Yoga on the Labyrinth with Sarah Kay
October 17, 2017
Participate in a gentle and nurturing yoga class held inside our beautiful cathedral and graced with enchanting live music by Mirabai and Friends. The class is taught by yoga teacher Darren Main, with a short reflection by one of the cathedral’s clergy, and is appropriate for all ages and abilities.
2017 Artist in Residence Sarah Kay, a spoken word poet and international performer, will give a short reflection at yoga.
About the Artist in Residence
Sarah comes to contemplate the “Year of the Gift.” She is the founder and co-director of Project VOICE, an organization dedicated to promoting empowerment, improving literacy and encouraging empathy and creative collaboration in classrooms and communities around the world through award-winning performances and innovative workshops. Sarah hails from New York City and has been performing her spoken word poetry since she was 14 years old. She was a featured poet on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam in 2006, and that year she was also the youngest poet to compete in the National Poetry Slam. Since then, Sarah has shared her poetry in venues and classrooms around the world. She is perhaps best known for her talk at the 2011 TED conference that has been viewed over ten million times. Sarah holds a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching from Brown University, and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Grinnell College. Her first book, “B” was ranked #1 Poetry Book on Amazon. “No Matter the Wreckage,” is also an Amazon Bestseller in American Poetry. Other poems and articles have been published in CURA Magazine, The Writer Magazine, Thrush, Treehouse Magazine, Union Station Magazine, the Huffington Post, CNN.com and many more. She has performed for the Tribeca Film Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the United Nations.
About the musician
Mirabai is trained in jazz, folk and Indian music and folk, and started her journey in Bhakti yoga, the ancient practice of singing the names of the divine, in 2002. She has studied Indian music and kirtan with Jai Uttal, Sargam Shah and Krishna Das.
The Indoor Labyrinth
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