If you've been craving an evening of music and devotional chanting, you're in luck! Steve Gold will be performing in Paris on September 4 at Inspire Yoga in the 12e arrondissement. Even if you've never heard of Steve Gold, you've likely heard his musical stylings during your yoga practice as he's lent his voice and talent to many yoga cds and dvds, including Shiva Rea's Surf Yoga Soul and Yoga Sol, as well as Melina Meza's Yoga for the Seasons. A Prana Flow Yoga Teacher Training graduate, he's transformed his love for the practice, world music, singing, chanting and songwriting into a powerful art form.
Price is 15€ advance, 20€ day of concert. To reserve, please mail payment by September 2 to Anne Emilie Gold, care of Inspire Yoga. For more information, contact Anne Emilie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even though I am no longer a fulltime student, I am always giddy about La Rentrée (or as it’s known in the US, Back To School season.) Perhaps it’s because I was born into a family of educators, but I was never one of those kids who spent summer vacation dreading the first day of school. I looked forward to it! Lunch with friends, new pens and poems to memorize, stiff shoes and knee socks, I couldn’t imagine anything more fun. Of course I wasn’t exactly what you would call a model student -- more than one of my report cards mentions my recidivist day-dreaming and chattiness -- but I still loved the rigor of lessons and the coziness of the classroom. I loved art and music, and I enjoyed being able to read in peace in the library. Home was boring by comparison.
Last weekend, I participated in Anusara in the Apple, a NYC event created to celebrate Anusara Yoga's 14th birthday. It was two whole days of super fun yoga classes taught by pairs of certified teachers from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (with a guest spot by a California-based teacher.) It was delicious, and I feel so lucky that I was able to not only take classes, but also to assist such talented, inspiring teachers as Tara Glazier, Sara Neufeld, Julie Dohrman and Emma Magenta.
In the Style section of the New York Times the other day, there was an article titled Making Waves, With No Apology that was essentially a defense of curly hair. In case you weren’t aware, in our culture straight hair calmly says “I’m professional” while curly hair screams “I do what I want!” Straight hair telegraphs that its owner is in control, prepared and serious; it’s the hair you hire to get things done. Curly hair, on the other hand, communicates that its owner is slightly out of control, unprepared and willfully non-conformist; it’s the hair that shows you a good time. Matters haven't improved with the prominence of Rebekah Brooks, the former News International chief executive, who allegedly played dumbed while her subordinates illegally hacked phones. Her hair, which is very curly, was judged by The Daily Beast and Newsweek's Robin Givhan to be inappropriate for testifying in front of Parliament. The hair, you see, was not solemn enough. It was hair that conveyed, as Ms. Givhan wrote, "'I’m here for the Tuck and Patti concert.'"