New Moon Cacao Journey, London
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

New Moon Cacao Journey, London

Take the opportunity to tune into your inner world, cleanse and stimulate your body and create the space for inspiration and clarity. The beginning of the year is the quintessential time to reflect and invite in possibilities for the new year.

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. 

Sharing tools such as Qi Gong, Kundalini Meditation, Breathwork and the Sound Resonance of the Gong, Shamanic Drum and Tibetan Singing Bowl you will experience deeper states of relaxation to facilitate connection, integration and healing. 

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

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ABOUT CACAO

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.

Location: 
Reva Yoga  
2c Andrews Road Hackney London E8 4QL

Investment:
£25

Please arrive before 7pm, as the workshop will begin promptly.

Contact info@theshantispace.com for more info.

Please book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

* Please note this journey is not suitable if you are pregnant or on antipsychotic medication.
** Please arrive on time, come hydrated and bring a blanket for extra comfort
*** Best to avoid drinking alcohol or meat within 48hrs of the workshop

"The space Jack and Jess created is really special, very authentic and genuinely so beautiful. It has a very down to earth, warm energy that feels very "homeley" and peaceful, so the ideal combination for journeying with caceo! I feel it's a a rarity, especially in London where yoga is now the new craze and it seems increasingly hard to come across somewhere that reflects authenticity to come across this. I felt very safe. So, thank you" - Tasha Van Uden 

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ABOUT JESSICA & JACK

JESSICA BROOKES
Jessica Brookes shares yoga and meditation practices that bring greater awareness to the breath, restoration to the body and concentration to the mind so we can live life more gracefully in the present moment.

Her practice cultivates acceptance, contentment and patience. Empowering students to listen to their bodies, explore their boundaries safely and bring harmony to the mind, body and spirit for personal power and greater integrity.

Hatha Yoga Teacher (200hrs)
Kundalini Yoga Teacher KRI Certified Level 1 (200hrs)
Restorative Yoga (30hrs) Daoist / Yin Yoga (100 hrs)
Reiki Level 1 - 3
Osho Meditation Facilitator

JACK WEAVER
After illness gave him a kick up the backside, he found himself on the path of the healing artist. After experiencing the transformational healing benefits of Acupuncture he went on to study at The International College of Oriental Medicine, regarded as a leader in its field, where he was awarded first class honours. 

As a classical acupuncturist and Qi Gong practicioner Jack practices Five Element, TCM and Stems and Branches acupuncture, working with life cycles, rhythms and birth energies to restore health and well-being.

As a music enthusiast sound healer Jack loves playing the Hang Drum and is learning the didgeridoo. He is a world traveler and volunteer. He brings an upbeat spirit and empathetic sensitivity to his work while maintaining a kind-hearted energy and authenticity to his clients.

BSc Acupuncture
Daoist / Yin Yoga (100 hrs)
Reiki Level 1 - 3
Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy

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Himalayan Yoga Retreat
Apr
14
to Apr 28

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 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.

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.
 

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THE HIMALAYAN YOGA RETREAT COST - £1995 with an introductory offer of £1695 (15% discount until January 5, 2018)

*8 people is the minimum sized group for the trip to run

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

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Detox, Yoga & Acupuncture Retreat
Oct
6
to Oct 13

Detox, Yoga & Acupuncture Retreat

JOIN US IN MOTHER INDIA FOR A SENSATIONAL
JUICE DETOX, YOGA & ACUPUNCTURE RETREAT

Lighten your body, mind and soul as you devote a week to a transformational cleanse through juice fasting, yoga and sound baths complemented with acupuncture therapy in this stunning beachside resort of Goa. 

This detox retreat helps you to cleanse and purify the body and mind, eliminating toxins that have stored up in your cells due to unhealthy habits, poor diet and accumulated stress. Fasting allows a deeply cleansing process to take place in the body that reaches down to each and every cell and tissue. Your organs receive a well-deserved rest and a much-needed clear out. After 24 hours of not eating, the energy used for digestion is redirected towards clearing out waste matter, dead and damaged cells, blood gas, microbes, parasites and other toxins from your system.

With a health-conscious team we recognise the importance of focusing one's intention toward restoring balance to one's life in a truly holistic sense - mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our programs are designed to provide you with results by working with diet, exercise, supplementation, and healing touch.

As part of the program, you will participate in twice daily yoga classes with Jessica Brookes and Jack Weaver (founders of The Shanti Space); explore the transformational power of Kundalini Yoga and the gentle yet deeply restorative Yin Yoga and Hatha Yoga.

Along with a daily meditation program which will include Qi Gong, Pranayama, Mantras with mala beads and Mindfulness practices - you will also receive three acupuncture treatments to complement the weeklong cleanse.

Situated on the banks of the Asvem river near the shores of the Arabian sea in North Goa, your accomodation at The Mandala Resort is a place to return to nature and feel fully at peace. Here you can switch off and enjoy beautiful weather, relish life's simple blissful moments with a book in a hammock, attune to the sound of the birds and appreciate the view. For more activities you can kayak down the river to the beach, dance and play in the infamous spiritual hub of Arombol or join us on a wildlife tour. This is time to give yourself what your mind and body need.

Your Benefits:
• Detox with fresh, vibrant juices
• Holistic healing for body & mind
• Trim your waistline
• Leave with new vigour & inspiration
• Experience the energising benefits of a Kundalini / Yin yoga practices
• Rebalance your energy to regain a calm feeling
• Appreciate the deep healing benefits of acupuncture

Example Schedule:
• 7.30am - Morning Meditation
• 8.00 am - Yoga (Hatha Yoga / Kundalini Yoga)
• 9.30 am - Fresh fruit / vegetable juice
• 12.30 pm - Fresh fruit or vegetable juice
• 3.30 pm - Fresh fruit or vegetable juice
• 6.00 pm - Restorative Yin Yoga
• 7.15 pm - Vegetable broth or juice

Afternoons are free to explore, swim, have massages, visit local markets, acupuncture treatments, or simply rest.

How does juice fasting work?
During the fast you will consume organic fruit and vegetable juices, young tender coconuts, psylium husk, moringa and vegetable broth to provide you with the vitamins and minerals you need to nurture your body, and detoxifying herbs will aid in the cleansing process. Psyllium husks will provide cleansing bulk and help stave off physical hunger. Daily yoga is complemented by acupuncture sessions (3 over the course of the week) to facilitate harmony and balance within the body-mind. 

*Fasting is not safe for people who are very underweight, clinically obese, pregnant, diabetic, suffering from kidney disease or certain cancers. Please contact us if you have any concerns about your health that you would like to discuss further before arrival

Dates:
31 March - 7 April 2018

Investment:
All prices below are per person.

Panomandala suite (a/c, private terrace)
Twin Sharing £895

Art Double room
Lake view /Ganesh-view (a/c)
Twin Sharing £830

Eco Village Room (fan)
Twin Sharing £700

What is included in the price:

  • 7 x nights accommodation 
  • 7 x Meditation / Qi Gong Classes
  • 11 x Yoga Classes including Kundalini Yoga Kriyas, Yin Yoga & Hatha Yoga with Jessica & Jack
  • Sound Baths with Gong & Tibetan Singing Bowls
  • 3 x Classical Acupuncture Treatments
  • Full juice cleanse program including consultation and supplements
  • Complimentary chai and tea at The Mandala.
  • Closing Cacao Gathering with Sankalpa (hearts resolve) intention setting, raw cacao, Qi gong and Kundalini Yoga

What is not included in the price:

  • Flights and transfers (transfers can be arranged upon request)
  • Massages (these can be arranged upon request)

Booking Terms:
To make a booking and to reserve your place we need 25% deposit of the full amount - non refundable
The remaining balance must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the retreat; 7 October 2017.

*Early bird save £50 off before 1st February 2018

In the event of cancellation:
8 weeks or more prior to the retreat date: Your entire payment will be refunded, less 25% which is your deposit.
6 weeks prior to the retreat date: 50% of the full amount will be refunded
4 weeks or less prior to the retreat date: payments are not refundable.

Reserve your place

Contact us at info@theshantispace.com for more information and if you'd like to reserve your place.

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Women Come Gather
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Women Come Gather

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

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Sacred Cacao Ceremony - Meditation Movement Sound
Nov
23
to 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.

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Cacao Gathering - Meditation Movement Sound
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Cacao Gathering - Meditation Movement Sound

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.

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Shamanic Teachings with Elders, Leticia and Quinto.
Sep
25
1:30 PM13:30

Shamanic Teachings with Elders, Leticia and Quinto.

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

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Heart Healing Cacao Ceremony
Sep
24
11:00 AM11:00

Heart Healing Cacao Ceremony

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.

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