https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooted-a-yoga-and-live-plant-music-experience-tickets-477353756937?aff=ebdssbdestsearch MIT Welcome Center
292 Main Street
Date Idea, Good for Groups, Meetup, Music, Sports & Active Life
Join us for a creative experience of relaxation and rejuvenation, led by our friends Marlene Boyette, Malaika Bonafide and Skooby Laposky.
Registration recommended! You’ll be the first to learn of event details or if the location or date changes due to inclement weather.
Yoga instructors Marlene and Malaika will lead a gentle yoga flow, offering optional assists, followed by a period of guided relaxation accompanied by singing bowls.
The experience will be set against the backdrop of a live performance of plant music by sound designer and artist Skooby Laposky, who will play the beautiful plants in the MIT Welcome Center, reading their biodata and turning those measurements into a composition of dreamy, ambient music.
This workshop is geared towards adults, and is beginner-friendly. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle (there is a water fill station in the MIT Welcome Center). Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out a waiver.
About Marlene Boyette
Marlene Boyette is a yoga & wellness and sound healing practitioner. After 13 years as a preschool teacher, primarily in Cambridge, MA, she obtained her 200 hour trauma informed yoga certification. Marlene founded Leela Yoga + Wellness and co-founded Peace In Boston, an initiative centering yoga instructors of color, bringing yoga to underserved communities, and prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion in the yoga space.
About Malaika Bonafide
Malaika Bonafide offers compassionate yoga for all bodies focusing on alignment & breath. A 500hr RYT with a background in Vinyasa Power Flow, Malaika teaches beginner yoga classes, senior and chair yoga throughout Cambridge and Boston. You can catch her leading Sunset Yoga on Memorial Drive on most nice evenings, and designing jewelry and clothing under the name Ms. Bonafide Creations.
About Skooby Laposky
Skooby Laposky is a sound designer and artist based in Cambridge, MA and Hudson, NY. Through the use of biodata sonification and deep listening techniques, Laposky creates generative real-time sound installations, musical recordings, and live performances based on the dynamics of ecosystems that are often hidden or unconsidered.