Move & Groove: Live Jazz and Yoga
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem invites you to virtual Move and Groove from the safety of your homes. This 60-minute vinyasa flow yoga set to live jazz. We are excited to bring the signature experience to you so that you may take it at your own pace at any time.
This carefully curated sequence seamlessly unites mind and body with skillful postures and mindful breathing that flow towards deep relaxation.
move and groove yoga™ – a wellness initiative that seeks to build community through events focusing on music, movement and mindfulness practices.
This virtual experience, premiering February 11th will feature certified Yoga Instructor Liz Livingston (theater artist and yogi) and features piano accompaniment of Mathis Picard (composer and pianist).
Liz Livingston is a theater artist and yogi offering creative and compassionate classes with special interest in yoga for artists and children. She empowers students to take their yoga off the mat, whether that be onstage, in the office, or at home. In 2018, she and her partner Mathis founded YogaPiano to combine the healing potential of yoga and music.
Liz Livingston holds an RYT 200 Yoga Certificate and an MFA in Advanced Theatre Studies from Harvard University. She is currently on the development team of a new mindfulness app and teaching virtual theater classes through Abrons Arts Center. Follow her work @lizlivingston or @yogapiano.
MATHIS Picard is a French-Malagasy pianist, composer, producer, and bandleader whose music warps time. Rooted in the tradition of live acoustic performance while incorporating the latest musical technology, Mathis’ created his own style that merges Electronic Bass Music, Jazz, Classical & Stride Piano.
Mathis, who began playing at 3 years old, was immediately passionate about music from the dance idiom and now focuses on sharing that passion globally, whether its with his orchestra, Mathis Sound Orchestra Debut Album ‘World Unity’, his solo project [Forthcoming Debut Album ‘Live At The Museum’] or his emerging quartet, The Elements.
When not performing his music, Mathis has the honor of sharing the stage with artists such as Mwenso & The Shakes, Braxton Cook, Ron Carter, Lee Ritenour, Jason Moran, CROWN, Kindness, Wynton Marsalis.