Meditation is a practice that has the potential to transform and re-program patterns of thought. We will move with our breath and sit in stillness to transform together towards consciousness and peace of mind.
In this class, we will take time to notice patterns in our mind and cultivate a meditation practice to shift patterns and embrace the sacredness of the present moment. Breath work, plant allies, essential oils and soothing sounds will be integrated in support of our journey.
Joy, a Xicana native from East L.A., has used dance, movement and yoga as a healing and meditative practice for over ten years. In 2011, after graduate school, Joy learned more about healing arts practices that she has since integrated into her life and work as a yoga teacher, raw vegan artisan, dance/movement performer and curator. It was especially through dance performance with Critical Mass Dance Company & WXPT with taisha paggett, that Joy realized the transformative value to be completely present with the moment. For Joy, learning to be present without judgement and move towards stillness in the mind is an ongoing practice that meditation helps cultivate. Joy is also owner of her own business, Alegria Alchemy/Alegria Xocolatl. She makes heart & hand-crafted plant-based medicines, skin care, essential oil blends and high-frequency raw cacao mixes with therapeutic-grade essential oils and facilitates workshops. In her classes, she has weaved in essential oils, herbs, plant medicines, breathwork, mantras, Native American wisdom, movement and dance. Yoga, dance, breathwork and meditation has assisted to bring consciousness to being present to the divine. It has been a healing gift for Joy to have the opportunities to teach at People’s Yoga, The Healing Center of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church and Plummer Park Senior programs. Joy is grateful for the opportunity to share and practice in community to co-create sacred and supportive space for each other to evolve and transform together towards consciousness.