Sacred Sound & Yoga Immersion: Lakshmi (Full Day)
Sep
28
9:45 AM09:45

Sacred Sound & Yoga Immersion: Lakshmi (Full Day)

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ABOUT THE IMMERSION

Join us for a day-length immersion invoking the Hindu goddess, Lakshmi, co-facilitated by Dina Smirnova and Jacinta Percy. This is the continuation of a series of gatherings intended to explore sacred sound and yoga by examining various mystical themes with a strong focus on maintaining the integrity of the teachings and spiritual practices.  This is an opportunity to build upon the practices we shared last year on a deeper level.


ABOUT LAKSHMI

Lakshmi's energetic is especially powerful for inviting abundance, wealth, prosperity, and restoring the balance of giving and receiving in its tangible and intangible forms. Some examples of where this energy may be present or needed include: manifesting wealth or a desirable and loving partner; cultivating good health and harmony in relationships (with self and others); developing gratitude and generosity; gracefully attracting a beautiful home or job.

This gathering will be the second of a three-part series, exploring the triad of creation, sustenance, and transformation. We welcome all levels, bodies, and experiences into the space. Some prior yoga experience and knowledge are recommended but not required.

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Immersion schedule:

9:30 am Doors open
9:45 am Morning tea
10am Welcome & introductions
10:15-11am Storytelling, philosophy, intention setting
11-12: 30 pm Asana
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch break
1:30-2:30 pm Yoga Nidra
2:30-4pm Nada yoga: mantra, chanting, & meditation
4-4:15 pm Afternoon chai
4:15-4:45 pm Kirtan
4:45-5pm Closing gratitude

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 Lakshmi into your physical and energetic bodies
+ Opening up a portal of abundant flow

** IMPORTANT **

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 9:45am so we can start promptly, the door will be locked at 10am on the dot and will not be opened once closed ++

PAYMENT

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

A non-refundable or transferable deposit of $50 is required within 3 days of receiving bank details to book your place. Full payment due by Saturday 28th September. If money is an issue, please be in contact, and we can work out a plan.

+ Unfortunately no refunds will be issued less than 48 hours before the event, due to limited capacity.
+ Your spot is reserved once your payment is received.
+ Please be aware that if you cancel last minute, you are stopping a person on the waiting list who wants to come to the immersion from attending and will not be issued a refund.

BOOKING

Jacinta Percy
FB - The Sound Weaver or Jacinta Percy
P - 0498 489 165
E - jacinta@thesoundweaversings.com

POLICY

Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued less than 48 hours before the event, due to limited capacity. Your spot is reserved once your payment is received. Please be aware that if you cancel last minute, you are stopping a person on the waiting list who wants to come to the workshop from attending and will not be issued a refund.

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Sacred Sound & Yoga Immersion: Kali (Full Day)
Dec
14
9:45 AM09:45

Sacred Sound & Yoga Immersion: Kali (Full Day)

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ABOUT THE IMMERSION

Join us for a day-length immersion invoking the Hindu goddess, Kali, co-facilitated by Dina Smirnova and Jacinta Percy. This is the continuation of a series of gatherings intended to explore sacred sound and yoga by examining various mystical themes with a strong focus on maintaining the integrity of the teachings and spiritual practices.  This is an opportunity to build upon the practices we shared last year on a deeper level.


ABOUT KALI

Kali: the fierce one, the Absolute, the Dark Mother. She teaches us to be fearless in the face of the fearful one, and her sword is that which slays through the illusions of the material world, revealing that which cannot be destroyed.  Depending on the level of consciousness from which you approach Kali, she can either be seen as a goddess of the margins, scary and demonic-like or as Mother Kali, the benign and loving source of kindness and blessings.

If you’ve ever experienced outbursts of energy, boundless creative expression, sudden changes in life, or the process of birth itself, then you are familiar with Kali’s power. When we work with Kali Shakti, she invites us to consider where we are ego-driven and asks us to release our attachments radically. Some examples of where this energy may be present or needed include the process of purification and detoxification; burning limitations and karmic veils; strengthening the heart; liberating the shadow aspects of ourselves.

This gathering will be the third of a three-part series, exploring the triad of creation, sustenance, and transformation. We welcome all levels, bodies, and experiences into the space. Some prior yoga experience and knowledge are recommended but not required.

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Immersion schedule:

9:30 am Doors open
9:45 am Morning tea
10am Welcome & introductions
10:15-11am Storytelling, philosophy, intention setting
11-12: 30 pm Asana
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch break
1:30-2:30 pm Yoga Nidra
2:30-4pm Nada yoga: mantra, chanting, & meditation
4-4:15 pm Afternoon chai
4:15-4:45 pm Kirtan
4:45-5pm Closing gratitude

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 Kali Shakti into your physical and emotional bodies
+ Opening up a portal to explore and make peace with your shadow

** IMPORTANT **

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 9:45am so we can start promptly, the door will be locked at 10am on the dot and will not be opened once closed ++

PAYMENT

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

A non-refundable or transferable deposit of $50 is required within 3 days of receiving bank details to book your place. Full payment due by Saturday 14th December. If money is an issue, please be in contact, and we can work out a plan.

+ Unfortunately no refunds will be issued less than 48 hours before the event, due to limited capacity.
+ Your spot is reserved once your payment is received.
+ Please be aware that if you cancel last minute, you are stopping a person on the waiting list who wants to come to the immersion from attending and will not be issued a refund.

BOOKING

Jacinta Percy
FB - The Sound Weaver or Jacinta Percy
P - 0498 489 165
E - jacinta@thesoundweaversings.com

POLICY

Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued less than 48 hours before the event, due to limited capacity. Your spot is reserved once your payment is received. Please be aware that if you cancel last minute, you are stopping a person on the waiting list who wants to come to the workshop from attending and will not be issued a refund.

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Death Dinner: Curated by Raquel & Dina
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Death Dinner: Curated by Raquel & Dina

ABOUT THE EVENING

Join Dina Smirnova and Raquel Woods for a guided curation in cuisine and communal conversation around death and dying.  This community event is organised and led by two women interested in the cycle of death and transformation, bringing their experiences to offer a safe and supportive environment to consciously dive deeper into an area of taboo.

Through storytelling and personal encounters, we have an opportunity to draw upon our own experiences of death and grief, be witnessed in community, and share food with intention and presence. It is also a celebration of how making peace with death can move us forward and inform us of how to create a new life for ourselves.

The evening will be a progressive sensory experience and include:

+ An exploration of new and old concepts including a guided meditation inspired by ancient Tibetan Buddhist practices to bring us into the present
+ An intentional, facilitated conversation around death and dying
+ A delicious tapas menu to ponder the nature of transition through the senses
+ An interactive and communal experience, where we will be guided to share, explore, and find stillness in the deeper listening of Spirit

FOCUS FOR THE EVENING: “MY LAST SUPPER”

What would be your last supper? Would you eat the food slowly? Who would you share it with? As part of this evening’s contemplation, we ask each participant to bring their favourite dish to share with the group.


WHAT TO BRING

+ A small vegetarian meal to share with the group
+ Notebook and pen (if you’d like to jot down any thoughts)
+ Your intention

IMPORTANT NOTES

Food will be predominantly vegetarian and gluten free.  Although we will do our best to accommodate your dietary requests, we cannot guarantee there will not be cross-contamination or trace ingredients (we will try our best though!).

You are free to BYO non-alcoholic beverages and anything you need to ensure your comfort.

As this space offers and encourages vulnerability and a place to be seen and witnessed, we ask willing participants to speak from their experience rather than give advice to others, come with an open mind, and be present and responsible for their own needs and self-care. Please be respectful and understanding of the needs of others.

If you are personally struggling or have a history of mental health challenges, we ask you to seek professional support and speak to one of the facilitators beforehand to see if this space is suitable for you. Please note we are not qualified health practitioners and can only work within our skill sets.

BOOKING

Energy exchange: $55 (includes tapas)

To book, please email Dina directly at dina.m.smirnova@gmail.com or via the contact form on dinasmirnova.com.  Please include any dietary restrictions and allergies at that time. Your space is reserved once we receive full payment. Due to the limited capacity of this event, refunds/transfers will unfortunately not be offered.

Book early as space is strictly limited to ensure an intimate and connected evening.  


ABOUT DINA
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.

Now based in Australia, Dina serves the community by facilitating yoga, meditation, and movement on a weekly basis and hosting specialised workshops.  She is particularly passionate about co-facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations as a means to encourage her students to explore and deepen their spiritual practices and understanding of energy.

In addition to being a teacher, Dina is also a dance artist, energetic healing practitioner, and experiential life coach.  Most recently, Dina completed a death doula training with Denise Love and was very inspired by her experience to create a space that enables others to explore and normalise the topic of death.

ABOUT RAQUEL
Raquel sees her life as a pray and continues to refine her life, where she is being called and moved to make a positive impact. She is often found writing, developing her craft as an artist and supporting the 13 Moons Blood Mystery, a year-long women’s journey.

Through her own relationship and struggle with the passing of loved ones, Raquel brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding to those she meets. She holds a deep space of presence and safety to support transitions, thresholds and places of uncertainty. This powerful container allows participants to feel seen and heard, while creating new perspectives, choices and possibilities to actively participate and contribute to life in a meaningful way.  

Raquel loves bringing people together to weave magic, stories, connection and share food. She draws from her path and travels of community development, leadership, facilitation, authentic relating, event management, energy tools and the creative arts. Raquel has also represented Australia and the Commonwealth in recognition for her efforts in personal development.

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Sacred Sound & Yoga Immersion: Saraswati (Full Day)
Jun
22
9:45 AM09:45

Sacred Sound & Yoga Immersion: Saraswati (Full Day)

Join us for a day-length immersive workshop invoking the Hindu goddess, Saraswati, 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.

Saraswati, “the flowing one”, is the goddess of communication, music, learning, and spiritual discernment. Working with Saraswati Shakti enables the practitioner to identify the difference between true and false wisdom. She is the original seed of inspiration, providing a pearl of profound, creative wisdom that can be translated into daily life. Some examples of where this energy may be present or needed include: providing the skill and eloquence in speaking and writing; awakening dormant musical abilities or deepening the established connection with music and learning languages.

This gathering will be the first of a three-part workshop series, exploring the triad of creation, sustenance, and transformation. We welcome all levels, bodies, and experiences into the space. Some prior yoga experience and knowledge are recommended but not required.

SCHEDULE:

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

OUTCOMES:

+ Creating a powerful intention, charged by the energy of the group, to inspire new focus and action.
+ Connecting to a community of like-minded souls.
+ Exploring your voice in a safe and nurturing setting.
+ Integrating Saraswati Shakti into your physical and emotional bodies.
+ Opening up a portal of dedication to your craft and calling.

PAYMENT

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

A non-refundable or transferable deposit of $50 is required within 3 days of receiving bank details to book your place. Full payment due by Saturday 15th June. If money is an issue, please be in contact, and we can work out a plan.

+ Unfortunately no refunds will be issued less than 48 hours before the event, due to limited capacity.
+ Your spot is reserved once your payment is received.
+ Please be aware that if you cancel last minute, you are stopping a person on the waiting list who wants to come to the immersion from attending and will not be issued a refund.

BOOKING

Jacinta Percy

FB - The Sound Weaver or Jacinta Percy
P - 0498 489 165
E - jacinta@thesoundweaversings.com


POLICY

Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued less than 48 hours before the event, due to limited capacity. Your spot is reserved once your payment is received. Please be aware that if you cancel last minute, you are stopping a person on the waiting list who wants to come to the workshop from attending and will not be issued a refund.

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 and a summary of your current financial situation. Please submit your statement to Dina at dina.m.smirnova@gmail.com no later than midnight Friday 31st May. All applicants will be notified of the decision no later than Monday 10th June.

FACILITATORS:

ABOUT JACINTA

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.

Website: https://thesoundweaversings.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/thesoundweaversings

ABOUT DINA

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 significant 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.

Website: https://dinasmirnova.com

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Summer Self-Care Rituals & Intention Setting for 2019
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Self-Care Rituals & Intention Setting for 2019

Join Dina Smirnova and Kim Stark for an inspiring conversation and practice of rituals, intention setting, and self-love to anchor you into the new year.

In the workshop, we will offer tools to support you in finding clarity for what’s most important to you and practical tips on how to create a space in your life that supports you in fulfilling your dreams for 2019. This workshop is for anyone interested in creating a new path or deepening the one you are already on. If you have committed to new intentions for your year ahead and are seeking more clarity on how to put your intentions into practice, this workshop is also for you.

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Sacred Sound & Yoga: Kali
Nov
24
10:45 AM10:45

Sacred Sound & Yoga: Kali

Join us for a three-hour workshop invoking the Hindu goddess, Kali, co-facilitated by Dina Smirnova and Jacinta Percy. This is the continuation of a series of monthly gatherings intended to explore sacred sound and yoga by examining various mystical themes with a strong focus on maintaining integrity of the teachings and spiritual practices.

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Sacred Sound & Yoga: Saraswati
Oct
20
9:45 AM09:45

Sacred Sound & Yoga: Saraswati

ABOUT THE EVENING

Join us for a three-hour workshop invoking the Hindu goddess, Saraswati, co-facilitated by Dina Smirnova and Jacinta Percy.

This is the continuation of a series of monthly gatherings intended to explore sacred sound and yoga by examining various mystical themes with a strong focus on maintaining integrity of the teachings and spiritual practices.

Saraswati: “the flowing one.” The Sanskrit word "sara" means essence and "swa" means self, therefore Saraswati means the "essence of self."

Saraswati is the goddess of communication, music, learning, and spiritual discernment. Working with Saraswati Shakti enables the practitioner to identify the difference between true and false wisdom. She is the original seed of inspiration, providing a deep, creative wisdom that can be translated into daily life. Some examples of where this energy may be present or needed include: providing the skill and eloquence in speaking and writing; awakening dormant musical abilities or deepening the established connection with music; learning languages; helping with computer glitches.

This gathering is an opportunity to transform the loving energy of Krishna and flow into the wisdom Saraswati offers. This is an intimate and potent container; thus there is a limited capacity of 20 people.

Some prior yoga experience and knowledge is recommended but not required. All levels, bodies, and experiences are welcome in the space.


The evening will include:

+ Intention setting and gratitude
+ Storytelling, philosophy and energetics of Saraswati
+ An invocation of Saraswati through mantra and kirtan
+ A Hatha yoga practice which connects us to the Water element and flow within the body
+ Tasty chai

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 Saraswati Shakti into your physical and emotional bodies
+ Opening up a portal of dedication to your craft and calling

Please bring a pen, notebook, water, a cushion to sit on and small shakers and drums for kirtan, a shawl 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 6:45pm so we can start promptly, the door will be locked at 7pm on the dot and will not be opened once closed ++


BOOKING

Early Bird Rate (limited number of tickets): $40

Standard Rate: $49

+ Unfortunately no refunds will be issued less than 48 hours prior to the event, due to limited capacity.
+ Your spot is reserved once your payment has been received.
+ Please be aware that if you cancel last minute, you are stopping a person on the waiting list who wants to come to the evening from attending.

Booking Contact:

Jacinta Percy
FB - The Sound Weaver or Jacinta Percy
P - 0498 489 165
E - thesoundweaversings@gmail.com


ABOUT JACINTA - aka The Sound Weaver

Songstress. Voice weaver. Sound Weaver. Explorer. Hunter. Nurturer. Lover. Seeker of Truth.

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 has led her over the past 14 years to work with profound teachers in Australia, UK and India, criss crossing 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.

Website: https://thesoundweaversings.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thesoundweaversings/


ABOUT DINA

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.

Most recently, Dina has co-founded Yoga Portal, a collaborative and resource which offers yoga education, retreats, and trainings worldwide.

www.dinasmirnova.com

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Sacred Sound & Yoga: Durga
Aug
4
8:50 AM08:50

Sacred Sound & Yoga: Durga

Sacred Sound & Yoga: Durga
Friday 3rd August 2018
7:00 - 10:00 pm (please arrive no later than 6:50 pm)
Location: Grace Revolution

ABOUT THE EVENING

Join us for a three-hour workshop invoking the Hindu goddess, Durga, co-facilitated by Dina Smirnova and Jacinta Percy. This is the continuation of a series of monthly gatherings intended to explore sacred sound and yoga by examining various mystical themes with a strong focus on maintaining integrity of the teachings and spiritual practices.

Durga is the warrior goddess of pure strength and protection. Working with Durga Shakti enables the practitioner to reflect upon their relationship to their personal power and will to create. When harnessed, Durga’s energy empowers us to stand up for what we believe in, guides us through our most conflict-ridden dramas, and enables us to be fearless and brave in the service of Truth. Some examples of where this energy may be present or needed include: rekindling our connection to the power and strength of Mother Nature; inspiring action to build new, positive habits; standing fully in our power; initiating or completing projects; learning how to create healthy boundaries when faced with adversity.

This gathering is an opportunity to build upon the fluid, sustaining energy of Lakshmi and introduce the grounded, fiery essence of Durga. This is an intimate and potent container; thus there is a limited capacity of 20 people.

Some prior yoga experience and knowledge is recommended but not required. All levels, bodies, and experiences are welcome in the space.
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The evening will include:
+ Intention setting and gratitude
+ An invocation of Durga through mantra and kirtan
+ A Hatha yoga practice which awakens the solar plexus energy connected to the element of Fire and Vitality
+ Tasty chai

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 Durga Shakti into your physical and energetic bodies
+ Opening up a portal of feminine strength and igniting the inner-warrior/ess

Please bring a pen, notebook, water, a cushion to sit on and small shakers and drums for kirtan, a shawl 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

_____________________________________________

BOOKING

Early Bird Rate (limited number of tickets): $40
Standard Rate: $49

Unfortunately no refunds will be issued less than 48 hours prior to the event, due to limited capacity.

Booking Contact:
Jacinta Percy
FB - The Sound Weaver or Jacinta Percy
P - 0498 489 165
E - thesoundweaversings@gmail.com
_____________________________________________

ABOUT JACINTA - aka The Sound Weaver

Songstress. Voice weaver. Sound Weaver. Explorer. Hunter. Nurturer. Lover. Seeker of Truth.

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 has led her over the past 14 years to work with profound teachers in Australia, UK and India, criss crossing 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.

Website: https://thesoundweaversings.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thesoundweaversings/

_____________________________________________

ABOUT DINA

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.

www.dinasmirnova.com

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Sacred Sound & Yoga: Lakshmi
Jul
7
8:50 AM08:50

Sacred Sound & Yoga: Lakshmi

Join us for a three-hour workshop invoking the Hindu goddess, Lakshmi, co-facilitated by Dina Smirnova and Jacinta Percy. This is the continuation of a series of monthly gatherings intended to explore sacred sound and yoga by examining various mystical themes with a strong focus on maintaining integrity of the teachings and spiritual practices.

Lakshmi's energetic is especially powerful for inviting abundance, wealth, prosperity, and restoring the balance of giving and receiving in its tangible and intangible forms. Some examples of where this energy may be present or needed include: manifesting money or a desirable and loving partner; cultivating good health and harmony in relationships (with self and others); developing gratitude and generosity; gracefully attracting a beautiful home or job.

This gathering is an opportunity to build upon the grounding, masculine energetic of Ganesha and introduce the feminine, creative energy of Lakshmi. This is an intimate and potent container; thus there is a limited capacity of 20 people.

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Pranayama & Meditation Workshop
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Pranayama & Meditation Workshop

What to Expect
Join Dina in this free-form workshop, where we will have the space to creatively explore several pranayama and meditation techniques that are drawn from a range of ancient lineages. 

The cornerstones of pranic movement, stillness, and mantra (sound practices) will be referenced as a means to inquire into the Self. The evening will conclude with guided breathwork exercises and a relaxation meditation, inviting a deeper realisation and shift of psychosomative patterns held within the body. Students of all levels will benefit from this workshop - no prior pranayama or meditation experience is necessary. 

Benefits
- The techniques we will practice are designed to give you peace of mind, providing access for you to find freedom (non-attachment) from stress, anxiety, and fear.

- We will practice expanding our awareness to the subtle energy level of the body. This will give you access to tuning into your energy and shifting it.

- You will leave inspired to start or build upon a consistent home meditation practice.

- The ending guided meditation will be an opportunity for you to release any mental or emotional stress you may have been experiencing recently.

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About Dina

Dina has been a teacher of movement and energetic healing practitioner for over a decade. She is passionate about thoughtfully encouraging her students to bring awareness of their innate wisdom to the conscious level

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Additional information

Make sure to wear comfortable clothing you can sit and move in. You are also encouraged to bring a cushion if you prefer to use your own. Please refrain from ingesting alcohol, caffeine, or other substances for 24 hours prior to the workshop.

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Booking:

$45 ($40 for Remedy Yoga members)

To register, please visit the Facebook event page and follow the ticket link to Mind Body.  Please note, you do not have to be a Remedy Yoga member to sign up.  

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/141873119743715

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Activating the Chakras
Jun
17
9:00 AM09:00

Activating the Chakras

Connecting to the 7 energy enters through asana, breath work, & meditation

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Join Dina as she guides you to tune into your seven chakras in an evening of movement, meditation, and the shifting of energy.

We will begin with pranayama that invites connection into the body, followed by a Hatha-style flow designed to open up the energy centers, and will introduce vocalisation practices intended to provide insight and realignment. The evening will end with a grounding meditation, where you will be guided to identify and release remaining blockages.

This workshop is designed to deepen your yoga practice, particularly if you are curious about expanding your practice beyond the physical postures. This will be a safe space of exploration, inspiration, and learning.

All levels are welcome. 

What participants can expect to take away from the workshop:

• A deeper awareness of imbalances that may be affecting your physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual well-being
• Exposure to awareness-enhancing breathing, vocalisation, and meditation techniques that facilitate powerful shifts of energy and can be applied to a daily yoga practice
• Transformative meditations that will leave you in a relaxed state, giving you space to identify and heal blockages on an energetic and psychosomatic level

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Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/966330790136638/?active_tab=about
Book here: http://remedyyoga.com.au/workshops/activating-the-chakras/

Please note: you do not have to be a member of Remedy Yoga to reserve your space.  If you have any issues booking, please contact Jess, the studio manager, at connect@remedyyoga.com.au.

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The Integrated Series: Balance
Apr
30
3:30 AM03:30

The Integrated Series: Balance

ABOUT THE INTEGRATED SERIES
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This is the first in a series of workshops designed to nurture and inspire you wherever you may be on your yogic path, co-facilitated by Christy Champoise and Dina Smirnova.

Throughout this workshop, we will focus on the three pillars of a balanced yoga practice: pranayama, meditation, and asana. You will be guided through a dynamic vinyasa yoga sequence which will include pranayama breath techniques, meditation, and personal hands-on adjustments. We will also incorporate the teaching of the yoga sutras, mantra, and mudra.

Intimacy is important to us and vital to facilitate our students’ progress. We will offer a limited capacity to ensure all students are given personal attention and adjustments in a nourishing, supportive, and uplifting space.

Mats will be provided (or BYO if preferred). Chai will be served after class.

ABOUT tarō
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Based in Melbourne, tarō is the brainchild of yoga and movement practitioners Christy Champoise and Dina M. Smirnova.

We are passionate about taking an approach to yoga that enables the deepening of one's connection to themselves in a supportive and inspired environment. By integrating equal parts pranayama, meditation, asana, and yogic philosophy into a balanced practice, we seek to provide in-depth education in the form of workshops and retreats worldwide.

LEARN MORE
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f: tarō
i: @taroyogapractice
e: taroyogapractice@gmail.com

BOOKING
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$40 / $35 Concession (for students & yoga teachers)

Please email taroyogapractice@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
 

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Chakra Balancing Workshop
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Chakra Balancing Workshop

Join Dina for a two-hour workshop to restore balance in your energetic and physical bodies by working with the seven chakra centres. Dina has been a teacher of movement for over a decade, and is also a certified Reiki practitioner. 

The evening will start with a short meditation and breath work, followed by an extended chakra balancing. The chakra balancing portion will consist of restorative yoga postures, sound therapy, aromatherapy, and visualized regression work for each chakra.

You will leave with a greater understanding of the psycho-somatic connection in your body, as well as knowledge of how to restore and achieve balance on your own. We will be doing light, restorative movement. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a notebook and pen if you wish to write down any thoughts. Bolsters will be provided however you may like to bring your own eye pillow for comfort as we will be laying on our backs for the majority of the session.

INVESTMENT
Remedy members $35
Non-members $40

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Book Here.

Note: To book, please follow the link the Remedy timetable, find the workshop listed under 31/3/17 and follow the links from there.  If you are not a member, you will need to create an account.  Alternately, you can call the studio at (03) 9681 9570 or e-mail connect@remedyyoga.com.au to reserve your space.

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Two-Day Chakra Balancing Immersion
Mar
25
to Mar 26

Two-Day Chakra Balancing Immersion

Friday 24th March (Part-One)    
Saturday 25th March (Part-Two)

In our special two-part chakra balancing immersion, you can book a spot in both sessions, or just one.

Part 1) An Experiential Guided Chakra Meditation

Join Dina in a two-part exploration of the chakras to find balance in your energetic and physical bodies through working with the seven chakra centres. Dina has been a teacher of movement for over a decade, and is also a certified Reiki practitioner.

The first evening on March 24th will start with a short meditation and breath work, followed by an extended chakra balancing. The chakra balancing portion will consist of restorative yoga postures, sound therapy, aromatherapy, and visualized regression work for each chakra. You will leave with a greater understanding of the psycho-somatic connection in your body, as well as knowledge of how to restore and achieve balance on your own.

Part 2) Chakra Balancing Soundscape

The second evening on March 25th will be a unique experiment of movement and sound, guided through the yogic teachings of Dina and set to the live electro-acoustic sound world created by Melbourne-based musician, Nat Grant.

Expect to go on an ethereal journey as we move through postures that bring deeper connections to the seven chakra centers, where we will explore the power of directing sound into various areas of the body through guided breathwork and sound meditation techniques in a Vinyasa yoga style.

A portion of the class will be dedicated to directing sound into various areas of the body through guided breathwork, chanting, and sound meditation techniques specifically designed to stimulate the energy in the chakra points. There will be a short discussion at the end of the practice to integrate both experiences and address questions.

About Nat: Nat Grant is a Melbourne-based renown percussionist, composer & sound designer. Her work explores intersections between improvisation, chance & intention in the development of sound as a sculptural medium. Her live performances integrate electronic processing & sampling with acoustic percussion instruments & found objects.

  • When: Two evenings – Friday March 24th (7.30-9.30pm) and Saturday March 25th (6.30pm-9pm)
  • Where: Mitcham studio
  • With: Dina Smirnova
  • Cost: $95 for the two workshops OR $55 for one workshop (20% off for unlimited members.

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Book Here.

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Yoga at Babylon Festival - Victoria
Mar
12
2:00 AM02:00

Yoga at Babylon Festival - Victoria

Join me for yoga at The Sanctuary inside of Babylon Festival.  The Wildwood and Gypsy & The Nomads camps have set up a healing tent, which will provide daily yoga, meditations, ecstatic dance classes, sound healings, live art, and live music. 

I will be teaching a yoga flow with guided meditation on Saturday 10 - 11:30 am and co-teaching a chill yoga flow class with Christy Champoise on Sunday 10 - 11:30 am. 

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New Year Goal Setting & Yoga Immersion
Jan
15
3:00 AM03:00

New Year Goal Setting & Yoga Immersion

Start your year fresh by coming to The A Life's first workshop of 2017.

In this intimate, 90-minute workshop you will learn our heart-centered approach to creating and living a life you love. This is an excellent opportunity to release anything that has limited you, as well as an opportunity to create an intention for yourself and your life that inspires joy, commitment, and action for the upcoming year.

We will start off with an energising yoga flow to lighten the body and spirit, take you through our step-by-step process of intention and goal-setting, and will finish with a juicy meditation. You will leave feeling energised, with tools to practice goal-setting visualisations and exercises on your own so you can experience your most abundant year yet!

The immersion will be led by our resident yoga instructor and meditation goddess, Dina Smirnova and founder of The A Life, Dr. Angela Baklis.

BOOKLETS, PENS & YOGA MATS PROVIDED

Tickets:
FREE.
REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED

Register here.

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Synthesis: Sound + Yoga
Nov
15
10:30 AM10:30

Synthesis: Sound + Yoga

Two unique sessions of yoga and live sound for Melbourne Music Week.

Expect to go on an ethereal journey as we move through postures that bring deeper connections to our hearts and minds. Each class will also explore the power of directing sound into various areas of the body through guided breathwork and sound meditation techniques in a Vinyasa yoga style. Nat Grant creates a live soundscape for this yoga class making this a holistic experience where one experiences the sound within the body.

The first hour of the practice will be dedicated to grounding ourselves into our bodies through breathwork, followed by postures that enhance the connection to the breath, and will end with restorative postures that will allow you to fully immerse yourself with the vibration of the sound. By attending either unique class, you will ultimately experience the powerful effects of live sound as it relates to transforming the energy of the body. You will leave the class feeling profoundly connected to yourself and completely integrated between the mind, heart, and body. In addition, upon leaving the class trendsetting tea artisans Storm in a Teacup have curated a flight of complimentary teas catered to the heart or mind.

This is an inclusive environment, although some prior yoga experience is recommended. This event is supported and part of Melbourne Music Week of Self Made presented by JBL.

Event information:

Venue: Chunky Move Studios 111 Sturt Street

Time: 14 November 2016

Class 1 (6:30 - 8 pm): Heart
Class 2 (8:30 - 10 pm): Mind

Tickets: $25.00

Ticket Link: http://mmw.melbourne.vic.gov.au/com_program/synthesis-sound-yoga/

About the artists:

Nat Grant is a renown percussionist, composer & sound designer. Her work explores intersections between improvisation, chance & intention in the development of sound as a sculptural medium. Her live performances integrate electronic processing & sampling with acoustic percussion instruments & found objects.

Dina Smirnova is a Reiki practitioner, yoga teacher & performing artist who has recently relocated to Melbourne from New York City. Dina brings a unique, creative edge to her classes & is passionate about providing the space for her students to connect to themselves through movement & sound. She was behind the sold out events YogaDrake as part of City of Maribrynong in 2015 and Deep House Yoga as part of Gertrude Street Projection Festival.

This event is not wheelchair accessible.

Press Contact: Jonathan Homsey, jonathan@jonathanhomsey.com

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Chakra Balancing Workshop
Aug
14
6:30 AM06:30

Chakra Balancing Workshop

Join Dina Smirnova, newly relocated to Melbourne from New York City, in a two hour workshop to find balance in your energetic and physical body through working with the seven chakra centres. Dina has been a teacher of movement for over a decade, and is also a certified Reiki practitioner.

The session will start with a short meditation and breath work, followed by an extended chakra balancing.  The chakra balancing portion will consist of restorative yoga postures, sound therapy, aromatherapy, and visualized regression work for each chakra.  You will leave with a greater understanding of the psycho-somatic connection in your body, as well as different techniques to restore and achieve balance on your own.

We will be doing light, restorative movement.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a notebook and pen if you wish to write down any thoughts. Bringing a pillow and eye pillow is highly recommended for comfort as we will be laying on our backs for the majority of the session. Mats, blankets, tea and treats after the session will be provided.

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Chakra Balancing Workshop
Jul
24
7:00 AM07:00

Chakra Balancing Workshop

Join Dina Smirnova for a 2 hour introduction to the seven main energy centres in the body, known as chakras. Restore balance in your emotional being and physical body through guided meditation, Pranayama, restorative yoga and energy-work techniques associated with the seven chakra points. Each chakra correlates to specific body ailments and physical dysfunctions; these energy centres also house our mental and emotional strengths. This workshop will explore common identifiers of imbalances in each chakra and will end with a group chakra balancing to reinstate energetic equilibrium. Dina will offer an energy healing that involves elements of nada yoga (bringing sound through the chakras) and aromatherapy. You will leave with a greater understanding of the psycho-somatic connection in your body, as well as different techniques to restore and achieve balance.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME!

BOOK: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=220279

Photo credit: Heather Lighton Photography for Good Vibes Yoga @heather_lighton_photography

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GSPF Vinyasa Yoga with Live Sound & Projections
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

GSPF Vinyasa Yoga with Live Sound & Projections

Join Dina Smirnova, a yoga teacher fresh from New York City, for an audiovisual collaboration of Vinyasa yoga with live sound and projections. Dina will guide students through a sixty minute yoga class, set to the deep house sounds of Melbourne-based DJ DEAMS and live projections by VJ Krystal Schultheiss. This event is sponsored by The Gertrude Street Projection Festival (www.gspf.com.au).

Please make sure to arrive a few minutes early and bring your yoga mat, as limited mats will be available at the door. All levels are welcome!

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BOOK HERE (This is a very intimate event and will likely sell out):
https://trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=213336

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
DINA (YOGA): www.dinasmirnova.com
DEAMS (SOUND): www.soundcloud.com/vividdeams
KRYSTAL (PROJECTIONS): https://vimeo.com/64795962

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Vinyasa Flow with Live Sound
Jul
9
8:00 AM08:00

Vinyasa Flow with Live Sound

Welcome the winter season in this unique experiment of movement and sound guided through the yogic teachings of Dina and set to the live electro-acoustic sound world created by Nat.

Expect to go on an ethereal journey as we move through one hour of movement that stimulates the base and throat chakras, followed by a half hour of restorative postures bathed in sound.  This class will also explore the power of directing sound into various areas of the body through guided breathwork and sound meditation techniques.

This is an inclusive environment, although some prior yoga experience is recommended.  Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in, and bring a mat and water (mats and water will not be available at the venue for purchase).

DINA is a Reiki practitioner, yoga teacher & performing artist who has recently relocated to Melbourne from New York City.  Dina brings a unique, creative edge to her classes & is passionate about providing the space for her students to realise themselves through movement & sound.

NAT is a percussionist, composer, & sound designer.  Her work explores intersections between improvisation, chance and intention in the development of sound as a sculptural medium. Her live performances integrate electronic processing and sampling with acoustic percussion instruments and found objects.

Please follow the link provided to book your space: http://ticketebo.com.au/yogasoundscape

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Vessel
Nov
19
to Nov 23

Vessel

  • Bluestone Church Arts Space (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're in the Melbourne area, come experience Vessel, a 5 day performance art piece based on the chakra system.  I'll be focusing my experience on opening the root and sacral chakras.

The show will feature choreographer Jonathan Homsey, visual artist Katherine Gailer, Composer Nat Grant, lighting designer Janine Parker, and movement collaborators Lucy Doherty and Courtney Hale.

Please visit www.jonathanhomsey.com for more information.

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Chakra Balancing Series III
Feb
8
5:30 AM05:30

Chakra Balancing Series III

The intention of the three-part chakra balancing series is to introduce you to the techniques and benefits of energy work. You will gain access to finding balance in your energetic and physical body through working with the seven chakra points.  The focal point of this particular day will be the third eye and crown chakras.

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Chakra Balancing Series II
Jan
11
5:30 AM05:30

Chakra Balancing Series II

The intention of the three-part chakra balancing series is to introduce you to the techniques and benefits of energy work. You will gain access to finding balance in your energetic and physical body through working with the seven chakra points.  The focal point of this particular day will be the solar plexus, heart, and throat chakras.

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Chakra Balancing Series I
Dec
7
5:30 AM05:30

Chakra Balancing Series I

The intention of the three-part chakra balancing series is to introduce you to the techniques and benefits of energy work. You will gain access to finding balance in your energetic and physical body through working with the seven chakra points.  The focal point of this particular day will be the root and sacral chakras.

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Ultimate Relaxation: A Pre-holiday Retreat
Nov
26
11:00 AM11:00

Ultimate Relaxation: A Pre-holiday Retreat

  • Devotion Yoga Urban Sanctuary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Imagine two and a half hours without a care in the world, relaxing in your favorite restorative yoga posture, fully supported, cozy...then you begin to get an amazing relaxation massage treatment coupled with a mini-Reiki energy healing session to send you right into the most blissful yoga experience ever!

Join me as I provide Reiki energy healing, Megan Doolen as she does massage work, and Liza Bertini who will be leading the yoga class and providing reflexology.  We will send you off into the holiday season relaxed, rejuvenated and reconnected. Give yourself this gift of ultimate relaxation; you deserve it!

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Introduction to Energy
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Introduction to Energy

  • Devotion Yoga Urban Sanctuary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This one-hour workshop is perfect for those who are curious about energy work and have not experienced a healing session. Included is an overview on what you can expect during a session with me, the benefits of energy work, and an opportunity to have questions addressed. The second half of the workshop will include breathing and awareness-building exercises, a walk-through of the chakras, and a meditation.

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