Join the EMAKUME tribe at Palo Santo Wellness Botique for a Shakti-charged evening of movement, music, creativity and celebration of the divine feminine force that lives in ALL beings and creates this beautiful world we live in. Shakti is a name for the Goddess in Hinduism, but is essentially the divine cosmic force that drives change, creativity, and the power of life. As this is an event honoring this universal force, all genders are welcome! We will begin the evening with Shakti Flow Yoga led by Jacque Maldonado and Rachel Om. This is a powerful, breathy, pelvic-opening vinyasa flow designed to awaken your vitality and leave you feeling energized and ready to dance! There will be a special live musical performance during the class. Following Shakti Flow Yoga we will circle up briefly and hold space for intentions, reflections, and gratitudes, and share about the upcoming EMAKUME women's gathering. After this Greta Hotmer of the local beloved band The Moxy will open the musical portion of the evening with her powerful pipes and guitar, followed by the positive, conscious hip-hop of Kuf Knotz. Reiki, massage, kombucha, and tasty, healthy treats will be available throughout the evening. An additional bonus - anyone who attends the EMAKUME pre-party and feels called to attend EMAKUME Gathering can purchase discounted tickets to the gathering at the party! We are so excited and grateful to be building community and bringing both men and women together in support of the feminine rising.
Important info: You must pre-register for the YOGA class. You have the option to just take the class for $15 but why not stay for the amazing music and community for $22. There are two separate registrations once you get to MINDBODY by clicking the enroll now button below. If you are just coming for the MUSIC and post Yoga events, you can pay $10 upon arrival. You do not need to pre-register for that. Another AMAZING opportunity that is being offered this evening if you are planning on attending the EMAKUME gathering at Ridley Creek State Park: If you decide to pay the evening of this event you can save some $$$ Here are the pricing options that will only be available the night of the Pre-Party.
Kuf Knotz is one of todays fastest emerging alternative artists. No musical territory goes unexplored when it comes to Kuf, and it is this attitude that has led him to open for top acts - Ms Lauryn Hill, Robert Glasper, THE ROOTS, The Wailers, Common, Robert Randolph, Arrested Development, RED BARAAT, Inspectah Deck, Amos Lee, Steel Pulse, ZAC DEPUTY, Josh Ritter, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Soulive & RISING APPALCHIA to name a few.
The new album by Philadelphia- and Brooklyn-based artist Kuf Knotz — pushes the boundaries of hip-hop.
“My music’s always had a pretty broad spectrum as far as influences go,” he says. “It feels really natural to blend genres. I’ve always just felt that music is music.”
Inspired to take his own indie-progressive style to the next level, Kuf began work on a collection of upbeat, feel-good music. “I felt like it was important and it was needed in hip-hop,” Kuf says. Armed with his songs, he headed for Amsterdam. The change of scenery allowed him to focus on A Positive Light — his first album in more than three years — Kuf teamed with artists like Hanyo van Oosterom, who added live production (NL), Omar Ka, Ntjam Rosie & Tess Garthe' who added vocals & and Mark Gademan(NL) , who mixed the entire album.
Kuf volunteers his time for WXPN’s Musicians On Call program, bringing live music to the bedsides of patients through weekly programs at six area hospitals.
As an eternal student mystified by and in awe of the creative force, Rachel Om (E-RYT 200) breathes through life while carrying her devotion to the path of yoga closely in her heart. One fortunate day along the Peruvian coast, she ‘accidently’ stumbled upon a yoga ashram, thinking it was an organic farm. She then entered a deep immersion in the practice Ashtanga and Bhakti Yoga, and life has never been the same since. She has spent 8 months living in Yoga Ashrams in Peru, Ecuador, and California, completed two teacher trainings in Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga, led dozens of yoga retreats to the ruins outside Cusco, Peru, and taught several classes a week consistently between 2010 and 2014, when she took a break from teaching to welcome her child into the world. Aside from her asana practice, Rachel practices meditation, chanting, crafts mala beads, and incorporates the science of Ayurveda into her lifestyle, all as part of walking a holistic yoga path. Since embracing the role of mother, she is even more motivated and grateful to be of service. Through her offerings, she hopes to serve others by being an instrument that can help to reveal the spark of divinity within.