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Northern California Fire Relief Benefit Class
Sunday, February 17
Yoga for Anxiety 1:00-3:30pm
Bharatanatyam Dance Performance with Nitya Narasimhan 3:45-5:00pm

Please join Iyengar Yoga Instructor Jito Yumibe and Bharatanatyam Dancer Nitya Narasimhan for a yoga class and dance performance to help those who have suffered loss from the recent fires in Northern California by providing funds to relief organizations. This class at Iyengar Yoga South Bay is one of many coordinated fire relief benefit classes being held throughout our Association's (IYANC) Northern California region. Students are encouraged to donate directly to any of the following organizations:
Shalom Free Clinic
In addition to monetary donations, Yoga mats, blocks, and belts are needed and can be sent directly to: Shalom Free Clinic, 1010 Mangrove, Chico, CA 95926. (530)342-2445.

North Valley Community Foundation
240 Main St Suite 260, Chico, CA 95928. (530) 891-1150
email: info@nvcf.org

Aaron Rodgers Norcal Fire Recovery Fund
240 Main St Suite 260, Chico, CA 95928. (530) 891-1150
email: info@nvcf.org

Yoga for Anxiety

From ancient times, yogis understood the connection between the body and the mind. This understanding and wisdom has been passed down through the ages and is still relevant today. Even though we have not suffered the losses that were experienced by the victims of the wild fires, we all have experienced times of anxiety as a result of stresses in our lives. In this class various poses will be taught to alleviate anxiety through working with the body to influence the clarity of the mind. Students attending this class should have a year of Iyengar Yoga practice.

Bharatanatyam Dance Performance with Nitya Narasimhan

Nitya's performance will be a lecture demonstration, so she can give all of us information on the context and background of the bharatanatyam art form.

You can find out more about Nitya below, and we have included this link to a video of her dance.

About Nitya Narasimhan

Nitya Narasimhan is a Bharatanatyam dancer training under Guru Rukmini Vijayakumar, Bangalore and is a senior disciple/dancer in the Raadha Kalpa Dance Company. She began her Bharatanatyam training at the age of 4 and spent her formative years learning under Guru Suma Mani, Chennai. She holds a diploma in Movement Arts and Media from Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts and Media where she was exposed to various kinds of movement vocabulary like Contemporary Dance, Kalaripayattu, Chaau and Ballet. She worked as the Programming Director for the Lshva Art Space in Bangalore gaining experience in working with fellow artists and curating art events. Through the course of her artistic journey, she has also gained an understanding of many other subjects that support dance and performance, like Stage and Lighting, Theatre, Pedagogy and Approach to Choreography. She currently runs the Prayukti Academy for Indian Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

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