Jivamukti Yoga & Meditation in Essex, Cambs, Herts, London - UK
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Upcoming Events

An overview of events outside of my regular class schedule

 

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Wisdom of the Heart - a LIVE! kirtan Jivamukti class & Philosophy & Kirtan workshop
Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

Wisdom of the Heart - a LIVE! kirtan Jivamukti class & Philosophy & Kirtan workshop

A special live Kirtan Jivamukti Yoga class & Yoga Philosophy Workshop

Kirtan magic and inspirational philosophy from Rādhikā Dāsa of Kirtan London, and Jivamukti Yoga joy and heart expansion from Andy Nathan.

An event to bring you back in touch with that deepest part of you that seeks connection, meaning and mystery.

Rādhikā Dāsa is well known for sharing soulful Kirtan with diverse audiences, including the yoga scene, university students, corporates and widely within the bhakti community.

Travelling extensively through Europe and The US, he loves to share the dynamic practice of chanting and meditation in an accessible, inclusive and lively way.

Andy Nathan is a Jivamukti Yoga teacher who is well known at Thaxted Yoga for his teaching and meditation at Thaxted as well as further afield in workshops, retreats and festivals.

We are excited to be able to offer you Jivamukti Yoga, the best Kirtan in the country and wisdom teachings for this special afternoon. Bring a notebook and pen!

Book here: https://www.thaxtedyoga.co.uk/workshops-and-retreats/?fbclid=IwAR1Jqc0_RDBSZusF3-Rsl7z6x5doaHG7tA8-WZl0SKMPjE7rxGiMIBPu-YE

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Cit Happens - A Jivamukti Yoga Workshop
Nov
9
2:00 PM14:00

Cit Happens - A Jivamukti Yoga Workshop

We all have habits and patterns that can both help and hinder us in life. Some habits serve us well and keep us functioning and safe, and some see us repeating the same old thoughts and experiences, and hold us back from really feeling happy and free.

In this Jivamukti Yoga workshop we will explore through creative sequencing, chanting and some self reflection work, how we can work to create new patterns and habits to replace the ones that aren’t helping us. Create new programs. Rather than fighting against what we don't want we will work to create more of what we do want instead. It's powerful stuff!

Set in the gorgeous rural surrounds of Radwinter Pavilion, this Saturday afternoon session is perfect for you if you are looking to live an inspired life and find new ways to bring in more contentment.

Citta could be said to be the individual life field, normally defined by, but not limited to the parameters of the physical body. It consists of the purest and subtlest form of matter/energy. Often referred to as consciousness, or ‘being-ness’. Citta is programmable. It behaves in whatever way it is programmed or habituated to behave. If it is not consciously directed it will conform to the activites (vrtti) that have shaped it in the past. This is very much like a default selection. Changes in citta are programmed by habits; physical habits, mental habits, sensory habits — all of which create repetitive patterns of experience, some pleasurable, some painful, but all contributing to a limited sense of self (citta being confined to the definition of the body).

Nirodha is the force that continuously purifies citta. Nirodha is the new program for citta, that prevents the old from operating and reestablishing itself.

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31 July 19 - Rest, Restore, Relax Monthly Midweek Summer Slow Down
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

31 July 19 - Rest, Restore, Relax Monthly Midweek Summer Slow Down

This special summer monthly 75 minute rest class gives you a super low-key response to life’s busyness. Limited to 10 spaces.

Meditation to calm the mind and ground you, breathing exercises to clear your energy and the most gentle restorative postures to stretch the body, unwind tension and help you deeply relax.

When we deeply rest it allows our body, mind and spirit to heal.

This is for you if you want to just stop completely and get some quiet time to reset, rebalance and relax. Not a movement class. A stillness class.

Tickets

Venue: Saffron Walden Town Hall, Committee Room (rear entrance near Starbucks)

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26 Jun 19 - Rest, Restore, Relax Monthly Midweek Summer Slow Down
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

26 Jun 19 - Rest, Restore, Relax Monthly Midweek Summer Slow Down

This special summer monthly 75 minute rest class gives you a super low-key response to life’s busyness. Limited to 10 spaces.

Meditation to calm the mind and ground you, breathing exercises to clear your energy and the most gentle restorative postures to stretch the body, unwind tension and help you deeply relax.

When we deeply rest it allows our body, mind and spirit to heal.

This is for you if you want to just stop completely and get some quiet time to reset, rebalance and relax. Not a movement class. A stillness class.

Tickets

Venue: Saffron Walden Town Hall, Committee Room (rear entrance near Starbucks)

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Gratitude Festival - Herts
Jun
23
8:30 AM08:30

Gratitude Festival - Herts

Gratitude Festival is a world class celebration of yoga, inspirational talkGratitude Festival is a world class celebration of yoga, inspirational talks, wellbeing workshops, mindful living and healthy eating at a luxury venue in the Hertfordshire countryside.

LINEUP

The Yoga Shed, Fierce Calm and The Bumblebee Collective presents Annie Auerbach, Emily Brett, Esther Da Costa, Danni Pomplun, Grace Woodward, Hannah Barrett, Helen Flower, Jonny Penn, Kim Hartwell, Little Forest Feet, Mariel Witmond-Bateman, OurMala, Somewhat Rad, Sorrel Drake, Zephyr Wildman & many more!

Join us at this exclusive day retreat featuring international yoga teachers, thought leaders, authors and wellbeing experts. All profits from tickets and merchandise sales to our registered charity partners.

Venue:

The Farmhouse at Redcoats, is a 500-year-old farmhouse with barns set in the beautiful, rolling hills of Hertfordshire, just 30 minutes from London. An independent, boutique hotel with 27 unique rooms, award winning kitchen, gardens with rambling walks. It is the perfect setting for a retreat, a space to un-plug and get away from it all.

The Farmhouse at Redcoats, Redcoats Green, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7JR

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Rest, Restore, Relax - Summer Stillness and Calm Edition
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

Rest, Restore, Relax - Summer Stillness and Calm Edition

This workshop offers a delicious and super low-key response to life’s busyness.

Meditation to calm the mind and ground you, breathing exercises to clear your energy and the most gentle restorative postures to help you deeply relax.

When we deeply rest it allows our body, mind and spirit to heal.

This is for you if you want to just stop completely and get some quiet time to reset, rebalance and relax. Not a movement class. A stillness class.

Booking link: https://www.svadhyaya-yoga.com/shop/restrestorerelaxjune19

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Find Freedom: Retreat to the Mountains of Malaga - May 2019 Retreat
May
11
to May 18

Find Freedom: Retreat to the Mountains of Malaga - May 2019 Retreat

  • Casa Mayor Yoga Retreat Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are You Ready to Escape to the Mountains?

Are You Ready to Get Away & Switch off from your Daily Life to focus on Yoga & Relaxation?

Find more lightness, freedom, joy, strength and balance.. Escape from the day-to-day, take some well deserved YOU time & deepen your experience of yoga & meditation on this warm & welcoming yoga holiday.

Enjoy a week of specially designed transformational Jivamukti & Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness & Mantra Meditation practices.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to recharge, relax & reconnect to your self. ** SPRING 2019 LIMITED OFFERS - SAVE MONEY **. Message me or email: andy@svadhyaya-yoga.com for more info.

BOOK - HERE 

SPECIAL ***MARCH MADNESS*** Spring deal - £100 off full price of any bed for bookings taken in March.


This Retreat is for you if:
✔️you want to take time out for YOU to switch off from the day-to-day;
✔️you are looking for a good value warm weather, healthy yoga holiday, with a balance of daily yoga & meditation practices, nutritious food & plenty of time to really rest & relax;
✔️you are looking to deepen your experience of yoga, meditation & philosophy - with the extra time available to do this;
✔️you enjoy spending time with like-minded people;
✔️you are open to challenging yourself & exploring new perspectives on your life.

£250 Deposit required to reserve space (non-refundable)
Terms & Conditions apply.

Accommodation is shared in twin or 3 bed rooms.
**Availability Update: 2 spaces in Female only triple (shared facilities) £880 in total £780 MM Special Offer
1 space in Female only twin (shared facilities) £930 £830 MM Special Offer
1 space in Female only twin (en suite) £995 £895MM Special Offer
1 space in Male only twin (en suite) £995 £895MM Special Offer

Twin (en suite) £1990 *(special Spring 2019 discount of £250 if twin room booked for 2 people at same time before 1st April) £1,740 (£870 ea)

Fees include accommodation, all yoga sessions and food (no lunch on arrival or departure days). Flights and transfers are not included. Nearest Airport is Malaga (45 mins by car).

TERMS: Deposit is non-refundable. Final payment due 6 weeks before arrival. (1st week April). If booked after 1 April, full payment required. No payments/bookings later than 1 May.

Full terms and conditions:
https://www.svadhyaya-yoga.com/retreat-terms-conditions/.

Location: Casa Mayor Retreat, Malaga Mountains, Spain.
Nearest town is 15 minutes away (Comares) - one of the famous and very photogenic 'pueblo blancos' or white villages, which dates back to Moorish times..

Malaga is 45 minutes drive away. Nearest beach is 40 minutes drive away.

BOOK - HERE 

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Rest, Restore, Relax - Spring Edition
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Rest, Restore, Relax - Spring Edition


"Just what I needed"
"My mind is so full and busy that I find it hard to just stop and slow down"
"I feel SO much better afterwards. So much more relaxed"

Radwinter's Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness and Yoga Nidra Saturday extended class returns to ease into Springtime and create some quality YOU time to just relax, restore and rebalance.

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March Monthly Meditation Masterclass
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

March Monthly Meditation Masterclass

Join me each month for a simple class where we learn to unpeel the layers of the onion.

Suitable for beginners to very experienced. The goal is to just be. Not to clear the mind, not to become enlightened, not to become a yoga or meditation superstar. Just to be, as we are in that moment.

That’s all. Each month I teach on awareness and we practice mindful awareness.

Classes may also feature yoga nidra and restorative yoga practices. Minimal movement.

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Kirtan, Satsang & Supper
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Kirtan, Satsang & Supper

  • Mokshala Yoga & Meditation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A joyful evening of Kirtan Satsang and Indian food supper to warm your, heart, body and soul!

Bhakti, the yoga of open-hearted devotion and compassion is said to be the swiftest way to lift the spirit, transcend the heaviness of life and discover one's own true nature.

Kirtan is one of the main tools of the bhakti yogi - it is the yoga of sound, using sacred mantra, each syllable of which creates a vibration within the physical and subtle body.

Kirtan actually means to 'cut through', meaning to bypass all the layers of the swirling , overthinking mind and get straight to the heart and soul (literally!) of the matter.

As the wonderful bhakti yoga Krishna Das says :-
"The practice will change you from the inside out. The key is doing it".

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February Monthly Meditation Masterclass
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

February Monthly Meditation Masterclass

Join me each month for a simple class where we learn to unpeel the layers of the onion.

Suitable for beginners to very experienced. The goal is to just be. Not to clear the mind, not to become enlightened, not to become a yoga or meditation superstar. Just to be, as we are in that moment.

That’s all. Each month I teach on awareness and we practice mindful awareness.

Classes may also feature yoga nidra and restorative yoga practices. Minimal movement.

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The Sound of Yoga
Feb
10
9:45 AM09:45

The Sound of Yoga

Join renowned Jivamukti Yoga teacher Andy Nathan for a 2 1/2 hour journey through a sound vibration workshop fusing classical bhakti yoga chanting practices, voice opening work, exploration of the neuroscience of chanting, sanskrit and singing in groups, within the framework of Jivamukti Yoga.

Singing and chanting have massive heart and health benefits - which is actually a key part of what the workshop covers - and there's a nice energising yoga class to help work through all the tension we can hold in our bodies. The goal is to foster a feeling of openness, happiness and contentedness during the session so that we all leave feeling lighter.

Nada Yoga - a pillar of Jivamukti Yoga - connecting to our deepest selves through sound vibration. Re-membering the vibration that we are and that we share.   

Bhakti Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, Exploring sound vibrations, chanting and uplifting asana.

Final spaces remain.  Book here: https://www.svadhyaya-yoga.com/shop/soundofyogafull

For more information email: andy@svadhyaya-yoga.com      

www.svadhyaya-yoga.com

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January Monthly Meditation Masterclass
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

January Monthly Meditation Masterclass

Join me each month for a simple class where we learn to unpeel the layers of the onion.

Suitable for beginners to very experienced. The goal is to just be. Not to clear the mind, not to become enlightened, not to become a yoga or meditation superstar. Just to be, as we are in that moment.

That’s all. Each month I teach on awareness and we practice mindful awareness.

Classes may also feature yoga nidra and restorative yoga practices. Minimal movement.

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Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Session
Dec
23
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Session

If you are looking to find ways to create some quality 'Me Time' away from the busyness, to be quiet, to be with like-minded people - normal people just like you (not super meditating, levitating yogis!) navigating as best they can through life, then this could really be perfect for you.  

Can you imagine having more peace, calm and balance so that whatever arises you are able to deal with it with more ease?  And feel more like yourself? And how would it be if you could learn and practice ways to reduce stress, overwhelm, fear, anger and anxiety? 

Come along - this workshop is open to everyone.  We have walls you can sit up against, even chairs if needed.  This workshop and series is designed to help undo the complications and tensions of daily life and allow in more simplicity and relief.  These practices are easy to do and will help you in daily life too, so you will learn tools to take home and to work and to wherever else you are seeking to bring more simplicity and peace.

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*sold out - Pre Christmas Chill Nidra, Restorative & Meditation Workshop
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

*sold out - Pre Christmas Chill Nidra, Restorative & Meditation Workshop

Limited to 12 spaces. This deeply nourishing, relaxing and restoring workshop will include simple mindfulness meditation, a restorative yoga class and end with yoga nidra (deep yogic sleep - it's soooo good!) and tea.

A luxurious couple of hours to yourself, to quieten down, relax the body and nervous system, and just get off the busy pre-Christmas treadmill. Consider it a re-boot before the madness. Just two hours that could make a massive positive difference to your mindset in the final week before Christmas. Would you like to be super chilled at that time of year? Yup, me too! Let's get there together :)

Spaces are limited and it's just £20 - 2 hours of deep relaxation, a real chance to just stop and put it all aside for 2 precious hours.

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Kirtan with Jac & Andy
Nov
25
6:00 PM18:00

Kirtan with Jac & Andy

An evening of Kirtan, Satsang and Supper
with Jac and Andy

Sunday, 25 November 2018 from 18:00-21:00 - Mokshala Yoga (Saffron Walden)

A joyful evening of Kirtan, Satsang and supper to warm your, heart, body and soul!

Bhakti, the yoga of open-hearted devotion and compassion is said to be the swiftest way to lift the spirit, transcend the heaviness of life and discover one's own true nature. Kirtan is one of the main tools of the bhakti yogi - it is the yoga of sound, using sacred mantra, each syllable of which creates a vibration within the physical and subtle body.

All welcome no physical yoga experience necessary.

Book here: http://www.mokshalayoga.co.uk/events.html

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Learn to Love Chatturanga Dandasana
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Learn to Love Chatturanga Dandasana

Pop Up Posture Lab
Learn to Love Chaturanga at Mokshala Yoga (Saffron Walden)

Did you know T Rex hates Chaturanga?
- do you share T-Rex's feelings?
- maybe you feel as if you don't have the strength to hold this pose?
- are you unsure about the alignment required as classes move so quickly?
- would you like to build a strong foundation, which will enable you to safely transition to and from chaturanga keeping joints safe?

Book here: http://www.mokshalayoga.co.uk/events.html

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Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Session
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Session

If you are looking to find ways to create some quality 'Me Time' away from the busyness, to be quiet, to be with like-minded people - normal people just like you (not super meditating, levitating yogis!) navigating as best they can through life, then this could really be perfect for you.  

Can you imagine having more peace, calm and balance so that whatever arises you are able to deal with it with more ease?  And feel more like yourself? And how would it be if you could learn and practice ways to reduce stress, overwhelm, fear, anger and anxiety? 

Come along - this workshop is open to everyone.  We have walls you can sit up against, even chairs if needed.  This workshop and series is designed to help undo the complications and tensions of daily life and allow in more simplicity and relief.  These practices are easy to do and will help you in daily life too, so you will learn tools to take home and to work and to wherever else you are seeking to bring more simplicity and peace.

90 minutes at Thaxted Yoga Studio. Book via: https://www.thaxtedyoga.co.uk/workshops-and-retreats/

£15

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Go With The Flow - A Jivamukti Yoga Workshop
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Go With The Flow - A Jivamukti Yoga Workshop

In these dizzying times we are facing constant distractions that can leave us feeling unbalanced, anxious, overwhelmed. Life can seem complicated and difficult to navigate with a sense of ease and calm.

This workshop will use different classical yoga techniques to bring you back to a place of focus and balance away from the busyness of your day-to-day lives.

You will discover 2 things to help you more easily go with the flow. Find out how a single point of focus may be all you need.

If you are looking to simplify, reduce complications and find new ways to be more easeful in life, then book now. Click on the link below to reserve now as final spaces remain.

Expect a flowing vinyasa sequence of yoga asana alongside mantra meditation, philosophy, an uplifting musical soundtrack and having fun finding how you can get into the flow regardless of the challenges that appear.

Learning the art of flow has never been so much fun!

“To overcome the anxieties and depressions of contemporary life, individuals must become independent of the social environment to the degree that they no longer respond exclusively in terms of its rewards and punishments. To achieve such autonomy, a person has to learn to provide rewards to herself. She has to develop the ability to find enjoyment and purpose regardless of external circumstances.”

― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

"Regularly entering the "flow state of mind" makes us happier and more relaxed human beings. But how do we know when we're in it and how do we get there?" Esther Ekhart.

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Yoga, Running & Injury Management (A How-To Workshop)
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga, Running & Injury Management (A How-To Workshop)

This might seem obvious - are you looking to:

  • Stay fit and strong?
  • Optimise performance?
  • Get the most from your training?

This workshop is specifically intended to support runners maintain and optimise performance in every run - even the casual easy ones. Doesn't matter whether you just run round the block and would like to look deeper into the subject of supporting running with expert guidance and yoga, or if you are a full blown runner's high addict knocking out ultras each weekend somewhere desolate..

Currently nursing an injury? Then come! You can get face time with Andy Powell while Siobhan is taking the group through drills and exercises.

Expect:

  • Coaching drills and exercises from an elite running coach;
  • An injury clinic with a sports physiotherapist;
  • Yoga optimised for runners by an experienced yoga teacher who recovered from running injuries through yoga.

We advise you to book now, as this will sell out. Limited Spaces.

With experts:

  • Andy Powell - Senior Physiotherapist working with The English Institute of Sport;
  • Siobhan Rootes - England Athletics Running Coach, Head Coach Race Life (and personal trainer);
  • Andy Nathan - Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher
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Jivamukti Yoga and the Bhagavad Gita
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Jivamukti Yoga and the Bhagavad Gita

Krishna Wisdom and Jivamukti come together to present:

A full one day retreat at Bhaktivedanta Manor!

The morning will consist of a 3-hour yoga workshop with Jivamukti certified and legend Andy Nathan and the afternoon will involve Kirtan and an in-depth study of Bhagavad Gita, workshopping of key concepts with His Grace Kripamoya Mahashai.

Snacks and a Vegan lunch will be provided.

Tickets available via Eventbrite HERE

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Restore, Relax, Renew - 2 hours for You
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Restore, Relax, Renew - 2 hours for You

A relaxed, calming get-away for 2 hours. Learn how to be still, deeply relax and renew your energy.

This delicious, short, afternoon will help you to feel more calm, in control and grounded, through restorative yoga, meditation and specific calming breathing exercises, finishing with a yoga nidra (guided relaxation). Perfect tools to keep you focused, calm and relaxed with the summer holidays imminent.

Limited to 12 spaces only. Reduced fee if you bring your own bolster and props.

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A Simple Recipe for Joy: Jivamukti Yoga Workshop
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

A Simple Recipe for Joy: Jivamukti Yoga Workshop

This workshop will feature the 'classic' elements of a Jivamukti yoga.  Expect deep meditation, steadying pranayama, uplifting chanting, and a physical practice of strong standing postures, lengthening side, forward and back bends, rotating around the central intention of happiness and freedom (twists) and a test of your balance (on feet and hands).  A solid heartfelt intention, single-pointed focus and dedicated practice can bring about a new way of being.  

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Instruments of Kirtan - A Day Retreat
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Instruments of Kirtan - A Day Retreat

Following from the great success of our May day retreat, please join Balaram and me for another day retreat of satsang, yoga and study from 10am to 5pm. 

Tickets include a vegan lunch.  On sale HERE now!

The morning Jivamukti workshop will be all-levels and include chanting, meditation, philosophy and a dynamic asana practice. 

In the afternoon session Balaram will lead us through a workshop teaching us about the practice of kirtan and the instruments of kirtan. We will also learn to play some of these instruments!

*Please download a health form once you have registered for a class or workshop (if hosted directly by me) and bring with you,  Download the Healthcare Form HERE

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Time Out - A Day of Two Halves
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Time Out - A Day of Two Halves

Re-boot Yourself!

Taking note of where we are in our lives and in time and space..  Tickets on sale HERE.  Early Bird *SOLD OUT.  

**ALSO OFFERED AS 2 HALF DAY WORKSHOPS:

  • Time Out - working out all the tension, stress, anxiety, frustration from the body, mind and spirit in the morning with a full Jivamukti Yoga workshop

  • Time In - rooted in more introverted practices such as journaling, group work, reflection, meditations and restorative yoga.

Spend the day working through various practices including chanting, meditations, mindfulness, pranayama, Jivamukti Yoga and an afternoon practice rooted in more introverted practices such as journaling, group work, reflection, meditations and restorative yoga.

Expect a complete re-boot.

*Please download a health form once you have registered for a class or workshop (if hosted directly by me) and bring with you,  Download the Healthcare Form HERE

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Bhakti Retreat - Wales w Kirtan London
Oct
1
to Oct 6

Bhakti Retreat - Wales w Kirtan London

I'm super excited to have been invited to teach Jivamukti Yoga on the Kirtan London 6 day retreat at Buckland Hall, Bwlch, Brecon, Wales between 1st-6th October.

From Yoga and Bhakti seminars to delicious, healthy feasting and of course soul stirring Kirtans with Jahnavi and friends, you're sure to have a spiritually nourishing experience.

BOOK NOW 

£365pp (in a room of 2persons) & £515pp (in a private room)
(All prices include transportation from Bhaktivedanta Manor, Aldenham, WD25 8EZ)

If you have any questions regarding the form or the retreat, please don't hesitate to contact us via: info@kirtanlondon.com

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