Bhava Fridays™ offers a live musical & yoga experience. Our special signature class of Abhaya Yoga, is the perfect end to your week. The teacher and the musician collaborate to create the mood, vibe, or “bhav”. Enjoy a sweet, flowing asana practice attuned to the musical ambience while cultivating devotion and surrender. Let your mind go, be carried by the magical sounds, and allow your heart and body be free to celebrate Friday night, 6:45 – 8 PM!

Bhava Schedule – Abhaya Gowanus

Date
Teacher
Musical Talent
Description
October 12
Tara Glazier
Sarthak Mudgal
Coming Soon
October 19
Tara Glazier
Kevin Vertrees
Kevin Vertrees is a singer, pianist, composer and community organizer based in Brooklyn, New York. With Columbus, Ohio roots and a degree in Music Composition from the Ohio State University, Vertrees is a versatile musician that draws from jazz, classical, soul, spiritual and rock influences. Vertrees’ music is a confluence of his “heart of it all” background and a visionary’s ambition for a better world. His interests include secular and sacred music, and combining the use of popular song forms with elements of improvisation, poetry and collaborative artistic expressions. Calling DUMBO Brooklyn, NY as his home base for over 2 decades, Kevin has organized and lead several arts organizations including Smack Mellon Studios, the Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra, and SkyDog Projects, a project that explored the intersection of farming, art and organizing communities to protect the environment.
November 2
Tara Glazier
Coming Soon
Coming Soon
November 16
Tara Glazier
Clinton Greenlee
Clinton Greenlee is a New York City based musician, composer, and educator. As a composer/performer, Clinton fuses styles from all around the world all while keeping the intention of supporting and inspiring those practicing the spiritual traditions of Yoga and Meditation. As a bassist he also performs new original music all throughout the city and northeast with many different popular groups including Arjun, Inti & the Moon, Jack Ross, Justin J Llyfe Thomas, and the Kobi Arad Band. A Virginia native, Clinton is a proud graduate of George Mason University’s School of Music. It was here that Clinton was first exposed to music as a healing art working under the direction of Dr. Glenn Smith. In his post graduate studies he is training to become an Alexander Technique teacher with Ann Rodiger at the Balance Arts Center.

Origins of the word Bhava

“Bhava is a sanskrit word that can be defined as “a way of being, a state of mind, temperament, attitude, personal manner, and also, “mood, feeling, sentiment, emotion”. In some contexts, it also means “inner essence or “spiritual heart”.”
Excerpt Exquisite Love, by Bill Mahony

Mahabhava: “The “great state, sublime state” that is Love; similarly, the devotional love that supports, stands within, and yet also transcends all other states.”
Excerpts from Exquisite Love, by Bill Mahony

Testimonials

Miriam Butterman
“Friday evening Bhava class is deeply integrated and open experience of movement, wisdom and music. It’s evening of letting go with the body, while my mind rests into my heart. I’ve been coming to Bhava classes for six years and the evening never fails me. I leave with a reset into my natural vibe, blissed out each and every time.”
– Miriam B.

On the banks of the Yamuna
The flute was heard.
The Flute-Player has captured my heart,
My soul has not strength to withstand.
Dark Himself,
Krishna is seated on a dark blanket
By the waters of the Yamuna.
On hearing the sounds of the flute
I lose body-consciousness,
My body remaining like a stone.
15th-16th century poet, Mirabai