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SOUND AND THE ALCHEMY OF RELEASE // Ivy Ray + David Ellenbogan

  • The Studio 302 Bowery New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

 An Innovational Sound Meditation uniquely framed with a potent synthesis of Taoist/Katonah Yoga techniques via Imagination, Breath and Body of Self Orientation /Organization and Internal Alchemy all enveloped in Just Harmonic soundscapes inspired by Indian Raga. 

The universe is vibration and therefore sound. So are you. Sound touches everything in us. It’s effects are primitive, pragmatic, far reaching and mystical.


Ivy Ray is a Senior Katonah Yoga Instructor certified by Founder Nevine Michaan in her 3 year program in 2001. Ivy is a singer, formerly signed recording artist, NYC top session vocalist and voice talent, published songwriter, native New Yorker, a mother and mentor for young adults.  Ivy toured globally, and wrote and recorded with a range of eclectic greats from Roy Ayres to Herbie Mann, Buster Poindexter To Roland Vasquez. As a performer, writer and producer she has lent her unique vision, music, and voice to other artists, film, dance, television and multimedia performance. As a Yoga instructor, she has worked privately with elites in business, sports, fashion, music and the arts and now teaches select public class, conducts workshops, retreats, trainings and Sound Meditations. Ivy is a near life-long meditator, practitioner and student of a wide range of Theories and Traditions, embraces them all, though most keenly lands in Taoism, Hermetic Philosophy, Nevine Michaans work of Katoanh Yoga and Ken Wilbers Integral Theory. IvyRay.NYC  Music and Voice

David Ellenbogen musician, producer and guitarist has performed and studied in Mali, Ghana, India, Brazil, Cuba to name a few. He was initiated into the musical style of the Djeli’s, an 800-year-old tradition of West Africa, by Abdoulaye Diabate and Famoro Dioubate, with whom he played for years. Lately David’s been making huge waves with the Brooklyn Raga Massive musicians collective. The New Yorker has called them “Leaders of the Raga Renaissance,” while the New York Times praises the collective for “Preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit.” David has expanded the audience of world music by DJing radio shows on 89.9 FM-NY in NYC and through his podcast NYC Radio Live, where he has hosted over 50 Grammy Award winning artists. An ambitious producer, his 24 hour Ragas Live Festival is entering its 6th year. He also creates music for yoga and Sound Meditations through the Acoustic Mandala Project…in 2017 they were the first sound meditation experience to be presented by the World Music Institute. David has facilitated many Sound and Yoga retreats from the Catskills to Costa Rica.  Check out his Acoustic Mandala Project on Putamayo’s new album “Acoustic Yoga”