Kari J. and DJ RyToast are the two fabulous and fierce females that make up Beats Balance Flow. Their passion is music and yoga, and their vision is clear. They specialize in bringing high energy vibes and dope music to conscious spaces. Expect postures that get your blood pumping, beats that move your soul, spontaneous booty shaking, and to feel great after your practice. The duo create a sacred environment where everyone is welcome. Whether you are on a journey to deepen your personal practice or just curious about yoga and want to give it a try, they are saving mat for you!
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Dynamicism and synchronicity
We met in December of 2013. Within seconds of talking to each other, it was clear that a new friendship was born. Ry is a DJ but also a yoga teacher and we got to know each other through that community, very quickly building a close relationship. Our friendship developed into something much greater, we had created a sisterhood. Both being creatives and driven by inspiration, we knew we wanted to work together, we just hadn’t quite figured out what that looked like yet.
When I was approached to teach at a festival, without missing a beat, Ry was like “duh, how bout I DJ for you?!?” This was it! The opportunity to create together was right at our fingertips. We got to work. We started sequencing music to movement and carefully crafted our class. It made sense to do a dress rehearsal and make sure we had our shit together. So we invited some homies over to Ry’s house for a little yoga session.
Eight friends arrived for class, we prepped with candles, sage and tuning forks to set the mood, and we had fresh watermelon ready for after. Class started in savasana, the music dropped, Ry and I looked at each other knowing magic was about to take place. Beats Balance Flow was born.
After a few classes in Ryan’s garage, we very quickly developed into full event. We create an environment for yoga, conscious conversation, socializing and networking. Driven by women entrepreneurs. Vintage clothing booth. Medicinal marijuana educator. Hot tea. Hard kombucha. Homemade salsa. Raw vegan chef. Crafted oils. Vegan Chocolatier. Expert Picklemeister. Crystals. Candles. I could go on. All of our artisans offer a service or a sample of something to get acquainted, some even create experiences right on sight.
We’ve cultivated a really dope supportive community of teachers, students, yogis, painters, musicians, ceramicists, jewelry makers, beverage creators, artisans, INTERESTING HUMANS! Don’t miss our monthly events with our team of Ohmies. Subscribe to emails and get updates for Beats Balance Flow! We’re always looking for new co-collaborators to grow with. If you’re interested in joining the crew as a vendor, OR want to bring BBF to your next birthday party, holiday event, full moon party or festival, drop me a line through my contact page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The tea drop trailer
Megan Pagoda is the talented wonder and brainchild behind Tea Drop. If you want creative inspiration, spend five seconds with this magical creature. The Tea Drop is a mobile cafe cart and tea house on wheels that features teas to compliment any time of day, occasion or event. You can find Megan and her team of droppers at festivals, farmers markets, movie sets and Beats Balance Flow events!
She also offers to-go loose-leafs, tinctures, extracts, tea-tree toothpicks, and tea accessories for sale. Megan is an ambassador to tea and an educator for plant medicines. Tea Drop creates an atmosphere with a similar vibe to a coffee shop (minus the coffee) where people can come relax, be entertained, share ideas, and interact with each other.
The rogue pony
Jess Rabbit brings style to the party. She has a dope, well curated collection of fun flared vintage finds. The Rogue Pony all started with a lovely little thrifting habit. Traveling and creating have inspired Jess to explore her passion for upcycled fashion that expresses her wild wanderlust lifestyle. She enjoys the journey, seeking out unique vintage from all over the world, as well as handcrafting and collaborating with artists for custom styles. Feeling your highest self, practicing self love, and getting in touch with your individuality and inner Unicorn is what drives The Rogue Pony to continue thrifting and thriving.
NAMASTE AS FUCK
I love NAF because I couldn't find any clothes that represented how I really feel in chair pose - so Alex Tacket, owner & creator, took matters into her own hands to bring you quality, sweatshop-free yoga apparel.
Namaste As Fuck is a female-yogi-owned and operated company. They unapologetically make space for ALL of the feelings and experiences that come along with yoga practice and really, life in general. By taking the time to work through the shitty feelings in a healthy way, we can make space to feel the way we want to.
SKIN FOOD BODY LOVE
Coleen Janeway is the creator of SFBL and is always a crowd pleaser! She is a prolific beauty expert, and guru on all things plant based. She has extensive knowledge in foods that harm or help your skin and she is also a firm believer in the power of plant medicine. Coleen’s got her signature Om Mushroom supplement powder and CBD Cannabliss skin care products on deck. Plus she ALWAYS BRINGS SNACKS and prepacks a homemade paleo-vegan granola that’s the tits!!!