Workshop Description:

Join Erica Kaufman, E-RYT-500, for a Contact Improvisation (CI) workshop with Live Music (performed by Chris Brown)!

CI is a marvelous way of heightening awareness and mindfulness. It can greatly inform ones yoga practice. CI explores the vast potential for movement generated by two or more people, communicating spontaneously through weight, motion and touch. Through the physical principles of touch, momentum, and weight sharing, this class explores the skills of falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, how to make ourselves light when being lifted, centering and breathing techniques, and responsiveness to our partners and surroundings. Traditional dance backgrounds are not needed.

 

Location: Millbrook Marsh, State College, PA
Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: TBD

 

Erica Kaufman, E-RYT-500

“Influenced by Krishnamacharya’s teachings and Krishna Murti’s philosophies, I was brought into this beautiful lineage of yoga. When I think of yoga, I think of life. Through my life with yoga, I began to refine my awareness, my choices. I experienced moments of yoga–true integration beyond the limited body/mind. These moments were so potent that I felt compelled to practice more–to learn more. By age 14, I was practicing 3-5 times a week with my meditation teacher Dr Clayton McCracken.”

Yogacharya Erica Kaufman is the founder of Lila Yoga® and the owner of Lila Yoga Studios. She began daily devoted yoga practices at age 9. Influenced by Jiddu Krishnamurti’s philosophy and Krishnamacharya’s teachings, she spends three months a year in India.

Since 1984, Erica has taught ancient wisdom as a daily practice and holds the highest level of Registry with Yoga Alliance. Her teaching expertise and sophisticated gutsy openness awarded her Yoga Journal’s Karma Credit and features in publications such as The Times of India. As a mentor to yoga teachers, aspirants, and community members alike, Erica tours the USA, Europe, Israel, and India teaching seminars on Lila Yoga® and Contact Improvisation.

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Chris Brown, local musician

We are excited to have Chris Brown at Yoga Fest State College 2017!

For as long as I can remember, playing music and singing has been about opening up and sharing my humanity with others. It’s been about learning to be vulnerable, creating connection, and meeting myself and other people in a place of presence, and authenticity. Through this experience has come my own hearts’ awakening, and healing.

I’m drawn to and moved by artists who lay their hearts out on the line. You can hear it in the way they sing, or play their instrument. It’s as if every part of their human experience is being channeled and filtered through their instrument, or through their voice. Their heartache, triumphs, loneliness, love, connection, joy, etc, nothing is left out! I strive to play and sing like that! Artists like Ray Charles, Ray Lamontagne, and Chris Stapleton continually teach me how to come home to my inner experience and let it shine.” – Chris Brown

Video Credits:

Diving Into Unknown by Erica Kaufman from TEEPOI on Vimeo.
Erica is a dancer, choreographer, yogini, and a Contact Improviser.
Production: Teepoi
Producer : Vandana Druva Kumar
Cinematography: Karishma Rao, Vandana Druva Kumar, Vishwesh Shiva Prasad
Edit & Grade: Vishwesh Shiva Prasad

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