- Guided Meditation for BPoC: Tuesday, 13 November 2018 from 18:30-20:00
- Guided Meditation for Women* & Nonbinary who are Black / Asian / Rrom_nja / IndígenX*: 14 November 2018 from 08:30-10:30
We Dey x Space, Kandlgasse 24, 1070 Wien
There is no registration needed. Please join on time! Joining in late is not possible.
What you need: loose, wide and comfortable clothing, a mat or thick blanket to sit on, a thin blanket to cover during the relaxation, and if possible a pillow to put under your buttocks.
A private (closed) session with Noah Sow
• Costs: Give what you can/like/want. Apart from that we welcome fruit / nuts / sunshine / smiling – as you wish and feel like.
• Language: The class will take place in English spoken language.
• For whom: One closed session is for BPoC of all genders and one Women*/Trans/Inter/Nonbinary who are Black / Asian / Rrom_nja / IndígenX* .
We need to compensate a lot in daily life. This class presents relaxing rituals which can be helpful to overcome day-to-day life challenges, hardships and struggles.
Conventional Yoga classes unfortunately often don’t contribute to our well-being. Unlike it is understood in the west through a colonised approach, Yoga is a highly effective system that primarily uses meditation and breathing techniques to bring the body mind and soul in alignment when practiced regularly. Through that it can be a useful tool for our mental and physical balance (and -optionally- also spirituality). During this session we will learn and practice how to balance the nervous system by techniques which can then be integrated in our daily life to provide relief and prevent activist burnout.
♥ ‘Sportiness’ / ‘Fitness’ is not necessary for this class! ♥ The exercises will be performed while sitting or laying down!
Noah Sow is an author, lecturer, artist and activist. She has been at the forefront of Germany’s anti-racism and empowerment movements for 25 years. Noah is also an India-trained meditation and yoga teacher and therapist. She constantly continues her own training and study in Vedantic teachings, Yoga and Hatha Yoga.
– Do I need to know or like “Yoga” if I want to join this session?
– Will I have to twist myself? Will I be out of breath? Is this exhausting?
No, all exercises will be performed while sitting down and are doable for people who experience pain or have impairments. It is also possible to do the exercises while sitting on a chair. We will mostly do breathing and guided meditation.
– Do I need a yoga mat?
If you need a mat – please let us know in advance!
– I already know that I won’t be arriving on time…?
We are sorry but maybe you can join next time. Please be on time and participate only if you can stay for the entire session. Tranquility is important for the vibe and we’ll lock the doors on time. Thanks!
– Is this religious? / Is this compatible with my belief or religion?
Yoga is not a religion per se. It is a cultural tradition that embraces all religions and can be practiced with or without (specific or unspecific) belief and spirituality. Yogi_nis come in all sorts of religious backgrounds: Hindu, Muslim, Sufi, Agnostic, Taoist, Christian, and more. As a matter of fact, Abrahamic religions (Islam, Judaism, Christianity) contain some elements of Yoga, as Yoga is much older than them.