The Music Academy of the West presents its first-ever live classical music yoga class, free to the community, on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m., in partnership with the Jenny Schatzle Program and KCRW, 88.7 FM. Held at the Carrillo Recreation Center (100 E. Carrillo St.) in downtown Santa Barbara, this one-time-only yoga event will feature 2016 fellows from the Music Academy’s 2016 Summer School and Festival—some of the most talented young musicians in the world—performing live chamber music throughout the class. This music-filled yoga experience is sure to enhance the mind, body, and spirit.
Immediately following the one-hour yoga class, attendees will enjoy an after-party, featuring free healthy refreshments and music hosted by KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd.
“The Music Academy of the West is the only classical music summer festival in the country providing such an extensive wellness program for its fellows. Live classical music yoga for the community highlights our partnership with the Jenny Schatzle Program, and members of that program will be attending our Festival events, fulfilling our mission to develop new audiences,” says Scott Reed, President and CEO of the Music Academy.
Schatzle adds, “Musicians are athletes! Our goal is to help musicians take care of their main instrument, their bodies. Our program helps transform lives through fitness and nutrition, and we are excited about sharing that with these extraordinary fellows from around the world.”
The live classical yoga event is free to the community, and first-come, first-served, so early arrival is advised. Yoga attendees are encouraged to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. For more information, visit musicacademy.org/yoga.