MERRIL DOTY

SACRED SACRAL | events

March 27, 2020

Hello my dears! 

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy and taking care of yourselves. 

So much of how we classically enjoy ourselves, pamper ourselves or otherwise indulge ourselves, usually requires us going outside and dealing with other people. 

Now, obviously, that's not possible. We are all having to do quite a large task of managing our anxieties and fears while perhaps being a little creative in how we do so. 

In an effort to provide some comfort and connectivity in a time of wild uncertainty, I'm offering long-distance or "Teddy-Bear" Reiki starting as low as $20 with the option to be a supporter of me as a freelance healing arts practitioner and slide up to $50.

In this difficult time I feel called as a healing arts pr...

November 19, 2019

Starting on November 30th, I will be teaching a Queer/Trans Yoga class EVERY Saturday from 10:15-11:15 at Ganesha Yoga in Chicago!

I am so thrilled to be teaching to others in my community and I truly hope to see you there and share space with you! Please check out my Instagram @sacred_sacral for my own personal story of why I am so grateful to be able to teach this class and hold space in this way. 

The class will be pay-what-you-can, and is cash only. 

Where:

Ganesha Yoga

2054 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618

When:

Every Saturday 10:15-11:15

Questions? Send me a message or reach out to the studio: 

Email me: merril@sacredsacralhealing.com

or call the studio: (773) 904-7870

September 23, 2019

Using the breath and yoga postures we can gently reconnect with our bodies and reveal how we are designed to feel good. We will discuss and explore the sacral area and experience how yoga, breathing, and other embodied practices can help us befriend ourselves and rediscover our own resilient power.

The chair yoga class is accessible to all bodies and identities with all levels of experience.

When:

Monday, October 21st 2019 at 7pm

Where:

Early 2 Bed

5044 N. Clark St.

How much:

$15

Purchase tickets through E2B's website:

https://www.early2bed.com/workshop-chair-yoga-for-trauma-informed-healing-an.html

Questions? Send me a message!

I will be teaching both Adult Beginning Humphrey Technique as well as Advanced Humphrey Technique for young students (high school age or professional level dancers) beginning this week, August 22. 

Humphrey Technique is a Modernist-era style of dancing based upon the breath rhythm of the body with architectural support. To learn more about Doris Humphrey, feel free to look at the Doris Humphrey Society website: http://www.dorishumphrey.org/, or contact me!

To register for either class, check out the Academy's website: http://www.academyofmovementandmusic.com/ or give them a call at: 708-848-2329.

Please contact me for any other questions!

June 5, 2019

Where: Early 2 Bed 5044 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

When: Monday, June 17th at 7:00pm

Quiet the mind by tapping into the body. Increase blood flow for overall health and sexual wellness with some basic chair yoga poses and breathing practices. Learn about the root and sacral chakras, and how they directly relate to sexual awakening and pleasure. No previous yoga experience necessary. No mat required, either. Just BYOB (bring your own body). 

Workshop tickets are available through Early 2 Bed:

https://early2bedshop.com/merril-workshop.html

May 13, 2019

A body/identity inclusive, trauma-informed workshop oriented around giving attention to, and healing, the sacral chakra. The sacral chakra is the source of our creative and/or sexual/sensual energies. This chakra can be a great source of joy, but can also be a source of struggle. Through both pranayama (breathing techniques) as well as asana (poses), we will address potential blockages and hang-ups that render this chakra a challenge for us to access, and find pathways to reconnect with ourselves with compassion. All levels welcome.

When:

June 1st, 2019

Where:

Namaskar Yoga

3946 N. Southport Ave. 
Chicago, IL. 60613

May 3, 2019

Come join my friend Noam (they/them) and myself (she/her) for a body and identity inclusive restorative workshop. Give yourself permission to embody your Self in a state of rest. In a world where just showing up as our trans and queer selves can be dangerous, giving ourselves the time and opportunity to breathe and heal is so valuable. We are both queer yoga teachers who will guide you through a restorative yoga asana practice and a discussion on self-care and svadyaya (self-study). 

Where: Tula Yoga Studio

2827 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

When: Saturday May 4th, 2019

https://www.tulayoga.net/special-events/2019/5/4/queer-trans-yoga-for-self-care

April 16, 2019

Where: Early 2 Bed 5044 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

When: Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00pm

Quiet the mind by tapping into the body. Increase blood flow for overall health and sexual wellness with some basic chair yoga poses and breathing practices. Learn about the root and sacral chakras, and how they directly relate to sexual awakening and pleasure. No previous yoga experience necessary. No mat required, either. Just BYOB (bring your own body). 

Workshop tickets are available through Early 2 Bed:

https://early2bedshop.com/merril-workshop.html

March 24, 2019

Where: The Pleasure Chest, 3436 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

When: March 24, 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Quiet the mind by tapping into the body. Increase blood flow for overall health and sexual wellness with some basic chair yoga poses and breathing practices. Learn about the root and sacral chakras, and how they directly relate to sexual awakening and pleasure. No previous yoga experience necessary. No mat required, either. Just BYOB (bring your own body).

This event is free, but space is limited.

Visit The Pleasure Chest's website for more information: https://thepleasurechest.com/chicago-location

February 27, 2019

Date: March 10, 2019

Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Location: Escape Artistry: Time Gallery | 1342 N Milwaukee 2nd floor
What to bring: Yoga Mat, water, towel
$5 suggested donation

This yoga session is for the physical artist. We all use our bodies for our work and sometimes don't take a moment to pause and reconnect. We need to care for our instruments.

In this 1 hour and 30 minutes we will be focusing on and learning about the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, their creative and expressive potentials and how to feel safe opening them up through yoga poses and breathing techniques.

**If you need access to the elevator please let us know!

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