Ham Yam and the Hims

Movement, Breath, Yoga Postures, Music and Transferring of Energy through Touch.

Ham (bija mantra for throat Chakra) Yam (bija mantra for heart chakra) and the Hims (musicians Brian Link and Andrew Killough) weave together their passion for yoga and music into a creative and unique yoga and live music offering. Join Ham, Yam and the Hims for an evening of movement, rest and community with live music and sound played to draw you deeper into your being and invite you to rest and experience the present moment. Colin Hogan and Emily Dalsfoist lead a slow flow yoga class with tandem singing, tandem teaching and loving hands on assists set to a backdrop of live music.

Colin Hogan

Colin has over nine years of teaching experience including group classes, retreats, teacher trainings, and leading advanced workshops on anatomy, voice and human movement patterns. She is passionate about applying the wisdom and tradition of yoga to unlock the body, quiet the mind and connect to higher consciousness. Through breath, alignment and mindful movement we can release what no longer serves us and invite in strength, balance and joy. She designs yoga sequences specifically targeted to ignite the healing process. Through discovery of the places inside the body where emotions and energy are stockpiled, we provide ourselves the opportunity to honor and let go of the past and create a lighter sense of being in the present. She’s fascinated by the mirror of the subtle body and how it reflects the physical body. The interplay of the two bodies inspires her teaching style and affords her great compassion for my students and the world around her. She works to empower her students to hone their own skills in various breath, inversion and back-bending practices.

Emily Dalsfoist

Yoga softened my heart and made it tiger strong at the same time, allowing my life to take shape in a way that feels aligned with my true nature. Since I began my yoga practice, I’ve felt my senses heighten, breath deepen, and as though a veil was lifted from me, the world took on a vibrancy words cannot describe. Yoga has opened my eyes to the sacred, the teacher and teachings that course in and through all things, including my demons. Yoga has brought me to places that were not always easy to move through or confront but my mat served as a safe place to do the work and the play. Through practice, I have found deep healing and connection with friends, family, strangers and myself. I am forever humbled and inspired by the continues adventure of self-inquiry and reflection that is Yoga. Yoga has brought light to my life; I am grateful for its teachings, my teachers and for those who give me the honor of sharing space by stepping into my yoga class.

Brian Link

Andrew Killough

Andrew Killough was drawn to music early in his childhood. Growing up in Pennsylvania, he learned piano and guitar and enjoyed playing in a folk trio. As a student at Bucknell University, Andrew discovered synthesizers and drum machines and formed “Falloon“ to explore his passion for electronic indie rock. After completing his degree in environmental studies, Andrew packed up his car and moved to Oregon. Shortly after the move, he joined LDW, a Talking Heads tribute and began hosting “The Psychedelic Mystery Hour” on KFFP Freeform Portland 90.3 FM. As our keyboardist, Andrew enjoys creating sound that compliments the practice of yoga and helps students release and surrender to the powerful, loving, healing energy cultivated during the Ham Yam & The Hims experience.





Ham Yam & the Hims

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Astoria, Oregon