Sat, Jun 12|
In-Person or Live-Stream
Finding Freedom through Self Acceptance
Time & Location
Jun 12, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
In-Person or Live-Stream
About the Event
Join Kirtan at Shuniya Yoga Collective (or online) for a transformational afternoon to reconnect to the wisdom of our bodies and discover inner freedom.
Accepting ourselves unconditionally means that we make peace and forgive the parts of ourselves that are learning and imperfect. This will always be our process as humans. We recognize that our limitations are part of our uniqueness and that the destination of perfection is an illusion and what may keep us from a happy life.
In this workshop we will practice meditation and mindfulness exercises like RAIN (Recognize, Allow, Investigate and Nurture), journaling prompts and gentle yoga to open to a new way of being with yourself. We will look at Tara Brach’s book, Radical Self Acceptance, to guide us in discussion and practice of this way of being.
Radical Self Acceptance is loving yourself. It is being in touch with ourselves in a mindful open way - holding kindness, compassion and self love because we are aligned with our truthful journey. Join us as we reignite our own Radical Self Acceptance!
“Feeling compassion for ourselves in no way releases us from responsibility for our actions. Rather, it releases us from the self-hatred that prevents us from responding to our life with clarity and balance.” — Tara Brach
ONLINE = $30 per person
IN PERSON* = $55 (early bird thru 5/22)
*limited spots available w/ proper distancing
With over three decades of experience in personal development, Laura “Kirtan” Marcotte is a yoga teacher and conscious living expert who takes the timeless wisdom of yoga and makes it powerfully accessible to all. Steeped in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga and a recognized specialist in yoga for addiction and recovery, Laura has spent thousands of hours teaching clients in every stage of recovery working as an OT at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California and Promises Treatment Center in Austin, Texas. Laura has served as faculty in an internationally renown Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program since 2008 and currently leads comprehensive programs in Therapeutic Yoga for Addiction and Recovery and Teaching Yoga to Children and Adolescents. Her passion for teaching and empowering children of all ages inspired her, as a mother of two young sons in 2006, to design and develop the yoga curriculum currently used by the Austin Independent School District for grades K-12. Now the mother of two grown men, Laura lives with her husband in Austin, Texas, and teaches teachers, public classes and works with clients privately. She offers monthly healing events incorporating gongs, crystal bowls, chimes, mindfulness, movement, meditation, community, and fun, including a monthly Full Moon Illumination ritual at Shuniya Yoga Collective. Laura finds courage and joy from her daily meditation practice. Her mission is to share yoga as a simple, practical tool that brings grace and ease to everyday life.