Movement meditation, live music and artistic exploration
According to ancient yogic philosophy, the mandala symbol represents the connection between microcosm and macrocosm, where the body is the link to the whole universe and creative expression through the body is a gateway towards experiencing that flow of nature inside.
Join us for this full-spectrum pilgrimage, incorporating spiralling prana vinyasa, slow-motion simmering and yin-full surrender, followed by mandala painting play and a soaring live soundscape of voice and guitar, to embody the great truth that what is out there, exists also inside. Breath, blood, muscles and bone are of the earth; they are the air, rivers, animals and minerals inside, not separate to, but the same. By meditating on the body as nature, our attention is drawn to the foundations of existence and our place within the cosmos, where our yoga practice and creative endeavours can be a call for conscious connection with ourselves, and the world around us.
1:30pm-4:00pm – Masterclass & Live Music
4:00pm-4:30pm – Mini-Break with Snacks
4:30pm-6:00pm – Mandala Painting Workshop & Kirtan
Lara Zilibowitz is an internationally touring yoga teacher and artist with a long-standing passion for creative expression through the body. Movement and creativity have been her medicine in her own quest towards health and she revels in the opportunity to share this inner alchemy with students.
Lara is co-founder of Back2Roots Retreats and senior assistant of vinyasa trailblazer Shiva Rea. She has become renowned for her fluid and dynamic teaching style delivered with heartfelt poetic prose, inviting students to savour the texture of every sensation and the flavour of every breath as a portal into revelation and moving meditation.
Benny Holloway is a soulful soundophile and self-taught artist based out of the NSW Northern Rivers town Byron Bay.
Through live electronic looping and weaving his voice with guitar he creates psychedelic ambient sound baths encouraging the listener on a compelling introspective journey.
His stirring and evocative tones are like sonic acupuncture, penetrating the densest layers of body and mind to encourage that deeper state of inward connection.
Together, Lara and Benny travel the world sharing their mutual passion for medicine through breath, sound, creativity and movement.
Saturday February 16
Egg Of The Universe
711 Darling Street
$90 For Both
$60 Mandala Vinyasa Masterclass
$40 Mandala Painting & Kirtan Workshop