In the press
We had the opportunity to host Showga at our San Jose headquarters and it was such a treat! Katie and Shannan led an inspiring class with the live music and soothing visuals on our big screen. Our employees raved about the event, likening it to "being at a mini music festival during the work day." As a planner, I appreciated that Showga brought everything they need for the experience, from yoga mats to the sound system. What a great way to promote the importance of our employees' wellbeing in the workplace!
Helen Lau Cheney, Global Event Strategist, Adobe
“[Starline is] … this distinctive, yet affordable piece of history was the ideal space for Adam Hatch and partners to open a multi-use club that hosts various cultural events, even “showga,” or yoga practiced to live music. ‘We’re bringing back something old,’ he said, about the idea of a social club. “We’re just celebrating the things we like. And now we have a place to do it in.”
New York Times
“Showga is proud to give life to many local musicians while melding the healing vibrations of sound with yoga. People often say that it’s easier to release their mental and physical limitations when encouraged by live kinetic vibrations. Russell Butler was masterful at blending his tantric tones along with the ebb and flow of Shannan’s yogic conduction. The room blooms with everyone feeling a taste of nirvana as space in the joints expands with sweet loving acceptance.”
Sf yoga magazine
"On the surface, taking a yoga class and watching a band might seem incompatible: While some yoga classes play music, generally speaking, they encourage one to focus internally, not externally. Wouldn't listening to live music be distracting? The answer, for fans of Showga, is absolutely not.”
EAST BAY EXPRESS
“For yoga set to live music in a concert venue, head to Oakland's Starline Social Club, where weekly Showga events highlight local up-and-coming bands during practice in the music hall.”
“Since its start in the summer of 2011, Showga has matured into a well-respected event among both yoga enthusiasts and beginners, while providing a platform for area musicians to collaborate and gain exposure.”
THE BAY BRIDGED
“Katie Colver, a multi-instrumentalist in the band Cave Clove and a certified yoga instructor, started Showga in an effort to combine the two disciplines she loves. Over time, the event has evolved into a unique platform for local musicians to share their work and a popular outlet for yogis to deepen and challenge their practice.