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shamanic Cacao Ceremony 

The Yoga Corner, 14 October

Golden Yogi, 4 November

Sound Journey

Maren Lander & Erin O'Hara

Golden Yogi, 25 November

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Kundalini yoga

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Kundalini Yoga Taster

The Yoga Corner, 11 November

 

For everyone who wants to live a healthy, happy and successful life. 

Are you at a point in your life where you are wondering what this is all about? 

Maybe you realised that you really don't care about your job anymore.

Maybe your children just left home and that role "Mother" you have identified yourself with has fallen away.

You might have lost someone; you have been or you still are affected by a challenging illness.

And you are struggling.... 

you ask yourself:'is this really how I want to live my life?'

Most of us go through this at some point of our lives. We find ourselves lost, disempowered and burnt out. The body would have given us subtle messages along the way to signalise that change is required. However more often then not we tend to ignore those messages. 

Change can be scary.

But don't worry, you can take it step by step. And remember it is never too late to start making those required changes, it is never too late to start doing Yoga and learn to meditate for example. It is never too late to dance and sing! 

You don't need to be flexible. You might think, that you can't meditate. I assure you, you can! It all takes a little practice and there are so many ways to quieten the mind. You will see! 

Whatever it might be that brought you here, is a little nudge from the Universe to help you find a new appreciation for yourself and all the gifts and talents you have and that are unique to you. 

Life is about joy and not suffering. By changing our way of thinking and learning a few tools that help us stay present we can completely turn our lives around. We all have an Inner Teacher and what is needed is someone who helps us connect with this Teacher. 

My way of doing that is by combining the teachings of Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Sound Healing with Shamanic wisdom brought to us by connecting with our teachers and guides during ceremonial work. 

 
 

Kundalini Yoga consists of simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter his or her age or physical ability. It is a complete science that includes breath, yoga postures, mantra and meditation.

It balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, expands lung capacity and purifies the blood. With a regular practice you will soon notice a significant improvement of your general health, physically and emotionally.  

Kundalini Yoga is a potent and effective system of self-transformation and personal development, makes you radiant, peaceful and strong so that you can meet life’s challenges with strength, courage and compassion.

Be it that you want to learn how to relax, improve your physical health, break unwanted habits, discover what is truly you, access your hidden creative talents or simply have fun, with Kundalini Yoga you will have the opportunity to achieve all of those aims.

 
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The sacred plant medicine cacao (raw chocolate) has been used in ceremonies for 1000's of years mainly in South and Central America. It is said to be infused with spirit helping us to reconnect with our true essence and the nature surrounding us. 

The effects of cacao are heart opening, helping us to release feelings like guilt, shame, fear, not being good enough etc. We can finally let go of old relationships, grief and unhelpful behavioural patterns. 

A big part of the ceremony is sharing and working with healing intentions leading to clarity, increased trust and an uplifted, elevated emotional state. 

Cacao is gentle in a way that it lets YOU decide if you are ready to let go. Maybe just listening to other peoples' stories will help you make the necessary changes in your lives.

The aim of a cacao ceremony is to empower you to release that what doesn't serve you any longer and help you see and re-connect with what is truly important in your life.

Cacao compared to other plant medicines is easy to integrate. With cacao we can laugh, sing, dance, be creative, think, do yoga etc. and most importantly share our love and joy with each other. 

 
I had been working with cacao for a while and had been to a couple of other cacao ceremonies by the time I went to Maren’s. But I can tell you that never before have I felt so safe and supported as I did during Maren’s beautiful ceremony. She radiates kindness and wisdom and is so approachable and warm! She puts the whole thing into a really powerful context by telling you her story and how she came to find cacao. This allowed all of us to understand with more clarity how cacao can work with anyone on any level. This kind of context really adds a new dimension to a cacao ceremony. She adds shamanic drumming and other tools which help everybody go much deeper into their visualisations. I always find myself going into a complete trance when attending one of Maren’s ceremonies! I’m really sad that Maren’s no longer around in London as I would attend these on a regular basis to help shift blocks and find my purpose in this life. - Ellie
 

A Gong relaxation, also called Gong bath, principally brings about the transition of cellular re-alignment through the medium of sound. Whether a physical, mental or spiritual problem the pure penetrating sound waves of the healing gong will enable you to break free of old patterns and re-generate and re-balance yourself. 

Working within all the parameters of the body there is nowhere that the resonance of the healing gong cannot penetrate. It will bypass the mind and go straight to the root of the problem. 

A gong bath can be between 20-45 min long involving the participants to lay comfortably on the floor so that they can completely relax and let go.

 
One of the most beautiful gifts I have given to myself. Anything that can calm my monkey mind and its idle chatter is most welcome! The Sound Journey did this subtlety and gently as the sounds are difficult for the mind to process, almost forcing it to surrender and ensuring the mind is quiet. To be able to completely relax, unwind and let go was incredible. I left the session with my mind, body and spirit feeling tranquil, at peace and lighter throughout the day. Maren is an remarkable teacher, ensuring wellbeing and serenity through her calming voice and instruction. This is something to be highly recommended and incorporated into anyone’s spiritual journey. A huge blessing – thank you!!
— Clair
 

Ecstatic Dance is an expression of creativity through movement and dance. We allow the music to move us without any inhibitions, dancing our worries away.... 

We are tapping into the power of movement acknowledging that we can set free old and stagnant energies purely through moving our bodies. 

There are only three rules in Ecstatic Dance: no shoes, no drugs and alcohol, no talking. It is a way to connect through your bare feet to the earth and to yourself, whilst feeling grounded and supported. It can be an introvert experience or you might find yourself dancing with someone. Every dance is different depending on what is going on with you. Every dance is just perfect for what you need in this moment. 

I play eclectic mixes that build to an uplifting, jumping up and down part before slowing down again in order for you to consolidate the energies. 

If you love dancing and have always seen it as a great release for stress, but don't like going to shady night clubs anymore, then why not try an Ecstatic Dance?