Electric Flow @ The Whaling Museum

Electric Flow Yoga at the Whaling Museum

Support the Nantucket Historical Association and see what it feels like to practice yoga under the Whaling Museum’s famous 46-foot sperm whale! Join yoga teacher Caitlin Marcoux and Nantucket’s own DJ Pete Ahern for an electrifying and dynamic 90-minute vinyasa practice. Caitlin, who’s roots are grounded in modern dance and PranaFlow will encourage you to dig in deep, let go even deeper, tap into your inner primal rhythms, spiritual prowess and creative juices. Use mantra, meditation and creatively sequenced waves of energetic vinyasa asana to explore your physical and subtle body. Let yourself be guided by the music and embody the collective consciousness. Proceeds will benefit the NHA directly.

Advanced tickets will be available soon.

Electric Flow: An Uprising

Maine YogaFest: July 10-12th, 2015

Maine YogaFest: July 10-12th, 2015

Electric Flow: An Uprising
blacklight yoga with caitlin marcoux
& music by dj jon

Celebrate the opening of the 3rd annual Main Yoga Festival with an
electrifying and dynamic 2-hour vinyasa practice led by Nantucket-based yoga
teacher Caitlin Marcoux and accompanied by Portland’s own DJ Jon. Caitlin,
who’s roots are grounded in modern dance and PranaFlow will encourage you to
dig in deep, let go even deeper, tap into your inner primal rhythms,
spiritual prowess and creative juices. Use mantra, meditation and creatively
sequenced waves of energetic vinyasa asana to explore your physical and
subtle body. Let yourself be guided by the music and embody the collective
consciousness. Join the uprising.

Friday, July 10th from 7-9pm. Details on FaceBook.

Team Tasha Vinyasa: Electric Flow @ The Dreamland

Team Tasha Vinyasa: Electric Flow Yoga: January 16th, 2015

Team Tasha Vinyasa: Electric Flow Yoga: January 16th, 2015


 

 
Nantucket, MA – Yoga teacher Caitlin Marcoux, and local DJ Pete Ahern, team up for their 5th time to offer Nantucket yoga students an evening of vibrational and auditory inspiration sponsored by the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center, Verde Nantucket Green Build and Audio Architects.
Cait & Pete @ 2014's Electric Love Charity event. {photo: Katie Kaizer}

Cait & Pete @ 2014’s Electric Love Charity event. {photo: Katie Kaizer}

 
This 2 hour yoga and meditation practice will feature live music by Ahern and a mixed level vinyasa yoga practice guided by Marcoux.
 
Electric Love, benefit for PASCON @ The Dreamland 2014

Electric Love, benefit for PASCON @ The Dreamland 2014 {photo: Katie Kaizer}

 
The event will be hosted by the Dreamland in their Studio Theatre and will run from 6-8pm on Friday, January 16th, 2015. 100% of the profits will be given to Natasha Grosshans, who is fighting Stage IV Duodnel Carcinoma. Tasha, who is is a NHS graduate, was diagnosed 6 months ago at the young age of 19. 
 
A true fighter with a smile bright enought to light up the east coast, Tasha has already blown the minds of every doctor who has encountered her indominable spirit. She is currently living and traveling between Nantucket, Yarmouth Port and Boston, and recieveing intense chemotherapy. Despite her diagnosis Tasha radiates positivity and hope.
Nantucket girl, Natasha Grosshans

Nantucket girl, Natasha Grosshans

Please join us for this intentional practice which will focus on opening hearts and raising healing vibrations for Tasha. All yogis, regardless of number of years practicing, are encouraged to participate. 
Let’s support Tasha and her family in their time of need.
 
Tickets are available below

#teamtasha

Electrifying Nantucket: one yoga pose at a time

On September 18th 2012, I taught my first yoga class at the newly reopened Dreamland Theater. Accompanied by the internationally acclaimed yoga spin master, DJ HyFi and buoyed up by the visionary production stylings of my partner, Burr Tupper, we put together a great night. 44 Nantucket yogis and yoginis packed the Harbor View Room and I think we all felt a little high. It was a chance to come together in a new space, over looking the harbor we all love, and try something new. By the time the evening was over our hearts were deeply entrained and smiles had spread like wildfire across our faces.

I knew we had to do it again.

I’ve always thought fondly of my fellow NHS alum, and music aficionado, Pete Ahern. So after watching his career as a DJ build steadily, especially in the last few years with steady gigs at Pazzo and the formation of Audio Architects, the production team he and Billy Desmond spearhead, he seemed like an obvious choice to collaborate with. I especially liked the idea of working with someone else local, someone who had roots here as well, someone I knew I could build an ongoing partnership with.

Pete was game, and on December 4th, 2012 Electric Flow was born. Once again, I rented the Harbor View Room at the Dreamland – and 39 yogis showed up for a challenging 90 minute practice. And again, my always supportive and artistically inclined partner came up with a few visual surprises. Burr enlisted the help of local filmmaker Kristen Kellogg, and they put together a black and white montage of vintage yoga footage and an animated beating anatomical heart. The footage played on a makeshift screen, Tupper had created seemingly out of thin air, at the beginning of the practice, and as the beat of the heart faded into the distance, Pete’s electronic grooves steadily built. It was magical.

Electric Flow: December 4th, 2012

I knew right away Pete and I had a great chemistry together. Even though it was our first time collaborating, I felt we got each other. Clearly in tune with bodies in motion from years of spinning at parties and in clubs, Pete had an immediate knack for supporting the yogis during their vinyasa practice. We came up with ways to communicate to each other silently (hand gestures for take the tempo down, take it up, cool us off, heat us up, etc.) but mostly the evening flow took care of itself. I took queues from Pete, he took queues from me and the crowd was buzzing.

Due to overwhelming demand, two months later we decided to try it again – this time with a little help from our friend Floyd Kellogg.

Maybe you know Floyd from You Scream, I Scream, the band he heads up with his partner Audrey Sterk. Or maybe you know Floyd from the Brewery, where he plays in the crazy punk rock/rockabilly/alterna comical music  duo Lance Mountain Dance Party. OR maybe you know Floyd because his new project, Violent Mae is awesome, and now available on iTunes. In any event, Pete and I met up with Floyd, who had collaborated with Pete a few times at Pete’s regular Pazzo gig, and asked him to play percussion. The resulting three-way was killer. The guys played off each other and the yoga nearly took care of itself. with 40 beating hearts in the room and the thumping pulsation of the music I thought the roof might blow off the theater. And just to be clear, I’m not talking about volume, I’m talking about vibration. It was epic.

Students lining up for Electric Flow: February 6th, 2013

 

Electric Flow: February 6th, 2013

It was so much fun working with Floyd and Pete together we almost immediately booked the next gig. Then I got cancer

I thought at first that I should cancel our April 25th reunion; after all I was getting chemotherapy ever week, my hair was falling out, I felt sick as a dog, and part of me wanted to hole up in my house and hide. But then I realized that if I was going to survive, I had to keep teaching. Cancer takes so much away from you – it is one big practicing in non-attachment – that teaching more than ever helped me to stay present with myself. So after much debate about how’d I’d hold up, we decided to go for it.

On April 25th, 2013 nearly the entire Nantucket yoga community showed up at the Dreamland and turned our Electric Flow into a fairly spontaneous fundraiser. With the Dreamland’s generous support, we were able to cross the hallway from the Harbor View room and occupy the Studio Theater, filling it to the brim with over 90 students. Pete and I were join by both Floyd, and his partner Audrey on stage. Floyd played upright base, Audrey joined him on percussion, and Pete spun the sexiest electronica and ambient grooves. To make an incredible evening even better, Burr and Kristen Kellogg collaborated on a video installation, which was projected on the screen behind me.

Electric Flow: April 25th, 2013

It was one of the most powerful, magical and profound moments of my life, and I will cherish it forever.

Electric Love: March 27th, 2014 6-8pm

This week, Pete and Burr and I are collaborating once again. This time we’ve enlisted help from local yoga teacher and mindfulness meditation instructor, Clay Twombly as well as Brooklyn-based artist Craig Anthony Miller. And like last time, this event is a fundraiser. Only this time, it’s not for me. I am 12 months into my cancer treatment, and officially CANCER FREE. With 7 more infusions to go (the last scheduled for July 17th) I am all but out of the woods and well on my way to recovery. Healing would not have been possible though, had it not been for the support of local non-for-profit, Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket. So this time around, we’re giving all the money to them.

In 2014, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US. Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths.

Clay, Craig, Pete and I have all been personally affected by cancer – and all of us would like to do whatever we can to abate it’s tide of trauma. Through music, art, meditation and yoga we  believe we can heal the world, and we’re starting here, on the tiny island of Nantucket.

Please help us support PASCON, an organization who’s services have helped hundreds of Nantucketeers in times of need. Whether it’s navigating  long term-illness or the death of a loved one, PASCON exists solely to help people transition through life’s more challenging times.

Spreading the Love at 97.7ACK FM

Want to know more about this Thursday evenings Lovefest? Listen to Pete and Clay and I being interviewed on 97.7ACK FM this morning.

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Electric Love: poster by Craig Anthony Miller

 

Electric Love Charity Class: Thursday March 27th

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
6-8pm
The Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center
Studio Theatre
Nantucket, MA. 02554

Electric Love

ELECTRIC LOVE YOGA, MUSIC & ART CHARITY EVENT
A BENEFIT FOR PALLIATIVE & SUPPORTIVE CARE OF NANTUCKET

Nantucket, MA – Yoga teacher Caitlin Marcoux, local DJ Pete Ahern, Brooklyn artist Craig Anthony Miller and special guest Clay Twombly team up to offer Nantucket yoga students an evening of visual and auditory inspiration sponsored by the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center and Verde Nantucket Green Build.

This 2 hour yoga and meditation practice will feature live music by Ahern and virtual streaming of impromptu graffiti art created by Miller specifically for the event.

Marcoux, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last March, is extremely excited to give back in this way to PASCON, where she has attended monthly cancer support groups and individual counseling. All four artists have been effected by cancer and feel passionately about supporting organizations such as PASCON who work tirelessly to care for those in need. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for persons with life-threatening illness and their families.

This yoga practice will be mixed-level. All yogis, regardless of number of years practicing, are encouraged to participate. Please bring your own yoga mats and props.

Tickets here:

The Tao of Community

Nantucket, MA.
Love Anchors

Cancerland can be a very lonely place. Yet thanks to you, mostly it hasn’t been. It’s been full of LOVE.

Some how, despite the trials of chemotherapy, middle of the night clock watching,  and a couple of time-stopping episodes of bone pain, the weeks since my initial breast cancer diagnosis have been racing by. It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 2 months since all the Cancer Crazy began, and it’s shocking to me that this Tuesday I’ll be headed up to MGH for my 10th chemotherapy infusion.

Now that I’ve dug my heels into my new vocation as a Cancer Thriver, I’ve come to an even deeper appreciation the power of Community.  Specifically the two communities I connect with: best my Nantucket community and my global Yoga Tribe.

I’ve been humbled to no end by the outpouring of love my family and I have felt blanketed in since March. Support has come in so many forms: physical, emotional, spiritual and financial., and there have been donation yoga classes held in my honor here in Nantucket, Fayetteville, NY, Chicago IL and Cambridge, MA.

Electric Friendship

I couldn’t be moving through all this without your support.

As many of you know, on April 25th, The Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center hosted my my friends and I for the third time, and all together (with the additional help of musical support from Audrey Sterk and yogic support from Shannah Green) Peter, Floyd and I put on one rockin’ Electric Flow.  There were 82 yogis in all: every teacher from the Yoga Room was there, as well as other yoga teachers from as far away as Providence, New Bedford and Chicago, IL. Both Kristen Kellogg and Katie Kaizer were on hand to document the experience. The following slide show is a celebration of that night…

“Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to.”

Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead

 

As many of you know (since I have addressed it publicly here) I have struggled with self-worth over the years. There are times I feel overwhelmed by this incredible love – and question, am I really worthy? But as I wrestle with the side-effects of my cancer treatment, I begin to feel down – I look to this love and my spirit is immediately buoyed. In those moments I think; Yes. Yes I am worthy.

Maybe I had to experience CANCER to accept my worthiness. If that is true, cancer has been worth it. 

 

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”

Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist

 

I know this level of support is exceptional, for exceptional circumstances. This kind of support is sustainable for a period of time, and then as God wills, it is transferred to someone else in need.  No one person is capable of nor meant to hold this kind of light for too long. So while my personal crisis is happening now, I know there will be others in need shortly.  I hope to Pay It Forward as quickly and as powerfully as possible when that time arises. This is the beauty of living here on Nantucket, in this amazing community.

We take care of each other.  

And if we’ve been lucky enough to be the recipient of this love, we pay it forward.

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Saddle Up Your Hogs and Ride

This year, my old friends in Chicago will be passing along the funds they raise from the upcoming June 23rd 2013 Annual Shawn Koch Poker Run (motorcycle rally). Shawn Koch was a friend, an amazing person, talented musician, loving husband and father, and died after a long battle with brain cancer. This poker run is held every year in Shawn’s memory, and it is an honor to be the recipient of his community’s support.

Shawn Koch Poker Run

Yoga and Live Music Benefit for Caitlin Marcoux: April 25th, 2013

So, as I’ve said before, I’ve got breast cancer. Yikes. It’s a little scary… It certainly wasn’t part of my plan, but for whom would it be? Still, I can’t think of a better place to have the big BC, and I’m super blessed that I have such incredible support. I hope you will join us for this event – which was scheduled in the time before cancer, but is now a BENEFIT…for me (weird)! I’m going to do my best to teach as much as possible, but because I’m scheduled for chemo that day, I’ll have some support staff on hand to pinch hit, should I need the help.

Here’s the original class description:

Caitlin teams once again with locally renowned DJ Pete Ahern of Audio Architects, and special guest Floyd Kellogg to bring you a blissful, electrifying vinyasa flow class. Peter and Caitlin grew up together on the island, and shouldered the triumphs and challenges of Nantucket High School, small town life, and the unique experience of living 30 miles out to sea. Now all grown up, Caitlin & Peter both enjoy Island living once again; each with a 3-year old son (Griffin & Jocob) only two weeks apart in age.

In this, their third collaborative effort, they will invite you to celebrate your Nantucket Roots – whether you’ve had them for 100 years or 5 and explore your connection to your local community through movement and music.  What better location to do this than heart of downtown Nantucket, in the  reinvented space at The Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center.

Students will be encouraged to go deeper into themselves by way of a silky smooth vinyasa flow practice as DJ Pete lays down  the deep ambient, electronic, DnB grooves to raise up your vibration. Don’t miss this chance to practice with live accompaniment and dig in deep.

With Special Guests, Floyd Kellogg of You Scream I Scream, and Shannah Green, Director of The Yoga Room.

All proceeds will benefit Caitlin and her family in their fight against breast cancer.

DJ Pete Ahern & Caitlin Marcoux rock the Dreamland

Electric Flow Yoga

The Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center

Tuesday December 4th, 2012

Caitlin teams with locally renowned DJ Pete Ahern of Audio Architects  to bring you a blissful, electrifying vinyasa flow class.Peter and Caitlin grew up together on the island, and shouldered the triumphs and challenges of Nantucket High School, small town life, and the unique experience of living 30 miles out to sea. Now all grown up, Caitlin  & Peter both enjoy Island living once again; each with a 3-year old son (Griffin & Jocob) only two weeks apart  in age.

In this, their first collaborative effort, they will invite you to celebrate your Nantucket Roots – whether you’ve had them for 100 years or 5 and explore your connection to your local community through movement and music.  What better location to do this than heart of downtown Nantucket, in the  reinvented space at the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center.

Students will be encouraged to go deeper into themselves by way of a silky smooth vinyasa flow practice as DJ Pete lays down  the deep ambient, electronic, DnB grooves to raise up your vibration. Don’t miss this chance to practice with live accompaniment and dig in deep.

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

5:30-7:00pm
The Harbor View Room @ The Dreamland Theater
(17 S. Water Street, Nantucket, MA)