Mystic Poetry, Bhakti Song and Total Yoga Nidra Evening | LONDON
10 September 2016 | 18:30 - 20:30
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Sivani Mata Francis, Antarma Anthony Buckland and Aloka Pagrut
at The Life Centre Islington, 1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH
Welcome to a magical web of mystic poetry, devotional music and song: an enchanting, heartwarming evening of the poetry and songs of Lalla (and friends), interwoven with kirtan (devotional song) and yoga nidra (yogic sleep).
I call for a loving gathering in our hearts,
Where all the mystic poets can dance together.
Where Blake and Rumi both shall laugh, while naked Lalla sings;
Where Yeats makes love with Mirabai, while John sees Julian smile.
Where heartsong warms us all so deep that bounds of sadness break.
Oh what a joyous day it is
When Emily at last shall kiss her darling rascal, sweet Hafiz!
Join us for this deliciously nourishing evening of mystic poetry and devotional song from the Bhakti Yoga, Shakta Tantra and Sufi traditions. Feast on the inspirational songs of Lalla, the Kashmiri mystic yogini, and be nurtured by the sweet sounds of kirtan and mantra in praise of the deep feminine, the supreme power of life herself, Devi Ma, Parashakti.
Sivani Mata’s soulful singing sets mantra and the words of Lalla to sweet melodies and nurturing rhythms. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli shines a contemporary light on the beauty of Lalla’s songs and poems, with simplicity and passion. Antarma and Aloka share devotional mantra and heartfelt songs in praise of all aspects of the Divine Mother. Together, these four lovers of the sounds of the awakened heart space will be sharing selections from Lalla, and from Sanskrit mantra and Bhakti song for your delight, enjoyment and inspiration.
The whole evening is held within a nourishing and restful space of informal and nurturing Total Yoga Nidra, delivered by Uma in response to the spirits and needs of those attending. When you arrive you’ll be invited to lay down and rest in welcome comfort and warmth for twenty minutes before the beginning of the songs, poems, mantra and kirtan. At the end of the evening there will be a short Total Yoga Nidra ‘coda’, a time to integrate and settle with all that has been shared. There will also be tasty treats to enjoy at the end of the evening. Come prepared to be enchanted and nourished in heart, body and soul by these voices from the heart.
1900 prompt arrivals (please) and settling for Total Yoga Nidra welcome
1920 - 2040 - Lalla and friends: songs and poems
2040 - 2100 - Total Yoga Nidra to nourish and close.
Find out more about those sharing on this evening:
For BOOKINGS go to: www.thelifecentre.com/workshops-and-courses/tlc-workshops/mystic-poetry-...
Drawing of Matangi by Sivani Mata Francis