Yoga for the Obliteration of Tyranny is slow-moving and challenging practice integrating yoga, authentic movement, guided imagery meditation, and heavy musical accompaniment.
The carefully-crafted soundtrack of heavy, sludgy, sometimes aggressive and evocative music encourages intense emotions to be channeled into creativity rather than into destruction and despair. Designed to honor and replenish the deep systems of the body, this class explores different ways of reclaiming power and hope. Feeling and trusting the immense and unknowable power at our core requires both courage and support. Luckily, our bodies are full of strength and surrender—we ARE what we need to overthrow internalized oppression.
Rage, grief, and fear are all sane reactions to being silenced, destabilized, or made to feel invisible, powerless, or ashamed. It makes sense to get riled up and lash out, and it makes sense to withdraw—whatever it looks like, self-preservation makes sense. Things stop making sense when we use our individual power to silence and destabilize ourselves and each other. Using internalized tactics of tyranny to cope with the consequences of tyranny, we perpetuate cycles of abuse and disconnection.
Heavy music and yoga can each channel intensity—combined, they provide a space for healing rage against dissociation and apathy.
Jocelyn is currently finishing her clinical internship and will return to teaching this class in early 2018!
Feel free to email me with any questions or to RSVP.
HEAR FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS:
“I really enjoyed your class – much more than I expected to! Listening to heavy metal music is not something I had ever found to be even remotely interesting, and I was surprised to find your “Yoga for the Obliteration of Tyranny” to be the most empowering yoga class I’ve ever experienced! I left feeling so powerful and focused. Thanks so much for your vision and energy” – C.L.
“Thank you for empowering me to be in my body and really enjoy yoga the way I always knew I could!” —L.S.
“No other yoga class or instructor has had the capacity to hold space for the darker emotions that rise up from deep within my body…A very unique and breakthrough experience.”—P.D.
“Profound action & wording sequences that worked for me!”—S.K.
“Great music selection & facilitation. It felt like journey work!”—M.S.