See : Be Seen

Photography by Scott Griffin

Current events and social media remind us that Setu’s mission to represent and advocate inclusivity remains highly necessary. Setu is committed to supporting teachers of all ages, races, ethnicities, body types, geographical regions and life stories. Our events are one of the ways we do this. On Saturday for See : Be Seen, hosted at lululemon’s HUB Seventeen, we held a compassionate space for the teachers who joined us, to share in practice and conversation.

 

Our evening started with Erica Garcia of Nueva Alma Studio leading us through asana and sound therapy.

Erica encouraged us to connect with our souls, our inner being and to stand boldly in who we are.

Before savasana we all on a special essential oil blend made by Erica and found a restorative pose, while she played music.

Erica’s class prepared us for the second half of the event, a conversation around the theme, See : Be Seen. To transition between the two, we each wrote down responses to the evening’s conversation questions before gathering with the group.

We took a few minutes to replenish our physical selves with turmeric tonics from Golde.

And each picked out one of four unique mala bead bracelets from Nicole Walker.

The conversation gave us time to learn about ourselves and others. It was a chance to share things we were working through, both challenges and joys. We gathered in pairs and then opened up to the larger group to share our answers. We talked about what we were there to learn, teach, overcome and express.

Many people had similar answers, reminding us of our shared experiences and aspirations even outside of yoga. It felt good when everyone clapped or snapped after one person shared.

 

As we closed out the group conversation people stuck around to connect and find ways to stay in touch.

Thank you to all who came and made this event memorable and impactful. A big thanks to Erica Garcia for connecting us through movement and lululemon’s HUB Seventeen for sharing their space and dressing our teacher. We can’t wait to do it all again next month. You can claim your ticket now.

 


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