44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ | Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2018, 9.30am-6pm
An inspirational weekend of exceptional Masterclasses, Workshops, Talks and Films with more than 30 renowned modern teachers and scholars of Yoga. Ruby and Christabel, co-founders of Advaya Initiative, are teaching on Saturday and Sunday, ‘Rewilding from Within’ and ‘Practicing for Peace Inside and Out’.
Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6XT | Monday 8 October 2018, 18.30-21.00
“Enchantment has nothing to do with magical thinking; rather, it is founded on an understanding of the mythic imagination as a living principle that draws us into deeper, lasting relationship with this beautiful, animate Earth” … Join Sharon Blackie and Mac Macartney to explore our relationships to the Dreaming and the Awakening so we can reclaim our future and name it beautiful.
St Ethelburga's Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG | Tuesday 10th July, 18.30-20.45
A very special evening in collaboration with St Ethelburga's (and in their beautiful nave) with Tiokasin Ghosthorse. Tiokasin Ghosthorse is a member of the Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota, and a teacher of indigenous worldviews and knowledge. Through conversation, ritual, music and storytelling we will explore indigenous perspectives on Spiritual Ecology and reviving a sacred world.
For our fifth evening celebration of the WILD we will be joined by Nessie Reid as we explore how the principles of Spiritual Ecology can bring us into Harmony with our Food System. A delicious Wild vegan banquet will be prepared by Michelin star Petersham Nurseries. All hosted by us in the beautiful 42ACRES, Shoreditch.
Garden Gate, 59 Ladbroke Grove, London, W11 3AT. (Entrance on St. John's Gardens - next to the church) | Saturday 16th June, 10am-5pm
A one day exploration of your personal & emotional relationship with money. Through guided meditation, dynamic group exercises, personal reflection and questioning, you will become aware of disempowering patterns and beliefs holding you back from creating a life where money serves you. This workshop is for those who are ready to step into alignment with abundance.
With Brett Scott, Duncan McCann and Jaya Klara Brekke. To ensure a more democratic, sustainable and prosperous future we need to look to radical, ethical solutions that go beyond the debt-growth trap. We need to find an economic system where ecological sustainability, social justice, and financial stability go hand in hand: an economy that meets the needs of all, not just the privileged few, and allows us to thrive.
Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone | Saturday 7th April, 9.15am-5.00pm
Join us and Ulex Project for a unique and timely contribution to addressing a key challenge of our time: how to nourish the self while (and through) creating social change, enabling this to be a means of flourishing, both individually and for society. A day of presentations, discussions and workshops bringing together leading activists and change makers from across the UK and beyond.
Justine Huxley (St. Ethelburga's) • Asad Rehman (War on Want) • Alasdair Roxburgh (Friends of the Earth) • Sophy Banks (Transition Towns Movement) • Bayo Akomolafe (The Emergence Network) • Pat McCabe (Indigenous Rights) • Sarah Corbett (Craftivist Collective) • Natasha Adams (Campaigns Consultant) • Rachel Lilley (Aberystwyth University) • Guhyapati (Ulex Project & The Eco-Dharma Centre) • Gita Parihar (Legal Consultant) • Ruby & Christabel Reed (Advaya Initiative)
The Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, W1B 2HW | Monday 23rd April, 7.30PM
Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide – the killing of African Elephants and Rhinos – in this sweeping and sobering expose of an underreported crisis. As the single-digit population of Northern White Rhinoceros ticks closer to zero, Brooks outlines the myriad factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal wildlife trade and international terrorism and border security.
The Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, W1B 2HW | Monday 12th February, 7.00PM
Join us for evening with explorer Bruce Parry, who will be hosting a post screening Q&A. Tawai is the word the nomadic hunter gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, we travel the world to learn from people living lives very different to our own. From the jungles of Malaysia to the tributaries of the Amazon, TAWAI is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself.
To ensure a more democratic, sustainable and prosperous future we need to look to radical, ethical solutions that go beyond the debt-growth trap. We need to find an economic system where ecological sustainability, social justice, and financial stability go hand in hand: an economy that meets the needs of all, not just the privileged few, and allows us to thrive.
The Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, W1B 2HW | Wednesday 10th January, 7.00PM
Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion.
Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.
42ACRES, Shoreditch | Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May
An urban retreat with Guy Burgs offering the opportunity to dial into your own powerful healing intelligence and giving your whole system a total reboot. Our ability to experience and express love is a reflection of how open we are to life, both its extraordinary wonder and its many challenges. In this introductory workshop Burgs will explore with us the importance of loving kindness, appreciation and gratitude and genuine compassion, in the process of realising and living to our true potential.
For our fourth evening celebration of the WILD we will be joined by Mac Macartney to learn about our deep connection to the natural world, inviting us to return back home to our authentic selves. A delicious Wild vegan banquet will be prepared by Michelin star Petersham Nurseries. All hosted by us in the beautiful 42ACRES, Shoreditch.
The Hoxton, Holborn | Saturday 25th November, 10.45am-4.45pm
Lunar Cycle Alignment Workshop and Talk with Merilyn Keskula (Milky Moon Lab), Harmonising Ayurveda Lunch & Talk, Morning Workshops include Kundalini Yoga, Drawing the Female Form and Vinyasa Krama Yoga. We need an economy based on sustainability, integrity, gratitude, connection with nature and collaboration. The connection to natural cycles is the foundation for changing the world on an individual and collective level through our presence and our power to create, build and innovate. Together we can learn to heal and strengthen the connection to our wild power by becoming more aware of the guidance of our bodies, the Universe, and how the natural cycles influence every cell and every moment of our being.
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).
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poundon House, Bicester OX27 9BB | Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd September 2018.
Join us in the beautiful surroundings of Poundon House in Oxfordshire for a long weekend of deeply healing Yoga, nature-based practices, creativity and Ayurvedic food. Immerse yourself in your practice and be supported by Alicia Roscoe from &Sister and Ruby Reed from Advaya Initiative as we celebrate the Autumn Equinox and the movement towards the next stage of the year.
Carthew Farm, St Issey, Wadebridge PL27 7RQ | Wednesday 28th to Sunday 4th March
A special and rare opportunity to learn from peace activist Satish Kumar, practice Yoga, meet like-minded individuals and connect with the wild and beautiful land of Cornwall. With vegan food, Wild Swimming, Walking, Wilderness Connection and Yoga Workshops.
Trasierra, Seville, Spain | Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th May
A very special opportunity to connect to nature and your practice at the beautiful Trasierra, perched among the wild hills of Southern Spain. With Vegetarian Food, Walking, Wilderness Connection, Chanting, Breathing and Yoga Workshops.
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!
In May 2015 Advaya spent a magical week away in Corsica, practicing 3 hours of asana and 1 hour of meditation & pranayama a day. Delicious vegan food was prepared every day by Ithaka Roddam, which nurtured, healed and strengthened us from the inside.
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.
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.