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YOKE Rise of the Serpent with U-Khan, Sanna & Dina
9 February, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm$31.25
In the afterglow of the Rainbow Serpent, U-Khan, Sanna and Dina bring to you an extended meditative YOKE journey for your body mind & soul. Delve deep into this existence, through pranic activation, yoga asanas and a moving meditation to SLOW down and TUNE in to the rhythm within…
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. From the moment you enter the space, your senses will be tantalized and you energy fields cleansed with the sacred scents of Frankincense, Sage and Palo Santo. We begin the journey with a tea brew made of carefully selected herbs to guide our journey in line with the particular theme and music. Prepare to enter a trance as together yet individually we flow from slinky stretching to high energy, ecstatic dancing. Always guided by your own body’s wisdom, the sacred space and music become a backing track to the deeper lessons that lie within ourselves when we truly let go. The night concludes with a grounding meditation and group sharing over some handcrafted organic dance-digestifs.
Sanna 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.
Dina originally comes from Baku, Azerbaijan and moved to the United States shortly after she was born. She began choreographing at eleven years old, teaching at fourteen, and has been performing, creating, and teaching movement ever since.
She has been fortunate enough to study with many world-renowned teachers, especially drawing a big influence from her studies in New York City at Katonah Yoga, Kula Yoga Project, and Pure Yoga and in San Diego, California from Anna Spalding and Maria Anderson. Dina currently resides in Melbourne, Australia and is passionate about taking an interdisciplinary approach to her collaborations, and is particularly passionate about the connection with movement and sound.
Some of Dina’s previous events include: Melbourne Music Week, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Burning Man, Babylon Festival, and Wildwood.
Sound by U-Khan
This is an event for movers and shakers of all walks of life; no prior dance skills necessary. We welcome Yokers of all types in their many unique forms. Let’s go on this journey and celebration of life together.
Please endeavor to arrive by 6.30 so we can open the dance as a group. Doors will close at 8.30pm. If you are arriving late please enter quietly. This is a silent moving meditation, to maximise the transformative and meditative aspects of the experience. This is an intoxicant free event so please respect.
$30 presales (+ booking fee)
$40 on da door (unless already sold out).
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 the profit 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 I would love to hear from you. I am ever grateful for the constant support I have been receiving with this project. Please know that these are collective steps we are taking on the path to bringing oneness and peace to the world. ♥
See you on the d-floor!
Love Sanna and the YOKE crew