Sunday Afternoon Story Time
Heart of The Village Yoga Presents
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
3 – 5pm Sunday Afternoon Story Time: Mystery, Romance & Crazy Wisdom
Dive deep into the playful, mythic world of yoga. Loosen your mind, laugh, cry, and unpack some inner wisdom. Seán believes that yoga teachers can be modern day bards who help us remember who we are through storytelling. He puts a fun, deep, contemporary spin on inspirational tales from the lore of yoga to bring the stories to life in your own heart. Each tale will be accompanied by the enchanting sounds of The Wild Lotus Band. You’ll have the option to journal and explore what the stories mean to you through intuitive art. Bring a journal and markers or crayons, and a yoga mat and any props you’d like to use for practice.
At this time, the CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people wear a mask in public indoor settings. As a result, we have decided to require everyone attending this event to be vaccinated. Once in the event space you may remove your mask. Once you register, and prior to the event, please email a photo of your Covid 19 Vaccination Card to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will not be allowed in the event without proof of full Covid 19 vaccination. Note: Circumstances may change between now and the event and we may require everyone to show proof of full Covid 19 Vaccination AND to wear a mask during the event.
The event space has excellent ventilation and air filtration systems. There will be ample space provided between mats.
Please note there’s a preferred rate if you register for a whole day or the whole weekend!
About Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
New Orleans’ Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band create a universal style of spiritual music filtered through the depth, sincerity, and soul of their own American and ancestral roots. Their music merges conscious lyrics, sacred chants from the spiritual traditions of yoga and beyond, and roots, rock, gospel, and global grooves. They are known for creating interactive, soul-stirring songs to dance and sing along with as well as to grieve and heal.
In 2005, Seán founded the band as a post-hurricane Katrina philanthropic music project, raising funds across the country for relief from the devastation of the storm. The theme of searching for grace and inspiration amidst challenge and destruction has permeated their music ever since. In 2007, they released their first album, ‘Calling The Spirits’ which caught the ears of pioneering Canadian record producer Terry McBride, founder of Nettwerk Records and Lilith Fair. McBride signed the band to Nettwerk for the release of their follow-up album, ‘Devaloka.’ When Putumayo World Music founder, Dan Storper heard ‘Devaloka,’ he chose music off the record to be featured on Putumayo’s first compilation of music designed for yoga. Inclusion on three Putumayo albums has helped propel the band’s music to listeners across the globe. Their last album ‘Unity’ debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard. Their upcoming album ‘Mystery’ will be released on October 29th on Be Still Records. They are a favorite headliner at conscious music festivals across the U.S. and have played The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on multiple occasions.
The band features vocalist/lyricist/harmonium player Seán Johnson; Alvin Young on six string fretless bass and electric guitar; and percussionist/vocalist Gwendolyn Colman. This weekend, they’ll also be joined by Narada Wise on drums.
Seán’s Yoga Bio
In addition to being a musician, Seán is also a yoga teacher and teacher trainer who teaches at conferences and retreat centers internationally including Yoga Journal, Kripalu, Bhakti Fest, and The German Yoga Conference. He is the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga in his beloved hometown dubbed "New Orleans’ Home for Heart-Centered Yoga," and Soul School, an interdisciplinary yoga teacher training program that focuses on teaching yoga with skill, heart, and imagination. He has a Master’s degree from The Naropa Institute-Oakland with focus on teaching chant as spiritual practice, apprenticing there with south Indian musician and teacher Russill Paul, author of The Yoga Of Sound He is the co-curator and coordinator of Putumayo World Music’s yoga music series. Seán is passionate about his Irish roots and ancestry, a pillar of his spirituality. He co-leads online Celtic Spirituality gatherings and retreats in Ireland each year with his friend, Ireland native Mary Meighan, founder of Celtic Journeys.
In all these roles, Seán relishes creating a playful, tender, brave space for people to open their hearts and voices, and embrace their innate creativity.
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Service fees will not be refunded in the case of an event cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. If you cancel more than 8 days in advance we will issue you a credit to Heart of the Village Yoga. If you cancel within 7 days of the event, there will be no refund or credit issued.