Storytelling Workshop - Inanna's Journey to the Underworld
online class
Saturday, 22 January • 10:00 - 11:30
Joanna Cole-Hamilton
Our yoga practice will take place around the story of the Goddess Inanna, the Mesopotamian Goddess of Heaven and Earth. Inanna is called to the underworld, where her sister, the Goddess of Death rules. We'll journey with Inanna to "the Great Below" where she thinks she's going to attend her brother-in-laws funeral but where she will be striped of her power. All the ways she approaches the world above don't work in the underworld, this place of death, depression and grief. Without her powers, Inanna will be left for dead. Come and join me to hear how she gets out of the underworld and the lessons she learns.

The wonderful thing about the ancient Gods and Goddesses is that they are imperfect. They are petty, spiteful, angry, heroic, courageous, beautiful... in other words they have very human qualities. They act in the ways that we act which makes their stories and life lessons all the more relateable.

This yoga workshop is for all. The topic might seem heavy and deep, but I offer it in the hope that it speaks to the universal truth of human suffering. I also understand if it isn't for you and hope to see you at the next workshop instead.

Bring a notebook in case you want to journal anything after the practice.