- January 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join Matthew Remski, Tiffany Rose and Michele Theoret for a discussion and book launch event at the Empowered Collective. Through the course of the evening we will share space, discuss topics related to: abuse, cult dynamics, healing and moving forward in yoga and beyond. Ticket includes a signed copy of the book, discussion and light refreshments.
Tickets: $45 plus gst
About The Book
How do we co-create safer yoga and spiritual communities? Through dogged investigative work, careful listening to survivor stories of assault and abuse, and close analysis of the cultic mechanisms at play in the sphere of Pattabhi Jois’s Ashtanga community, Matthew Remski’s Practice and All Is Coming offers a sober view into a collective and intergenerational trauma. It also offers a clear pathway forward into enhanced critical thinking, student empowerment, self-and-other care, and community resilience. Concluding with practical tools for a world rocked by abuse revelations, Practice and All Is Coming opens a window on the possibility of healing — and even re-enchantment.
Matthew Remski Bio
Matthew Remski is a yoga teacher, industry consultant, and author of nine previous books, including reads of Yoga: A Remix of Patanjali’s Sutras, with commentary and reverie. As the survivor of two cults, his work has been pivotal in illuminating the shadows of globalized yoga and Buddhism, and showing that disillusionment and critical inquiry can be gateways to mature spirituality. He facilitates modules in philosophy, history, culture and community health in yoga teacher training programmes internationally. He lives in Toronto with his partner and their two children.
“Thank you Matthew Remski and the courageous women who have stepped forward to offer this pivotal work. Practice and All is Coming is a service to humanity, to the yoga world at-large, to long-time practitioners and future generations so that we can evolve into cultivating a safe space that all beings deserve. This incredibly thorough, sensitive and somatically, sophisticated work is ESSENTIAL to the evolution of yoga for the maturity to unpack the shadow of abuse, body-image distortion and power-dynamics effecting many without conscious awareness of these undercurrents while also recommending best practices and a PRISM method to move forward so that we may work towards ending abuse of all forms and transforming dominance-structures so that all beings are respected, safe and empowered in their journey of embodiment”
Shiva Rea, author, Tending the Heart Fire and founder Samudra Global School for Living Yoga.
Venue: Empowered Collective