Mantra Sounds 2016

man·tra [mántrə](man·tras): a sacred sound vibration, sung as an incantation of spiritual healing, power or shakti

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Mantra Sounds Yoga Festival is back for it’s fifth year.

Saturday 10 Sept 2016 

 

As per every year MantraSounds aims to bring the community of yoga/sacred sound &  conscious/ awareness together. This gathering of like minded souls allows the sharing into the greater community and thus spreading divine truth. 

MantraSounds is a donation based event with all proceeds being passed onto selected reputable charities. All involved in Mantrasounds from organisers to helpers and musicians contribute for free in the service of others (Karma Yoga). 

  

Entry by donation 

Yes, we will be giving to 100% of the proceeds to chosen charities, but it also allows us to share the gift of selfless giving with you.


All Welcome. There is limited space – so book tickets now.

 

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We need your help to spread the word of our festival.  Please tell your friends and family. Thank you!

Location: Swami Sarasvati Yoga Retreat – 183-185 Pit Town Road, Kenthurst, NSW

Facebook: facebook.com/aum.mantrasounds

Website: http://mantra.swami.com.au

Email: mantra@swami.com.au

Phone: 02 9654 9029

We look forward to sharing a wonderful afternoon of spiritual music and yoga with you.

Namaste & Love

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Donation Tickets

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Entry is by donation at the door, but by booking tickets it reserves your place (and helps our planning).

Artists & Events

Featuring:                                            

 Maitreya

Maitreya

Maitreya is a sublime teacher, powerful healer and an inspired sacred musician. He guides his students, clients and audiences into the heart of the truth with boundless joy, empowering them to uncover the vast radiance that is their own nature.

Maitreya has an extensive background in Music Therapy and an unshakable passion for the healing power of sound. He is a recent, first time father and has a beautiful son named Bodhi.

His much-anticipated debut solo album ‘Songs From Beyond the Sea’ was released late 2012 and is a culmination of seven years of deep study and service. His music touches and opens the heart and his voice reaches to the depths of the listener’s soul. He is an integral member of Shanti Music; the group was wildly popular at the 2011 Bali Spirit Festival.

From his home near Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney, Maitreya regularly leads retreats, workshops and concerts in Australia and overseas. “I am Maitreya, Disciple of Shakti Durga. Golden Buddha! I am the jewel in the lotus of your heart! I bring joy and uplift humanity, and I offer this to all!”

 

Kirtan with Mukti, Geeti & Prahbu (Kirtan)

Mignon (Mukti Mina) Musician, Sacred Activist and Community Builder & co founder of Divine Song.

Julie Geeti Dayashakti Rogers Kirtan (Divine song), Soul moves dance.

Prabhu Osoniqs 

For Prabhu, music is more like a painting. On the canvas of nothingness (SHUNYA).

Drumming Circle with Athill, Ben & Lyndon

Events

In conjunction with the amazing musicians there will be wonderful events including:

Yoga with Natalie Almond

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Natalie Almond has been teaching yoga for 20 years: with experience in posture correction, internal alchemy, yoga therapy, chakras and more. She has a keen eye and intuition in her classes, which enable her to fill the needs of all her students.

Natalie’s approach is gentle yet strong always focusing on core development physically and emotionally. Balance of breath and movement is a key focus in her classes as this brings about physical and mental balance, leaving you comfortable in soul. 

Natalie is very passionate about her unique teachings she has been practicing yoga for 24 years and teaching for 20 years, with an athletic background she realised fit and healthy was created by yoga more than any other physical exercise she had tried.

In 1993 Natalie traveled to Thailand where she met Asokananda; teacher of Traditional Thai massage, yoga and meditation she studied with him in a small village in the mountains of northern Thailand healing the body’s energy. Since then Natalie began practicing healing and has been coming across healers of many different modalities who shared their knowledge with her.

Natalie met Swami Sarasvati in 2001 where she completed her yoga teachers diploma, Swami the first teacher bringing yoga to Australia, a wonderfully yogic minded teacher has taught her a lot about healing and state of mind and heart.

Natalie’s healing keys is; strong belief in visualisation, creating a deep and meaningful relationship with the body and organs by talking to them with true intent. She understands the emotional state is vital to our health and the way we think.

Keeping the body, soul, spirit balanced, the 5 elements; earth, air, water, wood, fire in harmony, and the chakras active and as balanced as possilbe, we should be able to maintain a healthy immune system, flexibilty in mind and body giving a healthy emotional state. This is “alchemy”

Natalie’s classes incorporate traditional hatha style, a touch of chi kung movements, and flowing postures, posture correction plays an important part. She explains a great deal about the organs and emotional benefits through the postures and the relation to the chakras. Natalie teaches the fundamentals of yoga, healing and energy giving you the power to heal yourself. 

 Natalie’s classes are gentle yet strong, working with core muscle, asana, pranayama, bhandas and meditation. You do not need to be an expert or extremely flexible as the classes are adjusted to each individual. These classes are not floor gymnastics, they are designed to integrate body, mind, spirit and soul, bringing the entire being into a healthy state.

E-motion Yoga & QI Gong with Johnathon Dao

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E-motion Yoga is a revolutionary form of yoga that helps the body to detoxify emotional baggage such as suppressed & trapped emotions that often result in health problems and or trauma which are associated with psychological conditions and physical health concerns.

E-motion Yoga is a fun bodily process to compliment traditional talk therapies, yet unlike traditional psychotherapies E-motion Yoga aims to release the past without having to talk about the event, go into the “story” or re-experience the past.  This method creates a safe environment for one to discharge emotional stress from the nervous system and heal wounds from the past without drama.

E-motion Yoga is a synthesis or Yoga, Qigong, Breath-work, Shaking medicine, Dance and Music to release shock or trauma from the body and assist in processing and healing blocked or trapped emotions in our nervous system and subconscious allowing a safe place for the heart to feel, heal and open to love. 

E-motion Yoga provides a safe method to release trapped and repressed emotions, cutting stress & anxiety at the root within the amygdala through a more traditional method; “healing the mind through the body” with a bodily process! 

Kids Yoga with Robby Lahood from Warrior Kids Yoga ॐ

Warrior Kids Yoga is all about exploration of an ancient form of self care. We take your child on an adventure through their imagination to discover the art of play where they will develop strength, flexibility, balance & co-ordination. Most importantly your child will gain the confidence & satisfaction of mastering a new set of skills. Yoga is a great foundation for your child’s development, physical health & state of mind. Making for a happy & joyful start.

Fun is the emphasis of our program in every learning outcome.  The skills developed during our sessions will equip children with coping strategies they can transfer into everyday life. Students will enjoy creative experiences which are highly valued & synonymous with innovation & success.

Yoga, as I know it, is not about perfection. Rather commitment to your practice. It does not matter how strong or flexible you are, but more about how much patience you bring to your practice. It will encourage all involved to give it a go, learn patience & kindness. Encouraging students to take risks & try their best in a safe learning environment.

We teach kids to be warm & forgiving when making a mistake. Being mindful & compassionate with yourself & those around you is important in developing more awareness to live in the present. We encourage kids to take resposibility for their health & physical wellbeing, we have one body to live in for the rest of our lives (understanding this from an early age is key in cultivating a happy mind & body).

Yoga offers a sanctuary, a place kids can return to at any time – it teaches how to be with themselves in a calm & peaceful manner. Your child’s future is bright & holds much promise, this is what yoga teaches one pose at a time. You got all the world in you my little warriors, come look beyond what you can see. Namaste. .

https://www.facebook.com/WarriorKidsYoga

Vedic Astrology with Acharya Rajan Sharma

Acharya Rajan Sharma, Master of Vedic Astrology (MA), was born in Nepal as a member of a Spiritual family. From a young age, he appreciated the precious gifts of being able to share compassion and  knowledge to serve and sacrifice to humanity. He completed his first Master degree in Economics/Mathematics from Tribhuwan University in Nepal at the very young age of 22 years. Soon after achieving his first Masters degree, he again successfully pursued a Masters degree in the ancient science of Vedic Astrology and also a Masters Degree in Mass Communication (Journalism). His parents and grandparents had a great influence in his knowledge of astrology and spiritualism throughout his upbringing.  He was given the opportunity to research, practice and experience several spiritual and scientific philosophies throughout Nepal, India, China, Thailand, Europe, Canada, Australia and Middle East Countries both in temples and monasteries. 

 

Sweat Lodge ceremony- with Walk the Winds

 

Walks the Wind is a Navajo Road Priest who is honoured to be sharing the tradition of the Sweat Lodge ceremony with us all. The sweat lodge (also called purification ceremony) is a hut, typically dome-shaped and made with natural materials, used by the Indigenous people of the Americas for ceremonial steam baths and prayer.

There are several styles of structures used in different cultures; these include a domed or oblong hut, a permanent structure made of wood and earth, or even a simple hole dug into the ground and covered with planks or tree trunks. Stones are typically heated and then water poured over them to create steam. In ceremonial usage, these ritual actions are accompanied by traditional prayers and songs.

Wind shall offer as many “Rounds” (sets of prayers and songs) as is possible over the day, to accommodate as many people as possible.  To participate one needs to bring a light change of clothes, sarong, t-shirt and shorts or swim suit.  A towel for drying off post rounds is also necessary.

As all proceeds from ‘days efforts’ songs and prayers are going to the designated Children’s Charities,  Wind would humbly ask those who attend, to make a donation of $10 or more for your very Traditional Lodge experience.  

His songs and his words are most ancient and they come from the four corners of this beautiful World, I pray that you may join with us in this experience of cultural melding.

 

Location & Contact

Contact

Swami’s Yoga Retreat

Address: 183-185 Pitt Town Rd NSW Kenthurst NSW 2156

Facebook: facebook.com/aum.mantrasounds

Website: mantra.swami.com.au

Email: mantra@swami.com.au

Phone: 02 9654 9029

Location

Just under an hours drive from Sydney’s CBD, Swami Sarasvati’s Yoga & Wellness Retreat is nestled in 60 acres of tranquil bushland in Kenthurst, Sydney’s Hills District.

Drive: From the City Centre it should take approximately 50 minutes: Take the Lane Cove Tunnel and then the M2 to the Pennant Hills Rd exit and turn right into Pennant Hills Rd. At third set of traffic lights turn left on to Castle Hill Rd. At the end turn right into Old Northern Rd following sign to Dural. At the second set of traffic lights turn left onto Kenthurst Rd. Continue along this road for approx 5 mins and turn left into Pitt Town Rd. After 6.5 kms turn right at the wooden gates, 183 Pitt Town Rd.

Public Transport: Whilst only 50 minutes from the centre of Sydney, the retreat is another world away.  Unfortunately public transport is limited to our world on Saturday.  So by far the best option is to drive.  If you don’t drive, either convince a friend who does to come along with you, or if you post on Facebook you should be able to arrange a car pool.


Charities

Mantra Sounds is proud to support:

tong len 

Tong-Len’s mission is to help displaced communities in North India achieve a secure and sustainable future by addressing the root causes of their poverty and ill-health through a range of education and health-based projects.

Children OF Charan Tent School Displaced families from some of the poorest areas of India have come to the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Here there are a large number of communities of up to 600 people struggling to survive in flimsy make-shift shelters which offer only minimal protection against the harsh climatic conditions. Disease is rife and this is exacerbated by severe malnutrition.Children, like their parents, have little or no opportunities for education and many spend their days scavenging and begging.

Tong-Len provides a hostel program where 100 children can live go to school be and educated using the philosophy of “Holistic Child Development” providing opportunities for not only themselves but for the whole family. Health Programs in the slum s provide regular health checks and treat malnutrition in small children, encourage good ante-natal care and educate families in nutrition and hygiene.

A tent school operates in the Charan Khad slum on a daily basis providing basic literacy and numeracy to children who beg, they are given one healthy meal a day. This tent school has been a temporary structure made from bamboo poles and plastic, now Tong- Len is constructing a permanent school in the slum and is seeking donations to provide equipment for assisting the teachers in their work.

Last year through the generous donations received from the Mantra Fesitval the tent school has been completed and we now seek support for the basic tools for education.

We are a small charity and with your support we really can make a difference. You can help by making a donation, sponsoring a child or one of our projects, or by becoming a volunteer. 

 

hope and home 

HOPE and HOME endeavour to directly contribute to the sustainable development of rural Nepali communities and to provide our volunteers with meaningful and socially responsible opportunities for travel, service and cultural exchange. HOPE and HOME are always ready to assist the local community in practical ways and we aim to be flexible in the support we offer to meet specific needs within the community.

They work directly with travellers and volunteering companies to reach an audience in direct need of a helping hand.

This year, the funds raised from Mantra Sounds will be passed on to aid the flood victims in Western Nepal. Please find below some details on these devastating floods. 

Flash floods and mudslides following heavy rains in August have killed at least 85 people in Nepal and cut off remote communities in the mountains.

The landslides and flooding were triggered by annual monsoon rains since causing rain-soaked earth and rocks to crash down on homes while rivers swelled and washed away low-lying villages.

According to the report, 75 people were unaccounted for and 36 others were in hospitals and medical centres.   It was not certain if the missing people were trapped in their damaged homes, washed away by floods or out of contact due to snapped communication links, officials said.  According to the report more than 25 percent of Nepal’s 75 administrative districts were hit by landslides or floods and more than 200 houses are destroyed and other homes are completely underwater and around  3,500 people have been rescued and housed in school and community buildings, official.

More than 30 bodies have been recovered and from landslide in Sunkoshi river which is 120 km from Kathmandu. The landslide is blocking the sunkoshi river forming a lame is which is threatening to cause downstream flash flood.

The national emergency operations center has asked for health, food, shelter and logestic support in most affected area of Nepal. The government still not have adequate funds to provide food, water or shelter to the victims.

Many of the NGOs, individuals and Non residential Nepalese have been collecting and helping landslide and flood victims.

We Hope and Home also would like to put some effort to help those Nepalese brother and sisters who have lost their families, shelter and expecting brotherhood from us.

http://www.hopenhome.org