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COMING UP AT ANANDA

Saturday 19th June • Free/by donation

Kirtan
with Rosa
7:00 - 8:30 pm

What is Kirtan?

Kirtan is the singing of ancient Vedic mantras, spiritually uplifting songs, prayers and the Sacred Names of the Supreme. Rather than being a type of performance, Kirtan is a journey of self discovery.

This ancient yogic practice was traditionally accompanied with Indian instruments. In the hands and voices of contemporary practitioners, Kirtan has been transported beautifully to all cultural and musical styles without losing its genuine spiritual authenticity.

Weaving together melody, music and mantra with people responding to the words of the singer, clapping, swaying and sometimes dancing, Kirtan is simultaneously a meditative, exhilarating and fun activity.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome to join in with beautiful sacred Kirtan meditation (yoga chanting). Whether you are a beginner or a long time meditation practitioner, you will leave feeling uplifted, relaxed and satisfied

Thursday 3rd June • $25 - $125

6 Week Soul Journey  
with Ela & Les
7:45 - 9:45 pm

Join Us for this Enlightening and Uplifting Spiritual Forum Series Where We'll Explore the Keys to Greater Spiritual Awakening,
Transformation and Higher Consciousness

Learn to awaken more of your spiritual self, heal your past, expand your connection to source and create a happier and more

 

Join us for this transformational ‘open circle’ where each week we’ll explore different themes relating to your own spiritual growth, empowerment and awakening.

  • Longing to connect more deeply with your ‘sacred self’?

  • Searching for a safe place where you can ‘grow’ and ‘evolve’?

  • Like to break-free of the past and rediscover your purpose, presence and power?

During these classes you will also experience:

  • Higher spiritual wisdom, insights, guidance

  • Guided spiritual meditations to awaken your consciousness

  • Direct energetic healing, Reiki and spiritual healing

  • Guided inspiration, insight and messages from spirit

  • Trance channeling and insightful wisdom from spirit

  • Mediumship and intuitive/psychic guidance

  • Connection with like-minded spiritual seekers

You'll Also Learn and Discover ...
  • The path of initiation in revealing your unique spiritual gifts

  • How to awaken more of your sacred ‘soul self’

  • Greater awareness of your soul’s spiritual purpose

  • How to find greater clarity, purpose and direction on the path

  • How to activate and your psychic, intuitive and spiritual talents

  • How to take back your power and own your spiritual destiny

  • The path to connecting more deeply with your authentic source

$25 per class or $125 for all 6 in the series

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Sunday 27th June • $25 - $30

Finding your Inner Nature

With Deborah 

2:00 - 4:00pm

Our inner nature is a rich resource for clarity, strength and insight. Yet many of us can feel strangely separated from our innate wisdom, often seeking direction outside of ourselves.
The pressure and pace of living today, in combination with early conditioning often lead to a sense of separation from our true nature. We may inhibit our natural ideas and feelings in order to conform to societal and relational expectations. As we grow older these patterns of restriction can become dominant, resulting in reduced flow between our body and mind and a feeling of suppression or separation from our true nature.
This workshop will explore practices that lead us inward. Reigniting the flow between body and mind, restoring the bridge to our authentic selves, enhancing our sense of value, purpose & self appreciation.


During this workshop we will cover:


● Pranayama- breath work practices designed to open our senses leading to increased
awareness
● Asana- body movement and postures both traditional & non traditional that highlight
awareness of where ease and restriction are held in the body
● Sound- learn to use vocal toning as a powerful tool to clear energy & emotion in order to
restore balance.
● Pratyahara- withdrawing the senses from the world of outer perceptions to regain inner
clarity. This is a deeply restorative Yoga Nidra practice.
These practices are graduated and suitable for both experienced and those new to yoga.


About the facilitator:


Deborah Broderick - Diprananda Aranya
Deborah is an IYTA qualified Yoga teacher with over 20 years experience. She also holds an advanced certificate in Yoga studies with Donna Farhi. She is a Swami in the Aranyan lineage of Yoga teachers.

Sunday 20th June • $25 - $30

Winter Solstice Yoga & Sitar

with Jade

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Come join us celebrating this year's winter solstice with some very special Sitar music performed by the brilliant David Balaban alongside a yummy & nourishing restorative yoga class, welcoming in the colder cosy nights together in a positive spirit of self-care. 

 

We will utilize props to assist with gentle and extended postures, and use gravity to further open the body. Physiologically, the slow and gentle pace of each practice will help you shift from the “fight or flight” response of the sympathetic nervous system to the restorative “rest and digest” response of the parasympathetic nervous system. This relaxation of the body is assisted through soft & mindful holds that give you plenty of time and space to open the body and clear your mind.

Tuesdays • $10 - $15

Drum & Bassersize 

with Shoshi

5:30 - 6:15 pm

Rumble in the Jungle!
 
This is a bodyweight choreographed dancercise session with full vocal direction and rhythmic bliss from MC Terra Bunny. The perfect way to get your heart rate up.

Combine playful aerobic moves, lightly simmer in some uplifting vocal Dnb and you’ve cooked yourself up a tasty Drum n Bassersize dish.

Banging beatz and colourful shapes, with a side of bass. Then embody your slow flow.

Then we intuitively move our bodies to some deep, emotive bass frequencies, combined with guided breath, meditation and self loving.

 

Suitable for EVERYONE

Saturday 3rd July • Free For Members

Free Members Workshop
With Marjon & Chelsea 
3:00 - 4:00pm

Offered once a month and curated exclusively for members only, giving you the opportunity to dive deeper into your personal practice with the guidance of our knowledgeable teachers.  

 

July's workshop covers the vinyasa of Chaturanga, Updog, Downdog. It happens frequently during class, but is an advanced sequence that can be difficult to master! Join Marj and Chelsea for a full breakdown of the vinyasa flow sequence, where they cover modifications, variations, props, and safety. They will show different methods and cover proper alignment, offering adjustments and suggestions to help you find your unique personal vinyasa flow suited to your level. Expect a fun interactive style workshop with plenty of space to ask questions and get individual attention.

Sunday 20th June • $30- $35

 Winter Solstice Sound Journey  Guided Meditation with Dorothea
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Join us on this auspicious day as we connect to the energy of the Winter Solstice with a
Sound Journey and Guided Meditation. The Winter Solstice takes us in to the longest night
and represents the journey we take into our inner world in search of solitude, rest, reflection,
self-inquiry, and restoration.
We’ll breath together with a gentle pranayama to bring us into the present, chant mantra to
open our hearts, and experience a guided meditation to melt us deeper into the experience.
From this state of inner quiet we’ll immerse in the vibrations of a sound bath to connect to to
our deeper selves, relax, restore and calibrate to the winter months.

Saturday • $45

Ethno Sound Healing 
with Kamilindo &
Kundalini Project

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Offer yourself a unique and nurturing experience conducive to your inner exploration, integration and wellbeing.

Kundalini Project will blend ambient electronic soundscapes with the healing frequencies of flutes, drums, gongs, Tibetan and crystal bowls, yidaki (didgeridoo), chimes, hang drum as well as sacred chants. You will also experience guided mindful self-compassion weaved together with sound.

Kundalini Project will take you on a journey across Tibet, India and South America that will leave you grounded, peaceful and mentally balanced.

 

Kamilindo is a multi-instrumentalist and a psychologist who is interested in sound as a healing modality. He performed at many festivals such as Melbourne Fringe, Rainbow Serpent, Yumaanda Aboriginal Gathering and World Music Festival in Kolkota (India).

Kundalini Project is an internationally recognised musician, producer and a music therapist. He performed in Australia, India, Turkey, Africa and Europe. Kundalini is renowned for creating immersive ambient spaces that transport the audience into altered states of consciousness.

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ANANDA MEANING

BLISS/DIVINE JOY

In yoga philosophy it is said that God is Sat-Chit-Ananda (existence consciousness bliss). Paramhansa Yogananada adds that Ananda is different from the temporary happiness that comes from sense pleasures such as eating, listening to music, and seeing beautiful things. It is also not a monotonous joy that is always the same. Ananda refers to a joy that "Changes and dances itself in many ways to enthral your mind and keep your attention occupied and interested forever"

Source: https://www.ananda.org/yogapedia/ananda/