Unleash Your Inner Comic
Sunday, August 19 at 1-4pm
Joys and sorrows we experience in our lives may actually become seeds of great art. Learn to light up your life through stories and jokes. Comedy can transform our fears, frustration, anger or sadness. When we find a way to joke about something that bothers us, it gets expressed externally and loses its power over us. Then it's no longer something we are struggling with alone, but something that connects us with other people. It's a way to get past our self-obsession and a way to heal.
Solange Castro is a writer, comic, and actor who attended Yale University where she studied English Literature and Playwriting. As a comic, she has performed at the Comedy Store, LA Improv, SF Improv, and opened for long-time friend Maria Bamford. You might catch her on Netflix’s “Lady Dynamite." She co-created The X Chromo-Show, a comedy show that raises money for women’s shelters. In 2017 she directed the documentary short “A California For Everyone” about the California Environmental Quality Act’s impact on the California housing crisis. Check out her blog www.searchforsanity.com.
Suggested donation $30WHENAugust 19, 2018 at 1pm
Unleash Your Inner Comic Open Mic
Friday, August 24 at 8 - 9:30 pm
Ever want to try stand-up comedy?
This is your chance to unleash your inner comic in a safe, fun and clean environment or just come and watch and enjoy a night of comedy.
Suggested donation $5WHENAugust 24, 2018 at 8pm
Join us for a nourishing gentle yoga flow accompanied by live harp music, followed by a soundbath with the singing bowl and vocal harmonies.
About the teachers:Nailah Middleton is a Caribbean-American musician, visual artist, and writer based in Los Angeles. With her harp and fx units, she conjures up ethereal sonic landscapes perfect for inward exploration and spiritual rejuvenation. Nailah sings in a variety of languages and styles that include classical, jazz, bossa nova, salsa, traditional Javanese, and alternative pop. A graduate of the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), with a BFA in vocal performance, she has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Troubadour, the House of Blues, and The Dresden.
Erica Rey is a Latinx certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and yoga instructor who also offers herbal medicine, bodywork, and doula services. She is passionate about healing and is committed to accessibility and intentionality that allow these practices to be tools of resilience and sustainability for our communities. Erica holds a BA in World Arts and Cultures from UCLA, an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor certification from Kerala Ayurveda Academy, Certified Doula and Community Birthworker training from Matriz Birthwork and Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner and Herbal Medicine degrees from Southern California University of Health Sciences. Erica guides yoga at People's Yoga and offers Ayurvedic consultations and yoga at WeSpark Cancer Support Center.
Cost: $20 (Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds)WHENSeptember 08, 2018 at 6:30pm
Kalari Ppayattu is the oldest martial arts in the world. It is called the “mother of all martial arts.” The story goes that along with Buddhism, the Indian martial art Kalari traveled from India to rest of Asia. A unique class designed by Gurus Anil Natyaveda and Dr. Aparna Sindhoor to help kids and adults have a mindful routine that helps to keep the body and mind strong and fit in the world. Kalari class is suitable for all ages and body types. Classes with Gurus Sindhoor and Natyaveda will take the students through a journey that will engage in stretch, animal-movement exercise series, self-defense techniques and weapon work along with breathing techniques and meditation. Kalri will lead us to a way of life that is holistic and introspective. www.navarasa.orgBio:Gurus Anil Natyaveda (Co-Director) and Dr. Aparna Sindhoor (Founder/Artistic Director of Navarasa Dance Theater www.navarasa.org) are world renowned teachers, choreographers, directors, and performers. They have been teaching Kalari ppayattu (Indian martial art), Yoga and Indian classical dance, for more than two decades around the world. They teach in studio and online for students from all backgrounds and age groups. Guru Natyaveda is one of the world’s leading experts of Kalari. They have choreographed for Indian films including Santhosh Sivan’s, Anandabadhram, S M Raju’s Varnam. They have collaborated with Cirque du soleil famed Franco Dragone’ and recently worked with Oscar winner Antony Dodd Mantel. Gurus Sindhoor and Natyaveda have brought the training of Kalari ppayattu in a serious way to North America by teaching at their institution (Navarasa Dance Theater), schools, universities and senior centers. They have created “Dance For Everyone” program that is bringing free and subsidized dance, martial art and yoga classes to more than 150 underprivileged kids and adults in India and USA. Kalari classes designed by Sindhoor/Natyaveda help people live their life to full potential with mindfulness.WHENSeptember 11, 2018 at 7:30pm
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