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Reigniting the Feminine In A Masculine World

Intermediate II

Regardless of the gender you identify with, feminine and masculine energies exist within all of us. When the masculine energies become too strong like in today’s society, imbalances and malaise can result. Join Julia in this class to help strengthen your feminine energy and to bring more love and joy into your life. 

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licciyoga
licciyoga
May 14, 2022
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5
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so much gratitude! I didn't know what to expect in this practice, and I'm glad I came with an open heart to such a beautiful and light class! Thank you so much Julia!!!

the light in me honors and salutes the light in you <3 namaste

LaurieL
LaurieL
April 26, 2022
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This is a wonderful class! I feel rejuvenated!

duroc017
duroc017
April 26, 2022
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What a great class. The time went by so quickly. I'm really enjoying Julia's classes. Thanks for always bringing us great teachers, DYWM!

Janet Burgart
Janet Burgart
April 9, 2022
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Thank you Julie I didn’t realize how much I needed this. I will be visiting this again.
Lovely class💕

framela
framela
April 8, 2022
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5
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Very nurturing. Everyone needs this class at least everyonce in a while. Thank you for the class and for your authentic sharing, Julia. Namaste.

Lisa Paige
Lisa Paige
April 5, 2022
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One word: Awesome. I‘ll repeat it, though: Awesome, awesome, awesome. I‘m coming back from tendinitis in the shoulder so restricted a few poses, but the rest were exactly what I needed and the feminine is going to help me come back! No push! No judging! Just being. Thank you Julia. <3 Ommmm.

deborahcb
deborahcb
March 22, 2022
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5
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I love that you created a practice in response to your experience with a dominant masculine energy. Thank you for sharing this. I appreciated your guidance and the flexibility you gave us to listen to what our bodies needed today in this moment. I'm going to remember that mantra too! I feel stretched, strengthened and supported.

TonyD
TonyD
March 19, 2022
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As a man, it can feel initially uncomfortable to begin a practice about Feminine energy… but who doesn’t want more joy and love in their life!! Wonderful practice, thank you so much. Namaste.

BevieKnowles
BevieKnowles
March 17, 2022
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LOVE this class, thank you 🙏🏻 Thank you for demonstrating what yoga actually is in the world, energy transformation. I also enjoyed the autobiographical content that really brings the practice to life. On the day that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe comes home I found this practice incredibly moving and relevant. I'll be doing this class again and again ❤️

dukegal1213
dukegal1213
March 16, 2022
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There is definitely divine intervention in the world! This class was JUST what I needed at this time in my life! My work environment at this time is one of toxicity, chaos, and "the good ol' boy" club (Southern US speak lol). This is a fantastic practice, Julia, and hearing your personal story was heartbreaking and one that resonates. Thank you for a very strong practice that was physically and spiritually enriching!

kapkap
kapkap
March 15, 2022
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Hi Julia, I have practiced all of your classes (except prenatal) and would like to request that you make more of such thought provoking and resonant full length yoga classes. Thanks for sharing a wonderful practice! Anna

Wandering Soul
Wandering Soul
March 14, 2022
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5
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What a lovely practice! I appreciated the thoughtful transitions and the fluidity of movements.

I truly appreciated the reminder to awaken and enliven the feminine energy as much as we do the masculine. I agree with Julia in that we are in a time of deep masculine energy and it is through the balance of both energies that healing work can take place. We need to call the feminine energy home.

Thank you Julia for sharing your story and calling in feminine energy. I'd like to think the Divine Feminine was with us during this practice :-)

Cnguyen05
Cnguyen05
March 14, 2022
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Thank you for this class. My first practice after a mild injury and the reminders to listen to myself, be fluid and creative, and do what feels good are aligned with exactly what I was looking to nurture within myself today.

JenniJinx
JenniJinx
March 13, 2022
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Totally agree with the comment below. Their story is THEIR'S. There is no right or wrong. I appreciate your vulnerability and thank you for sharing your story. The energies in our bodies have nothing to do with our genders. It is for all of us. We are all equal and accepted just as we are, including the instructors. Everyone has their own practice. Take what you like and leave the rest. I think we need to remember that the instructors are people too, with feelings and vulnerabilities. I dont know how you can listen to this story with anything other then compassion. Thank you for all your classes :)

AllisonUrsula
AllisonUrsula
March 12, 2022
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I almost decided not to do this class but I'm glad I did. Julia's message of love, her compassion and gentleness, and her clear and calm instruction have made me feel a lovely sense of peace this evening. The reason I almost didn't do this class is because some of the comments here are quite misleading about the class content. There is no outdated "men are from mars, women are from venus" messaging in Julia's class. Julia very beautifully and graciously centers the class around the principle that there are masculine and feminine energies in all of us regardless of our gender identity - which is quite the opposite stance to those who back in the dark ages believed in that "men are from mars" simplistic and stereotype-based approach to the gender binary. These energies may have been coded in gendered terms, but don't belong to any particular gender, and Julia does a lovely job of conveying this message of acceptance and inclusion. Julia, thank you for this wonderful class. If you read these comments, I also really hope you don't internalize the comment below criticizing you for wearing makeup. However you choose to express yourself is just that - your choice. As women we really don't need more shame put upon us for how we present ourselves and our bodies to the world. The message of love and acceptance in your class has helped me a lot today, and I hope you teach more classes like this in the future. <3

ElenaLon
ElenaLon
March 12, 2022
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Liked the sequence, the swaying bits were really nice. Not sure about the whole "Men are from Mars women are from Venus" theme though

katienissa
katienissa
March 11, 2022
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Julia, thank you for sharing your powerful personal experience and insights before coming to the mat. However, I feel very conflicted about this class, because the physical practice was absolutely fantastic. As a woman, I'm all about empowerment against patriarchal oppression. But as a social justice scholar and activist, I ask you (and DYWM, as this is not the only video just the most recent) to seriously consider that gendering energy is not inclusive and can harm the spiritual practice for so many. It also feels like wearing make-up while leading a class is sending a mixed message with respect to yoga philosophy. I mean no offense by these comments. Namaste.

Cnguyen05
Cnguyen05
March 13, 2022
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Thank you for speaking up about your perspective. I, too, am a woman who seeks to dismantle patriarchal oppression for all. On my journey to examine how to make changes within myself (and therefore "the system"), I've encountered my own spiritual practice which draws heavily from yin / yang, shiva / shakti, sun / moon dualities, the energies that exist in all of us regardless of gender - another way to refer to the dual energies of masculine / feminine. In the spiritual sense, "masculine / feminine" energy is not gendered but simply refers to tendencies that we all have to varying individual degrees (for example, masculine energy is of action, pushing, organization, etc. while feminine energy is absorbing, pulling, creativity, etc.). I truly believe that once we understand the properties of these energies within ourselves (and others), is when we can truly balance them within us and have a more balanced world - one where we are free to simply be ourselves, outside of societal constructs - which is my personal goal with equality, the privilege of choice, to wear makeup or not, to represent oneself in the way they wish to based on their own wishes and what feels good. Just my perspective, and something to think about. Namaste 💜

Paulette9
Paulette9
March 9, 2022
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Great class!! I loved the combination of longer holds and flow. Also loved the mantra and affirmations. Thanks so much!!

charring
charring
March 8, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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What an absolute treat! (And many thanks for the nudge to participate in this class today on DYWM’s Instagram feed)