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Rhythmic Dance with Narayani Noelle

May 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Rhythmic Dance is a joyous dance experience for all people, honoring the rhythms of the 5 great elements of nature or “Pancha MahaBhutas”- Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. Based on the teaching of Ayurveda- the sister science of Yoga- we learn that each one of us is made up of our own unique mixture of the 5 Bhutas, which determines our body constitution or “Dosha”. Through an exploration of the rhythms associated with the Bhutas, we can determine which Bhutas are most present within us at this time in our lives. The first 4 elements are guided with movement suggestions that will invoke the qualities of the elements and mimic their rhythm. The last element, Space, is self-guided to allow us to move in any way we feel inspired. Our journey through music and movement will invoke the 5 bhutas with an intention of honoring the divinity within, which in Sanskrit is Om Namah Shivaya. Like the African proverb says- “If you can talk, you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance.” No experience is necessary- let’s celebrate for all beings and the planet!
$25 in advance, $30 at the door.

~~Narayani (Noelle Whittington) ERYT500, is a self-employed Yoga instructor, musician, Thai Yoga therapist, and Adjunct Faculty member of the Kunga Yoga School at theWilmington Yoga Center in North Carolina. She currently leads her own Yoga classes, workshops, Kirtans, retreats, 200- and 500-hour Kunga Yoga Lifestyle Teacher Trainings, and has had the honor of leading Kunga Journeys Service Retreats nationally and internationally. Narayani completed a 350-hour advanced apprenticeship certification with Kristin Cooper-Gulak, and is currently pursuing her 1000-hour Kunga Yoga certification. She is a seasoned yoga teacher and facilitator who has been deeply committed to the Kunga Yoga mission of “service” since its inception in 2007. Narayani spends much of her time in India, and in the U.S., working with and for the girls of the Homes of Hope Orphanages in Kerala, India.
Narayani loves to travel the world and share her passions of mantra, music, movement, and Thai Yoga therapy through her classes, workshops and retreats. Her style of teaching draws upon many creative modalities, including 15 years of classical dance training. She incorporates a wide-range of perspectives into her offerings, and fully believes in the healing power of self-expression through an authentic connection to the self in the present moment. She loves leading Yoga retreats, teacher trainings, and workshops worldwide, including Jamaica, India, Belize, Costa Rica and her own North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains! She frequently accompanies the world music artistGirish on harmonium and vocals, and is currently recording her own album. Narayani has been teaching full-time since graduating from Nosara Yoga Institute in 2006 and has completed the following certifications: Interdisciplinary Yoga, Fluid Power Yoga, Thai Yoga Therapy, Pilates Mat and Reformer, Ayurveda, Anatomy of Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga for Trauma and PTSD, and Pre and Post Natal Yoga, Hands on Assisting, Service and Social Activism, Senior and Restorative Yoga, Kunga Vinyasa, and 5Elements Flow Yoga.

Noelle’s dynamic, fluid, and powerful style of teaching for all populations spans the entire spectrum of the 8-limbed practice of Yoga, both on and off the mat. As an eternal student, she has dedicated her life to being a role-model for her students, teacher trainees, and clients worldwide – reminding them that we are all connected and on this path of peace together. She has been honored to serve as an ambassador for Lululemon and Manduka in her local and global communities, and wishes to use these leadership opportunities to serve the planet and all its beings.


May 19, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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