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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

music to feed the soul

after realizing that my collection of yoga schedules were outdated (it doesn't help to have the spring class lists when everyone's changed over to their summer offerings), i've been slowly making my way around the yoga circuit to get the latest versions. i know, i know... it's more eco-friendly to save trees and refer to class times online, but since i don't spend my entire day sitting in front of a computer, it's easier for me to whip out my yoga folder wherever i happen to be to figure out my next yoga stop.

anyway, i've run across a number of music/yoga/dance events at the different yoga studios; some are free, some are fundraisers, and some will hopefully subsidize someone's rent.

here's what i've found so far (and i may add to this list as i find more):

saturday, july 1st, 8:00pm - 1:00am
power yoga west, santa monica
donation basis

Feed People - Chanting for Charity

An Evening of Service and Celebration!

Come join forces with local kirtan singers to feed the hungry locally and internationally. Bring a pillow or blanket to "camp" on.

Govindas and Radha
Chris Morro
Joey Lugassy
Terra Green Gold
Mike Hannum
Travis Elliot
Shiva Baum
Randall Reel
Dharma and Maria Butterfly

friday, july 7th, 7:30pm
bala yoga, los angeles
$20 (presale available at

bass chakra 7-7

7 Chakras
*Root: Kundalini Yoga with Jesse (Bklyn Yogi)
*Sacral: Tai Chi with Arpod & DJ Maggie
*Solar: Tamer (Tribe Talent)
*Heart: Lotus Fire - Satchi & Ferron (Ritual Recordings, eyeawaken.com)
*Throat : Imagika (Imagi-Nation, people.tribe.net/imagika)
*3rd Eye: David Starfire (Space Island, davidstarfire.com)
*Crown: Dandelion (Space Island, people.tribe.net/djdandelion)

Midnight Chakra Goddess Ritual by Imagi-Nation
Cyber-Shamanic Chakra Visuals by Arcane Realities arcanerealities.com
Crystal Bowl Chakra Activation by Nicole (trinitihealing.com),
Live Sound Healing by Mystic Pete (tonehenge.com), & Satchi

Beautiful Large Yoga Studio
Barefoot Dancing
Bui Gourmet Natural Foods
Elvenstarr Designs
and more...

saturday, july 8th (other dates: oct 14th, nov 11th, dec 9th), 8:00-10:00pm
exhale, venice (aka sacred movement)
tickets $15 in advance / $20 at the door

Zen Dancing® presents… The Rhythm of Ecstasy

A Ritual World Concert with Micheline Berry & Shaman’s Dream

Rotating Artists Include:
• Craig Kohland/ Bougarabou, African Percussion & Musical Director
• Micheline Berry/ Vocals, Ecstatic Dance & Creative Director
• Marty Allen/ Sitar
• Rara Avis/ Programming, Vocals, Guitar
• Antoine Bonsorte/ Bass
• Domonic Dean Breaux/ Woodwinds & Flute
• Donna DeLory/ Vocals & Harmonium• Phillipo Franchini/ Oud, Guitar
• Denise Kaufman/ Bass
• Tony Khalife/ Vocals, Guitar & Tabla
• Joey Lugassy/ Harmonium & Vocals• Jason Hann/ Djembe & Drum kit
• Javier Otero/ Guitar
• Jamie Papish/ Middle Eastern Percussion
• Avi Sills/ Drum Kit & World Percussion
• Alex Spurkel/ Dumbek & Middle Eastern Percussion
• Martin St. Pierre/ Violin & Eastern Strings
• Dave Stringer/ Vocals & Harmonium
• Paul Tchounga/ Drum Kit
• Carlos Torres/ Latin Percussion

for more info:

saturday, july 8th, 8:00pm
golden bridge yoga, hollywood
tickets $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Bhagavan Das in concert

Join us for an ecstatic evening of kirtan and dance with internationally renowned Bhagavan Das! Quoted as being the “the Jimi Hendrix of kirtan masters,” Bhagavan Das is a devotional singer and master of Nada Yoga, who serves as a guide to identify and celebrate the sacred in our own lives.

Set your spirit free!

thursday, july 13th, 7:30 - 11:00pm
exhale, santa monica

Yoga Bash 1 with David Romanelli and Matthew Moon

Exhale’s Santa Monica location is one of the most beautiful yoga studios in the world. The yoga room offers a stunning view of the ocean and a gong whose vibration will soothe your soul…but on July 13th…the gong will rock your world!

Join yoga teacher David Romanelli, rock star Matthew Moon and the talented exhale massage therapists for an evening of flowing yoga, great live music, FREE food from I Cugini and late night rubdowns.

For more info, meditate on this mantra: AMAZING SUMMER NIGHT OF YOGA, MUSIC AND GOOD TIMES FOR FREE!!!! Sample a variety of our spa therapies from acupunture to massage and mini facials.

for more on david:

friday, july 14th (also friday, july 28th), 8:00pm
maha yoga, brentwood
donation basis

Chanting with Steve Ross and Darshan with Mirabai Devi

Enjoy a magical evening. Chant with Steve as Mirabai gives shaktipat (the touch of divine light). Wear comfortable clothing and bring a cushion to sit on.

for more info on mirabai devi: www.mirabaidevi.org

saturday, july 15th (also saturday, july 22nd), 8:00-10:00pm
exhale, venice (aka sacred movement)

Kirtan with Bhagavan Das

Join us for an evening of ecstatic chanting to the Divine Mother with world renowned kirtan wallah Bhagavan Das.

saturday, july 15th, 7:00pm
insight yoga, pasadena
tickets $15 in advance / $20 at the door

Kirtan for a cause with Girish

This concert is to benefit Pink-Link.org, a breast cancer support network.

Hear the music live...sing, chant, dance, groove. Sing your way to a state of bliss...come out and chant, sing, dance, or just be still...celebrate life and love with us...if you can talk you can sing, if you can walk you can dance, if you can sit you can meditate...no experience necessary.

for more info: Girish Shiva Machine tour

saturday, august 5th, 6:00pm - 1:00am
golden bridge yoga, hollywood
tickets $25 in advance ($35 with DVD) / $35 at the door

Nataraja Mela - Dance for Life: Benefit for Trees for the Future

A mela (festival) of yoga, yoga trance dance, world-class DJ alchemy and Kirtan, Bharta Natyam dance, Bhangra, puja, film, interactive art and ritual, celebrating the dancing universe.

• World renown DJ Cheb i Sabbah spinning
• Yoga Trance Dance with Shiva Rea
• Ecstatic Kirtan with Wah!
• Dave Stringer and Miles Shrewsbery
• Govindas
• Joey Lugassey
• Daphne Tse
• Yoga with Gurmukh and Shiva Rea
• Bharata Natayam Offering by celebrated artists Ramaa and Swetha Bharadvaj
• Puja and collective alter by Sreedevi Bringi
• Rara Avis of Shaman's Dream
• Anand art exhibit with Lynda Carre
• Jasper Johal's photographic exhibit of India: Jouneys to Sacred Places

for more info:

saturday, sept 9th, 8:00-10:00pm
exhale, venice (aka sacred movement)

Yoga Trance Dance

"Since we live where everything is music, everything is dancing." - Rumi

Yoga Trance Dance™ is an exploration of the eternal flow of natural movement through yoga. Beginning with sahaja prana yoga or the experience of prana initiating yogasanas, yoga trance dance flows into an exploration of free-form, breath driven movement to liberate one's creative life-force and cultivate embodied freedom. . Experience the latest spin of meditative and high-energy world music.

for more info: