I’m originally from Cupertino, California (home of Apple Computers). After majoring in Philosophy at UC Santa Cruz, I moved to Ithaca NY for about 25 years. Then I moved to the Pioneer Valley in 2009, looking for more creative opportunities. I’m a musician, puppeteer and videographer. I just bought a house with my girlfriend Amy Schalet in Haydenville last June.
I usually have a song playing in my head, either an original one or something I heard. I have even written songs in yoga class on more than one occasion. In that case, music and lyrics came to me and I left the room quickly to record the tune on my phone. On another occasion, I made up a puppet skit when I was in Savasana. You may not be surprised that I am easily distracted.
I always feel better after yoga – more relaxed and stretched out. It feels like maintenance for the mind and body which I need to keep functioning well.
I find it hard to practice when I travel and don’t have all my props.
I always like the legs up the wall pose (or Viparita Karani). Very relaxing and centering.
I’m terrible at elbow stand. My shoulders are too tight. I also find downward dog challenging because of the tight shoulders, but also because of tight hamstrings.
I play guitar, hike, do projects around the house, and read fiction on my kindle.
I love this community because of what Susan Elena brings to it. Besides her deep knowledge and experience, she also has a light approach to teaching that makes me feel welcome and encouraged. It would be a a rare class without laughter.
Looking for a fun musical evening to take the dreary out of mid-January? Step inside a cozy club in the heart of Northampton, and treat yourself to an exquisite concert featuring the dynamic duo, golden-voiced singer song-writer, Tom Knight and fiddler extraordinaire Dan Foster. Then after the concert, stick around forthe best karaoke in Western, Mass: a sing-around-the-piano-party club with host and accompanist Josh Sitron. Sing at the mic, or just hang back and join in with the crowd. All songs attempted! Lyrics projected on the wall!
What: Singer Tom Knight in concert with Irish fiddler Dan Foster
Where: 13 Queen
(above Jake’s Restaurant), Northampton, MA 01060
When: Saturday January 18th, concert from 8-9 (with live piano karaoke to follow from 9 on)
Entree: $5-10 (sliding Scale)