Friday, April 16, 2010

2010/03/14 - Yoga Practictioner

This Sunday Cabaret Life Drawing hosts the multi-talented and very flexible Holly Holland! Capture Holly's unique yoga-inspired poses in both quick and sustained sketches.

Louisville native Holly Holland took up yoga at age 45, following serious illness, and discovered the healing and rejuvenating powers of a regular yoga practice. A journalist, author, and editor, she eventually obtained national certification to teach yoga and now works with about 100 students a week at the University of Louisville, Bellarmine College, Yoga on Baxter, Core Studios, and Jewish Community Center. Her specialty is Rocket yoga, a dynamic, bull-body workout that adds in more core abdominal moves, inversions, hip openers, backbends, and twists than traditional yoga classes. Rocket yoga was developed by Larry Schultz, the founder of It’s Yoga San Francisco ( (See for more details.)

Holly is an avid cyclist and Pilates enthusiast. She also is the founder and director of an all-volunteer organization that has raised about $130,000 in the past five years to put Sudanese refugees through college. (See for more details.) She received the Pioneer Innovator in Education Award in 2009 from the Gheens Foundation and the WLKY-TV Bell Award in 2008 for Outstanding Community Service.

Holly graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in history and from American University with a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs. She and her husband, John Herzfeld, have two sons and a beloved miniature Schnauzer.


Cabaret Life Drawing is currently accepting drawings from class for an exhibit at 21c Museum in this spring. You may bring submissions to class, or send images to this email with 'Cabaret Life Drawing Exhibit' as the subject.

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