Queer Yoga Madison
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5/12, 5/26, 6/9, 6/23, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25
Other important info:
- Parking: James Reeb is located on the 5, 10, 27 & 28 bus lines. There is free on and off-street parking
- Restrooms: there is a single stall gender-neutral restroom as well as multi-stall gendered restrooms .
- Access: the building is wheelchair accessible. Please come to class fragrance-free. We will have fragrance-free soap available in the restrooms. Please contact me in advance with access needs not described here.
- Mats and props: there is a limited number of mats, blocks, and straps available. Please bring your own if you have one. Households items like a tie, belt, scarf, pillow, blanket, etc. can be substituted for straps/bolsters.
- Childcare: older children are welcome to participate or hangout if they can mostly entertain themselves. Please get in touch ahead of time to see if there’s a volunteer available to do childcare for younger children.
- Payment: suggested donation is $5-$20. The average price for a yoga class in Madison is $20. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Work trade for helping with promotion, making playlists, childcare, room set-up, etc. is available, please get in touch ahead of time to arrange.
- Private sessions: I am also available for private sessions in your home, workplace, community group, residence hall, workplace, etc. Please get in touch to discuss availability and rates.
Teacher bio: One of the main reasons I teach is to share the benefits of yoga with people who find yogic practice inaccessible, whether because of race, class, gender, sexuality, body size, and/or ability. I teach a vigorous, yet nurturing, class that links the posture and breathwork on the mat to the personal and social transformation that takes place off the mat. In 2012 I completed a 200 hour teacher training with Bhava Yoga Center and have also trained with the Live, Love, Teach program. Since then I’ve taught at various yoga studios and the Northampton Massachusetts YMCA as well as provided community-based classes for queer and trans folks in spaces including a collective bookstore, a barn, my living room, a community room, and numerous college LGBTQ centers. My objective is to facilitate a space where all bodies, sizes, and abilities are welcome and celebrated while emphasizing consent, body positivity, queer and trans inclusivity, and being mindful of cultural appropriation.