A fusion of hip hop yoga led by MC “Make Change” Undakova, a native New Yorker and renown conscious hip hop artist/composer and his partner Katie, a yoga instructor and performance artist. Based in the 5 Elements of Holistic Hip Hop, this special workshop is an adult “cipher” (sacred circle) utilizing movement, sound and vibration to create layered soundscapes, simple vocal percussion and righteous rhymes to unlock authentic vocal expression. Drawing on mantra meditation, positive affirmation and the microcosmic orbit breath, participants learn to channel source energy and use their voice as a wand of manifestation. Optimal root chakra medicine for those returning home to indigenous ways. All ages welcome.
For over twenty years, David Jason Williams a.k.a. U.N.D.A.K.O.V.A
(Universe. Naturally. Delivers. All. Knowledge. Of. Vitality. Automatically.) has been awakening audiences with his special brand of insightful & knowledge infused hip hop. He spiritually guides his listeners and shares the benefits of healthy living while, quite fittingly, making you move & groove in the process. Whether spinning disco, funk and breaks, or Latin beats, his artistic sensitivity enables him to affect crowds in a powerful way. Wearing the hats of Emcee, Songwriter, and Producer also open doors for Undakova to shine his light as a lyrical wordsmith, blending mood altering melodies and uplifting messages. He believes true success involves reestablishing the positive foundation of hip hop culture. With a seasoned background in yoga, meditation and philanthropy, Undakova teaches by demonstration that selflove and all forms of artistic expression are the leading ways to empower communities. Through heartfelt displays of compassion, leadership, and creativity, loyal fans continue to grow with him.
Urban monk and teaching artist, his seasoned background in yoga and meditation has allowed him to develop a yoga hip hop curriculum for urban youth with the organizations non-profit BEAT NYC, GENERATION WIRELESS (Now Amplify) and the ABC Sanctuary just to name a few. UNDAKOVA believes selflove and artistic expression are the ultimate tools for empowering communities.
A practicing yogi of 20 years, Katie “High Prieztezz Or Nah” is a visionary artist, scribe, priestess and spiritual gangsta hailing from the blessed coast. Katie’s transformational work lies under a sacred canopy of co-created ritual and magic to align with a group or individual’s deepest soul intention for healing, expansion and higher consciousness. A uniquely interdisciplinary artist, she is co-leader of the radical queer feminist Go! Push Pops collective and creative director of ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS: Urban Mystery Skool. Having led Yoga & Sacred Arts workshop internationally including in Japan and the UK, a major goal of her work is the preservation, cultivation and ultimate resurgence of the worship of the Great Mother Goddess, the reinstating of women as spiritual leaders worldwide, and the restoring to sacred status women’s genitalia and symbols of fertility. A known pioneer with her partner UNDAKOVA of Hip Hop Yoga, the two lead seasonal hip hop yoga retreats in the magical jungle of Thailand, turn up at high vibration sacred arts festivals worldwide and throw our monthly new moon wellness ritual Dream Beat.
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