Course Description

Are  you looking for support to find grounding within your body and the  earth during this Winter season? To find deeper connection with yourself, the  world, your ancestors/guides and your community? Are you feeling stuck or  experiencing stagnant energy in any part of your body or life? This series provides structure and space  to nourish your root(s) and move energy through exploration of the  earth element. This series is for folks that self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color only.

We’ll  use yoga asana (postures), breath, and creative movement practices to  cultivate a sense of earthiness and stability that can help us work with  the seasonal cues of hibernation and letting go. The practices will  also support you in building capacity to honor your own time and boundaries  amidst white supremacist, racist, capitalist, colonial, and patriarchal  systems as we move through and beyond the Winter season. Through this  exploration of the root, we’ll practice going inward even as we feel  into our inherent capacity and desire for interdependence with each  other and with the earth. Tools used: blocks/hand supports, belt/strap/scarf/towel, blanket, bolster/cushion/extra blankets.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Winter Grounding Series #1 Tara 1:11:21

  2. 2
    • Winter Grounding Series Class #2 1:17:21

  3. 3
    • Winter Grounding Series Class #3 1:24:21

  4. 4
    • Winter Grounding Series #4 (1:31:21)

Tara Sonali Miller

Yoga, for me, is everything. By which I mean it is pure bliss, it is heartbreaking, it is confusing and hard, it’s essential and rooting, it’s connection to lineage and ancestors in a way that is blurry and felt, it is energizing and exhausting in all the realms - mind, body, spirit. I come to yoga, and to my teaching, as a South Asian person, as a person of diaspora, more specifically as a Hindu, Mayalee person, as a mixed person, an Eastern European Jewish person. As able-bodied. As queer, genderfluid. As a survivor. My journey with the practices and teachings of yoga is intimately linked with these identities and experiences. I’m so grateful to my guides & teachers, and especially my ammamma, for always celebrating the importance of this path and my exploration. I approach the practices of yoga with an acknowledgement of their oppressive layers, both those inherent to yoga and the way it has been codified for centuries, and those created through co-optation in service to racial capitalism, genocide, colonialism, and casteism. At the same time, I feel and believe in the liberatory power and potential of yoga. In its capacity to move us deeper towards individual and collective healing, into true interdependence with each other and with the earth. In my personal practice and in my teaching, I strive to center this potential in all its complexities, and to create a trauma-sensitive container that facilitates curiosity, rest, stability, ease, play, connection, and release.