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Kirtan with Dave Stinger and "Mantra" documentary screening

March 26, 2020

Come join us for a magical evening of wisdom and devotion with Dave Stringer and special guest Rónán O' Snodaigh from Kíla .

 

Kirtan is a folk musical form that arose from the devotional Bhakti yoga movement of 15th century India. The primary musical feature of kirtan is the use of call and response, a figure that also deeply informs Western bluegrass, gospel music and jazz. The form is simple: a lead group calls out the melodies and the mantras. The crowd responds, clapping and dancing as the rhythms build and accelerate.

The intention of Kirtan is consciousness-transformative, directing the singers to vanish into the song as drops merge into the ocean. The mantras are primarily recitations of names and qualities given to the divine, expressing elemental philosophical principles. But perhaps the true understanding of the mantras can be found in the sense of unity, well-being and timelessness that they elicit. The mantras quiet the mind, and the music frees the heart. Ecstasy is both the process and the product.

Dave Stringer

Dave Stringer is a Grammy-nominated producer, musician and songwriter who has been widely profiled as one of the most innovative artists of the modern Yoga movement. He's both an inspiring singer and a compelling public speaker, resolving neuroscience, yoga philosophy and art into a participatory theatrical experience. He is featured in the documentary films Mantra: Sounds Into Silence and The Power of Mantra and has toured extensively, leading concerts, workshops and retreats all over the world.

Mantra: Sounds Into Silence documentary:
MANTRA – Sounds into Silence is a feature-length documentary that charts the history, expansion and effect of the new music and social phenomenon of chanting. It focuses on the everyday people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together with others just like them, but it also features the artists and musicians who are the focus of this new music-based movement. It’s a film about spirituality not religion, it’s about people reconnecting with their true selves and finding meaning in their lives.

As our characters’ stories about their connection to the music unfold, we meet the musicians who have inspired them deeply. Through these encounters, we will discover how Deva Primal & Miten, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Lama Gyurme, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi and others came to this music themselves and to the practice of Kirtan*, and how, over the years, it transformed their lives too.

Prices €30 prepay and €35 on door. Booking is essential so don't miss this unique and wonderful experience. Arrival time 6.40pm, Movie starts 7pm, Kirtan 8.30pm.

4 week Meditation course

This is a 4 week meditation course. It runs from Feb 27th to March 19th 2020. The price is €65. If you have already attended this course you are welcome to join on a drop in basis and pay €15 per attendance.

 

A regular meditation practice brings a wide range of benefits to support our mental, emotional and physical health. On the emotional level, it works with reducing stress, worry, fear and anxiety, while promoting more positive social connections, improving mood and emotional intelligence.

Through out the weekly classes, will be working on increasing mental strength and ability to focus, increasing cognitive skills and creative thinking and overall better information processing.

The physical body also greatly benefits from a meditation practice. It helps improve the immune system, increase energy levels and help reduce blood pressure.

Over the four sessions of this course you will get to learn and practice a number of various meditation techniques and breathing techniques, to find what works best for you.

We will cover areas of:
Correct seated posture.
Stretches to open hips and lower back to sit comfortably for meditation.
Correct breathing.
Multiple meditation techniques.
Multiple breathing techniques.
Tips on making your practice steady and regular.


 

Sound Journey Meditation

March 20, 2020

Join Dee O’Connor, Sound & Energy Therapist and Coach for up to 90 minutes of a Sound Journey Meditation at 7.30pm to 9pm here at the Yoga Loft Cork

Described as the Ultimate Relaxation Experience.

Sound bath is great for stress relief and that helps with anxiety, daily worries, physical ailments and emotional issues.

Wash away your stress and everything that is not serving you with a relaxing sound bath. Feel the healing power of the Tibetan bowls, the gong, chimes, rain stick and ocean drum.

Please bring a pillow, blankets and/or duvet, yoga mat, sleeping bag etc, for you to lie on to make your experience as relaxing as possible.

DISCLAIMER: Sound therapy may not be recommended for people with epilepsy, pacemaker, and in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Booking Essential


The cost is €15

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