Sat, 11 Nov|
Diwali Goddess Mantra Kirtan with Michelle Crozier
Diwali is a great opportunity for us to come together with intentions for light not just for ourselves and our immediate community but to wish for light for the collective & for all beings particularly around such an auspicious time as this, a time that has the power of the history of tradition behi
Time & Location
11 Nov 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
Pettistree, The Three Tuns, Pettistree, Woodbridge IP13 0HW, UK
About the event
Observed by more than a billion people across many faiths, Diwali celebrates the triumph of light over darkness & originates from the Sanskrit word Deepawali word meaning row of lamps.
It is a very significant festival in the Vedic tradition & this year begins on November 12th
All over Indian, homes are filled with lights & brightly burning clay lamps known as ‘diyas’. Some say that the oil in the lamp (diya) represents the dirt in the human mind such as hatred, lust, greed & jealousy etc. (the darkness) & the cotton used to make the wick is symbolic of 'atman' or self/soul (the light).
Diyas also signify purity, goodness, good-luck & power.
Like many traditions all over the world it is about coming together to celebrate, to eat good food together, to decorate wherever you are and oneself (wearing) new clothes etc.
Diwali is a great opportunity for us to come together with intentions for light not just for ourselves and our immediate community but to wish for light for the collective & for all beings particularly around such an auspicious time as this, a time that has the power of the history of tradition behind it.
We can do all of the external material things such as decorating our homes and wearing nice clothes but unless we do the many different practices of yoga to cultivate an inner brightness how can we expect to be radiating light when ours has been extinguished. It takes an equal amount of movement and stillness, activity and rest, focus and creativity, discipline and play and an awareness over this time. Taking in via the senses only that which assist in brightening our being.
Join Michelle crozier on Sat 11th Nov 7-9pm where we welcome in the Shakti with a special goddess mantra kirtan and come together for food after.
Originally from an opera and musical theatre background, Michelle embarked on an amazing journey of self discovery through bhakti yoga, and sound healing. She fell in love with the practices many years ago, and hasn't looked back since. Michelle is a multi-instrumentalist and a versatile singer, who originally began as a kirtan drummer and backing vocalist. She then achieved her dream of composing and recording an album of mantras, titled Journey of the Heart.
Michelle loves to teach, lead kirtans, hold sound healing and ecstatic drum dance events, and has never been more fulfilled. She loves to take people on a magical, healing journey through using her voice, and intuitive music, and is grateful to have found her soul purpose.
Mantra from the heart Kirtan£38.00+£0.95 service fee
Bring a friend ticket x 2
Second ticket is half price - this is a two person ticket£57.00+£1.43 service fee