Sunday 26 May 17:30 - 19:30 - Workshop 1
The Yoga Jam
The Yoga Jam - featuring Bhavini Vyas, Emma Bonnici & Friends
“The creative fusion of contemporary beats & rhythms with ancient Sanskrit mantras, yoga & meditation. Yoga Jam presents the perfect blend of sound & silence, movement & stillness.” Featuring Bhavini Vyas, Emma Bonnici and friends.
The Yoga Jam is an alcohol-free event inspired by The Art Of Living Foundation – one of the largest volunteer based, humanitarian & educational Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the world. We’ve been inspired by so many people, both from here and from around the world, and salute all the honourable yogis out there who have the same goals as us. You’d be amazed at how many people from all over the world (including countries such as Argentina, Australia, Germany, France, Austria, Bulgaria, Lithuania, India, Singapore and Mayalsia to name a few) support what we do and our mission to get more youths meditating and doing yoga, and making it an integral part of our busy urban lifestyles.
ABOUT The Yoga Jam
Bhavini Vyas has been a classically trained musician since early childhood and naturally this combined with her lifelong immersion in Yoga and Meditation.
With a vast history of performing in prestigious venues all over the world and completing her ABRSM training with a Distinction in Grade 8, Bhavini’s vocals are a representation of her varied and in depth cultural education. She has featured on many international music albums and has recently completed her self-written project in London. Bhavini works for the International Art of Living Foundation, teaching Happiness Programs and Stress Management and Rehabilitation Training in Prisons, for young offenders and sufferers of PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, and this contributes to her deep understanding of breathwork and its impact on our internal systems. She is Co-Director and lead singer of The Yoga Jam, presenting the creative fusion of contemporary beats & rhythms with ancient Sanskrit mantras, yoga and meditation since 2011. The Yoga Jam encourages people to explore their inner world and cultivate a more self-reflective practice; it is a regular event at the annual 'Om Yoga Show' and other yoga festivals including 'International Yoga Day'.
Emma Bonnici has been studying Yoga and Ayurveda for over 12 years. She teaches with enthusiasm, care and attention to detail.
She brings knowledge gained from her own personal practice and provides strong encouragement and support in her classes. Emma’s Yoga practice has always been very inspired by her Indian teachers of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Sivanada, Iyengar Yoga & Ayurveda. Since 2006, she has been travelling between India, Kenya and the UK. During her travels and studies of Ayurveda she really grasped the essence of teaching according to one’s body type and dosha, and also the healing power music. Emma believes our energy changes according to the place we live; the seasons and our lifestyle. She focuses on the energy of the students in her classes and incorporates elements of the different yoga practices with music into each class. Upon her return to the UK in 2009 to run Kanga Events, her classes became remarkably referred to as ‘Kanga Yoga’ by studios in London.
Emma is dedicated and passionate in improving people’s lives and empowering communities through the teachings of Yoga & Ayurveda. From her own experiences, she has learnt the importance and healing benefits of self love. Emma is inspired to help others discover the true bliss that already lies within them. She is actively involved in community outreach projects across East Africa and India. Emma is lead yoga teacher of The Yoga Jam