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Yoga for Womxn of Color
December 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This class is designed with the modern WOC in mind. Regardless of experience, this class is for anyone who identifies as a WOC or a non-binary POC to come stretch, breathe, and cultivate self-love. Class is designed to inspire strength in our bodies, minds, and spirits. We will do asana (postures) and end with savasana (final resting pose). Concepts from yoga philosophy will be mentioned for personal contemplation.
Things to bring: Water bottle; yoga mat (if you don’t have one, the studio has some for use)
Location: 1102 A Street, Suite 103, Tacoma, Washington 98402 (Entrance is on 12 St.) There is free street parking after 6 P.M. on A St and 12th St. There is a bathroom in the building located outside the studio space. Location is wheelchair accessible.
Pricing: Classes are offered on a sliding scale of $5, $10, or $15 with accessibility and equity in mind. If you cannot afford the lowest tier, please contact me about participating on a scholarship basis. If you are someone who cannot attend but would like to donate a spot, contact me. I want to ensure that no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Contact me on the form at www.HienHong.com/book-me
What is yoga?: According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, compiled around 400 CE, yoga is the practice of quieting the mind. Other translations include: Yoga is the stilling of the mind turnings or Yoga is the turning off of the mind chatter. In the text, Patanjali lays out the 8 limbs of yoga, a pathway toward spiritual liberation. While we will focus on the asana (postures) limb, the other limbs of yoga will be honored in class through the sharing of concepts and themes.
Acknowledgements: We will be on land that belongs to the Puyallup people. We will be practicing yoga, a practice that originated from India.
Why yoga for WOC?: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwYluHwFeZN/
How often will this happen?: This is a monthly event for now!
Who is Hien Hong?: Yoga Instructor & Mindfulness Coach | I am a Vietnamese American woman living in the Pacific Northwest. I struggled with shame and trauma while growing up. I tried so hard to fit myself into a box. Work hard. Look good. Be likable. Listen to smart people. I took college courses in high school and graduated with a bachelors degree at 19. In many eyes, that may have been considered impressive. In my eyes, I still saw a weakling and felt like a failure. That’s an issue, y’all. I lived in a world that taught me a lot about what to do in order to survive. But it took some therapy, soul seeking, and a little yoga for me to truly understand how to live. I now teach and live yoga to the best of my ability while also dipping my toes into sacred activism. I coach in order to share with you what I know on how to live.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Sign up at https://www.hienhong.com/store/yoga-for-woc-december