Sunday 14th January: Opening to the Flow of the Heart & crystal bowl relaxation
Sunday 21st January: Gong Immersion with guest teacher, Paul Dane
Sunday 28th January: Meditation immersion & guided relaxation
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
Who is this class for?
Anyone who wants to bring change into their lives, or to develop inner power. Kundalini Yoga practices are potent. They are tools made for these times. They develop in us a resilience and a grit that help us power through the challenges of life. These classes are an opportunity for coming to know yourself.
They are also an opportunity to meet a tribe of like-minded people who are also on that journey of exploring their potential.
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
Sunday Class- Sound & Self-Mastery
Watlington House (Garden Room), 44 Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4RJ
£12 drop-in class: 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
What is this class?
Sound & Self-Mastery classes are an opportunity to work with aspects of Kundalini Yoga & Naad Yoga at a deeper level. A rolling programme of classes mixes sound bathing- gongs, quartz crystal bowls, drum, chimes- with deep meditation practices that often work with chanting and breath techniques.
These 90 minute sessions allow you to experience longer meditative immersion. Sometimes a class might be a pure sound bath. Or it may be a 62-minute meditation. Or it may interweave yoga nidra (yogic sleeping) with a visualisation meditation. Or simply a pure pranayam (breathwork) session.
Self-mastery is the cornerstone of Kundalini Yoga. There is no initiation by a Master or Guru. In Kundalini Yoga, we self-initiate. We learn to become self-sovereign. How? Through practice. Through showing up on our mats and experiencing the mind, the body, and the breath at work. As we practise, we begin to notice our patterns, our blocks and our limitations. And then we transcend them. The simple act of shining awareness onto them begins the process of dissolving what binds us.
Tell me more about how meditation works.
Sunday 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- including the use of sound & chanting- are the keys to unlock the door to serenity.