‘OM Namah Shivaya’

On Friday 12th April at 7:30pm, we invite you to join Senior Yoga Teacher Angela Sykes and Yogic Scholar and Meditation Teacher Zeenat Cameron for an evening of: Puja, Ritual Flow, Mantra, Massage, Music, Aroma, Meditation and Refreshments.

SYT Angela will lead a warming, nourishing and inspiring flow around the power and wisdom of Shiva in his dancing or ‘Nataraja’ form. The session will be layered with Mantra, Mudra, music, hands on adjusts/massage and end with a deep relaxation set to healing Mantra.

After our flow Zeenat leads us in a puja and meditation dedicated to Shiva. Often shown seated in deep meditation, Shiva is the divine Yogi, the Hindu God who personifies awareness and wisdom. He is stillness, spaciousness and freedom, and the heart of our own enlightened nature.

Puja means ‘giving birth to wholeness’. It is a special type of ceremony where we make offerings to the Gods (such as incense, flowers and lights) and chant their mantras. Here the Gods are seen as aspects of our own divine nature, so we are in fact invoking the powers of our higher self.

In Shiva puja we make the usual ritual offerings, and also bathe in the flow of His energy and wisdom through a ritual offering of sweet-scented waters to his image or statue. This special part of the Shiva Puja, known as ‘Abhishekam’, cleans and purifies our mind. It establishes us in the flow of Shiva’s wisdom so we can live with more awareness, stillness and spaciousness in our daily lives.

After the session students will enjoy home-made cacao latte and cacao balls while relaxing in our cosy reception. In plant medicine cultures cacao is used as a heart opener and a way of connecting with ourselves and others.

To hear more about this incredible workshop, watch the video below.