The Class’s personal relationship with crystals goes way back – but we’ll start from 2016 when we were in the process of building our first home, our studio in Tribeca. Hidden underneath the floorboards in the studio are crystals, placed and sourced very intentionally. With the help of our friends at The Cristalline, the studio is embedded with tourmaline, onyx, pyrite, amethyst, rose quartz and clear quartz to create an energetically balanced aura. Not only that, but the design under the floorboards takes the form of a crystal grid.
The entry way and elevator shaft, which are portals from the outside into the studio, are thick with black onyx and tourmaline because those are passages that withdraw energy. The internal grids of the floors are filled with amethyst, clear quartz, and rose quartz. "Amethyst is for processing, clear quartz is for clearing both ways, and rose quartz is for love. These were very intentionally chosen and laid." Says Taryn of the crystal selection process. The spot right under where the teacher mat is positioned is triple-lined with crystals. It is filled with pyrite and tourmaline to be exact, with the intention to protect and push energy outwards into the room.
When asked about her own, as well as The Class's, relationship with crystals, Taryns says, "Anything that helps the body recalibrate and bring in some earth, matters to me. I like facts and understanding the science and the history behind things, but I also very much believe in the energetics of intention and connection to the great spirit and divine. The idea of crystals being part of the earth always made sense when thought of in connection to my practices of The Class because that is a lot of what The Class is – getting back into your own body and connecting to a higher power. Bringing crystals into that work was natural, and honestly didn't requite a lot of thought."