As men, our relationship with our father is one of the most important of our lives. It sets the stage for all of our interactions with other males. Some men have the privilege of being a father. It is one of the greatest expressions of masculinity.
This workshop will explore the relationship between sons and fathers. How can we have a better relationship with our son(s) and our father? How can we be a better father? A better son? How can we help to heal the wounds that have been created in these relationships? How can the practice and teachings of yoga help achieve these goals?
Through this experiential workshop, we will engage with each other to explore our relationship with these most magnificent men – whether present or not. This will be done through group and one-on-one communication.
We will use the tools of movement, talking and writing to clarify and improve our ability to communicate. Using the teachings of yoga as a foundation, poetry, myths and stories will also be interwoven into our toolbox. Open to all men, with or without children – We are all sons with a father.
Foster de la Houssaye is the father of two sons. He began his yoga practice over 30 years ago, with the encouragement of his father, and has studied with many teachers. He is an Integral Yoga instructor, having completed the Intermediate Teacher training in 2008 and the Raja Teacher Training in 2010. He has been active in men’s groups over the past 25 years and will graduate this year from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. He retired from his 37 year career in transportation consulting in 2007.