This March we are inspired to come together and to create. As a community and as individuals, our interactions and their outcomes help us connect to our surroundings and new possibilities. As an advocate for community and creation, Clara Roberts-Oss will be our March spotlight. Clara will be hosting 4 classes this month. Two invigorating yoga classes (flow/vinyasa style) and two workshops (one on crocheting and one on creating found object jewelry). Please not that March classes will be held on Thursday’s from 6:30-7:30 and workshops will be subject to registration.
Fore more info about Clara’s classes and sign-up: March Classes
Movement, creativity and community have always been sacred to me.
I have danced my whole life, whether it’s been grooving to a good song, taking dance classes or flowing through a vinyasa, my body can’t get enough. Through movement, I feel as though I’m communing with the Divine. I took my first vinyasa class in 2000 at Jivamukti Yoga Center. I had a feeling of arriving home. We moved through postures seamlessly with an emphasis of breath-body connection. The class gave me what the dance world didn’t, an emphasis on the internal journey.
I received my 200 hour Vinyasa certification with Lauren Hanna at Sonic Yoga NYC in 2003. I met Shiva Rea shortly thereafter and again, felt as though I had come home. Shiva had created a language for the kind of movement I’ve been doing my whole life. She, too, understood the idea of fluidity. Our bodies yearn to move like water and when we do, our bodies hum with excitement. I’ve been studying and assisting her ever since.
Collaborative projects have always been dear to my heart. I love sharing in the creative process and watching what unfolds. I went to Hunter University for film and used to photograph regularly with a group of women. We would place all our photos on the floor and share what we saw.
In the last year and a half, I started group called WEA (Women Exploring through Art). We pick a theme and medium and have a month to create something. We return and share our creative process, how we got to the finished product. It’s been inspiring to see how different people relate to themes and mediums. I thought it would be cool to have DIY themed workshops for the launch of this collaboration so that you could be a part of the process. It is empowering to make your own unique piece. Silk screening and crocheting are two things that I LOVE doing right now. I thought I would share these passions with you.
I invite you to be playful in your practice, remembering that lightness is found in spirit!
Read more about Clara http://www.pixieyoga.net/