Finding inner balance and harmony with the 5 Elements.
Message from DCastell, sound weaver:
Many of us find it challenging to maintain balance and harmony in our lives. We also recognize the imbalances and disharmony in our outer world. This is where the spiritual principle As Above So Below, As Inside So Outside can feel empowering.
By bringing balance and harmony inside ourselves we serve our own health and vitality and at the same time mirror these qualities to our outside world. In effect we become the change we wish to see in our world.
ELEMENTAL INFUSION is a warm invitation to embark on an inner journey into the heart of harmony.
Drawing on her personal relationship with the 5 Master Elements, Danielea invokes their presence in the room and flows these primordial energies through her medicine music.
Earth Air Fire Water and Ether each have their own healing qualities and you can ask for and receive what you need to BE balance and harmony inside.
Feeling stuck? Ask Water and Air for more flow and spontaneity.
Feeling lost and confused? Ask Earth for grounding and connection.
Feeling toxic and tired of limiting beliefs? Ask Fire to purify them and Water to cleanse and nourish you.
Need a new vision for your life? Call in Ether and Air as your co-creators.
Whatever your challenges these ancient forces are willing to assist us in restoring a world with peace, balance and harmony – on the inside and out.
What is a musical medicine journey?
A meditation accompanied by live inspirational music and chanting using voice, drum, flute, harmonium and crystal bowls.
For this special experience with the 5 Elements we will have an opening share and time after the journey for journaling.
Will the Master Elements really partner with us?
Yes, my experience has shown me ......dcastell
Ask and they will answer.
Offer to serve and they will task you.
Commit to the task and they will guide you.
Serve and they will walk beside you.
BENEFITS OF MEDICINE MUSIC
- dissolve physical tension and pain, lower blood pressure, clear mental static
- experience deep relaxation and a heightened state of awareness
- gain clarity and guidance about a personal life situation
- peace, grounding, harmony-within
Cost: $35 pp
Limited to 18 places
WHAT TO BRING:
- Journal and pen
- closed Water bottle for drinking
- a pillow for your head if you like, bolsters and other yoga props available in the studio
- wear loose comfortable clothing
It is common for people to lie down on yoga mats however sitting upright in a chair with a good back support is also recommended.
Danielea is an eco-spiritual artist and musician currently living in Prince George. She creates music, tells stories and hosts nature interventions as an expression of her love and kinship with Mother Earth.
Danielea has been studying Interbeing communication, ethics and diplomacy with Elder Trees and Waters for the past 10 years. She has primary relationships with a salmon-bearing River in British Columbia, a 400 year old Wild Fig Tree in Capetown and a Shiva Mountain in southern India. Together they are committed to supporting Earth Harmony in local communities through deep listening and sharing.
As a musician and sound healer Danielea is trained in Yoga of the Voice and Music Shamanism from the Vox Mundi School of the Voice (2009). She was a Playback Theatre artist from 1990-2000 and has developed an empathic form of chanting she calls sound weaving that brings People, Nature and the Elements together into a communal heart space that transcends traditional species boundaries.
In her improvised sound journeys and performances Danielea uses voice, harmonium, sruti box, frame drum, Tibetan and crystal bowls, native american flute, koshis and sansula. Danielea founded the Water Gratitude Project in 2012 and released her first Water CD Thank You Water in 2017. She is preparing to record her 2nd CD of medicine melodies from Nature in 2020.
Do you have difficulty meditating?
Is it hard for you to sit still and relax?
Does the idea of singing or using your voice scare you?
Sound Temple may be the answer for you.
Sound Temple is a sacred space where the power of Love, Voice and Vision are mobilized for self-empowerment and Earth harmony.
Empower your voice and develop meditation skills through:
Vocal Meditation - humming, toning and chanting
Sound Healing - receiving vocal and instrumental vibrations for the purpose of deep relaxation, healing and insights.
Subtle Activism - directing collective prayer and meditation towards social and planetary change
How does it work?
When our mind is focussed on our breath, the natural vibrations in our voice help our body relax, our feelings to flow and our spirit to align with the unified field of consciousness. In this state of wholeness we become a source and conduit for wholeness in the world.
Other common benefits of vocal meditation and sound healing include:
- feeling connected, happy and light
- reduction in physical pain, tension and stress
- a calm clear mind
- greater lung capacity and vocal confidence
- access to creative insights and visions
Vocal Meditation practices can be used solo, with a friend or in a group. The effect is exponential, meaning with each person added the effect is magnified 10-fold.
No experience with meditation or sounding is necessary for any Sound Temple experience. Each practice is led in call and response, or taught and then practised in unison.
Please arrive a few minutes early to get settled and bring a closed Water bottle for drinking
Next group meditation October 26th!!
Free your voice and quiet the mind.
$20 cash drop in, e-transfer to email@example.com or register online!
"We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives." ---
Spring is the beginning of a new cycle, a time for planting new seeds in anticipation of a bountiful harvest in summer and fall. Whether the seeds are for flowers or food, the seeds journey is always one of awakening and growing according to its divine blueprint deep within. For us as human beings spring is also a time of awakening – to new or remembered desires and dreams – given to us to manifest so we may bring more joy and light into our lives, families and communities.
Kirtan is a very different kind of music. Based on ancient chants, it has the ability to quiet the mind, sooth the soul and sometimes raise the rafters with joy!
There will be a mix of meditative and energizing mantras and chants, some in Sanskrit and some in English.
Just think sing-along.
Chanting led by nature empath and planetary sound weaver Danielea Castell, co-hosted with Tanya Garland.
Kirtan is non-denominational, the Universal language of Spirit, the song of the Soul.
No singing experience is required and lyric sheets will be available. Typically everyone sits on the floor, but I will have chairs available to ensure comfort.
$20 cash or cheque or online registration.
Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Six weeks of Chair Yoga
One series prepaid $72
Two (twice a week) $130
All three $185
Cheque, cash or e-transfer. Please contact Tanya Lynne to reserve your place and confirm payment. The studio will closed over the holidays. Please just give me a call at 250-983-5077 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Chair Yoga?
Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends. In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, reduction of stress, better sleep, and a sense of well-being.
Who Can Do Chair Yoga?
Those of you with disabilities, weight challenges, inflexibility, or who just cannot get on the floor for whatever reason can benefit from -yoga on a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s amazing fitness and health potential. Office workers can also take advantage of chair yoga's adaptations to sneak in some stretches at work
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