Dance your way to wellness in this experimental research study. Kaleidoscopic Katas is an innovative fusion form that combines somatic elements of Afro-Modern, Yoga, and Qigong. In this 5-part workshop you will learn five sequences (katas) for holistic health enhancement. This study is inspired by twenty years of the teacher/researcher’s lived experience, interest in the sacred geometry of the body, and curiosity about cultivating longevity through spinal health.
Dates: July 27 – Aug 13
Time: Tuesdays and Fridays 5-7pm MST (no class on Aug 6th)
Total Cost: $30
What to Bring: Athletic wear, water bottle, journal, and pen or pencil.
Level: This workshop is for adults (ages 18-64) who feel comfortable participating in 90-minute low-impact classes for strength, flexibility and balance.
The Sri Yantra is the symbol of Hindu Tantra. This sacred geometrical symbol is a visual representation of the energy pattern of the universe and the goddess Tripura Sundari.
The Sri Yantra design consists of:
• 9 interlacing triangles which create 43 smaller triangles
• a lotus of 8 petals
• a lotus of 16 petals
• a square representing the earth as a temple with four doors
The interlocking triangles represent the union of divine Masculine and Feminine energies. The four upward pointing triangles represent Shiva as the Masculine, and the five downward pointing triangles represent Shakti as the Feminine.
Tripura Sundari translates as the “beautiful goddess of the three cities.”
The three cities represent:
• The trinity of matter, energy and thought
• Our three bodies: physical, astral and causal
• The three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming and deep sleep
The three cities are symbolized by the three lights of fire, sun and moon.
Tripura Sundari represents the highest form of beauty – the light of consciousness.
External beauty is but a reflection of our inner light. The light of divine beauty can never be permanently contained in any object and will never die.
We can raise our awareness of divine beauty when our minds are clear and calm. This allows for pure perception. When we release self-defeating thought patterns we can delight in seeing all of the beauty in the universe as a reflection of true consciousness.
Where has your light been shining lately? Feel free to leave a comment in the box below.