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A filmed interview with Lucy Edge & Zephyr Wildman

I have known Lucy Edge for many years now as we orbit around the same yoga circles in the UK. With a genuinely warm and affable nature she has always been one of those people one feels safe opening up to. She is known for eliciting insightful discussions and interviews that uncover interesting perspectives from people within our community. Recently we had an honest discussion about loss and love, addiction and recovery and how Yoga and the Twelve Step Fellowship are some tools to create lasting happiness through practice. I hope you find it helpful and that it inspires you to keep growing, seeking and thriving in life!

To watch the video of our interview click here

Lucy has kindly offered a 20% Discount to her shop using the code ZEPHYR20 till the end of January! Click here for Yogaclicks

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Lucy Edge is a yoga advocate, a champion of yogi makers and creators, and the founder of yogaclicks.store. She is also the author of three yoga-themed books including the bestselling travel memoir Yoga School Dropout and her first novel Down Dog Billionaire.

For further support & ways to practice

On average, for 1 addict it affects 10 people. Their is AA, NA, DA, OA, ABASLA & Alanon too. We heal together, as a community with a common denominator in which we courageously face our stuff with a great amount of compassion and empathy. Go to http://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/to find out more about Ala-teen and Alanon. We are an anonymous group, however not secret. I am consciously breaking my anonymity to make london aware these groups are here to support if needed.

I will be teaching a 4 part workshop the 22nd, 29th April, 6th, 13th May at Triyoga
Teaching Yoga to help with Addiction and Recovery Workshop with Zephyr Wildman  click here to read my blog “I am an addict.”

Try my 30 Yoga for Transformation Series online Yoga with Movement for Modern Life!

For my public classes and workshops in London visit The Life Centre Notting Hill & Triyoga

For a list of upcoming Yoga Retreats & Adventures with Zephyr click here

January 2018 Newsletter

January 2018!

I hope you have had a good start to your New Year and I wish you clarity in the way forward.

This year is filling up with some exciting retreats, workshops and events. Cycling in the Atlas, Hiking in the Swiss Alps, Walking the Cornish Coastline and many more ways to explore one’s self-discovery through Yoga!

My shared intention this year with you, is to celebrate awakening, fearlessness and optimism in life! I hope you will join me on one (or many) of the Yogic adventures I have planned!

All the best!

Zephyr xxx

 

Zephyr’s Retreats this year:

13-18th March, 2018 Morocco
Azaren Luxury Yoga-Cycling-Hiking Retreat with Zephyr Wildman & Christian Robertson

4-10th June, 2018 Morocco
Azaren Luxury Yoga Retreat with Zephyr Wildman

23-28th July, 2018 Swiss Alps
Yoga & Hiking Retreat with Zephyr Wildman & Alida O’Connor

22-29th August, 2018 Tuscany
Secret Yoga Club Retreat with Zephyr Wildman & guest teachers

26-30th November, 2018 Cornwall
Tresanton Hotel Yoga & Walking Retreat with Zephyr Wildman

Zephyr’s Upcoming Workshops:

21st January 2-4pm at The Life Centre
Parayoga Inspired Workshop with Zephyr Wildman

24th February 2-4:30pm at Triyoga
The Koshas: 5 Spiralling Layers of Being with Zephyr Wildman

22nd, 29th April, 6th, 13th May at Triyoga
Teaching Yoga to Help with Addiction and Recovery Workshop with Zephyr Wildman 
click here to read my blog “I am an addict.” Booking will open next week.

Yoga Teacher Training with Zephyr:

16-20th October at Innerseed Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Applied Yoga as a Therapeutic Tool to Heal – Yoga Teacher Anatomy & Physiology Training
 
Zephyr’s Public Classes:

The Life Centre
Notting Hill Monday’s 9:30-10:45am & 5:30-6:30pm Breath-Centric Vinyasa
Notting Hill Wednesday’s 9:30-10:45am Breath-Centric Vinyasa
Notting Hill Friday’s 4-5:30pm & 5:45-7pm Breath-Centric Vinyasa

Triyoga
Ealing Saturday’s 9:30-11am Breath-Centric Vinyasa
Ealing Saturday’s 11:15-12pm Meditation/Mindfulness
Soho Wednesday’s 6-7:15pm Breath-Centric Vinyasa

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A few more events coming up soon:

  • Rob and Nick Carter Gallery complimentary Yoga Class 6:30-7:30pm Tuesday with drinks & Yoga Photograms book afterwards. 9th Januaryat 5A Bathurst Street, London W2 2 SD. All welcome!
  • Writer and founder of www.yogaclick.com Lucy Edge interviewed me on Life, Yoga and Recovery. Out January 11th. In the meantime she has offered my students a 20% discount use the code ZEPHYR20 till the end of January!!!!
  • Lululemon Westfield complimentary Yoga Class at Westfield with Triyoga 10:30-11:30am 14th January. All welcome!
  • Monday’s 5:30pm The Life Centre Notting Hill Class is an Ourmaladonation class for every 1x class ticket purchased, it supports 2x asylum seekers and/or refugees who are registered at the home office find support in creating healing in the community.
  • I am assisting my teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker with his upcoming London Workshops; Tantra and the Heart Lotus  & Yoga Nidra with Yogacampus in November 2018. Bookings for these workshops will be later this year with Yogacampus and further information is at Parayoga.

For my blogs and updates of future events visit www.zephyryoga.com or visit my social media FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Secret Yoga Club retreat 22nd August – 29th August 2018 Villa Lena, Tuscany

The Secret Yoga Club has welcomed me to add my Yoga Philosophy and Psychology training to one of their retreats in Northern Italy this summer.  The retreat, in the lavender scented hills of Tuscany, will include creative workshops, sound baths, intuitive movement and mindful walks with other teachers. The idea is to create a reflective and renewing retreat for those who want to experience a deeper state of self-discovery.

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Below are the details from the Secret Yoga Club:

Villa Lena is one of SYC’s favourites venues, there’s nowhere as peaceful and inspiring. Think Stealing Beauty: a yoga platform overlooking beautiful rolling Tuscan Hills, magical secret gardens, a mysterious deserted village, captivating views, figs, mist, olive groves, sky, sun and time out of life.

As usual, we’ll be be offering something unique and inspiring –  working with the Villa Lena artists in residence to offer a thoughtful programme of creative explorations to compliment the daily yoga practises.

We decided to do something a little different this year and create a yoga offering for those who already have an established practise and are interested in developing their understanding of the yoga tradition, how this vast and ancient knowledge evolved and how we can use it to enhance our experience of ourselves and enrich our daily life.

This is very much what we love about Zephyr’s classes, how each class is themed with a carefully considered introduction to frame sessions, as she weaves yogic wisdom easily between asana and pranayama. It’s a real treat to dive so deep, playing with these intricate psychological maps that can reveal neurological pathways, expand the mind and the energy body and guide us into a brighter and more fluid way of being.

 

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Zephyr’s Zen moment of advice with AsiaSpa Magazine Jan/Feb 2018

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AsiaSpa Magazine Jan/Feb 2018.

Recently I was interviewed by AsiaSpa Magazine for some advice on a piece they were doing on “wedding day stress management”.  I was delighted to share a few techniques using Mediation and Mantras for ‘Bridal Zen.’ Below is the exert from the article.

To purchase magazine go to asiaspa.com or visit any magazine publication outlet and for Yoga and Meditation visit me at Triyoga London.

MEDITATION AND MANTRAS

“In the lead-up to your wedding day, I recommend a daily practice of yoga, pranayama and meditation,” says Zephyr Wildman, yoga and meditation teacher at Triyoga London. “This will support and nourish your physical, energetic, mental and emotional states of being. Meditating each morning aids your capability to make clear decisions, helping you respond with grace and connect to the intention of why two people marry.”

And you don’t need to go to a studio either. Finding time in your schedule can be difficult, but setting just half an hour aside in the morning to meditate at home can make a difference.

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Set yourself up in a quiet, phone-free spot and decide on your intention. “Setting an intention is like mentally straightening out the banks of a winding river, guiding you to set direction for manifesting your desires,” Wildman explains. “It might be to find clarity or to manage your anxiety in the run-up to your wedding.”

“Allow yourself to be as you are,” she advises. “Notice the common thoughts recycling themselves in your mind, whether pleasant or unpleasant, and allow yourself to feel it. Breathe into it then exhale, soften, release and relax. Do this until the strong feelings subside and you can detach.”

“Trace your breath with your mind and consciously direct your feelings towards a loving, kind and calm you,” Wildman continues. “This process will bring you into the present moment with a greater acceptance for life and gratitude for the blessings you have. Sit back and bask in that inner experience.”

 

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AsiaSpa Magazine Jan/Feb 2018

The Koshas: 5 spiralling layers of being, with Zephyr Wildman

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Sat, 24 February 2018 14:00 – 16:30

Triyoga Ealing

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Join Zephyr in this journey inwards; spiraling from the physical body into the pranic body, merging with the mental layer into the wisdom realm and finally into the state of bliss creates a channel to experience the Individual Consciousness to the Cosmic Consciousness.As Yoga students we are all too familiar with our physical body and our pranic body that sustains the Life Force as we navigate the material world. However, as we study deeper into Yogic/Ayurveda philosophy and psychology we find there are “layers” or “sheaths” that create a pathway to the more subtle dimensions for growth and balance of being. The Kosha model being a very effective therapeutic map to direct our journey towards health, fulfilment and serenity.This workshop will explain the forces of Agni (Fire) that fuel the 5 Koshas, touch on the Chakra System, Prana Vayus and the Rasas (Essence of Emotions). Finally linking our Asana, Pranayama and Meditation to digest and assimilate the information given.Expect: a lecture, breath-centric asana, pranayama, kriya, mudra, mantra and meditation.

To book click here
* * * If booking for more than one person, please do so by calling 020 3362 0688. Do not book via website or the second person will not appear on the roster. * * *

ParaYoga Inspired Workshop with Zephyr Wildman

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The Life Centre, Notting Hill
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

020 7221 4602

£25

ParaYoga is a modern version of a more traditional Yoga technique that focuses the practice on a preparation for meditation. The original intent of the physical practice of Yoga was to always work the body in order to still the mind. In this practice we will use that stillness to bring clarity to our New Year’s intention and ultimately help us gain focus on our desires as we step into 2018.

We will use breath-centric techniques as well as the Mudras, Kriyas and also Mantra to tap in to the boundless resource of inspiration within ourselves and gain fulfilment and clarity in navigating life with integrity and power.

Suitable for all levels.

Summer Swiss Alps Yoga-Hiking retreat with Zephyr Wildman & Alida O’Connor 23-28 JULY, 2018

 

After an amazing holiday with family in Val d’Isere, France last summer, I was inspired to find a mountain retreat to offer a summer Yoga holiday for 2018. Sometimes a “vacation” with the family needs a follow-up holiday to recover, but the time I spent walking in the mountains with my family, practicing Yoga with majestic mountain back-drops and the clean, fresh mountain-air was such bliss. I wanted to find a spot where I could bring friends, students and clients and create the perfect summertime retreat. I think I have found the perfect place; Arosa, Switzerland is a stunning Alpine resort town in the heart of the Schanfigg Valley in the canton of Graubünden (2.5 hour train ride from Zurich). Known for its lakes, hiking trails and mountain-biking in the summer time, the resort town is becoming one of the more talked-about ski destinations for those looking for un-crowded, un-discovered ski destinations in the winter.

The most exciting thing about this trip is to be able to offer you a space at Arosa’s newest hotel. The Valsana is opening in mid-Decemeber of this year and the owner’s and management will host us to some of Switzerland’s most luxurious amenities including a purpose-built Yoga studio, spa, restaurants (including the Michelin starred La Vetta at the sister hotel Tschuggen Grand) and awe inspiring views from your room. This will be an active luxury holiday to remember.

A little twist with this retreat that I am excited about is I will be co-teaching with my very dear friend and colleague Alida O’Conner. She is a lovely yoga student and teacher in London who has invited me to Valsana to share this incredible venue with all of you. We study with some of the same teachers, so our styles and approach will compliment the experience. We hope to offer more retreats that either combine Yoga, Skiing and Hiking in the future!

The retreat is designed with simplicity and a touch of decadence in mind. Flights direct to Zurich from London are inexpensive and plentiful. Swiss trains depart hourly from the Zurich airport to Arosa and once you arrive the thought of busy life in London (or wherever you might be coming from) will be long gone. This is a trip for you and a friend or you and your partner to take a bit of time to indulge, energise and experience with the help of a bit of movement and pampering in the Swiss mountain air. I hope you can join us.

Dates- 23-28 JULY, 2018

Prices:

Single: Yoga & Hiking  2,240 CHF

Sharing: Yoga & Hiking  1,715 CHF per person

*50% non-refundable deposit to reserve your place and your room preference. The balance will then be due 8 weeks before retreat. Email ali@alidayoga.co.uk to receive details ask questions or anything else you might need.

To book contact: ali@alidayoga.co.uk

Price Includes-

  • 5 nights accommodation in Premium Double Room (south-facing terrace to soak up that glorious sunshine)
  • Complimentary transfers to and from Arosa Train Station
  • Access to spa at Valsana
  • Access to spa at Tschuggen Grand*
  • Two massages per person at the Valsana Spa
  • Yoga session twice a day** in purpose built Yoga studio on site
  • Breakfast and Dinner each day including  dinner at the Michelin Starred “La Vetta”
  • Guided hikes

* access to Tschuggen Grand spa included for two days, before 2pm  ** time permitting on arrival and departure days

Price Does Not Include-

  • Flights to Zurich
  • Transfers
  • Lunches
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra spa treatments
  • Travel Insurance

 

What to expect-

Yoga with Zephyr Wildman & Alida O’Conner

8am- Each morning we will awake to tea and coffee, juice, fruit and small pastries to “awaken” for our Yoga practice.

8:30-10am Yoga practice followed by full breakfast.

11am-  Free to explore the area on your own, relax at the spa at the Grand Tschuggen or join us for a hike in the foothills of the mountains surrounding the valley.

2:30pm- Spa treatment/massage at the Valsana Spa.

5:00- 6:30pm-  Afternoon Yoga session as a group.

7:30pm- Dinner at one of the many restaurants.

*Depending on arrivals & departures. First day arrival there will be evening yoga. Last day there will be morning yoga & if time permits a hike.

 

 

Check out the press on Valsana

http://www.cntraveller.com/recommended/hotels/valsana-hotel-arosa-switzerland

https://www.metro.news/the-hot-list-eco-chic-in-switzerland-and-a-leafy-shanghai-retreat/843988/

To book contact: ali@alidayoga.co.uk

Cornish Coast Yoga & Walking Retreat with Zephyr Wildman at Tresaton Hotel 26-30th November 2018

 

Tresanton Hotel

St Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5DR

Tel: +44 (0)1326 270 055

info@tresanton.com

@hoteltresanton

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I am so excited to collaborate with Tresanton Hotel in offering a special week long get away with Yoga & beach walking around the Cornish Coast line. Have a look at this unique getaway click here to see photos and to book click here.

Dates: Monday 26th-Friday 30th November 2018

Single Occupancy: £1550

Double Room Occupancy: £2200

This includes:

2 hours of energising vinyasa yoga in the morning and 1.5 hours of restorative yoga every evening with Zephyr Wildman.

Four nights of accommodation in the Tresanton.  There are 4 dog friendly rooms available at the hotel if you want to bring your dog, these will be subject to an additional charge of £25.  Room 1 has a terrace and Room 31 has its own garden.

Delicious breakfast, vegetarian lunch and dinner with a focus on fish/chicken.
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Azaren Luxury Yoga-Cycling-Hiking Retreat with Zephyr Wildman & Christian Robertson

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Azaren 13-18th March, 2018

I am so happy to announce a wonderful Yoga, Cycling and Hiking(!) retreat in Morocco. Azaren (just outside of Marrakech), as you may know, is one of my favourite locations to practice Yoga; amazing food, gorgeous private residence, soaking up the Moroccan sun all perfectly woven into the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains.  I am excited to be back there with a small group this spring and, for this trip, I wanted to add something a bit different. Cycling and Hiking!

Now maybe you are not necessarily training for the Tour de France and perhaps cycling isn’t your thing, but I have a hunch it might be appealing to someone you are close to. My husband, in another life, worked in Morocco as a bicycle guide and fell in love with the country just as I have. We thought (yes, he’s coming on this one too) this would be a great opportunity to see if we could put together a trip, not necessarily just for spouses of Yogis, but for people that want to stretch the legs with peddle power and hiking as well as a bit of asana. Be it your spouse, your friend, your next door neighbour, whoever you know that might dabble in yoga and spend a bit of time in the saddle or on the trail as well, this retreat is for him or her and you!

Yoga and Meditation twice a day, massage & hammam treatments available, sun & pool, hikes & cycling, good food and all of this resting in the most heavenly place. Pure bliss!

 

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Yoga will be twice a day as normal with two-hour sessions in the morning and afternoon. Cycling will be in the morning and can vary from 25 miles of gentle cycling around the valley floor or for those keen there are routes around the base of Mt. Toubkal which offer breathtaking (literally) rides in the Atlas mountains. We will bespoke the cycling to all abilities as there are plenty of small roads with little to no traffic all over Morocco.

With all this activity, you might just work up an appetite.  The menu is always delicious, healthy cooking. The chef uses vegetables from the garden, traditional bread baked daily in an outdoor  red clay, wood-fired oven. The food is fresh and Moroccan-authentic with a wide variety of vegetarian dishes (and meat for those who need a bit of protein cycling everyday) prepared daily. Dietaty requirements are catered for.

To book, contact: zephyrbw@gmail.com

Details

Azaren is located 30 kms south of Marrakesh in the beautiful Ourika valley. It’s airport benefits from excellent connections both with low cost and regular airlines. It is a luxurious private residence that is all ours for the five days of the retreat. Spring in Morocco is warm in the day-time and cool at night. It is the perfect time to be outside cycling or practicing Yoga. Cycling is as challenging or as easy as you wish and if you are not a cyclist but your friend/partner is we have priced the trip accordingly. Every effort will be expended to keep you comfortable and safe whilst out riding or practicing Yoga. Prepare to sleep well and rejuvenate, tapping in to the serenity and elation that comes with moving your body and being in good company.

Yoga- what to expect

  • Two sessions daily morning and afternoon in an indoor/outdoor purpose built yoga studio or by the pool
  • Yoga, meditation and theory lectures, all props and mats provided
  • Cyclists can participate in daily Yoga as each day’s ride will end before the afternoon yoga session. Great way to stretch tired muscles

Hiking-what to expect

  • Breathtaking views across the Ourika Valley. Hiking on a trail through the foothills of the snow capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains
  • A 3-4 hour max hike with a gradual ascent to a Berber village
  • lunch hosted by a Berber family and a discussion about Berber culture and history

Cycling- what to expect

  • Well maintained road bikes with all the accessories (we’re not talking’ Cervelo P5X’s here, but they will get you down the road)
  • Daily routes designed for group abilities. Average rides will be anywhere from 25km-75km depending on level of group. Rides will start in the morning and can end in time to meet the group for lunch back at Azaren or continue for more riding and lunch on our own off-site.
  • More challenging options for those avid cyclists keen on conquering the Atlas (100+km loops with routes of 1600m+ vertical gain)
  • Bicyclists should be of recreational to avid cycler ability. Beginners might want to stick to Yoga and Hiking on this holiday.
  • E-cycles are available if hills aren’t your thing.
  • Full van support with food, water, directions, encouragement.
  • Full bicycle mechanical support if needed (you won’t have to change a tyre should it go flat!)

To book, contact: zephyrbw@gmail.com

Accommodation

There is ample space for the bedrooms to be made for two separate single beds if not sharing a bed. Each Suite and Villa have generous ensuite bathrooms.

Rooms with Double Beds Only:       The Master Suite        Coral Suite        Saffron Villa

Rooms with the option to turn Double Bed into Single Beds: 

Blue Suite     Lavender Villa      Red Villa      Orange Villa    Purple Suite     Turquoise Villa

£2400 Single Accommodation Yoga/Hiking/Biking

£2000 Single Accommodation Yoga/Hiking Only

£1900 Sharing Accommodation Yoga/Hiking/Biking

£1500 Sharing Accommodation Yoga/Hiking Only

Price Includes :

The Leisure

  • Luxury Accommodation 6 days 5 nights
  • 3 meals a day (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available)
  • all alcoholic beverages included
  • picnic in an organic garden with cultural immersion discussion with local guide
  • apero each night before dinner on the roof terrace, by the pool or cozied up next to the bonfire under the Berber tent
  • daily house keeping, pool towels, use of the amenities (swimming pool, tennis court, billiard room, steam room, gym)
  • high speed wifi-internet (ridiculously fast, available everywhere on the property)
  • airport transfers (when arriving with the group)

The Activity

  • 4 hours a day of yoga & meditation classes, Yoga mats & props provided
  • road cycles provided, van support for cyclists, daily routes bespoke to the group abilities
  • more challenging bicycle routes for those that want to go out on their own
  • purpose-built gym and yoga studio available for your use at anytime
  • guided hike into the Atlas Mountains, visit to Berber Village for lunch
  • all transfers to and from hikes, rides, cultural visits, etc.
  • a few extras we have planned which will be sure to delight

Price does not include:

  • Taxi if you don’t arrive with the group
  • Spa treatments, all available on-site
    • Hammam £35
    • Table Massage £40,
  • transport (4×4 with driver about 100€ per day) for exploring the medina of Marrakesh or the nearby villages.

Click here for recent reviews and comments about past Yoga retreats I have hosted at Azaren.

To book-

Please send £400 non-refundable deposit to reserve your place and your room preference. The balance will then be due by the 14th of February 2018 via bank transfer. Email zephyrbw@gmail.com to receive details ask questions or anything else you might need.

Highly recommend that you invest in travel insurance for your trip to ensure peace of mind.

Look forward to another wonderful Holiday at Azaren.

Beaming you all blessing, laughter and future Yogic adventures!

Zephyr x

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YOGA PHOTOGRAMS by Rob and Nick Carter

New Art Gallery RN at 5A is Rob and Nick Carter’s newest exhibition of their latest work and I am very proud to be one of the Yoga models forming these beautiful ghostly images.
5A Bathurst Street,
London W2 2SD
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
Yoga Photograms is shown 27 September – 29 November 2017
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Rob and Nick Carter - RN1105, Yoga Photogram, <em>nyubjatrivikramasana</em>, Flying Monkey Pose, 2017 · © Copyright 2017

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Rob and Nick Carter - RN1107, Yoga Photogram, <em>nyubjabhumipatasana</em>, Variation of Twist Pose, 2017 · © Copyright 2017

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Rob and Nick Carter - RN1113, Yoga Photogram, <em>uttanabhumipatasana</em>, One Leg Reclining Hero Pose, 2017 · © Copyright 2017

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Rob and Nick Carter - RN1108, Yoga Photogram, <em>karnapidanasana</em>, Ear Pressure Pose, 2017 · © Copyright 2017

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Yoga Photogram, karnapidanasana, Ear Pressure Pose

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Rob and Nick Carter - RN1106, Yoga Photogram, <em>suptavajrasana</em>, Reclining Hero Pose, 2017 · © Copyright 2017

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Yoga Photogram, suptavajrasana, Reclining Hero Pose

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Rob and Nick Carter - RN1112, Yoga Photogram, <em>nyubjamatsyasana</em>, Hidden Lotus Pose, 2017 · © Copyright 2017

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Rob and Nick Carter - RN1111, Yoga Photogram, <em>suptavajrasana</em>, Reclining Hero Pose, 2017 · © Copyright 2017

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Rob and Nick Carter - RN1110, Yoga Photogram, <em>kurmasana</em>, Turtle Pose, 2017 · © Copyright 2017

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Rob and Nick Carter - RN1109, Yoga Photogram, <em>suptamahamudrasana</em>, Revolved Head to Knee Pose, 2017 · © Copyright 2017

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Yoga Photogram, suptamahamudrasana, Revolved Head to Knee Pose

“Yoga Photograms includes of eight life-size works from the pair’s recent series of photogram portraits exploring a range of traditional Sanskrit yoga postures.

The meditative series investigates both the experiential nature of achieving each position as well as the technical transformation of the visual image. The Carters are continually expanding the boundaries of their fine art practice, swinging between new cutting edge digital technologies and traditional analogue mediums, including neon light drawings, luminograms, moving image, 3D scanning and naturalistic sculpture – each allow the viewer to absorb and reinterpret compelling subject matter in an exciting and innovative way.

‘Yoga has a close but complex relationship with images of the body. It’s growth in popularity over the last hundred years, during which it has gone from being an esoteric method of spiritual development to a hugely popular global phenomenon practised in a myriad of ways. Modern Yoga has been made possible by the accelerating ease with which images of it’s practice can be shared, from roughly printed pamphlets to perfect Instagram poses, the medium of transfer has both spread and changed the practice.’

Dr. Jim Mallinson

Senior lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical and Indian studies
at S.O.A.S., University of London

Rob and Nick Carter pay homage to the holistic eastern practice in their hauntingly beautiful forms, each non-manipulated work is a direct result of the weight and direction of the model’s movement across the light in the darkroom and the photographic paper. An evolving and unpredictable process that is just as compelling in its performative language as it is in the final print result.”

 

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Yoga Photograms Book to Buy at RN at 5A Gallery

 

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