Mythic Imagination: The Power of Storytelling and Mythology
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.
WILD 3: An Ecology of the Imagination with Alastair McIntosh & Petersham Nurseries
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.
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.
Earth Action: Shifting Mindsets, Changing Behaviour
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.
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.
Beyond Limits: Power of the Mind / Power of the Body
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!
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
Shifting Outlooks: Yoga & Ecology with Rupert Sheldrake, Peter Owen Jones & Martin Shaw
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
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.