My Primal Spiral Has No Beginning and No End: MANTRAS FOR THE DIVINE MOTHER
January 10th, Sunday 4:30-6:30 pm
In this workshop we will circle up and explore mantras to the divine mother from the Kundalini and Tantric traditions. Although rarely spelled out in your typical yoga class, “OM” is the “Mother of All Sound” and shares its root with “Womb.” This unique workshop features a short introduction to Kundalini Shakti and its Divine Feminine archetypes as expressed cross-culturally throughout the ages. Not only will we learn to sound the ancient seed syllables sacred to the Great Mother, we’ll also explore yoga’s roots in the indigenous earth-based wisdoms stemming from matrilineal Queen Mothers and Goddesses of Black India and Africa.
All gender orientations welcome. Bring crystals or other items to place on the altar, water and comfortable clothes for seated meditation.
About Workshop Leader Katie Cercone
Katie Cercone has been practicing yoga for seventeen years. Originally from Santa Rosa, California, she became a certified yoga instructor in 2011 at Namaste Yoga & Tranquility Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her approach to teaching incorporates Divine Feminine principles and views asanas (poses) as tools for deep transformation and mind-body-spirit balance. A regular practitioner of Kundalini yoga, some of her classes incorporate elements of Kundalini pranayama (breath work), chanting and meditation. Katie is Reiki 1 certified and incorporates light healing touch into her classes. In addition to teaching Hatha Vinyasa style yoga Katie is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and co-leader of the radical feminist collective Go! Push Pops. Katie has led Yoga & Sacred Arts workshop with Go! Push Pops internationally including recent projects in Japan and the UK.