"Return to Source" Ashland | Rara Avis & Naomi Jason feat. Ruth Rhiannon
November 17th 8pm-11:30pm
October 1, 2017
Doors: @ 7:45 Meditation 8:00pm Yoga + Qi Gong 8:15pm Opening Circle + Dance Invocation: 8:45pm Dance Journey: 9:00pm Sound Healing: 11:00 Cost: $20 Pre-Sale $25 @ The Door
Return to Source is a transformational dance journey co-created by and for the masculine and feminine. It is designed to take you into the depths of sound and soul to a place where mind, body and purpose can merge. An invitation to dance with the light and the shadows and reveal your true inner nature: none other than the dynamic, ecstatic and whole being that you are...
Join very special guests Rara Avis, formerly of Shaman's Dream, Desert Dwellers and Liquid Bloom, CEO and Co-Founder of YogiTunes and Naomi Jason, the founder of Dance Temple Salt Spring, for an exquisite evening blending live and produced music, qigong, dance and sound-healing. Come to be danced!
The evening will also feature performances from Ashalnd based dancer Ruth Rhiannon, a powerful and evocative dance who specializes in Odissi Temple Dance, which is a form of East Indian classical movement. Her captivating technique and soulful style will be a wonderful addition to the evenings offerings.
===== More about the facilitators:
RARA AVIS Known in the music world as Rara Avis (n. latin for Rare Bird), Alex King-Harris is a dedicated master of his craft with over 20 years experience in multi-instrumental live performance and music production with a core focus on where the electronic underground, yoga and ecstatic dance movements collide.
He is also CEO and Co-Founder of YogiTunes.com, a world wide digital streaming music service that focuses on delivering top quality soundtracks for yoga and wellness activities.
Rara (as he is affectionately known) contributed many years of writing and performing with three well known and loved collaborative projects, Desert Dwellers, Shamans Dream and Liquid Bloom. While his solo work can be found on Six Degrees Records.
He delivers musical performances that are a mixture of guitar, vocals, flute, didgeridoo and dj techniques that combine pre-produced original studio music with live electronic elements to create a truly original, shamanic, heart felt transmission of music for embodiment. Styles range across a multitude of genres including Ambient, Downtempo, World groove, African, Middle Eastern, East Indian, Tribal, Funk, House, and Hip Hop. Whether it be in a yoga class, on an ecstatic dance floor or at a festival – Rara’s sounds are guaranteed to take you on a journey of blissful re-entry into the soul.
NAOMI JASON Naomi is a pure-hearted visionary, community leader and artist with a passion for authentic embodiment and global system change. She is a co-founder of Dance Temple in coastal BC, Canada, a producer of multi-disciplinary events and theatre, embodiment facilitator, artist, seed-saver and qigong therapist. She is currently in a deep investigation of what it might mean to co-create villages of peace research on this beautiful earth.
In her journey with embodiment, she inspires people of all ages and walks of life to engage with their own physical wisdom in safe and playful ways. She invites you to join her in the question, “what is true contact with life force?” and brings this question to the larger frame of how we relate to each other and our world. What would it look like to live in a culture of connection where we become conscious of the interplay between what we create and what has created us?
Naomi is honoured to be co-creating experiences with her dear companion, Alex King-Harris (aka Rara Avis) and to be holding space together for music, movement and the deepening of trust.
Ruth is a lifelong dancer, received her BA in Dance, with a focus in Odissi Temple Dance, from the Evergreen State College in 2006, under the guidance of her dance Guru, Dr. Ratna Roy. A member of the Evergreen Odissi Dance Ensemble, she went on to join and is still a Senior Dancer for Urvasi Dance Ensemble. Since moving from the Pacific Northwest, she has continued her study and devotion to this dance trough travel and collaboration. She has performed and taught in the Ashland area since moving here in 2011, collaborating with Dakini Rose Gardens to perform and produce our premier sacred dance event of southern Oregon, Rebirth of the Devadasi.
In addition to her devotion and dedication to Odissi dance, Ruth is a member of the Dakini Rose Devadasi, based out of the Dakini Rose Garedens, is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Dancing Freedom Facilitator, Active CeremonialIst, Founding Member and Keeper of the Altars at the Goddess Temple of Ashland, and Choreographer and Visionary Priesstess for multiple Ritual Theater Productions.
Ruth has been studying Odissi dance for 13years with her highly esteemed teacher of the Mahari lineage, Ratna Roy in Olympia, WA, as well as studying in the capital of Odissi, Bhubaneswar in Orissa, India.
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