This Sunday’s free yoga class will be led by Moksha Yoga’s Mia Park, with music from DJ Taz Rashid, a Chicago favorite, known for mixing beats and rhythms of Ancient New World, House, Tribal, Nu Jazz/Disco, Funk, and classic remixes. We love getting to know our teachers and musicians in the YRP Community and it is our pleasure to share a little bit about the amazing Mia and Taz in advance of what will be an epic day of yoga, consciousness, amazing people and groovy music in Chicago!
How would you define consciousness? Good question. It’s really anything with a transformation element… It has to do with things that support us to look deeper within. We are creating our own beings and we have to remind ourselves that the choices we make can really empower our lives. Encouraging people to make decisions that that are reflections of our inner truths. I like to create experiences that support us to really see ourselves, to see this power within ourselves and in each other.
What is your favorite song of all time? Let it Be by the Beatles.
How do you select songs to play in your mixes during a yoga class? Its really about the audience, about reading the room and connecting with the teacher. Really being present with the teacher is really important. When you have all of these elements working together, the students, the teacher, the environment, my song selection is less about me and really about trusting the energies all around. It’s kind of like you are pulling a card out of deck of cards, it’s totally energetic. My song selections are totally in the moment, and they are sometimes even a surprise to me. During this experience, we are all creating connections with each other and learning to be present in a multi-dimensional way… we are creating a oneness. The whole thing is really a form of a beautiful collective meditation when you think about it.
How do you prepare for a set? Meditation. Letting the inner divine take over and guide me through the set. Reminding myself to surrender to the flow of the class and take everyone with you on the ride. Preparing myself to hold space to provide a beautiful healing environment through music.
How would you describe your perfect day: My perfect day includes good healthy food, a nice yoga class, hike with a meditation session, lots of nature, time with my fiancée, a little business… make love…meet up somewhere where there are a bunch of musicians and play some music together, then before bed play a dance party at night for a couple 1000 people…make love again… then on to a beautiful nights sleep. That’s pretty perfect.
What, at this moment, would you say is your mission in life: It is to awaken people around me… to remind them that that they are divine beings.
Thank you both for sharing your love and inspiration. We can’t wait for Sunday!
About Mia Park
Mia Park is passionate about sharing how the power of yoga transforms us by revealing our highest self and how the correct yoga practice helps us live peacefully and vibrantly. Mia found yoga while teaching cardio kick boxing in 2002. Yoga offered her the perfect weave of physical health with internal peace that she needed to balance her active lifestyle of playing in rock bands and professionally acting. Mia draws on her creative lifestyle to bring a warm, joyful attitude to this ancient science of self evolution. Mia trains extensively and broadly in yoga. She teaches in the Moksha Yoga 500-Hour Teacher Training program and is a certified ParaYoga Level I instructor, 500E-RYT, and Rest and Renew restorative yoga teacher. http://www.miapark.com
About DJ Taz Rashid
Taz Rashid (DJ TAZ) instantly brings a high vibrational energy to any room by mixing the beats and rhythms of Love, Ancient New World, House, Tribal, Nu Jazz/Disco, Funk, Classic Remixes and all the cosmic sounds. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. He has been producing and is a part of creating conscious events in Chicago and California over the last few years and as a musician, he plays guitar, keyboard, Native American Flute, didgeridoo and hand percussion. He takes these instruments and connects to the Divine and what comes through has the ability to move his crowd to connect to their Divine higher selves. He has been producing CLUB DIVINE in Chicago over the past year. http://clubdivine.eventbrite.com