Deep Time Yoga @ NOCTURNA
Tracing the incredible journey of your body’s atoms
Our bodies are made from stardust: from the residue of supernovae, long, long ago. That stardust held the elements that form the building blocks of life. Over billions of years, some of that stardust coalesced to become our living, breathing human forms.
Join yoga teacher and science communicator, Penny Jones and cellist Georgia Shine for a guided journey through this phenomenal history. This is a yoga class like no other – embedded within scientific story, immersed in a soundscape of live cello and vocals, and surrounded by stunning art projections by artist Bruce Moyle.
No yoga experience (or stretchiness) is required, and the yoga will be highly accessible. It will be suitable and adjustable for most bodies. Anyone with very limited movement, or who feels movement is not right for them, is very welcome to simply come and receive the story, music and projections either in a seat or lying down. Chairs and blankets can be provided.
All ages are welcome but this event will be most suitable for those over 12.
Yoga mats will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. This event will take place in the Tin Shed at Spring Bay Mill, and is part of the NOCTURNA Dark Sky Retreat Weekend.
Penny Jones is a transdisciplinary scientist, science communicator, educator, yoga teacher and musician, with a passion for blending science with creative, experiential practices to reconnect us with the awe, wonder and beauty of the natural world. Penny’s research expertise spans archaeology, paleoclimatology, palaeoecology, fire ecology, aerobiology and public health, and she uses this breadth of disciplinary perspectives to support a rich and diverse science communication practice. Penny’s science communication is deeply rooted in storytelling techniques, and since 2015 she has been collaborating with visual artists and musicians to develop a portfolio spanning from essays and education resources for art exhibitions, to short films, and performances melding art, science and song. She extends her work to foster holistic understanding and engagement with the natural world through more formal education settings at the University of Tasmania, where she has developed highly successful, accessible public facing short courses, and leads the unit ‘Living with Fire’.
Georgia Shine is a cellist, vocalist, improviser, and multi-disciplinary artist. University of Queensland graduate in Music Performance (Hons) and an Alexander Technique teacher, she is the founder of Moving Connections, which uses live music , improvised dance and therapeutic art practices to build community cohesion.
Georgia has performed around Australia with the Southern Cross Soloists, the Armilla Quartet, Nessi Gomes and most recently with the Tasmanian folk duo, Yyan and Emily. Her festival appearances include Dark MOFO, Bangalow Music Festival, Island Elements, Beaker St Festival, The Unconformity, Cygnet Folk Festival, Mt Roland Folk Festival and Woodford Folk Festival. Georgia also performs regularly as a solo cellist.
Being also an improvisational dancer and national award-winning visual artist, Georgia is currently working on her own body of performance art that is inspired by the connection between the diversity of the Tasmanian landscape and her own ecology of artistic practices.
Spring Bay Mill
Spring Bay Mill is a sustainable events venue on the east coast of lutruwita/Tasmania. Garden-to-plate goodness, modern facilities, award-winning accommodation and an intricate landscape yield to a backdrop like no other for events that are both intimate and spectacular.
Everyone enters key spaces via gentle ramps and wide doors. Fully wheelchair accessible accommodation is available in the Ridge Quarters. Note the site is large and some areas require a walk over uneven surfaces. With advance notice, we can offer any of our guests with mobility needs the option to be escorted around the site in our electric shuttle bus ‘The Volts Wagon.’ Please contact us in advance if you have any accessibility concerns or questions. Please note, as a Dark Sky Event, we will be using minimal lighting at night. We recommend bringing a red torch to assist with moving around the site. For particular accessibility concerns please contact [email protected]