ABOUT THE MUSIC
Inspired by the pure consonances of the Indian Classical Tradition, the soundscapes in our Meditation all conform to the pure intervals of the harmonic series. The effect of the perfect mathematics of Just Intoned harmonies on the mind, nervous system and physiology of the listener facilitates balance, expansion, overall wellbeing and release.
ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
We begin the evening with a brief dialog on the importance of active participation verses passive with simple “how to” pointers into potent breath work igniting the subtle body and to pique the imagination into orienting techniques, so as to know where we are in relation, to self, other, space and time. Knowing affords ease, certainty and safety. Lastly a quick meditation via our senses especially listening, which contribute to the quality of our overall experience and lives. These techniques will set the conditions for optimum engagement and receptivity.
YOUR POSITION How you sit or lay is relevant and we encourage subtle shifting during the Meditation. This lends for more comfort and affords taking best advantage. A few pointers and options will be demonstrated, assistance will be available and ample props, at the ready.
In the end, we weave it all together and send you out embodied and renewed.
Ivy Ray is a Senior Katonah Yoga Instructor certified by Founder Nevine Michaan in her 3 year program in 2001. Ivy is a singer, formerly signed recording artist, NYC top session vocalist and voice talent, published songwriter, native New Yorker, a mother and mentor for young adults. Ivy toured globally, and wrote and recorded with a range of eclectic greats from Roy Ayres to Herbie Mann, Buster Poindexter To Roland Vasquez. As a performer, writer and producer she has lent her unique vision, music, and voice to other artists, film, dance, television and multimedia performance. As a Yoga instructor, she has worked privately with elites in business, sports, fashion, music and the arts and now teaches select public class, conducts workshops, retreats, trainings and Sound Meditations. Ivy is a near life-long meditator, practitioner and student of a wide range of Theories and Traditions, embraces them all, though most keenly lands in Taoism, Hermetic Philosophy, Nevine Michaans work of Katoanh Yoga® and Ken Wilbers Integral Theory. Ivyrayyoga.worpress.com Music and Voice https://soundcloud.com/ivy-ray-322431862
David Ellenbogen musician, producer and guitarist has performed and studied in Mali, Ghana, India, Brazil, Cuba to name a few. He was initiated into the musical style of the Djeli’s, an 800-year-old tradition of West Africa, by Abdoulaye Diabate and Famoro Dioubate, with whom he played for years. Lately David’s been making huge waves with the Brooklyn Raga Massive musicians collective. The New Yorker has called them “Leaders of the Raga Renaissance,” while the New York Times praises the collective for “Preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit.” David has expanded the audience of world music by DJing radio shows on 89.9 FM-NY in NYC and through his podcast NYC Radio Live, where he has hosted over 50 Grammy Award winning artists. An ambitious producer, his 24 hour Ragas Live Festival is entering its 6th year. He also creates music for yoga and Sound Meditations. Check out his Acoustic Mandala Project on Putamayo’s new album “Acoustic Yoga” www.davidellenbogen.com
KATONAH YOGA® was founded by Nevine Michaan of Katonah Yoga Center over 30 years ago. Influenced by the study of Hatha yoga, Chinese theory, and sacred geometry, she created, developed, and continues to refine this unique practice. Both esoteric and pragmatic, the Katonah theory and its practice promotes self-awareness through techniques that foster well-being, which facilitates personal transformation.