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Weekly

Ananda Online Meditation

Wednesdays 7am – 8am

Fridays 7am – 8am

 Sundays 7pm – 8pm

Chanting, meditation, inspiration and world healing prayers

Everyone welcome!
Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, includes readings, chanting, silent meditation, and healing prayers.  A great tool for facing life’s many challenges, meditation helps us to live wisely and well!

Please also contact me if you would like to learn to meditate

By Donation –  more info here

Monthly

Restorative Yoga & Deep Relaxation, Online

First Friday of every month 7pm – 8pm

Next class 1st March

“I relax and cast aside all mental burdens” (Yogananda)

A sublimely relaxing session that brings balance and calm,and eases stress and anxiety.  You are encouraged to relax fully and breathe into the postures, while being supported by bolsters and blocks (or pillows and cushions).  It not only feels heavenly, but gives permission for  muscles to soften and relax, increasing flexibility without strain.  Supports the healing of physical and emotional stress-related issues.  Takes us into the heart space where we can access our inner joy.

Healing affirmations are used during the class to take our awareness more inwards.

A really good choice too for fibromyalgia, CFS, sleep issues and many other health issues.  And for people who do too much! (pretty much all of us!)

Investment £8

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Workshops/Events 2024

Love, Lace and Thunder!

awaken your heart and soul with devotional poetry

A guided and beautifully inspiring sharing of Yogananda’s devotional writings
Starts Wednesday 13th March for four Wednesdays
8pm – 9.15pm
Yogananda’s writings, whether prose or poetry, is embroidered like fine lace, but is fuelled by Divine love. When you hear him speaking or chanting you can feel the power of thunder booming through your being!
Join us for these four Wednesday evenings, where Yogananda’s devotion will guide you into the realms of your soul as we share and meditate deeply on his words.
If you are devotional by nature, you will feel totally at home with this course,and if you feel you would like to develop devotion in your own life, this is a great place to start.
“I was made for Thee alone. I was made for dropping flowers of devotion
gently at Thy feet on the altar of the morning”
Yogananda
When we take words such as these deeply into our heart in a meditative way, they can evoke a depth of joy and connection within us, that is only hinted at through reading them. Though we may often read Yogananda’s beautiful prose, taking time to meditate on it isn’t always our focus. Setting aside this time for this course is likely to open up in you an ever-deepening attunement to Yogananda, or simply awaken greater joy within you, whatever path you follow in life.
Your hosts for these evenings are Nalini and Stan, both of whom have been inspired along the path for many years by these heart-opening, soul-stirring writings.
‘Joy is within you’ – come and dive deep into it with us!
Course cost is £39 for the four weeks

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‘How to Find Safety, Security and Stability in a Chaotic World’

Ananda Meditation Retreat

Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th April 2024

St Katharine’s, Henley-on-Thames

Our retreats are a deep and joyful experience and a great blend of meditation, kirtans (devotional chanting), satsang, nature walks, community, and classes on subjects related to the universal teachings of Yogananada.

For this retreat, the focus is on ‘How to Find Safety, Security and Stability in a Chaotic World’.  As it becomes ever-clearer that we cannot find these things in the world today, we can look deeper into teachings and practices that take us into the realms of true security – within ourselves.  Meditation doesn’t take away the tests and trials that come into our lives, but a regular practice can give us an inner strength and understanding that carry us through turbulent times.

Retreats are a great opportunity to reset, relax and touch our inner strength.

 

Nayaswami Uma from Ananda Assisi will be joining us for this one and sharing her many many years of experience and deep wisdom.  Uma was a founding member of Ananda in California, and it will be great to have her with us again.  She has a lot of heart energy, and brings warmth, humour and realism to her teaching and sharing, making it accessible to all, wherever we are at in life. The teachings of Yogananda, along with the practices he taught, open us to a bigger reality where inner peace, strength and joy can manifest.

‘Joy is within you’!

The retreat program includes: Morning and evening meditations, Kirtan, Inspirational classes and satsangs with Uma and other teachers, Ananda’s ‘Purification Ceremony’, 24 hours of silent retreat from Friday evening to Saturday evening, Ananda’s beautiful and uplifting ‘Sunday Service’, and time to connect with nature, with each other, and with your inner Self.

This retreat is open to all who are interested in finding inner peace and stability, and who have some experience of meditation.  Feel free to contact us if you would like to know more, or chat about the retreat before booking.

Full info – click here

Practical Magic –  Herbal and Aromatherapy Wellbeing Workshop

Saturday 14th July – 10.30 – 13.30

Sussex Prairie Gardens, Henfield

 

Out in your back garden, or the local hedgerows, you will be amazed at the array of common plants and herbs that you can use to make you look and feel better!

 On this morning of immersion into nature and healing, you will learn loads about the properties of common plants and herbs, and how to transform them into gorgeous products for you and your friends and family.

 We’ll be making cooling lotions and potions, protective lip balms and nourishing summer facial products.  You’ll also be out round the gardens for a meditative walk too.  And of course, you have free entry to the gardens all afternoon.

Nalini will guide you on a morning of creativity, nature and healing and teach you some ‘Practical Magic’ to take home with you. From gathering herbs and making products, to meditative moments and peacefulness, these workshops will appeal to both the practical and the mystical – open to everyone who would love to know more about healing herbs, wild plants, skincare, aromatherapy and natural remedies.

You will go home with skincare and healing products you make on the day, all materials supplied.

Nalini is specialised in this area and has had her own line of natural products for years, cultivating a lot of the ingredients for them in her own garden. She loves running these informative workshops and sharing her passion and knowledge – a morning filled with wisdom, connection and fun.

Investment £65 including all materials for making products, and a wealth of info to take home with you.  Coffee and biscuits too.

Book here by Paypal

 

Practical Magic –  Herbal and Aromatherapy Wellbeing Workshop

Wednesday 14th August – 10.30 – 13.30

Sussex Prairie Gardens, Henfield

Out in your back garden, or the local hedgerows, you will be amazed at the array of common plants and herbs that you can use to make you look and feel better! 

 On this morning of immersion into nature and healing, you will learn loads about the properties of common plants and herbs, and how to transform them into gorgeous products for you and your friends and family.

 We’ll be making some great products including aromatherapy perfumes, a nourishing facial oil and other goodies.  You’ll also be out round the gardens for a meditative walk too.  And of course, you have free entry to the gardens all afternoon

Nalini will guide you on a morning of creativity, nature and healing and teach you some ‘Practical Magic’ to take home with you. From gathering herbs and making products, to meditative moments and peacefulness, these workshops will appeal to both the practical and the mystical – open to everyone who would love to know more about healing herbs, wild plants, skincare, aromatherapy and natural remedies.

You will go home with skincare and healing products you make on the day, all materials supplied.

Nalini is specialised in this area and has had her own line of natural products for years, cultivating a lot of the ingredients for them in her own garden. She loves running these informative workshops and sharing her passion and knowledge – a morning filled with wisdom, connection and fun.

Investment £65 including all materials for making products, and a wealth of info to take home with you.  Coffee and biscuits too.

Book here by Paypal

 

Practical Magic –  Herbal and Aromatherapy Wellbeing Workshop

Winter Lotions and Potions

Friday 6th September – 10.30 – 13.30

Sussex Prairie Gardens, Henfield

Out in your back garden, or the local hedgerows, you will be amazed at the array of common plants and herbs that you can use to make you look and feel better!

 On this morning of immersion into nature and healing, you will learn loads about the properties of common plants and herbs, and how to transform them into gorgeous products for you and your friends and family.

 We’ll be focusing on warming and soothing winter remedies and lotions and potions in this workshop as we head towards the cooler seasons.  You’ll also be out round the gardens for a meditative walk too.  And of course, you have free entry to the gardens all afternoon.

Nalini will guide you on a morning of creativity, nature and healing and teach you some ‘Practical Magic’ to take home with you. From gathering herbs and making products, to meditative moments and peacefulness, these workshops will appeal to both the practical and the mystical – open to everyone who would love to know more about healing herbs, wild plants, skincare, aromatherapy and natural remedies.

You will go home with skincare and healing products you make on the day, all materials supplied.

Nalini is specialised in this area and has had her own line of natural products for years, cultivating a lot of the ingredients for them in her own garden. She loves running these informative workshops and sharing her passion and knowledge – a morning filled with wisdom, connection and fun.

Investment £65 including all materials for making products, and a wealth of info to take home with you.  Coffee and biscuits too.

Book here by Paypal

 


 

“I have participated on a variety of Nalini’s workshops and courses and loved them all! I could go as far as saying they have transformed my outlook on life: The herbal workshops have reconnected me to nature and opened my eyes to the chemicals in commercial products; her yoga and nidra have been the tonic to a fast paced life.  However, Nalini has been much more then a teacher- I would definitely describe her as a life coach for women’s wellness! Thank you Nalini- look forward to another workshop”! (Vicki Fitzpatrick, teacher)

“Thank you for a wonderful morning of dance and yoga nidra.  Every time it is a different experience and I take away new ideas and realisations.  It is so enjoyable and revitalising, and unlike anything else” (Regular Dancemantra attendee)

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