“Yoga is like music; the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life”
Jemma and Paul have combined two of their passions, music and yoga, to bring you Yoga Rhapsody. The standard yet flexible format is an hour-long yoga class in a variety of styles, including vinyasa, hatha and yin, set to live acoustic guitar and vocals. The classes are suitable for all levels, from the beginner, to the experienced yogi looking for a funky spin to supplement their practice.
Yoga reconnects us to the very essence of our human existence, and teaches us be wholly present at one moment in time. Yoga Rhapsody aims to intensify this experience, by combining this instruction with the universal and profound emotional connection achieved by live music. Use the asana to feel the physical body, and the body to feel the music.
Below you will find our regular events around the Wellington region, and some of the places we will be popping up in over summer. For up to the minute information and updates, check our Facebook page.
Monday Rhapsody on Cuba
Every Monday 5:30pm-6:30pm
@ Thistle Hall (upstairs hall) 293 Cuba Street, Wellington. $15/$10 students
What better way to get your week off to the right start? We will be in this gorgeous warm space every Monday night, offering classes which will vary each week, but will always be accessible to all levels. We will be using the proceeds from these classes to fund our community projects.
Rhapsody on the Roof
Sunny Saturdays and Sundays 10:30am-11:30am
@The Arborist Rooftop Bar, 166 Willis St, Wellington. $15 entry
When the sun's out on the weekend, we will be too, up on the Arborist rooftop with some fun flows and funky tunes. Check in on our Facebook events page, where we will make a final call on the weather at 9am on the day.
Rhythm and Vines 2016
Waiohika Estate, Gisborne
29, 30 and 31 December 2016 @ 11am on the Discovery Stage
We are so excited to be coming to RnV this year, to share daily Yoga Rhapsody classes on the Discovery stage! We've got a great lineup of classes planned, accessible to absolutely everyone, to get you over the night before and fresh to get back amongst the day ahead. Detox to retox... or something like that.
Evolve Festival 2017
Founders Heritage Park, Nelson
20-22 January 2017
Can't wait to share our project, and experience all that is on offer, at this annual celebration of old customs and new ways to transform the health of individuals, the community and the earth. We will be running a class on both Saturday and Sunday, time to be announced.
Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo 2017
Wairakei, Great Lake Taupo - 2-5 Feb 2017
We are honoured to be a partner studio for Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo 2017. It was Jemma's experience at this special festival in 2015 that planted the seed for the idea of Yoga Rhapsody. And last year, with the project in its infancy, we attended together and drew enormous inspiration from this powerful and transformative event.
This year, we'll be back to soak up all that goodness once again - and Paul will be performing in the True North Cafe, time to be announced.
If you're in Wellington leading up to Christmas, come along to an of our classes and go in the draw to win a 4-day pass to join us at Wanderlust. The winner will be drawn at our Thistle Hall class on Monday 19 December.
Splore Festival 2017
Tapapakanga Park, Auckland - 17-19 Feb 2015
We can't wait to provide daily classes, and get amongst the fun and craziness, at Splore. Situated in a beguiling bay on the shores of Tapapakanga Park, Splore is a boutique music and arts festival like no other. An entertainment extravaganza and New Zealand's greatest dress up party. Class times to be announced.
Original songs, written by Paul for Yoga Rhapsody.
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