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Cacao and Gong Bath Ceremony
w/ Junior Valentine and Pauline O'Grady

Sunday 3/3/24
2pm-4pm
£45

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Join Pauline and Junior for a magical cacao ceremony and gong bath. Cacao is a powerful plant medicine that can open an energetic doorway to our heart centre and the deepest calling of the soul.

 

In this ceremony, we invite you to tune in and let go. Allow us to help you unplug from the chaos of external stimulation and to take a journey within to the place of inner stillness and silence. We may access emotions, patterns of behavior and habits that are buried deep in the unconscious.Gong baths are a deeply meditative experience that allows the mind and body to decompress. We invite you to lie down in our softly lit space, under a blanket, and allow this sublime experience to soothe and resonate with you on a deep energetic level. Close your eyes and drift into a deep meditative state. You will emerge refreshed and rejuvenated, with a renewed sense of calm.

 

Pauline O'Grady is a High Energy Master, Angelic Reiki Master teacher, Usui Reiki, Crystal Healing and Cacao Ceremony Practitioner and 500 hr trained yoga teacher.  She  specialises in deeply healing sacred circles, including Cacao and Moon Circles.  She is a Mentor to gifted young people and people who want to tune into their soul gifts with training in being a Channel reconnecting to the divine within.  She also hosts retreats Worldwide and creates a sacred and safe space for you to explore, release, heal whilst guiding you to physical, mental, and energetic wellbeing.

 

Junior Valentine is a gifted energy healer, yoga teacher, reiki master, massage and sound master. In his sound healing sessions, he uses gongs, crystal alchemy singing bowls, a hang drum and chimes.

Transformational Breathwork
w/ Craig Norris

Saturday 6/4/24
3pm-5pm
£35

Transformational Breathwork is a therapeutic breathing technique that relieves tension and stress. Through circular breathing you can tap into and cleanse yourself of deeply buried obstacles. It is a healing process that can help you to feel alive and free.

This workshop combines Breathwork with a variety of mindfulness techniques to allow deeper self awareness and personal growth. You will be invited to work with internal challenges and obstacles in a way that enables healing and transformation.

Every session can have vast differences in terms of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual experiences. Some people recollect forgotten or repressessed memories, some have emotional traumas from the past emerge and be released.

At the end of a session many individuals are left with solutions or answers to existing problems, others state they experience visitations from their deceased relatives or hear a spiritual connection that gives clear guidance. When a person is completely emerged in the breathwork experience, they feel like the breath is breathing them rather than visa versa.

These conditions are contraindicated for this style of Breathwork:

* Pregnancy

* Detached Retina

* Glaucoma

* High Blood Pressure (not controlled with medication)

* Cardiovascular disease including angina, previous heart attack or stroke.

* Diagnosis of aneurysm in the brain or abdomen

* Uncontrolled thyroid conditions and diabetes

* Asthma - if you are asthmatic, you are welcome to attend providing you bring your inhaler to the session.

* Epilepsy

* Prior diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or previous psychiatric condition.

* Hospitalisation for any psychiatric condition or emotional crisis within the last 10 years.

* Any other medical, psychiatric or physical conditions which would impair or affect ability to engage in any activities that involve intense physical and/or emotional release.

 

If this applies to you and you would like to engage with Breathwork, a 121 with gentler forms would be beneficial.

Hybrid (Online and in Studio)
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training program​

With Craig Norris

May 11/12 and June 8/9/2024


£545 Early Bird until 3/3/24

£595 From 4/3/24

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This 40 Hour program will introduce you not only to the practice of Yoga Nidra for general mental, emotional and physical wellness, but also teach you how to deliver practices specific needs of yourself and others.

 

Topics covered

 

Explanation and history of yoga nidra.

 

Styles of the practice. Comparative study of different tradition's approaches 

 

Philosophy in relation to the Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Mandukya Upanishad

 

The structure of the practice

 

Sankalpa: resolution, finding the hearts true desire

 

Breath awareness and Pranayama as a means to work with the energy body

 

Effective Visualisation: methods, possibilities and pitfalls. Tailoring to specific needs.

 

Voice and delivery. Prana and kinaesthetic transmission. 

 

Pre Yoga Nidra asana. Basic restorative poses for practice. 

 

Chants, sound and kirtan (sung chant) as a pre practice or during yoga nidra.

 

Yoga Nidra for pregnancy and other therapeutic applications.

 

The human energy system according to yoga/tantra (chakras, nadi, koshas, etc). Tattwa dharana (5 elements). How to use these ideas to enhance mental, emotional and physical health for yourself and others.

 

Yoga Nidra and hypnosis comparison.

 

Guidance in structuring your own practices to enable you to create a practice to share during the second weekend.

 

Lots of Yoga Nidra practice!!!

 

Recommended reading

 

Swami Satyananda Saraswati    Yoga Nidra

Richard Miller           Yoga Nidra: A meditative practice for deep relaxation and healing (includes CD)

Tracee Stanley        Radiant Rest

 

Recommended recordings

 

www.yoganidranetwork.org        Website created by Uma and Nilipta Dinsmore Tuli 

Many free yoga nidra practices from teachers of specific schools and also more creative practices.

Swami Janakananda             His CD recording ‘experience yoga nidra’ is available on spotify 

Swami Pragyamurti            6 CD set of yoga nidra and meditation practices

Rod Stryker                Relax into Greatness CD/ Sanctuary app

Insight timer app            Many practices both for free and part of their membership

Soundcloud                 Also containing many practices for free.

 

 

Typical structure of the days (times are approximately and may be subject to change)

 

Sat & Sun 12-13 break 13.15-15.15 Meal Break 16.15-18.15 break 18.30-20.30

(Both Weekends)

 

Price: £545 Early Bird Until 3/3/24

£595 from 4/3/24

 

Places limited to 12.

 

All sessions will be given @Renaissance Yoga and Wellbeing in Brockley SE4 and via Zoom with recordings of all sessions provided after the program for your own reference.

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