Seattle Yoga News: Improv and Yoga Stories with Threshold Ensemble at Samadhi Yoga

A year ago, I took an Improv class taught by my friend Jed Rose, who’s on the ensemble with a group called Quiet Monkey Fight. After the series, we put on a show for our friends and family, and other willing and unwilling victims, at a theater in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle called Odd Duck Studio. There were moments of being a duck, moments of being a monkey, and many moments of being odd. One thing’s for sure, it was great fun.

Where am I going with this? What does this have to do with yoga?

Improv has a lot more to do with yoga than you might think. Specifically, it’s a lot about your ability to stay in the present moment. You’re not supposed to run off with a script in your own mind, but instead build on what your partners say. To do that, you need to keep up with their stories and connect with them.

So, if that all sounds good to you, and you have a story to tell, check out this upcoming event hosted by Soleil Hepner of YogaBlaze and Samadhi Yoga in Seattle: HEARTFIRE @ Samadhi – Yoga Stories with the Threshold Ensemble, a Playback Theater Group.

The theme of the event is: How has Yoga inspired, challenged, & changed you?

From the event description:

Unfold the heart of your personal (yoga) story through PLAYBACK THEATER – spontaneous re-enactments with music, movement and improv. Let’s celebrate our yoga community together – through story and play.

When: May 8, 2010 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Where: Samadhi Yoga – Capitol Hill, 1205 E Pike St.
Contact: SAMADHI YOGA – 206-329-4070
Event link: YogaBlaze Events

Bonus: There’s a suggested donation of $15. I will be out of town and won’t be able to make it. So, if you would like to go, please let me know and I’ll put your name on the list (yup, just like “goin’ to da club!”). Okay, I actually just have one ticket, so first come first serve!

So then I decided to take up yoga...

So then I decided to take up yoga...