Process & Presence: The Art of Japanese Mending 9/23
This 2 1/2 hour workshop will give you an opportunity to approach hand sewing as a moving meditation. We will follow our intuition and explore the Japanese craft of mending something tattered, which is called Boro. Bring your favorite old jeans or garments to repair (cotton or linen) plus any additional clean used cloth that you love for patches.
Through craft we will explore balanced action: breath posture sensations curiosity patience stories we will also discuss mending as environmental +social justice.
“The Sanskrit word sutra, which is a succinct aphorism, literally means “thread,” and gives us the English word “suture.” A sutra text, like the Yoga Sutras, consists of a number of these aphorism-threads “strung together” to summarize a spiritual teaching.” -Richard Rosen
Learn new skills not only to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life, but also to encourage self-awareness and relaxation conscious movements and breathing.
Materials Required Bring your favorite old jeans or garments to repair (cotton or linen) plus any additional clean used cloth that you love for patches
Skill Level Everyone is Welcome
Dates & Times Sunday, September 23, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Instructor Lynn Ursic
DESIGN My work began in fashion and textile design in NYC. Later I studied graphics and grew to become a creative director focused on fashion retail brands and co-founder of the design and marketing agency rock and rain. This diverse design experience is grounded in a deep sense of curiosity, a desire to create beauty and a passion for ideas. YOGA The first 5 years of yoga were spent sweating it out at a Bikram studio- which left me wanting to know more. My search for depth led me to the 250 hour teacher training at Piedmont Yoga, founded by Richard Rosen and Rodney Yee. I continued my studies with an additional 100 hour teacher training with Katchie Ananda. As is a long time student of Jack Kornfield Katchie’s program offered a unique blend of alignment, mindfulness and dharma. NOW Practice the pleasure of the process and bring full attention to life- every day. Make with our hands. Quiet repetitive thoughts. Sweep the floor. Explore an asana. In every action we can nurture peace, well being and love.