You made it!
I am so, so happy you are here. Happy and grateful, because it wasn't so long ago that I had a hard time getting people to show up for Ganja Yoga. No one - not a single person - showed up for my first class in my living room in Toronto. Through my tears I might have paused to note that while no one was showing up for my class, I might have guessed at that, because no one was talking about cannabis-enhanced yoga online either. Seriously. There was no where else in the English-speaking world advertising cannabis-enhanced yoga classes.
Was I the only one who found that cannabis calmed my mind, softened my muscle tension, and made the flow of sensation as I stretched far more delicious? Was there no one else furtively toking before yoga?
That day in Toronto I decided I was still going to practice. Why spoil a good high with a little thing like a career disaster? And so it went. I kept at it. I had to.
Cannabis-enhanced yoga was too powerful, too healing, not to.
And at my next class, I actually had a few students show up. And they kept coming back, and telling friends, and word spread, and now somehow you heard about it. Tiny sparks, big fire.
Today, nine years later, cannabis-enhanced yoga classes are sprouting up everywhere. And I can tell you that ganja yogis come in every shape, gender, sex orientation, ethnicity, and age, - but there are some universals. They are fun loving. They are free thinkers, though not, like, beat-you-over-the-head-with-it free thinkers. They are kind. They are badasses for trying something different.
Just like you.
So. You are here. Cannabis-enhanced yoga is everywhere. And I got out of that living room. Welcome to the tribe. Let's dance.
xo Dee Dussault
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF GANJA YOGA!
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Enhanced practice for relaxation, well-being, and the cultivation of inner peace.
+ Slow, MINDFUL yoga classes,
designed for any body,
and aLL levelS of experience with yoga
or cannabis, SINCE 2009.
+ 3 YEARS IN SAN FRANCISCO,
ORIGINALLY TORONTO, CANADA.
+ Our community of regulars are all friendly, incredible people.
+ classes always have a
good mix of first-timers and VETERANS.
+ Age 21+ please.
FOR THE TIME BEING, WE ARE BYO.
“Do I have to use cannabis at Ganja Yoga?”
Yoga is great, altered or not. Sometimes students feel like using PLANTS OR MUSIC OR FRAGRANCES to enhance their practice. other times, having a yoga practice without CANNABIS feels better. It’s always up to you.
“How much ganja should I consume for this practice?"
First-timers to Ganja Yoga or yoga in general should consume less cannabis than they usually do, so the experience of yoga is enhanced. Everyone’s relationship to cannabis is different.
"Is it co-ed?"
“Is it safe? What if I haven’t done yoga before?”
Yes. We’re not going to get into an altered state of consciousness then show off our arm balances. Ganja Yoga is about experiencing something beautiful and trippy and cool inside yourself. Cannabis-enhanced yoga should be slow and mindful. In OUR classes, students have their eyes closed most of the time, since it’s really about relaxing in an introverted way, without caring what others are doing with their bodies. Some yoga can be "show-offy" and potentially dangerous, but not this.