“A Love Supreme” A Yoga and Jazz Exploration is a workshop that explores the similarities of yogic philosophy and the creative and reflective power of the jazz experience. Using the Bhagavad Gita, sometimes translated as “A Love Song To God” as a guide, we will explore the veil between sacred movement and the creativity of jazz artists such as John and Alice Coltrane. This experiential workshop will help participants to discover inner clarity and personal power using jazz and yoga as guides.
Why Yoga and Jazz?
Music is often used in yoga classes to create ambiance and assist students to focus on their asana practice. The modern practice of yoga is based on ancient principles that guide people to develop enlightenment – pure hearts, clear minds and healthy bodies. Interestingly, despite its strong connection with reflection, enlightenment and creative power, jazz is rarely used in yoga classes. This workshop will explore the continuity between jazz as an art form and yoga as an ancient healing practice.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone with an interest in yoga, dance or music will benefit. This class is a multi-level class for beginners and advanced practitioners.
Set One: Learn about the connection between yogic philosophy, breath, the creation process, jazz and the power of sounds on your personal quartet of body, mind, spirit, and soul.
Set Two: Transform your spirit as you move through asanas with jazz as your guide.