WHO IS KELSEY?
In brief, Dr. Kelsey Evans-Amalu is a consultant, researcher, and teacher of somatic practice, contemplative philosophy, and applied mindfulness coaching for all ages- as a practitioner herself, Dr. K stands upon the intersection of trauma-informed and culturally responsive teaching through the use of mindfulness and somatic embodiment practices. PhD in Education, Masters in Education, 500 Hour E-RYT, YACEP, Kids Yoga Certified, Trauma Yoga Certified, Certified Meditation Teacher, Reiki Certified, Hypnosis Certified.,Certified Twerk Coach Certified Professional Life Coach.
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Sacred Twerk & The Power of Embodied Presence
SACRED TWERK: A KUNDALINI YOGA AND TWERKING CLASS OF GODDESS EMBODIMENT (60 MINUTES)
In this class we will have a 15 minute discussion understanding both the origins and practice of twerking and kundalini, and the intersection of the two. Twerking (traditional African dance move) is a forgotten form of expression of the sacred feminine path to spirituality. Within Kundalini yoga, prana sits coiled at the base of the spinal column, waiting for awakening. As it moves along the spinal column, it passes through seven major chakras. We will practice awakening energy into the pelvis through twerking and Kundalini. during this 45 minute active class.
THE POWER OF EMBODIED PRESENCE (90 MINUTES)
Simply defined, embodied presence is “being here now” and “being present to the moment through the body”. This brings a grounded sense of reality to the individual that is often very different to what one might “imagine” from one’s worst case scenario in thoughts and feelings. To achieve this state, requires focus and awareness. However, sometimes the present moment can be very challenging to sit with, especially for those who have experienced trauma within their lived experience. This discussion and practice will go over trauma-informed ways to support mindful embodiment through meditation, breathwork, and gentle movement, and the practice will be equally split between embodiment practices and discussion.