Welcome friends and newcomers to the Winter 2017 session of classes! I am overflowing with joy and excitement for this season's unfolding, which I have thematically titled... FLOETRY!
At the most basic level, Floetry is the combination of flow and poetry. At a more meaningful level, I have defined Floetry as being a practice for exploring and expressing life energy as a poetic flow of body, mind, and spirit.
The analogy of our classes as poetry will be visited through the following 3 practices:
1) the utilization of diverse movement styles (vinyasa / flow, kundalini, yin, hatha, pilates, dance) & various movement rhythms
2) the exploration of symbolism for the expression of emotion & ideas (postures / asana, hand seals / mudras, chakras / emotional-energetic centres of the body)
3) the mindful application of language (sanskrit, affirmations & mantras, chanting / toning)
In the first week of classes, the affirmation offered was:
"I create with love and joy the New Year and the New Me!" - Louise Hay
If you are more floetically inclined, try adding to the affirmation the prefix "co" as in:
"I co-create with love and joy the New Year and the New Me!"
Over the course of this season, you are invitied to share with myself poetry that has spoken to your heart, mind, and spirit. Let's celebrate together this dance of life that I'm calling Floetry!
- Heather McCullough
Registered Clinical Counsellor (MA)