The chakra system outlines the energetic focal points of the body and proves a useful tool in exploring the psychosomatic connection, where thoughts and feelings manifest in the physical body. It is a roadmap for understanding your experience mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Meanwhile, the tarot has often been misunderstood as a tool of fortune telling (and while it certainly can be used that way) the images on each card tell a story. Your story. Outlining the evolution of a human soul, the hero’s journey, the path to transcendence, the symbols and archetypes of the tarot’s major arcana can depict the path of the warrior, the mother, the father, the bodhisattva, the artist. and whatever other form your path takes.
Mapped over the chakra system, these archetypes can help us explore, connect and embody every facet of out light and our shadow, our power and our weakness, what we seek and what we avoid.
Join Alessandra Calderin for a journey through the energetic power centers of the body, utilizing the characters that make up your story to acknowledge where you are, and paint the picture of who you want to be. With each layer and level we will examine what parts of the psyche are ready to up level and what blocks it’s time to push past in 2019. This class will include simple movement and guided meditations. If you like to take notes, a notebook is highly encouraged.
Saturday Jan 12 | 2 - 4PM
$30 | $24 for members
Alessandra is teacher, healer, and creator newly relocated to Miami, FL from New York. Her work focuses on the mind body connection, focusing on creative life force through expression, activation and sesuality. She incorporates yoga asana, meditation and philosophy, the archetypal imagery of the tarot, and a creative sense of play in every class, workshop and session.
In her study, practice and work, Alessandra strikes a balance between intuition and logic, bringing scientific theory and practical leaps where applicable. A skeptic for many years, she has replaced dismissals with curiosity and transformed her life, perspective and practice because of it.
Through Boneseed, Alessandra has developed a range of practices that strive to dig into the core essence of the individual and reconnect that essence to the collective. She integrates duality, and digs deeper than the surface level side effects of modern living. This provides the basis for her ongoing private practice, Excavation + Expansion.
A practitioner since pre-adolescence, Alessandra took the leap into deeper study when she dove into a 50 HR advanced training in Energy and the Subtle Body (a primer on the psychosomatic connection, chakra systems and beyond) with Justin Ritchie, with whom she sustains an ongoing mentorship, working towards an advanced and specialized 300 HR certification.
She completed her 200 HR training at Yoga Shanti in New York City and has additionally completed certification in Yoga for the Pelvic Floor with Leslie Howard. While based in NYC, she taught at Three Jewels, Crunch, Just Like Om and The Heights Casino. She also taught children through Yogi Beans.
Alessandra has studied tarot under the tutelage of the great Lindsay Mack of Wild Soul Healing, sustaining private mentorship for over a year and furthering her studies with immersive retreats and ceremonies. She deepens her practice through meditation, personal inquiry and seeking wisdom in nature and the works of Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Julia Cameron, Aldous Huxley, Carl Jung, and a range of other deep thinkers and psychic explorers.
She has read tarot at events for NYU, Reformation, 305 Fitness, The Numinous, Club Söda, Greenpointers and Bash Productions and taught workshops at Maha Rose, Catland and MINKA Brooklyn.