7:00pm Monday Movement for Meditators
October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
With Joshua Crouch
Dates: Monday, September 2, 9 and October 21
Time: 7:00 pm
Prerequisite: Just fill out a liability waiver when you arrive
Location: Sakya Monastery Cultural Hall
Suggested Donation: $10 per class
Have you ever wanted some adaptable, friendly exercises that you could utilize to help with aches and pains from meditational postures? This class will combine methods from Tibetan Yogas, Fletcher Pilates, and the breathing exercises of Martha Graham in a fully integrated and adaptable approach. Dance professional, Sakya Monastery member, and national movement educator Joshua Crouch, will guide you through a series of conditioning, strengthening, and stretching exercises that you can use daily or as needed, to help maintain the body dynamic that works best for you as a tool to bring a little more ease and comfort to your mediation postures and sits.
Joshua Crouch began attending Sakya shortly after arriving in Seattle in 2015 and has become increasingly involved in various volunteer programs since. He helps out at the Teen Dharma Program, is a member of the Marici Fellowship, and can be found most Saturdays Caring for the Monastery. As a dancer, he was trained at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in NY, served as manager for the only Fletcher Pilates Educational Center in the PNW, has lectured for Dance Educators Association of America (WA), and serves as a substitute instructor at Cornish College of the Arts. He has received teaching and initiations in three of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism (with an emphasis on Sakya), previously studied Chogye (Korean) Buddhism and Nichiren, and is a participating member of the Northwest Dharma Association.