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.

3/2 with Marianne
Musician’s name: Producer Jun Ishimuro is behind the project QB – Moda -Jazz (QB stands for Qawwali and Bhajan).
Instrument: Synthesizer, keyboard and flute.
Short Bio: Born in Tokyo, Japan and with a background in classical and jazz music, studied film sound and visual arts and performed regularly with SF based alternative music group Moire Pulse.
Using technology to play natural environmental sound recordings while playing sound loops, keyboard and flute to transport the yoga studio to an imaginary pleasant natural place through sound and live music.

3/9 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.

3/16 with marianne
Musician’s name: Egemen
Instrument: Sitar/Drums
Short Bio:Egemen (Ege) carries an incredible passion for music of all varieties. Utilizing techniques from a myriad of musical genres and styles, he creates sophisticated and interesting fusions. Ege is a musical renaissance man, and a stringed-instrument maestro, equally comfortable playing folk and classical tunes on his sitar, or playing blues on his electric guitar and harmonica.

3/23 with Tina
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.