YogaLOVE 2015 Presenters
In addition to nine amazing teachers leading this year’s event, we have a few other treats lined up for you at YogaLOVE 2015! Read on to learn about the event’s DJ and soundbath artists, as well as Street Yoga’s founder and community activist Sandy Brown.
Reinier Voorwinde DJ Drishti
DJ Drishti was born and raised in Amsterdam, Holland. After moving to Seattle, he became an avid Yogi and started creating playlists for local Yoga Studio’s. He now performs Live DJ sets and collaborates with many yoga teachers and studio’s throughout the Pacific Northwest, designing custom playlists for Hatha, Power Vinyasa and Yin Yoga classes, as well as BlackLight Yoga workshops. Combining multiple genres, including Melodic House, Electronic and Chill Out, his Live DJ sets can also be experienced each year at festivals like Burning Man and numerous Yoga Retreats he co-hosts around the world.
Candice Sumera is a certified practitioner of Tama-Do (Way of the Soul) a program of non-invasive healing therapies using Sound, Color, & Movement. Her background as a performer ultimately led her to this dynamic healing art through which she realized her Soul’s desire was to heal and be healed. She is now delighted to share this work in the form of private sessions and group workshops. Additional information may be found on her website and on Facebook.
Lucas is from Bainbridge Island WA. His musical journey has taken him across the US and oversees playing bass with touring artists and studio bands. Lucas’ latest gig is playing Kototama or “Language of the Soul”, a shamanic practice utilizing all acoustic instruments around the body. Lucas is excited to bring his personal musical vision to the emerging world of Sound Healing.
Mark Lilly Founder, Street Yoga
Mark Lilly is a mindfulness and communication trainer who has taught workshops all over North America to widely diverse audiences including physicians, nurses, social workers, police officers, therapists, mental health workers and countless others. Mark is the founder and Board President of Street Yoga.
Mark has extensive expertise in community- as well as hospital-based mindfulness practices, and is initiating Mindful Communication workshops for physicians, along with similar trainings for nurses and social workers. In addition to ongoing work with Street Yoga, he has developed the practice of Body-Mind Rehab Therapy, which he currently offers to pediatric inpatients recovering from significant illness or injury, at Portland’s Emanuel Hospital. He is also co-creator of the Mindful Parents & Caregiver program which serves social workers and their client families with practical, everyday mindfulness.
Mark has developed many specialized mindfulness curricula in addition to the core and advanced Street Yoga trainings, including specialized work for young people recovering from sexual abuse, and workshops for adults moving through entrenched traumas or grappling with high-intensity communication situations.
For Mark, yoga is an everyday survival skill, a practice he has shared with thousands of youth through Street Yoga. He still lives with the tremors of traumas past and realizes the delicate line between suffering and awakening. His teaching emphasizes cultivation of the best within each of us by using the authentic stories and experiences that illuminate our being and drive our teaching to places of deep truthfulness. Through it all, he brings a lightness and love to his teaching that is rooted in humility, grace and joy.
Sandy Brown Community Activist
Progressive faith leader, human rights activist, and lifelong Democrat Sandy Brown was raised in White Center in a Mexican-American family, graduated from UW, and is a proud father of two. Sandy co-founded the King County Committee to End Homelessness, fought suburban anti-homeless restrictions, and built one of Seattle’s most effective shelters. Sandy was a spokesperson for the R74 marriage equality campaign and after Sandy Hook helped build the movement to expand criminal background checks—passing I-594 and earning Washington Ceasefire 2013 Citizen of the Year. A passionate public school advocate, Sandy was president of the Lake Washington School Board. Learn more about Sandy on his website.