To practice yoga to the accompaniment of Steve Gorn’s bansuri flute is to discover the effortless synchronization between movement and sound, gesture and melody, heart and form. The music sets the tone and mingles with the flow of the class to bring about an all-pervading sense of awareness.
Steve Born is featured on the Grammy winning recording, “Miho – Journey to the Mountain,” with Dhruba Ghosh and the Paul Winter Consort, as well as the Academy Award winning Documentary film, Born into Brothels. He is a disciple of the late bansuri master Sri Gour Goswami, Kolkata, and Pt. Raghunath Seth, Mumbai, whom he often accompanied in concert. Performing Indian Classical Music and new American Music on the bansuri in various concerts and festivals throughout the world, Steve was awarded the Pandit Jasraj Rotary Club of Hyderabad Award for Cross Cultural Achievement in 2013. His numerous recordings include Luminous Ragas, Rasika, Illuminations and Between Two Worlds. Steve’s beautiful play is said to “re-align” the cells.
Nikki Lewitan, RYT – Director, School of Hatha Yoga – has been serving as Director of the School since 2008. In 2010, she partnered with senior teacher David Hollander to co-direct the ISEWU's annual month-long Yoga Teacher Training immersion course. In addition to teaching, she oversees the daily operations of the Yoga School as well as planning retreats and workshops. She has lived and taught at the Ashram since 2007 while studying the yogic scriptures in the original Sanskrit and practicing meditation with several teachers who have deeply influenced her life. She further continues her study of Yoga in the winter months with travels to yoga centers in India, including Yoga Vidya Dham/Yoga Point in Nasik, Patanjala Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Shala in Mysore and Santosh Puri Ashram in Haridwar and, since 2011 has lead an annual 10-day yoga retreat to Peru. For more information on the retreat to Peru please visit: www.sacredyogaperu.com