Conjurer: a person who conjures spirits or practices magic; a magician.

JUST DRILLS: FIRE II – SHIMMIES

This 30 minute session focuses on one thing and one thing only… shimmies!

With shimmies we activate the sacral chakra and build our core heat. Class is opened with a Fire Elemental guided meditation and mudra yoga exercise for purifying the sacral chakra and creating a conscious link of creative energy between the sacral and solar plexus power centers.

If you would like to deepen your practice and relationship with the Elemental of Fire, you can say the opening incantation before class:

Powers of the South!

Essence of Fire!

I summon you to this sacred place!

Salamanders and sovereign Djinn of the Inferno!

Be with me now and lend your powers of courage and Transformation.

Strengthen my power for the work at hand.
Awaken your lessons of willing and surrender within me.

Come glowing ember, firey sun and blazing plasma

to temper and empower this Magick.

I welcome you with gratitude

Draw invoking pentagram beginning at the top point, heading down to the right and back around up top. Open the circle Deosil (clockwise) and welcome the red light into your temple.

Hail and Welcome!

TO CLOSE THE GATEE:

~ CLOSING THE FIRE GATE ~

Face the south in the posture of Fire.

Powers of the South!

Salamanders and Sovereign Djinn!

I am grateful for your empowering presence and your aid in these rites. Continue to strengthen my WILL and great work alongg the path of power. 

For now I release you to your fair and firey reals.

Hail and Farewell!

 See the red girder receding back through the gateway and draw the banishing pentagram. 

Encircle it widdershins (counter clockwise) to close.

Kiss your natural athame and thrust  it forward to seal it shut.

ELEMENTAL FUSION DANCE: FIRE I

(Fusion Basics)

ELEMENT OF FIRE AND THE PATH OF POWER

We awaken the Witch Flame within our practice.

Fire corresponds with:

The sacral, solar plexus & heart chakras

Empowerment

Passion

Divine Will

Within the Temple space Fire resides in the South

In this class we activate the Fire elemental within our Temples, our bodies and our dance. Fire begins low, and moves upward. It builds heat, while activating the sacral, solar plexus and heart chakras. Fire I is the first in a series of classes dedicated to the elemental of Fire as we begin the building blocks of a motif written for the Elemental Fusion Dance Format.

Please come prepared with your smudge, candle, amulet, hydration, and something fun to tie around your waist. 

(practice video coming soon… The airport wifi isn’t very friendly to my editing process…)

MUSIC: Kamakhya by Imagika Om

Kamakhya is a mother goddess in India. She is a Shakta Tantric deity considered to be the embodiment of Kama (desire)and is regarded as the goddess of desire. Her abode–Kamakhya Temple is located in the Kamarupa region of Assam, India. The temple is primary amongst the 51 Shakti Pithas, and is one of the most important Shakta temples.

MOON YOGA: ALIGN & CENTER

~ Waxing Crescent Moon ~

With so much Plutonian action happening this week in the heart of winter, this waxing crescent moon serves as a reminder that everything is cyclical and that there is a beautiful shining light at the end of this tunnel through the underworld. Aiming our arrows of intention inward to maximize our internal sparkle is sure to glean the greatest reward for our past, present and future selves.

Wax on, wax off.

This class is an intentional flow session paired with a guided meditation for a spirit cleansing, inner temple glow up.

Please come prepared with your candle, smudge and a nice hot cup of tea.

Enjoy!

~Love T.

VENUS IN CAPRICORN:

(All Levels)

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When Venus — the planet of love, relationships, beauty, and creativity — strides into Capricorn all things lush reach their limits. In a good way. This Saturn-ruled sign isn’t the easiest place for the Goddess of romance and revelry to romp in because its focus on structure, discipline, and hard work tends to thwart more free-spirited pastimes. But Venus in the sign of the grounded sea goat offers up other gifts: high standards, timeless style, and a commitment to transforming frivolity into fine art.

Like the physical restraint employed by a gifted ballerina or the careful precision of a skilled painter’s linework, this placement understands how to dedicate itself in service of loveliness. Understated outfits, mature agreements with romantic partners or friends, and carefully set boundaries flourish here. In this cardinal earth sign, Venus is prepared to invest time and diligence into perfecting its many art forms. What’s lost in spontaneity is made up for in stamina and the ability to make passionate desires seem like the work of a true professional.

– Chani Nicholas

The dance I have written for Venus in Capricorn is bold, regal and pristine, with a focus on structure, clear lines, a grounded sense of timelessness and class. She’s a boss lady who plays for keeps, and I adore her for it.

MUSIC: All Mine by Portishead

JUST DRILLS: ELEMENTAL FUSION DANCE – EARTH III

For this 30 minute class, we focus on anchors (downward isolations) and lifts (upward isolations) which will culminate in a simple and powerful tree motif for connecting with the great above and the great below.

Please be prepared in comfy, dance friendly attire, have your hydration of choice nearby, bring your smudge, candle,  and something fun to tie around your waist.

MUSIC:

Slow Song: Maya by Benjy Wertheimer & John de Kadt

Full Speed Song: Glitnir by Danheim

MOON YOGA TONIGHT: CLEANSE & RESTORE 

~ BALSAMIC MOON ~

With a historic new moon in Aquarius approaching, this waning crescent moon reflects the shape of a sickle, sparking deep remembrance that now our time is best spent releasing all that is ready to go. So much Plutonian action in the cosmos right now… With mercury conjunct Pluto on Monday, the upcoming New Moon will also be conjunct Pluto and so too will Venus and Mars right around mid month. If you are feeling heavy, know that you are not alone. Our greatest allies at this moment are introspection and self-care.

This  class is a gentle organ detox paired with a deep restorative tonic.

Please come prepared with all of your yoga props: blocks, straps, pillows, blankets, your candle, smudge and a nice hot cup of tea.

Enjoy!

Love T.

MOON YOGA: BANISH & CLEANSE

~ WANING GIBBOUS MOON ~

As we wind down from the potent Full Moon in Leo and inch our way closer to the upcoming Imbolc portal of renewal this Thursday, the Waning Gibbous phase encourages us to slow down, retreat inward and cleanse our systems much like tilling the soil of our being for fresh growth and intentions to be planted in a healthy and nurturing environment.

Many old chapters are closing and as we prepare to welcome in the new, this lunation offers us a potent opportunity for banishing all that no longer serves our highest good.

This session is a bone warming organ detox with lots of twists for cleansing the system of toxins with a nice restorative finish.

Please come prepared with your mat, blocks, blanket, smudge, a candle and a hot cup of tea.

And drink lots of water afterwards.

Enjoy!

~Love T.

JUST DRILLS: EARTH II

(Fusion Basics)

For this 30 minute session we focus on adding to our foundational dance building blocks with hip anchors and crossroads.

Infusing our Elemental Fusion Dance embodiment practices with the grounding, stabilizing and foundation laying properties of Earth.

EARTH DANCE MOVEMENTS:

Laying the gridlines, power points, crossroads, Indian Classical grounding postures, anchors and the Earth Mudra.

Within the Temple space Earth resides in the North

(or where you face when you do the majority of your practice).

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DEEPEN YOUR DEVOTIONAL PRACTICE TIME INVOKE THE EARTH ELEMENTAL BEFORE CLASS:

INVOCATION:

Powers of the North! Essence of Earth!

I summon you to this sacred place!

Guardians and Elementals of Stone, Bone, and Crone.

Sisters and Brethren of the Great World Tree

Gnomes and Sovereign Ghob of the the realm of Earth!

Be with me now and lend your powers of manifestation, stability and sovereignty.

Strengthen my body for the work at hand.

Awaken your lessons of silence and

resonance within me.

Come dark cave and moss covered stones.

Come growing green from rich, fertile soil.

Come root and seed and arching canopy to nourish this body, this dance, this magick.

Draw the invoking pentagram of Earth.

Beginning at the bottom left corner, moving straight up to the topmost point, down to the right and so on, until you make your way back to the bottom left point. See the star glowing with green light and draw a circle deosil (clockwise) of green light around the star to unlock the gate.

Draw in the green light and power of the Earth gate

with your athame fingers to your lips, kiss them. The circle is now flooded with that elemental energy. A green girder now encircles your temple in the North. Bow with your hand over your heart and say:

“I welcome you with gratitude. Hail and Welcome!”

Please be prepared in comfy, dance friendly attire, have your hydration of choice nearby, bring your Dance Grimoire, yoga mat, smudge, candle, Earthy essential oil or essence of Cypress, your Amulet and something fun to tie around your waist.

MUSIC: Slow Track – Amber by Arcana

FULL SPEED: Maya by Benjy Wertheimer & John De Kadt

CLOSING THE GATE:

(Stand in the posture of Earth – receptive palm at hip facing down, natural athame prana mudra in conductive hand held high).

Powers of the North!

Essence of Earth!

Guardians of stone, bone and chrone.

Sisters and brethren of the great world tree.

Gnomes and Ghob of the realm of earth!

I am grateful for your sturdy presence and aid in these rites of empowerment.

Continue to strengthen my body and Great Work along the path of Sovereignty.

For now, I release you to your fair and earthly realms. 

Hail and Farewell!

See the green light and energy receding back through the gateway of your circle. 

Draw the banishing earth pentagram with your natural athame, like a key in the lock, then encircle it widdershins (counter clockwise) 

Kiss your athame fingers and thrust them at the closed gate to seal it shut. 

~ Blessed Be ~

 

MOON YOGA: ALIGN & ANCHOR 

WAXING GIBBOUS MOON

Woosh the shifts this week have been monumental! This waxing moon sets us at the entry way to Aquarius season as the Full Moon in Leo fast approaches which is sure to be a historic lunation that will carry us, our practice, and our magic into the dawning of a new era with Uranus on the precipice of stationing direct and Pluto now officially having entered Aquarius.

You can review the astrological forecast in the Conjure Companion to see what I mean!

This class is a faster paced vinyasa flow session with an emphasis on grounding.

Please come prepared with your mat, blocks, pillow, blanket, smudge, a candle and a hot cup of tea.

Enjoy!

VENUS IN SAGITTARIUS

(All Levels)

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When Venus, the planet of connection, treks through the free-wheeling fire sign of Sagittarius from December 29th to January 23rd, love of all stripes becomes an adventure. In this mutable fire sign, Venus is drawn to the glow of an endlessly shifting horizon — meaning it’s not always the easiest to pin down for a dinner reservation. And even if it shows up on time, it could just as quickly suggest you abandon your table for a spontaneous night hike, poetry reading, or late-night drive to an unknown destination instead.
What Venus in Sagittarius is devoted to is “Truth” with a capital T. This can manifest as giving inspirational pep talks or blurting things out relentlessly. This placement is fascinated by the sweeping ideas that underpin great novels and the mythologies that add drama, intrigue, and meaning to your life’s story. Venus in Sagittarius invites us to chase arrows of eros. In doing so, we encounter plotlines we couldn’t have anticipated. And versions of ourselves that are more expansive than we previously thought possible. – Chani Nicholas
The dance I have written for Venus in Sagittarius is a witty and amusing adventure in the land of playfully hard to get sensuality.

MUSIC: Run by Glen Porter

VENUS IN SAGITTARUIS: SLOW

VENUS IN SAGITTARIUS: FULL SPEED

MOON YOGA: CLEANSE & RELEASE – RESTORATIVE DETOX

~ Balsamic Moon  ~

As the moon swiftly wanes into darkness, we are granted the opportunity of slowing down to turn the gaze inward and clear away internal debris to create space for the unborn seeds of potential waiting in the wings of our consciousness.

This is a slow, restorative session with a focus on detoxifying the organs. Please come prepared with your mat, blocks, pillows, blanket, straps, smudge, a candle and a nice hot cup of tea.

And make sure you drink lots of water after this class. 

Enjoy!

~ Love T.

EARTH I

(Fusion Basics)

THE ELEMENT OF EARTH AND THE PATH OF SOVEREIGNTY

For our first class of 2024, we are starting fresh with Earth 1 and laying a strong foundation for our Elemental Fusion Dance practice in the new year. 

We begin our Elemental Fusion Dance embodiment practices with the grounding, stabilizing and foundation laying properties of Earth.

Earth corresponds with:

The Root Chakra & Sacral Chakra

Personal Sovereignty & Freedom

Our True North & The Great Below

Essence of Cypress and the color green.

EARTH DANCE MOVEMENTS:

Laying the gridlines, power points, crossroads, Indian Classical grounding postures, anchors and the Earth Mudra.

Within the Temple space Earth resides in the North 

(or where you face when you do the majority of your practice). 

INVOCATION:

Powers of the North! Essence of Earth!

I summon you to this sacred place!

Guardians and Elementals of Stone, Bone, and Crone.

Sisters and Brethren of the Great World Tree

Gnomes and Sovereign Ghob of the the realm of Earth!

Be with me now and lend your powers of manifestation, stability and sovereignty.

Strengthen my body for the work at hand.

Awaken your lessons of silence and

resonance within me.

Come dark cave and moss covered stones.

Come growing green from rich, fertile soil.

Come root and seed and arching canopy to nourish this body, this dance, this magick.

Draw the invoking pentagram of Earth.

Beginning at the bottom left corner, moving straight up to the topmost point, down to the right and so on, until you make your way back to the bottom left point. See the star glowing with green light and draw a circle deosil (clockwise) of green light around the star to unlock the gate.

Draw in the green light and power of the Earth gate

with your athame fingers to your lips, kiss them. The circle is now flooded with that elemental energy. A green girder now encircles your temple in the North. Bow with your hand over your heart and say:

“I welcome you with gratitude. Hail and Welcome!”

Please be prepared in comfy, dance friendly attire, have your hydration of choice nearby, bring your Dance Grimoire, yoga mat, smudge, candle, essence of Cypress, your Amulet and something fun to tie around your waist. 

MUSIC TRACK: Glitnir by Danheim

CLOSING THE GATE:

(Stand in the posture of Earth – receptive palm at hip facing down, natural athame prana mudra in conductive hand held high).

Powers of the North!

Essence of Earth!

Guardians of stone, bone and chrone.

Sisters and brethren of the great world tree.

Gnomes and Ghob of the realm of earth!

I am grateful for your sturdy presence and aid in these rites of empowerment.

Continue to strengthen my body and Great Work along the path of Sovereignty.

For now, I release you to your fair and earthly realms. 

Hail and Farewell!

See the green light and energy receding back through the gateway of your circle. 

Draw the banishing earth pentagram with your natural athame, like a key in the lock, then encircle it widdershins (counter clockwise) 

Kiss your athame fingers and thrust them at the closed gate to seal it shut. 

~ Blessed Be ~