Friday Night Live!

Yoga with LIVE music
TGIF at the Lotus 8:15-9:30pm

Practice yoga to LIVE music featuring different local musicians or DJs each week. Join Erica and Tina with Guest Musicians for a soulful late-night vibe to quiet your mind, open your heart and set your soul free! This class is an energetic and fun practice, suitable for all levels.

7/28 with Marianne
Musician’s name: Niko and Jun
Instrument: Bouzouki & Flute
Short Bio: Seasoned musicians Nicholas Soter and Jun after years of collaborations around the Bay Area have created this magic duet as part of an independent project from their regular roles as main musicians with The Cosmic Caravan. Nicho’s Greek instruments, Bouzouki, Tzouras and Baglama find its perfect match in Jun’s dynamic flute offering a delightful experience of Jazz sounds merged with traditional tones.

8/4 with Marianne
Musician’s name: Emani
Instrument: guitar
Short Bio: Internationally charted recording artist Emani captivates listeners with a hyptnotic sound developed while living in the mystical lands of Jamaica and New Mexico. He dives into a meditative state where time and space melts away bringing the listener along for the journey. Renowned Qi Gong Master Dr. Alex Feng says, “Emani is a magical musician whose melodies will leave you hanging on every note.”
Give a listen

8/11 with Marianne
Musician’s name: Upendra
Instrument: Indian Flute
Short Bio: Upendra Wrinkle Bay Area native Kirtan Flutist. Originally a jazz player, he met his Guru in 1984 and began listening to the Indian Bansuri (bamboo flute) masters. He spent seven years living in an ashram, where he has performed for his Guru in many public venues in a group setting and as a soloist. He brings together the improvisation style of his jazz roots, love of raga and his meditation practice. Playing C Flute and Alto Flute, Upendra offers each moment in this environment of self-expressiveness to his Guru, listeners, and to Lord Krishna himself.

8/18 with Tina
Musician’s name: Rory Cloud
Instrument: Guitarist, singer-songwriter
Short Bio: Rory Cloud is a guitarist, singer and songwriter out of San Francisco. Since 2011, Rory has recorded and toured as a full-time member of Quiles & Cloud, an Americana/Folk trio signed to Compass Records Group. Over the years, Rory has also performed and recorded as a solo artist, as well as a sideman with a number of other performers throughout the bay area, including Tom Rhodes, Lia Rose, Graham Patzner of Whiskerman, and many others. His music is a blend of traditions old and new, taking influence from a wide range of disciplines and styles.
Give a listen here and here

8/25 with Tina
Musician’s name: Glenda Bates
Instrument: Oboe, English horn, Baroque oboe
Short Bio: Glenda Bates is an innovative musician who blends classical techniques with jazz repertoire and improvisation, lending a fresh voice to the Bay Area music scene. Her unique perspective comes from eclectic studies of classical, jazz, contemporary, Baroque, and world musics.
Give a listen