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Yoga of Sound & Kirtan Retreat with Geeti & Gyan - Kenthurst NSW

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Treat yourself to a deeply nourishing, energising and heart opening weekend retreat with Geeti & Gyan, in a haven of tranquility on the outskirts of Sydney.

Open to a sanctuary of peace, joy and bliss within through the practice of ancient Indian sound based techniques (yoga of sound and kirtan) to settle the nervous system, awaken dormant energy and free blockages in your voice. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen our connection to ourselves, to nature and to each other through the healing power of sound, music, movement, and group sharing. 

Be guided by Geeti and Gyan’s open-hearted and inclusive facilitation, which will allow you to relax, let go of stress and anxiety, and open to uninhibited, authentic, and embodied expression.

Let the body be rejuvenated with Geeti & Gyan's morning yoga sessions and movement meditations, and be nourished by wholesome vegetarian food. 

There will be time too for nature walks and swim in the pool, and/or taking precious you-time to be and restore. 

There is the option too to share a song or kirtan with the group for the Open Mic Night, with warm encouragement and musical support provided by Geeti & Gyan.

In this retreat experience, you will be given opportunity to listen deeply to your heart, share with each other, receive from Mother Earth, and bless her in turn with sacred mantra, kirtan and prayer.

In this workshop we will: 

* Practice yoga āsanas and movements that will prepare the body and voice for expressing and singing freely. 

* Immerse ourselves in a meditative toning technique that will calm the nervous system, open the different dimensions and resonance of our voices and ground us in the centre of our being.

* Learn and practice the empowering Indian SARGAM classical Indian scale which helps to activate, energise and balance our voice and our chakras.  

* Open your voice and heart with kirtan, the group singing of mantras, and connect with your inner joy and bliss.

* Integrate with deeply relaxing sound healings featuring Tibetan singing and Alchemy crystal bowls. 

* Be held, surrounded by nature, in a supportive and non-judgemental environment so that you can feel safe to freely explore and express yourself. 

This will be a beautiful opportunity to uplift our vibration, open our voices and expand our hearts through sound, mantra and movement practices.

This retreat is suitable for those who have had some prior experience as well as absolute beginners who might feel very shy about singing! 

Nāda Yoga, the yoga of union through sound, helps purify and harmonise our gross and subtle energy fields in alignment with our natural vibration.

All are welcome! 

Some Testimonials:

“Practicing Nāda Yoga with Geeti and Gyan has opened up so many treasures and is one of my most favourite things to do. So blessed to receive the deep connection, softness and openings... Thank you.” (Athena)

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You inspired me to think differently yesterday. All my life I've believed and been told I can't sing in tune so don't bother. Now I will bother and listen with different ears guided by your experience that can release my voice. How liberating and magical that thought feels.” (Annette)

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Limited spaces available! - so please book soon to secure your place.

TIME:

Thursday 17 Oct, 3.30pm - Sunday 20 October, 2.30pm

ADDRESS:

Swami’s Yoga Retreat, 183 Pitt Town Rd, Kenthurst NSW 2156

EXCHANGE:

Twin / Queen Room:

Super Early Bird $947

Early Bird $1047

Full Price $1147

Single Room: 

Super Early Bird $1197

Early Bird $1297

Full Price $1397

Glamping Twin / Queen:

Super Early Bird $847

Early Bird $947

Full Price $1047 

Glamping single: 

Super Early Bird $947

Early Bird $1047

Full Price $1147

Super Early Bird til 7 July

Early Bird 7 July - 1 Sept

Full Price from 1 Sept

All meals (vegetarian) INCLUDED in this price.

NB. We have very limited availability for single rooms.

NB. We also have some TRIPLE and QUAD ROOM options coming soon. Please contact us if you’re interested.

HOW TO BOOK + PAY:

Reserve your place with a non-refundable DEPOSIT of $400 + $10.50 booking fee paid via Humanitix link. The balance is due by 29 August 2024, payable by Direct Bank Transfer without fees.

Acct Geeti & Gyan

BSB 062-162

Acct No 10213269

2. OR to pay in full, please email us with your preferred accommodation type at: info@geetiandgyan.com

Then on confirmation of your booking, pay the full amount by Direct Bank Transfer without fees (see bank details above).

3. If you want to pay by credit card, please email us at: info@geetiandgyan.com and state your preferred accommodation type. If available, we will send you a Humanitix link to book by credit card, which will include booking fees.

CANCELLATION POLICY

- 28 days or more before retreat, full refund minus $400 non-refundable deposit, minus 15% admin fee.

- Between 28 and 14 days, full refund minus $400 non-refundable deposit, minus 25% admin fee.

- Less than 14 days – no refund.

- Credit offered for extreme circumstances.

WHAT IS NĀDA YOGA?

Nāda Yoga is a form of yoga that works with sound as a technique for bringing us into a state of unity and calm quickly. It is especially powerful in restoring our nervous systems to a balanced state.

Mantra and music as a focus for meditation is a powerful and enjoyable way to bypass the busy mind and access a deep and nourishing stillness that resides within us all. Through a variety of sound based practices based on the ancient Vedic tradition of mantra and the Indian classical music tradition we are able to refine our ability to listen deeply, to free our voices and expand our hearts so we may rest in a state of fullness and joy.

WHAT IS KIRTAN?

Kirtan is one form of Nāda Yoga (Yoga of sound) and Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of the heart) combining ancient sanskrit sounds (mantras) with melody and rhythm offered in dynamic call and response.

Mantra is a vehicle, tool and sound vibration to bring the mind from a state of flux to stillness. When the mind is still, we are truly ourselves – peaceful, loving, blissful and free!

Kirtan and mantra can help elevate our thoughts & emotions, purify and boost our energy and expand our awareness and can be practised by everyone, regardless of age or experience.

Vocal toning is a simple and powerful technique that will help settle your nervous system, enhance relaxation, release stress, bring focus and clarity, boost your immune system, and energise and uplift your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Mantra, kirtan and toning are all components of nāda yoga.

No musical experience is required, just a heart willing to sing, share and receive!

For more info, visit:

https://www.geetiandgyan.com

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I AM A COMPLETE BEGINNER! CAN I STILL COME?

Most certainly. 

The practises will be guided carefully so that they will be accessible for those who are coming for the first time.

The main thing is to have an open mind and willingness to emerge yourself in the experience.

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WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE AND TAKE HOME WITH ME?

* A simple and powerful vocal toning technique that will help settle your nervous system, enhance relaxation and release stress, bring focus and clarity, boost your immune system and energise and uplift you physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

* How to chant Sanskrit Mantras that you can continue to practice at home. You will learn the correct pronunciation and specific meaning.

* An enhanced ability to listen deeply and connect with a source of inner stillness and peace.

* More confidence and freedom in your vocal expression and an expanded and lighter heart! 

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About Geeti and Gyan :

Geeti & Gyan are a Sydney-based kirtan and conscious music duo who bring a joyful presence to their innovative fusion of mantra, heart song, meditation, yoga and sound healing to celebrate the beauty of the heart.

Geeti and Gyan love offering inclusive spaces through their music and facilitation which support people to relax, let go, express, heal and feel deep nourishment and peace.

Geeti is certified Nāda yoga teacher with the ‘Heart of Sound’ teacher training. She continues her music and vocal training with her teacher Sudhanshu Sharma. She holds a diploma of 1-1 sound healing with the Academy of sound healing is also a qualified Soul Motion conscious dance and Kiryuho movement facilitator.

Gyan is an accredited hatha yoga, mantra and meditation teacher, kirtanist and singer-songwriter.  He also holds a diploma of 1-1 sound healing with the Academy of sound healing. 

Their original East-meets-West conscious music fuses contemporary and traditional kirtan and mantra with uplifting English lyrics, and features vocals, guitar, harmonium, sitar, cajon, manjira and flute.

Geeti and Gyan also incorporate celestial and grounding instruments into their opening meditations and closing sound baths, such as Alchemy crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, hand pan, shamanic drum, ocean drum, rainstick, sansula and chimes, for deep relaxation, healing and integration.

They are based in Sydney and offer regular concerts, classes, workshops and retreats both in person and online and also love invites!  

They are also core members of the Northern Beaches based kirtan group 'Sound Samadhi'. 

They are available for 1-1 private sound healing sessions and music tuition upon request. 

Geeti and Gyan are also excited about releasing some of their recently recorded music soon! 

Geeti and Gyan’s purpose is to create pathways to love in service of humanity and the Earth, inspiring us to open and deepen into the love we are.

www.geetiandgyan.com


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