Dear YI Yogis and Friends,
We are very excited to be hosting two very special events and one amazing weekend starting next Friday, Nov. 2, at The Yoga Institute in Houston. A weekend workshop with internationally-renowned yoga teacher Dearbhla Kelly (Friday - Sunday) and a special evening kirtan and concert with Dave Stringer on Saturday night. Dearbhla and Dave travel the world teaching and chanting. We have the rare opportunity this weekend to practice, learn, love, laugh and sing with two of best! Please join us for this special weekend intensive.
Dearbhla Kelly marries the esoteric teachings of yoga with the practicalities of everyday life in classes that lift your spirit and energize your body. Best of all, her classes are FUN, combining depth, meaning and insight into something truly extraordinary.
She combines her knowledge of yoga, philosophy, therapeutics, biomechanics and science to deepen our experience and understanding of yoga. With her lilting Irish accent and Dublin wit, Dearbhla offers her joyful, liberating approach to yoga, on and off the mat.
Currently a dedicated Ashtanga practitioner, Dearbhla's asana teaching style is informed by her extensive training in Forrest Yoga, and in depth studies of Anusara, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Yoga Nidra. She has taught classes throughout the world.
Dave Stringer is AMAZING!
"A volcano of voice! Stringer gave the room a feeling of a down-home gospel jam, and one couldn't help but sing along!" (Los Angeles Yoga Magazine)
"Dave Stringer has integrated his interest in Kirtan, an Indian tradition of devotional chanting, with his masterful grasp of Western popular music, creating an exciting style of psychadelic pop as informed by traditional Eastern music as the Beatles." (All Music Guide)
"A departure from ancient kirtan. Stringer's performance shaped the experience into a far more compelling musical encounter" (Los Angeles Times)
Dave has been widely profiled in publications all over the world as one of the most innovative artists of the new Kirtan movement. Initially trained as a visual artist, filmmaker and jazz musician, Dave's work underwent a significant shift when video editing work brought him to an ashram in Ganeshpuri, India in 1990. It has also been informed by his service in teaching meditation to prison inmates and expanded by his interest and research in neuroscience.
An articulate and engaging public speaker, Dave weaves together an evening of music, mantra, chant and teaching with a wry and unorthodox sense of humor and sound into an ecstatic and sublime evening of Kirtan.
Dave and a diverse ensemble of accompanying musicians travel extensively, headlining festivals in North American, Europe, Asia and Australia.
He often collaborates with internationally celebrated yoga teachers. Dave has released six CDs under his own name, and his music is played in yoga studios worldwide. His voice also appears on numerous soundtracks, including the blockbuster film Matrix Revolutions and the video game Myst.
Dave's newest CD, "Yatra," a collaboration with singer Spring Groove, has recently been released by Mantralogy Records in the USA and Silenzio in Europe.
Join us for a weekend you won't forget!