I Remember 27/01/2012

The Chrichton Cultural Community Center & The Niyamah Collective presents :

 ”I Remember”

A Story of Empowerment, Healing, and Remembering. An Artistic Dance, Theater and Musical piece exploring what it means to be a human being.

A journey of overcoming Culture. Conditioning. Lies, Hopes and Fears.

Four stories will take you through the 4 directions of a Souls Revolution into the heart of magic.

I Remember
I Remember
Theater, Dance, Music, & Good Beer !

You do not want to miss this! It is going to be an amazing show !!

The Niyamah collective :
A Peoples’ Theater. Exploring themes of the Earth; Social, Political, and Environmental Commentaries, and Spiritual: Realms. Using Art as a medium for transformation, we explore the uncomfortable, the hidden and the obvious. Our performance art pieces are in-your-face, experiential and interactive.Harnessing Theater, Dance, Music, and Colour to create a ceremonial story of the heart.

www.niyamahcollective.com

www.crichtonccc.ca

www.naomiathena.com

CONCERT – A Winter Solstice Celebration – 22/12/2011

Happy Solstice Everyone !
I will be offering a Winter Solstice Concert with Jeremy Sills this week, on Thursday December 22nd – Advance Tickets are $20 – Come Celebrate the longest night of the year with a turning inward through meditative sound and sacred song – Here’s the FB page –
By special request – we have made the following possible –
Children 10 and under are FREE – Youth & Senior $15 – Adult $20 / Door $25
(Any senior/youth tickets already purchased at $20 may be adjusted by $5 if you wish)

And a prayer for white snow this evening … in the spirit of yule !
Naomi

    Thursday     Time     7:30pm until 10:00pm  Description 	 Jeremy Allan Michael Sills presents:  A Winter Solstice Celebration Thursday December 22nd 2011 7:30 PM (Doors open @ 7pm)  with special guest Naomi Athena  Location: First UnitarianChurch, 30 Cleary Ave, Ottawa (corner of Richmond/Woodroffe)  Advance tickets available at: Serendipity Books 613.722.3400 http://www.serendipitybooks-gifts.ca/ Singing Pebble Books 613.230.9165 http://www.singingpebblebooks.ca/  Price: $20 ($25 at the door)  Experience: crystal bowls nepalese bowls vocal overtoning praying piano eclectic vocals native american flute feng gong shamanic drumming andean flute huaca calling angelic vocals earth mother father sky dazzling dark light returning  www.jeremysills.com www.naomiathena.com

Ecstatic Dance with Naomi Athena 3/12/2011

A great way to stay fit, build strength, release stress, reconnect and balance energy. Explore your capacities. Heal. Breathe deep and relax.

This is a loosely guided class beginning in and ending in circle. We will move through the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water.
Music by Jeremy Sills

Saturday December 3rd 2011
7:30-9:00 PM
PranaShanti Yoga Centre
52 Armstrong Street (near the Parkdale Market)

The Path of Dance:

From the Beginning of time we have Danced. We have spun around the fires of humanity and moved to the beat of the earths pulse. We have sounded into the mystery and found ourselves in crevices of the ethers, shaking our bodies into the place where love has made its home. Movement is a language. It is a way to speak what is unspeakable. It is a way to communicate. It is a way to listen. Watch the way a child moves. Watch an infant wiggle. To Dance is in our bones. It is Ancient.

We live in a culture that is constantly telling the individual what is acceptable culture and what is not acceptable culture. We live in a time that is craving a culture rooted in spiritual intelligence. When we release the inhibition and let go into our feet and bodies, we are creating a new culture. We come back to the old ways, in this new time. Remembering and Creating.

This Dance is a Modality for Revelation. This movement is a path for healing. For Growth. For Deepening into the self.

Be Brave. Be Courageous. Be the Dance

What to bring: Comfortable clothes, water, and a good dose of Curiosity. No Experience necessary!

Cost: $15.00 – Students $13.50

Saturday December 3rd 2011
7:30-9:00 PM

52 Armstrong Street (near the Parkdale Market), Ottawa, ON K1Y 2V7

Ecstatic Dance with Naomi Athena 17/11/2011

A great way to stay fit, build strength, release stress, reconnect and balance energy. Explore your capacities. Heal. Breathe deep and relax.
This is a loosely guided class beginning in and ending in circle. We will move through the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water.

Cost: $20.00 per person
Thursday November 17th 2011
7:30-9:00 PM
PranaShanti Yoga Centre
52 Armstrong Street (near the Parkdale Market)

The Path of Dance:

From the Beginning of time we have Danced. We have spun around the fires of humanity and moved to the beat of the earths pulse. We have sounded into the mystery and found ourselves in crevices of the ethers, shaking our bodies into the place where love has made its home. Movement is a language. It is a way to speak what is unspeakable. It is a way to communicate. It is a way to listen. Watch the way a child moves. Watch an infant wiggle. To Dance is in our bones. It is Ancient.

We live in a culture that is constantly telling the individual what is acceptable culture and what is not acceptable culture. We live in a time that is craving a culture rooted in spiritual intelligence. When we release the inhibition and let go into our feet and bodies, we are creating a new culture. We come back to the old ways, in this new time. Remembering and Creating.

This Dance is a Modality for Revelation. This movement is a path for healing. For Growth. For Deepening into the self.

Be Brave. Be Courageous. Be the Dance

What to bring: Comfortable clothes, water, and a good dose of Curiosity. No Experience necessary!

Cost: $20.00 per person

Thursday November 17th 2011
7:30-9:00 PM

52 Armstrong Street (near the Parkdale Market), Ottawa, ON K1Y 2V7

CD Release – Johannes Welsch – Schizophonia 17/09/2011

The Niyamah Collective & Johannes Welsch present –

CD Release Party - Johannes Welsch - Schizophonia

The artists of The Niyamah Collective return once again to The Patrick John Mills Contemporary Fine Art Gallery in Hintonburg – to bring you – a theatrical interpretation of the latest CD by Composer/Producer/Recording Artist Johannes Welsch – Schizophonia !

This is a privately licensed event – RSVP – Reception to follow –

PRESS RELEASE

Ottawa, August 29, 2011 – Announcing the SCHIZOPHONIA CD release event at Patrick John Mills Art Gallery in Ottawa on September 17, 2011 –

Percussionist Johannes Welsch will release the album “SCHIZOPHONIA” –  comprised of spoken word pieces, instrumentals and ecstatic drumming. Boldly challenging cultural norms through its style and form this musical art piece is non-traditional and radically brilliant. Much of the trance like drumming is deeply rooted in mysticism. The work will first be presented to the public at Patrick John Mills Art Gallery in Ottawa on Saturday, September 17. On this occasion the hidden themes within the multiple layers of this experimental recording will be revealed through dance and theatre. Welsch hopes that in this way participants will not be overwhelmed by their initial encounter with the material and will readily find access to the depth of the music. The evening promises to be a genuine artistic event.

Welsch, an eccentric musician, started drumming before the age of 10 in Saarlouis, Germany, where he grew up during the 1960’s. In this time and place the drum kit was not considered a serious musical instrument and formal education for the instrument did not exist. Welsch thus developed a unique style of drumming characterized by erratic, disjointed rhythms and complex, often frantic phrases. He has always looked at playing the drum kit as a powerful expressive force in its own right.  His personal compositions never hesitate to employ the drums as a lead instrument. Over the last decade Welsch has contributed to 12 studio albums featuring artists such as The Cottonmouth Band, Johnny Black, blues guitarist Damon Foreman and Ottawa’s avant-garde trio Sudden Cosmic Dissolution. SCHIZOPHONIA is his third solo album.

In 1993 Welsch began exploring the more mystical aspects of music and started creating soundscapes with a unique collection of gongs. Since then he has played countless meditative performances in Germany, the US and, more recently, Canada. Some of the fine gongs in his collection are 5 feet in diameter. He currently offers monthly performances at his cultural centre, The Dunrobin Sonic Gym. Many experiencing these intense soundscapes find themselves in an altered state at the end of the performance.

100 first edition copies of SCHIZOPHONIA, numbered and hand-signed, will be available to guests attending the album release event at Patrick John Mills Art Gallery. SCHIZOPHONIA will subsequently be on shelves at select local record stores, distributed through independent channels and also be for sale on CDBaby.com.

SCHIZOPHONIA CD release at Patrick John Mills Art Gallery

September 17, 2011 from 7:30 pm to 10 pm

Performance Art Program from 8 pm to 9 pm

Reception With The Artists from 9 pm to 10 pm

Address: 286 Hinchey Avenue, Ottawa

RSVP: DunrobinSonicGym@gmail.com

Admission: FREE


Ecstatic Dance ONE DAY Retreat 6/08/2011

Hello to all,

I hope that this time of summer has been one of Joy and Growth. The past couple of months for me have been an incredible transformation as I have moved through the rite of passage of motherhood and have begun the journey of this walk. In March i gave birth to a little boy named Raven, and through this birth i was re birthed into a new woman. I give thanks to so many of you for all your support through this time of change. And for the change you are moving through in your own life in this moment.
I have been inspired to Co-host another dance retreat, themed SERVICE. How to stand in the path of mastery ,hone our gifts and bring them back to a place of service.
One of my teachers would often say that a true master IS Service. As said in the the path of the Bodhisattva, On behalf of all sentient beings i do this work.
This Retreat is devoted to the language of movement. To watch what arises as we dance. The body speaks a language of its own, and many of us do not take the time to listen and learn that language. If you feel inspired to attend this amazing day, be in your body, be in community and dive deep, COME.
If you want to come but cost is an issue please fire an email my way as we are happy to work something out. This said may you sit in the seat of your abundance!!
Details are below
may spirit guide your way
naomi athena
ECSTATIC DANCE RETREAT

Dance and it shall be revealed. This August we will be participating in a powerful day of transformation and Growth. Get strong and Healthy. Using Rhythm, Movement and Sound, Explore and investigate body and spirit. Led by a host of skilled facilitators and Musicians, We will dance, we will move, we will take a powerful journey together. Taking place at the incredible sonic gym, on beautiful forested Land only 20 minutes from Ottawa.Deforestation, political upheaval, war, tsunamis: When we tune into our family here and around the globe, we can become overwhelmed and feel helpless, become apathetic or shut down. Knowing that we are all connected, that we are all one people, how can we offer to the world at large with who we are? Be bold and courageous, Express our truth, Walk in community, express boundaries and stride in Love.The theme for this Retreat is SERVICE- how can we step into our own personal Mastery, hone our gifts, and bring them back into a place of service. We will dance this, dive into this and explore what arises.

AUG 6th 10am-10pm
Dance, Movement and Sound
25 Gongs from all over the world
20 Crystal & Nepalese Singing bowls
Hand Drums,Congas, multitude of percussive instruments
Peruvian Whistling Vessels
ElaboRhythm and Ecstatic Dance
Ride shares are available and encouraged
$ 80 Early Bird Tickets or $95 at the door. Tickets sold at Serendipity Books and Singing Pebbles~ easy online payment option coming up soon!
***Organic Healthy Food included*** :)
 $80.00 early bird ticket

*** Scholarships will be considered

LOCATION
Dunrobin Sonic Gym
https://sites.google.com/s​ite/dunrobinsonicgym/
2909 Torwood Drive
Dunrobin, ON

Comfortable clothes to move in
snacks
a journal
and a water bottle

2ND SHOW – I AM – 24/07/2011

FOLLOW THIS EVENT ON FACEBOOK – CLICK HERE –

Hello to all of you,

This June, a group of local artists created an interactive art piece called I AM, coming into the essence of what I AM is in all of us, we had one of the most beautiful evenings imaginable. Due to so many requests for another Show, we are performing this piece ONE more time at the Dunrobin Sonic Gym.  This piece is exploring various themes of the feminine. All written and directed by Female Artists. It is exploring the voice of woman.  Through Color, Monologues, Prayer, Paint, Dance, Rites of Passage, The Sacred, The Profane, the Divine we journey.
I wanted to invite you all to this evening of Dance, Music, Theater, and Poetry all sharing beautiful stories of hope.
love and light
naomi
The Niyamah Collective presents  I AM
4 Women
4 Mothers
4 Views of the world
4 Stories of Magic
Amazing Tribal Beats of the didgeridoo, drums and gongs, will end the evening, and there will be lots of space to Dance : )
This Sunday, July 24th.
Doors open at 6:00
Dunrobin Sonic Gym 2909 Torwood drive
Cost               20$
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Life is a Ceremony