A Journey through the 5 layers of being. From Subtle states to Bliss! Mini Urban Yoga Retreat

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Schedule & Booking

  • Date: 13/04/2024
  • Teacher: Sonal Thakrar
  • Price: £60.00

Saturday 13th April

2.30pm - 6pm

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Join TLC teachers, Sonal Thakrar and Tawny Cortes for this unmissable half day Urban Retreat experience.

A RE-SET, designed to recalibrate the body, mind and spirt. Travel through the subtle layers of the physical, energetic, mental, wisdom and bliss states, known as the ‘Koshas’ in Yoga Philosophy. Release and shed the ‘Old’ to make space for the ‘New’, meeting oneself in that moment of transition between the two. Welcome with abundance, the magic of connection and integration with one’s authentic Self.

The retreat will open with the vibration of our intentions, mudra and mantra - setting the scene at the start of the journey, before flowing through a movement practice and guided breathwork (pranayama). The journey continues with a grounding restorative yoga practice and meditation, concluding with a guided yoga nidra, to become receptive to the Power of Crystal Alchemy Sound.

Be prepared for a fully immersive transformational experience to nourish and re-connect to your true essence.

What to Expect:

  • Opening Conscious Connected Circle
  • Intention setting and introduction to the Koshas
  • Cleansing yoga flow and breathwork exploration – exploring the Physical and Emotional States
  • Journaling and Reflection
  • Short break
  • Restorative yoga practice and guided meditation – exploring the Mental and Wisdom States
  • Yoga nidra (deep sleep) & Crystal Alchemy Sound Journey – exploring the Bliss State
  • Closing Conscious Connected Circle

Every experience is unique to the individual and will differ with every sound journey.

Nurturing a state of deep relaxation, the Alchemy Sound Bowls will meet you exactly where you are, the healing is there if you are open to it.

Please note Crystal Sonic Sound Therapy is suitable for many people, however, there are a few conditions that are known contraindications. These include people with epilepsy, fitted pacemakers, or those in the first trimester of pregnancy. Please speak to us first if you have any of these conditions before joining the Sound Journey element part of this day.

We can't wait to meet you there!

Tawny

Tawny is a hatha and restorative yoga teacher, mindfulness practitioner and wellbeing coach. Tawny first stepped onto a yoga mat in 2006, seeking a practice that would allow her to befriend her body and calm her anxious mind. This sparked her interest in the therapeutic aspects of yoga, particularly with regards to nervous system regulation to help manage stress and anxiety.

With over 500 hours of yoga training, Tawny’s approach is warm, supportive, and inclusive, meeting students where they are in their own journey of self-exploration. She invites students to let go of self-judgement and delve into the nature of embodied awareness with an attitude of curiosity and compassion.

Tawny completed her level 1 and level 2 Restorative Training with Anna Ashby and continues to assist Anna at her trainings. She is also greatly influenced by her other main teacher, Richard Rosen. Tawny continues to develop her skills and expand her knowledge with renowned international teachers.

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A lawyer in the corporate world for over two decades, Sonal discovered Yoga in 2008 and as she describes, ‘Yoga cracked me open’. She discovered that Yoga was so much more than just showing up to do asana poses on the mat.

Most profoundly, she birthed Nada Yoga, the Yoga of Sound by weaving sound vibration through Crystal Alchemy Sound Bowls made from precious gemstones, rare earths, metals and minerals. Each a vessel enabling her to channel and express her creativity and essence. Sound is vibration. In Yoga, vibration is referred to as Spanda; a Pulsation, the contraction and expansion of everything. Weaving sound in intuitive play and in Crystal Sonic Therapy trained techniques become a life changer for Sonal.

Sonal’s life experiences, devotion, studies and trainings are heavily influenced by Tantra, the lineage of non-dual philosophy of Kashmiri Shaivism. She is hugely inspired by her teachers and continues to be guided by Bridget Woods Kramer, Shiva Rea and Mia Togo, who influence her personal practice and teaching style.

Sonal is known to weave spiritual and philosophical myth, mantra and theming into her classes and workshops, focusing on energetic and somatic alignment, syncopating with the breath, prana and the rhythms of life. She transmits her authentic Eastern roots and integrates her corporate life as a lawyer with Living Yoga and vibrating Sound through her Crystal Alchemy Sound Bowls in her daily life through her clear expression, instruction and presence. Meeting the student exactly where they are.

Sonal has 1100 hrs of yoga teacher training under her belt as well as holding Level I Foundation Training Certificate and Level II Practitioner Training Certificate in Crystal Sonic Therapy Practice.