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.

8/10 with Marianne
Musician’s name: Jack Cutter
Instrument: Guitar
Short Bio: Jack Cutter performs and records solo acoustic steel string guitar played without accompaniment or vocals. The rich tones, woven at various times from folk, classical, Hawaiian slack key and more, at times evokes a contemplative feeling sometimes treading towards the mystical yet accessible. At other times his music presents blues, rock, country and bits of whatever springs out of the guitar from stomping to soft. Jack currently performs regularly in and around the San Francisco, California Bay Area.

8/17 with Tina
Musician’s name: Heidi Kim
Instrument: Violin
Short Bio: native of Detroit, Korean-American violinist Heidi Kim began her musical studies on the violin at age six and piano at age 8. She made her international debut at the 2007 London New Year’s Day Parade Festival Concert and her Carnegie Hall debut in 2010. Upholding a history of passionate interdisciplinary artistry, Ms. Kim has collaborated with dancers of Interlochen, Dance Jam Seoul, Ballets with a Twist, the Charlotte Ballet, Chautauqua Institution, and Mather Dance Collective, as well as with singers from the Cleveland Opera Theater, Opera Circle Cleveland, and Chautauqua Opera Company. From 2013-2014, she served on the Board of Directors as Musician-in-Residence at Ballet in Cleveland (now Ballet in the City), a nonprofit ballet presentation company dedicated to cultivating and enhancing the unique culture of ballet in the city of Cleveland and throughout the United States. She has also partnered with chefs at Ohio’s premier International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute to explore the pairing of classical music and fine cooking. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Heidi Kim is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma in Orchestral Studies with the San Francisco Academy Orchestra. She can often be found performing in traditional concert halls with the Sacramento Philharmonic, Modesto Symphony Orchestra, and San Francisco Academy Orchestra, as well as in more non-traditional venues such as dance studios, bars, municipal buildings, hospitals, and nursing homes.
Watch her here, here and here.

8/24 with Marianne
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.