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One would assume that yoga classes (where we do asanas, or postures) should be embodied.
Given the deep spiritual roots of yoga from various Indian philosophies & teachers, you’d expect yoga to be something that bought you deeper into inhabiting and expressing yourself fully (my definition of embodiment).
Except I frequently find myself in yoga classes lacking that resonance.
Perhaps they are more focused on precise asanas with increasing complexity, or a workout to sweat. Either way, modern western yoga (asana) classes as I experience them sometimes ≠ embodied.
In 2020 (or there about’s) one of our graduate Feminine Embodiment Coaches Megan Hart mentioned to me she’d been studying Embodied Flow, which was “so much like Feminine Embodiment Coach, but in yoga form” I was VERY interested…. And today, finally, I’ve spoken with the founder of this beautiful embodied movement method.
Meet Tara Judelle, the creator of Embodied Flow Yoga - a school of somatics, movement, and yoga based in non-dual tantric philosophy and humanistic psychology. She has facilitated yoga spaces internationally for the over 20 years. She is the creator of Embodied Flow Yoga - a school of somatics, movement , and yoga based in non-dual tantric philosophy and humanistic psychology. She is dedicated to facilitating journeys that bring people into freedom and agency in the body-mind.
Today’s podcast is my favourite so far in our Season 8 Embodied Movement Series. While I’ve relished every conversation so far, this conversation with Tara holds a special place in my heart.
Perhaps it’s because we’re both in cross-cultural relationships (Tara splits her time between US/Greece & travel for her teaching/retreats), or perhaps it’s because Tara weaves so much deep knowledge & diverse philosophy into all she shares. Either way, Tara is a woman after my own heart (abet, doing it a very different way) and it’s a joy to bring this conversation about Embodied Flow to you today!
In this episode, we discuss:
- How Tara’s traditional yoga-asana practice evolved by following the question “how do I become a liberated, embodied being?”
- Shouldn’t all yoga (asana) classes be embodied? Tara shares with us some historical context of asana’s evolution & migration to the West, and how that’s shaped the practice
- Tara’s journey from traditional yoga teacher, to creator of Embodied Flow, a meditation in motion, on & off the mat.
- Input/Output balances. We speak about balancing the vast qualities of data we receive in a day & shifting that data from a vast imaginal field, through the body as a way to reduce anxiety.
Resources mentioned in this podcast:
- Embodied Flow - Find a class, teacher or training
- Body Mind Centering, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
- The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance Steven Kotler
- Feminine Embodiment Coaching - an emotional embodiment & vulnerability-based professional training for coaches
- Find a Feminine Embodiment Coach in our Professional Directory
- School of Embodied Arts
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