Just Breathe Yoga Presents
Yoga & Live Music Class & Concert with
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
Thursday November 1st
6-7:15pm Yoga & Live Music Class
7:30-9pm Mantra Music Concert
Free your heart and stir your soul in this interactive evening of ancient mantras given new voice through dynamic songs that merge New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves.
Sean Johnson has been teaching yoga and guiding kirtan for over twenty years. He is the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga in his native New Orleans voted "Best Yoga Studio in New Orleans" 16 years in a row by Gambit Readers. He is also the creator of Soul School, an interdisciplinary yoga teacher training program that focuses on teaching yoga with skill and imagination. He has a Master’s degree from The Naropa Institute-Oakland with focus on teaching chant as spiritual practice, has written for Yoga Journal, and is the co-curator of Putumayo World Music’s music-for-yoga compilations including Yoga, World Yoga, Yoga Lounge, and Acoustic Yoga.
In 2005, he founded the Wild Lotus Band as a post-hurricane Katrina philanthropic music project, raising funds across the country for relief from the devastation of the storm. The theme of searching for grace and inspiration amidst challenge and destruction has permeated their music ever since. The ensemble - featuring Alvin Young on six string fretless bass and electric guitar with percussionist/vocalist Gwendolyn Colman – often joined by an additional guest drummer - brings together ancient mantras from the yoga tradition, sacred chants from spiritual traditions across the globe, and roots, rock, gospel and world grooves. Inclusion on several Putumayo albums has helped propel the band’s music to listeners across the globe. Their latest album Unity, a
celebration of the universal threads shared across global spiritual traditions, debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard. They are a favorite headliner at yoga and conscious music festivals across the country and are the first kirtan-based band to every play The New Orleans Jazz Festival.
$25 Early Bird Price
$30 Day of event
Please bring a mat , we will have some extras but are limited .