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YOKE Balance with Irene Ais (Yoga Flow) & Hugo
17 May, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm$31.25
YOKE is a Melbourne based community fusing dance & self expression with live and electronic beats. The word YOKE is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘coming together’, forming union. Our workshops are about facilitating authentic connections to oneself and one other in a space completely free from judgments. We invite you to take the time to let go of the mind and drop into the body through ecstatic dance and movement. YOKE is a collaborative consciousness calling all individuals seeking to express intuitively and energize the soul.
At YOKE we believe in oneness at the core of all existence. With the help of our resident DJs and musicians, who play a mixture of down tempo, deep house, techno, world and live sound healing, we will take you on a two-hour journey releasing the mind and opening the heart. Always guided by your own body’s wisdom, the sacred space and music provided become a backing track to the deeper lessons that lie within ourselves when we truly let go.
Sanna Olive Wittner is a movement facilitator, body worker and motivational up-lifter. Having danced from a small age, she has explored various styles of Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, African, Funk, Electronic and Improvisational free flow. She has recently expanded her knowledge of the correlation between body and mind through a regular yoga meditation practice and ancient healing techniques. Her vision for Yoke was to create a safe space for like-minded bodies and souls to call home. One where each individual feels comfortable expressing themselves in their unique and wonderful ways. A place of acceptance and nurture, as well as a whole lot of fun and funkiness!
A general life lover and advocate of wholehearted living, Sanna is passionate about assisting others in realizing their own true potential and light. She is thankful for the opportunity to be a leader of today, and for the ongoing support received by the community in carrying out her soul’s purpose.
We will begin our next journey with a 1 hour Yoga embodiment flow, exploring the different shades of duality. Sun and Moon. Yin & Yang. Shiva/Shakti. Irene Izzy Ais will be guiding us through this flow, followed by 1 hours of upbeat ecstatic dancing to allow the practice to move freely throughout the body…
Irene Ais has spent 15 years exploring the ancient practice of yoga and takes her students on a journey to discover the power it has to transform. Irene’s mantra is founded on awareness – she believes our relationship with life transforms when we begin the journey of self discovery. Her extensive time studying the mind and body through yoga, physiotherapy, AcroYoga and Pilates adds a unique dimension to her teachings. This knowledge coupled with an innate understanding of the mind/body connection makes for a powerful combination.
Irene is passionate about helping students navigate physical poses whilst offering an invitation to drop into the subtlest experiences of who they are. The layers inherent in her teaching draw participants out of the thinking mind and present an experience of deeper self-awareness. Irene’s strong Hatha Yoga classes will challenge students to explore their edge and find the joy in movement, whilst she focuses on finding each practitioners‘ unique alignment.
Sound by Hugo Aka Victor Coudoux
“I always loved music, and I always have some in my pocket.
I grew up with The Beatles, Serge Gainsbourg, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton and more and more…
I learned to dance the Rock n Roll with my Father when I was a child. He told me: my son don’t forget to dance everyday. I learn at this moment than the music give energy and I was capable to transform this energies in emotions, Joy, Sadness, Fear, Hunger, Shame. I guess we all have memories with music in connection with our emotions.
When I start mixing in the Underground Clubs in Paris playing Techno/ Dub Techno , I was captivated by the energies I was able to give and receive. After 5 years of night without sleep and wake up with ears whistling. I decided to stop playing in Clubs. I didn’t give up the music, cause I always have some in my pocket. I start to play in a Bar, ” La Vénus Noire “, all the songs I loved when I was a Child.
My perception of the art of Dj’ing is dancing with the energy of the song I have in my hand and communicate with the people who dance around me… and a lot fun and smiles 🙂
Music makes it free ”
$35 Door Price
The cost of this ticket covers the hard work and dedication on many parts that goes into the creation of each YOKE session. The exclusive sounds that have been carefully selected to tantalise your earholes, altering your consciousness into a state of transcendence. And the sacred space we are lucky enough to be using, including complementary chai/tea/snacks/elixirs before or after the dance to integrate and connect to this growing community. A large portion of funds is put towards expanding this conscious dance network in new and dynamic ways, so YOU can get more out of this collective journey. This is a collaborative movement that has evolved based on what the community want and need, so please if you have any ideas, suggestions or contributions we would love to hear from you. We are ever grateful for the constant support. Please realise that these are collective steps we are taking on the path to bringing a deeper understanding of our connectedness to each other and planet earth. ♥
See you on the d-floor!
Love the YOKE crew