Yoga Soundscape: a live music and moving meditation experience
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga Soundscape: a live music and moving meditation experience

Yoga Soundscape is a yoga and meditation class seamlessly set to a live concert. It’s filled with a perfect balance of flow, alignment, release, prayer and intention. Combined with the power of live music, a heightened sense of harmony and rhythm will unfold throughout your practice so that you feel more at home in your body, more spacious in your mind and more inspired in your heart. Join us for a special evening at the majestic Goldish space. After practice we will indulge in uplifting conversation, fresh herbal teas, and a nourishing spread of treats.

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Jan
6
6:30 PM18:30

Raga Meditations

* This is the last Yoga Soundscape at Kula for a little while. Please join us and help make it extra magical! And stay tuned for special Soundscape events coming up throughout the season!

Eric Fraser on Bansuri Flute

Move deep into the meditative and uplifting sounds of the classical Indian raga tradition. A 'raga' uses a series of musical notes to construct a melody that invokes deep emotion and connection, also inspired by the time of day. For this evening performance Eric Fraser will perform live on Bansuri Flute, tapping into the seamless transition from afternoon to night, creating a musical arc that inspires focus and intention. A disciple of his guru Pandi Gopal Roy, Eric Fraser is an accomplished Bansuri Flute player whose flute playing vividly conjures up old world India. He lives between Kolkata and NYC throughout the year and performs extensively with many of the most respected maestros of Indian and world music. This will be a beautiful moving meditation, guiding us into a timeless world of musical form.

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Dec
16
6:30 PM18:30

Healing Sound Medicine

Jessica Caplan and Sean Hoots on Voice, Synth, Guitar, Tibetan and Crystal Bowls, Shrutti Box, Tuning Forks, Melodica, Charango, Tongue Drum, Sansula

Musical collaborators Jessica and Sean reunite to create a magical soundscape of ambient beats, healing frequencies and rich vocal harmonies. Vocalist, yoga teacher and therapeutic sound artist Jessica, has been singing and crafting music since she could speak. A graduate of the Open Center’s Sound and Music Integrative Practitioner training, she leads workshops and retreats merging yoga with sound healing and voice, and creates soundscapes for yoga classes, meditation events and sound baths globally. Among her beloved mentors are voice teachers Silvia Nakkach and Bisan Toron, tuning fork pioneer John Beaulieu, and classical North Indian voice teacher Prakhar Utkarsh. Perhaps best known for his work with the touring ensemble Hoots & Hellmouth, Sean is a Philly-based musician writing, recording, and performing music for over two decades in a myriad of styles, from rock to roots to electronic. His recent focus has been on healing modalities within ancient and contemporary music. Catch this new duo, as they evoke the spirit of the Amazonian jungle, where the two musicians recently met.å

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Dec
9
6:30 PM18:30

Rhythm Breath

Adam Maalouf  on HandPan + an array of world percussion

Adam, of Lebanese-American descent, will choreograph live sonic magic as your breath drops into the sweet rhythmic tempo of your movements. Playing an acoustic set of music onHandPan and an array of world percussion, melodic and rhythmic cycles will inspire bright energy as we move deep into our yoga practice guided by Aarona. After experiencing a gamut of instrumental training from age 3 that included a classical education on the cello, Adam's eyes were opened to the infinite world of percussion. Through drumming in a variety of styles from around the world, he's a "common thread" between the musical cultures of the East and West. He's worked with countless ensembles and renowned musicians including Common Pulse, Jamey Haddad, Suzanne Sterling, Morley, Tom Rossi, Farah Siraj, The Asheville Percussion Festival Ensemble, Pallavi, The Gil Evan's Centennial Project, and The Michigan Arabic Orchestra and is a master teacher throughout the U.S.

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Nov
18
6:30 PM18:30

Gratitude

Camila Celin on Sarod
Sub: Alyona Mindlin - teaching Yoga and Meditation

Dedicated to the waters, this special eve will be a fluid blend of breath, movement and sound. Alyona is deeply  committed to self discovery through community, service and travel.  Her self practice, yoga and shamanic offerings have taken her around the globe.  She is a student of Maestro Manuel and member of the Golden Drum.  Join us for a deep moving meditation as Camila musically leads the class with the transportive vibration of the Sarod. Class will be intentional and uplifting, guiding us deep into the evoking power of sound. Born in Bogota Colombia, Camila earned recognition for her compositions and performances at a young age which drove her to explore the musical cultures in New York, Cuba, and India and currently lives between Kolkata India and New York. She is an active performer and recording artist, helps to run renowned raga events, and is under the guidance of some of the most respected musical gurus from around the globe. She is a force and we are blessed to have her join us! 

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Nov
11
6:30 PM18:30

Moving Pulse

Dan Kurfirst on Oud, Frame Drums, Electronics

Join us for an eve full of pulsing movements and breath, led by NYC based multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser Dan Kurfirst. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, his music is a product of growing up amongst people of different cultures and master practitioners of all styles of music. He's performed extensively in the NYC world music and improvised music scenes and has performed with various groups throughout Europe, India and the Middle East. Some of his most frequent collaborators include Gabriel Marin, Matt Darriau, Tomchess, Elvira Sarykhalil, Kane Mathis, Daro Behroozi, Fima Chupakhin, Brandon Terzic and John Merritt. Dan currently serves as creative director of the American Sufi Project, an ensemble which demonstrates the potential of interfaith and cross cultural relationships through reinterpreting traditional Sufi music in a modern context. For tonight, Dan utilizes technology to combine lush, Eastern soundscapes with dynamic, real time improvisations from two ancient instruments - the Arabic Oud and North African Frame Drums.

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Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

Water is Life

Tomek Regulski on Sitar, Singing Bowls, Vocals 

Join us for a prayerful eve full of yoga, music, and intention. This evening is an opportunity to connect with and pray for the healing of our waters - both in our body and on our planet. Tomek, who is a classically trained composer and sitarist, will musically lead the way. He is a senior student of Acharya Roop Verma, the renowned sitarist and nada yoga master. Using this blend of classical and spiritual training, Tomek leads sound meditations while performing on sitar, various percussion instruments, and vocals. He's worked with outstanding musicians in the field such as Gaura Vani and Adam Bauer; and appears on Adam's debut album "Shyam Lila", and is an assistant faculty member of the East West School of Music at Ananda Ashram in Monroe, NY, where he teaches workshops for sitar. As a composer, Tomek’s work is driven by an interest in color, stillness, and space; and carries the intention of engaging the listener through the finer details of sound and resonance. His music has been performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Mexico.

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Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

Spacious Body Heart and Mind

Sub: Alyona Mindlin - teaching Yoga and Meditation
Essie Jain + Patrick Glynn Voice, Harmonium, Guitar, Pedals

Dedicated to the waters, this special eve will be a fluid blend of breath, movement and sound. Alyona is deeply  committed to self discovery through community, service and travel.  Her self practice, yoga and shamanic offerings have taken her around the globe.  She is a student of Maestro Manuel and member of the Golden Drum.  Essie and husband Patrick have been playing and recording music together for 13 years. They originally performed as a duo, and as time went on they began working with an orchestra and made a lullaby album for children. In 2015 they released the album 'To Love', which is a collection of modern chants and melodies. After bringing these songs of the heart into world through live performances at yoga events, they've begun recording the Musical Meditation Series. Essie brings her voice and the harmonium to meet Patrick's Guitar and Pedals, and together they create and improvise one of a kind arrangements to bring their beautiful songs to life.

 

 

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Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

Rhythm Breath

Adam Maalouf  on HandPan + an array of world percussion

Adam, of Lebanese-American descent, will choreograph live sonic magic as your breath drops into the sweet rhythmic tempo of your movements. Playing an acoustic set of music onHandPan and an array of world percussion, melodic and rhythmic cycles will inspire bright energy as we move deep into our yoga practice guided by Aarona. After experiencing a gamut of instrumental training from age 3 that included a classical education on the cello, Adam's eyes were opened to the infinite world of percussion. Through drumming in a variety of styles from around the world, he's a "common thread" between the musical cultures of the East and West. He's worked with countless ensembles and renowned musicians including Common Pulse, Jamey Haddad, Suzanne Sterling, Morley, Tom Rossi, Farah Siraj, The Asheville Percussion Festival Ensemble, Pallavi, The Gil Evan's Centennial Project, and The Michigan Arabic Orchestra and is a master teacher throughout the U.S.

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Oct
14
6:30 PM18:30

Soil to Soul

Max ZT on hammered dulcimer and Priya Darshini on classical Hindustani vocals

Hammered Dulcimer maestro Max ZT and the incredible singer Priya Darshini create a lush, enriching and mesmerizing musical journey. Their moving performance will incorporate Hindustani Classical Music, South Indian Carnatic Music, and some of their own unique compositions. Lauded as the "Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer" by NPR, Max ZT is an innovator of the instrument. His fresh perspective has been the backbone to beautifully complex compositions, while his unorthodox playing style has been a pioneering force in revolutionizing dulcimer techniques. Based out of Mumbai, India, Priya Darshini has been praised by many: The Indian Express calls her music “soul stirring,” five-­‐time Grammy winner Roy Wooten calls her “an inspiration,” and Tracy Silverman, calls her “one of the most influential artists from India.” Priya’s vast knowledge of music from all over the world has resulted in a fresh, imaginative and fascinating new sound. Together we will drop deep into breath and body as we put our intentions into motion. 

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Oct
7
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Journey

Joshua Geisler on bansuri flute, guitar, didgeridoo, looping, electronics, field recordings, electronics

Multi-instrumentalist performer/composer Joshua Geisler recently returned to NYC after 6 years of touring with Cirque du Soleil’s “TOTEM” with a fresh approach to his music. Combining his signature bansuri flute with compositions for guitar, didgeridoo, looping, field recordings, and electronics, Geisler's music ranges from ambient Indian Classical bansuri meditation to downtempo world-infused grooves. His music tells stories and will guide us to refine our inner gaze as we expand our awareness. This class will be full of grounding stability, expansive flight, and loving breath. 

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Sep
30
6:30 PM18:30

Agni Raga

Camila Celin on Sarod

Join us for a deep moving meditation as Camila musically leads the class with the transportive vibration of the Sarod. Class will be intentional and uplifting, guiding us deep into the evoking power of sound. Born in Bogota Colombia, Camila earned recognition for her compositions and performances at a young age which drove her to explore the musical cultures in New York, Cuba, and India and currently lives between Kolkata India and New York. She is an active performer and recording artist, helps to run renowned raga events, and is under the guidance of some of the most respected musical gurus from around the globe. She is a force and we are blessed to have her join us! 

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Sep
23
6:30 PM18:30

Sufi Magic

Juliet Rabia Gentile and Amin Sarshar: Setar, Frame Drum, Vocals

Join us for a very special evening filled with musical poems of Rumi, sufi chants, Persian folk songs and deep melodic rhythm. Juliet is an NYC based student of Sufism, writer and performance artist. She is a spiritual representative of the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi order, where she has studied for over a decade. She has performed with various ensembles including American Sufi Project and I Guillari di Piazza, and has led Sufi prayer ceremonies in venues such as the United Nations, Cathedral St. John the Divine, The Omega Institute, and many others. Amin is originally from Hamadan, Iran and has played Setar with various ensembles, including the American Sufi Project. He was also classically trained to sing Persian Ghazals under the Persian Dastagh system.This talented duo will take us on an inspiring journey as we align our senses, clear our minds and balance our bones.

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Full Moon Summer Solstice Moon Deck Launch!

Join us for a very special Yoga Soundscape, helping the exciting launch of The Moon Deck! Now is the time to create and celebrate - we each have so much to offer. Celebrate the full moon + solstice + Moon Deck launch with an inspiring community where we can come together to explore and connect in a sacred and inspiring space.  

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May
27
6:30 PM18:30

Calm Pulse

Ari Halbert on Hang Drum

Fellow yoga teacher and lifetime musician, Ari was born with rhythm and percussion ingrained in his soul. Learning to play piano at age 5, drums at 8, guitar at 10, and later earning a degree in audio engineering and music performance at NYU, music has always been the driving force though his life. His career in the recording studio and in live entertainment afforded him the honor of working with great artists. As a professional in the music industry, Ari’s influences are vast, but his taste in music is always most influenced by the driving force of its rhythm. Though a multi-instrumentalist, he repeatedly returns to the Hang for new inspiration. He has had many years to refine his touch on these drums, and continues to joyfully explore their depth with each note. Those who have heard this relatively rare instrument know how special its percussive, melodic and ethereal sound is. 

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May
20
6:30 PM18:30

The Elements

Shivani Laura St. George - Vocals, Tibetan and Crystal Bowls, Shrutti Box, Tuning Forks, Melodica, Charango, Tongue Drum, Sansula and more.

As we celebrate the Full Moon coming up this weekend, we will welcome in the warmth of summer and explore the elemental connection in our own body. Musician, birth doula, herbalist, and teacher - Shivani will musically guide us with her deeply nourishing sound medicine. She has been traveling the world and enjoying a colorful tapestry of music and healing genres since childhood. With a Master’s in Music Therapy degree, and continuous in-depth work with Himalayan and Indian plants and music of Bhutan and India, she’s delighted to be studying classical Indian Voice with Samarth Nagarkar-Ji, a variety of singing bowls/bells with Lama Gembo Dorji in Bhutan, and Peruvian, Ecuadorian, Lakota, and BC medicine music with various indigenous teachers, including Susana Tapia Leon. Together we will create an experience that is both uplifting and restorative, through the healing nature of breath, sound and motion. 

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May
13
6:30 PM18:30

New Dimensions

Susanna Ravenrattle, shruti box, drum, didgeridoo, Tibetan bowls, shacapa  

There is no better shaman mama than Susanna Raven to carry us into the eve of Friday the 13th. Susana is deeply attuned to both the pulse of the earth and shares this medicine with others. Her beautiful energy as musician, healer and herbalist is felt in her presence. As a singer, songwriter and musician, with a strong focus on ceremonial music and sacred instruments, her songs are inspired by the Icaros, traditional plant spirit songs from the Peruvian Amazon. She has been tuned into the tribal sound and power of the didgeridoo ever since she was exposed to its vibration and layers an array of other healing instruments on top. Her music is an offering to the wildness of the earth and the healing of its people. Please join us for a unique and transformative eve. 

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May
6
6:30 PM18:30

Restore

Sara Auster crystal singing bowls, shruti, tuning forks, various resonant percussive instruments 

 “Sound Healing works on the principle that everything in the Universe is energy in vibration. Sound is all around us. It affects our health and the way we think.” Teacher, Sound Therapist and artist, Sara Auster uses a holistic approach to healing and deep relaxation with the transformative power of music and sound.  Possessing the unique ability to offer quality sound work in a large format, she provides a shared meditative experience for groups of ten to one thousand. Sara is a co-creator of The Big Quiet, regularly teaches at MNDFL, and offers sound baths at venues such as The Rubin Museum, New York Society for Ethical Culture and ABC Carpet and Home. This will be an evening of deep listening, aligning breath and cleansing restoration. 

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Apr
29
6:30 PM18:30

Steadiness

Adam Maalouf  on HandPan + an array of world percussion

Adam, of Lebanese-American descent, will choreograph live sonic magic as your breath drops into the sweet rhythmic tempo of your movements. Playing an acoustic set of music onHandPan and an array of world percussion, melodic and rhythmic cycles will inspire bright energy as we move deep into our yoga practice guided by Aarona. After experiencing a gamut of instrumental training from age 3 that included a classical education on the cello, Adam's eyes were opened to the infinite world of percussion. Through drumming in a variety of styles from around the world, he's a "common thread" between the musical cultures of the East and West. He's worked with countless ensembles and renowned musicians including Common Pulse, Jamey Haddad, Suzanne Sterling, Morley, Tom Rossi, Farah Siraj, The Asheville Percussion Festival Ensemble, Pallavi, The Gil Evan's Centennial Project, and The Michigan Arabic Orchestra and is a master teacher throughout the U.S.

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Apr
22
6:30 PM18:30

Rooted Expansion

Camila Celin on Sarod, Guitar and looping pedals

Join us for a deep moving meditation as Camila musically leads the class with an experimental blend of Sarod, guitar and looping pedals, weaving together an experience that will transport. Class will be intentional and uplifting, guiding us deep into the evoking power of sound. Born in Bogota Colombia, Camila Celin earned recognition for her compositions and performances at a young age which drove her to explore the musical cultures in New York, Cuba, and India.  She's collaborated with many great artists including guitar legend Debashish Bhattacharya for which she received a grammy nomination in 2008.  Currently living between Kolkata India and New York, she is an active performer and recording artist, helps to run quality raga events, and is under the guidance of some of the most respected musical gurus from around the globe. She is a force and we are blessed to have her join us!

 

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Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Bass Yoga Odyssey

Joro-Boro – computer w/controller, bell and gong effects

I am beyond excited to collaborate with the one and only liquid bass master, Joro-Boro. This is the beginning of a larger vision – and you’ll be getting a first glimpse! Joro-Boro established himself as a DJ with his seven-year residency alongside Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello) at the Bulgarian Bar (Mehanata) in New York City where he pioneered the Balkan music and Balkan Beat scene in the United States. He then moved on to become an early promoter of global bass and released remixes on If The Kids Records (Gemany), Generation Bass Records (UK/Netherlands), Barbes Records (USA), and Vlad (France) among others. He has toured with Balkan Beat Box and Filastine and has performed with artists ranging from Bassnectar to Omar Souleyman. For this special night, he will be mixing his many years of inspiration with a unique meditative sound that crosses dimensions and borders. This will be a journey, moving into your body and your practice in unexpected ways.

 

 

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Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

In Rhythm

Dan Kurfirst on frame drums. Brandon Terzic –Arabic Oud

Joining us tonight is a musical duo full of spirit and spark. Dan is an NYC based percussionist, composer and improviser. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, his music reflects his upbringing amongst a diverse community, which sparked an interest in music from all corners of the world.  His playing incorporates aspects of middle eastern, west African and Indian music, while clearly rooted in the jazz and rock traditions he grew up with. Multi-instrumentalist Brandon, left NYC to live in Egypt and is back for a visit! He’s worked with everyone from Sudanese soul phenomena Alsarah and the Nubatones to master American composer Henry Threadgill, and has released two albums – the ground breaking Xalam Project and a duo improvisation album with master percussionist Ravi Padmanabha called Western Skies Eastern Dreams. Come ready to drop into an active and rhythmic moving meditation full ofsteady pulse.

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Apr
1
6:30 PM18:30

New Flight

Joshua Geisler on bansuri flute, guitar, didgeridoo, looping, electronics, field recordings, electronics

Multi-instrumentalist performer/composer Joshua Geisler recently returned to NYC after 6 years of touring with Cirque du Soleil’s “TOTEM” with a fresh approach to his music. Combining his signature bansuri flute with compositions for guitar, didgeridoo, looping, field recordings, and electronics, Geisler's music ranges from ambient Indian Classical bansuri meditation to downtempo world-infused grooves. His music tells stories and will guide us to refine our inner gaze as we expand our awareness into the newness of the spring. This class will be full of grounding stability, expansive flight, and loving breath. 

 

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Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

Melodic Tones

Brandon Terzic – Guitar, Arabic Oud, Malian Jeli Ngoni

From Egypt to NYC, multi-instrumentalist Brandon is in town and blessing us with an evening of depth and layered melody. He has worked with everyone from Sudanese soul phenomena Alsarah and the Nubatones to master American composer Henry Threadgill. He has scored music for film and television, off Broadway productions, and with various dance companies. HE has also released two albums – the ground breaking Xalam Project and a duo improvisation album with master percussionist Ravi Padmanabha called Western Skies Eastern Dreams. 

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Mar
18
6:30 PM18:30

Deep Waters

Essie Jain + Patrick Glynn Voice, Harmonium, Guitar, Pedals

Essie Jain and husband Patrick Glynn have been playing and recording music together for 13 years. They originally performed as a duo, and as time went on embraced several talented musicians, working with an orchestra, and even making a lullaby album for children. Their most recent release is the album, To Love, which is a collection of modern chants and movements. They are currently working on a series of musical meditations, inspired by their recent live performances at yoga events around the city, to be released over the course of 2016. Essie brings her voice and the harmonium to meet Patrick's Guitar and Pedals, and together they create and improvise one-of-a-kind arrangements to bring their beautiful songs to life.

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Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

Healing Sound Bath

Shivani Laura St. George and Jessica Caplan on Voice, Tibetan and Crystal Bowls, Shrutti Box, Tuning Forks, Melodica, Charango, Tongue Drum, Sansula and more.

We have the special gift of two mystical musical women guiding Soundscape tonight. Vocalist, yoga teacher and therapeutic sound artist Jessica, has been singing and crafting music since she could speak. A graduate of the Open Center’s Sound and Music Integrative Practitioner training, she leads workshops and retreats merging yoga with sound healing and voice, and creates soundscapes for yoga classes, meditation events and sound baths globally. Among her beloved mentors are voice teachers Silvia Nakkach and Bisan Toron, tuning fork pioneer John Beaulieu, and classical North Indian voice teacher Prakhar Utkarsh. Musician, birth doula, herbalist, and teacher Shivani has been traveling the world and enjoying a colorful tapestry of music and healing genres since childhood. With a Master’s in Music Therapy degree, and continuous in-depth work with Himalayan and Indian plants and music of Bhutan and India, she’s delighted to be studying classical Indian Voice with Samarth Nagarkar-Ji, a variety of singing bowls/bells with Lama Gembo Dorji in Bhutan, and Peruvian, Ecuadorian, Lakota, and BC medicine music with various indigenous teachers, including Susana Tapia Leon. Together, the three of us will create an experience that is both uplifting and deeply nourishing, through the healing nature of breath, sound and motion. 

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Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Dream Seeds

BOLÉ MusicaSitar & Violin

Catch this rare opportunity to flow and bask in the music of illuminating duo BOLÉ. Visiting from Tulum, Mexico, they create a thoughtful blend of culture and strings, weaving together the sounds of sitar and violin. They create music that moves the air, awakens senses, opens hearts, and lifts the vibration in the room so that each participant feels alive and in-tune. Born in the Caribbean coast of Mexico, BOLÉ has performed around the world where they’ve found endless inspiration and adventure, and continue to bring together influences from the Balkans, Mexico, India, Spain, and beyond. Join us for a very special eve that will inspire your dream seeds to grow into clear vision and intention.  

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Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

Raga Meditations

Eric Fraser on Bansuri Flute

Move deep into the meditative and uplifting sounds of the classical Indian raga tradition. A 'raga' uses a series of musical notes to construct a melody that invokes deep emotion and connection, also inspired by the time of day. For this evening performance Eric Fraser will perform live on Bansuri Flute, tapping into the seamless transition from afternoon to night, creating a musical arc that inspires focus and intention. A disciple of his guru Pandi Gopal Roy, Eric Fraser is an accomplished Bansuri Flute player whose flute playing vividly conjures up old world India. He lives between Kolkata and NYC throughout the year and performs extensively with many of the most respected maestros of Indian and world music. This will be a beautiful moving meditation, guiding us into a timeless world of musical form.

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Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

Freedom to Feel

Kirsten McCord on Cello

Join us for an exploration of fluid movement and breath combined with mindful steady transitions - creating a practice that will permeate the unfolding changes in your life. Kirsten McCord will musically guide the way with ambient cello layered into elegant lyrical sounds. As a cellist, producer and composer with an eclectic range of collaborations under her belt (from punk, indie, and electronic music to live art installation performances), Kirsten has performed and recorded with legends such as Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, who released her first solo album on his label, Elliott Smith, Vic Chesnutt, Jarboe (Swans), and for the Tribeca Film Festival Award winning documentary “Give Up Tomorrow”. Adding to her stellar repertoire, Kirsten has become very influenced by her personal yoga practice and the music currently coming out of the New Age and Yoga genre. 

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Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

Synchronicity

Orakle – Kane Mathis on Kora and Oud, Roshni Samlal on Tabla 

Orakel is an electro-acoustic project of Kora/oud player, Kane Mathis and tabla player, Roshni Samlal - Orakel is an electro-acoustic project of Kora/oud player, Kane Mathis and tabla player, Roshni Samlal - an exceptional duo that will lead our yoga class into complete bliss. Using electronic compositional elements of sound design, field recordings, and drones, they create a new context for traditional elements of Indian classical percussion and Kora repertoire. Kane has travelled extensively to The Gambia, Africa where he lived with a family of hereditary musicians studying with Malamini Jobarteh. He also holds a diploma from The Tiramang Traditional music school in The Gambia, has performed on the country’s national television and radio, and became the first non-African to be endorsed by the Gambian National Center For Arts and Culture. Kane has also studied at Istanbul’s I.T.U. conservatory before a 5 year apprenticeship with Oud virtuoso Münir Beken. Roshni is a New York‒based tabla player who hails from the West Indies, where she was initiated into the tradition of Indian classical music by her vocalist father, Mukund Samlal, and the scholar H. S. Adesh. She continued her tutelage in the Benares style of tabla playing under Shri Tapan Modak and is currently a student of the epic Farukhbad exponent Pt. Anindo Chatterjee. She is an actively collaborating member of the Brooklyn Raga Massive where both Roshni and Kane began their collaboration. 

 

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