Himalayan Yoga Retreat
May
1
May 14

Himalayan Yoga Retreat

Connect with space. The vast Himalayan landscape, breathe clear fresh cleansing air and give yourself a break from your daily routines to take part in a holistic pilgrimage through the inspiring Himalayas. 

Experience the eye opening wonder of the stunning views and scenery, yoga, immersion into a traditional Sherpa way of life which is still very much steeped in Tibetan Buddhism and a lot of time to relax, reflect, learn and experience. 

This experience is very much about mindfulness and retreat. If you’ve always dreamed of discovering symbiosis with nature and life, then following this path will be the right choice. Among the mountains and valleys you will experience an interaction with people who live in the villages where Moving Mountains (https://www.adventurealternative.com/moving-mountains/) have been working for many years, and learn about the Buddhist way of life from the local Sherpa people and their Lamas. Trekking in the Himalayas, you can find your inner self and open your mind to this beautiful traditional part of the world.

The trek comes across various villages, overlooks valleys and rivers, and takes a glimpse at curious yaks, working farmers and playing children. Upon your arrival at the villages of Bupsa and Bumburi where our charity has built two monasteries, friendly villagers will welcome you to their homes and community. The yoga and meditation classes, as well as connecting with the Moving Mountains projects in this area, are an opportunity to experience conscious tourism; it offers great experiences, by taking care of your well-being and spiritual prosperity as much as this trip will be contributing to sustaining local communities.

This holiday is arranged by the Alternative Adventure. You will be accompanied by experienced Sherpa guides and Yoga & Meditation Facilitator, Jessica Brookes. Jessica will guide you into spaces of stillness to bring about a deeper awareness and connection. A world traveller herself, she encourages you to explore within; to reveal and empower you on your journey of self discovery. During this holiday she will provide a daily yoga and meditation program bringing ancient practices of the East such as Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Baths, Mantra and a gentle Hatha Yoga Practice to nourish your mind, body and soul.

You will also meet with a Tibetan Buddhist Lama who will hold Dharma Talks in the beautiful monasteries that we have helped to build in the area, sharing the enlightening practices of Buddhism and the essential tenets of this philosophy that is deeply embedded in the culture here. With comfortable accommodation, delicious local food and English speaking staff, this is a chance to get off the busy trail and experience something very unique and special in the breath-taking backdrop of the Himalayas.

THE HIMALAYAN YOGA RETREAT COST - £1245.00 - £1515.00*

*The price shown depends on the number of people. If we have 5 people, which is the minimum sized group for the trip to run, then the cost will be £1515pp. If we have a group of ten people the cost per person reduces to £1245pp.

Includes
- Experienced, professional English speaking local guides throughout the journey and British Yoga & Meditation Facilitator, Jessica Brookes
- Daily morning Yoga in the Himalayas (10 classes)
- Evening meditations including Restorative Singing Bowl Sound Baths, Kundalini meditation and Mantras with Jessica Brookes (11 classes)
- Dharma and cultural immersion experiences with Tibetan Buddhist Lama and the local villagers in the communities we visit.
- Accommodation throughout the mountain ranges provided in lodges, tea houses and home-stays in the mountains
- All meals with a hot drink (not including bottled water) throughout the trek and in the villages
- Guidance and experiences with Tibetan Lama in the village
- All airport transfers in Nepal
- Flights from Kathmandu to Phaplu and Lukla to Kathmandu

Excludes
- International return airfare to Nepal
- Nepalese Visa ($40 for 30 days)
- Vaccinations
- Personal travel insurance (~ £60)
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (~ £15 - £25pp/n) - we can book this for you. Click here for details
- Meals and drinks in Kathmandu (~ £40)
- Personal spending for tips, souvenirs, bottled water, tourist activities, lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
- Therapeutic massage and Reiki with Jessica Brookes
- Kathmandu tour - there are many different choices. Our staff on the ground will assist and help organise this for you based on your preferences

MORE INFO available here: https://www.adventurealternative.com/himalayan-yoga-retreat/

Women Come Gather
Nov
30
7:00 pm19:00

Women Come Gather

  • The Shanti Space

Hey ladies,

Welcome to the second Ladies Gathering at The Shanti Space, Fulham, London. I am so excited to share our new space, it's been a labour of love. Imagine soft fur rugs, candles, a living wall and all the touches love makes when creating a sacred space. 

This gathering is an intentional space to enable us all to share, empower and contribute to one another's paths while enjoying a delicious nutritious meal from yours truly. I invite you to come and have a gentle polish you beautiful diamonds.

Sharing Circle.
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Time to connect. Tune in and share where we are at, what's alive in us and check in with one another. When women come together in circle, there is such medicine in our sharing and relating.

Tune In.
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Firstly we will have a short guided meditation, bathed in sound, activating our senses through delicious smells and tuning into our hearts deepest desires - without judgement - to allow all that's holding us back to bubble up and be seen by the light of present awareness.

Release.
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Next we'll have our ceremonious burning, a release of all we wish to let go of, sharing, honouring and being accountable while allowing the transformative power of fire to bring illumination, release and pave way for the new. 

Offering.
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Lastly, we will make an offering to our sisterhood. It can be whatever it is you wish to share, bring, give. Something from your heart eg. a poem, a dance, a nibble...

Along with a delicious nutritious vegetarian meal, a natter and giggle or two.

I've only 8 - 10 spaces so it'll be cosy and intimate however advance commitment is required to avoid missing the boat.

No doubt there will be fun and full magic.

Contribution: Donation £10 per person, BYO
RSVP: info@theshantispace.com / 07949848490
Sleepover may be an option for those from out of town.

Please arrive on time so we can commence our meditation and intention setting circle.

I look forward to greeting you.

Namaste

Jessica

Sacred Cacao Ceremony - Meditation Movement Sound
Nov
23
Nov 24

Sacred Cacao Ceremony - Meditation Movement Sound

Cacao, or what modern man might call, raw chocolate, was revered by the ancient civilisations of South and Central America and used as a health elixir, medicine and aphrodisiac. Nicknamed 'Heart blood' by the Aztecs, it was believed to have a powerful heart healing capacity, signifying life and fertility.

Today, now labeled as a superfood, science has shown Cacao to have highly nutritious properties, countless vitamins and minerals such as magnesium (important for healthy blood pressure and heart function), a huge amount anti-oxidants (20x more than blueberries!) and anti-imflammatory properties. Studies show Cacao to benefit the heart and cardiovascular system as a whole and how it activates neurotransmitters in the brain that bring about the feelings of bliss, love, pleasure and motivation.

Held in group energy, Jessica & Jack invite you to drink a ceremonial dose of cacao and allow its properties to gently open and awaken your mind, body and soul.

Through movement, breathwork and the resonance of ancient sounds such as Tibetan singing bowls and the Hang drum you will be taken into deeper states of relaxation to facilitate connection and healing.

Join us on this 2 hour gentle journey inwards to de-stress, let go of the urban distractions around us and help facilitate a greater connection to yourself and your body through meditation, movement and sound.

There will be herbal teas to share after.

Location: THE SHANTI SPACE, 65a Langford Road, SW6 2LF (nearest Tube - Fulham Broadway)

When: 7pm - 9.30pm, Wednesday 23 November

Investment: £21.40

Spaces are limited so please buy tickets in advance, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cacao-ceremony-tickets-29473318489

* Please note this ceremony is not suitable if you are pregnant or on antipsychotic medication.

Cacao Gathering - Meditation Movement Sound
Oct
19
7:30 pm19:30

Cacao Gathering - Meditation Movement Sound

  • The Shanti Space

As Autumnal season comes in, the nights draw longer as we prepare to go within, to rest, to shake our leaves and nourish our roots after the expansive reaches of Summer. And it is with these natural transitions in mind that we invite you to attune to the seasonal shifts within.

Cacao, or what modern man might call, raw chocolate, was revered by the ancient civilisations of South and Central America and used as a health elixir, medicine and aphrodisiac. Nicknamed 'Heart blood' by the Aztecs, it was believed to have a powerful heart healing capacity, signifying life and fertility. 

Today, now labeled as a superfood, science has shown Cacao to have highly nutritious properties, countless vitamins and minerals such as magnesium (important for healthy blood pressure and heart function), a huge amount anti-oxidants (20x more than blueberries!) and anti-imflammatory properties. Studies show Cacao to benefit the heart and cardiovascular system as a whole and how it activates neurotransmitters in the brain that bring about the feelings of bliss, love, pleasure and motivation.

In this intentionally held space, Jessica & Jack invite you to drink a ceremonial dose of cacao and allow its properties to gently open and awaken your mind, body and soul. 

Through movement, breathwork and the resonance of ancient sounds such as Tibetan singing bowls and the more modern Hang drum you will be taken into deeper states of relaxation to facilitate connection and healing. 

Join us on this 2 hour gentle journey inwards to de-stress, let go of the urban distractions around us and help facilitate a greater connection to yourself and your body through meditation, movement and sound.

There will be nibbles and teas after.

Location: 
THE SHANTI SPACE, 65a Langford Road, SW6 2LF (nearest Tube - Fulham Broadway)

When: 
7pm - 9pm, Wednesday 19th October

Investment: 
£20 earlybirdies

Spaces are limited so please buy tickets in advance, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cacao-gathering-tickets-27442092036

* Please note this ceremony is not suitable if you are pregnant or on antipsychotic medication.

Shamanic Teachings with Elders, Leticia and Quinto.
Sep
25
1:30 pm13:30

Shamanic Teachings with Elders, Leticia and Quinto.

  • The Shanti Space

Having experienced their gifts first hand, we're delighted to invite you on a journey with two respected Shamanic Elders, Leticia and Quinto. 

Together their mission is to heal the hearts and minds of humanity and mother earth herself, so that we may let go of fear and go forward as one, with trusting, open hearts. 

These respected Shamans answer calls worldwide for assistance in healing ancient wounds in the DNA, activating medicine wheels, vortices and earth lines and working with individuals as needed.

Our modern world is crying out for the restoration of connection to the web of life, here we offer you the opportunity to connect with elders of great experience, heart and integrity so you too can tune into the rhythms of your true nature.

They will be running an afternoon of shamanic teachings and experience, including a shamanic journey to double drumming and medicine wheel teachings to support your empowerment, transformation and growth. 

In this workshop you will be empowered with tools to help you navigate the urban jungle and experience the healing magic of tone and resonance through sound and energetic frequency. Tune into the subtleties and hear your heart's call.

Leticia and Quinto embody and transmit the energy of sacred relationship. With heartfelt compassion it is their joy to support you with love and wisdom on your journey of transformation and growth. 

INVESTMENT: £15
We have limited places so please reserve early.

RESERVATION: info@theshantispace.com


ABOUT LETICIA & QUINTO

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Leticia, a visionary, wise in the ways of Native American Shamanism, Astrology and Psychology, is a published author who has given workshops and talks worldwide – to re-connect us to our true essence. She been working to help and heal humanity for over 30 years.

Quinto is a Magician, Music Therapist and Inca Shaman (honoured with the title Pampamisayoq - Priest of The Earth). He has dedicated his life to improving the human condition through inspirational music, powerful and unique healing and wise guidance.

www.letinto.com

PRIVATE SESSIONS FOR ANCESTRAL HEALING

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They are also offering private healing appointments if you wish to receive their unique DNA clearing during which Quinto will use glass encoders to create a transmutation room while Leticia will channel your ancestors, giving you the channelled feedback at the end. This unique healing clears the emotional baggage and entrenched restrictive patterns which cannot be cleared any other way.

If you'd like to book a private session with Leticia and Quinto (before or after the workshop) please email letinto@gmail.com

Heart Healing Cacao Ceremony
Sep
24
11:00 am11:00

Heart Healing Cacao Ceremony

  • The Shanti Space

Cacao, or what modern man might call, raw chocolate, was revered by the ancient civilisations of South and Central America and used as a health elixir, medicine and aphrodisiac. Nicknamed 'Heart blood' by the Aztecs, it was believed to have a powerful heart healing capacity, signifying life and fertility. 

Today, now labeled as a superfood, science has shown Cacao to have highly nutritious properties, countless vitamins and minerals such as magnesium (important for healthy blood pressure and heart function), a huge amount anti-oxidants (20x more than blueberries!) and anti-imflammatory properties. Studies show Cacao to benefit the heart and cardiovascular system as a whole and how it activates neurotransmitters in the brain that bring about the feelings of bliss, love, pleasure and motivation.

In this intentionally held space, Jessica & Jack invite you to drink a ceremonial dose of cacao and allow its properties to gently open and awaken your mind, body and soul. 

Through movement, breathwork and the resonance of ancient sounds such as Tibetan singing bowls, the Didgeridoo and the more modern Hang drum you will be taken into deeper states of relaxation to facilitate connection and healing. 

Join us on this 2 hour gentle journey inwards to de-stress, let go of the urban distractions around us and help facilitate a greater connection to yourself and your body through meditation, movement and sound.

There will be nibbles and teas after.

Location: 
THE SHANTI SPACE, 65a Langford Road, SW6 2LF (nearest Tube - Fulham Broadway)

When: 
11am - 1pm, Saturday 24th September

Investment: 
£25 earlybirdies

Spaces are limited so please buy tickets in advance, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cacao-ceremony-tickets-27442092036

* Please note this ceremony is not suitable if you are pregnant or on antipsychotic medication.