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Happy Samhain fellow travellers 

Welcome to our November Newsletter....we hope you're managing to find moments of joy, connection and self-care despite the colder weather and tragedies happening in our world. 
Below we're sharing our steps forward into music, workshops and well-being events as Devaki continues to heal and thrive. 
We feel blessed to share our passions and loves and offer gratitude for your continued support and love while we walk this journey. While this freelance life-style comes with challenges we choose this path for the creativity and freedom it brings, many of you walk a similar path. 
We had a wonderful October, back at playing live with Stunflower and sharing well-being events...some vids below for your perusal :)
We hope to share physical space with many of you soon. 

Please send us your blessings as we journey on, sharing the wisdom, passion and gifts that life has shown us. 

New Monthly Workshop
Kirtan - Voice Meditation & Yogic Sound 
The Shala, West Norwood
Sat 4 Nov, 7-9pm
incl Plant-based, caffeine-free Chai & Cakes

Immerse yourself in the transformative practice of Kirtan, a sound/voice meditation inspired by ancient traditions rooted in Hindu and Sikh temples. This communal gathering is a profound experience where rasing our voices as one, in rhythmic repetition of meaningful Sanskrit mantras leads participants into a harmonious state of body, mind soul connection.
🧘‍♂️ Therapeutic Mantras: Explore the power of Sanskrit mantras, interspersed with English lyrics, in a singular vocal expression uniting us. Breathwork, Somatic Meditation & Movement + the resonance of ancient chants, connects us with the sky and earth, grounding ourselves and releasing what no longer serves.
Self-Discovery & Connection: This practice allows participants to delve deep within themselves, fostering a profound connection to their inner selves and their fellow participants. It's a space to release, express, and manifest.
The Healing Power of Repetition: Repetitive chants serve as a therapeutic tool, soothing the mind and emotions. Helping participants reconnect with their own voices and offer a deep sense of peace and emotional healing.
Book your Place
Stunflower Duo Play
Caroline Frizell Book Launch 
Goldsmiths University London
Mon 6 Nov, 6pm

This free event is a invitation to celebrate the launch of the new publication 'Posthuman Possibilities of Dance Movement Psychotherapy: Moving through Eco-feminist and New Materialist Entanglements of Differently Enabled Bodies in Research' (2024) published by Routledge.

The evening will include panel presentations, discussion (see below), intra-active provocations, creative invitations, live music from Stunflower Duo, of course, refreshments to see you through the evening.
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New Weekly Class 
Restorative Yoga w Devaki 
Dragonfly Yoga Studio, Sydenham 
Fridays 7.15pm (starts 10 Nov)

Brand new class uses somatic meditation, deep breathing and gently held Asanas (Yogic postures) to connect participants to their bodies and breath to let go and release held tensions. Long-held postures enables a deepening into the body and breath helps get you there. 
Devaki obtained a 200hr Hatha Yoga teacher training certificate in Kerala, India in 2015 from Abhijna School of Yoga, certified with Yoga Alliance UK. She is also a life-long classical Indian dancer (Odissi & Bharatanatyam) and brings this centered grounded practice including Mudras (hand gestures) into her yoga sessions. 
She is also a movement psychotherapist and holds a therapeutic space for practitioners to feel held, expressive and safe. 
Book Your Place
New Weekly Class
Kirtan: Sound & Voice Mediation
Dragonfly Yoga Studio, Sydenham
Fridays 8.30 - 9.30pm

Back at Dragonfly after 1 year away, Devaki is eager to reconnect with many regular participants and folks trying this meaningful practice for the 1st time.
Inspired by traditional ancient practices originating from temples of Hindu & Sikh faiths; a communal gathering where the repetition of meaningful Sanskrit mantras brings participants into a state of body mind soul connection. This Kirtan session is a therapeutic practice using breath-work, somatic mediation and simple Sanskrit Mantras, some English lyrics, in a singular vocal expression, one voice together connecting us to the sky and earth for grounding and release.   
Devaki is a multi-disciplinary artist and Movement Psychotherapist. She was raised in a spiritual community in Western Canada, where Kirtan was a daily practice, her father was a world-renowned Kirtan leader. 
She has been sharing Kirtan across the UK for the past 8 years at festivals, Yoga centres and well-being hubs. Feedback for her sessions includes 'soul-filling, releasing time, connecting me deeply to my own voice'  
Learn More
Weekly Ashtanga Fusion Yoga Classes with Thomas 
Mondays 6.30 - 7.30pm - The Shala, West Norwood 
Wednesdays 6-7pm - Dragonfly Yoga, Sydenham 
Wednesdays 7.45-8.45pm - Yoga Mela, South Norwood
Thomas is an experienced Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow & Hatha Yoga Teacher, studying various forms of Yoga for over 25 years, he practices and teaches in South East London. He completed an intensive Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Certification in Varkala, India at the Abhijna School of Yoga in 2015 and is certified with Yoga Alliance UK.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali inspires his approach to teaching, bringing a holistic and inclusive understanding of the practice to his classes.
Send off gig for our bass-player Alex Barrett! He's off to New Zealand for 6 months or so....Guest singer Anoohya joined us for Carnatic vocals on Washed Away. At The Ned, London, hosted by Gigappy....Thank you to all you wonderful souls who joined us 
Urban Day Retreat
Creating 2024
Flow into Yin, Nidra, Cacao & Kirtan

The Shala, West Norwood
Emma Landolt, Devaki & Thomas Thomas
Mon 1 Jan 2024, 11am - 4:30pm Price: £85

(Delicious Snacks, Cacao, Chai & Plant-based Cakes included)

This is an invitation to A New Year’s Day event to gather together, share, express, release and create intentions for 2024.
Beginning with a warm & welcoming sacred cacao drink to open your heart and mind.
Participate in a creative flow with Yin & Yoga Nidra, followed by an uplifting Kirtan: Voice Mediation & Yogic Sound session with Somatic Movement.
Fusing Yin, Restorative and Nidra practices, offers a space to slow down, unwind and access inner peace.....quieting the mind and gently stretching, restoring and relaxing the physical body.
To conclude our day Devaki & Thomas will lead us in a beautiful Kirtan with somatic movement practises to release, connect, express and feel the connection all around us and raise our voices as one. 
Book Your Place
Rhythm & Voice 
2 hour sessions x 5 Week Course
Weekends & Evenings 
The GrowRoom, South Norwood 
One-to-One & Group available
Guided by Devaki Thomas

Learn simple Rhythms using drums, percussion and body percussion. 
Learn simple voice exercises and breathing techniques to upgrade sharing the best your voice can be. 
Learn how to bring rhythm & voice together as one...each helping the other to free up your expression and style. 
Learn More
What a heart-warming time playing at RSA House London for the 1st time in October. A solo set for Thomas Thomas, our guitarist-singer-song-writer.  A sold out  show hosted by Gigappy for black history month. Thank you to all who attended and made this such a memorable night! Special mention to the youngest audience member, Raphael Thomas, an impressive 3.5 years on the planet and already a raging music fan!
Kirtan - Voice Meditation & Yogic Sound at The Shala last month, with the beautiful Emma Landolt's Sacred Cacao, Nidra Full Moon Circle....the power of our collective voices 

Thank you for being here and supporting our music and well-being journeys. We hope to connect on a dance floor, yoga mat or Kirtan space somewhere soon...blessings 

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