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Yoga Instructor, Garden of Zen Yoga Studio in Yorktown
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Teacher, Himalayan Yoga Bliss in Darjeeling

PAST VOL 7

New York
Sep 14, 2009

PAST VOL 8

New York @ The Drop
Oct 15, 2009

PAST VOL 1

York @ Bar Lane Studios
Feb 17, 2011

PAST VOL 2

York @ Bar Lane Studios
Apr 21, 2011

PAST VOL 2

York, PA @ LSC Design
Sep 24, 2015

PAST VOL 3

Nanaimo @ Nanaimo Entertainment Centre
Jan 30, 2016

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York, PA @ LSC Design
Jan 28, 2016

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York, PA @ LSC Design
Jun 25, 2016

PAST VOL 39

Columbus @ The Art of Yoga
Dec 08, 2016

PAST VOL 32

Wellington @ Museum of Wellington
Nov 10, 2017

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How to Survive a Kappa Attack

BY MATT ALT
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE ON MAY 15, 2013

Matt Alt is the author of the "Attack!" series of books that so far have introduced the West to the world of yokai, yurei, and ninjas. In this presentation, we learn all about the traditional green creature known as the kappa.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 24, 2013.

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When Rice Attacks!

BY MATT ALT
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA ON APR 19, 2014

Resident yokai expert Matt Alt comes at us with yet another fascinating look into the world of Japanese monsters. This time he elaborates on the creatures that lurk between lines of planted rice paddies. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 2, 2014.

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Spirited Figures

BY CESC GRANÉ
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

Graphic designer and character designer Cesc Grané speaks about his amazing creations inspired by Japanese aesthetics and myth. Cesc began by taking cues from yokai (old Japanese monsters and spirits) and putting his own unique spin on their appearance and how they are connected. He tells us how the ethos of Japan has inspired him daily, and recounts stories of his fantastical daydreams involving monsters, heroes, and mischievous creatures of all sorts.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 8, 2014. 

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Obstacles in Art in Yoga

BY SUSANNA HARWOOD RUBIN
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Susanna Harwood Rubin makes art about yoga, teaches yoga as art, and writes about it all. She is passionately committed to finding beauty and meaning in everyday life, and presents at Volume 2 about obstacles and challenges she encountered and has overcome. 

 

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Subjective Impression

BY AYANE KURIMOTO
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Yoga instructor Ayane Kurimoto gives a talk about how physical posture can affect both personal and interpersonal attitudes.

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Overcoming Adversity & the Dark Days of Winter

BY WENDY GOUDIE
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 08, 2016

Wendy Goudie knows winter. Growing up in the north where people practice yoga in snowsuits, Wendy traced her journey through seven of her hardest winters, laying the foundation for her business, built on hard work, passion, a bag of carrots and a jar of pickles. Wendy heartfully speaks of her growing business and community in Penticton, helped along by her family, her community and the sometimes surprising generosity of strangers, Wendy pays it forward by building Penticton into the bellydancing hub of Western Canada.

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From Yoga to Becoming a Yogi, A Transformative Journey

BY CHARISSE WILLIAMS
@ VOL 30 ON AUG 21, 2016

Charisse Williams found her life changing in rapid and unexpected ways. The path she thought she was traveling suddenly changed and instead of fighting that change she found a new way, and she took it. Listen to Charisse tell her tale of the path to becoming a yogi. 

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Creating Sustainable Cities

BY CHRISTIAN VASSIE
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

Christian Vassie explains how creating sustainable cities requires citizens and politicians to park their differences on the energy transition and other environmental issues. With York having had no Local Plan or vision for its future for over 60 years as a direct result of the inability of its politicians and citizens to work constructively together, and with climate change an ever-growing challenge, we have to dump the party rosettes and get serious. Fortunately there are plenty of other cities across the EU to show us how it is done. 
 
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Posture/Gesture: Paintings of Laurie Lisonbee

BY LAURIE LISONBEE
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 25, 2018

Laurie Lisonbee shows artworks of the human figure in yoga postures as metaphors for states of being. Depictions of bodily contortions and mudras of the hand are crafted into relic-like objects.  From art historical sources, junk piles, and yoga practice, Lisonbee derives a painting process akin to devotional meditation.

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Jump!

BY ADRIENNE ALANE WHITE
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 15, 2018

JUMP! -  Adrienne White is a lifetime yogi, yoga teacher, lover of life, believer in humanity, and tries to practice the art of fearless “jumping”.  She has faith that she will always (in the nick of time) grow her wings on the way down. She started The Collective in Benton Harbor, MI to be a space of community, healing, and a place where deep conversations can be held.  She works every day to stay curious and to listen intently to the siren call of the universe. Serendipity is one of her favorite words.

 

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PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 in Tegus

Greetings from Tegucigalpa, or we locals call it, Tegus! In 3 very short weeks we will be launching the first PechaKucha Night ever in our Central American country of Honduras. We have just revealed our amazing poster designed by the very talented designer Alicia Medina, a cool lady whose experience includes illustration, branding, and art direction among other things. The poster design is based on popular local handicrafts that are a symbol of Honduras - handpainted clay roosters in bright, happy colors.  During this first volume of PechaKucha Tegus we'll be sharing stories from chefs, yoginis, actors, film directors, artists, street artists and even beer brewers. It's bound to be a vibrant mix of ideas and interesting people on this warm summer night.  We'll keep you all posted on how our very first night goes. We're really excited and we think it'll be a total hit. Til next time!

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Matt Alt

Our special "Powered by PechaKucha" event at the Heineken Star Lounge is happening soon, set for Wednesday, May 15, with a regular start time of 20:20. Join us for a fun event that will be held outdoors, and entry is free! More details here.Over the coming days we'll be highlighting the presenters for the event, and we start with Matt Alt. Author of the "Attack!" series of books that so far have introduced the West to the world of yokai, yurei, and ninjas, for our "green" themed event he will enlighten us about the traditional green creature known as the kappa.ハイネケンが期間限定で原宿にオープンしているHeineken Star Loungeにて5月15日(水曜日)にPechaKuchaイベントを行います。場所は東京都渋谷区神宮前6-28-6 旧B6ビル、20:20スタートです。当日のプレゼンターの方々を紹介していきます。まず初めは、忍者、妖怪そして幽霊についての海外向けの本「The Attack!」三部作を出版されているMatt Altさん。ハイネケンカラーである、「グリーン」にちなんで緑の妖怪、河童についてプレゼンテーションしてくださいます。

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Thank You!

Big, big thanks to everyone who made it out to last night's Vol. 104 -- what a night! It was our second busiest event this year (after our special Vol. 100, of course), and the lineup was as fun and diverse as we were hoping. We'll be sharing the presentations from the event online over the next few days, and stay tuned for photos as well. Pictured, an Instagram shot taken by Mark Dytham during the night.And mark your calendars for July's Vol. 105 (on the 31st), which will be our last PechaKucha Night of the summer!PechaKucha Night 東京104(会場写真)にお越しいただきありがとうございました。様々なジャンルからのプレゼンターが会場を盛り上げてくれました。近日中にPechaKucha Nightの公式ウェブサイトにてプレゼンテーションと写真を公開いたします。次回のPechaKucha Night 東京105は7月31日(水曜日)です。

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You and Your Bad Habits: Why it's Not All Your Fault

We are what we repeatedly do. And what we repeatedly do has a tremendous impact on the people around us. Kelley Amadei has lots of bad habits. Habit is a word we toss around, but habits, as she says, are very personal. In “You and Your Bad Habits: Why it’s Not All Your Fault” from PKN Garrison Vol. 7, Kelley speaks about the research she has done to understand why our brains are constantly seeking the satisfaction of bad habits.

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Yoga: Now and Zen

“Yoga is connecting us deeper to ourselves, others, and something greater.” Yoga Coach Carrie Wenzel speaks about the history and benefits of yoga. In “Yoga: Now and Zen” from PKN Erfurt Vol. 2 she shows us that yoga can be done by anyone, how it can benefit you, and her personal pilgrimage to India to learn from the masters.

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The York Arts Barge

"York has no dedicated social art space. York should have one. We want to create one ...and we want to create it on a barge." In "The York Arts Barge" from PechaKucha Night York Vol. 8 Marcia Mackey and Christian Topman discuss their project that aims to convert a floating river barge into a dedicated arts centre, filling a need for which York currently lacks. Here they share their vision and inspirations for the barge, the positive impact it will have on the community, and the challenges they face in hosting art on the River Ouse. 

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Passion For People And Stories

"Everything is changing and it's driving me mad but I have to accept it, and that's kind of fun."In "Passion For People And Stories" from PechaKucha Night York, Vol. 9, Mike Cooper discusses his mantra of "everything has a story" and shares his thoughts on not getting caught up in the what of what you do, but instead being able to focus on the why.

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Tick-tock Graphic Design

"His often illegible, unreadable spreads taught my generation to break all the rules."In "Tick-tock Graphic Design" from PechaKucha Night York's Vol. 9 event, “Inspired: What Makes York’s Creative Minds Tick”, Tony Beresford chronologically charts the things that have inspired him and the project he has cut his teeth on as a graphic designer as he has grown over time, starting with toxic crayons, to comic books, to album covers, to magazines and beyond. 

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PechaKucha "People": Yoda

For this week's PechaKucha People(?) spotlight, may the Force be with PechaKucha Degobah's veteran organizer, Yoda! In addition to running a stellar PKN series in the swamps of the purest corner of the galaxy, Yoda also serves on the Jedi Council as the Grand Master! Wow! In his words, "If creativity you seek, PechaKucha you will find."

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Thank you thank you!

Thank you thank you to all the people who were part of our first PechaKucha Night in Lilongwe! The night wouldn't have been the same without participation from our excellent presenters and our captive audience.  We're looking to have vol. 2 so if you've got an idea for a presentation let us know. Photos coming soon! Thanks again, Jessica(for the PechaKucha Lilongwe Team)