Rhythms of Life: Yoga and Live Percussion


Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 9:00am to 10:15am

Repeats every day until Wed Dec 07 2016


Leverett House Library Theater

Presented by: Silk Road Project and the Office for the Arts at Harvard, in cooperation with Leverett House
AdmissionOpen to Harvard students and community; preference given to undergraduates. All levels welcome, no experience necessary - please bring a yoga mat if you have one!

TaraMarie Perri’s signature creative teaching style will weave the breath into the dynamically rich soundscape as created by Silk Road Ensemble percussionist Shane Shanahan. 

Students will be part of a Yoga class experience like no other. Responding to the muses of movement and music, the body and mind will be lured into the rhythms and spirit of nature and seasonal cycles. 

Shane and TaraMarie will explore new material in each class.

Yoga classes will be rooted in an alignment-based, breath-focused style and are appropriate for anyone interested in cultivating sustainable pathways of the body and mind. Classes are thoughtful and detailed, educational and expressive, as they pair energetic imagery and anatomical themes. Warming up, foster the breath as the meeting ground for physical and mental clarity. Continue with steadily paced asana or postures to build heat and safely connect to each pose’s benefits. Find grace in transitions, practice stillness, and wind down with restorative postures and mind relaxation techniques. New practitioners create stable foundations, experienced yogis refine and re-connect, and those in between explore and experiment within the range of your body and mind’s remarkable capacity. TaraMarie specializes in conditioning and harmonizing a performer’s physical instrument with mental awareness. Building on performers’ kinetic intelligence and keen presence, her approach facilitates technical advancement, creative expression, and fulfilling performance experience.

Silk Road Ensemble member Wu Tong will accompany Shane on the sheng (Chinese mouth organ) for the Wednesday morning session.

For more information, please contact 617)496-1827, silkroadproject.org