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February Updates & Schedule

Hey Friends – Here are some quick updates for February:

First, THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who volunteered to be interviewed for my project! Y’all gave me a ton of great information and I’m still combing through the interviews. I’m planning to use February to “cool off” and think about what the next steps are for FKYC. So, I’ve made some adjustments to the practice schedule below. 

Please note: This schedule is for February ONLY 

  • Saturdays at 10:00 AM CST – Hatha
  • Tuesdays February 9 and February 23 at 5:30 PM CST – Hatha

These practices generally last about an hour. Of course, the schedule is subject to change due to hurricanes, power outages, or other unforeseen events.

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January Practice Schedule

Hey Friends – Happy New Year!

All members are invited to practice with me live via Zoom at no extra cost. Even better, you don’t need to register in advance. I’ll post the Zoom link a few hours before each practice, so you won’t have to hunt it down.

Weekly practices are as follows:

  • Restorative Yoga Thursdays at 6:30 PM CST
  • Hatha Yoga Saturdays at 10:00 AM CST 

These practices generally last about an hour. Of course, the schedule is subject to change due to hurricanes, power outages, or other shenanigans.

If these days/times don’t work for you, please suggest some alternative days/times and I’ll see what I can do.

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My Favorite Neck, Shoulder, and Side Stretches

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My Daily Yoga Practice

Like everything else, my yoga practice has changed a lot this year. Prior to the pandemic and shut downs, I practiced asana three or four times a week in a yoga studio, as well as several times a week at home. But in April all that changed. In recent months my practice has mostly consisted of mediation, chanting, journaling, and reading sacred texts like the Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, and event books about St. Francis of Assisi. Today, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek into my morning practice. I usually meditate or chant for 10 or 15 minutes but I edited down to about 5 minutes in this video. I hope you’ll join me.

As we head into the final weeks of 2020, remember that you don’t need to do 108 Sun Salutations to practice yoga. You simply need to practice awareness. Through that awareness you may discover your true Self. That is yoga.

 

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My Favorite Hip Stretches

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Why don’t you teach yoga for…. ?

Occasionally folks will ask why I don’t teach yoga for back pain/cat lovers/teachers or some other ailment or affinity group. It’s not surprising that this question comes up since the West has appropriated yoga as a treatment for any number of issues. But, I’ve consciously decided not to offer yoga in such a way. Partly because I believe it’s beyond my scope of practice but also because I honor yoga as a spiritual practice. 

That being said, I know there are very real physical benefits to practicing yoga asana. So, over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite practices for undoing some of the effects that lock down life has had on my body. Sign up for Fat Kid Yoga Club today!

Stay tuned y’all!

-Marc

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December Practice Schedule

Hey Friends! This month I’ll be offering weekly Restorative and Hatha yoga practices live via Zoom. 

  • Restorative Yoga Thursdays at 6:30 PM CST (12/3, 12/10, 12/17)
  • Hatha Yoga Saturdays at 10:00 AM CST (12/5, 12/12, 12/19)

These practices generally last about an hour. Of course the schedule is subject to change due to hurricanes, power outages, or other 2020 shenanigans.

As of now, no practices are scheduled 12/20 through 12/31.

To join, visit patreon.com/fatkidyogaclub and pick the membership level that’s right for you. All Patrons are invited to practice with me live via Zoom at no extra cost. Even better, you don’t need to register in advance. I’ll post the Zoom link a few hours before each practice, so you won’t have to hunt it down.

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Fall Into Some Good News

In September, we raised $135.64 for Trans People recovering from Hurricane Laura in Southwest Louisiana. If you didn’t get to practice with me this month, please consider donating directly. This fund has barely raised more than $4,000 and folks desperately need assistance!

This summer, Fat Kid Yoga Club participants raised $894.87 to support transgender people through organizations like Black and PinkHouse of Tulip, and Louisiana Trans Advocates. That’s worth celebrating! Thank YOU! As the world has slowly re-opened, fewer folks have been joining the live practices. Therefore, for the rest of 2020, I will donate $150 or 20% of my monthly yoga earnings (whichever is higher/earnings from Patreon and live classes) to the House of Tulip. 

The good news continues below, so please be sure to check out some of the great opportunities to practice with me in the coming weeks!

-Marc

October is a great month to sign up for Fat Kid Yoga Club Unlimited! Join me for bi-weekly restorative practices and weekly Hatha practices AND stream practice on demand all for one monthly fee! Equity pricing begins at $35 per month, sign up today! Patreon memberships are not prorated and non-transferable, so please wait until October 1 to upgrade/sign-up!

Please note there is no practice on Saturday, October 3. For a full schedule and to register for individual practices, visit https://marcsettembrino.com/classes

Save the Date! I’m excited to announce that I’ll be hosting several workshops in October and November. These workshops are intended to help you integrate yoga practices and philosophy into your daily life. More details are coming, so stay tuned! Fat Kid Yoga Club Members receive exclusive discounts on practices and workshops.

Do you love yoga? Want to learn how to remove the barriers that keep people from practicing? Then join me for the first ever online Accessible Yoga Conference!

I am honored to announce that I am one of the presenters at this incredible event and I am inviting you to join me. Join myself and others October 9-11, 2020 Teachers from all over the world will be joining us to co-create a space to learn, connect and advocate.

Registration is open with sliding scale fees. Scholarships are also available. 

To learn more visit: https://conference.accessibleyoga.org/a/34834/j4LCyQBz

Don’t let finances prevent you from practicing with me. Use the code IAMWELCOME to practice with me for free, anytime, no questions asked!

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Join me on Undressing Gender

On Saturday, September 26, I’ll be a guest on my friend Daniel’s Instagram Live Series Undressing Gender. We’ll be talking about the intersections of fatness, gender identity and expression, and queerness. I hope you’ll join us!

Saturday, September 26 at 11am Pacific/12pm Mountain/1pm Central/2pm Eastern

Follow Daniel on Instagram @transintranist and check out their Patreon while you’re at it!

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Join Me at the Accessible Yoga Conference!

I’m honored to be part of this year’s Accessible Yoga Conference and I hope you’ll join me October 9 – 11, 2020. This conference is shaping up to be the most accessible yet and includes a rockstar lineup of yoga practitioners, educators, and social justice activists. Click here to learn more and register for the conference.