I refuse to watch as more than a billion women experience violence on the planet. I’m joining V-Day on 02.14.13 in a global strike to demand an end to the violence.
(Note: 1 song each day, for a total of 11, culminating on V-Day.)
#2 Come Ye, Nina Simone
#3 Love Your Vagina Song
#4 This is to Mother You, Sinead O’Connor with Mary J. Blige & Martha B.
#5 I Ain’t Movin, Des’ree
#6 Wings, Little Mix
#7 Unwritten, Natasha Bedingfield
#8 The Lord is my Shepherd, Bobby McFerrin
#9 TESTIMONY, Ferron (Women’s Work)
#10 Behind the Wall, Tracy Chapman
#11 Wide Awake, Tuck & Patti
BONUS TRACK: Second Wind, C.J. Luckey, featuring Lisa Salasin Noffsinger
~Playlist created by YogaDance Instructor Kelly Salasin, Southern Vermont; on Facebook at: Yoga & YogaDance with Kelly Salasin
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.*
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION
ONE BILLION RISING IS:
A global strike
An invitation to dance
A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends
An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
A new time and a new way of being
In the New Year, I will begin offering yoga classes in Marlboro (Vermont), most likely at the Meetinghouse School. This first effort will be short, small and women-ly :) Maybe 8 participants for 8 weeks. Dates, day & time to be determined; and this startup session offered by donation.
In large part, I’ll be exploring/playing with my teaching style/voice/format. Asana (yoga postures) will be integral, but with a focus on “consciousness” more than “form.” Readings, poetry, music, journaling, sharing, meditation, breathwork and mantra will most likely find their way into our time together. Because of my preference and bodily mechanics, the physical demands and instruction will be relatively gentle (to moderate.)
If you are new to yoga, we will be learning from each other. If you are an experienced yogini, this will be a session of deepening awareness. If you are mainly interested in the physical benefits of the practice, this may not be a fit for you; though you may be surprised at how intentions open and expand. My ultimate desire is that we form a “sangha” (a community of life travelers) who lightly support and allow each other–to be.
If this initial invitation resonates with you, please let me know, and I’ll keep you on a notification list.
A series of ongoing YogaDance “Circles” and “Retreats” for Women is taking place through spring in Southern Vermont.
Both the “circles” and the “retreats” include YogaDancing through the chakras~with music and movement especially aligned with the season.
The Moon Circles take place in the evening and include brief ritual and meditation as well as dancing.
The Wheel of Life Retreats take place in the afternoon with expanded ritual, meditation and communal art.
Take a look at the upcoming dates to see if you’d like to be a part of the energy of women gathering with movement and ritual.
Space in these imitate gatherings is limited so advance registration is necessary.
~Full Moon Circle, Thursday, February 17, from 6:30 to 8 pm.
~Spring Equinox Retreat, Sunday, March 20, from 1 to 3:30 pm.
(Waiting list only)
~Beltane Retreat, Sunday, May 1, from 1 to 3:30 pm.
(Waiting list only)
~All offered by donation~
Yours in the Dance!
This blog was viewed about 8,600 times in 2010–with 25 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 124 posts.
The busiest day of the year was January 7th, 2010 with 497 views for the popular (and unpopular) post An “Un-Tribute” to My Alma Mater.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, capemaycountyherald.com, en.wordpress.com, christmasjokes.wordpress.com, and emptynestdiary.wordpress.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for kelly salasin, summer solstice blessing, annoying bird sounds, annoying bird calls, and kelly salsin.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
An “Un-Tribute” to My Alma Mater January 2010
ABOUT KELLY March 2009
Resurrecting WCHS (Part II of An Un-Tribute to My Alma Mater) January 2010
YOGADANCING! March 2009
Touching the Heart of Childhood~ a visit with poetry teacher extraordinaire~ Ann Gengarelly January 2010
In gratitude for readers, subscribers, visitors and even annoyed comment-ers.
Kelly Salasin, January 2011
Powers of the South, the Summer, I come to you in prayer
In the midday light without shadow,
I thank you for lessons for growth, passion and relationship.
I pray to be with the sacred fire of the South
in a transformative way.
I ask for courage in this place of action and change;
I ask that my will be guided by right intention
and that my medicine be good
under the bright sun.
Let my idealism come not from self righteousness
not from arrogance.
Powers of the South
I pray for the soul’s awakening to love
and for the vigor of youth to be within in my sacred dance.
May I express through every aspect of manifestation
the joy and grace of life’s vitality.
May I fully live!
Join an gathering of women
on the morning of the Summer Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2010
in Southern Vermont.
The Solstice Dance is open to ALL women, ages 5 and up, by donation. Skill & experience irrelevant! ( If you can take a brisk walk, you can YogaDance.)
This is an hour of music & movement that will serve you all week long--in body, mind & soul. Dance barefoot, dress to move, bring your water bottle.
centrally located on Route 9 in Marlboro, VT
(just minutes from surrounding southern VT towns)