NY LA Vancouver : Through the intentional discomfort of physical conditioning, we see who we are. There is a peace in strength; grace in release.
The Class By Taryn Toomey (@theclassbytt) Medias
3 weeks ago Founding Teacher @ThisIsNatalie's interview with @InsideHook :
WHAT ARE SOME COMMON MALE MISCONCEPTIONS?
"That it's a bunch of women screaming in a room together. Ha! Men, allow me to wipe this erroneous imagery of banshees from your mind's eye: it is a community of humans dedicated to their physical goals and their own personal degree of self-inquiry. We do use sound but it is hardly "screaming" — it is the use of sound to support the release of tension in the body. Why that's acceptable from pro-tennis players on the court (e.g., @RafaelNadal) and not women in a group class is beyond me."
1 month ago @LaurCamilleri ‘s #movesequence : Allow this to be an opportunity to check in with how you've been feeling. Are you willing to feel what is asking to be felt? Can you give yourself permission to acknowledge your emotions? To let them be felt, heard, and expressed? To witness and be with them?
Download, in order:
1 - Perfect Darkness by @FinkMusic
2 - City Lights by Radio Edit by @MaxEltoOffical
3 - The Face by @KingsofLeon
Move 1 : Come onto all fours. Take a few rounds of cat/cow linked with breath. Come down to the forearms, interlace the fingers, shoulders down the back. On the beat alternate leg lifts, engaging the glutes. Close your eyes. Allow this to be a moving meditation - it's a feeling practice, not a thinking one. Stay in your body. End of the song, child's pose.
Move 2 : Plank pose. Soften the elbows. Spread wide through the fingers. Engage the legs and reach back through the heels. Invite stillness. Watch what gets triggered in the emotional body. If it's showing up - it matters. There’s information in it. When the beat hits, move into a mountain climber. Allow the activation of the physical body to be an expression of the feeling. Sound as you need to add a deeper layer of expression. This is not the time to be polite or buttoned up. At the end of the song, rest in child's pose. Breathe into the back body and recover.
Move 3 : Take a comfortable seat. Lift the chin. Close the eyes. Reach the arms long. Feel the opening in the front body with the support and safety of the back body. Take a few breaths. As you're ready pulse the arms forward and back. Continue to honor your feelings in real time. At the end of the song, hands land on the body. Feel your touch. Feel your breath. Notice the shift.
Your feelings matter. They are part of being human - of having interactions and relationships and experiences. Acknowledge them. Giving ourselves permission to feel what is showing up is critical in honoring and moving through your emotions - and in turn honoring yourself.
Find Laura in #Tribeca :
Wednesday 715am + 930am
1 month ago @Courtney_Deri ‘s #moveSequence for your moving feeling pleasure :
What if we shifted the idea of what is happening TO us today to what is happening FOR us?
Identify where that can be applied then integrate it.
Gift yourself 15 minutes.
Download, in order:
1 - Optimist Zoe Keating by @ZoeCello
2 - Lift Us Up (with your love) - Tuff City Kids Remix by @PanamaMusicOfficial
3 - Saturn by @SleepingAtLast
Move Sequence :
1 - Squats. First ground and breathe.
Place your hands on your body. Feel your feet on the floor. Take time to settle in. Receive 3 full rounds of breath. When you identify the beat, begin to squat. Hips move back. Knees over toes. Navel to spine. Life the chest as energy moves from the crown of the head through your finger tips. Notice where the breath gets stuck. Allow yourself to drop into the sensations of the body.
2 - Plank pose into Burpees.
No need to panic. Trust yourself.
Find a long spine as you fold forward. Step the feet back to plank pose. Bring the shoulders over the wrists. Press knuckles into the ground. Engage the belly. Bring the right knee into the chest then step the foot back. Repeat left side. Continue this for about 1 minute. As you begin to feel heat build, prepare yourself to jump both feet forward on the the beat. Forward. Up. Hands Down. Jump back. Engage glutes, belly, and flush the arms down rather than shooting the arms up. Finish with hands on body, recovering the breath.
3 - Heart Opening.
Make your way into a comfortable seat. Extend the arms out to the sides of your body. Heart open, chin lifted, palms forward. Be still. Close eyes. When ready, pulse the arms forward and back. Allow the movement of the arms to echo into your heart, into your chest. Feel what is asking to be felt.
Listen to what is there.
As the song ends, let the hands land on top of the thighs. Receive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Welcome back. See what you are capable of when you commit?
No big deal. Now, set a timer for 3 minutes. Sit in silence with your breath.
Meditate and enjoy what the work does FOR you.
xx - Courtney
1 month ago NEW MOON in Pisces 🌑
It is called a healing Moon.
Sigh. Relief. #needed ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Take time to breathe deeply. Reflect on what has happened. Use compassion toward your sweet self. And settle into the healing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @MysticMamma says : ‘With a lot of fiery energy in the air, it's vital to take deep breaths, slow down and take time to turn inward for reflection and revelation.
These seas must be traversed with
much compassion for self and other.
This current passage has the potential
to bring about a great healing, as we
feel and address the spaces that
have been stirring deep pain for us.’ Beautiful artwork also by the majestic @MysticMamma#newMoon#takeTime#healing#sweetly#TheClassbyTT