Archive | September, 2022

Fall Tween/Teen Yoga

27 Sep

Hello Yoga Friends and Families,

I am happy to announce that I’ll be back – after 2 ½ years!!! – to teach YOGA to TWEENS/TEENS IN PERSON, through 8 Limbs Yoga Centers- Phinney Ridge

This 6-week series will run on Wednesdays, October 5 – November 9, from 4-5pm. You may attend IN PERSON or ONLINE, as you prefer.

Guiding these Tweens and Teens in the practice of yoga – through breath, movement, and conversation – is one of the most rewarding and meaningful things I do.  I am devoted to my own practice of yoga & meditation and enjoy sharing that passion along with some of the tools that we can access to help students become more aware of their own bodies, thoughts and emotions. 

Developing the practice of yoga as a kind of ‘Superpower’ can allow these 10-14 year-olds an opportunity to find more ease and more joy in a fast-paced and complex world where technology and a lack of connection with others and with  nature can sometimes make us feel stressed and alienated. There is a big focus (as requested by students) on exploring ways in which we can slow down and relax.  We also have a lot of fun and there is space for connecting as a group where everyone is welcome and included and unique.

You can register here:

SHe Said Show Tickets

26 Sep

Friends and Music Lovers,

It’s FALL.  Time to turn on the heat (NO!!!) and get out to some shows so we don’t become hermits this season. 

After a very busy early September (thanks to all who came out to see The inimitable Debbie Miller, the Patsy Cline tribute shows, and the magical Matt Alber) and a quick trip to visit fam in NYC, I am about to enter a very busy remainder of September and early October rehearsing (pretty much daily) for the long awaited performances of: 

WHAT:  SHe Said, A 21st century love story that explores the impact of gender identity on a family and couple who transition together.
WHEN: October 6, 7, 8, 9
WHERE: Broadway Performance Hall, Capitol Hill.


Most of you have heard me talk about this play and the accompanying album that is now available.  Here’s a link:

Powerhouse musician and vocalist Jen Ayers premieres “SHe Said”, her new live show at Seattle’s Broadway Performance Hall 10/6, 10/7, 10/8 and 10/9. This gender-crashing musical story, written and performed by Ayers, also features Marc Kenison (aka Waxie Moon), a grand piano, a live band (Kathy Moore, Rebecca Young, RL Heyer, Melissa Montalto and Geoff Reading) and a multimedia mashup of 70s animation, soul-pop, glam rock, and “The Moth”, all rolled into one. Directed by Daryle Conners. 

More info here: 

We can’t wait to present this show to you!  I hope to see you there.

September Shows

2 Sep

Happy September, Friends! How did that happen??
I’ve said it before:  LIVE MUSIC cures what ails you.  Go on out and get some. 🙂
Here are some fabulous shows I’m playing coming right up. Buying tickets in advance for all of these is recommended!

WHEN: Thursday September 8
WHO: (The) Debbie Miller  (feat. Darren Loucas, Aimee Zoe, yours truly) with Hey King! and Tomo Nakayama
WHERE: The Triple Door, Mainstage Theatre, 216 Union St. Seattle
TIMINGDebbie Miller @7:30pm, Hey, King! @ 8:10pm, Tomo Nakayam @9pm.
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WHEN: Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11
WHO: Sweet Dreams; Celebrating the Music of Patsy Cline  (feat. vocalists Star Anna, V. Contreras, Hillary Fretland, Kate Voss, Miller Campbell, Alessandra Rose, Jessica Lynne Witty with band members Jason Goessl, Country Dave Harmonson, Aaron O’Neil, William Stover, yours truly)
WHERE: The Triple Door, Mainstage Theatre, 216 Union St. Seattle
TIMINGSaturday show starts 7pm. Sunday show starts 6pm.
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WHEN: Wednesday September 14
WHO: Matt Alber Trio  (Daniel Walker, yours truly)
WHERE: The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S, Columbia City, Seattle

And…in late September and early October, I will be holed up at Broadway Performance Hall rehearsing and performing the spectacular, SHe Said, featuring Jen Ayers
You’ll hear more about this show in coming weeks, but here’s a link to more info and tickets for shows that run October 6, 7, 8, and 9 that should be purchased in advance!

As always, I remain grateful to be able to work in this amazing community with all of these exceptional artists. 

If you missed this more personal piece about my crazy life on Art Zone hosted by my friend and yours, Nancy Guppy, you can see it here: