Sunday Sanctuary Class
SUNDAY SANCTUARY for OCTOBER
3rd December: Sound Bathing: session hosted by guest gong player Paul Dane (no vouchers please)
10th December: CLASS CANCELLED
17th December: FINAL CLASS OF 2017
The Garden Hall, Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4RJ
Parking available on site
DIRECTIONS FOR PARKING: On South Street, follow the long garden wall, enter through wooden gates into the private car park. Park anywhere (ignore the company names on the parking spaces). The session is held in the garden room, not the main house.
Sunday Sanctuary Class 9:30-11am
CLASS CANCELLED 10th DECEMBER DUE TO ILLNESS
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS- NO SUNDAY CLASSES ON THESE DATES:
Sunday 24th December
Sunday 31st December
Sunday 7th January
Sunday Sanctuary offers a monthly rolling program of specific practices on specific Sundays of the month: it is a drop-in class so you can come & dip in & out as you wish.
- 1st Sunday: Sound Bathing– working with instruments (gong, quartz bowls, drum, chimes) to invoke stillness & healing
- 2nd Sunday: Mantra & Chant– intoning sacred syllables & sounds to access the garden of the heart & deep peace
- 3rd Sunday: Yoga Nidra– a potent, transformative practice of ‘yogic sleeping’ to sluice the subconscious mind & plant seeds of intention
- 4th Sunday: Breathwork & Guided Visualisation– learning to ride the breath to harness personal power & work with imagery to develop intuition
- 5th Sunday: Freestyle Sunday Not every month has a 5th Sunday so the session will be intuited as the month unfolds.
What is this class?
Sunday Sanctuary classes are a time for working with spiritual practices that deliver us to a space of peace, intuitive ease, bliss and stillness. In yogic terms, this is called sahaj – effortless serenity.
Sahaj means ‘having been born together’ (like human twins). It refers to the nature of a human being; we are born into the world with a sense of an innate twin energy. We are both physical presence (the body + personality + ego) but twinned with a deep inner knowing (the Divine or Higher Self). When we are perfectly balanced between the twin energies, we are moving & operating in the world from the anchor, or wellspring, of the Divine source. It is the wisdom in the container of Inner Knowing that informs us & propels us to act. Sahaj is the space of the Self, shorn of its conditioning, adhesions & accretions. It is the sanctuary of the soul.
But…life is busy, noisy, heavily-laden & with many distractions. How do we find this illusive space of serenity?
Those spiritual teachers & practitioners who have gone before us have left us maps! We can only access the abode of sahaj when we get quiet enough & still enough to enter into that shrine of deep peace. It is located within our depths. Meditation techniques & practices are the keys to unlock the door to serenity.
What do I bring?
KIT: Please bring a yoga mat/ rug, warm socks, a blanket or shawl, a water bottle & a cushion/zafu for sitting.Bring more warm things than you think you need for nidra & sound bathing.
No kit is provided at this class.
Kundalini Yoga has changed my life in many aspects, I enjoy the classes very much and I feel grateful for having such a wonderful teacher. Holly has something special that attracts you, you can tell she loves teaching, her classes are well-prepared and very spiritual. Simply the way she gives instructions or shares her knowledge which make you learn is something that I highly recommend. She is love, she is amazing.Patricia Serrano