Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation
- Wed 29th Nov 2017, 7:15pm – 9:15pm
- Eastbourne House Arts, Eastbourne House, Bullards Place, E2 0PT
- Facebook event
Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation: Yogic techniques to navigate the psychedelic experience
The next session will take place on Wednesday 29th November!
"From form to formless & from finite to infinite" – In this session, alongside postures, pranayama & a sound journey, we will be practicing several guided meditations, inspired by dualistic and non-dualistic understandings of the psychedelic experience. These meditations will explore both the use of spirit guides who assist us in journeying in dualistic realms of consciousness, and the egoless experience of oneness, found in the non-dualistic state of consciousness.
The guided meditation will be accompanied by a sound journey created with a 38” Planet Gong & 32" Symphonic Gong, Tibetan & crystal singing bowls, shamanic & steel tongued drums & 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 ability.
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 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 sound, breath-work & 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 and the session lasts 2 hours. Yoga mats & blankets are provided.
Unfortunately no tickets will be available on the door.
Standard tickets are £15 / Concessions are £12 (We decided to raise the ticket price by £2 so we can pay for extra time in the space & extended the sessions by half an hour. We have so many ideas we want to bring to the sessions, including the opportunity for a deeper meditation & sound journey experience)
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