Sat, 30 Sept|
Woodland Yoga Sadhana
In the canopy of a secluded private woodland, guarded by ancient trees, a fortified platform rises. Fashioned from reclaimed native timbers, it provides a unique suspended foundation to experience yoga inspired by the Goddess Tara, she who saves.
Time and Date
30 Sept 2023, 10:00 – 12:00
Private Venue, North Somerset, UK
About The Event
"The music of the stars is mine, and the melody o'the moon
Oh do you not hear them singing to you in the silence of the night"
Who wouldn't delight in the experience of this heavenly setting where you are invited to share a a morning yoga practice inspired by the Goddess Tara.
Born from the tears of a Buddhist monk - Tara's birth story begins when Avolakiteshvara first looked out on the world and witnessed only suffering - it was for this that he wept. Born from a tear falling from his right eye, Green Tara leaps to our defence as the great protectress. Her 3-fold mantra reveals the ways in which she saves. White Tara, born from a tear falling from the monk's left eye, is the gentler form of the goddess. She complements her sisters message of wisdom, truth and perseverance that enables us to overcome our troubles and fears and obstacles that bind us to misunderstanding. White Tara is the compassionate mother who lifts us up and carries us over the ocean of samsara (birth, life and rebirth), she is there to support us in times of trouble and to enlighten our understanding of our own inner divine nature which is beyond the physical boundary of the body.
As we dive into the nourishing rivers of a full spectrum practice, which offers simple sacred chants; breath awareness, uplifting creative asana sequences to open the heart and a kriya from the kundalini school of yoga to bring balance and clarity into the nervous system.
With insightful offerings of the unique qualities she conveys, you can gain a deeper sense of how you might relate to the Goddess or Shakti energy. We each have a capacity to plug into these powerfully inspiring currents that emerge when energy is channelled from the Goddess. In ancient lore it is Shakti, the feminine energy (a principle not a gender) who wields the power of creation, preservation and dissolution.
These woodland practices are unique and each Goddess chosen has a unique character, archetypal qualities and various epithets which enable us to develop an understanding of their fascinating symbolism. It also shed light as to why our ancestors believed and worshipped them and perhaps from there we start to make connections with their inspiration which begin to manifest in our own daily lives.
You will discover for yourself the benefits which flow from extending, strengthening and intergratating body, mind and spirit through the practice of yoga enhanced by these dharmic offerings of ancient philosophy and inspirational mythology - they dance together seamlessly and entwine in a divinely sweet blend of illuminated knowledge and awareness.
Our practice will close with a deeply relaxing guided meditation to bring us back into the heart centre with greater awareness & an enhanced perception of our own inner beauty, divine nature and connection to the deities of old.
This event is suitable for all ages from 18+ and for all levels of yoga practitioner. Modifications and advancements in asana will be offered throughout. You will however need to be of reasonable fitness and 'sure footed' to access the venue - sensible footwear is required, no flipflops please. The woodland platform is a 10 minute walk from the farm (or a 15 minute amble if you want to pause and pretend to take in the views while you catch your breath. Please allow yourself time to arrive and settle as the event will begin promptly at 2pm. (I'm truly sorry but I cannot accomodate pregnant yogis at this event).
What you will need to bring with you
Each participant will need to bring a yoga mat to the venue, any props you like to use such as yoga blocks or a bolster, a warm layer or blanket for savasana, sunglasses and sun cream if weather conditions dictate this and a water bottle, camera or phones can be brought and you are welcome to take pictures - please have phones turned off during the class or to silent/vibrate if you need to remain contactable for any reason.
All ticket sales are final and no refunds can be given. If you are unable to attend for any reason you can transfer your ticket to another participant.
In the event of cancellation by the organiser due to poor weather or other curtailments you will be offered a full refund or the opportunity to move your booking to another date if there is availability.
Should you have any questions at all please contact me directly.