EVENT: Yoga and Brunch Conversations with Urban Yogis
Yoga and Brunch at Faber Peak
CONNECTING BEYOND THE YOGA PRACTICE
MONTHLY YOGA CONVERSATIONS TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY
One of the greatest joys of practicing yoga is the access to a community of like-minded people who endeavor towards greater health, wellness, and quality interactions. However, too often, we go into a yoga class, do our practice, and once it’s over, we roll our mats and leave. In doing so, we leave behind the opportunity for new meaningful interactions, and the potential for major life shifts. We believe that it’s not just the practice on the mat that brings positive benefits to one’s life, but the relationships we build within the community that helps us grow. Our monthly yoga and brunch talks are important platforms that encourages each person bring their own experiences to the table.
In partnership with One Faber Group, the event will take place at Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro, perched atop the lush greenery of Mount Faber Park. It will begin with a one-hour yoga practice, led by Urban Yogis co-founder, Kathy Gabriel. Following the yoga class, participants will be divided into small groups of 8 to have discussions over an exclusive healthy brunch set at the alfresco dining area surrounded by majestic views of the rainforest hillside. Each group will receive a set of discussion prompts to guide you in your sharing circles.
9.30 – 10.30 am – Yoga Practice
10.30 – 11.00 am – Fresh Juice & Rest
11.00 am onwards – Brunch & Chat
OPEN, MULTI-LEVEL PRACTICE
This is a 1hr practice suitable for all levels of practitioners. This class will grounded in anatomy, biomechanics, breathwork, somatic movement and embodied wisdom. Move through a series of postures and transitions from a multitude of traditions that encourage fluid dynamics and health throughout your whole system.
HARMONY, COMMUNITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
We live in a world which is increasingly divided in thought, values and ideals. The empowered voices of many means that we are encouraged to speak up for what we honor. But how do we maintain harmony in the face of conflicting values and ideals? We have much to learn from the lessons on our yoga mats. The balancing act of bringing ourselves into a state of harmony in our yoga practice, when so many opposing experiences may be present, is a good lesson in navigating difficult conversations. Awareness, present-centeredness and a focus on balance are central to maintaining harmony. In this brunch conversations, we encourage you to share the tools you use and the experience you’ve had in maintaining harmonious friendships, family relationships, work environments and community. Discussion prompts will be provided to guide you into meaningful conversations with one another.
The event will take place at Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro located at Faber Peak. At 100m above sea level, the lush greenery of one of the oldest parks in Singapore will truly allow you to immerse and stay connected to the earth.
60-minute yoga class (please bring your own yoga mat)
1 Cable Car ticket from HarbourFront Cable Car Station to Mount Faber Cable Car Station, and Mount Faber Cable Car Station to Harbourfront Cable Car Station (for event day only)
Set Lunch – Anti-Oxidant (a fresh pressed green juice) and a choice of one main (Wild Mushroom Aglio Olio (vegetarian-friendly) OR Herb Roasted Half Chicken).*
*Option to choose set lunch
* Alcohol and items outside of the set menu are not included
All upcoming Yoga & Brunch events at Arbora
Sunday March 21, 2021
- 9:30am - 10:30am
- Hatha Yoga
- An uplifting movement practice
- 11:00am - 12:30pm
- Brunch Talks
- Brunch and small group conversations: Harmony, Community, and Accountability (discussion prompts will be provided as guidance)
Julie MoksimCo-owner & Yoga InstructorI’m Singaporean by birth, global citizen by lifestyle, having lived in Indonesia, Egypt and India as a child and young adult, and later in the United States, Laos and Myanmar. My spark for yoga began while I was living in Boston in 2003, but my calling to teach grew much later out of the joy that I developed as a teacher’s assistant at the studio that I attended regularly. After completing a teacher training in Bali with Rachel Hull, Anna Smallwood, Emil Wendel, James Newman and Dr. Sujatha Kekada in 2011, I moved to Laos and started a yoga cooperative called Luang Prabang Yoga. Both the yoga cooperative and the immersive retreat programs that I lead under Laos Yoga Retreats have in some ways, put Laos on the map as a destination for yoga. I also co-owned a yoga studio in Myanmar between 2017 and 2019. My partnership with Kathy and Urban Yogis has grown out of a collective purpose to share knowledge and bridge the gap between people of different cultures, languages and belief systems. I trust that when a group of people come together from all walks of life, the opportunity for learning is boundless. Yoga has been an essential platform for these gatherings and for experiences that create more open-minded humans. Today, the biggest influence in my practice and teachings is Edward Clark of Tripsichore Yoga. He reinforces the importance of authenticity in how we express ourselves in movement. Ultimately, this translates to authenticity in life. I’d like to say to people out there, don’t be afraid to find out who you are, and when you find that person, don’t be afraid to be the person that you are! Thank you for taking the time to read this and to browse our website and offerings.
Kathy GabrielCo-owner & Yoga InstructorKathy Gabriel is a Yoga teacher, Craniosacral Therapist & Bodyworker licensed under Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT). Although yoga and complementary health was always in her family, she only picked up yoga as teenager during a period of spiritual seeking. She initially sought out Buddhism and meditation out in order to process her grief. Through the years, her understanding of health and wellness began to expand and it was through a holistic practice, she learned how to found solace, ease and balance to move through the different seasons of life. She is deeply passionate about sharing this practice with others, helping them navigate their own journey through the belief that all that one ever needs lies within.