Sacred Sound & Yoga

Join us for a day-length immersive workshop invoking the Hindu Goddess or Gods, co-facilitated by Dina Smirnova and Jacinta Percy. This immersion is the continuation of a series of 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 1-day workshop is an opportunity to build upon the knowledge we shared last year on a deeper level.

There is a limited capacity of 25 people for this workshop. We welcome all levels, bodies, and experiences into the space. Some prior yoga experience and knowledge are recommended but not required.

This workshop is a three-part series in 2019:

June 22nd - Saraswati (Book Now)
September 7th - Lakshmi
November 23rd - Kali


9:30 AM Doors open
9:45 AM Morning tea
10:00 AM Welcome
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Storytelling, Philosophy and Intention setting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Asana
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch break
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Yoga Nidra
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Nada Yoga: Mantra, Chanting and Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Afternoon chai
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Kirtan
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Closing gratitude


  • 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 yoga mat, blankets, pen, notebook, water, snacks, lunch, a cushion to sit on and small shakers and drums for Kirtan, a shawl and anything else you’d like to ensure your comfort.

Please arrive no later than 9:45 AM so we can start promptly, the door will be locked at 10:00 AM on the dot and will not be opened once closed.

~ Current Sacred Sound & Yoga 1-day immersion workshops 2019

Dates and Times:

Saturday, June 22nd, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Saraswati (Book Now)
Saturday, September 7th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Lakshmi
Saturday, November 23rd, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Kali

Where: Northcote Uniting Church - Chalice, 251 High Street, Northcote, VIC 3070


~ Facilitators


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 Percy is a singing and music teacher, facilitator and performer. She provides private lessons and group workshops in Melbourne, Australia.

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 knowledge of her voice, her open heart and listening ear, allows her to facilitate with a gentle grace that enables 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.


~ Others experiences


~ Investments

Standard: $125
Bring a friend: $100 each ($25 discount)


~ Scholarships

We will be offering two scholarships based on financial need. To be considered, please submit a statement (one-page max) telling us why you are interested in participating in the immersion workshop and a summary of your current financial situation. Please submit your statement to Dina at no later than midnight Friday, 31st May. All applicants will be notified of the decision no later than Monday, 10th June.

~ Extra offerings

Buy a physical or digital Gift Voucher for Birthday’s, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Christmas and other Special Occasions available for Private Lessons and Group Workshops.