Souldish NYC: May 15 - 23
)))))=Save the Date=(((((
Soulstice: An Evolver Salon
Reality Sandwich is celebrating the sunniest day of the year with a jubilant night of music, art, workshops, and a panel of speakers. The night will feature eleven workshops that bring together diverse communities from across New York City, including the yoga world, transformational culture, the green movement, Shamanic and spiritual groups, dance & music scene, visionary activists, art collectives, and more.
Scheduled workshops include: Jewish Center ROMEMU Presenting: “Havdalah” Trance After Sabbath; Bio-Tour Presents: Journey Into a Sustainable Future; Precussion workshop: By Johnny (Holes) Treanor “The Cajon”; Trinity Dance Presents: Soulstice Journey Dance; Tibetan Mantras Presented by: NY Flow; Bio-Tour Presents: Journey Into a Sustainable Future; Basem Hassan from the SEED Artists Collective: Presents "Angels and Angles - Making Geometry Sacred"; Nat Bletter Presents: All the Plants in the Entheogenic Universe; Jivamukti Presents: Darshan Meditation; Jivamukti Yoga; Souldish and EFT Personal Training:Presents Rebalancing the Creative Spirit; NY Shamanic Circle: Shamanic Soulstice Alchemy.
Reality Sandwich is a web magazine aimed at “evolving consciousness bite by bite.” We cover the frontiers of art, spirituality, ecology, technology and sustainability. Since our launch in May, 2007, we have had over 300,000 unique visitors and have published over 1,000 articles, acting as a catalyst for the transformational community.
(5:30p -midnight, $20)
Jivamukti Yoga School
841 Broadway, 2nd Fl
=====Thursday, May 15th=====
Chakracize with Kiana Love
Join me to recharge and sync your body and mind. Relax, ground, energize, and balance yourself through the chakras. Take a journey through the energy centers of the body using breath, meditation, yoga, stretching, toning and more. Come away with simple tools you can use throughout your week to help you focus, relieve stress, and be present in your body. $15 individual class/ discounted packages available call
Chakracize Thursdays @
East West Yoga
78 5th Ave, at 14th St
212 243-5995 http://eastwestnyc.com
=====Thursday, May 15th - 18th=====
The Sacred Space of the Heart
A Nature & Healing Immersion (with llamas)
Hawkmeadow Llama Farm & Meditation Retreat, Lee, Mass.
Taught by healer CC Treadway, and naturalist Richard (Yogindra) Cleaver
A sacred teaching has been passed to us by the Earth People of this world, the ancient ones. They are reaching out to bring home their younger brothers and sisters. Enter into the sacred space of the heart. The technique, passed on by Drunvalo Melchizedek, is simple, but when done repeatedly the cumulative affect is one of profound awakening to your innate connection and love for Life. Your perception literally shifts from your mind to your heart. From this sacred space in the heart, a doorway to the mystery is revealed. Time is experienced as an infinite sphere. This space tells the story of who you are and why you are here. Sweetness, softness and sacredness are evoked within the deepest levels of your psyche and spirit. Instinct, intuition and a still mind are brought to light as you naturally experience the laws of nature through your own body, centering you within, no matter the chaos that can be presented in the world. In the gentle and loving arms of community we will explore nature from this space. Your heart is the heart of the world, and your heart beats with the rhythm of the earth. Llamas are extremely sensitive and vibrate at a unique frequency. To connect with their higher natures and receive their medicine, it is essential that we release the mind and enter the heart. This enables a natural connection to them and to all animals. This nature and healing workshop takes place at Hawkmeadow Llama farm in Lee, Massachusetts, where you will have 400 acres of natural woodland to explore in your heart space. Activities include opening and closing group channeling and ceremony, llama hikes, planting in the garden, fire ceremony, morning yoga and pranayama, drumming, dancing, music making, a sound healing concert and daily heart meditations. CC Treadway is an energy and sound healer, channel and artist with a private practice in New York City. CC teaches workshops and facilitates global healing, delighting in the ever-unfolding expression of her clients. She is a graduate of the 4-year program, The Barbara Brennan School of Healing and holds a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design. She has studied and traveled extensively with world-renowned author and teacher, Drunvalo Melchizedek, working in ceremony with indigenous tribes for Earth’s healing and is a staff writer for his online magazine, The Spirit of Maat. Her mission in life is to connect the modern and ancient worlds through healing, nature, art and the heart. http://www.cctreadway.com Richard (Yogindra) Cleaver, owner of Hawkmeadow Llama Farm is a naturalist, tracker and biologist who intimately knows the 400 acres of woodland that surrounds his property. Richard has been studying, practicing and teaching holistic health, yoga and meditation for over 30 years. He was a resident for 13 years at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where he mastered yogic principles and practice. At his retreat center, he leads llama hikes and holds workshops. Richard is the “Leader of The Llama Pack,” caring for them with deep love and respect. Working with the Elders in the region, Richard also hosts sweat lodges and teepee ceremonies on his property. http://hawkmeadow-meditation.com. We meet Thursday night for opening channeling and group intention, and close Sunday at 3pm. Richard has generously offered for participants to stay one more night if they want to rest and enjoy the area. CC will also be offering healings and channelings on Monday at a discounted price. Richard is keeping the housing price low because part of our workshop is assisting him with his farm work: planting, llama shearing, wood chopping. Meals are prepared by everyone. We will take turns and work in small groups.
Workshop starts Thursday, 5/15 7pm and ends Sunday 2pm 5/18
$325- Indoor bed (limited space)
$250- Day guests/Camping
Hawkmeadow Meditation and Retreat Center 322
Lander Road Lee, MA 01238
All meals included except Friday night dinner (we will go to a restaurant.)
*A 50% deposit is required with registration to hold your space (Space is limited.)
To register contact CC Treadway 917 685 7889 email@example.com
All checks payable to CC Treadway 317 East 3rd St #17 NY, NY 10009
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917 685 7889
=====Also on Thursday 5/15=====
Cognition and Memory: Consumer Attitudes and Ingredients to Remember
Did you know certain nutrients have been shown in randomized, controlled, double-blind trials to improve brain function? Attend the “Cognition and Memory: Consumer Attitudes and Ingredients to Remember” Webinar to hear more about ingredient science and examine: * Consumer attitudes, beliefs and shopping patterns in the brain health category. Specific opportunities in the cognition and memory category, based on Natural Marketing Institute research. New ingredients and current research related to supplements in the brain health category. Speakers: Parris Kidd, Ph.D., Author, Consultant and Nutritional Scientist. Greg Stephens, RD, Vice President of Strategic Consulting, Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)
=====Also on Thursday=====
Liondub Ragga Jungle; Junglist at large Ragga Jungle; lias Dark Jungle; Big ears + MC Radio Rubain Ragga Jungle; Dove Ragga Jungle; Madnum Reggae; Nefarious + Kokopelli Cloudwalker Tribal Ragga Jungle Tag Team. Please bring canned food to donate to Foods not Bombs
Age 21 +
(9p - 3a, Free)
218 Sullivan St (Btwn Bleeker & West 3rd)
=====Begins Thursday and Ends Sunday=====
The Sacred Space of the Heart A Nature & Healing Immersion Workshop with llamas
Hawkmeadow Llama Farm & Meditation Retreat, Lee, Mass. Taught by healer CC Treadway, and naturalist Richard (Yogindra) Cleaver. Need to get out of the city? In this workshop we will get our hands dirty and immerse in 150 square miles of woodlands with Llamas! Drumming, dancing, Fire Ceremony, Yoga and a special heart meditation will be taught. Let your essence shine in the company of nature and other like minded folks. Workshop starts Thursday, 5/15 7pm and ends Sunday 2pm 5/18 PRICE:All meals included except Friday night dinner (we will go to a restaurant.)
(7p, $325- Indoor bed (limited space); $250- Day guests/Camping)
Hawkmeadow Meditation and Retreat Center
322 Lander Road Lee, MA 01238
=====Friday, May 16th=====
Dawoud Kringles’s Sitar Performance
Dawoud will appear with flautist / composer Diana Wayburn.
at the corner of 5th street and Avenue C in New York City’s lower east side.
=====Also on Friday=====
MicroCoSM Gallery Presents: Works by Robert Venosa, “Fantastic Realism” May 16th, 2008 plus Gaian Mind and 28th Day’s Wild Things; Robert Venosa Opening Reception at MicroCoSM
Exhibited worldwide, venosa’s art is included in major collections including those of noted museums, rock stars and european aristocracy. New Exhibition: May 16 - Jun 18th, 2008. The Fantastic Realism art of Robert Venosa, exhibited worldwide, is represented in major collections, including those of noted museums, rock stars and European aristocracy. In addition to painting, sculpting, computer art and film design for three major motion pictures: Dune, Fire in the Sky and Race for Atlantis. His work has been the subject of three books, and featured in numerous publications and CD covers, including those of Santana and Kitaro. New York City born, Venosa entered the world of fine art in the late 60’s after experimenting with mind altering substances and seeing the art of Fantastic Realism masters, Ernst Fuchs and Mati Klarwein, both of whom he eventually studied with. Of his apprenticeship with Klarwein in 1970, Venosa says, “Not only did I begin proper technique, but on occassion I had Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Jackie Kennedy and the good doctor Tim Leary himself peering over my shoulder. That loft on 17th Street was the energy center in New York, and somehow, miraculously, in the midst of all the nonstop pandemonium, I learned to paint. Discipline was one of the necessities that Mati emphasized and I could only join the festivities after my work was done and all brushes were washed. Mati taught well the techniques of painting and of quality living. I’m honored to have been one of the fortunate few to have studied with him.” Venosa moved to Europe in the early 70’s settling in the celebrated Mediterranean village of Cadaques in Spain, where he made acquaintance with neighbor Salvador Dali and other notables in the world of art and literature. Much of Venosa’s work and exploits are published in his books, Manas Manna (Big O), Noospheres (Pomegranate Artbooks), and, most recently, Illuminatus (Robert John). Venosa describes his return to the U.S. after 10 years in Europe: “The admiration and aristocratic respect given the artist in Europe is stripped clean upon arrival in the U.S. as these architects of culture are transmogrified into novelty items and entertaining curiosities. Competing in the fast lane of high-velocity illusions and banal delusions of movies and TV poses a problem for the painter and his two-dimensional immobile images. Nevertheless, the challenge of affecting consciousness with more eternal value cannot be denied, and so, combining the historical deep roots of European culture with dynamic America’s youthful energy, an attempt is constantly made.” Presently Venosa maintains studios in Boulder, Colorado, and Cadaques. Robert offers workshops at Omega Institute in New York, Naropa in Colorado, Esalen in California, Skyros Institute in Greece, in Bahia, and Brazil. Robert is married to the German artist, Martina Hoffmann.
Opening Reception Friday May 16th, 2008,
(6:30pm - 8pm, free)
Entheologue to follow: Robert Venosa and Alex Grey discuss “Fantastic Realism”
(6:30-8p opening & 8p-10p entheologuge, opening free, entheologue $20)
The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
542 W 27th St, 4th Fl
And directly following this is:
Friday May 16: Gaian Mind and 28thday present Wild Things. DJ Beardy Weirdy breaks off some stomping sounds from the London underground at CoSMosis.
(10p - 6a; $20 presale; $25 door)
at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
542 West 27th St, 4th Flr
=====Also on Friday=====
Kirtan Rabbi - An Evening of Hebrew Interfaith Chanting
Come enjoy chants in Hebrew, which scientific studies have placed alongside Sanskrit as a uniquely vibrational language. No prior familiarity with Hebrew is necessary, and there is definitely no need to be Jewish! Some chants will follow the beautiful, kabbalistic practice of welcoming Queen Sabbath, and others will be based in short meditation techniques to help establish the kavannah (the meditative intention of the chant) and mystical teachings. Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the Kirtan Rabbi, holds regular Kirtans at IYI as well as around the country. A long-time martial arts instructor with a Ph.D. in Jewish philosophy, “Reb Drew” laces his simple, alluring chants with meditation techniques and short kabbalistic teachings. For more information: www.kirtanrabbi.com.
(8 p, $10 donation)
Integral Yoga Institute
227 West 13th Street (btw 7th & 8th Ave)
=====Saturday, May 17th=====
Dance Parade 2008
We are trying to make social dancing a legal art form. Hence giving it first amendment rights. Protecting the venues and smaller places from the outdated and ridiculous cabaret laws. Please contact me and lets see what part you could do be a part of history. Communities reunite in second annual Dance Parade. The second annual New York City Dance Parade will bring nearly 5,000 dancers and scores of supporters to the streets of Manhattan on Saturday, May 17 in celebration of culture, community and the art of movement. “Dance [Parade] brought about a feeling of unity and celebration I haven’t felt in New York in a long time, says Laura Graham, 2007 Dance Parade participant. Dance Parade cut across ethnic, geographical and age delineation through one of the city’s greatest and most diverse art forms.” All are invited to join this kid-friendly event intended to unite, but also raise awareness of the importance of dance in the community. Registered dance groups already range from ballet to belly dance, B-boy to the rumba, and from salsa to swing. In addition to the dance companies and individual dancers, colorful floats, live bands and DJs will waltz, tango and pirouette down Broadway from 32nd Street to Tompkins Square Park with a dance festival finale in the park. Hundreds of volunteers, local business and several city agencies are cooperating in support of this immense project and are available for interviews.
Rain or Shine Please arrive by 12 Noon for the best view and wear comfortable shoes to dance! Route: From Broadway and 28th Street, down Broadway through Union Square to University Place. East on Saint Marks Place to Tompkins Square Park. Festival: Tompkins Square Park. Free Staged Performances, Dance Lessons and Dance Party!
Parade 1pm - 4pm
Festival 4pm - 8pm
TICKETS: Individual registration is Free
Group Registration: $100
=====Sunday, May 18th====
Tarantella - Spider Dance
At the height of Greek influence, Southern Italy was known as Magna Graeca. It was here at the famed hill of Aventino overlooking the Tiber that the orgiastic rites of Dionysus, god of wine and ecstatic illumination, took place. These rituals, originally led by a secretive cult of women priestesses, was one of the traditions targeted for persecuted following the rise of the Roman Catholic Church. But it was never fully stamped out, surviving in various forms and spread throughout the world. In Southern Italy, the tradition that survived was known as Tarantella. This Sunday, the tradition is reborn in the stunning World Music and Dance Production, Tarantella - Spider Dance. Come experience for yourself this ancient healing music and trance dance ritual.
=====Also on Sunday=====
Fine Art & Designer Crafts on Bleecker
Fine Art & Designer Crafts on Bleecker recognizes the strong relationship between the fine arts and applied arts. Bleecker Street is closed to traffic between Bank and Christopher Streets creating a virtual gallery of 150 professional artists and designers selling only their own unique creations. Independent design is featured, promoting the importance of goods that pay heed to tradition and craftsmanship. You’ll find moderately-priced functional and collectible art plus have the opportunity to discuss the creation process with the artists in a reasonably priced venue where savings are passed on to the consumer. Tibetan salt crystals transformed into lamps, Rube-Goldberg-like Fantasy Clocks, marquetry tables and mirrors, hand-woven and felted personal accessories, pottery, blown glass and stained glass are included in a wide range of sumptuous and unusual creations. A very wide range of styles and techniques will be presented from traditional to modern. So you will find both etchings,watercolors and oils plus digitally remastered drawings and photographs but all either one of a kind or numbered limited-editions. This is the 13th annual fundraiser for the Greenwich Village Youth Council, a 501c3 non-profit youth service agency devoted to reaching and empowering young people ages 7-22 from all ethnic, racial and social classes with programs ranging from a girls basketball league to outreach to runaway & homeless. Show your support by coming to Bleecker Street browsing, shopping and schmoozing. About Greenwich Village Youth Council: A 501C3 non-profit youth service agency devoted to reaching and empowering young people ages 7-22 from all ethnic, racial and social classes with programs ranging from a girls basketball league to outreach to runaway & homeless. http://www.gvyc.net.
(10a - 7p, Free)
Bleecker Street between Bank and Christopher Streets; Subways: #1 (Christopher St.) E,F,D,B,A,C (West 4th)
PATH (Christopher St)
Contact: Natasha Harsh
=====Monday, May 19th=====
The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors is a sanctuary for contemplation and a center for events encouraging the creative spirit.
Each month, Alex and Allyson Grey celebrate the Full Moon with an evening of wisdom, music, poetry and prayer from all faiths in the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. We embrace the richness of our diverse cultures and shared community. Dancing to the tribal sounds of NYC?s most dynamic drum circle follows in the adjacent CoSMosis studio. We welcome enthusiastic drummers and dancers to co-create joyous rhythms and ecstatic movement. This is a family-friendly, drug and alcohol-free event. Save the date: CoSMFire - Friday, July 11, 2008(7:30-9:30p, $10 donation) 7:30-9:30p Prayer/polytheistic variety program.
(9:30p-midnight: Drum & Dance; $10 donation)
542 West 27th St. 4fl
bet. 10-11 Ave.