Upcoming Events

New Moon Cacao

New Moon Cacao & Sound Ceremony
Urban Yoga Phoenix
Saturday, February 5
7:00-9:00pm

We are cyclical creatures. As beings intertwined with the Earth — this is our nature. Her rhythm is our rhythm, and when we harmonize with her, everything changes.

A most familiar cycle, is the Moon’s dance through her phases. Every month she journeys from void to fullness back to void — a procession that instinctively invites us to reflect on our own journeys, illuminating where we’ve been, and where we’d like to go.

The Moon always begins her voyage in the dark, during the time of the New Moon. With her light hidden, it is as if she has gone underground. In turn, she invites us to do the same — making it a natural time of introspection, stillness, and reflection.

Each month at Urban Yoga we will gather together to commune with this lunar energy, and to bring these cycles to life in our lives.

As a part of these experiences, we will also work with Cacao and Sound — two allies that reflect and amplify the New Moon energies in unique ways. Together, these two will help us to release the debris of the previous cycle while opening to the field of possibility that lies ahead.

Cacao, a plant medicine known for its heart opening and subtle visionary effects, will help us to expand past that rational mind and enable us witness ourselves and our journeys from a softer, more intuitive and compassionate place.

All the while, the etheric sounds of Gong and Crystal Bowls — mixed with the primal rhythms of Medicine Drum and Sacred Songs — will hold us in a sonic cacoon. Here, frequency and vibration are the vehicle for letting go, dreaming, and renewal.

We hope you will join us for these special evenings of community, ceremony, and celebration. Space is limited. Please register in advance to ensure your spot.

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About Kari

IMG_1075Kari Ann Levine is a Yoga Teacher, Sound Meditation Facilitator, Devotional Singer, and Intuitive Energy Worker living in Phoenix, AZ. Her passion for these areas was born of her greater mission to discover the tools and technologies for her own self-healing — a path that has led her to explore spiritual and esoteric practices from both eastern and western traditions, applying what she has learned in her own life, and sharing it with others.

Kari holds a Masters Degree in Sociology from FSU with an emphasis in Yogic Studies, Embodiment, and Social Psychology. She is also a 500 Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500 ERYT), the highest designated certification through Yoga Alliance.

Kari has been teaching group and private yoga classes since 2012. She specializes in teaching Aṣṭaṅga Vinyāsa Yoga — a method of practice that is traditionally taught in a one-to-one relationship between teacher and student. The intimacy that develops in this relationship allows space for the deeper wisdom of yoga to be transmitted — where the poses, breath, and meditative focus serve as the vehicle for the unknowable mystery of Truth and Oneness to be experienced in the body, heart, and mind of both teacher and student.

Additionally, as a registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), Kari regularly contributes to yoga teacher training programs, teaching topics ranging from āsana (yoga postures) alignment and effective cuing, energetic anatomy, both Vedic and Tantric yoga history and philosophy, Sanskrit chanting, and the history of the yogini.

IMG_1704Kari is also a passionate Devotional Singer with a deep reverence for the healing power of the voice, mantra, and other kinds of sacred song. She believes that the voice is a tool for spiritual self-actualization and that learning to use it has profoundly transformative effects. Kari teaches these topics in workshops and in one-on-one settings.  She also frequently provides the musical accompaniment for yoga teachers, sharing sacred mantra and channelled lyrics over the entrancing sounds of harmonium, guitar, and frame drum.

Well-practiced in all manor of trance-inducing instruments, including gong, crystal singing bowls, shamanic drum, Native American flute, and many others — Kari’s is also a Certified Sound Healing Practitioner. In her special group events and private sessions, she masterfully creates soundscapes that transport students on deeply inward voyages toward healing and expanded states of consciousness.

Last but not least, Kari is also a Level II Usui Reiki Practitioner, offering intuitively guided, mixed modality healing sessions incorporating energy work, oracle card readings, intuitive spiritual guidance, and sound healing. Kari views each individual as a fully embodied psycho-spiritual-social-emotional being. This holistic perspective, in combination with her academic background and the wide net of healing technologies from which she draws allows Kari to creatively weave together experiences that address client’s complex and multidimensional needs.

Kari is a gifted and soulful teacher, with a special skill for creating a supportive and nonjudgemental environment. Regardless of the modality that Kari is sharing, her goal is always the same — to guide students to recognize, experience, and activate the innate healing power of their own bodies and minds. It is her belief that while she may guide you to healing, it is you who does the work to transform yourself.

She is committed to being a perpetual student of her heart and soul — and sharing the wisdom she learns with others.

 

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Contact

Interested in studying with me? Please feel reach out via e-mail at kariannlevine@gmail.com or on Facebook, here.