Guitar Yoga

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Guitar Yoga

10.00

with Alex Druzny & Jason Behr
Friday, August 18, 2017
7:30-8:30 AM

Experience the benefits of bringing yoga, music, and nature together with a Morning Flow yoga class led by instructor Alex Druzny with The Barefoot Haven featuring live acoustic guitar performed by Milwaukee classical guitarist and educator Jason Behr. Suitable for all levels of students, this hour-long class in a beautiful outdoor setting in the Wilson Center's Lynn Chappy ArtsPark is designed to promote self-acceptance and self-improvement, as well as bring your body, mind, and spirit into healthy balance.

Following the class, we invite you to join us in celebrating the greatest guitarists of today and tomorrow at our fifth annual international Wilson Center Guitar Festival, featuring more than 80 guitarists from 63 cities around the world. Beginning at 9:00 AM on Friday, you can take advantage of free daytime activities for music lovers of all ages, including live competition rounds that are open to the public to attend, the latest & greatest guitar gear in our vendor hall, The Eisner Guitar Collection in our Ploch Art Gallery, workshops and master classes, and more.

Registration cost: $10/student. Please bring your own mat and towel. 
(Space is limited and advance registration is recommended; if space is available, cash registration will be taken at the door.)
All Guitar Yoga participants who register in advance will receive an exclusive discount code for our three world-class headliner concerts, which include the renowned Beijing Guitar Duo on Thursday evening, fingerstyle gurus Antoine Dufour & Mike Dawes on Friday evening, and jazz legend and former band leader of The Tonight Show Kevin Eubanks on Saturday evening.

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About the instructor: While pregnant with her second son and practicing yoga, Alex discovered its obvious physical benefits and found herself feeling less anxiety and stress, as well as improved concentration and deeper connection to both body and mind. Along with her son's birth, a new idea was born—the idea of becoming a yoga teacher. Three weeks after giving birth, she decided to follow her heart and signed up for teacher training. Alex completed 200hr Kanyakumari teacher training, where she also spent one year passionately studying Ayurveda. Now she is a successful Registered Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Health Counselor.

About the guitarist: Since the age of 18, Jason Behr has been an active teacher and performer in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. He has been a faculty member of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music since 2009. He earned his Masters Degree in classical guitar at UW-Milwaukee, studying with Professor Rene Izquierdo. In addition to teaching, Jason is a member of the Milwaukee Guitar Quartet and maintains an active performance schedule around Milwaukee and abroad. In 2008, Jason was asked by composer Carlos Rivera to record Cancion, his acclaimed solo work for classical guitar. In 2009, composer and guitarist Štepán Rak requested Jason to perform the American premiere of his new work titled Royal Suite. Jason was a recipient of the “Dr. Shinichi Suzuki” scholar award in 2010 & 2011.

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