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Wishing you all a Peaceful Christmas
and Healthy 2021

 
From my hearth to yours - I send you my best wishes as we experience a very different Christmas.  I am able to light my wood burner (a joy!), and will add candles and of course fairy lights to bring sparkle into the festive days.

Bringing LIGHT into our homes is a tradition that has been followed for thousands of years, across all traditions  - and as we're just past the Solstice, the days really are getting longer.  The wheel of the year turns, just as it always has done, hold on, have faith!


If we have practised yoga and/or chant together this year - thank you SO much for your support.  The classes, workshops and monthly chant group have provided structure, routine and support for us all - and it has been a real privilege to keep connected.  If our paths haven't crossed this year - there's always 2021!

There is a link here for the Birch Moon Podcasts - I've mentioned this before, and whilst not the most professional of recordings (!) they are providing support for many as they listen in or follow a pranayama or Yoga Nidra practice, a relaxation or the talk on Positive Psychology.  They're free - and for you to enjoy.  

A Winter Solstice Blessing

May you have a warm heart,
open hands,
a creative mind.
May you experience inspiration and brilliance,
clarity and focus.
May you laugh richly and deeply.
May you circle and celebrate,
May you change and grow
May that which is waiting to be unlocked
be freed.
And may you soar with the knowing
that you are carried by a great wind across the sky.

 

IN BRIEF...Upcoming Workshops and Classes



 

Healing Mantra & Chant have been in my life for over 20 years now, and it continues to be a deeply nourishing practice.  Whether your a complete beginner or experienced - all are welcome. 


Sound & Silence - Sunday 3rd January 2021
2.30pm - 4.30pm  Cost : £15

Gently enter the New Year with soothing chants that also "plant seeds" for your future.  Combined with mudra (hand gestures) and guided meditation, a simple practice suitable for all. 

Click here for further details and upcoming themes...

And you can book/pay for your place HERE.  

A "British Wheel of Yoga" Workshop

Saturday 23rd January 2021

Cultivating Peace, Calm & Tranquillity with Shanti Mantras


I am delighted to be offering this online workshop for the British Wheel of  Yoga on Saturday January 23rd, 10am - 1pm.  Open to all, this is a rare opportunity to experience a selection of Shanti mantras from various traditions, together with asana/posture, mudra (hand gestures or seals), and meditation.  

Shanti is a Sanskrit term meaning peace, rest , calmness, tranquillity, or bliss. In both Hindu & Buddhist practices, shanti is often chanted 3 times to represent threefold peace in body, mind and spirit.

Drawing on the wisdom of different traditions-Hindu, Buddhist and Vedic-come and experience a variety of Shanti Mantras for your personal healing and gain confidence for your personal practice or to share with your yoga students. An online (Zoom) workshop - no previous chant experience required.  FULL DETAILS HERE

NEW! Click here for FREE Podcasts - Pranayama for lung & immune support
A HAPPY GLIMPSE OF SPRING!  The Sound of Grace retreat for women will be held at the beautiful Monkton Wyld retreat centre - a sustainable community nestled in the Dorset countryside, just 5 minutes from Charmouth and Lyme Regis.  Just two places left - please do join us for a nurturing, nourishing weekend of yoga, chant, meditation, healing movement, silence...and delicious vegetarian food!  All rooms are now singles and the community have full protocols in place.  FULL DETAILS HERE
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