2 studios in Montréal : 7 avenue Laurier east and 390 Rue Guy

Wanderlust events

 

Wanderlust means a great desire to travel, to learn and discover. Your body is opening up practicing yoga? Open up your mind too with these special nights you will not want to miss.

 

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If you are a member and sign up for an event for free, you have up until 24 hours to cancel otherwise the event fee could be charged. We thank you for your cooperation!

 


January 30th @ 6pm – Griffintown

The Beatdown

Step outside and put up your dukes cuz Montreal’s blue-collar road-warriors The Beatdown are set to knock out their debut self titled full-length this summer!

This hardworking four-piece outfit has a deep and unyielding passion for roots reggae, ska and Jamaican music while adding their own elements of 60’s soul delivered with a gritty and uncompromising punk rock ethic. Formed out of the ashes of the now legendary trad ska soul band The One Night Band, The Beatdown bring the heavy heavy reggae sound to the masses with their explosive recordings and energetic live shows. Although the band formed less than a year ago they have toured more than 10 countries sharing the stage with Vernon Maytone (The Maytones), The Slackers, The Planet Smashers, Chris Murray, U-Roy, Subb and The Johnstones just to name a few and have enjoyed top billing at the Montreal International Reggae Festival, Montreal Ska Fest and the Ottawa Ska Fest among others.

The self-titled record features twelve hard-hitting tracks of pure summer time goodness. Recorded over several months at Indygene studios by producer Alex Giguere (Planet Smashers, Staylefish, The One Night Band, The Real Deal, RDC, Mighty Stef), The Beatdown brought in some good friends and members of the ska elite to lend their talents to a few tracks. Josh Fuhrman (Planet Smashers , Kingpins) on tenor sax, Larry Love (One Night Band) on organ and Patty Tee (Kman & The 45s) on trombone round out this stellar recording.

UPDATE 2012!

They call it Northern Reggae…A one-hundred proof blend of raspy rocksteady, sizzling soul, surf swagger and punkrock pedigree shaken (not stirred) with a double shot of the roughest roots reggae your ears have ever tasted. Pour it into a highball glass over some ice-cold lyrics and you’ve got The Beatdown’s latest full-length offering “Walkin’ Proud”. Following hot on the heels of their acclaimed 2010 self-titled debut, “Walkin’ Proud” is an apologetic collection of thirteen hard driving, soulful bangers coming straight from the gut. The album was recorded almost entirely live off the floor, capturing the raw live energy, urgency and unmarred production that has made The Beatdown an established underground favorite with fans and newbies alike.

Formed in the mean, cold streets of Montreal, The Beatdown rose from the ashes of the late, great One Night Band after their untimely demise in the winter of 2009. Although only together for 3 short years, this intrepid four-piece gang of hoodlums have played more than 300 shows in 15 countries. They’ve appeared at such renowned festivals as Festival d’Ete (CDN), Victoria Skafest (CDN), Rebellion Fest (UK), Mighty Sounds (CZ), SCENE Fest (CDN), POP Montreal (CDN) and many others. They’ve shared the stage with an eclectic mélange of bands including Walk Off The Earth, Fishbone, Black Crowes, The Skatalites, The Slackers, Madball, UK Subs and The Creepshow just to name a few.

This is the real thing kids. Tough as nails, catchy as hell and good to go; The Beatdown are Walkin’ Proud.

$25 – Free for Members RSVP!

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February 15th @ 6pm – Mile End

Catherine Leduc

Catherine Leduc est née en 1979 sur la rive-sud de Trois-Rivières. À 18 ans, son frère lui fait découvrir If you’re feeling sinister du mythique groupe Belle and Sebastian. D’abord, elle déteste. Puis, à force d’écoutes répétées imposées par un frère obsédé par l’album, un déclic se fait : elle est à son tour contaminée. Une histoire de richesse des mélodies, d’originalité et de personnalité forte, des traits qui dicteront à jamais ses goûts musicaux et l’angle qu’elle privilégiera dans ses propres créations.

Au CÉGEP, elle répond à l’appel de l’art en étudiant les arts plastiques, la musique et la construction textile. En 2003, elle arrive à Montréal avec son copain, Matthieu Beaumont. En 2004, ils fondent ensemble Tricot machine. Le duo lance, en 2007, un premier album homonyme qui prend le Québec par surprise. Le culte croit de plus belle avec l’album de Noël 25 décembre (2008), le deuxième album officiel La prochaine étape (2010) et plusieurs prix (Félix de la Révélation de l’année, Prix Miroir du Festival d’été de Québec, Prix Écho de la chanson de la SOCAN, Grand Prix de la relève Archambault, etc.).

En 2012, Catherine a soif de défi et de renouveau. Elle se met à l’écriture et à la composition de Rookie, un premier album solo paru en 2014. Puis elle ressurgit en 2017 avec Un bras de distance avec le soleil. Sur ces deux albums, elle explore des thématiques similaires largement inspirées par son parcours unique dans l’univers de la musique. Dans un genre manifestement libéré des carcans de la chanson, Catherine Leduc met de l’avant sa vulnérabilité, ausculte ses plus intimes paradoxes et dissèque son expérience comme créatrice au sein d’un milieu qui redonne peu. Son complexe de « débutante », très à l’avant-plan sur Rookie, fait aujourd’hui place à sa quête pour le droit à la différence sur Un bras de distance avec le soleil.

Le temps et l’expérience lui ont certainement donné un recul, un angle différent : en marge des lésions et du doute, il y a aussi un émerveillement, la fierté d’avoir ce point de vue unique, une détermination à continuer de créer pour se saisir soi.

La musique, Catherine Leduc le sait maintenant, est une muse traîtresse. La meilleure manière de négocier avec elle est de voir chaque album non pas comme le reflet exact de soi dans un miroir, mais bien comme un périple, une exploration, une expérience. Celle qui pense être allée jusqu’au bout de ce qu’Un bras de distance avec le soleil réclamait d’elle ne s’étonnerait pas que sa quête l’appelle dans un tout autre territoire, encore, la prochaine fois.

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Yin Music Live 

Asami Martens accompanied by Francis Lehoux on Piano

11th of January @ 7:30pm – Mile End 

Our suggestion is quite simple: settle in.

Let the postures and the rhythm of the music do the rest. You will be embraced by the subtle power of Francis Lehoux’s piano prowess through a Yin yoga class guided by Asami.

And just when you think it’s over, you’ll enjoy even more! The mariage of Music and Yoga will be making even more sens when you’ll soften in your delicious savasana.

Open your eyes. Feel the effects of wellbeing.

 

Regular 25$ * – Free for our members

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Yin Music Live 

Adam Mahmoud accompanied by Coralie Gauthier on Harp

23th of January at 7:30pm – Griffintown

Our suggestion is quite simple: settle in.

Let the postures and the rhythm of the music do the rest. You will be embraced by the subtle power of Coralie Gauthier’s harp prowess through a Yin yoga class guided by Adam.

And just when you think it’s over, you’ll enjoy even more! The mariage of Music and Yoga will be making even more sens when you’ll soften in your delicious savasana.

Open your eyes. Feel the effects of wellbeing.

 

Regular 25$ * – Free for our members

Click here to reserve your spot! 


And more Yin Music Live to come…

Mile End

8th of February: Class guided by Asami Martens and accompanied by Shelby Cohen on Guitar

8th of March: Class guided by Asami Martens and accompanied by Stefan Scheider on low drumbs, gong and electronics

Griffintown

20th of February: Class guided by Chloe Robertson and accompanied by Oriane on Violon

20th of March: Class guided by Adam Mahmoud and accompanied by Dan Goldman on Guitar