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Opus 1: Release Knots + Experience Freedom with Rebecca Cheeks Soule + Jennifer Vagios

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30 Nov

Opus 1: Release Knots + Experience Freedom with Rebecca Cheeks Soule + Jennifer Vagios

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$50

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Celebrate the season and the first (official) collaboration of Rebecca Cheeks Soule + Jennifer Vagios with a very special evening of Yoga + Sound at ISHTA Yoga. Rebecca will lead you through a yoga practice thoughtfully designed and perfectly complimented by Jennifer’s exquisite vocals and instrumentation. The experience is designed for you to warm and open your body from the core outward, so that you can rest peacefully, and ultimately turn inward to a blissful meditation. You will leave feeling refreshed and completely restored.

The power of sound is prolific: from rap, gospel, Hebrew cantors, Benedictine monks, to the mantra of ancient yoga, music is used in every form to express protest, freedom, worship and devotion. It is no wonder that yogis and healers have been using sound to effect well being and energy for thousands of years: it works. We will take this evening of sound and asana to release knots and experience freedom.

The granthis, or knots that bind us, and prevent energy, or prana, from moving freely up our main energy path, or sushumna nadi. In this 2-hour class you will learn more about these knots and how to release them. The asana practice will include introduction of bandhas, and be combined with mantra-based vocals and music. Next we will move into restorative yoga, all of this to facilitate release of physical and energetic knots throughout the body. Finally, sit in meditation and experience movement of energy into and upward through sushumna as you meditate with the sounding of Jennifer’s voice and bowls.

BIOS:
Rebecca Cheeks Soule, PhD: Rebecca is a senior teacher and sadakha in the ISHTA Yoga lineage, holds a PhD in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill and makes you laugh while she’s telling you like it is. She has been a teacher her entire adult life, helping students understand everything from the complex mechanisms of evolution to how to get into (and out of) asana and meditation.

Jennifer Vagios
, MS, E-RYT: Jen has been playing instruments and singing her entire life. She is a 500 hour ISHTA yoga teacher, holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia in Applied Physiology & Nutrition, gathers unicorns and spreads joy. As an expert in the field of health and wellness for over 15+ years, Jen nourishes her students hearts, minds and ears while teaching yoga in Westchester County, NY.

$45 in advance, $50 day of

Cancellation policy: Full pre-payment at the time of enrollment is required to reserve a space in workshops. Refunds or cancellations are available up to 48 hours prior to date of workshop.

Event Details

Date: November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue ISHTA
Address: 56 East 11th Street
Organizer Name: ISHTA Yoga
Phone: 212-598-4800