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!
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.
Handstands for Yogis with Sylvia Garcia
Sylvia taught herself how to stand on her hands over many years but really saw a huge change in her inversion practice when she started training it acrobatically. In this workshop she will share tips on how to improve your line, find balance and look at some of the transitions we commonly see in flow yoga styles today such as Dharma and Rocket.
This workshop is suitable for all levels. Whether you have never attempted a handstand before and are looking to start or have a strong practice and want to improve Sylvia will find something appropriate and suitable for you to play with.
Pranayama: the philosophy and the practice with Divya Kohli
“Only through mastering the mind can we find peace and happiness. Pranayama is the direct tool and channel for affecting the mind”
Yoga philosophy and teachings describe Pranayama as a direct way of touching the mind and our consciousness, and therefore a vital component of Yoga. The Yogis knew that relying on how we work with the body without conscious regular attention to how we are breathing can only take the individual so far.
In today’s world, yoga is mainly taught and understood as a movement of the body practice, yet it is with Pranayama that we learn how to deeply connect to the breath and consciously manoeuvre it in order to reach states of mental, physical, emotional and spiritual equilibrium.
This workshop will:
– explain the meaning and roots of Pranayama
– share how these practices are relevant today, in particular to managing the stresses and stimulation of modern day life
– teach you three fundamental Pranayama practices for mental and emotional balance and clarity