Join Jackie for a special yoga class with her friend, yoga practitioner, and artist, Stephanie Carlin. Stephanie is one of those artists that defies the typical new-age genres. Join her for this special, decadent yoga class as she fearlessly mixes ancient Sanskrit mantras with rebellious, modern chants.
“We have forgotten our power. And there’s nothing more important to me than people getting how powerful they are,” shares Stephanie Carlin. The musical sage presides over a multi-dimensional platform as a speaker and singer-songwriter, kids record label founder, and life coach for artists. She’s on a mission to empower people to shed self-doubt and discover their truth.
Her latest album "Reclamation: A Collection Of Mantras" boasts an in-the-moment electricity seldom experienced with devotional music. The track “Lokah Samastah” simmers with touches of Afro-beat, chiming guitars, dreamy harmony vocals, and slow-burn soulful vocals. Here, set against traditional texts, Stephanie challenges what it takes to be an enlightened spirit. Her rendition of “Hare Krishna” is like no other. Stephanie brings the other worldly composition to street level with brawny rock guitars, and surging and passionate singing. Other tracks favor ambitious arrangements with mesmerizing ethereal touches, sweetly soulful vocals, and forays into majestic rock epic territory.
Stephanie’s vocals are richly dynamic, spanning woozy sensuality to soaring emotionality. Lyrically, Stephanie is unafraid to make traditional texts resonant in today’s world with her own insights and commentary. “I hear all these yogis and gurus and spiritual teachers saying, ‘Just be free! Just take a deep breath and let the day go, RIGHT NOW!’ What does that even mean?” She continues, “I’m really looking at our triggers, our resignation, our cynicism, to actually release what stops us from being free. That’s what I write about. The scary work of looking, acknowledging, and if we have the courage, transforming it all.”
Directions: Classes are held in the Barn at Avalon Park & Preserve, on Shep Jones Lane, Stony Brook, NY. From the Park House located at 200 Harbor Road, travel up Harbor Road until you reach your second left, a dirt road called Shep Jones Lane. Turn left onto Shep Jones Lane and proceed until you reach the wooden gates and the Barn on your left.