• soma healing yoga • shakti women's circle
• meditation classes
Go beyond the usual yoga class format and delve into the mystical and meditative depths of yoga and the underlying spiritual and philosophical traditions - which are incredibly rich in meaning and also practical relevance. We invite everyone with an interest in learning more about these traditions and frameworks as a means of learning more about the inner self.
Soma & Shakti शक्ति - yoga of the inner self
Soma is a beautiful Sanskrit word which refers to the calming, nourishing properties of the moon, and is equated with the 'lunar' energies and aspects of our own nature. Shakti refers to the primordial cosmic energy, female in aspect, and often personified as goddesses imbued with power, desirable traits and attributes.
Soma Healing Yoga
beautiful, meditative, intuitive and calming, Soma Yoga incorporates meditation, mantra, breathwork, yoga nidra and sound healing - infused with softness, the essence of moonlight to restore, rebalance and heal. A monthly 2 hour healing yoga session which includes restorative yoga, mystical mantras, nyasa and nada yoga (yogic sound/mantra healing) and a deep yoga nidra (yoga relaxation)
Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm. Soma Healing Yoga sessions are monthly on Wednesday evenings and incorporate a centring sensory meditation; slow, somatic movement practices drawn from traditional yoga; pranayama, mantra, and a yogic sound meditation incorporating traditional gongs and singing bowls with healing mantras, leading in to a long, restful nyasa guided yoga nidra which incorporate healing bija mantras followed by 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 Shakti 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, 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. The practices are suitable for all levels including beginners. You'll receive a warming and delicious cup of cacao on arrival.
Dates: 3 May, 31 May, 26 July, 23 Aug, 11 Oct, 13 Dec.
Shakti Women's Yoga
A monthly sacred women's circle. Includes yoga, meditation, mantras, breathwork, puja, journalling and amazing chai! This beautiful yoga circle for women uniquely draws on the women's wisdom and goddess traditions of yoga.
Saturdays 10.30am - 12.30pm The 2 hour Shakti Women's Circle is facilitated by Mandy monthly on Saturday mornings, and includes beautiful and empowering female-centric yoga practices suitable for women at any stage of life seeking a supportive, meaningful and rich experience of yoga and their own inner world. Shakti Yoga at Kookaburra Creek is a supportive and inclusive circle where we join with women on the path to enjoy the beautiful and female-centric practices of yoga which have so much subtle potency and capacity to heal.
Each month we focus on an aspect of the Goddess to help us with our aim of releasing the obstacles and burdens which weigh heavily upon our hearts; to disconnect our sense of self-worth from the changing roles, circumstances and relationships of our lives, and connect it to the Luminous and Radiant Inner Self - the source of love, power, nourishment, wisdom and healing.
Drawing on the women's wisdom and goddess traditions of Yoga and Tantra, these sessions include a puja practice (offering of inner obstacles to the goddess), meditative movement based on traditional yoga; healing and rebalancing breathwork; the chanting of sacred and powerful Shakti mantras associated with the wisdom goddesses to help us let go, repattern thoughts and emotion, awaken and activate our personal power, and direct it towards the healing, upliftment and success of our own self, the earth and all of the beings upon it.
• wisdom stories from the Goddess traditions
• shakti mantras to attune to heart’s desire, remove obstacles and cultivate the personal power to act in the world
• powerful pranayama (transformational breath work)
• beautiful, soulful and devotional yoga
• devotional puja
• meditation on a goddess from the Vedic, Hindu and Tantric pantheons
• Self-reflection and journalling (bring your notebook and pen)
• Sharing in the wisdom of our circle of women
• Spicy Chai and opportunity to chat and connect with others.
Shakti Yoga at Kookaburra Creek is a supportive and inclusive circle where we join with others on the path to enjoy the beautiful and female-centric practices of yoga which have so much subtle potency and capacity to heal. The sessions include stories from ancient times, journalling, and sharing of wisdom with the women present while enjoying spicy, aromatic home-brewed Chai. Bring your own journal and pen.
Dates: 21 Apr, 19 May, 16 June, 28 July, 18 Aug, 15 Sept, 20 Oct.
Meditation Mastery for beginners
Learn the foundations of meditation. We demystify yogic meditation to share easy-to-master meditation and breathwork techniques to help you gain control of your mind, thoughts, emotions, and mastery of your inner world and destiny.
Saturdays 10.30am-12.30pm. Yoga is a holistic and comprehensive system comprised of specific techniques which balance, harmonise and help heal our bodies, minds, emotions and soul. There are five lessons over 5 months in this series which each incorporate yogic meditation techniques. Do 1 or do them all!
The techniques we introduce which you will receive guidance in include:
In the beginning and in order to progress in yoga and life more generally, we learn and practice these techniques to gain mastery over the 5 kleshas (inner obstacles) so we are no longer controlled by the tendencies of our own untrained minds. The 5 kleshas which hold us back from happiness, fulfilment and fully knowing and understanding the self and others are: avidya (wrong knowledge), asmita (ego/I am-ness), raga (desire), dvesha (aversion), abhinivesha (fear of change & death).
During the 5 lessons in this series of lessons we look at each of the kleshas in more depth and you'll learn the meditation methods and techniques which help to counteract the negative tendencies of the mind towards worry, anxiety and depression.
Lessons are instudio and also live-streamed and recorded. You can book all 5 classes together, or just one at a time.
Dates: 25 Feb, 25 March, 22 April, 27 May, 10 June
a: 210 Carradine Road, Bedfordale WA 6112