Yin Yoga

Basking in Gravity: Yin Yoga with Cosmic
Healer 
3631 E. Raymond St.
Indianapolis, IN 

• Sunday, December 8, 2019
• Doors at 11am
• Yoga + meditation from 11:30am-1pm
• Suggested donation: $10

Join us at Healer in Indianapolis for a participatory mindfulness experience combining yoga, meditation, and immersive video installation. Led by artist Daniel Chamberlin, this slow and low sequence of asanas is complemented by projections of slow-moving mandalas composed of photographs of flowers, mushrooms, insects, dew, birds, and other organic subject matter. The practice will also feature a soundtrack of New Age, ambient, drone, dub, and “cosmic metal,” as heard on Chamberlin’s weekly Inter-Dimensional Music broadcast on WQRT Indianapolis and Marfa Public Radio on the West Coast of Texas. 

Chamberlin’s yoga and meditation teaching takes concepts from yoga and Zen and emphasizes their implications for radical body acceptance and use as a tool for escaping false binaries. This is the body we have today, the only body, the ultimate body, the every body. Our practice is an opportunity to feel gravity pulling our bodies apart, a celebration of the infinite flux of life, and a chance to drift and sink into the flow of our fluids.

These sessions are intended to be accessible to all bodies and experience levels: First timers are most welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat.  For more information contact cosmic.chambo@gmail.com or visit daniechamberlin.com.

 

Lay Your Body Down: Yin Yoga Drones (2018). Daniel Chamberlin (yoga), Karl Erickson (visual drones), Mark Perretta (audio drones). Installation view at PlySpace Muncie. Photo by Karl Erickson.

Daniel Chamberlin is an artist, writer, and yoga teacher based in Muncie, Indiana. He’s a 2017 graduate of Exalt Yoga’s 80-Hour Yin training, and has been a student of yoga and Zen meditation since living in Los Angeles in the early ‘00s. He was the resident yoga teacher at the Indianapolis Zen Center from 2016-2018. He’s also a former EMT, and the host of Inter-Dimensional Music, a weekly broadcast of cosmic metal and New Age music on 99.1FM WQRT Indianapolis. All of these experiences inform his creative practice as a yoga teacher focusing on the intertwined physical and spiritual implications of stillness and slow movement.

Basking in Gravity is Daniel Chamberlin’s ongoing participatory mindfulness experience combining yoga, meditation, and immersive video installation. The experience is a combination of slow Yin yoga asanas and the sitting meditation practice that he studied as a resident at the Indianapolis Zen Center. 
 
Lay Your Body Down is a collaborative reconfiguration of this installation, including contributions from musicians and visual artists. 

Contact cosmic.chambo@gmail.com directly, sign up for his newsletter, or visit @Cosmic.Chambo on Instagram for more information. 

DECEMBER 2019 EVENTS

  • Indianapolis, IN – Basking in Gravity –  A participatory mindfulness experience combining yoga, meditation, and immersive video installation – Healer – Sunday December 8, 2019 at 11am – $10 donation

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Lay Your Body Down
PlySpace Gallery | Muncie, Indiana

$10 Drop-in | $5 Students + MACC Members
Thursday, August 26, 2019
8-9:30pm

Daniel Chamberlin and Mark Perretta bring their collaborative drone yoga series back to PlySpace Muncie this Thursday. This immersive experience combines Yin yoga and meditation with Chamberlin’s botanical projections and Perretta’s long-form keyboard and tape loop improvisations.

Our practice will feature a projection of Chamberlin’s Untitled (Adirondacks Hygrocybe Documentation)a 90-minute work-in-progress video. The slow-moving video is made from Chamberlin’s photograph of Hygrocybe mushrooms (we think!) from a recent trip to the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. 

 

 

Basking in Gravity: Yin Yoga with Cosmic Chambo 
@MagickCity 
37 Box St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn 
Friday August 30, 2019
6-7:30pm and 8-9:30pm
$21
RSVP 

Basking in Gravity is a 90-minute Yin yoga and meditation session led by Indiana-based artist Daniel Chamberlin, aka #CosmicChambo. This slow and low sequence of asanas will be accompanied by the debut of Dead Bird Blues (2019), an animated mandala projection. The practice will also feature a selection of New Age, ambient, drone, and “cosmic metal,” as heard on Chamberlin’s Inter-Dimensional Music broadcast on WQRT Indianapolis and Marfa Public Radio in Far West Texas.

Basking in Gravity takes concepts from yoga and Zen and emphasizes their implications for radical body acceptance and use as a tool for escaping false binaries. This is the body we have today, the only body, the ultimate body, the every body. Our practice is a space for ritual release, a celebration of the infinite flux of life, and a chance to drift and sink into the flow of our fluids.

Dead Bird Blues (2019) is a slowly turning mandala composed of Chamberlin’s photographs of a Northern Parula, a migratory warbler that died in a collision with a high-rise bank window in downtown Muncie, Indiana. The mandala completes one sequence each hour.

Both Basking in Gravity sessions are intended to be accessible to all bodies and experience levels. Please bring your own yoga mat. Space is limited!

There are two separate Basking in Gravity sessions: 6-7:30pm and 8-9:30pm. Click the “sliding scale” link on the RSVP form to choose one.

For more information contact cosmic.chambo@gmail.com.

Lay Your Body Down
PlySpace Gallery | Muncie, Indiana

$10 Drop-in | $5 Students + MACC Members
Thursday, August 22, 2019
9-10:30pm

Daniel Chamberlin and Mark Perretta bring their collaborative drone yoga series back to PlySpace Muncie on August 22. This immersive experience combines Yin yoga and meditation with botanical projections and Perretta’s long-form keyboard and tape loop improvisations.

PlySpace Gallery has room for about 20 participants. First come, first served! First time yoga explorers always welcome. Please bring your own mat.

PlySpace is located at 608 E Main St, Muncie, IN. Parking is available in the lot at the northeast corner of Main and Monroe. Please use the PlySpace Gallery entrance directly off the parking lot. Visit munciearts.org or contact cosmic.chambo@gmail.com for more information.

 

  • Indianapolis, IN – Basking in Gravity – Yin Yoga with Daniel Chamberlin + Inter-Dimensional Music Soundsystem – StorageSpace – Thursday, August 8, 2019, 8-9:30pm – $10
  • Indianapolis, IN – Lay Your Body Down – Drone Yoga with Daniel Chamberlin + Mark Peretta – StorageSpace – Friday, July 19, 2019, 8-9:30pm – $10

  • Muncie, IN – Lay Your Body Down – Drone Yoga with Daniel Chamberlin, Karl Erickson, and Mark Peretta – PlySpace Gallery – Thursday, May 30, 2019, 7-8:30pm – $10
  • Muncie, IN – Lay Your Body Down – Drone Yoga with Daniel Chamberlin + Mark Peretta – PlySpace Gallery – Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7-8:30pm – $10

  • Brooklyn, NY – Basking in Gravity: Yin Yoga for Black Flags Over Brooklyn – Saturday, January 26 from 10-11:15a – $15 – RSVP
  • Indianapolis, IN – Basking in Gravity – Indianapolis Zen Center – January 31, 2019 from 7-8:15pm – $10 – RSVP

  • Indianapolis, IN – Let Go: An Introduction to Meditation – Workshop at Invoke Studio – February 2, 2019, 10:30am-1pm – RSVP
  • Muncie, IN – Lay Your Body Down – Drone Yoga with Daniel Chamberlin + Mark Peretta – PlySpace Gallery – Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7-8:15pm – $10
  • Indianapolis, IN – Invoke Downtown – Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 5:30-6:45pm – RSVP

  • Indianapolis, IN – Basking in Gravity – Indianapolis Zen Center – November 8, 2018, 7-8:15pm – $10 – RSVP
  • Muncie, IN, – Let Go: An Introduction to Meditation – Workshop at Corner Mat – November 10, 2018, 1-3pm – RSVP
  • Indianapolis, IN – Invoke Downtown – Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 5:30-6:45pm – RSVP
  • Indianapolis, IN – Basking in Gravity – Indianapolis Zen Center – November 15, 2018, 7-8:15pm – $10 – RSVP
  • Indianapolis, IN – Invoke Downtown – Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 5:30-6:45pm – RSVP
  • Indianapolis, IN – Invoke Downtown – Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 5:30-6:45pm – RSVP
  • Muncie, IN – Let Go: On Death, Meditation, and Very Slow Yoga – PechaKucha talk at David Owsley Museum of Art – Friday, October 26, 2018, 7pm – FREE
  • Muncie, IN – Lay Your Body Down – Drone Yoga with Daniel Chamberlin + Mark Peretta – PlySpace Gallery – Monday, October 29, 2018, 7-8:15pm – $10
  • Indianapolis, IN – Invoke Downtown – Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 5:30-6:45pm – RSVP
  • Indianapolis, IN – Basking in Gravity – Indianapolis Zen Center – October 11, 2018, 8-9:15pm – $10 – RSVP
  • Indianapolis, IN – Invoke Downtown – Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 5:30-6:45pm – RSVP
  • Indianapolis, IN – Invoke Downtown – Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 5:30-6:45pm 
  • Indianapolis, IN – Basking in Gravity – Indianapolis Zen Center – September 27, 2018, 8pm
  • Verona, PA – Basking in Gravity with Goats – Returning Home Farm – Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10am – Photos
  • Muncie, IN – Lay Your Body Down: Yin Yoga Drones – PlySpace Muncie – Tuesday, Monday July 23, 2018, 7pm – Photos
  • Indianapolis, IN – One-Day Meditation Retreat – Indianapolis Zen Center – Saturday, April 21, 2018