Sahar El Khatib

SPECTRA Artist
Mariposa Arts
Drumming
Yoga
Performance

Available only to Schools

Sahar El-Khatib received her yoga teacher’s certification from the Shri Kali Ashram in Goa, India, 2011. She has since been practicing and teaching Tantra Yoga in Beirut, and wherever she goes in her travels around the world. She has been teaching children and adults of various ages, and enjoys teaching yoga in creative ways. Sahar is also a musician, playing drums and rhythms, exploring sound therapy, and uses music during the classes she guides. She also holds a Master Level Certificate in Reiki. She studied
Graphic Design in LAU, Beirut, enjoys photography, and loves to travel.

Drumming: Sahar El Khatib is a certified Djembe Instructor, from Tam Tam Mandingue Djembe Academy, which is an international Academy of djembe, and has 7 academies around the world. Sahar has been drumming for 8 years, and traveled to West Africa, Guinea, several times, since 2011 to pursue her studies straight from the source. Sahar has been studying with Tam Tam Mandingue, and attended several workshops with the Academy around the world, since 2014. She is fully dedicated to pass the knowledge and the culture of the Djembe, by teaching, performing, and giving educational workshops. Sahar also is capable of Drum Circle facilitation and hosting and directing leadership workshops/ Team Building experiences. She is also recognized as a Cultural Performing Artist by the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.


website:
email: sahar.khatib@live.com
phone: 831-420-7803

Kids Yoga

Children enjoy playing, expressing themselves, and exploring the world around them; they are creative by nature. Yoga is an activity that children enjoy very much as it provides a space of exploration and expression through their bodies; it is also great for their health and well being. Practicing yoga realigns the skeleton body, increases height, stabilizes growth hormones, builds balance, and maintains emotional and physical well-being. The results will bring us comfort in knowing our children will grow healthy and happy.

In this Yoga class, the movements are dynamic, releasing excess energy, building the upright posture and physical conditions of the child. Children will be guided through warm ups and stretches to prepare their bodies. Then a flow is created bringing together the many aspects of the practice, through different yoga postures, introducing their names, of which are related to animals and nature, simple breathing techniques for focus and relaxation, and how to breathe correctly; much more will be introduced as they integrate it
into their lifestyle.

Duration: One Hour
Fee: 4 - 6 weeks $50/hour; 7 + weeks $40/hour
Grade: 4th - 12th grade
Requirements: Multipurpose or large classroom, with no tables or chairs.
*Need yoga mats or similar material (to protect their knees, and spine) or safe ground to work and stretch on.*

Yoga and Drumming

In this Yoga class, the movements are dynamic, releasing excess energy, building the upright posture and physical conditions of the child. Children will be guided through warm ups and stretches to prepare their bodies. Then a flow is created bringing together the many aspects of the practice, through different yoga postures, introducing their names, of which are related to animals and nature, simple breathing techniques for focus and relaxation, and how to breathe correctly; much more will be introduced as they integrate it into their lifestyle. Moreover, Sound exercises are a way to learn how to use their voice, exploring vocal chords, and learning how to express through the internal and external sound. The last 20 minutes of the class is where they will explore sound and music; playing the drum is another way of realigning the left and right hemispheres of the brain, developing coordination, listening, and playing together.

Duration: One Hour
Fee: 4 - 6 weeks $60/hour; 7 + weeks $50/hour. Additional fees: Drum Rental
Grade: 2nd - 4th grade
Requirements: Multipurpose or large classroom, chairs for drumming.
*Need yoga mats or similar material (to protect their knees, and spine) or safe ground to work and stretch on.*
**Drum Rental and percussion items, depending on number of students**

West African Rhythms - Drumming Classes

The Djembe is a drum coming from the Mandingue region of West Africa, countries like Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso. In class the student will learn the History, Culture and Traditions, Rhythms and Songs that are played on the Djembe, and another drum set called Dununs. The Djembe has various sounds and techniques, or sentence structures, which will help the student understand the language of the music played, and also develop the techniques of playing the Djembe with clear sounds. Drumming is a fun group activity that elevates the spirit and also therapeutic as it helps one reach a happy state of mind in a
very short time.

Duration: One Hour
Fee: 4 - 6 weeks $60/hour; 7 + weeks $50/hour. Additional fees: Drum Rental
Grade: 4 - 12th grade
Requirements: Multipurpose or large classroom, chairs for drumming.
*Drum Rental and percussion items, depending on number of students*

Performance

Live performance by Sahar and comrades, in West African Drumming and Dance. The performance can also include the following options:

Educational tools - projection of pictures and videos of Guinea and its culture. (would require projector, and screen for viewing). Interactive workshop - Audience gets to experience drumming and singing along to the rhythms. (Rental of drums, need chairs in stage).

Duration: One hour
Fee: $800 for one Performance
$100 extra for choosing one option
$250 extra for choosing the two options
Two Consecutive Performances= $1200
Requirements: Multipurpose room (plus other options if chosen like Projector and Screen, Chairs for Audience drummers to join workshop).