Bamboo, Bells & Blowing Bliss. {Video}

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on Aug 23, 2012
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Another layer of the extensive artistic collaboration between Noelle Beaugureau and myself.

Here’s what happens when she stops by my Santa Monica studio for an afternoon practice. This seven minute flow is a behind the scenes view of Noelle doing what she loves to do. No cuts, no rehearsals, no added sound. Just the poetry of a life unfolding with pure grace. I share this video to share with you what I get to see when Noelle and I are working together—that there is no striving to get into an ultimate pose. That the devotion of her artful practice is one fluid composition. ~ Robert Sturman

Noelle Beaugureau ~ Zen Bamboo Flow from Robert Sturman Studio on Vimeo.


More posts by Robert Sturman which feature Noelle throughout the library.


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8 Responses to “Bamboo, Bells & Blowing Bliss. {Video}”

  1. Gitte says:

    wow wow wow that's just so beautiful – it's art

  2. yogijulian says:

    really pretty video.

  3. elephantjournal says:

    4 hours ago · Like
    Dee Kennedy Beautiful flow!
    4 hours ago · Like
    Chelsea Taylor I am amazed. She is so graceful and controlled.
    3 hours ago · Like · 1
    Dee Kennedy Yeah slowing it down like she does adds a lot of difficulty.
    3 hours ago via mobile · Like · 1
    Chelsea Taylor definitely! I don't think I have enough years in my life to get that good1
    3 hours ago · Like
    Sara Ben-Ami Elegant simplicity: an inspiration
    3 hours ago via mobile · Like
    Yoko Kajiwara Chun Beautiful control of the body.

  4. Karen says:

    I think I got fitter just watching that 🙂

  5. Vision_Quest2 says:

    Dr. Satkirin and Briohny … the meeting of the antipodes … heretofore deemed not possible until seeing this video …

  6. guestie says:

    It's beautiful, yes. A testament to what is achievable by the human body through practice, diligence and attention. But is it yoga? Or just a series of acrobatics in a lovely setting? I don't presume to know the answers, because I am not the practitioner. Yoga as art is becoming 'trendy' which can, and does inspire, and uplift the spirit. Is this the point of the collaboration? Or showcase the bendy skinny yogini as another media portrayal of an unattainable goal?

  7. Vision_Quest2 says:

    Rhythmic gymnastics = Olympic sport (probably made less artistic and more robot-like over the years through commercialized yoga's influence)

    Pole dancing = Not yet an Olympic sport

    Kyriarchic yoga (what you call "Yoga as art") = Hopefully not trying to be an Olympic sport

    Commercialized yoga (of which I do not partake anymore) is one thing …

    If I had access to a TV, I would ban the watching of Kyriarchic yoga Olympics, whether brought there by Bikram or anyone else, in my house … yep, it's personal …

    It's disingenuous to both accuse it of someone else or to deny it in yourself …

  8. Jordan says:

    I had the pleasure of studying with this Yogi. Her practice is truthful, non-commercial, and channeled in Divinity and grace. She lives and breathes the truth of the original language….abs because of her truthful inspiration, I am still practicing with inspiration and depth.