MUSIC // MOVEMENT // LIGHTS
Yoga sequence ✓
The YOGA DISCO is a special curated event courtesy of Brød & Smør DJs that intertwines vinyasa yoga sequences, live DJ, curated soundtrack, partner yoga, mocktails, disco lights and free dance. Take part in a stimulating, creative, fun and personal yoga class with an exciting twist.
Yoga sequence and soundtrack are crafted to combine postures, rhythm and melody, with room to explore your relationship to fluidity, expression and essentially, YOUR yoga.
Experience something new with a good time gang and receive bonus nice feelings. Gold lamé optional.
The Yoga Disco concept is versatile and flexible in nature, and comes in many colours, themed to fit event and season including Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s, Easter, Friday rinse-out, Summer Party, Outdoors, Indoors, Festivals and Yoga & Creativity retreats.
Ketil Kinden Endresen (b. 1982) is a musician and DJ, part of the Norwegian band Casiokids and club concept Klubb Kannibal.
He has been working professionally as a musician since 2007, composing, arranging workshops for children, recording and traveling to clubs and festivals all over Europe, North America, Japan and Australia. In 2008 he spent one month in Lagos, Nigeria, as a radio documentary maker for “The Legacy of Fela Kuti” for Norwegian Radio. He has a bachelor in Media Science and Art History from the University of Bergen and is one half of Brød & Smør DJs.
Dionne Elizabeth is a yoga teacher, DJ and writer from the UK who has previously lived in Bergen, London, Barcelona, Côte d’Azur and the Caribbean. She is currently based in Brighton and hosts Lick Yoga, a pay what you can weekly yoga class in the city. She also commutes to Norway to holds a monthly residency in Norway´s oldest Kindergarden, Herosalen, Bergen Barneasyl and leads art and yoga event in collaboration with KODE the art galleries of Bergen. She has hosted the first Yoga Disco concept since 2010, as well as hosting events for international festivals, workshops and retreats.
During her career she has worked primarily in the creative industries, including music, photography, publishing, film, television, new media, arts empowerment and PR. Whilst in Brighton she worked in radio and presented TotallyWired on Brighton’s 107.2fm station in the UK, worked for an online specialist music radio station, and undertook production projects including specialist shows for The Independent, Music Week and a sound installation for White Night-Nuit Blanche, an annual all night arts festival exchange between Brighton, UK and Amiens, France.
As well as djing alone she is one half of DJ Brød & Smør and has played events at locations including: Bergen Kjott, Landmark, Finken (Klubb Kannibal), Logen (17 Mai celebrations), Vamoose, Kvarteret, Studio Bergen, Knipsu, Folk & Røvere, Krystal, Chagalle, was the sound designer, DJ and actress in a production for Den National Scene, the national theatre in Bergen as well as putting on popular dance concept events.
Dionne hosts regular classes and workshops as well as creating events and day retreats in galleries, museums and cultural landmarks. She regularly collaborates with artists to combine yoga with other mediums including dance, theatre and sound meditation and hosts classes, workshops, retreats and events both in the local community and internationally. She is also editing her first novel.
YOGA DISCO Q & A
Q: I thought yoga was about silence and meditation, not noise and God forbid, “disco”?!
A: Your yoga is your yoga. While for some, silence is imperative, others might prefer sound. And this might also change depending on your mood, hey, we´re highly complex beings! There aren´t rules for what yoga “is” as it´s an individual experience.
You can find your yoga in any thing, place and situation, so should life be throwing you tranquility and solitude or a noisy dog barking/baby howling, your yoga provides an opportunity to go inward to your own centre, silent or otherwise.
Just as a creative sequence might provide an opportunity to explore postures/ your body/state of mind in a new way, so does the element of sound. That´s where Nāda Yoga (the yoga of sound) enters the arena: It sees the primary stuff of the universe as vibrationary and thus sonic.
As music can affect our moods and minds in different ways, and using rhythmic varieties, melodies and varieties, combined with asana and physical movement, think of this as an internal /external sonic exploration, if you will.
Q: Does that mean that awful cheesy disco music.
A: Quite possibly. We use the term “disco” to connote a period of time where freedom was found in the music. Not just through the music but also what it represented. The opportunity to truly be who you are, no apologies, no shame, and no hiding. To get to the guts of your question, there will be many genres of music, tempos and “moods”. Check out Brød & Smør´s site for more of a taste of the stuff they play. https://www.mixcloud.com/Brodogsmor/
YOGA DISCO GIFT MIX Enjoy lovelies!
Q: But how will I know what to do?
A: The volume is adjustable of course, but the sequence will also be demoed. If you´ve never been to a yoga class before, you might find placing yourself nearer to the back of the room is helpful, so you can also see more of what´s going on.
Q But you have music in your classes anyway, so what´s different about this?
A: Good point, soundtracks are curated along with the theme and sequence for every class, but this will be slightly different. It is a yoga class, for sure. A sequence practiced to music. And dance – free dance! Don´t be scared, it´s fun! There will be a DJ “spinning the hits”, lights (including gentle lasers), and a definite party atmosphere. To shake it up a little, mocktails will be served for your post-class-pleasure. Think “party”. A celebration, a liberation and most importantly, FUN!
Q: OK, i´m curious. I´ll come along. I don´t have one of those mattress things though. And what the hell should I wear?
A: No problem. There are mats for you to borrow (but numbers are limited, so email to reserve asap). And wear something you can move in. Interpret that how you like, and fancy dress (sequins, lame, capes etc.) are welcomed and encouraged. We practice barefoot (but post class feel free to bring on the platforms).
For more information about YOGA DISCO please contact Dionne Elizabeth
Telephone: +47 4508 2772
Skype handle: dionneelizabeth
Other related links:
Brød & Smør: http://theapprovingnod.tumblr.com/
Radio show archive: http://www.totallywired.co.uk/
Yoga Disco press clippings: https://dionneelizabeth.com/2013/01/31/yoga-disco-in-the-news/
Yoga Disco gift mix: http://www.mixcloud.com/littlesthobo/yoga-disco/