$60 – $100

Pleasure & Presence: The Art of Somatic Awareness

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1659 Venables St

Vancouver, BC

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What do we actually mean when we use words such as ‘grounding’, ‘centering’, ‘containing’, ‘boundaries’? How do we actually sense the ever-changing experience of these resources in the body, and how do we cultivate them? When we are aware of our autonomic nervous systems, we are able to navigate our relationships and the world with a range of sensation and strong emotions, and increase our sense of what is wholesome and pleasurable to us. This workshop is for yoga and movement teachers, anyone who works with anyone, or anyone in a relationship! We will experientially explore these questions to learn tangible, shareable skills that support an increased capacity for presence and connection. We will be doing some solo work, some partner work, and some optional touch exchange. Wear comfy clothing you can move in.

Tracy Dixon's story and training includes discovering yoga in her early 20’s as a way out of a serious back injury, 20 plus years as a practitioner of the Rolf Method of Structural Integration, and being a long-time meditator in the Zen and Theravada Buddhist traditions. In 2013, when she began studying Relational Trauma Therapy with Merete Holm-Brantbjerg, she discovered that all this solo sitting and yoga-ing had been cultivating, in the background, an understanding of what a regulated (or not) nervous system was, and how this could translate to feeling more empowered and thriving in the relational world. These days she continues to explore how to thrive by spending a lot of time finding fun ways to move, and thinks of her body as an experiment in play and of herself as an ‘embodiment activist’. For this workshop she draws on her studies with Merete, adrienne marie brown’s writings on Pleasure Activism, as well as her recent deep dive into Dr. Betty Martin’s training in ‘The Wheel of Consent’.

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Yoga Outreach is piloting a sliding scale for fees for this workshop.

Here is a general guidelines about how we are pricing the sliding scale to help you determine where you fall on it.

  • The highest dollar cost reflects the true cost of the class. It is the cost that we would charge all students in the absence of a sliding scale. If you have access to financial security, own property or have personal savings, you would not traditionally qualify for sliding scale services. If you are able to pay for "wants" and spend little time worried about securing necessities in your life, you have economic privilege and power in our community. This price is for you.
  • The middle cost reflects the practitioner's acknowledgement that paying the full cost would prevent some folks from being able to attend, but who do not honestly find themselves reflected in either descriptions for the highest cost or the lowest. If you are struggling to conquer debt or build savings or move away from paycheck to paycheck living but have access to steady income and are not spending most of your time thinking about meeting basic needs such as food, shelter, medical care, child care, etc., you belong here. If you, however, can ask others for financial support, such as family members, partners, or friends, please consider using those personal resources before you use the resources of the sliding scale and limit opportunities for others.
  • The bottom cost represents an honest acknowledgment by the teacher and practitioner that there are folks whose economic circumstances would prevent them from being a part of classes if there was not be a deliberate opportunity made for them to access services at a cost that is reflective of their economic realities. If you struggle to maintain access to needs such as health care, housing, food, child care, and are living paycheck to paycheck or are in significant debt, you probably belong here and you deserve a community that honors your price as equal an economic offering as the person who can pay the highest tier. Even when the lower tier is still prohibitive, we will work with folks to offer extended payment plans and other solutions.

Typically, there is a limited amount of slots for classes offered at the middle and lower end of the scale. Please be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities. *Adapted from wortsandcunning.com/blog/sliding-scale

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Commercial Drive and Hastings buses are both just a block away. There is lots of street parking.

What can I bring into the event?

Students will need to bring a yoga mat and any snacks and drinks they need to be comfortable for the evening.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

info@yogaoutreach.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes you can transfer your registration to someone else by emailing info@yogaoutreach.com.

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