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YogaRhythms Winter Promo Video – EarthBeat

23 Jun

Pretty chuffed with our Autumn Promo for Yoga Rhythms. loads of fun putting this together.

“Realise The Self. Liberate The Mind. Dance Your Brains Out”

YogaRhythms – A NZ Based Yoga-Dance Experience By DJ RIA @RireInAction & Kara-Leah Grant @TheYogaLunchBox

Music Credits;
1/ Shiva Invocation-Benjy Wertheimer (Sample)
2/ The Truth, Mr Squatch (Sample)
3/ Alsarah & The Nubatones, Wad Alnuba (Captain Planet Remix) https://soundcloud.com/wonderwheel-re…
4/ Weird Together – The Ava (Free DL – https://soundcloud.com/weird-together…)
5/ Rhian Sheehan, Part 14 (Standing In Silence) – LOOP Recordings –https://rhiansheehan.bandcamp.com/alb…

Video By Jason Allan @ DijitalDarkRoom
Filmed at EarthBeat Festival NZ http://www.earthbeatfestival.com/
For bookings – contact@rireinaction.com

 

The Summer of YogaRhythms

10 Mar

I sometimes have to stop and pinch myself.. It’s been a wicked summer and now we’re GOING ON TOUR!

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Linzy ‘The Magic’ Davidson, Kara-Leah Grant and R.I.A @ Splore images by ILM photography AKA Jason Hamon

 

It all started with myself and the lovely Sarah Jane Perman brain-storming about how we could co-lab, and since we were both making our dusty pilgrimage to the Playa we thought we might as well aim high and kicked off the YogaRhythms thing at Burning Man 2013 (bit of a make shift one I might add! No microphone, and little direction).  Then we thought it would be a great idea to play at Wanderlust One day teaser events, so we created a facebook page, whacked up some artwork and put it out there.  Two Wanderlust events, A mini Auckland tour, a killer halloween show, and 5 festivals later we’ve got some crazy momentum going.

I’m not going to lie. I’m excited about this project. It kneads together my favourite things –  Yoga and music – in a kind-of holy matrimony.

SJ is now a global goddess sharing her art, yoga and spiritual work all over the world. YogaRhythms has morphed into a collective bringing together magical yoga teachers and me, R.I.A on the decks creating and designing, and holding the vibe with the playlist – mixed live of course. I’ve been blessed to be working closely with Kara-Leah Grant (The Yoga LunchBox) & more recently Shian Love (Live Bright Yoga) for Sundaise Festival in recent months.

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RIA and Shian Love @ Sundaise

 

It’s becoming apparent as to what possible the culture of yoga and dance. Yoga and music is not a new thing, but by doing it with intention and thoughtful collaboration we can bring people into a state of ecstasy, oneness and connection using movement and music as our vehicle, without the drugs of traditional dance culture.  We can get to a place where people can let go and free-dance, move and create a space for transformation. I feel this is all part of our universal healing and coming back to our natural state of humanness, letting go of constraints. No judgements. Just Move.

Movement IS Medicine

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Image by @tarnosartist http://www.tarnos.co.nz

YogaRhythms is not just about yoga + dance, it’s a metaphor for those of us who dare to be different. To stand tall and not shy away, to dress bright to match the rays of light that shine from our heart, to experience true love and joy because this is our true nature – to be wild and free.

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Me -Feeling it ! Image by ILM photography AKA Jason Hamon

 

With this comes a love for the Earth, because as we stand there feeling the vibration of mother nature beneath our dirty festival feet we know she needs us to stand strong for her, to honour her, to treat her with care and to connect into her divine energy.

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image by @tarnosartist http://www.tarnos.co.nz

 

Mother Earth is the sentience or soul of our planet. A sentience is that which is conscious or aware of itself and its purpose.

This is why we’re so bloooooooooooown away to work with teeki to help share their vision here in NZ and help them reach more hearts, minds and souls with an experience that connects us to nature with movement and high vibration.

The TEEKI story is one that starts when a young woman had visions of a beautiful earth and a conscious community of lovers that care for the land, our oceans, and each other. What manifested from this vision was Teeki.

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Linzy ‘The Magic’ Davidson rocking @glamtats and Teeki

 

Check out their sustainability vision, passion and purpose here.

So yes.. Did I mention myself and Kara-Leah Grant are going on tour? Yes, that’s right folks. It might just be a mini one, but for us, to be on the road, heading to sunny summer towns in our home-land, doing what we love, is just freaking awesome.

CLICK THE IMAGES TO REGISTER FOR THE BELOW EVENTS! 

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or get involved on the Facebook pages:

The Mount, Sat 14th of March
https://www.facebook.com/events/414791082020414

Gisborne, Sat 21st of March
https://www.facebook.com/events/798226996918870

Keep an eye on https://www.facebook.com/yogarhythmstribe to win a wicked prize of Teeki, Books and stuff like that..

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Elemental @ Prana @tarnosartist http://www.tarnos.co.nz

 

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circle of gratitude @tarnosartist http://www.tarnosartist.co.nz

YogaRhythms (Wildlings) – The Music

13 Dec

I have no idea why this took so long.. Perhaps because good things take time. Like a fine wine stored for the perfect occasion. There’s no particular occasion in this case EXCEPT – there is no time like the present!  Considering it’s coming up to Christmas and all, here’s our gift to you.

This is a re-recorded mix from; YogaRhythms – Wildlings (R.I.A & Kara Leah Grant)[A Hallowen YogaTranceDance Experience] done live on 2 turntables with Serato Scratch Live.

The YogaRhythms Experience is an all encompassing, interactive, fun fusion of yoga with world-driven beats, for a guided journey through connectedness, radical self-expression, movement and unity.

YogaRhythms is a New Zealand Based Interactive Yoga Dance Collective. Yoga and dance are one and the same – breath-led movement designed to free our souls.

What you hear in this recording is a collection of tracks that were carefully sourced to create a high-vibe, 100% clean energy yoga-dance experience led by Kara-Leah Grant (The Yoga LunchBox), and musically directed by me, R.I.A

Wildlings – Relive the vibes -#expressyourself

 

Track Listing: 

Shiva Invocation, Benjy Wertheimer

Shadows Around The Corner, Koan

The Truth, Mr Squatch

Desert Dancer, Nickodemus

African Heart, Angel Tears

Pranyamystic, Shamans Dream

Moonlit Horizon (Drumspyder Mix), Desert Dwellers

Afronaut, 10 Shamans Dream

Bailando (Bobby C Sound TV Remix), Empresarios

Dirty Bouka, Shakta

Kumbh Mela (Living Light Remix), Desert Dwellers

Once Upon The Sea Of Blissful Awareness

YogaRhythms NZ Promotional Video Spring 2014 Has Landed

12 Nov

If you couldn’t make it along to the Wildings Halloween Event, here is the video and photo review. Video shot on the 31st of October in Grey Lynn, by Jen @ ClairObscur. We’re thrilled to be finally releasing this to the WORLD to show you what we do!

The YogaRhythms Experience is an all encompassing, interactive, fun fusion of yoga with world-driven beats, for a guided journey through connectedness, radical self-expression, movement and unity. YogaRhythms is a New Zealand Based Interactive Yoga Dance Collective.  Yoga and dance are one and the same – breath-led movement designed to free our souls.

What you see in this video is a high-vibe, 100% clean energy yoga-dance experience led by Kara-Leah Grant, and musically directed by yours truly.

 

 

CREDITS:
Video Edit by: Jennifer Raoult @ Clairobscur (www.clairobscur.co.nz)
Music By; (in order) Shiva Invocation-Benjy Wertheimer, The Truth-Mr Squatch, Nickodemus -Desert Dancer, Shamans Dream-Afronaut

DJ & Director: R.I.A (www.rireinaction.com)
Yoga Teacher & Yoga Trance Dance Leader: Kara-Leah Grant (www.theyogalunchbox.co.nz)
Performance by: ZUZU (www.facebook.com/ZUZU.collective)
Set Design: Tarnos (www.tarnos.co.nz)

Special loving thanks to:
We’ar Yoga and LifeStyle Wear (www.wearyogaclothing.com)
The Yoga LunchBox (yoga media for the modern yogi http://www.theyogalunchbox.co.nz)
Zrii ACCELL – Triple Metabolic Natural Booster (www.futuremovement.shopzrii.com)
Helana McAlpine -Face-Paint Designs ❤
Alison Brewer Photography
RaminKrause.com Photography
Jodine Stodart @ Subtropica

Rebekah Taylor @ Rise Creative

 

What the people had to say….

“It was such a divine experience. It was the perfect harmony of Yoga, Dance, Rhythm, Movement, Breath and Flow. The amazing Kara-Leah Grant took us on a journey where you were able to completely let go of the outside world and blissfully melt into the present moment – energy flowing through the body and upwards – connected to Self, connected to each other, connected to the Earth, on an all natural high, collectively pulsing and vibing to the raddest tribal beats and tunes by the music Goddess Le Rire . I loved every moment and left totally buzzing and filled with Prana ♡”  – Rebecca White

“WOW what an incredibly freeing and wild experience we had Friday night at the Grey lynn community centre. Tribal bass , yoga and dancing are a few of my favourite things and to have them combined and facilitated by the beautiful powerhouse that is Karah-Leah Grant was just plain epic! Our energies were soaring afterward – full frothing! xxx” – Tara Cornelia

“What can I say apart from Wow!! It was just a great harmony between yoga, dance and flow!! It made me feel so alive, by the end of it I was buzzing naturally!! What I loved so much was how we were just practicing great yoga lead by Kara-Leah and then it just flowed into beautiful dance with epic music from RIA… ( really amazing tunes ). The transition of yoga to dance flowed so smoothly I didn’t know I was actually already dancing and really feeling the music!!
Thanks so much.,,, I really loved the vibe and can’t wait for more!! I’m totally hooked!!” – Laurie Flint

“I have to say – practicing yoga to music is a divine experience, especially when the selection has been made by someone who knows what they are doing. It was that much easier to let go of the outside world and melt into the breath, the moment, the body, the rhythm. As the energy spiralled up and up toward the peak of ecstatic movement, flinging ourselves around while maintaining connection to the earth and to each other, was a new kind of high that I haven’t experienced before. I am well-versed in losing myself to music, to my body – but Kara-Leah led us down a path that was entirely fresh – the key was in the connection. We danced while looking each other in the eyes. We moved outward and inward, and it felt beyond good to be so loose and wild while pulsing only to the inner fire – no other stimulants necessary (we-ell, except for the complementary glass of ayurvedic go-go juice handed out at the start).
My face hurt from grinning so hard. My body was sparked up with a healthy dose of prana. I left on a total high, and even thinking back on it gives me a buzz.
Thanks once again, you two sparkling beauties, for inviting us in and leading us along such a vivid journey.” Hannah Schenter

 

Photo Review From; RAMINKRAUSE.com

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT RAMINKRAUSE.com

We were blessed to meet Ramin Krause, who is not only an exceptional photographer, but he’s also an entrepreneurial traveler currently moving around NZ, sleeping in a hammock and documenting his journey along the way. He was so keen on Wildlings, he hitched in from out west, and rocked up to the gig with a giant pack and camera in hand. He also joined us on our adventure to Waiheke. Ramin Krause, born 1994, is a photographer from Cologne, Germany that currently lives with Hippies in New Zealand.

Check out his incredible work HERE. Thank you Noodles!

VOIIAGE is a crowd funding campaign that will see him hitchhike all the way back to Germany, doing his unique style of multimedia blogging along the way. VIEW HERE

YOGARHYTHMS Experience coming to SPLORE Festival 21 & 22nd of February, and SUNDAIZE 5th -6th of March – Don’t miss out!  Keen an eye on the Yogarhythms Facebook for more experiences.

http://www.facebook.com/yogarhythmstribe
http://www.futuremovement.co.nz
For bookings contact: hello@futuremovment.co.nz

Peace and love and dancing and YOGA4LIFE

RIA

Wildlings Feat. YogaRhythms [A Halloween Event]

13 Oct

Have been busy – so stoked to share this news. I just put this together, so spread the word and come down and come and get wild with us if you’re in the hood.

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“A Transformational Experience of Yoga, Dance, and Tribal Beats”

We’AR & Future Movement Present…

”WILDLINGS” [A Halloween Event]

YOGARHYTHMS Feat. R.I.A

& Guest Teacher Kara-Leah Grant (theyogalunchbox.co.nz)

Performances from Dj Chica licorica (WAI only) ZUZU Collective

 

AUCKLAND: 31st of OCTOBER, Grey Lynn Community Hall –TICKETS
WAIHEKE: 1st of NOVEMBER, Palm Beach Hall – TICKETS

-Dress To Express-

 

We’re kicking off summer with a Halloween style yoga experience that will have you spooked with pleasure. After a big start to 2014 performing festivals such as Splore and Wanderlust, YogaRhythms is pleased to announce a transformation from a dynamic duo to cultural collective utilizing prolific teachers, musicians and performing artists to join DJ R.I.A at the musical helm.

 

Original counterpart Sarah Jane Perman AKA ‘Yoga With SJ’ is taking on the world with her desirable yoga retreats and wellness work, so YogaRhythms has opened up it’s arms to join forces with new teachers to keep the love, light and music alive down under. (keep in touch with SJ at http://www.sarahjaneperman.com)

 

YogaRhythms is thrilled to be working with respected teacher, writer, and speaker, Kara-Leah Grant from theyogalunchbox.co.nz, who will guide the experience through two events of mind, body and soul stimulation. Not only is she an inspiring teacher, she has also trained with world-renowned global yoga goddess Shiva Rea in the art of Trance Dance. She is also one of the local talents teaching and speaking at next years Wanderlust Festival at Great Lake Taupo.
“I spent most of my 20s dancing – in nightclubs, at raves & outdoor parties and at sporting events and experienced firsthand the powerful transformative energies of the dance. When I practiced yoga at home, it often spun out into dance – something I was afraid wasn’t “real yoga”, and even felt guilty doing. Then I discovered Shiva’s teaching of Prana Flow & Yoga Trance Dance™.”
– Kara Leah Grant, Yoga Lunchbox

 

YogaRhythms is an all encompassing, interactive, fun fusion of yoga with world-driven beats, for a guided journey through connectedness, radical self-expression, movement and unity. Yoga and dance are one and the same – breath-led movement designed to free our souls.

 

YogaRhythms will also be playing Splore & Sundaize Festival this Summer.

 

This is going to be 2 x nights to remember. Space is strictly limited, so don’t miss out. Grab your tickets and reserve you mat space. Special thanks to WE’AR, Zrii, Subtropica & YogaLunchbox

A couple of ‘Must haves’ for the playlist..

 

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I spent 5 days looking for the ultimate image for our poster, but couldn’t find one, so I had to create one myself. Here’s some of the incredible images that came from the speed shoot with the talented http://www.alisonbrewer.com (hair, makeup and photography)

 

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About (ME) R.I.A (aka rireinaction.com) She’s a fun-loving, genre jumping DJ whose infectious energy, musical knowledge and Dj pedigree unfailingly shines through in her sets.  An established working DJ, industry professional and radio announcer rising 12 years, her diverse range of musical flavor has seen her grace many cultures and circles right across the globe.   Her natural ability to amplify or soften a mood as a DJ is charismatic. Not shy to stick her fingers in pies, she works under multiple guises such at The Play DJS, YogaRhythms and Future Movement www.rireinaction.com

About Kara-Leah Grant: Kara-Leah was the most inflexible person in the class when she started yoga – she couldn’t touch her knees, let alone her toes. Consistent and regular practice helped her heal chronic back issues and now she is both bendy and pain-free. When she experienced two episodes of psychosis in 2004, it was her yoga practice that helped her put the fragmented parts of her psyche back together. These experiences taught her how to claim her own power, connect to her internal wisdom and step into spontaneous flow. Now, this is what she teaches on the mat, writes about in her books and on her website. Kara-Leah is the publisher and editor of The Yoga Lunchbox, New Zealand’s most popular yoga website. She has been invited to teach and speak at Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo in 2015, New Zealand’s biggest mindful, yoga and music festival. Already a successful published author, this is Kara-Leah’s second book. Her first, Forty Days of Yoga, was published last year and has just gone into its third print run. http://www.theyogalunchbox.co.nz

About Dj Chica Licorica Auckland mistress of Tropical Bass, Chica Licorica mixes a unique blend of tropical sounds from around the globe, creating colourful and accessible sets ranging from Cumbia Nueva to Brazillian Bass, Merengue to Moombahton, Afro-beat and more. Starting out as a radio DJ for Melbourne’s PBS FM in 2007 with weekly 2hr slot ‘Beat Carnival’, Licorica has continued to host regular global bass shows on Radio Ponsonby ‘Subtropica Selections’ and Waiheke Radio’s ‘Planeta Loca’ on Friday nights. The vibe is alive, contagious and picante – musica con sabor. Licorica will create a specially crafted set to take the yoga rhythms higher and into the night. https://www.facebook.com/licorica