Studio Special Events
Amardeep Kaur leads a Kundalini Yoga & Gong Experience – featuring sound healing, mantra chanting, and movement to assist in centering, grounding, and “awakening to the indescribable ecstasy of life” – from 7-8:30 pm on Friday, March 6, at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center ($20)… Also this week at SBYC: Sequences for Well-Being in a Stressful World with Sarah Tuttle offering specific Iyengar sequences and modifications to address such issues as headaches, digestive distress, insomnia, and anxiety 2-4:30 on Saturday, March 7 ($45); and Cheri Clampett‘s monthly Therapeutic Yoga featuring breath awareness, guided meditation, hands-on healing massage, essential oils, and live improvised waveforms with healing intention played by Avahara, 2-4:30 on Sunday, March 8 ($50).
On tap at Yoga Soup is the monthly First Fridays Ecstatic Dance, this month featuring Aaron Musicant spinning the tunes for the “live DJ get-down dance party” featuring a contact improv warm-up and then free-form dancing to music that follows an ecstatic dance “wave” with slow and mellow music building to chaotic intensity and then returning to stillness at the end (7-9:30 Friday, March 6; $15)… Patrick San Francesco‘s periodic Full Moon Meditation, Healing & Talk takes place 7-9 pm on Saturday, March 7, with individual healing followed by a guided live full moon “Harmony” meditation and talk on the topic of “What is the Universe?” ($30).
Tricia Speidel‘s Chakra Balancing Workshop at Power of Your Om yoga studio is an introductory class journeying through the system of energy centers that have an enormous impact on our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being by affecting our perceptions, feelings, and choices. She’ll employ essential oils, asana (poses), and meditations for each chakra, from root to crown (7:30-9:30 Friday, March 6; $40).