Bhavana & SDK 2

Yoga and Sound Retreat – Lappo Island, Åland Finland – Bhavana & Shabad Deep Kaur - Finished

Tue 4th Aug 2015 till Sun 9th Aug 2015

Address: Lappo, Finland
Contact: Shabad Deep Kaur (Europe) / Narayani (UK) by email Price: £380 / €490

Lappo Island, Åland. Finland
Tuesday 4th to Sunday 9th of August, 2015

Experience the magic of Sacred Sound and Kundalini Yoga
in the beauty and peace of Gulf of Bothnia archipelago

Voicework workshops
Kirtan
Morning sadhanas

Kundalini Yoga workshops
Meditations
Gong
Sharing
Island-hopping
Swimming

Bhavana and Shabad Deep will weave together the modalities of Kundalini Yoga, voicework, meditation, sound baths – and of course fun! – to give you an experience of sound and yoga as a path to transformation and inner peace.

The voicework in this retreat will offer you a deep experience of your voice, your unique expression.  Through ʻYoga for the Voiceʼ with Narayani and Mat, you will connect your outer “singing” voice to the inner ʻvoiceʼ of intuition, wisdom, peace and centredness.

Voicework is an exploration of our own voices through the mediums of chant, mantras, sound and song, leading us to connect to our authentic voice. The work you will be guided to do in this retreat will help you to deepen your connection to your voice, open your heart and access the sound that come from deep within. By using the voice, without any need for previous singing experience, we will help develop confidence and explore how it can be used as a heart opening tool, leading to self healing and creative self expression, allowing us to move to place of stillness and inner peace.

Within our hearts lies our greatest wisdom, a wisdom we often do not hear. Through Kirtan (chanting), mantra and sounding – the yoga of the voice – we can learn to access this wisdom and open ourselves to the strength and peace that it brings. Narayani combines Kirtan, mantras, sound and song in a way that will both support and expand you. The practices she offers will bring out new voices and emotions.

Shabad Deep Kaur will work with you in Kundalini Yoga kriyas that will help you to cleanse, open up and dive deep within to the resources that will wake up with your voice. You will also enjoy her Gong sessions to clear your energy. Kundalini Yoga kriyas are efficient tools and can be taken up by anyone – no former experience is required. We start the mornings with a sadhana, consisting of a mantra meditation and Kundalini Yoga.

About the Venue
Lappo is a tiny little island of 8 square kilometres in Brändö, Åland, the archipelago between Finland and Sweden. The intact nature of Lappo island, the silence and the sea give you a possibility to wind out, to cleanse your body and mind. There are hiking tracks for you to explore, and we will organise some island-hopping; you hop on the ferry that will take you to the next island without a cost. You can get to know the unique nature and experience a real holiday! Have a look at www.lappo.net.

The yoga sessions and meditations we have outdoor terraces or the island people´ s house where the Voicework sessions take place.

Accommodation
There are various possibilities for accommodation:
Shared dormitory
Tents at Kaisa´s only 50 metres from the sea shore.
Single or double rooms can be rented in a nearby pension for an extra fee.

About the Teachers
Bhavana – Narayani and Mat Baker share a love and passion for devotional music, kirtan and the practice of Bhakti Yoga. They travel throughout the UK and Europe offering their music and voice workshops wherever they are invited.

Narayani is known for her powerful devotional singing and for facilitating voicework that opens the heart and encourages our highest expression. Mat is a singer and multi-instrumentalist, he brings a gentle, transformational quality with his soulful voice and powerful percussion and Bouzouki (Mandolin family) playing.

Shabad Deep Kaur (FI) teaches Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, also drawing from her experience as Yoga Therapist and Hatha Yoga teacher. We will use the ancient kriyas taught by Yogi Bhajan to prepare for the Voice work. Kundalini Yoga uses the pressure and vibration created in asana, pranayama, mantra & mudra to cleanse the nervous system, to clear the chakras and to send the energy to flow. At the retreat you will also experience the sound vibration of the Gong, to help you in surrendering to your inner wisdom. At the retreat Shabad Deep Kaur will teach in English.

”Kundalini Yoga is a technology that will teach you to become a Zero so that everything can flow through you”, says the Master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan. Kundalini Yoga has been called the Yoga of Consciousness, offering an abundant treasury of kriyas, meditations mantras to cleanse body and mind, to relax into your harmony, and to open up to your potential. There is the Yang and the Yin – and the Bhakti to open up your heart to feel that you are excactly where you need to be, doing excactly what you were meant to do, and that you have the strength to face all that it involves, to find the fun, the juice  of life!

Cost
£380/490 € including full board and programme
To preregister your place – €50 deposit required
Please contact Narayani (info@bhavanamusic.com) if you are UK based or Shabad Deep Kaur (shabaddeepkk@gmail.com) if you are in Europe.