Kinky Laughter Yoga and More…

4 Mar

i only got to go to one entire class at Bluegrass Leather Pride, but it was a great one.  Boi Kris, who is  a certified laughter yoga teacher, led a variation of that he calls “Kinky Laughter Yoga.”  

It was delightful.

Here’s a link to a description of the class as he did it at the Southwest Leather Contest.  There were about 6 of us participating this weekend, and as you can imagine, it was a blast.

When i was telling Sir about it, He laughed at me ~ He didn’t think Laughter Yoga was a real thing.  But it is ~ as you can see here.

The kinky version was, of course, particularly fun.  We didn’t actually do anything kinky or sexual, we just used exercises that had some connection with the lifestyle.  It was great ~ i laughed ~ and laughed ~ and felt good about life.

The other super cool thing from Saturday was catching the end of Master Steven and slave kim’s presentation on their M/s dynamic.  While i missed most of it, i got there just in time to hear them explaining about the impact of abuse, in terms of triggers and issues with trust.  

i was sorry i didn’t get to see the whole thing, but the part i saw really impressed me.  It was accurate, and presented in a low-key way, despite the emotional content.  Slave kim had been in an abusive relationship for many years, so part of her relationship with her master involves healing from that experience.

i really admire the courage it took them ~ particularly Kim ~ to step out in the public and share their experience.

i was a little anxious at a couple of the questions people asked them.  Someone wanted to know how Kim had gotten in the relationship in the first place, and how she got out.    The answer to “How did you get into an abusive relationship?” is generally  complex, and may be emotionally weighted, but she did a nice job responding.

The other question was “How will you keep this (being in a an abusive relationship) from happening again?”  

i wanted to say, “She can’t.  No one can assure that they never end up in an abusive relationship again, and thinking that you can is a trap.  Only the partner – the potential abuser  – can assure that it doesn’t happen again.  She can watch for red flags, watch for indications, and she can get out when she realizes what’s happening, but she can’t keep it from happening again.”

Kim fielded the question well though, in part explaining that her trust for her Master gives her certainty, which i thought was well done, and accurate.

i’m hoping that i’ll have an opportunity to hear their whole presentation at some point.

There’s more to tell about the event ~particularly the Sunday brunch ~ but now i have a full work day ahead of me {yay!!}

11 Responses to “Kinky Laughter Yoga and More…”

  1. ancilla_ksst March 4, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    That sounds like a really great time! I have never associated laughter and yoga before- how fun!

    • aisha March 5, 2013 at 6:56 am #

      Hey, Ancilla,

      It was very cool! And there are laughter yoga classes all over the – well, I started to say the world, but all over the US anyhow, and India, which is where it started!

      • maria October 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

        pretty good post. thanks for the share.

  2. vanillamom March 4, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    Sounds like a wonderful day! Did I tell you how lovely it is to have you “back”…missed my morning aisha reading a ton while you were gone!

    nilla

    • aisha March 5, 2013 at 6:57 am #

      Thanks, ‘Nilla {blushing…} it really is good to be back. i missed you too!

  3. mouse March 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Sounds wonderful! So happy you had a great time!

    Hugs,
    mouse

    • aisha March 5, 2013 at 6:57 am #

      Thanks, Mouse!!

      hugs…

  4. Daddy Jay March 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    I’m really glad you enjoyed the laughing yoga. Dev and I went at GLLA and it was a perfect start for our conference then. I agree, slave kim was incredibly strong to reveal that depth of her personal experience. I commend her for it.

    • aisha March 5, 2013 at 7:00 am #

      Hi, Daddy Jay,

      i bet that was a great way to start a conference! We had a small group, Kris says it’s even more fun with a larger one – more energy.

      i hope this process is going to be healing for Kim, and not re-traumatizing. i’m sure she appreciates your support, and the support of the community.

      Thanks for reading here, and for taking the time to comment!!

  5. Twisted Angel March 5, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    Still pouting that I did not get to attend. Especially since it was a mere 4 hours from me.

    • aisha March 5, 2013 at 8:35 am #

      Next year! Mark it on your calendar. First weekend in March ~ which is actually 2-28 through 3-2. See ya there!

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