Yoga and The Somatic Voice
The course combines the ancient and modern teachings of East and West in a way that is easy to understand and integrate into modern life. Known as The Somatic Voice, it fuses Self Inquiry, Intuitive Movement, Yogic Practices and Vocal-Play, using activities that allow space to be present with ourselves and with each other.
Type of Event
Starting from and responding to where you are, this is a journey into the heart. Explore your needs, desires and relationship to life. Become gently aware of the thoughts and habits that are no longer serving you. Uncover a kind and wise attitude toward yourself, others and life - to bring about greater clarity, discernment and authenticity.
Your holiday offers practical techniques to lovingly come home to yourself with greater presence and awareness. It’s for you if you want to live with greater intimacy in relationship to yourself, community and life.
Hayley will draw upon decades of mediation practice and share tools for self inquiry. These will include the contemplative practice of Meditation, The Meditative Voice, and the deeply rejuvenating practice of Yoga Nidra. These tools can help to not only enhance awareness, but also to deeply relax and restore the body, mind, heart and spirit. Every session with Hayley will have an emphasis on Self Inquiry and will be woven into each part of this entire experience.
YOGA AND INTUITIVE MOVEMENT
Hayley will share a somatic approach to yoga that incorporates mindful and intuitive movement anchored in the body by the breath. The practice is tailored to the needs of the practitioners and allows for adaption in both sequence and form. This encourages the practitioner to develop their own unique relationship with their body, mind, spirit and practice (Sadhana). Each session has a focus on enhancing awareness alongside a safe and effective practice that can both challenge and deeply relax. The emphasis is on evoking and embodying a loving state of presence and awareness that can be utilised not just on the mat but also in daily life.
Vocal-Play is both a contemplative and expressive exploration of the voice as a tool for Self Inquiry. We will use the voice to explore our present experience, as well as to connect with each other through joyful song and to reach deeply into ourselves and touch our own heart. There are three components to this practice.