"Is has been such an easeful experience to just show up and teach"
"I feel so supported by her, everything from logistics to communication with students, even supporting my own needs"
"I love her integrity, enthusiasm, practicality, her 'can do" attitude. She's just a joy to be around"
Previous Events - hosted and organized over 30 plus yoga related events in Portland since 2006.
2008 - Foundations of Svaroopa Yoga @ East/West School of Massage 2009 - Hosted Swami Nirmalananda @ The Little Church 2012- Foundations of Svaroopa Yoga @ Harmony Yoga 2016-Durga Ma with Chameli Ardagh @ SomaSpace 2017-Lakshmi Ma with Chameli Ardagh @ SomaSpace 2018- Kali Mawith Chameli Ardagh @ SomaSpace 2018-Soma, the Nectar of Rejuvenation with Kaya Mindlin @ SomaSpace 2018-SRY Fundamentals with Kaya Mindlin @ SomaSpace 2019-Kaya Mindlin @ SomaSpace 2019- Lalia Devi with Chameli Ardagh @ The Little Church 2020-Women's Leadership Training with Awakening Women's Institute - Dominique Youkhehpaz
The ART of event creation is the desire to make the entire experience one that teachers and participants will want to do again.
One of the things I keep foremost in my mind is “will this person - whether a teacher or a participant – want to repeat this”. This helps me navigate the whole experience, from the beginnings of the seeding of the event with the visiting teacher, to the follow-up of the event with both the teacher and the participants.
Here are some of the ‘Soft Services"
Bhav or vibe of the venue and surrounding area
Owner of venue is a collaborator.
Concierge for each person coming from out of town.
Public Transportation walking distance from venue
Places to eat nearby.
Mindful of the entire experience being so enjoyable that both the teacher and the participants would want to repeat.
Mindful that from contacting me and how I respond, through the follow-up after is part of the ‘job.’
Ease in all components of that are part of creating and curated event.
Negotiate venue price/timing.
Respond to inquiries.
Assemble an assistant team.
Set up before and clean up after
Send out all correspondence.
Create a document for travelers – Airbnb’s, places to eat, other logistics.