A Summer Solstice Celebration, on International Yoga Day. Asana & Kirtan for New Beginnings with Nikki Slade & John Stirk
Wild Waters: Awakening to Well-Being. Ancient Pilgrimage Route to Aquae Sulis, Bath
The Nehru Centre, London | Wednesday 21st June
We are honoured to be joined by John Stirk and Nikki Slade for a special event in celebration of International Yoga Day and the Summer Solstice. We will celebrate New Beginnings and the height of Summer with Yoga, Kirtan and Meditation.
Advaya Healing Area At Virgo Festival 2017
Bath, UK | 3rd - 4th June, 2017
Connect to nature, cleanse your spirit and awaken your inner wildness on a special pilgrimage, walking an ancient route from Frome to the holy waters of Aquae Sulis, Bath. Culminating in the unique hot mineral-rich springs where the Celts revered their goddess Sul, and which have drawn pilgrims for thousands of years.
Earth Action: Shifting Mindsets, Changing Behaviour
Exeter, Devon | 26th – 29th May 2017
Nestled in the grounds of an 800 year-old stately home in Devon countryside, Advaya will be hosting the healing area for the third year running. Virgo festival is an intimate party in the most stunning natural surroundings - showcasing underground sounds and redefining festivals as a means of escapism.
Plastic Oceans Documentary Film Screening & Q&A by Producer Jo Ruxton
The Hoxton, Holborn, London | Saturday 20th May 2017
Talks, lunch and workshops exploring the reality of climate change & our relationship towards the crisis. Kundalini Yoga, Sound & Meditation, Vini Yoga & Art workshops by Siri Sadhana Kaur, Miranda Taylor and Sarah Corbett, with talks from Alex Evans, Damien Short, Iain McGilchrist and Sarah Corbett.
Feminine Design: Thriving Life & Indigenous Wisdom with Pat McCabe, Woman Stands Shining
Regent’s Street Cinema, London | Monday 24 April, 2017
Plastic pollution is a global issue that impacts our ocean, our health and our wellbeing. Through education, science and our film, the Plastic Oceans team is working to stem the tide of plastic entering the ocean, before it is too late.
WILD: Connect Your Heart, ReWild Your Soul
42 Acres, London | Thursday 20th April
Slow down, unplug, and reconnect with your most beautiful, brilliant, balanced and joyful self, as we explore true feminine design and the indigenous framework for Thriving Life.
Art and Yoga Retreat
42 Acres, Shoreditch | Thursday 6 April, 2017
ReWilding the Soul talk by Rachel Corby, Yoga & Earth Ritual with Leila Sadeghee, and a Wild Food Feast. Come and connect to the wildness within!
OCEANIC: Oceans Conservation & Creativity
Andalusia, Spain | 22 – 26 March, 2017
Advaya Initiative invites you to Finca La Herradura, in beautiful Southern Spain for five days of Vinyassa Krama Yoga and Gentle Art Healing, taught and assisted by Christabel Reed and Laura Fraser.
Gurl's Talk: Female Empowerment & Sexuality
Covent Garden | Friday 30th June
We are excited to be partnering for Oceanic for their London launch. This will be a dynamic evening exploring Ocean Conservation and Creativity complete with a panel discussion and Q&A, film screenings, live music by Will Heard and a DJ set by Pablo Wansbrough
Wild: Alastair McIntosh, Spiritual Activism: A Journey into an Ecology of the Imagination
180 The Strand | Saturday 1st July
A day when Gurls and Women alike can come together as we explore Female Sexuality, Mental Heath, and what it means to be a Woman today. Panel Discussions & Interviews are accompanied by Movement, Yoga & Meditation Workshops, all complete with a Library, Pop-Up shop, Poetry reading & Live Jam.
Beyond Asana: Asceticm, Alchemy, & The Tangled Roots Of Yoga. Lecture Series Exploring The History & Philosophy Of Yoga
42 Acres, London | Wednesday 12th July
Join us for our third WILD night, this time joined by Alistair McIntosh to explore spiritual activism, connecting with the world around us to sustain and empower. With a wholesome yoga workshop and candle-lit vegan banquet dinner prepared by Petersham Nurseries.
Find Your Story: Storytelling & Mythology of the Land
The Nehru Centre, Mayfair, London | All Tuesdays in October
Join us for an exciting lecture series taking us beyond asana to explore the myriad roots of yoga as it emerged in the Indian sub continent over the last 3 millennia. We have invited the most important scholars and teachers in the field. Each event can be booked separately, or you can attend the whole course. For everyone: students, teachers, and anyone interested in Yoga, Philosophy and History.
Yoga and Sound Healing Retreat at Carthew Farm, Cornwall
The Hoxton, Holborn | Saturday 30th September, 11am
Joined by an amazing line-up of Speakers and Workshop leaders we devote this day to a celebration of Storytelling and Mythology, indigenous cultural heritage and the rich fabric of ancient lore imbued in both our own and foreign lands. A morning of soul-moving workshops, delicious vegan lunch, and afternoon of spirit-igniting stories and talks.
Yoga and Rewilding Retreat at Carthew Farm, Cornwall
Carthew Farm, Cornwall | 26th - 30th October, 2016
Set in the beautiful surroundings of Carthew Farm in Cornwall, Advaya hosted our third retreat with yoga, meditation, sound healing, wild swimming, walks and vegan food.
Beyond Limits: Power of the Mind / Power of the Body
Carthew Farm, Cornwall | 4th - 8th May, 2016
In the Spring of 2016, Advaya Initiative had the absolute pleasure of hosting twenty-two twenty-something year olds at Carthew Farm for their second, very affordable, Yoga and Rewilding Retreat.
Earth Festival: Plant Medicine, Shamanism, Connecting with Nature, with Bonny Casel, Kurikindi, Emma Jane Kemp, Guy Hayward & William Parsons, Stewart Gilchrist, Colin Dunsmuir
The Hoxton, Holborn | Saturday 11th February 2017
A day of workshops and talks exploring how we can take ourselves beyond mentally or physically imposed limits, and fulfill our potential.
Yoga and Ecology festival with Satish Kumar, Stewart Gilchrist, Mick Collins and Nick Jankel
The Hoxton, Holborn | Saturday 23rd April 2016
A day of Yoga and Ecology in celebration of Earth Day 2016 with talks by Bonny Casel, Kurikindi, The British Pilgrimage Trust and Colin Dunsmuir, with Vegan Food, Sound Healing, Yoga and Meditation Workshops
Advaya Healing Space At Virgo Festival 2016
The Tabernacle, Notting Hill | Saturday 5th September 2015
Advaya’s First Yoga and Ecology festival with acclaimed special guests Satish Kumar, Stewart Gilchrist, Mick Collins and Nick Jankel with Vegan Food and Live Music from London AfroBeat Collective
Shifting Outlooks: Yoga & Ecology with Rupert Sheldrake, Peter Owen Jones & Martin Shaw
Virgo Festival, Devon | 27th - 30th May 2016
For the second year running Advaya Initiative had the absolute pleasure of hosting the Healing Area at Virgo Festival 2016. Virgo is settled among the rolling hills and enchanting woodland of Devon.
The Hoxton, Shoreditch | Saturday 5th November 2016
On Saturday 5 November Advaya Initiative brought together some of the UK's most exciting writers, activists, healers and teachers for a full day of workshops including talks, music, food, yoga, sound healing and meditation.