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Certified Iyengar Yoga Practitioner
Author: Spiritual Anatomy Realigning Body and Soul
With yoga at the helm of transformational modalities experienced 50 years ago, this important festival invites and invokes my reflection on what does it mean to practice yoga, to BE a ‘yogi’ in these current times. Can we as a collective field answer the question who and what we are as the embodiment of Divine Consciousness? This inquiry has taken me to the source of our beginnings as Divine illumination. Freedom from structural limitations to be full participants in the transformation of humanity is what yoga invites.
I am in deep gratitude for B.K.S Iyengar and those who embodied the teachings and gifted the tools to what became my quest to remember where movement begins at conception, as Divine light. Mentors Kofi Busia and Angela Farmer, and others have invited deep reflection that goes far beyond this physical practice for me, to the source of our beginning as this precious embodiment.
These years of exploration have guided me, through certifications; the study of embryology; with indigenous cultures (the Qechua Medicine People); with The Center for Sacred Studies and The Fountain (Sacred Territories, Sacred Cultures, Sacred Economics), to align once again with the original principles for restoration; in support of The Maman Shujaa Media Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and founder Neema Namadamu, a women’s rights activist to empower women and renew the destroyed earth; and within trainings as the Pocket Project exploring global collective intergenerational patterns. All of these relations invoking awakening, knowing with inner sensation that these sacred vessels we have been gifted as tuning forks with which to listen deeply are a precious gift. To be revealed and awakened is the true path of Yoga.
Having received a masters level education in Holistic Nutritional Science, I co-created the first wellness center of its kind on the East Coast in affiliation with Yale/New Haven Griffin Hospital. The Urban Global Healing Center led to a community based center with yoga, other modalities and practitioners offering ‘alternative’ treatments in conjunction with allopathic treatment and brought yoga to incarcerated youth. The center did numerous studies, such as the effects of yoga and pranayama on respiratory conditions.
As a wellness educator in private practice, I collaborate with Network Spinal Doctors, Chiropractors, Pilates and Dance Movement Therapists, Somatic Therapists, Massage, Cranial and Physical Therapists as well as mentor yoga teachers and teach private clients. Currently I am working with a naturopath on this awakening journey with cancer patients. Most recently I co-created a Teacher Un-Training program called Conscious Embodiment certified through Yoga Alliance.
I am deeply honored to have been invited here with you all in this exploration.
List of Ginny’s Sessions
What Comes Before Asana? Becoming Vessels of Divine Expression
[A] On The Mat / Asana Class
An invitation to feel/remember the source of our beginnings in the pelvic floor. This exploration will have us conceive movement as illumination and allow asana to be the expression of Divine embodiment. Let us go to the source of our embryological beginnings and emerge as an open free vessel, feeling what we call yoga awaken us.
Remembering Self as Energy, Why Practice, What is Practice?
[B] Breath and Energy Work
Remembering Self as Energy, Consciousness IS Sacred Embodiment
Our ability to respond as our Divine Path has called us into BEING, living our soul’s purpose, is this exploratory invitation. Our “yoga practice” as an energetic awakening to see, meet, feel and touch Devotion on the mat and off.
Embodiment as the Vehicle for Divine Illumination: Spiritual Anatomy, Aligning Body and Soul
[C] The Divine Is Within / Contemplative Spirituality
Exploring anatomy with embryology as our focus, we awaken movement/asana with guidelines to explore where in the perineal body, in the center of the perineum, raveled twisted fibers have created distortion in the musculature. Opening the pelvic floor we emerge as an experience we name asana.