Below is an conversation with Mang’oh Yoga studio owner, Erica Schweer Whalen, in advance of their Live Music and Yoga Workshop on December 8th, 2018. The article was original published here, on Mang’oh’s website.
Tell me a little about your background in music. Has this been a lifelong passion?
I have had a continuous passion for music throughout my life, though the intensity of that passion has ebbed and flowed over the years. As a young child growing up in Brooklyn, I was mesmerized by music. My parents tell me that my grandfather and I used to dance to recordings of classical music, which has been a genre of music that I am passionate about to this day. In elementary school, I took up the clarinet, saxophone and piano and spent most of my free time practicing and playing for my own enjoyment and, subconsciously, as a way to direct my restless and youthful energy.