Take Back The Power: The Future of Food In Britain
Beyond Asana: Asceticism, Alchemy, & The Tangled Roots Of Yoga. Lecture Series Exploring The History & Philosophy Of Yoga
The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ| Friday 3rd November, 7.00pm
Join us for a solution orientated panel discussion and Q&A exploring the current state of the food industry and where we’re headed unless we, the people, take responsibility and help steer the course of food in Britain towards a healthy, sustainable and globally considerate path. Panelists include Colin Tudge (The Campaign for Real Farming), Tracy Wooster (Farms Not Factories), Karen Luyckx (Feedback) and Harry Boglione (Haye Farm).
IS ECOLOGY RELEVANT? Panel Discussion + Q&A with Satish Kumar, Resurgence, Craig Bennett, Friends of the Earth CEO & Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP
Rudolf Steiner House, London | Tuesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th 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.
Mythic Imagination: The Power of Storytelling and Mythology
University College London, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT | Friday 20 October, 6.30pm
Join us at UCL to to discuss the hands-on, practical implications and relevance of an ecological approach to the crises we face. With Satish Kumar (peace activist, author and co-founder, Schumacher College), Craig Bennett (CEO, Friends of the Earth), Molly Scott Cato (Green MEP for SW England and Gibraltar)
The Healing Voice, Healing Family & Ancestors with Jill Purce
The Hoxton, Holborn | Saturday 30th September, 10.45am
A deep dive into the power of mythology and storytelling as spiritual and practical tools to connect to our true purpose, empower our lives and ignite awe and wonder at the world around us. Throughout the day we will uncover ancient myths and develop new stories to enliven and deepen our understanding of who we are, where we are, and how we are right now. Speakers and workshop leaders will guide us through our sub-conscious to explore native myths, fairy tales and folk traditions, as well as our own personal story, and how each of these affect the world we see around us.
A Comedy Evening with a Twist: The Ugly Animal Roadshow
42ACRES, Shoreditch | Wednesday 20th September, 7.30-9.30PM
42ACRES & Advaya Initiative invite you to a special evening exploring the ancient magic of sound and family constellations with Jill Purce, the pioneer of the Sound Healing and Ancestral Healing Movements.This experiential talk will explore how sound and the voice have been understood and used in different traditions as one of the most effective ways to balance the mind and body and ultimately achieve enlightenment. Jill will guide us to experience the ancient magic of Mongolian overtone chanting, sacred songs, chants, sonic meditations and more as ways to release uniquely powerful energies, which can be used for physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual healing.
The Little Yellow Door Weekender
The Library, Trafalgar Square | Thursday 25th July, 6-9PM
The Ugly Animal Roadshow is an evening dedicated to raising the profile of some of Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children, hosted at Library Club close to Trafalgar Square. Simon Watt is a biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter - best known for his work on the BAFTA winning documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants and the Channel 4 special The Elephant: Life After Death.
WILD 3: An Ecology of the Imagination with Alastair McIntosh & Petersham Nurseries
Osea Island | Friday 14th to Sunday 17th July
We are joining our friends from The Little Yellow Door for a magical weekend long getaway on a private island, only 2 hours from Central London. Complete with luxury cottages, summer fun and games, house parties and The Little Yellow Door's infamous food and cocktails. Join us for 2 Yoga classes on Saturday!
Gurl's Talk: Female Empowerment & Sexuality
42 Acres, London | Wednesday 12th July
For our third evening celebration of the WILD we were joined by Alastair McIntosh to learn about Spiritual Activism and our connection to the land. A delicious Wild vegan banquet was prepared by Michelin star Petersham Nurseries. All hosted in the beautiful 42 Acres, Shoreditch.
OCEANIC x LONDON
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.
A Summer Solstice Celebration, on International Yoga Day. Asana & Kirtan for New Beginnings with Nikki Slade & John Stirk
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 Catty Pearson and a DJ set by Pablo V.
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!
Yoga and Sound Healing Retreat at Carthew Farm, Cornwall
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.
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.
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.