For the first time ever right here in Los Angeles, the largest gathering of top international music stars, including Indian producer and tabla player Karsh Kale and DJ Cheb i Sabbah, will be joining America’s premier yoga instructors for the evolutionary Tadasana Festival of Yoga & Music. This three-day transformative experience - taking place in Santa Monica over Earth Day Weekend, April 20-22 - will bring the sounds and cultures of India, Africa and America together in a way that has never before been experienced. 60 master teachers will be offering 75+ classes and workshops with live, in-class musical performances by top-tier artists from around the world, as well as dozens of lectures and an eco-conscious shopping market in an outstanding location, a mere five-minute walk from the famed Santa Monica Pier.
With over 16 million people in America practicing yoga, this completely new take on an old practice promises to be innovative and unprecedented. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience and take part in history as it unfolds.
As part of the festival, on Saturday April 21, Sounds of Tadasana Live goes down at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club. Led by musical director and bandleader Karsh Kale, the show features flautist Manose and ghazal singer Vishal Vaid. Throughout the evening guest vocalists include Tom Freund, Hassan Hakmoun, Chris Pierce, Suzanne Sterling, Morley, MoMo Loudiyi, Sukhdev Jackson and special unannounced guests. Following this breakthrough concert, DJ Cheb i Sabbah will keep the venue moving with his unparalleled knowledge of world rhythm dancefloor aesthetics with two sets.
Make sure not to miss Sounds of Tadasana, the FREE 30-song collection of all of these artists and many more. Download your copy here.
Suzanne Sterling is an ecstatic vocalist, innovative composer, teacher and invoker of the sacred. Both as a performing and recording artist, as well as a facilitator of transformational workshops and intensives for many years, Suzanne creates sacred and participatory ceremonies for large gatherings and festivals worldwide. She is a co-creator of Off the Mat, Into the World and co-founder of “Bare Witness” Humanitarian Tours. Here she chats with us about connection, cruiser bikes and green drinks.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? I wish to share the connection between the yoga practice and living a fully expressive and authentic lift. The joy and power of singing yourself awake.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? Riding my cruiser bike or roller bladed at the beach, the green drinks at Rawvolution, and the fact that more than any other place it is a fertile ground for the conflux of yoga and music.
What is your favorite mountain to climb? Red Rock Canyon in Topanga is my favorite in SoCal. Otherwise Mt. Batur in Bali. Having climbed many figurative mountains in my life, I am currently enjoying the level ground beneath me.
Growing up as an athlete in Japan, Kiyomi Takahashi excelled as a runner, running half- and full marathons. In 2007, she enrolled in her first 200-hour teacher-training program at Yogaworks with Annie Carpenter and Brigitte Kristen. In the same year, she completed an additional 300-hour teacher-training with Carpenter. She then completed the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga West, Yoga Therapy RX Certification at LMU and Prenatal Teacher Training with Patti Asad at Yogaworks. So you know there’s plenty of knowledge and awareness going into her class, Iyashi Yoga: Celebration of Earth Healing Energy featuring Aykanna, Adam Stern & Sheela Bringi, during Tadasana.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? The moment of pure bliss! Tadasana is the celebration of connecting with your own soul, nature and this beautiful community of highly charged like-minded people, as well as inspiring and empowering teachers, leaders, healers and musicians. Together, we can inspire one another, and we each can be the change that we want to see in the world.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? Being in Santa Monica satisfies the important aspects of my life: world class yoga teachers and healers, ocean waves for surfing, trails for biking and jogging on the beach, farmers markets, many options of raw and vegan restaurants, and like-minded conscious people. This all makes Santa Monica to be my favorite place to be!
What is your favorite mountain to climb? It does not have to be the highest, steepest, nor most well-known mountain. The mountain I look for challenges me so that I can expand my capacity, and has beautiful trails and spectacular views to allow me to fully enjoy each step and every breath that I take. Mount Fuji is the one that I would like to climb next time!
Hemalayaa’s special gift is a teaching style that invites students to embark on a journey to their own inner joy, fitness in the fullest possible sense. Based in Los Angeles, the creator of Bollywood Vinyasa and the Hema Wellness Program teaches locally as well as in Ojai, Santa Barbara and also offers frequent workshops in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. Don’t miss her classes at Tadasana: Soul Liberation, taught with Parashakti and featuring DJ Fabian Alsultany, and Bhumi Ma! featuring DJ Cheb i Sabbah.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? I hope to share the ability to be with nature (on Earth Day) in our practice and use the elements to transform, and transcend all things negative into the absolute radiant you!
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? I love the palm trees that look like fireworks in the sky, morning and night - there’s fireworks going on all the time.
What is your favorite mountain to climb? I was going to try to be punny with saying something about the Himalaya’s…but I’ll say it like it is: I love Temescal Canyon.
One of most widely respected teachers today, New York City’s Elena Brower has brought yoga to brand new territories, including Central Park’s Great Lawn and numerous museum and art gallery settings. The co-owner of Soho’s Virayoga and founder of Art of Attention, Elena talks with us about a few of her favorite things: sunshine, sharing and pre-sleep meditation.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? Planning to share ways of relating - to our practice, to each other, and to our families - that cultivate real recognition and trust.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? The sunshine. Coming from NYC, I love my Santa Monica sunshine.
What is your favorite mountain to climb? My favorite mountain to climb is consistently meditating every single night prior to sleeping. In bound lotus.
Founder of Radiant Body Yoga, Kia Miller, pulls from multiple styles of yoga - including Kundalini, Vinyasa and Ashtanga - in her dynamic and challenging classes. We look forward to having her teach The Warrior Saint, Breath Within the Breath and Root Down Rise Up (with her husband Tommy Rosen), as well as at our Off the Mat, Into the World charity class, Stand Together, during Tadasana.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? I am looking forward to sharing my deep love of yoga, with a soundtrack of live music that evokes the sacred. This will be an environment where magic happens. In the words of Yogi Bhajan, it only takes one person in a group to be connecting to the Divine and all others feel it. I am looking forward to that moment where students let go, let loose and touch the deepest part of themselves. To me, this is the joy of Yoga, when we unite not just as an individual connecting mind body and spirit, but as a community, and Earth day on top of that – wow! Bring it on!
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? Riding on my bicycle to the yoga studio and teaching yoga are two of my favorite things in the world. What better place than Santa Monica for that! I am deeply grateful for the incredible yoga community that we are celebrating through Tadasana. It brings me so much joy to be surrounded by people who are on this path of conscious living and dedicating themselves to a practice that inspires change on the deepest level.
What is your favorite mountain to climb? My favorite and only real mountain I have climbed so far is Mt Whitney, right here in California! I went the mountaineers route and loved the physical challenge, which was in parts exhilarating and terrifying.
Hala Khouri is one-third of the super team that founded yoga activist organization Off the Mat, Into the World. The Venice-based teacher has truly taken yoga off the mat, into settings such as juvenile detention centers and police stations, putting into action the oft-touted notion that yoga is ‘for everyone.’
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? I hope to share the side of yoga that is creative, expressive and inspiring. I want student to leave with seeds planted that will affect the rest of their lives.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? That at any given moment there’s an amazing yoga class happening within half a mile of where I might be standing. And if there isn’t, I can just go to the beach.
What is your favorite mountain to climb? I love the hike at Temescal Canyon. It’s challenging, yet levels off at just the right moment. There’s a great park to chill in at the bottom and a waterfall. What else can you ask for?
Bryan Kest set the bar when launching his donation-based Power Yoga studio in Santa Monica, a trend that has been replicated across the country. Known for his humorous yet focused style of asana practice, Kest shares with us his feelings on his studios’ home base of Santa Monica.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? Power Yoga.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? My favorite thing about Santa Monica is that I have so many favorite things about Santa Monica – the mountains, the fresh air, the ocean, the people, the farmer’s markets, the yoga studios.
What is your favorite mountain to climb? Calabasas Peak
Finding her way into yoga after an injury no longer allowed her to train with the Olympic diving team, Cristi Christensen, the Director of Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA, shares with us all the things she loves about yoga and Santa Monica.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? How lucky we are to be alive right now! So many people coming together in a conscious, positive and beautiful way! We have the power to change the world and make an impact! We can shift and raise our own vibration, therefore shifting and raising the vibration of the planet. Power to the people.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? The beach, the mountains, the weather, the peeps! Impossible to just pick one thing!
What is your favorite mountain to climb ? In Santa Monica, Paseo Miramar. You can find me there at sunset at least once a week. Nothing grounds me like putting my feet on the earth and climbing a mountain. Besides I love being above the clouds and closer to God!
Shaman’s Dream has created some of the most well-known music in yoga studios today. Led by Craig Kohland, albums like Kerala Dream, Prana, Bindu and African Dream have dedicated folders in most yoga teachers’ iPods. Pond-hopping from Hawaii to join us over Earth Day Weekend, Craig discusses going old school and the mountain of love he keeps on hiking.
What are you planning on sharing with fans who attend Tadasana? We’ll be bringing back the old school live improvisational Shaman’s Dream ritual dance experience that we started in 1997, plus providing awesome live music and kirtan for yoga classes.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? My yoga and ecstatic dance community.
What is your favorite mountain to climb? The Mountain of Love. The one that keeps expanding me to love deeper with every step.
One of the more unique offerings during Earth Day weekend will certainly be Zack Lodmer's Om Shalom Yoga's Shabbat Flow, featuring live music by Kirtan Rabbi. The attorney-musician-yoga instructor has filled a space that he probably didn’t know existed with his blending of Jewish and yoga philosophy in his popular classes and workshops. While he couldn’t pick out just one favorite thing about Santa Monica, we let him pick five.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? No matter what our differences may be in upbringing, beliefs, projections or desires, we are all one. The practice of yoga is the perfect way to explore this unity of community, the experience of oneness.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? Since it’s too hard to just pick ONE thing, I’m gonna go with five: 1) Bay Cities Italian Deli 2) SAMOHI (go Vikings!) 3) The incredibly diverse and supportive yoga community 4) The beach/weather/culture and 5) Sunday morning Main Street Farmer’s Market with my family - my favorite time of the week!
What is your favorite mountain to climb? Mt. Ego. It’s not a day trip, or even a week-long trial, but a life-long process of getting out of our own way. Transcending the egoself/ahamkara/yetzer hara is one of the greatest byproducts of a consistent yoga and meditation practice.
Tadasana teacherSeane Cornwill have many duties over Earth Day weekend. Besides teaching four classes - Yoga For a Broken Heart, Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Establishing A Strong Foundation, Detox Flow and Mystics on the Mat - she will be leading the charge with the organization she co-founded alongside Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling, Off the Mat, Into the World. Seane took a few moments to chat with us about hiking Topanga and what she considers the best yoga city in the country.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? Of course, I hope to turn them on to yoga, or to deepen their experience with it, but am also thrilled to share in in my own backyard. And I know that the California sun and surf will simply inspire me. I hope that the joy I feel in living here is infused in the way I teach yoga that particular weekend.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? The fact that you can take yoga from any number of fabulous teachers, within one block from each other. It’s the greatest yoga scene in the nation, as far as I am concerned. On any given day, you can take Shiva Rea, Bryan Kest, Vinnie Marino, Steve Ross, Erich Schiffman, Lisa Walford - it’s like a yoga conference seven days a week.
What is your favorite mountain to climb ? Topanga Canyon, where I live, has views that overlook the ocean, the city and even into the valley, and is utterly magnificent. I highly recommend anyone that is coming here for the festival to take a side trip up to Topanga and hike Red Rock or Eagle Rock!
Los Angeles-based Mia Togo may have grown up an equestrian and dancer, but when she found yoga in 1996, she had found a calling. They YogaWorks-certified instructor is also a mentor for the school’s 300-hour teacher training, teaching with an emphasis on detailed alignment so there is an intelligence and a purpose to her sequencing. Here the ‘ex-misfit’ takes a few moments to discuss her own mountains and dreams. Look for her on the Tadasana schedule teaching ‘Let It Go, Let It Flow’ featuring live music by MoMo Loudiyi, as well as her special class with Joan Hyman, Empower Yoga Flow, featuring Tony Khalife.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? I hope to share my expression of yoga in a way that brings our community together to celebrate the planet and each other. My hope is that this experience inspires every one of us to live aligned with our personal truth and connected to our deepest purpose.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? It is the sense of freedom I feel here. In the early part of my life I felt different, like a misfit. When I moved to santa Monica at 18, I felt embraced and at home. I felt free to celebrate my uniqueness rather than fit in. There’s an openness here that reflects back to me exactly what I’ve needed to see so that I can grow and expand in alignment with my spirit.
What is your favorite mountain to climb? I grew up hiking in the Eastern Sierras and Yosemite, so those are my favorite areas to climb. Recently I dreamt I climbed to the top of a mountain. Before I descended I had a choice to take an escalator (it’s a dream), or an ungroomed path. As I made my way down the unknown side of the mountain, I started to slide, almost fall, but then I remembered Tadasana. The mountain which I stood on was there to support me I just needed to find my tadasana, my foundation. As I did, I was able to trust my path and have faith that I could find my balance in any experience that life reveals.
LIVE EARTH PRODUCER KEVIN WALL PARTNERS WITH THE TADASANA FESTIVAL
Famed digital entrepreneur and environmentalist to help redefine yoga and music festivals
January 30, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA - Kevin Wall, producer of the most watched concerts in history—including the opening concert for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Live Earth: the Concerts for a Climate in Crisis and Live 8—is now partnering with the Tadasana Festival. The first person to ever win an Emmy for an interactive event has joined forces with Tadasana founders Fabian Alsultany and Tommy Rosen to help spread the teachings of yoga and the beauty of international music at this groundbreaking gathering on the Santa Monica beachfront over Earth Day Weekend, April 20-22, 2012.
“With Fabian and Tommy we have an opportunity to set the gold standard as we launch our first major urban yoga and music festival,” says Wall. “We will bring together the best mix of yoga, music and environmentalism and spread the message throughout the community.”
“I am incredibly excited to be working with Kevin as our influence on the cultural landscape will be much greater,” says Alsultany. “With Kevin’s help we are going to be able to produce an event that points towards where global cultures are heading. This expression has never been put forth in the way that Tadasana offers. Kevin Wall is enabling Tommy and I to express this vision as we have always dreamed it.”
Wall has been an expert in high-profile events since his early days in Indiana playing DJ at his parents’ popular roller-skating rink. To date he has produced over 300 concerts, including Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration featuring Eric Clapton and George Harrison, Michael Jackson’s The Dangerous Tour in Bucharest and special events for Prince and Elton John.
He is best known for his activist work, however. Helping raise awareness of important social and political events remains Wall’s greatest inspiration, evidenced by his creation of Live Earth after watching Al Gore’s unprecedented survey of climate change, An Inconvenient Truth. Live Earth concerts were held on seven continents and reached an audience of two billion. Wall has also been a part of other important activist events, including Amnesty International: Human Rights Now, and as a producer of the Inaugural Green Ball, sponsored by Al Gore and hosted by Van Jones.
All of this consciousness-raising work makes him the perfect partner for Tadasana Festival, which brings together a host of international influences through the celebratory mechanisms of yoga and music looking to forge a healthier, happier and more progressive 21st century global culture.
“We are thrilled that Kevin Wall has partnered with Tadasana Festival,” says Rosen. “We’re ecstatic that he sees the global calling for this kind of transformative event, which combines yoga, world music, environmentalism, and the lifestyle of health and wellness. Our partnership signifies a positive evolution within the yoga industry and gives the festival significant leverage in producing events internationally, with the intention of unifying the global yoga and music communities.”
Tadasana Festival is unique in that it pairs the most respected yoga teachers with some of the top world and spiritual musicians in every class taught. A number of names on the Tadasana Festival roster are immediately recognizable: Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Elena Brower and Kathyrn Budig are among the most highly regarded yoga instructors of today. Pairing these teachers with international music luminaries, such as Karsh Kale, Hassan Hakmoun, Cheb i Sabbah, Vieux Farka Toure’, Idan Raichel, and Vishal Vaid, is revolutionary. For the full schedule of yoga classes with their musical pairings please see http://www.tadasanafestival.com/yoga-schedule.
Tadasana Festival is taking place on April 20th through 22nd beachfront in Santa Monica at 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405 near the corner of Ocean Park Blvd and the beach. For more information on festival please go to http://www.tadasanafestival.com.
Tadasana teacher Tamal Dodge's most recent DVD, Element: Hatha & Flow Yoga for Beginners, offers a two-fold approach to calming anxiety while building strength and confidence. Known for his welcoming and approachable teaching style as well as his incredible singing voice, we asked Tamal what he looked forward to most about the upcoming festival.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? My hope is to give people a true sense of connectedness to themselves, others and the world through yoga asanas, meditations, philosophy and music. I want people to laugh, cry, dance and find joy by the end of Tadasana.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? Besides its amazing weather, beautiful beaches, incredible yoga scene and history, I love the diversity. You can be in the city or nature in a matter of minutes, have an endless list of great restaurants, stores and soulful people. It’s truly a special place!
What is your favorite mountain to climb? I love all the Santa Monica mountains but I do have an affinity for hiking up Temescal canyon. It is a medium-challenge scale, so you aren’t gasping for prana every moment of the hike, and you can enjoy the scenery and wild life as you go along.
Live Earth & Live 8 Producer Kevin Wall Partners with the Tadasana Festival
Kevin Wall, the founder of Live Earth and producer of Live 8 and many other mega-events, has joined on as a partner of the inaugural Tadasana Festival, a yoga and music festival to be held April 20-22 on the Santa Monica (Calif.) beachfront.
The Earth Day Weekend festival — conceived by Fabian Alsultany and Tommy Rosen — will feature 50 yoga instructors and 100-plus classes/workshops with in-class music performances from artists across the globe. Taking place at the edge of the beach facing the Pacific Ocean, the event will also include lectures, eco-conscious shopping, themed yoga tents, artwork, chill zones, an organic food court and more than 60 booths.
"I felt there was room in the market to create a series of very top-end yoga festivals," Wall tells Billboard.biz, noting that he hopes to expand Tadasana into other stateside and international in the coming years.
Popular daily mailer DailyOM published a great review of Tadasana co-founder and DJ Fabian Alsultany's recent album on White Swan Records, Yoga Lounge. The stunning internationally flavored collection features numerous Tadasana artists, including Karsh Kale, EarthRise SoundSystem and Jai Uttal.
"Globesonic walks it like they talk it, bringing live events to spots like the 68th Street Pier in New York City so gathered revelers can watch the sun go down over the Hudson while grooving with an outdoor sound system. For Yoga Lounge Cuban-Iraqi-American DJ Alsultany, a restless global traveler who has worked the turntables for festivals and yoga parties around the world, mixes up some of the most consistently effective tracks from his love arsenal, with squelching 303s and irresistible classic beat loops running over, under, and through powerful kirtan chants and ancient sinuous grooves and odes to past yoga masters."
We are psyched about Tadasana teacher Amy Ippoliti's classes at the festival: 'Be the Light,' which will feature live music by Steve Gold, ‘The Secret of Happiness,’ and ‘Release,’ co-taught with Elena Brower and featuring live music by Hassan Hakmoun, Karsh Kale and Vishal Vaid. The Anusara-trained, Colorado-based teacher took a few moments from her busy schedule to answer questions for us.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? Time is finite. I’m pretty pumped on sharing how we can approach our practice as a means to choosing happiness and deep fulfillment so we have no regrets when we die. While we are alive for this precious period on the planet, how do we want to be of service to the world? And let’s have major fun while doing it! I’m also psyched we will be together on Earth Day and can scheme as a yoga community about ways to live on earth more sustainably.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? I’m living in Colorado right now, so by far, the ocean is my fave - and of course the occasional dolphins sightings!
What is your favorite mountain to climb? I’m a big fan of climbing Mt. Everest on a yearly basis. (Kidding!) Actually I hike a lot in Colorado, but rarely climb the mountains. I should do one of the fourteeners here. Add that to the bucket list.
Tadasana teachers and musicians Govindas and Radha have created a haven for bhakti yogis seeking a kirtan fix with their successful 2nd St studio in Santa Monica, Bhakti Yoga Shala. We asked Govindas a few questions about what they were preparing to bring to Tadasana this April.
What are you planning on sharing with fans who attend Tadasana? We will be sharing our love and reverence for Mother Earth! This is the one Holy-Day or Holiday in our culture to celebrate our love and devotion for her unending beauty and sustenance for us human BE-ings. We will offer all of our song, dance and practices to Her!!! Jai Mama Earth!
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? That’s a trick question!!! There are too many things: the dolphins, Mother Ocean, the sand in the toes, the pink and orange and purple sunsets. The surf culture. The vegan and raw restaurants. And let’s not forget the YOGA COMMUNITY!!! Early morning, all day, and late through the night there are fabulous teachers sharing the dharma.
What is your favorite mountain to climb? We live up in Malibu. Only 20 minutes up the PCH from Santa Monica, there is a hike called Solstice Canyon, which ends with the sweetest waterfall. It is a perfect environment to slow down, leave the cell phone in the car and remember why the great rishis would meditate in nature. The broadcast from Spirit is very clear there.
We are extremely excited to announce that The Touré-Raichel Collective has been added to the Tadasana line-up! The incredible team of Malian blues artist Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli pianist/singer Idan Raichel will be joining us on Earth Day for a very special performance. Their forthcoming album, The Tel Aviv Session (Cumbancha), is one of the most beautiful improvisational albums in recent memory. Both men are among the most highly regarded young musicians in their respective country today. This is something you cannot miss!
Although busy preparing to lead her next Yogaworks Teacher Training in March, Tadasana teacherJoan Hymantook a moment to answer a few questions for us about April’s upcoming festival. Make sure to check out her classes at Tadasana: Burning Through Your ‘Stuff’ and Break Free in Backbends.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? To help them connect to a community of like-minded yogis on a similar path, and have the opportunity to experience new teachers and even other types of yoga. Music is also a great way to open people up and be moved on a deeper level. This festival is a great opportunity to bring yogis together to create more awareness on a healthier and more conscious way of living.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? The fresh clean air (compared the the rest of Los Angeles). The constant breeze from the ocean, the healthy vibe and the glowy look on everybody as they ride their bikes, come from yoga, and take walks appreciating the great outdoor environment.
What is your favorite mountain to climb? I have never climbed the Himyalayas, but have spent time at the foothills and have taken long drives into its windy roads enjoying the majestic views. The energy is amazing and I feel a deep sense of how huge this world is, helping me see the bigger picture and God’s plan!
Tadasana teachers Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling just wrote this important and informative blog on Yoga Journal about Off the Mat, Into the World’s latest initiative in India. It’s a must read.
Each day, there are at least 3 million women and children enslaved for sex. That’s more than three times the entire population of San Francisco, the home base Off the Mat, Into the World has to come to love and adore. Most of these victims are between 12 and 14 years old, and many are sold into slavery by their families out of desperation or misinformation. The sex trafficking industry is an estimated $32 billion gig, outdone in size only by the illegal trade of arms and drugs. And it flies mostly under the radar in many countries due to a complicated web of socioeconomic issues. It is a devastatingly prevalent but mostly hidden epidemic that can be challenging to face head on.
Tomorrow night Tadasana artist and co-founder DJ Fabian Alsultany is performing at the the Luminous Movement at Zanzibar in Santa Monica, alongisde the Makepeace Brothers and Dj Drez. The show will be hosted by J Brave of the Luminaries. You can listen to Fabian’s 73-minute set from a Luminous show in May for free here. Fabian hits the decks at 9 pm sharp, so be there early!
Come take Tadasana teacher Gigi Yogini's special class this Sunday at The Yoga Collective for your chance to win a FREE ticket to the Tadasana Festival! This is the class Gigi will teach at Tadasana on Earth Day, April 2012. If you’ve ever wanted to develop your Warrior spirit, courage and determination – this is your chance. This is also your last chance to help fill this beautiful studio before the Yoga Collective transitions into a smaller space.
Tadasana teacher Sianna Shermantook a moment from her busy 2012 Evolve Love Tour to answer a few questions for us about the festival in April. Make sure to check out her classes at Tadasana: Evolve Love, Inner Revolution and Earth Prayer.
What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? It’s a time of awakening where together we can honor the earth, our relationships with each other and the entirety of our own being.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Monica? Outrageous beach and sunsets, plus a groovin’ boardwalk!
What is your favorite mountain to climb? Mount Kailash, the mythic abode of Shiva and Parvati’s love.
Tasana teacher Elena Brower received this generous review by YJ blogger Kelle Walsh at the SF Yoga Journal Conference:
I’ve heard so much about Elena Brower over the past year that as soon as I saw she was holding a daylong workshop at the Yoga Journal San Francisco Conference, I knew that’s where I wanted to spend my day. I wasn’t disappointed. Brower is as charismatic and inspiring as I’d heard. A huge part of her appeal is her brute honesty and, well, her realness, curse words and all.
Be penetrated by the increasing light - wherever you are. During our Living Yoga Sadhana meditation call for this morning, the sun rose between these two buildings in downtown San Francisco. Makar Sankranti begins tomorrow honoring the next six-month cycle till the Summer Solstice where all creative endeavors and sadhana have the momentum of the Sun’s light. We will be chanting with Krishna Das and dancing tomorrow with Dragonfly (special yogini offering with myself and Deb Rubin). If you are in SF, join us at Yoga Journal SF.