WINTER HAS BEEN A FRUITFUL PERIOD FOR ELBOW COLLECTIVE; WORKING ON CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS AS WELL AS EMBARKING ON SOLO ENDEAVOURS. WITH LOTS OF EXCITING NEW IDEAS BLOSSOMING, IT HAS BEEN AN IMPORTANT TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE APPROACHING EUROPEAN FESTIVAL SEASON. HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS:
FESTIVAL : Sundowner's Collective. Goa, India
This January, Elbow Collective collaborated with the enigmatic Sundowner's Collective. Curated by Grace and featuring Alyse, Lottie and Sally, festival goers were treated to a 5 day yoga programme of breath, movement and meditation prior to the event. Hosted by the peaceful Dreamcatcher Eco Resort in Palolem, it was an opportunity for rebalancing and reconnecting while being surrounded by dreamy South Goan beaches.
COLLABORATION: Sangeet Yoga. Montreal, Quebec.
Sangeet Yoga is a creative collaboration that celebrates Béatrice's skills as a yoga teacher and Christophe's talented sitar playing. They create magical evenings full of bodies rhythmically sweating and breathing to the sound of the sitar. Béatrice and Christophe first met in India and have since taken their journey over to Canada. They classes are held weekly in Montreal. Be sure to check them out if you're in town.
FESTIVAL: Biophilia. Queenstown, New Zealand
Another collaboration between music and yoga-this time at Biophilia. Biophilia is a wellness festival serving as a 3-day retreat into yoga, music, dance, art, and wellness. Featuring a diverse lineup including a team of teachers, practitioners, artists, and musicians At this year's festival, the wonderful Em along with Buster Caitcheon came together to create The Sound of Yoga. While Em guided a nourishing restorative yoga class focusing on deep connection and inner exploration, Buster accompanied with acoustic sounds and vocals.
Winter has been a busy period of preparation for Elbow Collective, assembling applications for Festivals across Europe as well as seeking collaborators. Keep watching this space for exciting news and updates of future endeavours and be sure to check out posts on Dragon Dance and Breathwork for a taster of the types of workshops we'll be delivering this Summer.
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