Yoga on Dub Teachers
Deeply mystical, Jah9 has emerged from a chrysalis of poetry, dub and spirit to become a powerful femiNINE energy within a universal grassroots movement of consciousness. Inspired by the open spaces in the instrumental dub of 1970’s Jamaican roots music, Jah9 sings with a voice that belies the dimensions of her physical body, from a soul much older than its current vessel; “reminiscent of that darkly operatic wailer for truth & justice, Nina Simone.” Her philosophy–profoundly spiritual, and her style–Jazz on Dub.
Danielle Hoogenboom founded Love Light Yoga as an expression of her yoga practice and creative interests both on and off the mat. She is passionate aboutyin yoga and its ability to heal, change and transform ourselves and the world around us. Believing that all people are invited to the healing of yoga, Danielle teaches a diverse schedule of classes and workshops that range from the practical theory to the mystical and sacred parts of yoga.
She is certified in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga andVinyasa Lotus Flow. She teaches in studios across Vancouver and often travels to teach aboard, share, celebrate and connect. She teaches Yin Yoga workshops worldwide sharing her passion for a gentle, steady practice.
Omega Dancehall Talent
Tank Gyal is a Vancouver-born-and-raised DJ and event promoter. She is the creator and resident of Vancouver's longest-running reggae dancehall weekly Ting, which has been rocking every Thursday for nearly 10 years (now at the Waldorf Tiki Bar). She is also the First Lady of Vancouver's notorious Lighta! Sound. Tank Gyal has played shows in places far and wide including Jamaica, Mexico, Switzerland, Miami, Las Vegas, Seattle, Bellingham, Whistler, Victoria, and all over the Lower Mainland and has performed at landmark music events such as Damian Marley's Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest, Shambhala, Bass Coast, Diversity, Conscious Culture Fest, Car Free Day, and 420 and Cannabis Day Celebrations at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Tank Gyal has opened for many toppa top artists including Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Konshens, Mavado, Gyptian, Chronixx, Baby Cham, Spragga Benz, Mr. Vegas, Elephant Man, Kabaka Pyramid, Tanya Stephens, Tifa, Bugle, Wayne Wonder, Luciano, Macka Diamond, QQ, Richie Spice, Third World, The Wailers, Inner Circle, Papa Michigan, Khago, Collie Buddz, Gappy Ranks, Ranking Joe, Serani and more. Her DJ sets are a rapid fire throwdown of the hottest Jamaican music from the past, present and future. Tank Gyal always attracts the ladies to the dancefloor but can rock the turntables as hard as any man.
Originally inspired by the rhythms that carried her in travels through Africa, then by the underground dancehall scene in Vancouver, she spent countless hours elbow-deep in crates of '45s in Canada, the US and Jamaica and her selections firmly solidified her as one of the Lighta! crew's artists. She is well-known for her legendary mixes, some being all-vinyl releases which is her true love. Blending reggae/dancehall classics with newer gems and dub plates acquired while in Jamaica, she stays loyal to the island vibes. With each year her love of music deepens and she is expanding to include more rap/hip-hop/RnB/grime/bass music in her sets. She regularly performs at Bass Coast, Shambhala and her family-run festival The Field. She has opened for well-known artists in both the reggae/dancehall and international underground music scenes, frequents Thursday Ting in Vancouver and can be found behind the decks at underground parties spanning the west coast and several other major musical hubs. In 2012 she gave birth to Lighta's youngest little member. bup!bup!