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Columbus @ The Art of Yoga
Dec 08, 2016

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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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Yoga: Now and Zen

BY CARRIE WENZEL
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 22, 2014

"Yoga is a meditative exercise that anybody can do almost anywhere."

Carrie Wenzel talks about the growing popularity, benefits and history of yoga. She also speaks about her pilgrimage to India to learn more about the philosophy, as well as postures and breathing exercises practiced, to achieve a balanced control of the body and mind.

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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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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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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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PechaKucha at the Heineken Star Lounge

This week, the PechaKucha series in Tokyo heads to Harajuku for an outdoor "Powered by PechaKucha" event at the Heineken Star Lounge (pictured). Our theme for the night is "green," and that means ANYTHING green. What can you expect? A man who designs "acoustic plants," a survey of green characters and superheroes, an outlook of eco-powered projects courtesy of Greenz.jp, a guide to one of Japan's traditional yokai (the green kappa, of course), a profile of Mario's lesser known green-wearing brother, and much, much more...It all takes place this Wednesday (May 15), with presentations kicking off at 20:20  -- and entrance is free! For more details on the event -- including the full lineup of speakers -- please visit our official event page (we have a Facebook event page too). Heineken Star Lounge is a premium thirst quenching pop-up space collaboration between Klein Dytham architecture and Ultra Super New, and is open through May 25.

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When Rice Attacks!

Sometimes, when the night is dark and the fog rolls in from the paddies, the rice boy rises up... Resident yokai expert Matt Alt comes at us with yet another fascinating look into the world of Japanese monsters. In "When Rice Attacks!" from a special コメ展 x PechaKucha edition of PKN Tokyo, he elaborates on the creatures that lurk between lines of planted rice paddies. 

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Spirited Figures

Mythical Japanese monsters inspired this designer to dream up all sorts of mischievous characters. 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. In "Spirited Figures" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 116, 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.

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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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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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PechaKucha People: Mariko Yokogi

We put our PechaKucha People Spotlight on PKN Tokyo's own Mairko Yokogi who, among so many other titles, is HQ's resident consigliere, creative director, and Japan network coordinator. Adding an invaluable list of skills and experience of the PK Global Organization, Mariko is truly a blessing to us all. Check out some of her personal works, accomplishments, and accolades at http://www.marikoyokogi.com/Photo by the talented Martin Holtkamp with whom Mariko frequently collaborates.

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PK People: Mariko Yokogi

As our Japan Huddle 2017 organizer meetup has come to a close, there is one person in particular that has not only contributed to its seamless organization and execution but has consistently supported the successful curation of PechaKucha events in Tokyo. This very special PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PechaKucha HQ's very own curative coordinator, Mariko Yokogi. With Mariko's diligence in keeping our humble headquarters running smoothly, she has become an invaluable part of our team and an important member of both the Japanese and Global PechaKucha community. From everyone at HQ, thank you for everything you do, Mariko!