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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

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