Movement & Mindfulness with Rasaq Lawal

Saturday, September 9, 2023 12pm–1pm

12:00 PM Movement and Mindfulness with Rasaq Lawal is presented in conjunction with Songs for Ritual and Remembrance, offering a moment to come together through active movement. Immerse yourself in the energy of the Afro-pop and afro-house phenomena, moving to music from across the continent most notably the sounds of Azonto (Ghana), Amapiano (S. Africa), and the ever-evolving Afrobeats genre from the giant of Africa (Nigeria). Nuanced yet lively, this class will have you sweaty and smiling while learning basic Afrobeats moves. The class will begin with a dynamic stretching flow and close with a brief centering meditation and cool down to complete the arc of your Afrobeats journey. All levels are welcome.  Rasaq Lawal aka Mr. AfrVbz is a one of a kind dance and mindfulness facilitator who has revolutionized the world of dance and wellness through his innovative mix of African culture, eclectic music, fitness, and fun. Rasaq is a NASM-certified group fitness instructor, director, producer, and choreographer, who has performed on leading platforms such as So You Think You Can Dance (Season Six) and also as an opening performer for Grammy Award Winning artist Wizkid. Rasaq blends a combination of comedy, motivational mantras, and unmatched energy to create an experience unlike anything ever seen in the dance wellness space. His palpable passion for spreading joy and positivity through culture and wellness has made him a rare force in the dance wellness arena.

Rasaq Lawal aka Mr. AfrVbz