Music

Posted by admin on October 22, 2013 in Inspiration
Known for his thrilling cello playing that incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, Ben Sollee possesses rough, smooth, smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements. Sollee shares himself completely with his audience, whether it be by personal lyrics, or his commitment to the environment.  We are so psyched to see him perform at...
Posted by admin on August 29, 2013 in Mindfulness
I once heard Gordan Hempton, a nature field recordist, define silence as, “not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise.”  I love that description.  It's an important reminder about the value of natural sounds, the richness of silence, and the fundamental roles that silence and sound play in the human experience. When accompanying a yoga class, I often get asked why I mix field...
Posted by admin on August 23, 2013 in Adventure
Cover Photo by Karina Towers Clarifying your intention is a powerful way to reliably invite “spirit” into life and yoga practice. I like to ask myself the question, “Why am I here?” What is it I am choosing in this moment? Think of the universe as a giant pool and you are dropping a pebble of thought in order to initiate a cosmic reverberation in order for something to bounce back. That's...
Posted by admin on August 15, 2013 in Inspiration
Cover Photo by Mark Grochowski Imagine, hands on the piano keyboard, five hundred yogis in front of you, and no idea what you are about to play.  Photo by Mark Grochowski Playing music live for yoga classes presents unique challenges; terror and excitement often come in equal parts.  The yogic muse can (and should) take a teacher anywhere they spontaneously want to go and my role as a...
Posted by Guest Scribe on August 15, 2013 in Yoga
“Everything in life is vibration.” – Albert Einstein “If you want to know the secrets of the universe think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikolai Tesla “The heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam.” – Bhagavan Nityananda When I began my asana practice I would come to the end and feel overwhelmed with familiar sensations. My body, mind and heart were intoxicated...
Posted by Guest Scribe on July 14, 2013 in Inspiration
Cover Photo by Ali Kaukas Across time and culture, music and dance have long been revered for their power to heal body, mind and soul, strengthen the bonds of community and commune with spirit and nature.  Exploration of music allows us to discover deeper aspects of our inner selves. Creating music to facilitate ecstatic and intentional movement practices has been my personal passion,...