The Embodiment of Shiva Shakti
Join Faye for The Embodiment of Shiva Shakti, a yoga series which will give you a better understanding of how to balance your energies & the importance of sacred union, both within and without, of Shiva & Shakti.
One of the central concepts in classical Tantric Yoga Philosophy is that of prakasha and vimarsha otherwise known as the dyadic duo of Tantric Mythology Shiva & Shakti. These two aspects of the divine reflect our true nature and our vehicles that carry that true nature throughout this life.
Shiva – prakasha is the light of consciousness the masculine energy and Shakti – vimarsha is the feminine energy of self awareness.
The aim in yoga is a deep honouring, respect, & ‘union’ of both our feminine and masculine aspects and, in tantric yoga especially, a fine balance of recognising our divinity but also at the same time honouring this human existence.
This journey has already taken place, but recordings can be purchased on demand where you will have each class recording for 5 days.
Understanding Shiva is to understand the light of consciousness and the power of Self awareness.
We cultivate the awareness of the acts of Shiva within, in every moment both universally and within our own selves. Bringing a greater understanding of the way of things & the bigger picture of life.
Our first session and first step is to access this pulsating flow of universal power that we inherently are.
In this practice we acknowledge the energy of Shakti, becoming fully present to the glory of this human existence, our bodies our housings or vehicles for our little individual expressions of the universal power.
When we become aware of how this power expresses itself through us in a way that is completely unique to us, we understand the truth and the reason for our existence.
Spanda the inherent creative vibration of universal consciousness as it moves in to, (shakti feminine) & out of, (shiva masculine) form.
Understanding that contraction is a natural occurrence in order for there to be significant change, enables us to better surrender to the pulse of life, trusting that in contraction (shakti) lies the seeds of expansion (shiva).
What you will need
* an internet connection
* a candle or incense and anything else, such as crystals, essential oils, murtis, photographs etc., that you feel sets up a puja in support of your practice.
* yoga mat
* meditation cushion or bolster
* mala beads (if they you them)
* yoga bricks
* blindfold (not an eye cushion)
* journal & pen
* The day before each session you will receive a pdf workbook document via email that you will need to print off.
What to expect...
* A woven tapestry of Mythology & Philosophy
* Awakening & Enlivening pranamayama & mantra
* Transcendent & Visceral Movement
* Meditative kramas
* Meaningful journaling prompts to ignite a greater understanding of themes
* An equal expression of lila and mauna
What our students say
Anonymous 14Thank you for Fridays workshop. It was just brilliant Faye. Thank you for staying open and brave to let the beautiful Shakti flow through and out. I really felt it, and your letter hit me right in the heart cave xx I’ve been musing on it all and listening to the chants. Looking forward to this Friday. Thanks again Faye. I can really feel your love and support at the moment, and I’m so grateful ❤️
Anonymous 13Just completed part 1 of Shiva/Shakti. Bliss. Thank you
Anonymous 12Thank you so much for yesterday’s class, it was beautiful. I haven’t yet written my letter but have finished the five acts and wow it was so powerful. I couldn’t believe what came to me when I was journaling, so thank you. I can’t wait for next week already ??
Anonymous 11Thank you so much for your wonderful class on Friday (and the links you sent of course!). I loved it and it was beautiful as well as super insightful and touching emotionally. The writing exercise we did has been really revelatory for me and I am setting aside some proper time to also write the letter once I have finished digging the allotment this weekend, which has given me hours yesterday to reflect on all you talked about, so digging both inside and out.
Anonymous 10Thank you so much for your amazing workshop this morning. I could feel your heart in it. Lots of tears my end. Utterly brilliant.