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Live Music Yoga Classes at Ahimsa in Oak Park

I just noticed that we have a LOT of live music classes at Ahimsa when one of our teachers, Jodi Walker, asked if she can have her husband play the guitar while she subs a yoga class in Berwyn.

Wes John Cichosz

Wes John Cichosz

What a beautiful thing - to have live music during yoga class. We don't often hear live music, and some people, like myself, rarely listen to music except occasionally in the car. Ever since my next door neighbor banged on wall one day while I was blasting music and singing and dancing... anyway... 

I love classes with no music, actually. I prefer it to an instructor's playlist. But live music is something different. It can wake you up to the beauty of life. To the miracle that this person is able to use an instrument to express their soul, their heart, their emotion. The guitar strings can tickle your heart strings, the drum beat can help you feel your true nature.

Currently, our musicians are also yogis who love the studio and want to give back in the form of their talent:

Steve Shelton

Steve Shelton

  • M. Taylor plays the drums for Kevin's Friday 8am Vinyasa Flow class.
  • Wes John Cichosz plays for Kevin's 6pm Tuesday night Vinyasa Flow. 
  • Steve Shelton plays for Kim Wade's 9:15am Friday Hatha Vinyasa.
  • Cassandra Justine gets a whole line up of musicians weekly for her Thursday Night Live flow class which have had musicians Karen Barr, Eva Bee on the cello from Moonrise Nation, and M. Taylor.

We've even hosted 2 SofarSounds events - the first show was the first one they've done in the Chicago suburbs. There are some photos here and on our facebook page.

M. Taylor on the drum

M. Taylor on the drum

We are grateful that these wonderful musicians wanted to share their gifts with us. Please join us for a Live Music class very soon!

Kelly Merydith