Rahasya this summer and beyond…
We wish you all the warm sunshine, beauty & bounty of summer!
This spring we took a much needed break from touring in order to spend our days gardening, visiting with family, and developing new music for the next phase in Rahasya’s evolution. Now we’re excited to share with you some up-coming Rahasya events for the summer season and beyond!
June/July: Vajra will be guest teaching at Sangha Yoga Studio in Athens, GA . Dates are: Wednesdays, June 18th & 25th and July 2nd & 9th, and Monday, July 7th.
All classes are 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
July/Aug: We head back to Peru for six weeks to connect with friends and musicians in the Sacred Valley, and to perform at the First Festival of Medicine Music (Primer Festival de Musica Medicina) July 26 – 28th in Cusco. Rahasya, Shimshai, Alonso del Rio, Tito LaRosa and over twenty international artists will play this three-day festival/benefit. In the words of the festival founders: “Medicine Music is a rediscovered concept that comes from the origins of art, when the primary mission of art was to heal and not to accumulate money. Not just for ‘fun’ or ‘distraction’, but actually to re-create, to make the art also a tool for healing and the development of consciousness.”
All proceeds from the festival will be donated to support Wiñaypaq Intercultural School (www.winaypaqperu.com), a provider of free education to 80 children in Pisac, Cusco. The school is supported solely by friends and benefactors who make possible the dream of the community for the children to have an education in accordance with their culture and the values of love and gratitude towards Pachamama (Mother Earth). If you cannot attend the festival, please consider making a contribution to support the school. To donate, visit www.festivalmusicamedicina.com
August: Upon our return to the states, we will play and teach at Jivamukti Yoga in Charleston, SC on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 & 24. On FRIDAY night, we’ll play a Rahasya Sacred Music Concert at Jivamukti Yoga. We’re excited to be sharing the bill with Charleston’s own Rama and the Jais–Surdas will be sitting in with them on drums! On Saturday morning, 9:30-11:45 we’ll teach a Rahasya Yogic Arts workshop: “Take the Load Off Your Shoulders”. Sunday morning at 10:00 join us for a Live Music Yoga Class with Rahasya and Jeffrey Cohen. All in all, a weekend not to be missed!!
Labor Day Weekend – Aug. 29 – 31: We’ll be playing and teaching at Floyd Yoga Jam in the Blue Ridge Mtns of VA! This will be an incredible weekend of music and yoga featuring Dave Stringer, MC Yogi, Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, Rahasya, Rama and the Jais (with Surdas on drums), Nahko and Medicine for the People, and many more. The weekend will feature a bounty of classes with wonderful teachers from around the country including Cindy Lee, Dana “Trixie” Flynn, and Jivamukti teachers Andrea Boyd and Jeffrey Cohen to name but a few. Catch our Mantra and Yoga Workshop on Saturday! Tickets are available now at floydyogajam.net.
Sept/Oct: We’ll be celebrating Navaratri (the Nine Nights of the Goddess) Sept. 25th – Oct. 3rd with a pilgrimage to Haidakandi Universal Ashram in CO. We’ll offer music in the temple after each of the nine morning fire ceremonies and we’ll play an evening concert on Saturday, Sept. 27th – time and venue details TBA! This is such a powerful time of year to gather together, with deep intention, to offer up gratitude and prayers to the Great Mother who sustains us all. Whether you can join us in CO or not, we hope you’ll celebrate these special days, wherever you may be.
November: We’ll be down in Pensacola, FL for Mahabhuta Yoga Festival – Nov. 21st-23rd. This year we’re looking forward to teaching a Mantra & Yoga Workshop, as well as playing a Mantra Music set. Mahabhuta, in it’s third year, promises yet again to offer great yoga and music from the Gulf region and beyond. Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band will be featured on Friday night, and WAH! on Saturday night this year. To find out more details, visit Mahabhuta’s facebook page.
Next Spring: And last but not least, we’re excited to announce our next Mystical Yoga Retreat in the Sacred Valley of Peru. The theme will be A Shamanic Journey of Yoga and Sacred Sound. Our dates, as of now, are scheduled for May 28th – June 6th 2015. For more details: http://rahasyayogicarts.com/retreats/peru-retreat/