Christmas Yoga & Music in the River Room 14th, 15th, 16th December

Friday 14th December 8pmGong Bath with Ondray & Graham (£10)

Saturday 15th December 7.30 pm – Christmas Kirtan with Sophie Hryniewicz, Ryan Dixon & Friends

Sunday 16th December 2-7pm – Candlelit Heart Opening Workshop with Rebecca

Saturday 15th December 7.30 pm – 

Christmas Kirtan with Sophie Hryniewicz, Ryan Dixon & Friends

Please come and be uplifted by Christmas Mantra and Music (Kirtan) in the River Room on Saturday December 15th at 7.30pm.

We are thrilled that Sophie Hryniewicz and Ryan Dixon will be leading the Kirtan: Sophie with her achingly beautiful voice and harmonium playing, and Ryan his uplifting percussion skills played from the heart.

They will be joined by other great local musicians – including you perhaps. Everyone is welcome – the more the merrier! You don’t need to have any experience of mantra and we will provide word-sheets. All you need is to turn up with your voice, an open heart and an instrument if you can.

Kirtan means ‘to repeat’ and is the ancient Bakthi devotional yoga practice of call and response singing and chanting. Mantras are the eternal sound vibrations of nature and transcend religion and culture. Chanting mantra can have many life-changing effects, one of them being a direct opening of the heart and a growing sense of peace, bliss, joy and unconditional love. This is the time of year for it!

Sophie lives at Mandala Yoga Ashram in South Wales and regularly leads high energy uplifting Kirtans. She aspires to always sing from the heart, and takes inspiration from both current artists and timeless, traditional mantras.

Ryan has over 10 years experience working as a Community Musician specialising in Drums & percussion. He is also a Yoga teacher and trained at the Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales. It was the Kirtan events at the Ashram that revealed the connection between his experiences in Yoga and Community Music, and the reason why he’s involved in both to this day

COST: £15

OR if you also attend Rebecca’s Christmas Candlelit Yoga Heart-Opening Yoga Workshop on Sunday 16th December 2-7pm (£40) the combined price is £45

Please contact Rebecca on 07907374278 or rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk for any more details or just turn up on Saturday night.

Sunday 16th December 2-7pm- 

Candlelit Heart Opening Yoga Workshop with Rebecca

This will be the third year that I run a Yin-Yang Candlelit Heart Opening Yoga Workshop shortly before Christmas. The last two years have been really heart-warming and lovely and I hope you’ll either come again or try it for the first time.

We will begin with a heart-centred, uplifting flow followed by a break for some zesty, spicy snacks and hot drinks. We will then melt into a heart-opening Yin practice, ending with a Yoga Nidra so that we leave the River Room warm, open and full of love, ready for the Christmas days ahead.

The heart in yoga is the innermost resource for all feeling; it is the source of compassion and empathetic awareness. When our yoga practice is centred in the heart, something shifts for us, both on and off the mat. We become more closely in tune with our own feelings and can develop greater tenderness and patience towards both ourselves, and others around us. Quite handy perhaps for this giving and receiving time of year. Or, perhaps quite handy at any time of year!

COST: £40 including refreshments
or £45 for Sunday Workshop + Saturday Christmas Kirtan with Sophie and friends (7.30pm in the River Room)

Please email Rebecca at rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk or call/text 07907374278 to book a place. Bookings only confirmed upon payment and I will supply bank details by email/text. As this is has been a busy event in the past I recommend you book early.

Hope you’ll come XX