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Dance & Movement

with Ximena

Date: 9th , 17th & 25th May 2019

Time: 6-7.30pm

Cost: 1,500LKR

Join us for a Dance & Movement session with Ximena! Everyone is welcome - just bring comfortable clothes and yourself! (And perhaps a friend if you know of someone?)

"we are not our bodies, we are the life that powers them, feels them, sees them...we use the conscious movement as a therapeutic practice of creative stimulation, for healing and transforming. Through movement, we focus on the relationship with ourselves, with each other, with the earth and the spirit of life. We allow ourselves to feel free, to feel... to express... to not think...."

Ximena Tavares (Mexico ) studied contemporary dance and choreography in Mexico, Cuba and New York. Her research about movement includes the spiritual and healing path of yoga and meditation.

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Yin and Sound Healing with Jess and Joe

Date: Saturday 4th of May

Time: 12-2pm

Cost: 2,500LKR

Ground into your body through the soothing practice of yin yoga, some gentle restorative postures to drop into a relaxed and opened state. Then allow the healing vibrations of the handpan and tibetan singing bowls move through your entire being, balancing, restoring and uplifting your body mind and soul


Joe and Jess met in Sri Lanka two years ago and began holding singing circles together in 2017. The path of the bhakti resonated in both of them and together they have found love, music and healing. They share that with you through kirtan (devotional singing) and sound healings using the uplifting vibrations of the handpan and tibetan singing bowls.

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Easter Gong Bath with Fiona

Date: 21st of April 2019

Time: 6-7.30pm

Cost: 2,000LKR / 1,000LKR Kids

Immerse and disappear into the healing vibration of the Gong. The sound of the gong allows us to move beyond the boundaries of the mind. Please come join this extraordinary experience!

No previous yoga experience required.

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Breath of Bliss Breathwork & Cacao Ceremony with Nathali & Diwa

Date: 30th March 2019

Time: 11.30am - 2.00pm

Cost: 3,600LKR Early Bird

4,000LKR On Event

(Please arrive 15 minutes before to settle in)

Reserve your space to make sure we all have full cups of cacao for everyone

Eat lightly prior to attending
Stay hydrated throughout the day
Bring a sarong or shawl to cover yourself
Also mozzie repellent and some water
Think about an intention

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Deep dive into a sensory experience of circular connected breathwork, HEART-opening CACAO, ceremony and song.

Circular Connected Breathwork is an ancient healing tool, a simple yet extraordinary technique which allows us to safely journey deep within our subconscious (and beyond).

This ancient practice has been known to reduce tension and stress, create more passion, spark creativity, release emotions, expand consciousness and ultimately invite more self-love into our lives. Similar to practices such as yoga and meditation, breathwork holds the potential to create transformational shifts and life-changing learnings .

The cacao elixir will be served to support us to feel connected with our hearts,set our intentions, and relax our mind & body in preparation for our healing journey. Ceremonial grade cacao has been used for centuries to unlock euphoric states, release negative emotions, and connect to pure heart energy. It contains the molecule Anandamine, named from the sanskrit word Ananda, meaning bliss.

Every experience is unique and can range from gentle to intense, relaxing to euphoric, painful to pleasurable and practically anything in between! Results include improved physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and can assist in healing sleep disorders, phobias, traumas and more.

The journey will be supported by live music & heart songs

Facilitators:

Diwa believes that everyone holds a great capacity for self-love that enables us to tap our innate power and reveal our highest truths and potential. This leads to a life of fulfilment, balance and peace. She loves offering breathwork as a tool for everyone to use to feel inspired, connected and loved.

Nathali is a certified Angels Reiki Master and explorer of the healing arts. She has a strong connection to ancient shamanic traditions of the South Americas and has supported healers and facilitators internationally for over the last 6 years.This has led her to re-discover the healing capacity plant spirit healing, sound, voice & sacred ceremony all of which she brings into her offerings. She supports retreats/events for mind, body & spirit internationally as an organiser, facilitator, energy worker and singer/musician.

Together they create a warm loving, nurturing, safe space to journey in to your innermost being, surrender to the wisdom of our own soul, let go of that which does not serve you and return to your true nature of deep peace & bliss.

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Kirtan and Yoga with Elise

Date: 10th to 24th of March - Drop in Yoga Classes with Elise

Kirtan

Date: Friday 15th & 22nd March

Time: 6-8pm

Price: 1500LKR

Elise is a recording artist and yoga teacher (500hr), and leads kirtan, sacred song and devotional singing workshops, concert tours and retreats in her home country of England and abroad. With 12 years of teaching experience, she is also an Advanced Pilates Instructor as well as a trained Life Coach, with a background in professional dance and performing arts.

Her yoga workshops reveal her passion and unique approach for a heartfelt, healing yoga practice; inspired styles such as yin yoga, gentle restorative flow, yoga nidra, mantra and sacred sound healing.

Elise finds joy and purpose in guiding groups in a musical exploration of the ancient wisdom of the yoga mantras and other global traditions where sacred sound is used as a powerful practice for prayer, healing and celebration.

Musically she is inspired by global traditions of sacred and devotional music, world, folk and traditional music of the Western Isles, and contemporary conscious dance music (Ecstatic Dance & Movement Medicine in particular). She is guided by her creativity, her love, passion and dedication to the healing spirit of music, and composes modern melodic mantra style songs, and contemporary folk tunes.

Elise will be teaching yoga and leading kirtan at Sri Yoga Shala throughout her stay in March 2019.

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Restorative Yoga with Melissa

Date: Friday March 15, 2019

Time: 1 PM – 3 PM

Cost: 3,800LKR


Gentle is the new strong…

We'll focus on sustainability rather than the trend of the moment. Moving from an inquiry based teaching model, learning to feel and move intuitively is the beginning of a lifelong practice and is what shapes our yoga journey. Explore techniques in creating a life-long practice rather than a practice for the moment. We will investigate some key postures for prevention of injury, explore adaptation using biomechanics and apply techniques to calm the nervous system which is the first step in creating change within. Expect some lecture, some movement with use of props and a luxurious restorative finish. This will be challenging — in the subtle body rather than through traditionally “challenging” postures- we will stretch our mind in what exactly advanced means for you, the practitioner wherever you are on your path. Everyone is welcome- any “level” of experience.

About Melissa:
Melissa, Yoga Alliance ERYT® 500 in Yoga Therapeutics, Restorative and Sustainable Yoga Teacher Trainer, International retreats, Alzheimers and other Dementias caregiver advocate, and Mindfulness in Schools Educator. Native Texan, Melissa currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband Richard and her son Drew where she operates a boutique studio, Pranava Yoga Studio. She leads Retreats in International retreats, as well as, retreats for caregivers of Alzheimers in Texas and Alberta. Her teaching style lends itself toward mindful, slow with a dash of sustainable strength. Her desire is for students to connect within and integrate their own intuition in practice offering each student the opportunity to deeply listen to their own body’s needs.

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Restorative and somatic movement with Yoga Nidra

with Melissa and Richard

Date: Saturday 16th March

Time: 11.30am -2.30pm

11.30-1.30pm

Restorative and somatic Movement with Melissa

Experience postures that promote deep relaxation and recuperation. The workshop will begin with a short discussion of a restful pose, somatic (moving within) movements, breath work, a unique restorative sequence and finish with an extended Yoga Nidra meditation with Richard from 1.30-2.30. The sequences and long held poses are designed to support a strong body, mind and spirit connection with strategic placement of Yoga props which will encourage the body to release. Props will help facilitate a soma or “living aware” experience by awakening awareness of the body within or silencing those overworked areas. You will leave refreshed and renew. These workshops is open to anyone.


1.30- 2.30pm

Yoga Nidra with Richard

Yoga Nidra guided meditation with Richard will conclude the previous workshop. Join us as we dive deep into the phases of this extraordinary meditation practice.


About Melissa:
Melissa, Yoga Alliance ERYT® 500 in Yoga Therapeutics, Restorative and Sustainable Yoga Teacher Trainer, International retreats, Alzheimers and other Dementias caregiver advocate, and Mindfulness in Schools Educator. Native Texan, Melissa currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband Richard and her son Drew where she operates a boutique studio, Pranava Yoga Studio. She leads Retreats in International retreats, as well as, retreats for caregivers of Alzheimers in Texas and Alberta. Her teaching style lends itself toward mindful, slow with a dash of sustainable strength. Her desire is for students to connect within and integrate their own intuition in practice offering each student the opportunity to deeply listen to their own body’s needs.

About Richard:

Richard Bio

Richard weaves all of his training from International teachers including Richard Miller and Frog Lotus Teacher Training into an adaptable slow and mindful practice which incorporates breathing practices, guided meditation, gentle and sustainable yoga and yin yoga. His teaching style would be classified as educational with a focus on self inquiry and inclusive of all levels. He places emphasis on the Mind/Body connection and assumes that we are all in need of recovering or re-discovering our own human wholeness, on one level or another. Richard S. Wilkinson E - RYT200, Certified iRest Meditation Teacher, and Project Director - The Internal Peace Initiative.

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SOUND Healing with Jorn

Date: Sunday 17th of March

Time: 4-5.15pm

Cost:2,500LKR (Only 8 spots available - please reserve at the reception.

private sound healing sessions with Jorn by appointment,

please send a message to info@sriyogashala.com

Born and raised in Belgium, at an early age Jorn was surrounded
with a vibrant ambiance of spirituality. Growing up in a house
surrounded by Reiki as his mother has been a Reiki Master for 25 years now. Naturally Jorn was drawn to it and given his first initiation of Reiki at the age of 17. Being a musician for as long as he can remember, Jorn has a unique sensitivity to the harmonies and frequencies of sound. Discovering the Tibetan sound bowls about 20 years ago, he’s been on a journey to spread the word about this magical sound that makes every cell and atom resonate with the universe.

SOUND RELAXATION is an ancient art used for thousands of years by Eastern practitioners. The frequencies of the sound bowls therapeutically re-balance the body’s natural vibrational frequencies, and clear subtle energetic blockages by aligning cell vibrations for optimal health.

Expect to feel profoundly calm and energized at the same time, and more at peace with yourself following this unique soundbathing session. Sound influences both mental and physical states of our being.
Focusing on subtle changes in sound and vibration, we are able to more easily enter a deeper state of relaxation and awareness. Similar to meditation, we focus onbeing present in this moment, and let ourselves be inundated in a bath of sound. Here you can discover the magical power of sound bowls.

HEALTH BENEFITS
are wide spread, just to name a few: insomnia, phantom & other pain relief, lower blood pressure, stress & aggression relief, burnout, fear & phobia, asthma, emotional blocks, depression, deafness, epilepsy, stutter, chakra balance, wellbeing & happiness...


THE SCIENCE
More than a mystical sound, it is a science:

“Everything is vibration”– Albert Einstein

“If we wish to unlock the secrets of the universe, we must think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla

What to bring?
For extra comfort you can brink your own blanket. Notify in case you need extra comfort for back.

What do I do?
You don't have to do much. Mainly you lie down and stay
relaxed. In group sessions we get introduced shortly and prepare a comfortable ambiance. If you have specific reasons for your attendance, you may share if you wish.

Does it heal?
Sound finds it's way to every cell of your body. It 'shakes up' your body with it's vibration. This can trigger your body into finding it's self healing powers. Specific areas can be treated with one-on-one sessions.