- Wed 24th Jan 2018, 7:15pm – 9pm
- Eastbourne House Arts, Eastbourne House, Bullards Place, E2 0PT
- Facebook event
Psychedelic Yoga: Yoga for the preparation, navigation & integration of the psychedelic experience.
The first Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation session for 2018 will take place on Wednesday 24th January.
The theme of this session is ‘intention setting’. We will explore how ‘intention,’ which in yogic terms is called ‘Sankalpa,’ can have a profound effect on transforming our daily lives and consequently the world around us. We will also focus on the benefit of setting intentions before taking part in a psychedelic experience and the ways in which this can significantly transform the experience itself.
Alongside postures, breathing techniques and philosophy, there will be a guided sound meditation, enabling you to journey beyond the ego, contact your heartfelt intentions and bring about change for the forthcoming year. The sound meditation will be created with a 38” Sun Gong, Tibetan & crystal singing bowls, steel tongued & shamanic drums, ocean drum & shanti chimes.
What is Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation?
There are many parallels between the states of consciousness that can be reached through yoga & meditation and those during the psychedelic experience. In Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation, we explore the common wisdom of yoga & psychedelics, working with postures, breath-work, philosophy, meditation & sound, in a supportive and friendly environment.
The yoga postures & meditation
techniques are drawn from a wide range of
disciplines and can be practiced by all levels of
Phil & Jamie created Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation in association with The Psychedelic Society.
The class is led by Phil, who has practised yoga and meditation since 1971. He has studied in the UK and India with the Ramakrisha Vedanta Centre, the Shivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order and the Rigpa Organisation. He became qualified as a yoga teacher in 2001 through the British Wheel of Yoga and trained in Pranayama Yoga in 2002.
Jamie is a sound healer &
gong practitioner, who has trained with the College of Sound Healing. He is an
experienced meditator and a passionate advocate of the healing potential of
plant medicines, sound & meditation. He brings his experience of combining
these areas to co-create the sound journeys, vocal sounding sessions &
guided meditations in Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation.
Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7.15pm start. The session lasts for 1hrs 45 mins. We invite you to join us for a cup of tea & social at the end of the session.
Yoga mats & blankets are provided.
Standard tickets are £15 / Concessions are £12. Unfortunately no tickets will be available on the door.
Find out about future events & check out photos from recent sessions by visiting the Psychedelic Yoga Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/PsychedelicYoga/
These sessions aren’t designed for people to take psychedelics at. However, The Psychedelic Society does organise ‘Psychedelic Experience Weekends’ - for more information please visit http://psychedelicsociety.org.uk/experience-weekends.
Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation Testimonials:
“Psychedelic yoga experience is so much more than your average yoga class. Every event is prepared and delivered with a lot of love and care and it's unique every time…Meditation, yoga, chanting and the sound bath all together was indeed a very healing beautiful treat.” Linda
“The discussion and meditation explored ideas of consciousness and perception that people who have taken psychedelics have experienced, but others might be familiar with from dreams or meditative states. It’s a really thoughtful class for anyone interested in combining aspects of diverse practices into a coherently flowing yoga and meditation session.” Stacy H