Sun, May 16|
X Miami Apartments
Cafe Namaste: ColorFest (Dance + Yoga + Brunch)
Join us for a special edition of Cafe Namaste with guest teacher Pooja Uberoi for a cultural experience with Bollywood dance, yoga, Indian pop-up shop, Chik Monk coffee from India, & Indian bites from Diya Miami! Wear your boldest colors!
Time & Location
May 16, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
X Miami Apartments, 230 NE 4th St, Miami, FL 33132, USA
About the Event
Join us for a special edition of Cafe Namaste, ColorFest on Sunday, May 16 at 10:30AM with special gust teacher, Pooja Uberoi, Bollywood dance teacher and yoga instructor from New Dehli, India.
This colorful cultural experience will include Bollywood dance, yoga, Indian food, Rupees Indian pop-up shop and specialty coffee from India! Connect with friends, honor Yoga's roots, and celebrate in color!
Check-in opens at 10AM. The class with Dance + Yoga will last 1 hour. We will start the class at 10:30AM and you will have time to eat and shop after.
- Special Intro to Bollywood Dance segment (20-30min) with Pooja Uberoi (suitable for everyone)
- Yoga with Sam Reynolds
- Chik Monk single origin Indian coffee
- Indian food (vegan) served by Diya Sunset Harbor Restaurant
- Pop-up shop with Rupees (Wynwood) and Ajna Seekers Crystals
- Wear your brightest and boldest colors!
**10% of our ticket sales will go to the humanitarian efforts in India. Our chosen non-profit is Khalsa Aid where Pooja worked before.**
Please follow physical distance guidelines and bring your own mat.
About Pooja Uberoi
Pooja will share her experiences as a yoga teacher and dance instructor while growing up in India. She’ll also give a special segment on Bollywood dance before the yoga class. Pooja was born and raised in New Delhi, India and later moved to Mumbai to work in film and television as a Choreographer and the head of one of the biggest Jazz schools in India.
After spending 2 decades in the dance world in India she moved to New York and started Ikigai USA and BollyJazz. Pooja is a trained E-RYT 200-Hr Hatha yoga teacher from an institute in Bangalore, India. She has been inspired by her own journey to create something for the world through dance. She believes dance has the power to heal and connect the world and must be part of everyone's life. Her Company IKIGAIUSA helps and encourages people to follow their passion and mission by encouraging them to follow their IKIGAI. Pooja currently shuttles between New York City and Miami to teach students in both cities. Pooja also teaches Bollywood as part of various public school dance residencies in Brooklyn, NY. Pooja is also on the executive board for Young BK Professionals base din Brooklyn - A committee that supports the growth of young professionals & entrepreneurs in their 20s & 30s to foster the future leaders of Brooklyn. Bollywood Dance originated from the Bollywood (Hindi) Movie Industry as a free style dance fused with elements from Indian classical and folk dance forms. It has been and still is a song and dance sequence with larger than life expression through various different moves, grandeur sets, picturesque locations and large ensemble.
We're bringing India to you! Shop Rupees with a fun collection of Indian goods including Sarees, Jewelry, Handmade items, Incense, and Home Decor. Rupees is based in Wynwood and has been around since 1994.
About Chik Monk Coffee, a note from the founder:
"Born and raised in Chikmagalur, India, I am a fourth-generation coffee grower, yogi and meditation practitioner. Our family grows specialty coffee in harmony with the surrounding Rainforest. In January 2019, we branded our Rainforest Alliance Certified Estate coffee under the name Chik Monk. The idea behind Chik Monk is to bring awareness of Chikmagalur, India (the second oldest coffee growing region in the world) and to communicate the story of our family farms. Our mission is to build a community of conscious consumers and to become a household name synonymous with sustainability and quality. We are driven to de-plasticize our lives one coffee bag at a time.
About Diya Sunset Harbor:
A family passion, the vegetarian Indian eatery is family-owned and operated by Diya, her children, Manni, Dharam and Vidya Maharaj along with Dharam’s wife Valerie Slone. Raised in a vegetarian household, The Maharaj family identified a dearth for Indian cuisine that embraced the vegetarian and vegan movement. The restaurant, named after Diya, also means a "glowing lamp" in Hindi. These glowing lamps are typically lit for special occasions, such as Deepavali (Divali) and represent remover of obstacles, enlightenment and wisdom. This inspired a mantra among the Diya team during these challenging times – “A Diya of Hope.”
X Miami 230 NE 4th St Building entrance is off 4th street. Head to the security counter near the elevators (past the Guild Hotel check-in) and they'll send you up to the pool deck. Street parking, ride share, or Metro!
A friendly reminder. We do our part to ensure our events leave little to no environmental impact. Please be mindful of plastic and glass bottles when at the event. Recycle or bring your own cup to use. Throw out your trash. Ride share when possible. A little effort can go a long way. Thanks so much!
Parking is off-site. Please enter through the main lobby off 4th street and head to the pool deck. You will be required to check-in with security. Don't forget to grab your cup of coffee in advance!
X Miami Residents
If you are an XMIAMI resident, please sign up with your resident page.
Class is rain or shine. The rooftop has a covered section in the event that it rains.
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