Sacred Sound & Yoga
Join us for a three-hour workshop invoking the Hindu Goddess or Gods, co-facilitated by Dina Smirnova and Jacinta Percy. This is the continuation of a series of monthly gatherings intended to explore Sacred Sound & Yoga by examining various mystical themes with a strong focus on maintaining the integrity of the teachings and spiritual practices.
This is an intimate and potent container; thus there is a limited capacity of 20 people. Some prior yoga experience and knowledge are recommended but not required. All levels, bodies, and experiences are welcome in the space.
Monthly workshops 2018:
June 1st - Ganesha (SOLD OUT)
July 6th - Lakshmi (SOLD OUT)
August 3rd - Durga (SOLD OUT)
September 7th - Krishna
October 19th - Saraswati
November 23rd - Kali
The evening will include:
Intention setting and gratitude
An invocation to the chosen Goddess/Gods through mantra and kirtan
A Hatha yoga practice focused on one’s innate ability to tap into the infinite energy of each deity
Outcomes of this workshop will be:
Creating a powerful intention, charged by the energy of the group, to inspire fresh focus and action
Connecting to a community of like-minded souls
Exploring your voice in a safe and nurturing setting
Integrating the energy of Goddess/Gods into your physical and energetic bodies
Please bring a pen, notebook, water, a cushion to sit on and small shakers and drums for kirtan, a shawl, yoga clothes and anything else you’d like to ensure your comfort. Mats and props are available at the studio; however, we advise you bring your own mat if preferred.
Please arrive no later than 6:50 PM so we can start promptly on time.
Dina originally comes from Baku, Azerbaijan and moved to the United States shortly after she was born. She began choreographing at eleven years old, teaching at fourteen, and has been performing, creating, and teaching movement ever since.
She has been fortunate enough to study with many world-renowned teachers, especially drawing a big influence from her studies in New York City at Katonah Yoga, Kula Yoga Project, and Pure Yoga and in San Diego, California from Anna Spalding and Maria Anderson. Dina is passionate about taking an interdisciplinary approach to her collaborations, with a particular interest in the connection between movement and sound.
In addition to being a teacher, Dina is also a dance artist, energetic healing practitioner, and co-founder of the corporate mindfulness business, Samadhi Wellness. Some of Dina’s previous events and clients include: Melbourne Music Week, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Rainbow Serpent Festival, Burning Man Festival, Spotify, The Fader, Well + Good, and A Women’s Thing Magazine.
Jacinta’s love affair with the voice, sound and music began as a wee babe, with Richard Clayderman being the only medicine that would lull her to sleep. It was an inevitable journey with a piano playing songstress for a grandmother and a great great aunt, dubbed “Queen of the Irish Song,” in her family lineage.
Her deep love and passion for voice, sound and music have led her over the past 15 years to perform and work with profound teachers in Australia, Europe, Israel and India, crisscrossing genres from Classical to Jazz, Folk to Improvisation, Dhrupad to Carnatic.
Her deep knowledge of her own voice, her open heart and listening ear, allows her to facilitate with a gentle grace that allows others to uncover what they are seeking.
Her belief that we all need to sing, sing with courage, sing with joy, sing to mama earth, uncover our greatness and shine forth our potential into the world is what inspires her to share her love and passion too all.
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3 hrs $40 early bird / $49 full