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Sat, 15 Jun



Half Day Fundraiser Retreat: Yoga to Overcome Obstacles

A mini yoga retreat to raise money for the Lodge Space

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Half Day Fundraiser Retreat: Yoga to Overcome Obstacles
Half Day Fundraiser Retreat: Yoga to Overcome Obstacles

Time & Location

15 Jun 2024, 13:30 – 17:30

London, The Lodge Space, 120a Lower Rd, London SE16 2UB, UK

About the event


To live in fulfilment, we need to find ways to face and embrace inevitable obstacles that come up in life. How to navigate and move through these challenges will be the focus of this half day retreat, where we will delve deeper into some of the transformational aspects of yoga. You will be empowered with jnana (knowledge) as well as different practices, tools and techniques that you can call upon for support when faced with the uneasiness that arises from difficult situations and the undeniable challenges of being a human being in this world.


In the first half of our mini retreat, Sammy will guide you through a grounding and balancing asana practice, that will move the body, releasing tension and establishing a practice of focusing of the mind. This will then be complemented by a Yoga Philosophy discussion with Sandhiya to enhance your understanding of yogic concepts which, once expanded, provides different perspectives and approaches to manage the unwanted obstacles. This will also shine the light of awareness on our shared experiences, being reassured that we are more similar than different in what we encounter in life.

We will then have a break with time to reflect, gather, connect and enjoy some delicious tea and treats.

In the second half, Sandhiya will share Sanskrit Mantras that are known to invoke energies that Clear your Path and Remove Obstacles. You will first learn about the background, context and presiding energy of the mantras through ancient storytelling and symbolism, before moving onto pronunciation - so no need to be concerned if Sanskrit is new to you. We will then practice mantra recitation as a group ensuring you are prepared to continue in your own time at home. Sammy will then close our day together, with a pranayama session, essentially breathwork intended to support the movement of energy through our various bodies and systems. We’ll look specifically at practices that help you to down regulate your nervous system that can be used as tools in times of distress as well as everyday practices.

About Sandhiya:

Sandhiya is a creator of lasting heart led transformational change, helping you fulfil your potential and build ongoing resilience which is a needed in today’s world. She has delivered retreats and events to 1000+ corporate colleagues and individuals, taught Yoga to 1200+ participants globally and organised 30+ Conscious Retreats, Events and Workshops all over the world including India, Portugal, UK and UAE.

The practices that Sandhiya shares to help her clients include Vinyasa Yoga, Mantra, Meditation, Ancient Traditional Teachings as well as her signature Indian head Massage. Her natural connection to people is demonstrated through her innate understanding, relatability and empathy which allows her to work with you to build inner resilience and resource, while also supporting the ease of stress, tension and managing challenging situations.

IG: @maha_moments

About Sammy:

Sammy is a UK based, international yoga teacher, offering a schedule of weekly classes in London as well as teaching regular retreats and teaching the next generation of yoga teachers on yoga teacher trainings both in the UK and abroad. Coming from a background in contemporary dance Sammy has been working with the body for almost 25 years, honing her skills initially in the physical realm and later including energetical disciplines. Sammy aims to educate and empower her students whilst creating a fun and playful environment, looking to merge the deep history and philosophy of yoga, which she reveres highly, with the belief that life should not be taken too seriously when there is the opportunity to revel in its richness and joy.

IG: @sammyrainbowfurnival

Pricing - £60 - or £100 for two people - All proceeds go directly to support the Lodge Space 

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