We. Are. The. Heart.
This wasn’t just the slogan for the first ever Heartland Yoga Festival, this was a mantra that we embodied as a community. We truly came together to unite in gratitude, play and love. Can you feel the reverberations of our intentions?
Here are just a few of our adventures from last weekend…
Yoga + Hiking, spelunking style.
Tony Alvarez now has many adoring yogi fans after turning my class into a rock concert.
Serious fun with Gina Caputo, Yogini on the Loose.
Community art making moment led by Jamie Winter Dawson, you know I’m all about it.
Queens Lauren Leduc of Karma Tribe Yoga and Angela Cronk of Hagoyah are the inspiring visionaries behind this whole shindig.
THANK YOU COMMUNITY for making this ground breaking project a reality. For more amazing photos of the fest, visit Yogafolio.
Next, Yoga + Hiking at Parkville Nature Sanctuary! Details and registration coming soon, stay tuned 🙂
Arts and crafts are good fun and all…but what in the hell does messing with willow sticks and tying knots have to do with YOGA?
Everything, my friend.
Everything about the dream catcher is symbolic. The hoop itself (a “mandala”, in Indian culture) is a sacred circle that stands for unity and oneness. Sound familiar? Yoga literally means “to yoke”. We use our yoga practice to unite our minds with our bodies. We use the repetitive act of weaving our dream catchers to join the mind and body. You can experience flow through yoga asana or through crafting netted sculpture. Both are “art making”. Both are ways to explore moving meditation. Join our community circle o’ creativity this Saturday at Hagoyah (1-3pm) to experience moving meditation/flow!
Ps- I love this blog post detailing the history behind dream catcher making in Native American culture. Happy reading!
Thank you so much to everyone who made it out to the opening reception of my latest work, If This Is The End… Holy Moses, it was a blast! I am so blessed to live in a city that appreciates and celebrates art.
Extra special thanks goes out to Micki Hadley for showing up with a video camera in her hand and documenting the night. Shout out to the Ross Williams and James Thomblison for bringing it with the live music. A million and one thanks to Addison Stonestreet for being a frame building machine. Last but not least, thank you Ami Ayars at Plenum Space Gallery for giving me a beautiful space to showcase my work. I couldn’t have made this happen without any of you.
The show will be up for another three weeks. If you get the chance to view it, I hope that you walk away with your own personal bond with the work. My wish is that each viewer has a unique experience, creating their own story from the images. It fills me with endless joy and gratitude to share my work with you.
Stay classy, Kansas City.
love, love love,
Puttin’ the finishing touches on this show! Plenum Space Gallery, this Friday, 6pm-10pm…can’t wait! In the meantime, I’m having way too much fun faming with my good friend, Addison Stonestreet. He’ll be showing for First Fridays as well, make sure you check out his work at Silver Screen Salon in the Crossroads Arts District.
Rock and roll