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Jedi Training and The Dharma of Star Wars

  • The Studio D.C. 1710 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

UPDATE: Local musicians Al Smith "Fractal Axel" and Jared Oppenheim "Choppy Oppy," will perform a one-hour Star Wars themed musical set to compliment the "Star Wars Flow," described below.

Being a yogi is not about nailing a handstand or snapping the best Instagram shot. Nor is being a Jedi about having the flashiest light-saber skills or pod-racing wherewithal. In fact, both Star Wars and Yoga teach us that attachment to desire, e.g. the desire to stand on one hand while levitating rocks, is a path to the Dark Side.

The yogic practice, like Jedi training, is a path of self-awareness. And as with yoga, the teachings of Star Wars are rooted in Zen, Taoist and Buddhist philosophies. On the eve of the release of the new Star Wars flick Rogue One, lifelong Star Wars lover and yoga instructor Davis Burroughs will lead padawan learners on an inter-galactic journey through the perpetual movement of life.

Star Wars fans and/or yogis of all levels are invited to join this exploration of the parallels between George Lucas’ space drama and the theatrics of everyday living. Topics covered will include mindfulness and concentration, the plight of the Dark Side, and what it means to be a spiritual warrior. Following a presentation and discussion on how the universal truths of Star Wars are embedded in the here and now, Davis will lead a one-of-a-kind Star Wars flow asana class with music performed live by guitarist Al Smith and DJ/producer Choppy Oppy.

An optional group viewing of the new film after the workshop may be organized, pending interest and ticket availability.

May the force be with you.

Cost: $20 Early Registration (by Nov. 25)
         $30 Late Registration

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