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Extending a warm invitation to explore devotional practice, sacred song and ritual. We are delighted to announce this magical collaboration, carefully curated to support your journey of unwinding, activating and connecting.
We will begin with a heart opening cacao medicine ceremony and Intention Setting, before uniting our voices in song and expression, concluding the evening with a time to receive the healing sounds of mantra and crystal bowls.
Literally translated as ‘Food of the Gods’, Cacao is one of the most nutritionally dense super foods and provides many medicinal benefits.
It stimulates the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin and anandamide (also known as the bliss chemical) leading to feelings of euphoria.
Since the ancient civilizations of the Mayans and Aztecs, cacao has been used in rituals and ceremonies as a tool for journeying deep inside of the self, allowing spirit to move through and guide us.
Kirtan is a type of Yoga called Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion), and can be translated as 'reaching or calling for the divine' ~ however this shows up in your life, and whatever it means to you. In joining our voices together in song we simply use Kirtan as a way of expressing our emotions and connecting deeper to ourselves. There is no one way to approach this traditional art, be curious, be brave, and join us! (Absolutely no singing experience is required.. we often find that our connection to this expression of our voice stems from a place within ourselves we may never have previously touched.)
Find out more about The Hanuman Project, Sam, and Mollie.
Patita Pavan Das
Patita Pavan Das and the Hanuman Project are known for creating ceremonial spaces that are full of joy, are powerful and accessible. In 2018, the Hanuman Project toured over 4 continents, sharing chant with packed houses, open hearts and big smiles.
Highlights include: Festivals; Bhakti Fest, Beloved Festivals, Singing Alive (USA), Noisily, Spirit Fest (UK), Bling (Estonia), Cosmic Convergence (Guatemala) Prem Baba Satsang (India) and their highly popular self produced ‘Magic Carpet Parties’ in London UK.
In 2015 Patita Pavan co-founded the ‘Yoga of Sound & Chocolate’ transformational retreat programme, a deeply held container for personal growth, voice expansion and creative exploration. This programme has supported many participants every year in releasing trauma around vocal expression and creative blocks, and becoming familiar in a range of practices including, nada (voice) yoga, cacao ceremony, sacred song, sound healing.
The next retreat will be 3-9th of June 2019 in collaboration with Sam and Mollie.
Mollie Mendoza (UnMind) has been sharing practices of Embodiment, Mindfulness, Sound and Ceremony for the last 4 years. She is dedicated to finding the tools that empower each individual to move in their own unique rhythm, and to begin a new, more compassionate conversation with themselves and others.
She welcomes vulnerability as strength, and an honest, raw expression of the dimensions involved in developing practice, from struggles to learning.
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Sam Garrett is a musician whose journey has led him to use sound as a way to inspire healing and spark curiosity. Lyrically soulful, and devotionally talented, he harnesses the power of words, messages and melodies to enliven our exploration into openess and love of life.
Mendoza & Sam now travel around the world sharing the diverse practices which have inspired their journey. Offering the arts of Ceremony, Sound and Embodiment at retreats, festivals, and yoga teacher trainings. They also co-own UnMind Space in London where they host their own and others workshops, events and a creative platform for community to come together.
Please arrive at 6:30 pm for a 7 pm start
£25 - early bird
£30 - ticket price