For those who don’t know Yoga 213, it is the clever combination of fluid yoga practice whilst holding postures to loud Hip Hop. Introducing Hip Hop Yoga. Their classes work your entire body with an emphasis on arms, legs and core. Their music is set to a loud beat ranging from old and new hip hop, acoustic, electronic and reggae. Think Notorious B.I.G, Jay Z, R.Kelly and Frank Ocean. Yoga213 is set to hold a 20 day yoga challenge from the 10th to the 30th of May. Purchases can be made online, and the cost is $160. With a range of classes to choose from including, Hip Hop Vinyasa, Chill Hatha, 45 minute power Vinyasa and a chilled Yin Yoga, there’s all the more reason to take part in their 20 day challenge.
“Downward Dogs to Snoop Dogg, Pigeon pose to Gangster’s Paradise, Sun salutations to Salt ‘n’ Pepper, Warrior I to Warren G, Navasana Boat pose to Notorious B.I.G. This is Hip Hop Yoga.”
12 Garden Street, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia 3141
Celebrating the launch of the new Activia fusions range, fitspos and yogi’s alike took part in a Barre Body beginners class at Bondi Junction. As well as an intimate fused cooking demonstration by the ‘Healthy Cook’ Dan Churchill, guests discovered the Activia Fusions range. The fresh and healthy fusion of sunshine inspired flavours in the new Activia Fusions range was perfectly demonstrated in the Barre Body studio. The new flavours included the Activia Fusions Lemon and Ginger, which combines a classic characteristics creating a spicy essence for the tastebuds, while the Lychee and Pink Grapefruit conjures visions of balmy summer nights and pool-side glamour. Activia yoghurt tub contains unique Bifidus ActiRegularis probiotics to reduce that ‘blurgh’ feeling. The launch event was all things health, happiness and well-being combined.
Uncovering upcoming artists and bands, as well as niche brands and events has always been an aim for All I’ve Heard. So it’s no surprise that we’re such supporters of the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA). The Red Bull Music Academy is a series of music workshops and festivals, traveling across the globe whilst providing a platform for those making a difference in the modern music scene.
The Australian leg of the RBMA has seen a Red Bull hosted stage at last years Splendour In The Grass, while their monthly club nights have seen the likes of De La Soul, James Pants, Daedelus and Exile on Australian shores. Continuing its monthly club nights into April will see the Australian debut of Seven Davis Jr, a future soul veteran who has spent much of his career behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.
Known as Seven, he’s been active across the music industry for the last 15 years. The California-based all-rounder has focused on his writing and recording, whilst anonymously assisting other artists with their own careers. Seven’s music has now found its way into the hands of Kutmah. In July 2013 his track Thanks was featured on Kutmah’s Worldwide Family Vol. 2 compilation for Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings. The gospel-trained singer’s momentum has built from there, with his current fusion of R&B, funk and house.
After taking Europe by storm, Australia is next on the cards thanks to the RBMA. You can catch him at the Goodgod Small Club in Sydney on Thursday the 10th April with supports from Cassius Select, EdSeven (Lioness) and Forty Love (Post). Then on Saturday the 12th of April at Melbourne’s Boney, supported by the likes of Australia’s RBMA NYC 2013 participant Julien Love, Funk Bast*rd (Darker Than Wax) and Harvey Sutherland.
Keep in mind all the RBMA club night events are free on a first come first serve basis, so RSVP’s are essential! So you’d best click the link below and get in early!
Thursday 10th April:
Goodgod, Sydney, 8pm Seven Davis Jr + Cassius Select + Edseven (Lioness) + Forty Love (Post)
Saturday 12th April:
Boney, Melbourne, 9pm Seven Davis Jr + Julien Love + Funk Bast*rd (Darker Than Wax) + Harvey Sutherland (Live)
Guerrilla Theatre Brand is the latest Melbourne-born, globally connected brand on the block. Appealing to cultural creatives all over the world, the brand officially launched its debut collection at the SoHigh Gallery on Chapel Street last night.
The brand’s philosophy is inspired by great music, parties and street culture. Emitting the vibe of a laid back house party, the Guerrilla Theatre Brand launch hosted the coolest of crowds, trendy tunes, American inspired street food and of course red drinking cups.
The Americana-meets-street-aesthetic launch displayed a collection drawing on cues from youth culture, story telling and old-school comics. The showcase was an edit of everyday essentials delivered in monochrome, denim washes and original prints. Designed and printed in Australia each Guerrilla Theatre Brand piece has a original tale to tell.
Imitate performances by Triple J regulars Jackie Onassis, festival-favorite DJ Prequel and Melbourne icon DJ Flagrant added to the nights cool house party aesthetic. Guerrilla Theatre Brand will be an unstoppable, revolutionary lifestyle-concept set to take the street-wear scene by storm. Watch this space.
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With a clear vision in mind mother-daughter team, Susan and Clare, are excited to open their second yoga studio together in Balwyn, Melbourne.
With the aim of being something beautiful yet offering a point of difference from their first yoga studio, their second studio took a lot of time and careful planning. The outcome is a truly beautiful space, designed and styled by up-and-coming Melbourne Stylist Phoebe Bell from Sage x Clare. With tree-top views, an abundance of natural light, and a welcoming ambiance, Light Space Yoga studio has been designed to create a sanctuary for Melbourne yogis.
The motivation for this space came from Susan and Clare’s desire and belief that yoga should be a complete time out for your body and mind.
“We wanted to create a sanctuary where people could come and practice yoga, feel at home and stay for a herbal cuppa and a chat!”
Offering great yoga and changing peoples lives in the process. The space has a peaceful and welcoming feel, in which people are likely to attend more often leading to regular yoga practice.
Susan and Clare’s main focus through their yoga studios has been to offer yoga that is targeted towards modern lifestyles. They offer a Basics Program that runs on a four-week cycle, which is a great way for beginner students to learn about the key foundations of yoga practice, and for experienced yogis to sharpen their knowledge. By offering these programs, students become more comfortable on their mats, get a good grasp of the fundamental alignment principles for a whole lot of key poses, and develop their practice more quickly.
The Yin classes have proved to be the most popular at their ‘daughter’ studio. Yin is a slower paced, calming style of yoga which targets the connective tissues in the body.
“Everyone walks out of the room feeling like they’re floating!! We know how important a yin practice is, but to be honest, it’s popularity has surprised us and it really goes to show how much people want and need a bit more ’still time’ in their busy lives.”
The Melbourne yogi community is growing from strength to strength, and it is no surprise that the Balwyn community has been so welcoming to their beautiful new studio. Susan and Clare have been very humbled by the all the lovely feedback and support.
“We’ve been blown away with the support we’ve received, and for now, we’ll just be working on making sure we continue to offer great quality and life changing yoga to all those who have supported us by coming along to our classes!”
Light Space Yoga is now open and is a tranquil setting to enjoy your next yoga practice.
This article was featured in Couturing.
Bells, Bells, Bells
Hear the bells at St Michael’s Uniting Church, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Federation Bells chime in unison to signal the start and finale of White Night. Make a visit to the NGV International where you can see the Melbourne Now exhibition, listen to the music outdoors, or get the kids busy with some family-friendly activities. On your way out, don’t miss the Tattooed City projections on the walls of the NGV. Alternatively, if you want to start big, head straight to Client Liaison at the Northern Lights Music Stage and boogie to some synth-pop-meets-swing.
The skies will be starting to darken enough for the Wonderland precinct to start lighting up properly. See as your usual commute route and its office buildings are transformed into a moving mass of light and colour by The Electric Canvas. Head towards RMIT to check out Purple Rain and be absorbed in the amazing visual and sound installation.
Molecular Kaleidoscope – Virus One Billion Times
Biomedical animator Drew Berry has blown up images of human virus cells a billion times and animated the cells into a giant 360-degree projection that will be projected on to the State Library’s dome. Herpes, HIV, papilloma, polio, small pox and the flu are never nice things to think about, but you’ll be amazed at how fascinating and even beautiful these nasty diseases can be when shifted from a medical narrative to an artistic one. If all that microbiology makes you hungry, Taco Truck, Beatbox Kitchen and more food trucks will be waiting in the Wonderland precinct.
Get Creeped out at the Cabinet of Curiosities
Among the spectacles in this over-18s-only venue at the Forum Theatre will be Lisa Roat’s Monkey Heart featuring footage from her own heart surgery and gnarly videos of artist Stelarc’s body suspension acts and videos of surgeries he’s done to his own body.
City of Lights
Check out the Crepuscular Beam by Paul Collison and Russell Goldsmith. Not unlike Hobart’s tower of light by Ryoji Ikeda switched on as part of Dark MoFo last year, visitors will be able to walk through the lights at Alexandra Gardens and the light will be visible for miles out of the CBD. Also check out The Vortex – a portal of light on the Southbank Pedestrian Bridge guiding your way to south of the river.
Boogie down at I Could Have Danced All Night
Featuring 12 different styles of dance from Bollywood to West African, midnight is all about go-go as dancers from Anna’s Go-Go Academy bust a move on stage and take you through each shimmy and groove.
After that you surely will have worked up an appetite for a midnight snack. There are plenty of eateries that will be staying open (subject to demand on the night), including Chin Chin, Nieuw Amsterdam, Shebeen, The Toff, Supper Inn and plenty more; along with scattered mobile food vendors like White Guy Cooks Thai, Smoking Barry BBQ, Hoy Pinoy and Yogurddiction.
Jazz sounds best after midnight. Boasting some of the best jazz musicians in the country (Eugene Ball, for starters), The Hoodangers bring a bit of everything from turn-of-the-century New Orleans jazz to pop, but always with a vibrant energy. They’ll be taking the J + R&B Music Stage at Bourke Street Mall from 1am.
Spend a good hour or two at ACMI. Entry is free to the ongoing exhibitions as well as the ones held for White Night. Get euphoric at the Vladmaster Viewmaster Experience. Everyone in the audience will be handed a ViewMaster viewer and a set of disks. Participants will then be guided through the simultaneous experience with narration, sound effects and cues to change images. After that, sidle over to Title: Sequence, a compiled program of some of the most epic and inventive opening title sequences in film ever produced.
Wander around the bucolic surrounds of the Queen Victoria Gardens and discover Arcadian Reverie, a multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring works from a mix of local and international artists inspired by the pleasure gardens of the 18th century. Take your time with it – there are hidden artworks between flowerbeds and behind trees to find.
Next, check out the FashGif projections nearby at Rainbow Alley where Greta Larkins’ runway gifs will be taken off Tumblr and onto to the streets. Then make your way down to Young Prayer, an installation that will involve an electric guitar repeatedly lifted and dropped in a bizarre representation of punk and rock’n’roll culture at St Michael’s Uniting Church. We suspect there won’t be much left of the guitar by 4am, but it’ll still be worth seeing.
See authors at work as they reach the last few chapters of The Book Of The Night. Writers will have their progress projected on a screen as they write. At 5am, it will be blogger and online editor of Writers Bloc, Sam van Zweden’s turn.
Fraser A Gorman & Big Harvest is the last act on the bill at the Northern Lights Music Stage, so you know there’s going to be big energy. Walk back along towards the Yarra as the sun rises at about 6.30am, or head towards the Princes Bridge where the illuminated White Night letters will have transformed from monochrome to a full burst of colour.
You made it. As the bells chime for the last time you’re probably feeling a satisfying sense of camaraderie with the sleepy-looking people standing around you. Time to head back and get some sleep (and tell all your friends who stayed home what they missed).
(These words are courtesy of Broadsheet Melbourne and I do not claim them in anyway)
Queen Victoria Market’s Night Market is the original night market and the place to meet every Wednesday night of summer. For all things global street food, vintage fashion, eclectic wares, wine bars and live music, the night market has your summer fix covered.
Set beneath the historic sheds, you will find limited edition pieces ranging from jewellery, fashion and accessories to homewares, ceramics and prints. The Night Market also boasts one of Melbourne’s most impressive food line ups with over 60 foodies serving up street food from across the globe. Running every Wednesday night until March 26th 2014, you’ll find a little bit of everything at this Melbourne Summer mid-week tradition.
Words courtesy of the Night Market Website.
Laneway festival took place in Melbourne over the weekend. Here are some images courtesy of Raised by the Wolves, to help you reminisce.