About our Yoga Masterclass
A Jivamukti Yoga Master Class will be taught by the renowned advanced Jivamukti Yoga teachers , Yogeswari & Rima. They were named by Sonima as two of the most influential yoga teachers in America.
This multi-level master class will guide you to move into advanced postures by injecting the mystical into the physical. Ancient yogis understood that the body comes into the alchemy of movement when instilled with intention, purpose, and connection. Postures are skillfully introduced and sequenced with increasing intensity, infused with non-dogmatic Yoga philosophy, suggestions from one’s own voice as revealed in the chanting of ancient mantras, as well as the all-elusive sound of one’s own breath. Variations to optional advanced poses are offered so practitioners can work at their own level, moving through arm balances, deep hip openers, twists, chest expanding backbends and inversions.
Through a feeling of integration, greater stamina, and inner poise, expect increased vitality and greater clarity in all modes of self-expression.
Loung Ung, Guest Speaker
Activist, survivor, author and co-screenplay writer of First They Killed My Father directed by Angelina Jolie now streaming on Netflix. A storyteller who inspires resilience and sharing healing stories from pages to screens.Loung Ung is public speaker, bestselling author of First They Killed My Father, Lucky Child, and Lulu in the Sky, and a co-screenplay writer of a 2017 Netflix Original Movie produced and directed by Angelina Jolie based on her memoir, First They Killed My Father. Loung started her activism work in 1993 when she became the Community Educator for a domestic shelter in Maine. Since then, she has worked on various campaigns to end violence against women, to end the use of child soldiers, and to eradication landmines globally. In 1995, Loung made her first trip back to Cambodia—and has returned on over forty trips—devoting herself to helping her native land heal from the traumas of war. In 2013, Loung expanded her activism reach to screenplay writing, and was one of the writers for Girl Rising, a groundbreaking film directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins.
Reggie Hubbard, Guest Speaker
Founder and Chief Serving Officer of Active Peace Yoga. Reggie is a Teacher, Wellbeing and Mental Health Advocate, Strategist, and Conscious Human who is inspiring people and organizations to live more peacefully and courageously seek transformative change.
Reggie began his yoga journey in November 2014 seeking to alchemize and navigate extreme professional adversity. Through disciplined practice, ruthless focus and surrender to inner peace he has adopted the yogic path, now as a 500 hour certified yoga teacher who has extensively studied with leading teachers such as Faith Hunter, Amy Ippoliti, Yogarupa Rod Stryker and Sri Dharma Mittra and countless other amazing teachers he has encountered along the way.
Reggie teaches Members of Congress, Congressional Staff, leading progressive organizations and individuals, sharing techniques for growing peace and ease as a foundation, not an afterthought. He also advises yoga communities, yoga studios, teachers and the broader wellness industry on the importance of diversity and inclusion, opening the practice to all and eliminating exclusionary cultures and habits.
His teaching practice is designed for all levels and lifestyles, the only thing required is an open mind. The focus of his teaching is to bring more peace and balance to activists AND to guide the wellness community toward being more engaged, concerned citizens. Achieving this balance is how we catalyze transformative change.
In addition to his yogic activities, Reggie has held many senior strategic and logistical roles across a variety of fields, ranging from global marketing, digital and community organizing, government relations, international education to Presidential campaigning. He currently serves as a senior political strategist for a leading progressive campaigning organization, managing their relationships, impact and communications with Capitol Hill. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Yale University and an MBA in international strategy from the Vlerick Business School in Belgium.Loung Ung is public speaker, bestselling author of First They Killed My Father, Lucky Child, and Lulu in the Sky, and a co-screenplay writer of a 2017 Netflix Original Movie produced and directed by Angelina Jolie based on her memoir, First They Killed My Father. Loung started her activism work in 1993 when she became the Community Educator for a domestic shelter in Maine. Since then, she has worked on various campaigns to end violence against women, to end the use of child soldiers, and to eradication landmines globally. In 1995, Loung made her first trip back to Cambodia—and has returned on over forty trips—devoting herself to helping her native land heal from the traumas of war. In 2013, Loung expanded her activism reach to screenplay writing, and was one of the writers for Girl Rising, a groundbreaking film directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins.
Loung has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, People Magazine, CNN, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and The Today Show. In addition, she has been the subject of documentary films broadcast by Nightline, German ARTE, and Japanese NHK. Loung has given hundreds of keynote addresses at numerous forums in the U.S. and internationally, including at, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Philips Academy, Facing History and Ourselves, Women in the World Summit, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Mexico 1 Million Youth Summit.
Our Special Venue
"When the world seems to be imploding, there are a few simple things that are required and yet so often ignored or missed…the old philosophical trifecta – beauty, goodness + truth. SOUK STUDIO offers up all three, right out of the elevator door."
SOUK is a contemporary yoga studio designed to create connections by coming together in the practice of yoga, storytelling, music and sweat.
"We host an incredible group of teachers from around the world representing the most significant lineages of yoga. Our classes are accessible to all levels of practitioners and draw from ancient teachings as they pragmatically relate to the times we live in.
We are a community of Yoga practitioners finding in vigorous conscious movement an opening for non-dogmatic self inquiry. We invite you to exchange ideas and energy, disrupt stagnation with movement, become comfortable with stillness, commit to yourself and your practice.
It’s possible to feel invigorated, alert, attuned, poised, empowered, endeared, supported, aligned, present, purposeful and in your power. At SOUK we believe it’s possible at any age, given any state of mind, and at every stage of life."
AZAHAR Foundation's contribution is deeply rooted in education, using methodologies that promote consciousness, peacebuilding and well-being at individual and community levels. We contribute to empowering individuals to heal so that they can facilitate the healing of communities and societies at large. AZAHAR Foundation enables community exchanges and inter- actions while exposing local communities and prospect community leaders to tools and practices that empower them. Yoga, Meditation, and Arts are the preferred creative methods that challenge the confines of conventional peacebuilding and development. Peace is Possible.