Workshops & Events


Cultivating Creativity Through Movement

with, Paula Perlman

Sunday, February 3rd & 17th. 

Sunday, March 3rd & 10th

4pm-6:30pm 

$ 45.00 drop-in or $ 165.00 for all 4 classes

Each unique class revolves around structured movement improvisations geared to guide participants to deepen understanding of creativity.

These classes are for all levels of movers and are meant to spark your creativity and to feel the joy of moving while intertwining the inner connection with outer expressivity.



 

Kids Choir

with, Karen Seva

February 11th – April 15th

$350 per child for 10 weeks 

Learn to sing with your whole body, mind, and spirit! This 10-week course (1 hour per session) is for children 7 and up (younger children may be enrolled with special permission). The purpose is to provide a framework for inner guided self-expression – through voice, movement, creativity, and discussion.
In Kid’s Choir, we will learn songs for FUN as well as purpose. We will combine vocal technique, breath work, listening exercises, and body awareness – to give the young voices a platform to shine. In addition, we will utilize principles of mindfulness, emotional intelligence & self-trust coupled with educational components regarding environmental awareness, native wisdom practices and the interconnectedness of all life.
SOME VERY SPECIAL FEATURES OF THIS COURSE INCLUDE 1. Record 1 song live! Receive the mp3 at the end of the course. 2. The kids will script, prepare and act out a music video for 1 of the songs. 3. Final performance at the end of the 10 weeks.
PRICE: $350 per child for the 10-week course; limited space available to reserve your space please register; additional child discounts available; scholarships available
REGISTRATION: Call 646.801.0654 or fill out the registration link HERE at www.singtheworldawake.org – include the child’s name and age(s)
Send payment via Venmo @karen-Seva or Paypal: singtheworldawake@yahoo.com
DATES: Days & Time:
Mondays 4:00-5:00pm
2/11; 2/18; 2/25; 3/4; 3/11; 3/18; 3/25; 4/1; 4/8; 4/15
Video shoot field day TBD
  
The kids from the Fall Semester of the Topanga Choir

 

Dissolve Into Sound

with, Jess Lakin

Wednesday, March 20rd

8pm-9:30pm

Class by donation, $20

Join us for a monthly tune-up at Yoga Desa with Dissolve into Sound – a soothing, body detoxifying and holistically rejuvenating evening. An alchemical blend of movement, sound, and mantra to gently cleanse, relax and uplift. We enter our practice through movement, breath, and meditation before moving into the sound immersion during which a soundscape is created using planetary gongs, bowls, and other instruments, layering sound frequencies and silence.
We explore the experience of sound and silence on body and mind, to clear stuck energies, invite deep relaxation and dream!
Jess Lakin is a Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Reiki Practitioner, Life Coach and member of the Gong Avatar Academy with a passion for sound and resonance. She specializes in offering sound healing and meditations using planetary gongs.
Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat, a blanket and water. Stay behind after class for tea and chat. For more information or to reserve your spot please email connect@jesslakin.com or visit www.jesslakin.com
Class by donation, $20!

 

Shamanic Sound Journey-

Awakening The Healer Within

with,

Annmarie Soul & Evan Perman

Saturday, March 2nd

8pm

$25 in advance/$30 at the door

Join Annmarie Soul & Evan Perman as they guide you on a Sacred Sound Journey Awakening the Healer Within. They play indigenous musical instruments from many cultures around the world such as didgeridoo, native drums, flutes and shakers, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls & gong, and stringed instruments. They also share original heart songs, prayers and mantras. These healing energetic frequencies help to clear, rebalance and restore you into a more peaceful, meditative, and centered state of Being.
*Elevate into a higher state of consciousness.
*Receive intuitive guidance.
*Relax & Rejuvenate.
*Release energetic blocks & fears.
*Connect to your hearts intelligence.
*Activate your higher self & align with your soul purpose.
*Fill yourself in love & light.
*Unwind your nervous system
*Anchor in Peace.
Join us in Sound Ceremony and Heart Alignment! $25 in advance $ 30 at the door.  Purchase tickets HERE

 

Women’s Full Moon Gathering & Spring Equinox Celebration 

with,

Meghan Morris

Friday, March 22nd

7:30pm-10pm

$33 before or $44 at the door

Amba women’s moon gatherings are loving activations of feminine energy in body, heart, and essence, as we tap into the power and energy of the moon. Held in Topanga Canyon, we come together to honor our bodies as temples for the sacred + primal feminine. Through movement, dance, and breath, we open to the love and power that live within our very cells.
With this full moon time falling on the Spring Equinox, we are so happy to share this special time with you!
Our evening includes:
*Guided Amba Movement ritual
*Body Blessing
*Full Moon Dancing
*Rose chocolate ceremony
*Guided earth resonance meditation
Doors open at 7:30 pm.  Gathering begins at 8 pm. Closing circle: 9:45-10 pm. To sign up or get more info, email: love@ambamovement.com. Purchase tickets HERE. 
Wear whatever feels good for movement: flowing dress, yoga clothes, whatever your heart desires!

 

Waves

A weekly drop-in class
Every Tuesday, 
8pm-9:30pm
(Doors close at 8:20 pm)
The Yoga Desa class invokes night time textures and grooves. Kate Shela and Tim Booth invite you into a dark and bright moving crucible of evolution where we will conscientiously explore the circulation of physical, mental and emotional matter and turn that into creative material. Dedicated and novice dancers blend and find their place in the hum of the dance, in the strum of boundary, in the thrum of discovery. The 5Rhythms are a philosophy, a moving meditation and a dynamic practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness and awareness into action. Some weeks Kate may teach alone, other weeks, Tim may teach alone, sometimes we will teach together. We each bring other flavors to the banquet. Our styles are different but complementary.
Your Teachers
Kate Shela is a dynamic shapeshifter and shamanic healer who naturally brings transformational medicine to every dance floor. With 21 years in her field, She is known for her enormous passion and a vulnerable sense of the intimate. Kate has worked with teens to elders, sees individual clients and is invited to teach all over the world to extraordinary ordinary humans.
Tim Booth is a teacher with over 25 years experience. He is trained in Voice Dialogue Therapy and The Meisner Technique. He is also the singer/ songwriter/ dancer in the band James who have been going strong for 34 years having sold over 25 million albums worldwide.
Kate and Tim have been together 22 years. They combine a lifetime of creativity, humor and hardcore vulnerability.

Due to high amounts of people being turned away at this class, pre-booking is now available. Booking is not required but it is highly recommended.

https://kateshela5rhythmstuesdayclass.eventbrite.com

$25 a class

www.kateshela.com

Important Helpful Tips for Newcomers:

Please understand this is a practice – we recommend at least 4 classes before you will have an inkling of the scope of the map. We have “practiced” this work for 25 years and are still in the landscape of discovery. Each class is uniquely different, some days we may fly blissfully into trance states on others we may wade through the molasses of our human condition. The practice – is to embody all of it.

  • Doors close 20mins after start of each class to create a safe held container.
  • Pre-Payment through Eventbrite or cash and check only at Yoga Desa.
  • No children under 13 in the classroom or to be left unattended out in the street.
  • Newcomers are always welcome.
  • Please enter the space in silence.
  • No phones, shazam, or recording devices. Please turn off all notifications and ringers.
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothes and layers are recommended.
  • Please wear a soft shoe or barefoot – no socks on the dance floor.
  • Please bring a bottle of water.
  • Please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes or jewelry.
  • No gum
  • This is a drug and alcohol-free space
  • Each person is responsible for their own well-being and body during the entire class. Pace yourself.
  • Please follow the instructions of the teachers as you might do with a yoga teacher.
  • If you are new to this class it is natural to feel nervous. When we ask you to take partner please do and know that we are here to develop boundary skills as much as freedom skills. Take your own authority as to what feels appropriate with each partner.
  • This is a deep, transformational class. On leaving, please be sure to have fully returned to your body before driving.  

Western African Dance with Katarina Gleicher Thursdays, 8-9:30pm.

Please join Katarina once again for her African Dance Class. No experience necessary, open to all levels.


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