Practices influenced by our roots. Animated by our collective freedom.
AFRO-FUSION DANCE: Based in rhythms from Africa and the diaspora, AFRO-FUSION DANCE is a contemporary class where students explore full body expression rooted in West African, Caribbean, and American dance traditions. All levels and interested adults and young people welcome...focus on wellness, community, improvisation, fluidity across movement styles, and delicious self-expression. Come get some! It's about the groove.
VINYASA YOGA: An open level vinyasa class offering space for students to practice breath awareness and regulation (pranayama), meditation techniques, and physical postures (asanas). Offering space for both rigor and relaxation, the class focuses on alignment to explore range of motion of joints and muscles, breathwork to enhance concentration and present moment awareness, and flowing postures to build stamina, strength, and muscle tone.
Insight Meditation: Insight Meditation (Vipassana) enhances mindfulness by increasing awareness of what is happening while it happens. Participants are guided to focus on their breathing and the senses and to begin to observe thoughts and sensations without judgement. The attempts* to develop focus and concentration are the practice and participants may experience enhanced focus, awareness, and calm. *I often hear, "I can't meditate...my mind is too all-over-the-place." Assurance that all our minds are busy and practicing to focus our busy minds is an appropriate part of meditation.