Eyes Free Yoga with Diana McCown

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller

Eyes Free Yoga is inspired by blind/visually impaired yogis and is a class where we will move mindfully and with intent, using all the senses less sight. We will focus on how we move and tap into how we feel this movement in our bodies. Through this process we will explore how we make connections without visual feedback, both on and off the mat. This class is open to all yogis, regardless of amount of sight, however, fully sighted yogis will be asked to wear a blindfold during class.

Date, Time and Location

Oct 7: Sun Oct 7 2018, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM -- SS
Nov 4: Sun Nov 4 2018, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM -- SS
Dec 2: Sun Dec 2 2018, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM -- SS

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Instructor(s)

Diana McCown is a long-time student of yoga and graduate of the Willow Street Yoga Teacher Training program, in Takoma Park, Maryland. Courage, strength and service are the key components to her life, practice and her classes. Settling into the balance between the strength of these words and their softness and vulnerability helps to better balance the threads of daily life, both on and off the mat.

Diana draws inspiration from her active-duty military husband and her three visually-impaired school-aged children, all adopted from China. Through her work and parenting she has come to believe that being fully sighted can lead to ultimately seeing less; it is very easy to get caught up in the visual world around us and lose sight of what lies inside. The more light we use on the outside the less we depend on our internal light. Diana encourages all of her students to explore the world around them using their internal light as a guide to find their own courage, strength and service, both on and off the mat.