Combining Sound & Movement

Saturday June 10, 2023 1-5:30pm


Finding the midline is about learning to be in our centers. Through asana we expand our awareness, bringing “intelligence to each part of our body” then coming back into our center to find stillness. In the midline, we create a safe space for pause and mindfully re-enter the world with intention and meaningful relationships.

Join us for an insightful practice of asana to find your midline and balance the body in the 3 planes of movement: the Coronal, Transverse and Sagittal planes.

Practice of both active and restorative poses will be enhanced by SOUND played by Michael Jay to aid in releasing blocks and tuning to the subtle awareness within. We will also dive into Ujjayi Pranayama to enhance the midline and expand our life force. Ending with a long savasana to free our internal river of energy. Finding the Midline was B.K.S Iyengar’s wish for us all.



Michael Jay

is one of the first US students of Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux. He is a primary member of Don’s Mysterious Tremendom performance group, and assist him with Gong Trainings. Michael is also periodically involved with the Open Center as a facilitator in their Sound And Music Institute program. He is continually fascinated with the incredible healing nexus created by sound. Since 2015, Michael has worked with Osteopath Joseph Schmidlin and Yoga teacher Andrea Escos in workshops teaching how to incorporate sound and bodywork into a healing practice. He cofounded a sound healing instrument and teaching platform called OneTone Sonic Alchemy. Michael studied Shiatsu at the Ohashiatsu institute in NYC and tuning forks in the Acutonics and Biosonics systems. You can catch Michael performing Sound Baths with other well-respected sound therapists all around NYC and across the country. Check out his recordings with S.U.N and Virtuoso world music pioneer Tomchess.


Andrea Escos PT, RYT-500

loves to share the practice of yoga and bring subtle awareness to our body and our mind. She is a 2007 graduate of Open Sky Yoga Teacher Training and has been teaching ever since. Andrea specializes in posture and movement with over 30 years of practice as a physical therapist and is grateful for 20+ years of practice with Francois Raoult as well as various Senior Iyengar teachers through Open Sky. She has a special interest in the body-mind relationship, and continues to study with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Dr. Svetlana Masgutova. Andrea shares her joy of teaching yoga in a mindful, practical and playful manner, providing fresh insights to students of all levels and abilities. andreaescos@hotmail.com

"Ancient theoreticians of the Sanskrit language considered the separation of spoken language, gestural language and music as a late phenomenon and never completely realized."

Myths and Gods of India

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Option Fee
Sound & Motion $108