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 ++
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.
FB - The Sound Weaver or Jacinta Percy
P - 0498 489 165
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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.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thesoundweaversings/
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.