Beacon Live Music + Vinyasa Friday, 2/28

This FREE community event is open to the public and is first come, first serve, so please arrive 10-15 minutes early. Advanced registration is required through your MINDBODY account.

Join us for an evening of unheated vinyasa with instructor Heather Cummings accompanied by live music with Stephanie Carlin! To register, find the class on our schedule, click Sign Up, and follow the prompts to create a MINDBODY account if you don’t already have one.

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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 the founder of The Women’s Collective. 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.”