ABOUT THE EVENING
Join us for a three-hour workshop invoking the Hindu god, Ganesha, co-facilitated by Dina Smirnova and Jacinta Percy. This is the first evening of a monthly gathering 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.
Ganesha’s energetic is especially powerful for grounding, creatively navigating obstacles in your path, and shifting the context in an area of your life that is calling for a new perspective. Some examples of where this energy may be present or needed include: starting a new business, finding a new home, creating a new focus where you feel clarity is missing, or taking actions inspired by new possibilities.
This gathering is an opportunity to powerfully shift energy as we transition from autumn into winter. We intend to create an intimate and potent container, thus there is a limited capacity of 20 people.
The evening will include:
+ Intention setting and gratitude
+ An invocation of Ganesha through mantra and kirtan
+ A Hatha yoga practice focused on moving stagnation in our lower chakras and connecting us to the Earth
+ 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 the energy of Ganesha into your physical and energetic bodies
+ Having good luck on your side
Please bring a pen, notebook, water, a cushion to sit on for kirtan, 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 ++
Early Bird Rate (limited number of tickets): $40
Standard Rate: $49
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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.
The Sound Weaver Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jacintasinging/
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.
ABOUT THE EVENING