Move and Groove: Live Jazz and Yoga w/ Michael Hayes and Riza Printup
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem invites you to virtual Move and Groove. We invite you to join us from the safety of your homes for a 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.
This virtual experience, premiering April 29th will feature certified Yoga Instructor Michael Hayes and Harpist Riza Printup.
Michael Hayes, the proud owner of a “Buddha Body,” has more than 20 years experience teaching and has studied extensively in the following traditions: Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Thai Yoga, Om Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga Anatomy. In addition, Michael has traveled regularly to Thailand to study with master teachers. His class will benefit anyone regardless of their individual anatomy, flexibility, age, or yoga background. Michael has also practiced massage for more than 20 years as a licensed massage therapist in New York City.
Among many others, Riza Printup has recorded with acclaimed Jazz Trumpeter and husband Marcus Printup Gentle Rain (2020), Desire (2013), A Time For Love (2011), Ballads All Night (2010), and Bird of Paradise (2007); Grammy nominated pianist and composer Kenny Werner No Beginning, No End; and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Chick Corea and the music of Mr. Corea. Ms. Printup has performed with the likes of the late great American jazz saxophonist and flautist, Frank Wess (featuring the music of legendary jazz harpist, Dorothy Ashby); virtuoso cellist Yo-Yo Ma and jookin dance master Lil Buck (Saint-Saëns’s classic ‘Le Cygn’ for harp and cello); Lady Gaga (Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute); and has been featured with Paquito D’Rivera in his presentations of Charlie Parker’s classic, Bird With Strings at Jazz At Lincoln Center. In 2014, Riza joined world-renowned soprano, Kathleen Battle in Ms. Battle’s presentation of ‘Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey’ at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA and at Ms. Battle’s magnificent return to the Metropolitan Opera House (2016).
Her passion for education has taken her to author her first two children’s books (Theodore and Hazel and the Bird and The Great Big Spider & The Waterspout Blues) and develop I Have A Song Inside My Heart™, a program and curriculum for early childhood and the K-5 General Music classroom. She has partnered with organizations such as WBGO Kids Jazz @ Play (Newark, NJ), Midori & Friends (NYC) and The Riverside Fine Arts Association (Jacksonville, FL) in engaging students via residencies and school assemblies in elementary schools throughout each respective city. In addition, her curriculum is now in elementary schools across the USA and Japan.
In September of 2019, The Printups founded RiMarcable Music For Arts & Education, a 501c3 non-profit organization to advance their commitment to outreach.
move and groove yoga™ is a wellness initiative that seeks to build community through events focusing on music, movement and mindfulness practices. The goal of the initiative is to help urban residents create spaces where they can expand their minds while appreciating and honoring their environments. Partnering with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem since 2016, move and groove yoga’s open-level class pairs Vinyasa Flow yoga with live accompaniment by a rotation of live musicians. Additional programming have included HARLEM RESET, Sound and Self Care speaker series, and GOOD VIBRATIONS a sound bath experience-15 minutes of sound bowl offering on IG LIVE.
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YOGA Instructor: Michael Hayes
MUSICIAN: Riza Printup
move and groove yoga