Picture-101“Yoga Satire. Brilliant, brash, and wickedly wise. You will pee your yoga pants from laughing so hard.”
—Danielle LaPorte, author of The Desire Map


Through the Gaze of a Navel

 By The Chop | Created by Anita Rochon and Emelia Symington Fedy | Performed by Emelia Symington Fedy

A 60 min Performance Yoga Class


Through the Gaze of a Navel is a performance in the form of a yoga class led by self-proclaimed pop psychology expert Emelia Symington Fedy,  a woman who has consumed every new-age pop-psych medicine  she could get her hands on. From swimming with cosmic dolphins  to vaginal weighlifting classes, Emelia’s take is irreverent but the darkness she encounters is real. More than a mere kiss-and-tell of a life-long obsession, Through the Gaze of Navel takes the sacred journey of a spiritual quest and sets it in a hilarious context.

IMG_3229-1After premiering in Vancouver Through the Gaze… toured to Toronto (East End Culture Crawl) and Whitehorse (Yukon Arts Centre). Up next is The Belfry Theatre in Victoria BC.

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Through the Gaze of a Navel works for both the non-yoga enthusiast and its fans by creating a near perfect satirical balance, a comedic yin-yang as it were, of genuine respect and gentle derision.”
— Vancouver Presents

This show is currently touring yoga festivals, yoga studios, private events and theatre venues across North America.

We’d love to bring this yoga class to your event. Please contact Emelia for more information and pricing.



Vancouver Presents: “Through the Gaze of a Navel may very well be the quintessential Vancouver theatre experience”

Now Toronto: “Must-Sees at Crow’s Theatre Inaugural Festival”

Mooney on Theatre: “Dark humour brings an edge to traditional yoga in Through the Gaze of a Navel part of the East End Performance Crawl”


WE Vancouver: “The downward dog of satire”

Straight.com: “Through the Gaze of a Navel satirizes an actor’s spiritual search”

niftynotcool: “Find Yourself “Through the Gaze of a Navel”, April 23 -27”