Our friends at East of Eden yoga studios in Walthamstow are offering you and a friend the chance to get zen at one of their yoga and sound healing Ommersion workshops, (usually £50). Read on for competition details…
This competition is now closed. The winner is: Amy Bramble Yoga – well done!
If you’re in need of some downtime – a couple of hours to be calm, quiet and meditative – this competition is for you. Led by Naomi Costantino, who we interviewed yesterday about becoming a yoga teacher and setting up East of Eden yoga studios in Walthamstow, and Ali Gunnel (sound healing) – this is a two-hour, immersive yin yoga and sound healing experience. And it ends with a vegan tonic to ground and revitalise.
The competition winner can take a friend – or mother, father, sister, brother, lover, adult child – along for the ride, as we have two tickets to give away… (and sometimes it’s just a bit more fun going along with someone else). The competition prize is worth £50.
Here’s what’s involved…
Yin Yoga led by Naomi Costantino
Naomi’s experience of yin yoga has had a profound impact on her both her personal practice and her approach to teaching. Naomi has studied with Paul Grilley and is inspired by the teachings of Bernie Clark.
Fusing these teachers with her long time love of Caroline Myss’s work on sacred anatomy – Naomi’s classes focus on using the power of breath with intention and awareness to move through the deeper physical and emotional layers of the body.
Sound Healing with Ali Gunning
For me, yoga is the path of transformation, surrender and faith. Guided by my own personal practise of Babaji’s kriya yoga, I’ve been lucky enough to share my passion in classes, retreats, workshops and teacher trainings in the UK and India.
I completed 500 hours of teacher training with akhanda yoga in Rishikesh and Integrated Yoga Therapy with vashista yoga in Kerala. India has always been my inspiration and I travel back every year to wander, be and plug back into the source!
In recent years I’ve been drawn to the deeper reaches of yin yoga and exploring the gong teachings; studying with grand gong master Don Conreaux, Tone of Life’s Abby & Tom and Sheila Whittaker. It was yoga that drew me into sound, through the power of mantra – reluctantly at first, terrified of my own voice! It seemed that sound was the source of it all and I had to go deeper into this creative power. Next came an introduction to gong, experimenting with breath, movement and sound and a spiralling collection of gongs and other instruments.
I offer a sound journey centred around various high quality Paiste gongs, interwoven with singing bowls, voice, elemental sounds and the odd tuning fork. For me the gong with its dazzling frequencies and richness of overtones, offers the greatest potential for self healing and an experience of yoga (union) in a group context. It can sound, all at once, ancient and futuristic, earthy and other-worldy – there is something for every ear to follow, whether musically attuned or not.
We are all on the same level, literally, laying on the floor with eyes closed – without the constraints or comparisons of the ego. There is no need to be a physically fit yogi or to even muster up a burst of energy after a long hard week – just to be guided into relaxation and bathed in sound.
Some people will see colours and visuals, others fall into a deeply healing sleep – emotions can be resolved, insight may arise. There is no right or wrong, just your own unique experience – each practise is different for each and everyone, each and every time.
Click here to read more about the benefits of sound healing.
Raw Energy and Grounding Tonic provided by Moody Mango
This herbal tonic blend combines eight different vegan and gluten free ingredients including:
- Cacao, a powerful plant medicine full of antioxidants and minerals.
- Maca root to give you a boost of energy balanced with chaga mushroom which can help protect against DNA damage and oxidation, helping to slow the ageing process and support longevity.
- Ashwangandha, a potent root, which calms the bodys physiological and nervous system.
- Free from refined sugar our herbal tonic is sweetened with coconut sugar.
- The base of the blend is almond milk. The tonic is warmed to activate the herbs.
To enter the competition, simply:
– ‘Like’ our Facebook page and share the competition post (if you’ve already ‘liked’ the page, just share the post)
– Follow us on Instagram and post a picture telling us why you’d like to go to an Ommersion workshop at East of Eden in Walthamstow. Make sure you @-mention @the_early_hour and @eastofeden17.
– Follow us on Twitter and tweet @theearlyhour – telling us why you’d like to go to an Ommersion workshop at East of Eden in Walthamstow, @-mentioning @theearlyhour and @eastofeden17.
– Or sign up to our mailing list (see the envelope icon on the homepage)
The workshops take place on the last Saturday of the month, in the evening – 7.30pm-9.30pm. The winner is entitled to two tickets to an Ommersion workshop – for themselves and a friend, worth £50 in total.
Terms & Conditions
A winner will be picked at random and notified shortly after the closing date – 31/08/2016 at midnight: UK time. Entrants must be 18 or over. The dates of the workshop are to be arranged directly with East of Eden (after an introduction from The Early Hour) and are subject to availability. No cash alternative to the prize will be offered. The prize is not transferable. The prize is subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute the prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.