Psychedelic Yoga: Yoga for the preparation, navigation & integration of the psychedelic experience.
In this session, we’ll focus on the Buddhist concept of the brahmaviharas; the four divine abodes of the heart, which are love, compassion, empathetic joy & equanimity. By fixing our attention from our head to our heart, we can quieten the mind and view ourselves and others with loving kindness. In this practice, the individual self dissolves & we become one with universal love.
Alongside postures, pranayama, mudras & mantra, we will be combining meditation techniques & sound, to enter an enhanced state of consciousness. This sound meditation will be created with a 38” Sun Gong, Tibetan & crystal singing bowls, steel tongued & shamanic drums, ocean drum, harmonica, shruti box & shanti chimes.
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 £11
Unfortunately no tickets will be available on the door.
What is Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation?
There are many parallels between the states of consciousness that can be reached through yoga & the psychedelic experience. In ‘Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation’, we aim to equip participants with yogic techniques to prepare the body & mind for the psychedelic experience, whilst practicing tools which can assist in the navigation & integration of those experiences. Each session has a different theme & a guided sound meditation created for that theme. The ‘sound meditation’ is designed to enable participants to journey within, facilitating enhanced states of consciousness. Participants will be guided through processes designed to enable them to develop deeper connections with themselves & one another. Sessions will include postures, breathing techniques, mantras, mudras, philosophy, meditation & sound, in a supportive, fun & friendly environment.
The yoga postures & meditation techniques are drawn from a wide range of disciplines and can be practiced by all levels of ability.
Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation was created by Jamie & Phil from Infinite Spirit Sounds, in association with The Psychedelic Society.
The session will be 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 has also trained in ‘dream song’ with the Yoga Nidra network.
Jamie is a qualified sound healer & gong practitioner, trained by gongmaster Sheila Whittaker, with the College of Sound Healing. He works with sound & meditative techniques to invoke & facilitate enhanced states of consciousness for healing. Alongside Psychedelic Sound Journeys, Jamie offers individual sound healing sessions & co-facilitates the monthly events ‘All-Night Psychedelic Gong Bath’ & ‘Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation’.
Phil & Jamie organise regular sound healing & yoga events in London, and have worked across the U.K & in the Netherlands. You can find out more about their work, see photos from past events and get information about coming sessions @ www.infinitespiritsounds.com & www.facebook.com/PsychedelicYoga/
Jamie & Phil both have extensive experience of personal work with psychedelic medicines. They have also facilitated on The Psychedelic Experience weekends in the Netherlands organised by The Psychedelic Society, combining yoga & sound healing to enhance participants journeys within.
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