"The vital desire of the soul (nefesh / נפש) is to be free in her movement, in her physical and spiritual movement, with a desire for elevation and renewal."
~ Rav Avraham Isaac Kook, Orot HaKodesh
Integrate mind, body, heart and spirit via a gentle Iyengar-based yoga and movement practice rooted in Jewish mystical teachings as we prepare for the Shabbat of Return /שבת שובה.
The High Holy Days are a time of new beginnings and renewed commitment to living in physical and spiritual alignment with our deepest intentions. Join us for an embodied practice infused with beautiful teachings from the Jewish mystics during this significant time on the Hebrew calendar.
No previous experience with yoga or knowledge about Jewish holidays is required. Please wear comfortable loosely layered clothing in which you can easily move.
Offered by Shalem, the Jewish Wellness Initiative of the San Francisco Bay Area, in partnership with Embodied Jewish Learning. Shalem was created by the Peninsula JCC and Embodied Jewish Learning. It is now a collaboration of Embodied Jewish Learning, the Peninsula JCC, Oshman Family JCC, Jewish Silicon Valley, JCC San Francisco, Osher Marin JCC and JCC East Bay to promote holistic wellness and well-being inspired by and infused with Jewish wisdom.
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will be held on Zoom. Attend live or view the recording after. Zoom link will be provided upon registration.
Julie Emden, E-RYT-500, Halprin Practitioner, founder of Embodied Jewish Learning, infuses her work with exploration, spirit and joy. She is passionate about awakening the body as a gateway to deep inner knowing and guides others in somatic explorations of Jewish wisdom teachings as a resource for living in balance and wholeness. A graduate of five fellowship and teaching certification programs related to her work as a Jewish educator, Iyengar-based yoga instructor and movement/expressive artist, Julie has two decades of experience guiding others in exploring Jewish wisdom, text and practices via the body in a variety of settings.
Friday, September 10
$0–$36 Sliding Scale
Shalem/SF Bay Area JCC members, please select the 'Shalem/JCC Member' ticket to participate in this program.
Contact: Tova Birnbaum | [email protected]