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SUNDAY 9TH FEB 2020

11AM-12:30pm

 

Sunday Soundbath: The Sacral Chakra 

 

A Healing Sacral Chakra focused sound bath with the AMAZING Sound Tonic (Sally Blyth) 

Ah, Svadhishthana... meaning sweetness; ones own abode! This chakra fuels our PLEASURE...it rules the flow & rhythm of our life, movement, surrender, sexuality, creativity, joy. When our sacral is balanced we are able to experience pleasure, taking joy in our life unapologetically & without shame...for we know life is to be savoured! Allow Sally to take you on a sensory journey to balance your sacral energetic centre & connect you to the joy available to you at every moment! 💫

 

A Sound Tonic sound bath uses Himalayan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, voice and percussion and are facilitated by Sally Blyth, a fully qualified Sound Practitioner with over 8 years experience in therapeutic sound and over 30 years as a musician. The sounds and vibrations produced encourage a state of deep relaxation by slowing down the brainwave frequencies allowing participants to slip easily into a meditative state. When in this state, the heart rate falls, blood pressure is lowered and cell renewal is increased, priming the body for rejuvenation.

In this series of Sound Tonic sound baths, each session will spend some time focusing on one particular Chakra or energy centre. This second session will utilise the sounds and frequencies associated with the Sacral Chakra.

The Sacral Chakra is most commonly aligned to the musical note of D, so for this sound bath, Sally will be bringing not only the beautiful 12" D bowl, but also a small collection of other crystal bowls that have special harmonic resonance with it.

As February brings us the very first signs of life re-emerging after a dormant winter, the first snowdrops appearing and the buds forming on trees around us, it is a good time to bring our attention to the chakra of emotional awakening and joy.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 16:30-18:00pm

Valentine's Self-Love and Deep Yin Relaxation with Holly Dixon

90 minutes of Self-Love and Deep Yin Relaxation

In this Sunday pop-up we will open our heart to healing, work towards deeper self-love and indulge in some much-needed relaxation and stillness, through yoga and meditation.

 

We will start the workshop with a guided meditation and light movement which will gradually ease into a mindful flow, focused around heart opening poses. We will keep our movement slow, allowing ourselves to stay present and connect one movement to one breath, encouraging the love to flow in abundance.

 

We will gradually ease into pure stillness as we recline into heart opening yin postures to stimulate the heart and small intestine meridians which govern our capacity to love and be loved. We will hold these healing and prop-supported poses between 2-5 minutes, to access deep healing, surrendering and letting go.

Yin yoga poses stimulate and remove blockages in the myofascial meridians in the body creating a sense of harmony and balance. As we remain still in a pose, we will create space, allowing suppressed emotions or feelings to surface. When heart chi is balanced, we feel warm and nourished, and have a greater ability to build healthy relationships, feel more joy, inner peace and vitality.

 

During the pop-up you will be encouraged to observe what comes up energetically and emotionally without any need to judge, expand or identify with. By just sitting and observing the physical sensations (instead of getting caught up in the stories related to those emotions), we will allow our system to work through the blockages and provide a much needed release.

 

We will finish the session with an extra long savasana including a mini facial and deep relaxation, to help you feel grounded, relaxed and ready to float home to bed.

Expect scents, sounds, touch and deep healing, in a safe space for you to fully relax, release and open your heart ❤️✨

 

[This course is suitable for everyone- no experience needed!]

Please come snuggly and dressed for comfort...i.e warm and cosy layers! We will spend a lot of time on the floor. 💫

 

Benefits of yin yoga

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • Increases balance and harmony

  • Remvoes energetic blockages

  • Improves energy flow

  • Awareness of breath and presence of mind

  • Inner strength and outer flexibility

  • Releases fascia

  • Deepens range of motion

  • Improves joint mobility

SUNDAY 9TH FEB 2020

1:30-3:15pm

Deep Rest: A Full Moon Reiki & Restorative Experience

 

An immersive and deeply relaxing ‘Reiki & Restore’ workshop with Alex Russell

 

"We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to relax. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to rest deeply and completely." Judith Lasater

 

Everything is better when you are rested...carve out some delicious, soul soothing time for YOU on a chilly Sunday afternoon...

Join Alex for this restorative yoga workshop where we will focus on deep rest. Winter is the time where our focus draws inwards and we slow down. This workshop will work through a series of restorative poses, using props to allow the body into a state of deep relaxation. Alex will use reiki energy healing to deepen your relaxation...pure bliss! Reiki can only be used for the highest good of all - please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding Reiki energy healing.

 

What is Reiki?

 

The Japanese word Reiki translates as 'universal lifeforce energy.'

 

A useful definition of Reiki from 'Reiki for Life' by Penelope Quest.

 

"Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-intrusive hands-on (or off) healing technique for use on your self or others, which uses spiritual energy to treat physical ailments without using pressure, manipulation or massage; however, it is much more than a physical therapy. It is a holistic system for balancing, healing and harmonising all aspects of the person - body, mind, emotions and spirit - and it can also be used to encourage personal and spiritual awareness and growth."

 

 

Sun, 15 Mar 2020 13:00-16:00pm

The Dance of Spring: A Sacral Chakra Healing Dance & Reiki Journey

Sacral Healing Through Dance, Music & Angelic Reiki...

This is the third in a series of healing dance journeys, welcoming spring with the energies of rebirth, sensuality, the sacral chakra space and initiating growth.

 

Emily & Paul present:

A dance movement workshop with Flamenco Guitar...

Connecting with the body and the breath...

 

No previous dance experience is necessary! ALL are welcome <3

 

"Bring yourself into union with the season and the flow in your body with a meditation, dance and Angelic Reiki healing.

 

We will initiate the practice by anointing essential oils of the season to awaken sensuality and joy, setting intentions and opening into them through meditation and dance.

 

Connect with the womb space so our ideas and inspiration may blossom fully without judgement or shame. Dance is something which brings together our mind and our body. From a young age, we can sometimes associate the womb space with shame or trauma, all of which disconnect us from expressing ourselves authentically in movement.

 

This beautiful workshop gently unlocks this flow and embraces its beauty.

 

We will find new ground within our physical, emotional and spiritual bodies, connecting with the emotions in each area of our and allowing this to guide us.

 

The session will be accompanied by flamenco guitarist Paul Mill, who will hold the space with music, empathetically following the energies in the room and expressing the depths of emotion through the music.

 

The session will end in meditation, and sharing circle, empowering you to embrace and nurture these aspects of yourself in your relationships, life and purpose."

 

Emily is a Clinical Aromatherapist, Angelic Reiki Master and flamenco dancer. Her chakra healing work draws the physical, emotional and spiritual body into alignment and truth.

Paul is a flamenco guitarist, an experimental musician interested in responding to dancers in their truth, creating music to allow the authentic expression of emotion and spirit.

SUNDAY 1ST FEB 2020

14;00-17:00pm

SING: Self-Expression (The Throat Chakra)

Exploring the Throat Chakra With Ella Mesma

 

“Reclaim your potent voice, filling in the past silences” Tererai Trent

 

In SING, the 5th workshop of the HOME Series, we look at reclaiming our powerful and potent voice using movement, meditation and sound!

Speak your inner and highest truth as we work to balance and heal the Vishudda/Throat Chakra!

 

Often we find it difficult to speak our truth due to fear of rejection or to preemptively avoid judgement from others...part of this workshop is done in silence: so we can reconnect to who we are when we are not resolving and creating our identities to mollify and please others. We will also take time to journal and reflect to realign with our authentic voice.

 

In the second half we explore matching movement with voice: our lost expressions. Uniting and healing all left unsaid so that we can fearlessly integrate our past experiences and move forward joyfully and authentically!

 

What we say and how we say it can change lives! Ella will give us techniques and methods to express ourselves fully without shame or fear of rejection...she will invite you to being authentically YOU in every moment in a totally safe and supportive space.

 

Inspired by the 5th chakra: Vishudda, in this workshop, there be laughter, shouting, singing and silence to unlock the blocks we have to our truest creative expression!

 

*We finish with an eco friendly outdoor ritual so bring warm clothes!

The PATHFOR are a series of workshops inspired by the chakra system to help you get back to your pure creative spirit. They combine movement, meditation, relaxation, mantra and journaling. They are a PATHFOR your journey bring you back home to your authentic self. They are your PATHFOR true CREATIVE expression. Explained and demonstrated simply, using movement, meditation and imagination, these workshops are a path for enlightenment. These workshops have been broken down into the seven chakras (energy centres in our body that regulate core identity and creative expression). If they are blocked this keeps us from flowing freely in our lives, from creating, from taking control of our lives.

SUN, 15 MAR 2020 17:30-21:00

Accresci La Tua Autostima

(A self-love workshop for Italian Speakers)

Sun, 22 MARCH 2020 19:00

19:00-20:30pm

 

Spirit of Spring: The Moongazing Hare (Animal Spirit Equinox Taster)

 

A celebration of the transformational energy of SPRING EQUINOX...honouring balance, renewal & rebirth with Yoga, Reiki and Crystal Healing.

*As well as a super special celebration of Ostara, this event acts as a taster session for Lorna's 'Animal Spirit Course'...coming to ookushana soon! <3*

Join Lorna (@the.moonstone.angel) for a celebration of the transformational energy of SPRING EQUINOX...honouring balance, renewal & rebirth with Yoga, Reiki and Crystal Healing!

 

Each participant will receive an Ostara (Spring Equinox) themed crystal as a gift, given in the spirit of celebration, connection and healing. <3

 

This pagan festival is a time of renewal and regeneration, as after the cold winter months we begin to herald lighter, brighter and JOY-FULL days. The Hare is the totem animal of this spring festival, linked with fertility, re-birth, growth & abundance....

 

We will consider how emulating the intuition & fluidity of the Hare can benefit us in our everyday lives and at this incredibly potent time. We will seek to access our own inner knowing, acknowledging our innate divinity and pairing movement with intention, celebrating the rhythms and stirrings of the natural world.

 

We will practice a Vinyasa based sequence together, moving with flow and intention through a gentle sequence that nods to the hares quick wit, sharpness and fluidity, along with the magical potency of this super special date in the Pagan calendar. The sequence is designed to move prana/chi/energy in a way which invites optimal energy flow within the body, predominantly working with the Sacral, Third Eye & Crown Chakra.

 

After the flow, we will have ample time to relax. Lorna believes that true shifts come during stillness and that yoga is a preparation for meditation, rather than a purely physical practice. This class will invite you to leave your ego at the door - do what feels GOOD on the day, honour your body & your soul will sing. We honour movement and stillness. Darkness and Light. Balance, Equlibrium.

 

During the relaxation/meditative segment of the class, Lorna will practice the art of 'Crystal Reiki', giving you an individualised Reiki 'mini-session' in conjunction with the healing vibrations of the crystals chosen carefully to corrospond to the joyful energy of the Spring Equinox.

 

In Greek mythology, the Hare was inextricably linked to to Hecate...the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night and moon. Indeed, in Sanskrit the moon is called Sasānka, “having the marks of a hare!"

 

We will work with Moonstone (a crystal overtly linked to the Lunar Cycle) and use breathwork and meditation to connect with the transformational energy of the Hare, and the wisdom of Grandmother Moon <3

 

Join Lorna for this Equinox treat as we work to find balance, harmony and joy on a Mind/Body/Spirit Level through movement, energy healing and meditation <3

Sun, 3RD MAY 2020 

13;00-16:00pm

 

Finding Your Voice: Chakra Healing with Aromatherapy & Live Sound

 

Finding your voice...a healing workshop with the INCREDIBLE Emily Winter & Satnam Galsain ❤️

Finding your voice is about finding and expressing the true essence of you. It is connecting deeply inside without judgement and expressing your truth.

We will connect the heart and throat chakra so that we can express the truth that our hearts have always known and bring it into being to transform our lives and connection with ourselves.

 

We will use essential oils energetically and spiritually, to draw a bridge from the heart to the throat, creating a path for our lives to follow of truth, expression and love. We will use our voices with breathwork, poetry singing and chakra opening through the body to create resonance and healing.

 

This beautiful session will be a guided chakra healing meditation accompanied by live vocals and harmonium to connect with the breath, the body and the inner healer. From a young age, we often learn what is socially acceptable to express and what isn’t, causing a split between the throat and the heart or the mind and body. Long after the ‘rules’ we learnt have served their purpose, the lines remain drawn in the body, creating walls that no longer serve us, damming up our creativity and light.

 

Voice Work and Embodiment will be led by Satnam with harmonium to transcend this space and time, opening the connections between the heart and the expression of its desires and the truths that it holds. A truly blissful session to transform your inner world with aromatherapy, poetry, breath and sound.

 

Satnam Galsian is a British Asian vocalist and music practitioner based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She is a passionate believer in the positive outcomes to be gained from music engagement at all levels of ability and experience and continues to create and deliver various music wellbeing projects. Her Relax-Sing for Wellbeing sessions for parent and child encourage an alternative sense of bonding and engagement. Satnam can also be found performing as the founding member of Indian fusion band Kinaara as well as creatively collaborating with a variety of artists. She has an interest in exploring the interplay between north Indian and western music traditions for today’s audiences.

 

Emily is a Clinical Aromatherapist, Massage Therapist, Crystal Healer and Angelic Reiki Master. She is interested in the emotional and spiritual body and how these energies manifest in the physical body. She connects this both with her chakra healing work and the spiritual journey of each soul. Emily loves to connect people back to their bodies after injury or trauma as this was her path. She also works with tree and plant energies giving workshops on tree healing and dances flamenco as part of a duo with Paul Mill.