02 Jul What do we mean by Co-Creative?
Have you seen this word a lot recently?
In the last moon cycle of online classes we have explored the dynamics of artistic expression, clear communication and instinctive flow. We have delved into the wisdom of sound by reflecting on our relationship to language, learning & articulation. This is all inspired by my own self-study on the Goddesses in Yoga, guided by the book Awakening Shakti by Sally Kempton.
The Goddess Saraswati from Indian mythology embodies our refined artistry. Is there something you have always wanted to do or try, but remain afraid or hesitant of? Saraswati represents trust in our intuitive abilities, while the swan she rides symbolises discernment (viveka). In my personal study, I have been reading about the myths and symbols of Saraswati, alongside practising her mantras and meditations to attune into this creative life force.
One question I’ve found myself facing is this: what is co-creation in the context of a yoga class? I began by writing my reflections in a journal, and that has now turned into the piece of writing below. I don’t know what to name it. My hope is that it will give you a flavour of what co-created spaces are, and the intention behind the embodied yoga classes.
We start with a direction.
A guided movement
See what it becomes.
Interaction in the form of waking
Created in this making.
As a collective, there is no “I” or “You”
Ideas emerge & sequences unfurl from study and practice.
This is ours.
Yoga brings the concepts and the parts
We breathe the stories.
Inside of all our hearts
Each of us teachers and students
Sharing this circle, for our movements,
Let us be stirred as
What about progress?
What about it.
Yoga is unity. Growing our awareness beyond punity.
Experiencing the presence of movement
Declarations of non-duality.
In this shared space, we grow together.
We know together.
Gesturing the truth through our connectivity.
These unique ways of understanding
Through expression that is uncommanding
Breaking down the hierarchy because
Wisdom is deep within us.
We show each other how to find it.
Reminders of our adaptability,
The sweetness is this process
it weaves us into being.
And it can never be finished