Workshops and Events

Sacred Cacao Ceremony – Mayan Heart Medicine

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Saturday 27th May 2017 ~ 7-10.30 pm

Have you ever considered why chocolate is so popular a thing? Perhaps we have been reaching for it over the years in the knowing that it should contain something special.

The Mayans knew. They considered cacao a deity.. it was reserved for religious royalty, exchanged as currency, one of their most sacred things. ‘Heart blood’ they called it.

Overlooked in the 1960s & 70s when exploring altered states of consciousness followed a well documented route. Cacao, in it’s purest form, is currently in the process of being rediscovered as a powerful heart-opening plant teacher and as a connecting, hecacao ceremony may 2017 1-2aling medicine.  Lost knowledge returning, at a time when it’s most needed.

There is an open format to the ceremony, but there is generally time and space to explore and connect with the cacao & ultimately deepenin
g the loving relationship with self. The space looks to assist in understanding the energetics of healing, language of the subconscious & to develop intuitive knowing, healing & magical gifts. There can be silent meditative periods, one-on-one work, open conversations & sharing, guided meditations…… whatever the energies of the group call for on the night.

The day chosen for this is 10 Tijax in the Mayan Calendar.

Please join me in sacred circle if you feel called

Much love
Duncan

Please email to confirm attendance (or ask anything): mayanheartcacao@gmail.com

FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mayanheart

Cost: £25

Do:
Bring water
Wear comfortable clothing
Avoid:
Eating too much beforehand
Caffiene in the hours before
Eating dairy in the hours beforeTheobromine in cacao contains natural MAOIs – please let me know beforehand if you are taking any anti-depressants as your dose will be adjusted accordingly. thank you.

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi

Private session work available.

About DuDuncanncan Fordham

Duncan Fordham is a healer, meditation leader & conscious dance facilitator who has spent much of the last three years living in Guatemala working ceremonially with “the Cacao Shaman” in understanding energy healing, inner work & the wisdom of the heart. He has a passion for personal transformation & group work.

 


HYPNOBIRTHING with To The Mother Born

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THE COURSE

Bianca Sumpter at To The Mother Born offers a group Hypnobirthing course at Zen Yoga Camberwell. Courses will run over 10 hours and are split into two sessions. She also offers a short refresher course if you have taken part in a hypnobirthing course in the past but feel that a top up would be helpful.

In her words

“I recommend that you and your birth partner attend a course anytime from 20 weeks onwards. The earlier the better so you will have more time to practice and feel the benefits of the relaxation hypnobirthing can bring you during your pregnancy as well as the birth of your baby”

* A full guide to hypnobirthing techniques including breathing, visualisations and relaxations
* A full antenatal preparation
* The Hypnobirthing Book by Katherine Graves
* Relaxation and affirmations MP3’s
* To The Mother Born course notes pack with lots of goodies!
* Ongoing support by email and/or phone any time of day or night – if you need to chat, I get it!
* A group meet once your baby has arrived (my absolute FAVOURITE part – new baby cuddles!)

For more info and to book please click here.

Prices
Group Course – £295
1:1 Course – £395

COURSE DATES

Zen Yoga – 2D Camberwell Grove, London, SE5 8RE – 11:30am – 4:30pm
6th & 20th May 2017
3rd & 17th June 2017
1st & 15th July 2017

Please find info about Bianca Sumpter here

https://www.tothemotherborn.co.uk/about-me


Chakradance – a workshop with Sarah Bladen

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The Workshop

Time: 5-7pm

Date: Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Chakradance is a fun, dance practice that takes you on a journey through your seven chakras, using healing music that resonates with each energy centre. This two-hour workshop is designed to expand self-awareness, connect to your true essence and spirit. It includes meditation, yogic movement, freestyle dance and mandala art and everyone is welcome.

Further info

For any questions or to book, please contact Sarah

sarahjbladen@gmail.com or 07527063778

Cost £30.

£25 early bird rates apply til the end of May.

About Sarah Bladen

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Sarah Bladen is a freelance writer, Zen yoga and meditation teacher, Chakradance facilitator and is passionate about wellbeing. She spent a year in an ashram in South India training with a Himalayan Yogi where she learnt how to connect inwards and be a conduit for energy healing. Sarah has also experienced the beauty of Tantra, learning from Masters in the East and the West.

 


Tantra For Beginners – a workshop with Sarah Bladen

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Time: 5-7pm

Date: Saturday, July 1st

This two-hour workshop (for beginners) is designed for women seeking more aliveness and bliss. These two ‘new to London’ facilitators will guide you through tantric techniques to boost your feminine essence, connect to yourself and others on a much deeper level. In this sacred space, you will learn how to expand your heart centre, communicate more authentically, set healthy boundaries and boost self-love and pleasure

Further info

If you have any questions or wish to book a place, please contact Sarah,

sarahjbladen@gmail.com or 07527063778.

Early bird rates applied. £25 til the end of May.

About Sarah Bladen

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Sarah Bladen is a freelance writer, Zen yoga and meditation teacher, Chakradance facilitator and is passionate about wellbeing. She spent a year in an ashram in South India training with a Himalayan Yogi where she learnt how to connect inwards and be a conduit for energy healing. Sarah has also experienced the beauty of Tantra, learning from Masters in the East and the West.

 


Birthing Workshop With Corinne and Simone

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Saturday 24th June 2017 from 12:00 to 15:00

A practical and hands-on workshop designed to prepare you and your birthing Partner for the Big Day ahead.
Prenatal teachers Simone and Corinne welcome you to an afternoon of fun with your birthing partners.
Two hour and half workshop will include:

– Partner Yoga
– Pranayama (breathing) for each stage of labour
– Partner guided visualisations
– Partner massage
– Birth ball position play time!!

Cost: £50 per couple. Additional partners also welcome.

An opportunity for Dads and birthing partners to join our classes- rehearse together, support one another and meet other new parents-to-be as you prepare to welcome your Little Ones into our World.

Limited spaces- RSVP labyrinth.pregnancy.yoga@gmail.com by June 12th.

Testimonials from past Partner Workshops…

“….Thank you Corrine and Simone! I had such a nice time at the workshop and I have already recommended it to a few friends. “P” enjoyed it as well, particularly the information about the ball and chair exercises…” S & P, Nov 2016

“Our little man “C” was born in a hurry on Thursday. We used what we learned in your class to stay at home for as long as possible, so we got to the hospital with 10 mins to spare! So thank you ….  I’d just like to add my thanks, the birthing ball positions and breathing exercises were a massive help for us while “D” went through contractions at home…  D & B, Nov 2016

“…Thank you for the lovely session this weekend. We really enjoyed it and feel like it will be very beneficial when the time comes! …” K & P, Nov 2016

” I’m super thankful for all your advice and for the muslin cloth sprinkled with essential oils and kept in the freezer – I loved it! My midwives too! It brought so much relief. And your breathing techniques and yoga routine helped me dilate to 7cm at home. So again, many many thanks!!!…” A & J, Nov 2016

 


RESTORATIVE YOGA – WORKSHOP WITH DAMARIS

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Saturday 24th June 2017, 4-6 pm

Cost £25 (£20 Concessions)

WHAT IS RESTORATIVE YOGA?

Restorative yoga evolved from the teachings of BKS Iyengar and is suitable for everyone regardless of yoga style or level. Poses are held for longer lengths of time (up to 15mins) with the body fully supported on bolsters and blankets to ensure comfort and ease. Gentle stretches and breath awareness help to release tension and allow your body and mind to deeply relax.

WHY PRACTICE IT?

Stress is prevalent in modern day living and while a little can be beneficial too much can eventually lead to illness and disease. Stress is the most common cause of long-term absence from work in the UK. With busier lives, greater pressures and feelings of time escaping us, our health and happiness can often be compromised.

Restorative yoga helps to tip the balance back to centre. It soothes and calms the nervous system, switching it over to the ‘rest and digest’ mode essential for promoting maintenance and repair in the body. It enables us to enter a state of ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’, so we can begin to live more consciously.

Taking time from the busyness of life to find moments of stillness and quietude can reap huge benefits for your health and wellbeing.

Come and see for yourself!

BOOKING AND MORE INFO

namaste@yogawithdamaris.com

www.yogawithdamaris.com


ABOUT THE TEACHER

Damaris’ love of yoga was first sparked in her teens and has grown to become an integral part of her life along with other practices such as mindfulness meditation and Qi Gong. She was first drawn to yoga as she loved how it made her feel, and soon the positive effects of a calmer mind and more easeful body began to reflect in her life off the mat. She believes yoga and mindfulness are invaluable tools for dealing with the stresses and challenges that life likes to throw at us, and can also help us to find magic in the small things in life.

She trained at one of London’s leading yoga centres, Triyoga, on a two-year course (accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance USA) under the inspirational guidance of Jean Hall, Mimi-Kuo Deemer, Aki Omori and Carlos Pomeda. She is a fully insured, qualified yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga.

She has also completed the Triyoga 33hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Anna Ashby.