Grant Marquit

Grant Marquit's career is built at the intersection of economic development, creativity and geocentric values. For over 15 years, he has produced large-scale events in the realm of innovation, arts and culture, technology and executive education, and consults with organizations and municipalities to make visions manifest. He is a co-founder of Entrepreneurs for Sustainability, a Cleveland, Ohio-based non-profit that helps businesses implement strategies to enhance the triple-bottom line of people, planet and prosperity. He received a License (LMT) from the Medical Board of the State of Ohio to practice massotherapy in 2001. He is an instructor of the simple yogic practice of Kirtan, using traditional Sanskrit chants to open the communication chakra and connect with the divine. He is a "corporate drumming" facilitator, and has collaborated with Halim El-Dabh, Raquy Danziger, Jim Donovan of Rusted Root, Afro-Brazilian percussionist Marcus Santos, Carlos Jones, and Jamey Haddad among others.

Vishuddha Yoga, Mantra and Kirtan

Named for the "Communication" chakra, Vishuddha Yoga, like all true forms, has both physical and spiritual aspects. This practice has special relevance for ritual, as well as informing the more subtle natures of multi-planar experience. It has implications for leadership, community, performance art, personal development, health and healing, and of course, interpersonal communication. Incorporating anatomy and physiology, traditional yoga postures and breath, mantra (liberating thought-sounds), kirtan (sacred songs, typically in Sanskrit) and some experimentation, this workshop may feel like a massage for the inside of your body, and give you a very simple and direct experience of yogic energy. Drums, percussion and dancers welcome and encouraged!

















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