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Finger-Tapping Khartal - Yoga Workshop

music lesson

Finger-Tapping Khartal - Yoga Workshop

Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
music lesson

Finger-Tapping Khartal - Yoga Workshop

music lesson

Finger-Tapping Khartal - Yoga Workshop

Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

"Tap Dance with Your Hands" is a yoga class designed to explore balance, rhythm and movement with the finger-tapping percussion instrument known as Khartal. Synonymous to the spoons or castanets, Khartal is one of the oldest percussion instruments from India, yet most people have never heard or seen it before. Khartal consist of four flat pieces of wood, two of which are gripped with your thumbs and the other two lie flat on your fingers. This class will teach how to maintain momentum by making circular patterns with your arms and increase energy by "bopping" up and down with your knees. The slightest of hand gestures can produce complex rhythmic patterns and an array of colorful tones when clapped together. Khartals can be custom designed with your logo and spec'ed out to fit your hand size and wood preference. Khartals are conveniently pocket-friendly and durable enough to last a few lifetimes.

Your host

Learn more about Siddhartha

Siddhartha

S1D 4RT M3TA (Siddhartha Mehta) is a yoga teacher and founder of Surya Records, a meditation studio located in Brooklyn, NY.  His organizations, Art of Tabla and Khartal are devoted to teaching and performing music, movement and meditation while preserving the original teachings of Dhrupad music.  Sid's latest projects SEED and Poop Fruit promote self-healing, horticulture, bio-hacking and Ayurvedic medicine.  Sid's newest invention is the Electrobones; a hybrid percussion instrument fusing hardwood and sensor technology to create a self-charging, wireless, pocket-sized drumset.  Some of Sid’s art projects include Flakeb00k, Time Magazine Uncut, Never-Ending Collage and Hanging Wax Vimanas.

What's included

Equipment
You will each get to choose a pair of Khartal during the workshop.

Where you'll be

The workshop will be conducted at a private studio in Bushwick called Surya Records, the birthplace of Khartal

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

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Siddhartha
Finger-Tapping Khartal - Yoga Workshop
New experience
$50/person
New experience
$50/person