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Wild Lotus Yoga Workshops

Yoga & Live Music Classes as part of the Sacred Music Festival. Space limited. First come, first in line. (Doors will close and no admission 5 minutes after start time, so session is not interrupted.) 

Yoga & Live Music Class 

10:00-11:15am, Wild Lotus Yoga

Bhakti Flow guided by Zach Jenkins with music by Martin Masakowski and Ira Echo

An inspiring all-levels flow class weaving live music, creative heart-centered movement, and a closing guided relaxation journey.

Yoga & Live Music Class 

12:00-1:15pm, Wild Lotus Yoga

Bhakti Flow guided by AC Lambeth with music by Martin Masakowski, Ira Echo & Matthew Shilling

An inspiring all-levels flow class weaving live music, creative heart-centered movement, and a closing guided relaxation journey.

Yoga & Live Music Class 

2:00-3:15pm, Wild Lotus Yoga

Bhakti Flow guided by Christine with music by Matthew Shilling & Ira Echo

An inspiring all-levels flow class weaving live music, creative heart-centered movement, and a closing guided relaxation journey.

Yoga & Live Music Class 

3:30-4:45pm, Wild Lotus Yoga

Gentle Yoga guided by Andra with Live Music & Gong Bath by Zach Jenkins

Melt away stress, replenish your energy, and awaken inner guidance with gentle postures, stretching, relaxation exercises, and deep breathing guided by Andra. Zach will accompany the class offering a sound bath as a live, meditative soundtrack with gong, singing bowls, tuning forks, guitar and other instruments.

AC Lambeth is a yoga teacher and writer who integrates mindful alignment, heart-centered movement, pranayama, meditation, and chanting in her inspirational classes at Wild Lotus Yoga. 

Ira Echo is a musician based out of New Orleans. Specializing in accompaniment for dance, Ira can be found composing and performing on violin, piano, and with the voice. Ira is often on exploratory tours learning musical fiddle styles in different corners of the world. Ira's compositions explore polyrhythm and the concept of breath within instrumental music

Matthew Shilling is a talented brass and reed instrumentalist from Denver CO who has toured around the world with many New Orleans jazz legends. Matthew began his exploration of traditional eastern wind instruments such as the bansuri during his musical studies in India. Matthew's sensitivity and flexibility makes him a very in demand horn player in and around New Orleans. http://www.matthewshilling.com/

Martin Masakowski studied jazz at the University of New Orleans before moving to The Netherlands to finish his bachelors in music at the Rotterdam Conservatory. He spent the following years touring with an Eastern European folk band, The Balcony Players. With them he explored over 20 countries in Europe, performing in clubs and festivals and also visiting Roma gypsy villages to study their music and culture. As a result of his travels and the influence of his family and his city, Martin’s musical styles span across jazz, folk, classical, electronic, experimental, Eastern European and Indian genres. Martin performs regularly at New Orleans staples such as Snug Harbor and The Spotted Cat while also developing his skills as a graphic designer, photographer and Tuvan throat singer. https://1beat.org/people/martin-masakowski/

Zach Jenkins is a yoga teacher and musician, born and raised in Louisiana. He teaches classes and leads a weekly Monday night community chanting session & gong bath at Wild Lotus Yoga.

Christine Thomas guides Wild Lotus Yoga's weekly Saturday afternoon sliding scale community class -  a joyful flow practice that is both soothing and energizing. Beginners welcome. 

Andra Aitken is a yoga teacher who specializes in gentle and restorative yoga. She teaches weekly classes and also guides teacher training sessions focused on the gentler side of yoga at Wild Lotus Yoga. Visit www.andraaitken.com for more details. 

2020 New Orleans Sacred Music Festival - March 21 - New Orleans Healing Center - Music Against Hate