I had such a lovely time at @heARTandSOULStice gathering last month. Massive love to @sydneewilsonphotography_ for this lovely candid shot.
Acro Yoga, it’s not all circus stunts. .
I’m beyond stoked to be offering a three hour Lunar Acro Yoga workshop with @lex.in.bend at Ecstatic Soul, Oregon Dance Camp, July 26-29th. .
Lunar Acro Yoga is the oil that keeps the engine of acrobatics burning. It involves therapeutic flying (pictured), Thai yoga massage, and partner shavasana. It’s delightfully restorative, juicy sweet, and based around loving connection.
Alexis and I will teach you how to hold space for your partner, and from there allow their body to facilitate it’s own healing. You will connect through breathing, listen through touch, and learn how to acquire consent as an ongoing and living process. We’ll talk about those soft skills as much as we will focus on the technical aspects of the practice.
Consent is sexy, and necessary. True story, the girl flying on my feet was a total stranger minutes before this photo was taken. It was my ability to build trust and acquire consent that made this pose a possibility; just as much as, if not more than, our technical and physical abilities.
I don’t really recall how we started practicing acro together. She was very new to the sport, but was a resounding yes to playing with me. .
I asked her a lot of questions. “Can I touch you here? How does that feel? What can I do to help you relax more? Can I do some acupressure points on your feet? Is it okay with you if I pull your hair? Does that feel good? Good.” ☺️
I sent her back into the festival world smiling with her whole body. Chance encounters like this are a big reason why I love festival culture so much. People just seem to be open to new experiences so much more than in regular life. .
If you’re open to new experiences, I would HIGHLY suggest that you come to Ecstatic Soul.
For $310, you get three nights of lodging at Camp Cascade, delicious catered meals, and a packed schedule full of dancing, relaxing, and tons of workshop options. Check out www.ecstaticsouldancecamp.com for all the details.
Hope to see you there!
Life is funny. ⠀
Not only do I get away with flagrantly breaking the rules of society, I often get paid to do it. ⠀
Moral of the story?⠀
Anything is possible. ⠀
Do you love bee keeping more than anything? Do it. ⠀
Upholstery? Do it. ⠀
Exotic varieties of eggs? Do it. ⠀
Sailboats? Do it. ⠀
Left handed lesbian Eskimo albino midget comic book culture? Do it. ⠀
The world is full of voices telling you to "be NORMAL". ⠀
But, by all means...⠀
Be GOOD - to your fellow humans⠀
Be GREAT - at the thing that puts fire in your belly⠀
Be GENEROUS - share that thing with the world⠀
Make a life around it. Have fun while you are here on Spaceship Planet Earth. This ride doesn't last long. ⠀
I'm convinced that you can have whatever version of reality you want, if you'll just tell yourself the truth about it. ⠀
If I can do it, so can you.⠀
much love - ⠀
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Hosiery by @IseeYourLegs⠀
Custom suit by @SheSpokeCustom⠀
Shot at the @Fivewivesvodka studio⠀
Event 3 - 200kg Deadlift
My deadlift has been struggling and I've only ever pulled this weight for 3, so I was really pleased to manage 8, the last rep was even without straps.
My form started bad and got worse, but it's comp day and it all kid of goes out the window. The weird second rep is because I didn't wait for the down signal, so had to lock it out again.
This got me joint 6th, with 4 others, but it was an event I expected to lose points on, so all in all a success.
On a side note, I also loved the @titanpower81 deadlift socks, even if they made me look like I'm wearing tights... #greatsuccess#tights#menintights#tuffwraps#cerberusstrength#titan#titanpower#ironmind#sabo#deadlift#straps#mixedgrip#pb#comp#novice