Bhakti Yoga – Chant and Meditation

What is Bhakti Yoga?

Bhakti Yoga is the path "union through love and devotion." It is one of the systems of Yoga and to practice Bhakti Yoga is to having an experience of oneness with everything. The Sanskrit word bhakti comes from the root word bhaj, which means “to adore or worship God.”

Through our devotional striving, Bhakti Yoga takes us to this experience of the Ultimate Love and Truth." Sri Anandamayi Ma

What does Bhakti Yoga involve?

Our practice is to gather together and using the healing power of our voices, we sing devotional chants and mantras and meditate, which moves us into our hearts and to the awareness of love that is our true nature.

Chanting, especially with others, is known to calm the mind, allowing us to let go of anxious thoughts and worries and brings us to a place of peace and clarity. You do not need any experience in singing or meditation, everyone is welcome.

Lucia has a passion for sacred chants and mantras and the power of the human voice to connect us to each other, to the divine in each of us and to the one voice of the heart. Lucia holds a warm, safe and healing space, one where you can discover the voice of your soul.

The class will be held monthly on the last Sunday if each month at 7-8pm.

VenueYour Yoga Centre in Corbally, Limerick

Time: 7-8pm

Cost: 12 euro per class (10 euro pre-booked)

 

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Upcoming Dates:

  • Sunday 28th July, 2019
  • Sunday 25th Aug, 2019
  • Sunday 29th Sept, 2019
  • Sunday 27th Oct, 2019
  • Sunday 24th Nov, 2019

Mindful Breathing and Meditation

A weekly meditation course to help you to bring you effortless into a state of relaxation and peace. Each week we will deepen our practice and skill, using mindful, creative practices such as breathwork, bodywork, guided meditations poetry etc. to develop awareness and bring us into this present moment which, if practiced regularly, can truly help you start to heal yourself.

There are so many benefits to developing self awareness and mediation, here are just a few;

  • Calm Your Mind - by bring your attention to your breathing, your normal busy mind will begin to let go of it's busyness allowing you to relax.
  • Focus - you can use the techniques in this class as a daily practice, some are so simple you can do them at your desk or in place of a coffee break. This will bring your focus into the present moment allowing you to control your thoughts and better focus on what's important.
  • Reduce Stress & Anxiety. Our minds are often worrying about what happened in the past or what might happen in the future which creates stress and anxiety in our lives. Bringing our mind into the present moment relieves us from these patters of worry and stress and thereby bringing more peace into our lives.
  • Listening. By taking the time to calm our mind and focus on what's happening in our bodies right now, physically, emotionally and spiritually we can begin to really listen to ourselves, get to know ourselves more intimately, increase our own intuition and begin to live more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
  • Community/Connection In this digital age where we have so many ways to connect with each other, we often find that we have less physical connection and social interaction with each other. Coming together gives us the opportunity to practice together, which increases the intensity and power of our practice, and also to meet other like-minded people.

No experience necessary.

What you need: 

Wear comfortable clothing, Water (optional), Cushion/blanket (optional


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Check out all upcoming events with Lucia

Mindful Breathing, Meditation & Well Being

Thursday 8-9pm - Your Yoga Centre, Corbally - 5 week class, book in advance

Cost:  €50 for 5 weeks or €12 Drop-in

Info/Payment:   lucia.sheehan@gmail.com 086 8214512 -  Paypal

Yoga For All

Yoga For All

Boher Community Centre in Murroe/Boher, Co Limerick

These yoga classes are open to all.  You do not have to have tried yoga before, you do not have to have any specific body type or yoga clothing! Yoga is the meeting of yourself - exactly as you are. Yoga is about developing awareness and making a connection with yourself. Using breath, movement, stillness and intention, together we will build self-awareness, confidence, flexibility and support in your life. It helps with your sense of well-being, reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, focus and concentration.

My yoga teacher training is a 220 hour course with Jessica Hatchet from Flow Yoga in West Cork. This training is ongoing until February 2020 and we are encouraged to begin our teaching at this stage. I have been teaching a private group since March 2019 (see reviews below) and as you can see from my other posts have been teaching groups in breath, movement, meditation etc for over 10 years.  However, I feel that it's right to offer my classes at a reduced price until my training is complete.

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”  ― Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind

Review

"Lucia's yoga class is energising for the body and calming for the mind. Her gentle approach to teaching and instruction were perfect for a yoga beginner like myself. I have so enjoyed learning with Lucia." - Anne

"Yoga with Lucia allows you to take time out, it's calming yet energising. I learned a range of techniques and poses, with guidance from a knowledgeable and patient instructor" - Aine

 

Please contact me if you would be interested in coming along.

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 4pm-5pm or 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Venue: Boher Community Hall, Murroe/Boher

Info & Booking:   lucia.sheehan@gmail.com or 086 8214512

Payment:  Paypal

Sacred Voice Circle

In this Sacred Sound Circle we will come together to explore using sound to balance, restore and harmonise the many energetic layers of our human body, connecting also to the earths energetic field. We use intention and sound to offer healing for ourselves, others and the entire planet.

Starting from stillness and a deep listening, we will use different techniques such as gentle movement to connect with the body wisdom, rhythm, vocal toning, chanting, vocal improvisation.

Focusing on creating or listening to sound is a meditation in itself and is very effective at stilling the mind and allow the body's natural healing to occur. The vibrations we create will have a profound affect on ourselves, the group and will continue out to the wider field.

Absolutely no experience or musical knowledge needed.

We will meet at the Kelly Room at the Urban Co-Op on the last Monday of each month, starting 27th June, 7.30-9pm.

Please contact me if you would be interested in coming along.

Date: Last Monday of each month

30th September

Time:  7.30pm – 8.30pm

Venue: The Urban Co-Op, Ballysimon Road, Limerick

Cost:   €10

Booking:   lucia.sheehan@gmail.com or 086 8214512