Two weeks until my India trip! Thanks to you

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Getting ready for India! Vaccinated and everything 😉

Two weeks from now, I’ll be on a plane headed to India! It’s getting real, in great part due to the help from my lovely friends who donated money to make this trip possible.

This is so amazing! I’ll be headed out to India to study with some really special Iyengar yoga teachers for three whole weeks.

Money raised:

$300 donated by a super-special friend, J. F. 8/18/16

$300 donated by an extra-generous individual, V. H. 8/26/16

$555 donated by someone super-special! J. T. 9/22/16

$50 donated by super sweetheart J. M. 9/28/16

$30 donated by sweet thing T. H. 10/3/16

$1000 donated by G. G. Wowza! 10/10/16

Goal reached!

$2235 of $2020

Click here to donate money and help send me to India!

Wow! Thank you so much for your help! I am so lucky <3

A send-off

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So excited for my first solo show in a long time — a send-off party with Russell James Pyle! Russ is headed to his month-long residency at Big Bend (wow!) and I’ll be heading off to my month-long trip to India for an intensive yoga course.

Plus, this guitar is almost finished. Maybe I’ll be able to play it live for the first time! *fingers crossed*

Join us in a couple weeks! Saturday, Oct 29 <3

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Cyclone — a new song about white privilege and racial injustice

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I wrote this song after learning about the murder of Philando Castile. Horribly enough, there have been so many other shootings of brown and black people by police since his death at the beginning of July. This isn’t necessarily news to brown and black folks, I hear, but it was news to me as an ignorant haver-of-white-privilege.

Here’s the Guardian’s ever-lengthening list of the folks who have been killed by police so far this year.

Send Sage to India!

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Yoga adventures await! Now I need to pay for them.

I have this really great opportunity to go to India for an intensive 3 week long yoga workshop this November, and I’m so excited about it!

I recently completed yoga teacher training at High Desert Yoga here in Albuquerque—it was such a rewarding process. I’ve been teaching yoga classes (come have fun yoga times with me, btw) and have really been enjoying learning more about yoga, my body, and how postural and anatomical function can deeply affect the emotional body and overall well-being.

When my friend and yoga teacher, the lovely Avery Kalapa, was accepted to this really special yoga course in Dehradun, India, I figured I’d apply too. I wasn’t necessarily expecting to be accepted to the program, so I was very suprised and delighted to get the acceptance letter from the Yog-Ganga Centre For Yoga Studies.

Please help send me to India!

While the program itself is pretty affordable for me, the plane tickets aren’t really! If you can, please donate to send me on my merry way to India!

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Iyengar-aligned training

One of the reasons I’m so excited to study with Rajiv Chanchani this November at the Yog-Ganga Centre—along with the fact that he is a knowledgeable and revered yoga teacher—is that he has worked closely with BKS Iyengar, who has been credited with bringing yoga to the west.

BKS Iyengar has an amazing story—he struggled with illness as a child but started practicing yoga and received many health benefits from the practice. He taught many people the discipline of yoga during his lifetime and is revered in the yoga world.

I am so looking forward to deeping my yoga practice through the lens of an Iyengar-aligned yoga course held in India, a place I’ve never been to, and I am so excited to visit. Here are some photos of Dehradun, where the Yog-Ganga Centre is located.

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Agenda/how I’ll be spending my time in India:

We’ll begin our journey to India on November 1st and return to the US at the end of the month. We’ve (my yoga and travel buddy Avery and I) have included a few buffer days in our plans to allow for time to adjust to jet lag and see some of New Delhi before our return!

Housing: Rajiv and Swati Chanchani, who own and run the Yog-Ganga Centre, have made arrangements with families who live near the Centre. So I’ll be the guest of a nearby family who will house and feed me for about a month, for a small fee. I’m so excited about—among a bunch of other exciting new experiences I’ll have—enjoying a lot of delicious homemade food while I’m there.

I’ll be attending two hours of asana (yoga posture) intruction each morning, with two hours of pranayama (breath work) or lecture in the evening. The Yog-Ganga course includes 22 lessons in asana-pranayama (42 hours) and three lectures (3 hours).

During the day I’ll have plenty of time to practice yoga and integrate all the fascinating things I’ll be learning. Also, there’s a library on site which I imagine is filled with fascinating reading about yoga practice and yoga philosophy. Not to mention sight-seeing and enjoying the fact that I’ll be in India!

I’ll also definitely be bringing my ukulele and plan on practicing a bunch and writing a lot of songs. 😉

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I’m raising funds for this special trip:

The cost breakdown:

$300—3-week long yoga course at Yog-Ganga Centre!
$1240—plane tickets from Albuquerque to Dehradun, India
$300—housing (about $10/day!)
~$120—food for the month (anywhere from $1.50 to $10/day)
~$60—Visa fee

Total cost of trip: $2020

Click here to donate money and help send me to India!

I am so excited to take this yoga course and would so appreciate your help getting me there.

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Money raised so far:

$300 donated by a super-special friend, J. F. 8/18/16

$300 donated by an extra-generous individual, V. H. 8/26/16

$555 donated by someone super-special! J. T. 9/22/16

$50 donated by super sweetheart J. M. 9/28/16

$30 donated by sweet thing T. H. 10/3/16

$1235 of $2020

***update 9/22/16: Thank you so much for your help!  I’m so happy that the funds for this trip are coming together, it’s really helping to put my mind at ease. I’ve never taken a long international trip like this and taking a whole month away from making money seems a bit crazy on the surface. I wouldn’t be able to do this without you. Thank you so much! <3 <3 <3

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I’ve never done anything like this before!

This is the first time I’ve planned a trip overseas. I’ve never been to India before and can’t wait to explore this special part of the world, while immersing myself in a rigorous, intensive yoga course. I hear from folks that have taken the course before, that the way Rajiv teaches has changed the reason they practice yoga. This is bound to be a paradigm-shifting trip.

If you have questions, email me or ask in the comments below 🙂

Please help me pay for this really special trip and yoga course if you can—I’d so appreciate it!

Love,

Sage

 

Sage has a big ABQ show coming up: Art of the Song!

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Yes, indeed! Later this month I’ll appear at the Art of the Song Coffee house here in Albuquerque with three other fabulous singer-songwriters. After that the show will air on the nationally syndicated radio show, Art of the Song!

For reals!

The first episode of Art of the Song I ever heard featured one of my favorite bands (and they happen to live right here in town), The Handsome Family. Ever since then I’ve wanted to be featured on this classy show that’s based right here in Albuquerque.

No joke!

So join us Sunday July 24 at the Art of the Song Coffeehouse and performance space. It’ll be a lovely, cozy show! Plus it’ll be the first time I’ll be featured on a nationally syndicated public radio show. (!) My thanks to Kristina Jacobsen, who’s organizing this thing, and to John and Viv, who run the radio show and the Art of the Song performance space.

WHEE!

While you wait for that, enjoy a watch of one of our favorite videos that is enjoying a bit of a resurgence on facebook right now for some reason.

In the meantime, Jared and I are still at work on our album FROM THE FUTURE…TURE…ture…ture…

Lots of love and see you soon!

Best,
Sage

Your personal invitation to a sweet house concert in Albuquerque

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Things have been pretty quiet around here lately at the Happy Gland Ranch—we’re slowly putting the next album together and just got back from Austin where we played our very first house concert. It was a great show and we can’t wait to do more! If you want us to play at your house, let us know for sure. Email me at gland@sageharrington.com and we’ll chat. 😉

Plus, I’ve been in yogaland, getting my 200 hour yoga teacher training completed and looking for places to teach regularly. 😉

I wanted to let you know about a show I have coming up with two lovely ladies: Meredith Wilder and Kristina Jacobsen. It’ll be…drum roll please…the second ever house show I’ve done! It’s bound to be a sweet, tender, funny, intimate little songwriter in the round show (i.e. not a Happy Gland Band show, lol!).

Please email me (gland@sageharrington.com) to RSVP, and I’ll send you the address to Kristina’s house in the South Valley where the concert will be held.

Watch the preview video! (highly recommended!)

Please join us for THE SONGS OF SUMMER

Kristina Jacobsen
Meredith Wilder
Sage Harrington

Saturday May 28
(hey, that’s next weekend!)
Please arrive at 6pm, music goes from 7-8:30pm-ish

Please RSVP (gland@sageharrington.com) and I’ll send you the address!

This is a donation-based concert. Please come prepared to make a donation to the artists after the show.

Lots of love,
Sage

Happy New Year from the Happy Glands!

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What are you doing new year’s eve?

Merry holidays, happy solstice, greetings of the seasons, etcetera, y’all!

Hope the season is treating you well 😉 We’ve had just a fantabulous time celebrating Christmas this year.

We also had a great time recording this holiday classic jazz tune—which is the first time we’ve taken use of recording our very own 1970s player piano aka our vintage honky tonk piano.

And in other news, we’re really close to one of our milestone goals on Patreon! Jared and I love making music videos, and we so love that you guys pay us in cold hard cash every time we make one. It’s like having a job in music! It’s amazing!

We’re really close to our goal of making $75 per video. When we reach it, we’ll remove ads from our YouTube channel. Because they’re icky, and we want to be rid of them just as much as you do.

Best to you, lots of love, hope you’re eating lots of cookies if you’re into that sort of thing—
See ya in 2016—
Sage and Jared

 

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