Tribes, Doezastraat, Leiden
30th April, 28th May, 18th June, 30th July, 27th August | 19:00 - 21:00
€100 for the 5 or €25 for 1
On the Earth, we root down and find home, safety & steadiness. Like water, we have the potential to always flow toward our goal. Like fire, we can transform and empower ourselves. Like the wind, we are free to move spontaneously and change direction as we wish. And just like ether, we contain all of the above, like an empty space waiting to be filled: we are full of potential.
Through targeted movements and poses, and with poetic and metaphorical guidance, explore concepts closely related to each element. Embody Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether, and use them to make your practices richer, on and off the mat.
Sunday 30th April | 19:00 - 21:00 - EARTH 🪨
Through a long vinyasa flow, we'll explore the qualities of the Earth element: among others, it is all about stability, safety, and density. On a physical level, we learn to find steadiness in movement; effortlessness as we learn to move from the ground up, and balance as we learn to root down the parts of the body that are directly connected with the mat. Emotionally it is about the feeling of safety & security in our practice and in our body as well as the feeling of being at home in our body and anywhere on Earth.
Sunday 28th May | 19:00 - 21:00 - WATER 🌊
Through a long vinyasa flow, we'll explore the qualities of the Water element: among others, fluidity, creativity, and adaptivity. On a physical level, we learn how to move smoothly and seamlessly, focusing on the transitions and the pathways toward asanas. Just like water is bound to the ground by gravity, we'll be close to the Earth, like water finding its way to the sea, making its path on the Earth, and adjusting to the terrain. We'll look into our potential to adjust, to change shape, and, as we do so, to create smooth pathways toward our goal.
Sunday 18th June | 19:00 - 21:00 - FIRE 🔥
Through a long vinyasa flow, we'll explore the qualities of the Fire element: among others, transformation, warmth, power, playfulness, and clarity. We'll learn how to warm up our own fire, connecting with our core: the muscular core but also the core of our being, that joyful fire inside of us that we want to tend and that gives up the energy we need to go through the challenges of the practice, and of life. We'll find clarity in our intention and direction, as well as playfulness on the way there.
Sunday 30th July | 19:00 - 21:00 - AIR 🌬️
Freedom! Through a long vinyasa flow, we'll explore the qualities of the Air element, by far my favorite. Let's be free, fly high toward the sky, and be spontaneous and changeable like the wind. Let's move in all directions, free from any obstacles. On a physical level, we'll learn to connect with all our body parts and how our energy travels everywhere, like the breath flowing in all our body cells, balance high on our feet and play with velocity changes in our flow.
Sunday 27th August | 19:00 - 21:00 - ETHER 🌌
Space is both emptiness & fullness. Space is the potential of the vacuum to be filled with anything you need and the fulfillment of fullness, filled with anything that serves and nourishes you. Ether contains all the other elements. Thus, that last vinyasa flow will have all the main qualities of the previous four elements. We'll explore how we relate to each of these and how we fill up the different spaces in our bodies with the different elemental qualities we need.