Treat yourself to the gift of restorative yoga with live music. This workshop focuses on the breath, supported yoga poses, and gentle somatic movements. Live music, vibrational sound, and healing touch will sustain and deepen your experience.
Yoga postures (asana) are supported with blankets, blocks, and bolsters to achieve total relaxation of the body/mind. These supported yoga poses are coupled with gentle somatic movements that will alternately stimulate the brain and relax the body to move toward balance. Somatic movements focus on the developmental movement patterns we experienced as growing infants. They will be primarily performed on the floor and on all fours.
Physiologically these movements reconnect the neural pathways in the brain, allowing us to gain more body/mind awareness. Long deep breathing and other rejuvenating breath work will be integral to the practice. The healing vibrational sounds of live music will support the practice. A wide range of ancient instruments from around the world combined with modern looping technology are used to weave an atmospheric soundscape. The music works twofold: first, it gives the mind a place to focus as the body begins to relax and open; second, the vibratory nature of this music is very balancing.
About the instructor/musician:
Sean Murphy and Anne J. Froning formed Being:Art in 2004. Since then, they’ve traveled throughout the United States designing and teaching dance, yoga, and live music workshops. Anne is a multidisciplinary artist: dancer, visual artist, teaching artist, and registered yoga teacher with over 35 years of teaching and performing experience. Sean is a professional musician, composer, instrument maker, teaching artist, and dance musician with over 20 years performing experience.