2nd Mindfulness & Music Retreat with Sangita
Time & Location
About the Event
Both Music & Mindfulness retreats are now booked out. We're welcoming expressions of interest, as we're planning to run another retreat of this format if there are enough participants. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our waitlist.
Just like for the first retreat of this kind, the focus of the weekend will be on developing awareness of the thinking mind, and then to use mantra and song as intervention strategies. Mindfulness research estimates we have 60,000 thoughts a day; of which 98% are the same as yesterday and 80% are of a negative nature. Science now shows that thoughts produce chemical changes in our bodies either promoting health and relaxation or creating stress and excessive thinking.
We will learn how to not only interrupt the downward spiral, but how to create upliftment, joy and positivity. As well as exploring different mantras and modes of chanting, we will use popular songs, dances of peace, kirtan and the bell plates. No musical experience needed, all instruments and voices welcome.
Earlybird offer: Book and pay by 14th of August and receive a $20 discount of the full ticket price. Enter Code EarlybirdM&M on checkout.
About guest teacher Sangita (Melissa Howden):
Sangita is a Yoga teacher who loves sharing both the timeless practice of meditation with the modern understandings of brain science as a way to support students’ physical, mental and emotional health. She has a background in education having been a music teacher for over 20 years. She holds a Diploma in Satyananda Yoga Teaching, and has completed Level 3 Mindfulness Teacher Training at the Gawler Cancer Foundation in Victoria. After a cancer diagnosis in 2013 life changed dramatically, she found herself living and working in a yoga ashram in NSW, and studying at the Gawler Foundation in Victoria. It was during this time she came to understand the enormous part the mind plays in healing and also in determining the quality of one’s whole life. With the use of mantra and song, Sangita changed the soundtrack of her own life for the better. She wishes nothing but the same for you.
What students say:
- A relaxing and peaceful entry into highly developed learnings. A teacher that speaks from the heart with compassion and understanding. ~ Sigrun
- This course has grounded me while giving me tools and energy for the rest of this journey. ~ Diane
- The music teacher you wished you had at school. ~ Ananta