|Mythic Yoga: The Story in the Body at Lighthouse Writer's |
Workshop Literature Fest Denver 2015
It was my Mythic Return, leaving Colorado for 5 years on a personal Mythic Journey to heal and putting my Mythic Yoga and Storytime Yoga business on hold so that as a widow I could focus on being a homemaker and raising my two kids after the great trauma of my husband's death. Read my E-book, Mythic Yoga: Vishnu's Dream, Ancient Hindu Myth and Personal Story
, which I first performed at the Boulder Public Library in 2004 and used myths to tell my story.
|Rose Mandala 2000 Mixed Media Collage by Sydney Solis|
Part of the Mythic Yoga Personal Mythology Series
Into my depths I went, practicing restorative yoga, meditation, eating locally, cooking from scratch, learning to knit and yoga homeschooling my kids in Buenos Aires, Argentina and for a bit in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands where we ended up and spent 2 1/2 years.
It took me two years to adjust back to the U.S. mainland and its hyper-consumerist society before starting Studio Solis
. I won't even get into the commodification of yoga in the U.S. now. But the deep, real work continues, as my kids are now teens and I can venture a bit back into the world with my work. which has taken a big yoga therapy turn, as the healing powers of yoga and storytelling, myth and the body are deep.
|Contemplating myth while moving the body brings insight via|
I taught my original Mythic Yoga: The Story in the Body at Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Literature Fest in Denver this June. The first time in 5 years since I left Colorado. Conference are always so head and intellect heavy. The body thinks! Jung's four functions of the psyche let us know we don't even tough the intuitive function, all in favor of the intellect.
So via the body we can listen deeply for inspiration in our creative writing endeavors for svadyaya
, self-knowledge. And by listening deeply and contemplating ancient myths, knowledge bubbles up with the symbolic mind we have long forgotten with great secrets, insights and information we never realized before with just our thinking minds. Through our art, memoirs, poetry, we create memorials and testimonies of our lives. We become living yoga and through our art transcend death.
Images bubble up from the soul with the realm of the imagination, the heart, within the body, the organs, our dreams. We return to our depths and unconscious via the body, and movement with symbols and imagery suspend intellectual thinking and activate the symbolic mind. We think in more ways than one! By listening to the story in the body, via chakras
, body parts, yoga nidra
, imagery, we can then articulate emotions, ideas, feelings and stories better via creative writing prompts.
|Listening to mythology activates energies within us to|
enable us to listen to ourselves and link via yoga. It's more
than yoga asana, it's Raja Yoga. Direct via the mythic imagination
Register for the Next Mythic Yoga The Yoga of Story training. Denmark June 2016.
I still am a home-body, content living a simple, sustainable life with my kids rather than running around too much teaching. I will be adding more dates soon. Visit the calendar for one-day Mythic Yoga: The Story in the Body trainings.
Mythic Yoga: The Story in the Body Retreats were held each June from 2008-2010 in Boulder, Colorado and Rollinsville, Colorado in conjunction with Artist Wendy Rochman as required for master training in the Storytime Yoga for Kids Yoga Teacher Training and Certification.