LOVES and INSPIRATIONS
What an incredible blessing to have crossed the path of so many inspiring beings and projects,
I hope they inspire you too… for more inspirational people check out our bhakti family
"PHURO! Be Inspired" ~ Babaji
Babaji is eternal teacher of living through Truth, Simplicity and LOVE. Enphising Karma Yoga (selfless service) and Bhakti Yoga (love/devotion). "Love and serve all humanity. Help everyone. Be Happy. Be courteous. Be a dynamo of irrepressible joy" Bhole Baba Ki JAY!
World-renown Kirtan musician and Bhakti music inspiration. Sings straight from the soul to the divine and takes all around with him. Runs annual Kirtan camps with his beautiful family, a truly inspiring being.
A really inspiring teacher of yoga for women's health: womb yoga, pre/post natal yoga, women's yoga therapy… as well as Yoga Nidra! She trains teachers to also teach this amazing practice, and she has also written some great yoga books, and has some audio yoga nidra and pranayama CDs.
My dear friend Lucy is an incredible teacher of Vedic Chant, yoga philosophy and the Sanskrit Language. She also plays violin for various Kirtan singers and teaches Violin and Piano for all levels.
Yoga Nidra Network
A network for the amazing practice of Yoga Nidra: "Yoga nidra is a great treasure, a potent meditative resource for healing, insight, and empowerment. It's a state of consciousness in which we are invited to re-encounter the essential truth of who we really are. Yoga nidra provides us with the opportunity to experience deep freedom. It welcomes us all home to ourselves." ~ Uma
The Life Centre
A beautiful yoga centre in London with two venues: Notting Hill and Islington. A "friendly haven" for yoga, community and home to a full schedule of amazing teachers sharing their practice. It is also the home for Sivani Mata's weekly Women's Yoga Class, and monthly Kirtan.
"A not-for-profit educational body committed to sharing knowledge about the ancient yet ever-changing traditions of yoga, and inspiring the yoga community through quality teachings and training." They offer a full yoga teacher training diploma, as well as a yoga therapy teacher training, specialist yoga workshops and yoga intensives.
The Study Society
Resident of the beautiful Colet House in West London, The Study Society bring together people to find peace through practices from varying traditions including Sufi Whirling, Meditation, Tai Chi and Yoga. They also provide the home for the Be Love Bhakti Immersions and Sivani Mata’s regular Kirtan.
My soul sister Marian Rose shares practices from the Taoist tradition (including Qi Gong and Jade Egg practices) with a gentle and loving heart. She spends her life travelling the world, and if she is ever in your area I highly recommend being in a circle with her.
My dear friend, masseuse and yoga teacher Hermione's classes "slowly build strong, creative, mindful sequences from the ground up – always with full awareness of breath and feeling the body" Hermione is a really inspiring teacher, her passion and excitement for the yoga practice spirits her students with the same love and joy.
Charlotte and David are incredible vegetarian catering specialists. Who can be found in their lovely van most Thursdays and Fridays at Whitecross Street in EC1 and travelling at festivals in the summer. Their food is DELICIOUS!
Moon Time Chocolates
Delicious raw chocolates hand-crafted by the lovely Milly in Bristol. Each of her chocolate flavours are inspired by and support the cyclical nature of women, from menstruation to ovulation and round again.
Beautiful teacher and trainer of of flowing Yoga asana that draws on the wisdom mindfulness and Qi Gong. Teaches classes, workshops and trainings at TriYoga and The Life Centre in London.
Also has a Vinyasa Yoga DVD, with Kirtan sung throughout the practice with Sivani Mata and friends
Rev. Padma Devi
An inspired yoga reverend who teaches hatha yoga retreats and leads satsangs. Padma's gentle, sweet spirit is a pleasure to be around!
Padma is also helping to set up an ecological multi-faith spiritual village style community, based on the all-inclusive teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda in the UK - with a lotus temple!
Inspiring teacher of prana flow yoga, and yoga trance dance as well as a yogini firekeeper, sacred activist, and global adventurer. Shiva Rea is also a big supporter of the bhakti community and full of a joyous spirit, that lifts one up :-) If you have a chance to join a workshop, I highly recommend.
Meditation & Sacred Sound
for Parents and Children.
BabaChants is a unique experience developed by Julia Jeremiah - a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Healer Meditation facilitator with the support of Narayani- a Voice Facilitator, Devotional Singer and Yoga Teacher.
Cherish the Cunt
Colette Nolan aka The Lady Cunt runs the Brighton based Cherish the Cunt campaign that celebrates the power, beauty and uniqueness of each and every yoni. Colette runs Cunt Craft workshops and events, writes poetry and on her website shares the roots of this controversial and powerful term for this most sacred feminine body part.
Yummy yummy yummy… ayurvedic aromatherapy oils for grounding, balancing or upliftment. Perfect for use in your yoga practice or general everyday use, I highly recommend!
Founded by Sinead Duffy ~ she dearly hopes that yogandha oils will continue to enhance the practice of yoga folk (and the calm of non-yogis) and help to bring the mindfullness of practice into their every day.
Namadeva & Satyabhama
Namadeva (Thomas Ashley-Farrand) and his wife Satyabhama (Margalo Ashley-Farrand) are an incredibly comprehensive resource for sanskrit mantras. Whilst in his body Namadeva wrote many books, made CDs and put together some incredible workshops on mantra, which now Satyabhama teaches around the world.
They also run a Teacher of Mantra distant learning course… and have many Mantra Therapy CDs and books available from their website.
A virtual home for Bhakti Yoga in the UK Musicians directory, Bhakti links, event information. Following the success of the first UK Bhakti Music Festival (see our festival page), UK Bhakti has been created to help support the Bhakti community in the UK. UKBhakti.org is a small information site where you will find some basic information about Bhakti Yoga, with profiles, web sites and other contact details for Devotional Singers and Musicians based in the UK. The site is linked to the UK Bhakti Facebook Group on which you’ll find postings about Kirtan and other Bhakti events happening in the UK.
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