Kirtan with Faustomaria
Join us each month for a wonderful evening of joyful chanting! Faustomaria will lead easy to follow mantras, accompanied by fantastic live musicians. Come and see for yourself how chanting with others can be a powerful and healing experience.
You don’t need any experience or any particular musical ability.
Everybody is welcome!
Yoga practice and how to make it happen with Mira Mehta
Practice makes perfect and disinterest makes an adept mind.
Yoga teaches that persistence and a dispassionate attitude are essential for gaining its fruits of joy and well-being. In this practical workshop Mira shows how to disengage the mind from sensory stimuli in the performance of asanas. She shows how repetition strengthens this practice and how the two together make the mind steady. She has an interactive style of teaching, encouraging students to ask questions and clear doubts.
The workshop is open to students with some experience of Yoga.
Participants will find it useful to read Mira’s books Health through Yoga and Yoga Explained.
Restorative Yoga and Meditation with Divya Kohli
In the classical tradition, the practice of yoga was designed to prepare us for meditation, a state of deeper contemplation. Through the practice of classical Yoga and Meditation that addresses the mind, body and spiritual layers of our being, Divya aims to help individuals develop a calm mind and stronger body, and find an authentic connection to the self and to the world.
Come for calm, de-stressing relaxation and finding quiet within. Divya will guide you through restorative yoga poses, using props, which are held for a while to feel supported and release from deep-held mental and physical tension. The session leads into guided meditation practice. The result is immediate: feeling lighter, whole and more centred. In the long term, the effects are abiding strength, equanimity of mind and a desire to live life in a way that positively impacts society.
Divya has been a dedicated yoga practitioner since 2000 and teaching full time since 2005.
These sessions are ideal if you:
4 Week Total Beginners Course With Mike Farr
On this four week beginners’ course, your instructor will teach the foundations of yoga practice and help you progress at your own pace. You will learn the basics under careful guidance, preparing you to go on and safely practise. Take this course to experience what yoga can do for you!
All the equipment you might need will be provided including yoga mats, though feel free to bring along your own if you prefer. You should wear comfortable but close-fitting clothes that don’t restrict your movement; shorts or leggings and a vest or T-shirt are ideal. You’ll do all your classes in bare feet. Avoid eating for 2 hours prior to the class.
This course is suitable for all those new to yoga, unless you have a serious medical condition, have had recent major surgery, or are pregnant. If you are unsure whether or not to attend, please ask us for guidance.
Gong bath with Leo Cosendai
Gong meditation is a powerful sonic practice. Gongs have been used as shamanic tools and celebratory instruments for thousands of years, and are truly part of the tradition that is sound healing, which uses techniques such as chanting, drums, and Tibetan bowls to name a few.
The gong produces harmonic and dissonant tones which give you the opportunity to experience altered states of consciousness, where the mind is aligned with the body. From being exposed to the tones of the gongs you may notice a major improvement in the quality of your sleep, a better ability to cope with stress, and a sense of familiarity with stillness and contentment.
”Leo’s treatments are equally transformational and healing. His work through sound is remarkable.” – Wendy Mandy (Shaman, acupuncturist, counsellor)
Leo is a Prana Kriya Yoga teacher and a ”London’s foremost kundalini gong master” (The Times, 2016), and a composer born in Switzerland.