The Synergy of Intentions With the Healing Power of Music and Yin Create Magic!
“There is something really profound and magical with having live music and yoga, especially Yin Yoga,” explains Julia Theisen, co-founder of the Dubuque Yoga & Oneness Festival, and workshop presenter. She, along with Dr. Elaina Burns, RYT 200 and chamber musician, will join professional forces as they present a Sunday morning workshop at the DY&OF. You won’t want to miss “Be As One” - a multi-sensory, bliss-inducing workshop combining live piano and Yin Yoga.
I recently participated in a session/performance with Julia and Elaina who masterfully coordinate sound and yoga. They have a chemistry that allows them to shape the practice and use music in a deeply healing way. “I’m able to respond to Julia’s cues while she’s teaching so I can increase or decrease my intensity. We play off each other’s energy,” Elaina explains. “We both have a heart-centered practice so that goes very well together and you experience that when we work together.”
Another part of their chemistry is the understanding of yoga and the healing aspects of intentions. Julia describes the work of Emoto as an example where beautiful crystals form when played classical music. As Julia explains, “that synergy of intending oneness and healing by the musician playing live music, the instructor leading a beautiful Yin practice, and the participants’ intentions during the workshop – It creates magic! We have the opportunity to facilitate a practice that is so moving – the healing power of that is amazing.”
See the video below to meet Julia and Elaina at the Grand River Center as they talk about their workshop “Be As One.” To register for this multi-sensory workshop of pure bliss and healing click HERE. To look at the entire festival schedule click HERE. Sign up today for the Dubuque Yoga & Oneness Festival! You can check out the full bio of Julia and Elainahere.
Karen Kramer is a yoga instructor and festival blogger.