our “inner yoga” class is a way of intentionally practicing and attending to our inner work.
If you tend to push your inner work aside, or feel you don't know how to go about it, or you have a habit of not making time for what is most important, this class will provide direction, structure and community support.
Also like a yoga class, very often something more/other/beyond happens when a group gathers, especially with experienced instructions and focused group intentions. This is the psychoactive nature of the work that supports the journey. If this class is like the others I have taught over the last decade, the psychoactive element will arrive to greet us again and again.
Awakening always happens in the moment, and therefore our training will unfold in the moment. The more you present yourself to this lens and experience, the more insights you will have and progress you will make.
I hope you join us. To learn more about me and pre-register below for free (no obligation), click the button below.
(UPDATE: Due to very high demand, we can no longer guarantee a LIVE space in class, but we will do our best to get you in and there will always be space in our Audio Recording Only option. Those who have pre-registered will be notified first when registration goes live).
Registration opens September 9th, first classes held September 12th.