When yoga heals
Beautiful meditative, intuitive and calming, Soma Yoga falls on Saturday evenings close to the full moon and incorporates meditation, mantra, breathwork, yoga nidra, nada yoga and sound healing - infused with softness, the essence of moonlight to restore, rebalance and heal.
On arrival you'll enjoy ceremonial-grade cacao lightly spiced with calmative herbs to settle into quietness. Then there is centring sensory meditation; slow, somatic movement practices drawn from traditional yoga; pranayama, mantra, long, guided yoga nidra with healing bija mantras, and a yogic sound meditation incorporating traditional gongs, singing bowls, drums and chimes played on the Solfeggio scale and on a frequency which is calming and healing and a candlelight meditation.
Soma Yoga is truly beautiful with monthly themes which provide an opportunity to shine a light on different aspects of our inner and outer worlds to see what is helping, supporting, nourishing and healing, and equally to see what is holding us back from fulfilment, wellbeing and joy. While the practices are quiet, calming and meditative, Soma Yoga is inherently positive and transformative!
The sessions are intuitive and intelligently structured to ensure a safe, holistic and meditative experience. The movement practices are slow and mindful to release tension held in the physical and subtle body fields. The pranayama practices balance and stabilise the breath, mind and mood, while the meditation is focussed on releasing negative mental and emotional patterns so we are free to redirect our intuitive intelligence to healing of the self and others.
The mantras incorporated into the class are ancient, potent codes which are both protective to the mind, and unlock latent creativity and wisdom, while the sound meditation and yoga nidra help us to enter into deep, restorative rest and a meditative flow state conducive to healing and insight. The evening session concludes with a candlelight meditation and beautiful mantra.
These sessions with Mandy introduce some of the deeper concepts and healing benefits of yoga. No experience is required. The practices are suitable for all levels including beginners.