The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF), a global educational non-profit, is bringing Yoga Rave to the U.S., allowing youth and adults to celebrate and enjoy in a healthy manner. The seven-city national tour led by the high energy music of So What Project! from Argentina will begin March 29 in New York and continue to Philadelphia, Chicago, Columbus, Atlanta, Houston and Seattle through April 7, 2012.
Yoga Rave offers alcohol, drug and smoke-free entertainment where party goers and yogis can experience a unique blend of chants, beats, yoga, meditation and dancing. The four-hour event will take attendees on a journey of relaxation from movement and meditation to an all out celebration. The hi-decibel performance will be led by Nicolás Pucci and Rodrigo Bustos featuring their popular music from the So What Project!
“Teenagers and young adults today are stressed out and looking for ways to let go. Often, they use drugs and alcohol to release the stress but eventually these substances leave them more disconnected and depleted of energy,” said Elan Gepner, US Yoga Rave Director.
The proceeds from the Yoga Rave concerts will go towards bringing Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES!) to the local youth across these seven cities. Yoga Rave is working in partnership with the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and its dynamic volunteer base. They are focused on improving the mental and emotional health of the students by teaching practical yoga and meditation techniques so that the youth can deal with stress in their daily life in a positive manner. In the 2010-2011 school year, YES! For Schools reached over 12,000 students in 36 schools nationwide.
The seven city Yoga Rave entertainment events are at:
3/29, Club Pacha, New York, NY, 7-11 p.m.
3/30, 2424 Studios, Philadelphia, PA, 8-12 p.m.
3/31, Plumbers Hall, Chicago, IL, 7.30-11.30 p.m.
4/1, Tom W. Davis Gym, RPAC, Columbus, OH, 8-12.00 p.m.
4/5, The Fox Theatre Egyptian Ballroom, Atlanta, GA, 8-12 p.m.
4/6, Stereo Live, Houston, TX, 8-12 p.m.
4/7, Seattle, WA
For more information visit http://yogarave.org/us/ and see the video below.