Communicative consciousness. María Macaya, Fundación Radika

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The Half-open Sky Gives Us Hope is a painting that has a lot in common with the vitality of American abstract expressionism. The black background reflects the immediacy of the execution, with trickles, brush-handle scratches and negative handprints. Also, the circular composition, as a result of turning the canvas (as some photographs taken in 1953 and 1954 corroborate), evokes the decentralised compositions of action painting. For Miró, such movements of the piece always responded to the desire to seek balance in the composition.

From a more spiritual perspective, the square encircling the canvas represents the material world, and the red X is a sign of transformation that could be read as the passage from a material world to a more spiritual world. From the 1940s, with his constellations, Miró's work increasingly connected with this spiritual and cosmogonical dimension of the world and also with a certain primitivism that leads us to seek total purity and 'gives us hope' in the most sacred of all things.

This work invites us to break down barriers through a highly inclusive style of yoga that is very open to dialogue. Trauma sensitive yoga is the practice being led by María Macaya, president and founder of the Fundación Radika.

Trauma sensitive yoga (TSY) takes a somatic-bodily approach, the aim of which is to offer practitioners a safe space. TSY is also a space for listening to the body in order to observe and respond to its needs, always from the present moment. Asana practice brings awareness to the body, thereby helping to decrease anguish and conflict.

In this session, work will be done on the basis of a non-dualistic gaze upon the world, which favours an interconnection between all elements and respect.

María Macaya holds a degree in art history and is the founder and president of the Fundación Radika. She has trained and specialised in various disciplines related to yoga for trauma. She has the professional programme certificate for Compassionate Inquiry from Gabor Maté, for the TCTSY method from the Center for Trauma and Embodiment (Brookline, Massachusetts) and for the advanced programme from the Center for Yoga and Trauma Recovery (San Francisco). She is also certified in addiction recovery by Stanford University and has expanded her training with neuroscience studies at Kings College and with Nazareth Castellanos, among others. María Macaya is currently a Jivamukti yoga trainer for advanced level yoga teachers.

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1 hour 30 minutes


Room 3


17 November 2022 and 26 January 2023, from 6 to 7.30 pm


12 € per session, 10 € Friends of the Fundació Joan Miró

Capacity: 25 people

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Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing and to bring a yoga mat for the first session.


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