Through the Gaze of a Navel

Through the Gaze of a Navel

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.

The teacher of this class has consumed every new-age pop-psych medicine she could get her hands on, from swimming with cosmic dolphins to crystal bowl regression therapy to vaginal weightlifting 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 a Navel takes the sacred journey of a spiritual quest and sets it in a hilarious context.

Tour history

Boca Del Lupo’s, Micro Performance Series (Premier) 2014 / Vancouver

Crow’s Theatre, East Side Culture Crawl 2014 / Toronto

The Yukon Arts Centre  2014 / Whitehorse

Belfry Theatre, Spark! Festival 2015 / Victoria

Magnetic North Theatre Festival 2015 / Ottawa

One Yellow Rabbit, 2017 / Calgary


  • Created - Emelia Symington Fedy and Anita Rochon

  • Performed - Emelia Symington Fedy & Christie Watson (live music)

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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

  • "Om. My. God. Through The Gaze Of A Navel is a savagely funny interactive yoga session led by Emelia Symington Fedy, who admits she's spent over $68,000 on self-help and enlightenment techniques…. It's hard to know where truth ends and satire begins, but that's part of the fun. Fedy maintains her deadpan persona throughout, making you laugh, think and open your mind and body to new experiences - as well as a cool form of theatre." - Now Toronto