Founded by holistic health, nutrition coach and yoga instructor Mashi Cohen, theLiber8xperience is a unique immersive yoga and movement celebration. This isn’t your average movement class, “it’s a movement in of itself combining ancient healing modalities with new-age technology and current concepts to help you find freedom in mind, body, and spirit.” The event takes place weekly on Thursday evenings and is broken into four sections: Deep House Yoga, Sound Meditation, Silent Disco and Community. Each of the four major components are designed to awaken your chakras and help you come alive through “liberation, expression, heart-centered living and positive energy.” And did I mention all of this takes place in the heart of Malibu overlooking the ocean? Wellness retreat Rafi Lounge will be your setting for the evening. The outdoor boho-chic vibe is the perfect ambiance to let go and express your true self.
First and foremost, theLiber8xperience is designed to energize your body and allow you to express your emotions freely in a no-judgement zone – #positivevibesonly. Upon arrival, you will be given a set of headphones to wear throughout the evening allowing you to block out all distractions and focus on YOU and your breath. It’s now time to strengthen and surrender with Deep House Yoga led by founder Mashi. Gain strength and flexibility for your mind body and soul as you flow to house music by DJ Jamie Alexandria. No yoga experience, no problem. “The Liber8xperience caters to all… We value radical free expression” and therefore encourage you to just keep moving. The yoga flow ends and the Sound Meditation begins. Lay on your back and let Breanna and Brittany Blair calm your body and mind while boosting your mood and feelings through sound meditation. Your mind and body are now relaxed and rejuvenated. Now you’re ready to dance like no one’s watching at the Silent Disco led by Soul Warrior Avi and DJ Jamie Alexandria. Using movement as medicine, dance “creates endorphins and releases dopamine, the ‘happy hormone.’ Close your eyes and let the music take you away. The night ends with a “closing cacao circle, where you will gather in Community and open the space for gratitude and free expression.”
Mashi Cohen’s “mission is to create experiences that uplift, inspire, and leave everyone high on life.” Well Mashi, mission accomplished! I was blown away by theLiber8xperience, and left with a huge smile on my face and feeling on top of the world. Thank you and I can’t wait to go back. $27+; Thursdays, 7 – 9:15 pm; Rafi Lounge – 22741 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265; 424.422.7512
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