Your community yoga

Kaleidoscope Community Yoga

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well I found myself stumbling upon

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kaleidoscope in various parks and soon

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became excited about being able to do

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group yoga community yoga what if we did

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yoga poses as a group as a community

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what kinds of shapes could we make and

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what would it be like to have a regular

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drop-in class every week where people

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come and they make shapes together as a

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group

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I love taking traditional yoga asanas

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yoga poses and being able to move into

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these poses with another body

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kaleidoscope community Yoga is a way for

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people to connect it’s a form of yoga a

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style of yoga where everyone shares the

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poses together and where everyone

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together makes big community shapes big

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group shapes and that was amazed by how

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enchanting this activity is I think

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kaleidoscope Yoga can unlock the

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treasures of the heart

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kaleidoscope is just like one of the

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little kaleidoscope see looks in less

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you find shifting bodies shifting colors

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shifting movements that all create this

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this beautiful tapestry that flows and

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that is impossible

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I was teaching yoga classes and I was

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doing a lot of Thai massage at the time

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and I was doing a lot of partner poses

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in my classes and at some point I

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started to pay attention to and notice

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the shapes in between the pairs notice

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the negative spaces and notice the group

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shape in the room when all the people

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were working in pairs and then I started

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to wonder about what other possibilities

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there might be for just bringing

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everyone together as a group and

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practicing just with one group and

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having people in group shapes Yoga means

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to transcend this material reality and

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it is possible to do it individually but

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I think it is much easier especially in

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this day and age to do yoga in a group

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being able to make noise in in yoga most

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yoga is silent and you know individual

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and not together and my favorite thing

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is connecting with other people and

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laughing and being goofy also being

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serious but having space for both what I

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really like about kaleidoscope is

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building community in a sacred way it’s

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just a sort of an energetic way of

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connecting with people that’s beyond

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words and beyond differences

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it’s a compassionate love and peaceful

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activity

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everybody can do it of course there are

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levels but everybody can hold hands and

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breathe together and do poses

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Kaleidoscope yoga poses together

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each time you get a little bit closer to

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a more universal alignment you’re

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putting your body in all these different

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in all these different shapes that

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slowly is making you more flexible and I

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find that just by having that extension

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not just not just of my body but being

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able to extend to others bodies or a

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group body and be able to engage in a

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pose it creates such a dynamic form

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sometimes yoga can be sort of solitary

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or

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competitive but this yoga it’s playful

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and it’s an opportunity to mix your

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energy with other people

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I love spreading positive energies

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spreading positive patterns through

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those poses I find the the atmosphere to

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be very safe comfortable and really

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creates a level of intimacy where we can

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connect really connect the other thing I

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really love about kaleidoscope is

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expanding our consciousness through

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development a big extended energetic

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field as we connect with others build

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this beautiful group energetic field

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kaleidoscope community yoga is something

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that anybody can do whether you’re a

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beginner whether you’re an advanced

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student of yoga whether you’re a teacher

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whether you’re young whether you’re old

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men women it’s good for everybody

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for beginners there’s things as simple

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as standing and holding an Start Center

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or connecting with the palms of your

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neighbor’s holding hands for people who

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are more advanced you could be doing

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really complicated layered shapes where

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people are hanging upside down off of

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each other’s shoulders where people are

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doing the splits there’s it’s as simple

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or as complicated as the people who come

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to it but it has something for everyone

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there’s no discrimination the same love

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that I that I give to my wife that same

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heartbeat that’s within me the same love

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that’s flowing through me is flowing

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through my hands and to others in every

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situation especially when we come and

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set that intention in kaleidoscope yoga

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so it’s almost like a group mind or a

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group organism where everyone’s just a

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piece of a larger whole people come and

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together they make these patterns these

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designs these larger group shapes no

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matter what the relationship is or no

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matter what the bond is love is one so

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one love one heart let’s get together

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and feel all right one love one heart

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let’s get together and do yoga I think

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I’d be wonderful to have kaleidoscope

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used with all youth in school programs

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after-school programs

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really getting people to connect at a

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young age and learn what what it’s like

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to not be disconnected I think that’s

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something that used our being born into

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is being disconnected and not knowing

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how to connect with others on a physical

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emotional spiritual level I really like

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to see I’d like to see kaleidoscope as a

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social and cultural discipline cultural

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plat practice for example people getting

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together in parties the kaleidoscope

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instead of drink alcohol there’s some

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intoxicating activities think

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kaleidoscope is a very purifying

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activities for the soul and the body and

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I would really love to see kaleidoscope

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yoga in schools universities taught like

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dance like maybe taught in an aspect of

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social social studies or humanities I

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would love to see international

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communities and international circles of

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people doing yoga and making these huge

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shapes together having everyone do

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kaleidoscope and in some way shape or

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form and and having people trained all

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over the world and practitioners all

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over the world would be wonderful a

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planetary kaleidoscope day when all

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humanity comes together in one big

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circle and to yoga together created this

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beautiful mandala I think the earth is

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going to blossom and all of humanity

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holds hands together namaste

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join us for some yoga

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