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420 Decompression with Ganja Yoga

Round off your 420 celebration in the most restorative way with Ganja Yoga on Sunday, 4/22. Join Jess Dugan for a 75 minute slow flow followed by a 30 minute sound healing with Rachel Dugas. Visual art provided by the talented, The Art of Ishka Lha

Tickets at:
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/evolver/162178/

Located above 19th Bart Station, address provided with ticket purchase. 

JESS DUGAN

Jess Dugan was the first teacher to expand Ganja Yoga ™ into a new city. Her bi-weekly classes have been featured internationally and are praised by a returning student base. She has since entered a partnership with GY™ founder, Dee Dussault to support the growth and traction of the brand and its community.

Her work draws on her experience as employee number one at The ArcView Group-- our nation's first cannabis investment firm--where she helped facilitate the funding of more than 60 companies with a capital raise of $50+ million and an additional $750k for drug policy reform initiatives. While stewarding ArcView’s investor community, she launched a business-mindfulness initiative to help combat the heavy demands felt across the emerging sector. 

Jess believes a sustainable business starts with sustainable employees and applies this mindset to the GY™ expansion. Her commitment to wellness in the workplace has led her to produce and sell-out private retreats designed for cannabis industry professionals. 

Prior to her work in VC, she ran a conscious-living blog dedicated to the appreciation of live music and covered events internationally.

www.Jessicadugan.com

RACHEL DUGAS

Rachel Dugas is a performance artist, sound healing practitioner, and cannabis educator. As a young girl, she began her musical journey through classical piano and ballet. A love for drumming, singing, hip-hop and West African dance opened her up to the spiritual healing power of music and dance as she explored the freedom of self-expression. As a student of Yoga of the Voice with Silvia Nakkach, she holds a certification in Sound, Voice, and Music in the Healing Arts from the California Institute of Integral Studies and has studied Indian Dhrupad singing with masters Uday Bhawalkar and Nirmalya Dey.  

Rachel entered the cannabis industry four years ago as a Marketing Manager at Firefly Vaporizer, and became passionate about the benefits of mindful cannabis use. Alongside her work with sound and music, she consults with a variety of cannabis companies, curates cannabis experiences, and writes educational content for health website HelloMD.  

Her monthly CannaCosmic sound healing events explore cannabis consciousness through shamanic music and medicine melodies with the goal of creating the space to support each other on our spiritual paths with cannabis, cultivate positive energy around the plant, and listen for messages the plant may have for us on our individual and collective journeys.

www.dugasounds.com

Ishka Lha

My work is a reflection of how we experience life with an attitude of thanks, grace, and play. When we do this, reality is a lot more like a dream. Everything takes on an air of fluidity, and there is more space in our minds to experience moments like water in a river, continuing onward without resistance to what is. This does not mean that we give up the power of choice, or that we "give in" to whatever comes our way—to emulate the river is to understand that the nature of the river is to keep on. Water does not hold onto the riverbank, it simply flows.

One purpose of my work is to act as a reminder that the world is not black and white. If we remain present, patient, and curious throughout life, we judge others and ourselves less often, and adapt more easily and frequently to beneficial change. This is the result of a grand collaboration of events! The style and subject matter in my art represent the ability to experience perfection as a wondrous state of transformation, acknowledging each phase and form of existence as part of a sacred universal process. Once we are able to perceive our interdependence with all things, we can synchronize our perspective with and direction towards the greatest landscape of interconnection we can imagine, and life becomes the most exhilarating game we've ever played. 

We are all born with infinite potential to create beauty; and as we fulfill our basic needs, and honor our potential, we offer the world the greatest gift. When we do and say things that bring others and ourselves real joy, we are creating beauty. When we live authentically to our individual nature in empowering ways while encouraging others to do the same, we are making art. Through creative expression and compassionate communication, differences between individuals become opportunities for understanding instead of conflict, art instead of destruction, poetry instead of war. We find hope in what may have once been great disappointment. Negative concepts about God and religion are transmuted into diverse pathways that lead straight to the heart. We accept all as beings that simply love and need to be loved.

www.ishkanexus.com

Earlier Event: April 16
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Later Event: May 11
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