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Twelve Moments: New Year’s Day Crystal Bowls

Monday, January 1, 2018
12:00 PM

Dana Shamas, Crystal Bowls
Pay What You Can, suggested value $10

The Rothko Chapel honored the start of the New Year with the sound of crystal bowls resonating throughout the Chapel, led by yoga teacher and Bayou Bliss Yoga founder Dana Shamas. We began the year with a fresh intention through the cleansing vibrations of the bowls.

About the presenter:
Fourteen years of practice and intensive study with master yoga teachers inform the teachings of Dana Shamas, founder of Bayou Bliss Yoga. Through her yoga practice, she has learned to walk through the challenges of life with grace, and enjoys helping her clients to do the same. Dana began her yoga practice while studying at Bryn Mawr College before moving to New York and London, where yoga helped to keep her grounded after long days at the Goldman Sachs office. Later on, she took her practice with her to U.C. Berkeley where she earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business, and subsequently helped to start a variety of socially-conscious companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dana uses the infinitely powerful tool of human breath to help bring about awareness and positive change in her clients lives. A certified transformational breath facilitator, she leads individual, corporate and group breath sessions, and offers life coaching. She is grateful to be back home, once again serving her home city of Houston, and passing on the gifts she has gathered during her life and study.

About the series:
Since September 2005, on the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm, the Rothko Chapel hosts a meditation or contemplative practice focusing on a different spiritual or faith tradition featuring teachers and religious leaders from throughout the greater Houston community. The Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions series provides opportunities for visitors to learn more about a specific spiritual or faith tradition, and experience a related meditation or contemplative practice, such as prayer, chanting, etc.

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