Sunday March 29, 2020
Love and best wishes to you, as we move through these wild and unusual times. I hope that you’re doing as well as possible with the rapid changes confronting us all, and finding ways to practice loving kindness with your own self and with others.
It’s more important than ever to stay connected both with other people and with our own bodies, to support individual and community wellness. To help with that, for the next four weeks (at least) I will continue to offer a series of free online yoga sessions; you can find the links for these sessions below.
–If you are a student in one of my MSCR classes and have found this page, a special welcome to you! MSCR fitness and yoga instructors were invited last week to write a message to our students, to be placed on the MSCR website. I wrote and sent my message to MSCR, letting my students know that I miss you (yes I do…), and that I hope you’re okay. I also wrote that I’m continuing to teach all of my MSCR classes now as free online yoga sessions, at the same times on the same days. Unfortunately MSCR accidentally misplaced my message–so it wasn’t published, and none of this made it onto the website. So I’m glad that you’ve found this website, instead! If you know other MSCR participants, or anyone else, whom you think would like to join me for some free online yoga sessions, please feel welcome to share this information with them, too.
If you scroll down this page, you’ll find: a calendar for each week’s free online yoga classes, followed by two mp3 audio recordings of yoga practices, many YouTube links for very non-professional yoga videos that I made awhile back, and also links for my narrated slideshows on complex trauma and body-centered healing.
All of my classes are informed by training in Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), emphasizing skills that can minimize the long-term neurological and whole-body impact of overwhelming experiences, helping to strengthen resilience, immunity, and general well-being.
For all of these online sessions you’ll need to first download the free Zoom app here: https://zoom.us/pricing
Here are the free online yoga sessions that I hope to offer through Zoom for the next four weeks (March 30th – April 25th 2020). The links will stay the same for each class through all four weeks.
Mondays / Lunes 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20:
10:30 am Yoga Suave en Sillas, en Español: Hatha yoga suave sentado y parado usando una silla, para aliviar el estrés, fortalecer el sistema inmunológico, y aumentar el bienestar: https://zoom.us/j/886045560 Meeting ID: 886-045-560
7 pm, Yin Yoga: Long-held stretches sitting and lying down, for a sense of calm and flexibility: https://zoom.us/j/750590961 Meeting ID: 750-590-961
Tuesdays 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21
10:30 am Gentle Yoga: Gentle hatha yoga for strength, flexibility, and balance–practiced while standing, kneeling, and lying on the mat: https://zoom.us/j/806158014 Meeting ID: 806-158-014
1:30 pm Gentle Chair Yoga: Gentle hatha yoga for strength, flexibility, and balance–practiced while sitting in a chair and standing using a chair as optional support: https://zoom.us/j/164122963 Meeting ID: 164-122-963
Wednesdays / Miércoles 4/1, 4/8, 5/15, 4/22
4:30 pm Yoga Suave de pie y en el tapete: Una práctica suave de hatha yoga, para aumentar la fuerza, la flexibilidad, y el equilibrio: https://zoom.us/j/911229114 Meeting ID: 911-229-114
Thursdays 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23
10 am Gentle Flow Yoga: A flowing yoga practice to generate energy, and strengthen and stretch the whole body: https://zoom.us/j/419568356 Meeting ID: 419-568-356
6:30 pm Yoga for Families with young children: https://zoom.us/j/618470282?pwd=QzhFMWYrbm5rRjBtMXpvTXY4Qk1XQT09 Meeting ID: 618-470-282
7:30 pm Yin Yoga: Long-held stretches sitting and lying down, for a sense of calm and flexibility: https://zoom.us/j/635629359 Meeting ID: 911-229-114
Saturdays 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24
10 am Yin Yoga: Long-held stretches sitting and lying down, for a sense of calm and flexibility: https://zoom.us/j/961167152 Meeting ID: 961-167-152
11:30 am Yoga for Families with young children: https://zoom.us/j/765484462 Meeting ID: 765-484-462
Meanwhile here are two free mp3 audio recordings of gentle yoga practices you might try:
Gentle trauma-sensitive yoga, sitting in a chair
Gentle trauma-sensitive yoga resting practice
And here are links to some very informal yoga videos that I made last year:
Gentle yoga 1, seated in a chair
Gentle yoga 2, seated in a chair
Gentle yoga 3, standing with a chair
Gentle yoga 4, kneeling and lying on the mat
Gentle yoga 5, resting
Yoga Suave parte 1: https://youtu.be/4oDlZCeFeD0
Yoga Suave parte 2: https://youtu.be/HPBzcFTa7ts
Yoga Suave parte 3: https://youtu.be/ns4UFjpKhuI
Yoga Suave parte 4: https://youtu.be/RTqFCkFGH8s
And finally, here are some slideshows on Complex Trauma and Body-Centered Healing
Part 1 What is trauma? / Trauma in the nervous system
Part 2 Neuroplasticity, and trauma in the brain
Part 3 Trauma vulnerability and resilience / Kinds of trauma
Part 4 Body-centered approaches to healing complex trauma
Part 5 Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, and other healing resources
The world is full of beauty, magic, miracles, and patterns that induce wonder… Emergence is one of the best concepts I have learned for discussing this wonder. Emergence emphasizes critical connections over critical mass, building authentic relationships, listening with all the senses of the body and the mind.
The crisis is everywhere, massive massive massive. And we are small.
But emergence notices the way small actions and connections create complex systems, patterns that become ecosystems and societies. Emergence is our inheritance as a part of this universe; it is how we change. Emergent strategy is how we intentionally change in ways that grow our capacity to embody the just and liberated worlds we long for.
adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy