Yogacharini Maitreyi is both a trained artist and a master yoga practitioner with a dedicated following in Vancouver and around the world. In this special event, she invites us to a space in which art, modern science and ancient wisdom meet.
The evening is opened by revered Sḵwx̱wú7mesh elder and sculptor Robert Yelton whose iconic totem rises high in Stanley Park. We then watch the screening of a short film by Maitreyi titled ‘Karma: Song of the Breath’, which introduces us to Karma, a remarkable woman who undertook an inner and outer healing journey after an accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. Karma addressed her own healing by being of service to others and has gone on to become a certified holistic Arkaya Yoga teacher. After the film, we meet Karma, and her two healers – rehabilitation specialists Dr. Rajiv Reebye and Yogacharini Maitreyi, who speak about the complex art of healing.
But no talk of healing should be in the abstract. After a short intermission, the second half of the evening will immerse you in a 45-minute musical, meditative mindful movement journey of pranayama, breath and soul song (kirtan) to heal the inner child in you. Expect your senses to be elevated. No special clothing or training is required to participate in the movement and song. Just come as you are.
Yogacharini Maitreyi is the inaugural healer at Indian Summer’s ‘Artist as Healer’ project. This unique project creates the space and resources for artists to come up with remedies against despair and potions for joy.
Note: As per our new COVID policy, everyone is required to wear masks indoors.