Move and Groove: Live Jazz & Yoga
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 first virtual experience (Dec 3rd) will feature certified Yoga Instructor Erica Robinson and features piano accompaniment of David Durrah.
Erica teaches a dynamic vinyasa practice where she carefully instructs the integral alignment of each pose, while using creative sequencing and focusing on the breath. In this intelligent vinyasa class, geometry and architecture of each asana are a big part of her instruction, yet there is still time to find the flow and moving meditation often set to a curated musical playlist.
Erica is a native New Yorker and graduate of Howard University in Washington D.C., as well as Laughing Lotus Yoga School and Kane School of Core Integration in NYC. She has studied with many great teachers including Schuyler Grant & Nikki Vilella of Kula Yoga Project in NYC.
Pianist and composer David Durrah has been quietly making his mark on the jazz scene for over 50 years. He got his start in Cleveland, backing up touring blues musicians like Lightnin’ Hopkins and BB King and later became a fixture in the ‘70s jazz underground in both Detroit and LA. Along the way he’s performed with jazz legends Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Archie Shepp, Willie Bobo, and Tito Puente. Now he cultivates a growing community of jazz artists in Harlem as the host of the National Jazz Museum’s monthly jam session. We at move and groove yoga, find him to be our resident musician and are excited to start this virtual experience with you.
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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Virtual Classes: https://www.union.fit/orgs/erica-robinson-yoga