July 9, 2016
The next stop on The 2016 GetOpen Sessions Park Tour Park Tour will be a road trip-worthy New York / Boston crossover event that will bridge the gap between what's House & what's Holistic. Cultivating creative and healing through art & music, GetOpen Sessions & Urban Sanctuary join forces with Lift As We Climb and Listening Party to bring you HEAL & RELEASE, Boston!
HEAL & RELEASE brings to the people a day of holistic advisers, yoga, visual arts kids activities, and movement science featuring exhibitions and all-ages fitness activities in an incredible outdoor atmosphere with an eclectic blend of the beats & vibes to to dance to.
The GetOpen Sessions Park Tour's mission is the realization of the GetOpen Sessions vision in a community friendly and family oriented outdoor environment by teaming with local events, community groups and holistic service providers.
Cher Carter-Hyppolite created Urban Sanctuary and brings the love and energy of dance music culture to the masses in an open, family-friendly, and socially conscious atmosphere.
Linda Wellness Warrior helps women (men welcome) release toxic habits, and uses yoga and nutrition education to help people develop healthier and happier lifestyles.
Hershaba Khefnheru and Kezezra Sakuhai were initiated by The Earth Center in the philosophy and practice of Ka'at Ibi (Kemetic meditation), and continue to share this knowledge with others.
Reggie B is the founder of Fit4Life, and with Joe Patrice, facilitates fitness activities in the community for children and adults, works as a personal trainer, and co-hosts Wrk2Do open mics. fit4life.com
Barrington Edwards is an art educator, illustrator, puppeteer, muralist, and grafitti artist who has shared his talents doing live painting at several Utopia Boston events.
Jeff Henriquez (@Jartista) is a Brooklyn based artist who works in the photo-realistic style. As a "portrait artist of the mundane", he creates simple and powerful compositions from phonebooths and call boxes.
HEALing by touch... Reiki with Chalaun Lomax...
Reiki is a healing technique where energy is channeled into the patient by means of touch to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Chalaun Lomax, long time resident of Dorchester, DBA Oku Healing Arts, Licensed Cosmetologist, Kundalini Reiki
Master, Artist, Metalsmith, Jewelry Designer (whew)
4 Corners Yoga & Wellness is co-founded and co-owned by massage therapist Christine A Rose and yoga teacher Karuna O'Donnell. The ownership team of Christine and Karuna possesses distinct strengths and specialized skills, including solid reputations as established health practitioners with a profound commitment to the health and well-being of all people. 4cornersyogawellness.com
GetOpen Sessions is a free form facilitator of music, community building, and holistic events. Seeded in Brooklyn, but rooted in global friendship,
DeepJust aka Justin Hypppolite is founder of GetOpen Sessions, and needs no introduction in Boston, where he has spun at Uhuru Afrika, Utopia, Be Free, and H.O.M.E. He is also an integral part of Mi Casa es su Casa, a global musical event experience.
MykBzsh's (pronounced Mike Bizzash) style is best described as beat driven, Soulful and Deep; seamlessly weaving eclectic blends of House & Rhythm & Blues. Getopen Sessions co-founder & artistic director, Michael-MykBzsh Jackson came up in Brooklyn's golden age of hip hop, digital pop and dance music revolution and establishing himself as a bona fide triple threat; DJ, B Boy & Graffiti artist. www.mykbzsh.podomatic.com
Hassan Shabazz is part of the GetOpen Sessions family making his first appearance in Boston for Heal & Release. He has spun several outdoor venues in Brooklyn, New York, and New Jersey. www.mixcloud.com/
Dj Mojavi aka Maurice Wilkey has brought his style of soulful dance, r&b, and other afro-diasporic music to the airwaves and dancefloors for over twenty years. He has been a resident at Soul Revival, Be Free, Listening Party, and Lift As We Climb
Jesse Cardoso is founder of Lift As We Climb, a series of fundraising parties designed to integrate art and music, where contributing artists and djs donate to youth-serving organizations. He spun at H.O.M.E., Erato, and Listening Party.
VibeStyLe: Created in 2016, VibeStyLe is New England's hottest new Dancehall crew! With dancers ranging from 6 to adult and Chanel "Ms. 5678" at the helm, VS Crew is quickly setting the Boston scene ablaze! When you see VS perform, you will truly get a taste of island flavor!
Chanel "Ms. 5678" and VibeStyLe are a part of Boston Mobile Dance Studio. A virtual dance studio that offers social dance and movement coaching to individuals, schools, artists, and corporations. www.BostonMobileDance.com
DON'T FORGET YOUR DANCE SHOES, picnic baskets and blankets, tents, chairs, open hearts and minds and above all, POSITIVE ENERGY!
HEAL & RELEASE Boston! is a collaborative initiative.
Hosted by Lift As We Climb, and Listening Party (Boston)
Healing sponsored by URBAN SANCTUARY (New Jersey)
Release sponsoreD by GetOpen Sessions (New York)