Biographies

General Bio

 

headshot of Ekabhumi

[photo: Nancy Rothstein]

Charles Ekabhumi Ellik is a poet, artist, husband, student and teacher of Classical Tantric Hatha Yoga.  He teaches Yoga Asana at Yoga Tree's Telegraph studio, where he designed the "Dancing Peacock Feathers" mural.  A former Options Broker, he quit finance to produce poetry events full-time in 1999, when his team of poets won the National Poetry Slam.  Co-founder of the Berzerkeley Poetry Slam, poets he coached have since won numerous national and regional titles. In 2007, he became the national Head 2 Head Haiku champion, and in 2009 he chaired the Home City Committee of the Individual World Poetry Slam.  He has performed and taught in numerous high schools, theaters, universities, bars, and living rooms across North America and Britain.  In 2010 he retired from producing poetry events to focus on producing sacred art and teaching Yoga.  His poems and artworks have appeared in several publications, most recently Tantra Illuminated by Christopher Wallis (2011).  When not writing, painting, or practicing Yoga, he can be found in his garden learning directly from Nature.

Art Bio

Charles Ekabhumi Ellik is a poet, artist, husband, student and teacher of Classical Tantric Hatha Yoga. He holds a BA in Fine Arts from Cal State Long Beach with an emphasis on Figurative Art, yet his creativity is expressed in many ways. He is the Youth Programs Director for Yoga Mandala in Berkeley, CA., where he also teaches adult Yoga Asana classes and displays paintings. A former Options Broker, he quit finance to produce poetry events full-time in 1999, when his team of poets won the National Poetry Slam. Co-founder of the Berzerkeley Poetry Slam, poets he coached have since won numerous national and regional titles.

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Short Poetry Bio

Ekabhumi at the mic

[photo: Nathan Henderson-James]

Charles Ekabhumi Ellik is a poet, artist, husband, student and teacher of Classical Tantric Hatha Yoga.  He co-founded and hosted the Berzerkeley Poetry Slam (1998 - 2010), one of the most storied and successful slams in the world. He has shared the stage with nearly every notable slam champion, and plenty of underground legends.  Ekabhumi has performed and/or taught on many radio stations, in universities, slams, coffeehouses, and living rooms across North America.

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