We join yoga teacher Jen Nevin and musician Mike Auger on Saturday 13th July, for an evening of  Soothing Flow + Kirtan (Yogic Music). The workshop will run from 6:30-8:30pm.


Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves…” Elton John

Beginning with enchanting live music and gentle grounding yoga poses, supported by plenty of props, you’ll unwind to the sounds of the tongue drum.  A blissful blend of tones known to attune you to your surroundings. From this place of peace we’ll connect to the breath through gentle pranayama techniques that soothe the mind, before moving into an intuitive soothing flow designed to create space and encourage the free flow of energy within. Our live musician, Mike, will respond to the energy in the room, creating a unique soothing soundtrack that moves with you as well as moving you. From this flowing yoga sequence we’ll move effortlessly into stillness, guided by Jen into a meditation that supports the mind and connects the body to our life source.

Attuned to the ground, body and our deepest self, we’ll arise from meditation to learn a selection of mantras. We’ll be accompanied by Mike on a range of instruments including the traditional Indian Shruti Box. At this point you’ll be able to be as active or as still as you wish, joining the mantra by singing, dancing, playing one of the percussion instruments or by simply enjoying the healing and joyful vibrations of these ancient sounds.

What is Kirtan?

Kirtan is a Sanskrit word meaning “praise” or “eulogy.” It’s also known as sankirtana and is used to describe a form of call-and-response chanting involving mantras or hymns.

Based on ancient chants, it has the ability to quiet the mind if listened to with intention, and is often used as a meditation. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra, and the rest of the group sings it back. This is optional and there is no pressure to join in with the singing aspect of the evening. If you would like to learn more about the practice, you can do so by clicking the links below.

Click the video below for a sneak preview of what the evening holds.

 

Please feel free to bring your own instruments, we are always happy to create together.

The workshop will end with herbal tea and delicious homemade treats, as we say goodnight to each other and welcome the evening ahead with nurtured minds and restored bodies.

With a background in therapeutic arts, and as the founders of Displace Yourself Theatre Company, Jen and Mike have been helping people discover new ways to express themselves through body and voice for over 7 years.


When? // Saturday 13th July, 6:30-8:30pm

Where? // The Yoga Kula Studio, Chapel Allerton

Price? // £15


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