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Intro to Sacred Chanting Workshop – Sun, 30 November

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
A relaxing and rejuvenating 
SACRED CHANTING INTRO WORKSHOP, with Saraswati Nagpal to a simple yet powerful art of using sound and vibrations to heal the body and calm the mind.

Chanting is the simple but powerful art of using sound to create positive vibrations that heal the body and calm the mind.

Quantum physics breaks down all of matter to the level of vibration – waves of energy. Chanting uses sound waves to gently bring the mind to a state of meditative awareness, free from the worries of the past or the stress of the future. It is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating.

A 30-minute beginning of very gentle, restorative yoga (Hatha), to open the body and deepen the breath.

Introduction to simple but powerful Sanskrit chants, their authentic pronunciation, meaning and intonation. You will learn to use your voice to move awareness through the body.

A guided deep relaxation ending, using sound to release stress from the body, and rest in stillness.

Participants in the last workshop LOVED it and said they left so calm and peaceful, and this state stayed with them and that they wanted more!!

Date: Sun,30 November
Time: 2.30 – 5pm
Cost: R200
Sign-up: ✆ 082 462 4844 or sign up now!

**No prior chanting or singing experience is needed  – this workshop is open to everybody to step into something new!

 Saraswati Nagpal
Saraswati has been chanting since early childhood and has sung for audiences in India and around the world, as well as recorded albums of chants and songs with her brother, Sai. An author, educator, Indian Classical dancer and yoga teacher with over a decade of teaching experience in various fields, she has recently moved to Cape Town from India.

Her voice is often described as pure, soothing and uplifting – and having led meditative chanting sessions in two classes already we can fully attest to that!

 

Indian Classical Sacred Dance Workshop – Saturday 13th December

 An introductory workshop, with Saraswati Nagpal, into the fundamental body movements drawn from different styles of Indian Classical Dances, and experience the sacredness of flowing with your body with grace and rhythm with this deeply feminine yet grounding dance energy

“Ever wondered how Indian dancers move their bodies with such grace and rhythm?
Come delve into the mystery of Indian dance and experience the sacredness of flowing with your body. Most Indian classical dance forms use powerful footwork to connect to the earth. There is a deep grounding into the earth, a rooting of the body. The torso moves gracefully and delicate hand mudras tell stories. The whole body makes beauty through space. Indian classical dance is deeply feminine; soft, yet strong; tender, yet firm; sensual and sacred. It is sacred because it becomes a form of sadhana for the dancer; a form of personal spiritual practice as she moves into perfect presence in her body and it flows in a moving meditation, the dance of Shakti, (the Divine Feminine.)

Date: Saturday 13th December
Time: 11am – 1pm
Cost: R250
Sign up: Sign-up: ✆ 082 462 4844 or sign up now!

* Minimum age is 11yrs upwards, and it is only open to women and girls, please. No prior dance training required.

**What to wear: A flowing skirt, with a wide flair. (Not one that hugs the body), tights beneath it and a comfortable, non-restricting top.

Saraswati, an author, educator, Indian Classical dancer and yoga teacher with over a decade of teaching experience in various fields, trained in various Classical styles since six-years old (ballet, Bharata Natyam (South Indian Classical form) to Kathak (North Indian classical form), has performed Rabindranath Tagore‟s Shantiniketan style, Manipuri and Raks Sharqi (Egyptian belly- dance) compositions, and ran a children’s dance company in Delhi for three years with over 45 students.

Dance is the way I find myself, the practice I use to re-shape my world. Join me for a feminine, heart-opening and nourishing experience.

A Nia Jammin’ year end moving class event – Tuesday 1th December

A JAMMIN’ YEAR END EVENT – TUESDAY 16TH

A festive moving celebration to invigorate, re-energise  and embrace your body, mind and spirit!
Great teachers, community and music make this a movement-must on your December “social calendar”!

Feel free to create moving art by adding something festive and feel-good to your moving-attire (but no pressure if not your thing)

Date: Tuesday 16th December
Time: 9.30am – 11.30am
Cost: R100

Open to everybody – hope to see many of you join us!