Yoga Vibes x Benk+Bo Brunch
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga Vibes x Benk+Bo Brunch

We are teaming up with Yoga Vibes to bring you a Saturday morning packed with three of your favourite weekend essentials: yoga, prosecco + brunch!

Come stretch out with us in 2019 with 75 minutes of yoga energising, restorative and relaxing yoga, topped off with a delicious and healthy breakfast and a glass of fizz. If you want to go booze free - we'll be serving up alternative juices/ smoothies.

With Scandinavian inspired interiors, a dedicated yoga space and private family style dining area, we can't wait to invite you to this stunning space and share the fun.

We will be rounding off the yoga by serving up a well-earned brunch bursting with :

  • Cardamom and poppyseed Norwegian waffles with berry compote and sour cream.

  • Avocado on toasted sourdough with poached eggs and everything bagel seasoning.

  • Portobello mushrooms and cream cheese on toasted sourdough, topped with pistachio pesto and seeds.

  • Cacao, coconut and and almond chia pudding with orange and pomegranate. (Dietary requirements catered for, we can offer vegetarian, vegan + gluten free options - just let us know! )

All levels welcome, from first timers to those with a daily practice, YogavibesLDN events are the perfect way to unwind and destress while discovering new foodie venues across London.

Bring old friends or come to make new ones. Don’t worry about flying solo we’ll welcome you and make you feel right at home. [Plus you'll get the] chance to get to know your fellow yogis. Places are limited so book your place today! All mats provided.

Plus, did you know that we donate a percentage of proceeds from every event to charity? Well we do and this month we are donating to Cancer Research, a charity close to both of our hearts.

Follow us on Instagram @yogavibesldn or email us at yogavibesldn@gmail.com if you want to find out more about our events, classes or private bookings (we do parties and hen do's too!)

TICKETS £35

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Charity Mandala Vinyasa Yoga Class w/ Live Guitar
Jun
23
2:30 PM14:30

Charity Mandala Vinyasa Yoga Class w/ Live Guitar

Come along for a Mandala Vinyasa Yoga Masterclass featuring live improv guitar at the gorgeous Benk + Bo, all in aid of charity!

Based on the 4 basic elements of the universe - Fire, Water, Air and Earth - Mandala Vinyasa is a strong and creative flow taking you 360 degrees around the mat. Each element connects to a certain part of the body and the physical practice aims at working deeper into each of these target groups of muscles.

Olivia Ball @oballyoga will be leading a WATER MANDALA Masterclass - focused on working deeper into the hips and groin in a flowing, spiralling movement around the mat. We work to lengthen and strengthen through the quads and inner thighs, helping to release through tight hip flexors.

The class will be accompanied by incredible live music from Michael Sebastian @bastiancrations, an improv musician and looping artist. Using guitar, beatbox and vocals, he draws on inspiration from his surroundings to layer sounds and ideas on the fly, creating a rich and vibrant sound. His music incorporates elements of modern electronic, world music and jazz in a groovy fusion of different styles.

100% of profits will also go to the Teenage Cancer Trust! This is an amazing charity providing life-changing care and support to young people in the UK with cancer so they don’t have to face it alone. See more here: https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/

Tickets £16 // PURCHASE HERE

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How To Build Your Wellness Business
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

How To Build Your Wellness Business

Whatever stage you’re at with your wellness business, you can harness the power of growing your brand.

Join us at Benk and Bo for a panel on the key strategies you need to bolster your business, and learn from those who have already done it.

You’ll gain an understanding of how to turn your business dreams into reality, attract and keep customers, build a strong brand, pitch to influencers and journalists, financial pitfalls to avoid and how to harness the power of your network and build partnerships.

**20% OF TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO EXTINCTION REBELLION TO SUPPORT WITH OUR CURRENT CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS**

Speakers:

Tamara Driessen, aka Wolf Sister, Crystal Healer, Tarot Reader, Reiki Master and author of 'The Crystal Code'

Stephanie Johnson, co-founder of Pollen + Grace

Jasmin Harsono, founder of Emerald and Tiger

Nicole de Leiburne, founder of Self Care Co. 

You’ll leave knowing how to:

Achieve cut through in a saturated market

Create an inspiring social media presence

Keep yourself motivated through challenges

Market yourself effectively

Build strategic relationships

Plus Q & A


Please email hello@samsaracommunications.com if you require any more information 

TICKETS £17.50 / PURCHASE HERE

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Intimate Basement Live Music Sessions
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Intimate Basement Live Music Sessions

Benk+Bo are super excited to invite you to regular concerts on the last Thursday of each month in our beautiful basement event space surrounded by gorgeous greenery ✨

Each evening will comprise of a line-up of 3 carefully selected local artists of different genres, giving you a varied taste of the local London music scene accompanied by our in-house bar serving delicious natural wines, craft beers & cocktails.

Ticket £10 // PURCHASE HERE

50% discount code available for friends & family & FREE for Benk+Bo members.

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YSM8 Veggie Supper Club with Live Qawwali Fusion Music
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

YSM8 Veggie Supper Club with Live Qawwali Fusion Music

YSM8 are buzzing to invite you to a non-profit veggie supper-club with a live Qawwali fusion performance by Abi Sampa + Band.

YSM8 ( yes mate!) series was founded by creative Poonam Dhuffer. We bring fresh flavours straight from the Punjabi kitchen to South – East London tables. The cultivation of a communal spirit and sharing ideas will be, as always, at the heart of YSM8. The series of inclusive supper clubs events celebrate vegetarian Punjabi cuisine fused with global beats, so expect some uplifting music, home-cooked food, and a booze-free zone.

Abi Sampa blends the sounds of Qawwali, Carnatic and Western music, to create capture your heart. Expect to hear Tabla beats, harmonium, Veena, and guitar. If like us, you love the King of Qawwali - Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, then you won’t want to miss this performance.

Bring your mum, mate or even a date! Get ready for an afternoon filled with home-cooked Punjabi flavours and captivating sounds.  

Follow Nishkam on Instagram @nishkamswat or email them info@swatlondon.com

Follow Abi Sampa + Band on Instagram @abisampa
Keep up to date with YSM8, via InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Love,

Poonam & The YSM8 team!

MORE DETAILS & TICKETING LINK HERE

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Salty Studio x Isabella Mitchell: Map Making Workshop
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Salty Studio x Isabella Mitchell: Map Making Workshop

Salty Studio and Isabella Mitchell are collaborating to create... a map making workshop at Benk + Bo!

Mapmaking Workshop with Isabella Mitchell:

A mapmaking workshop which places focus on sensory storytelling and revels in the traces of fleeting yet fond holiday memories. To begin the workshop, you will be briefly introduced to the history of map design, with examples of characteristic features and artistic interpretations to inspire your own creation.

Through a series of hands-on, creative exercises, you will be encouraged to recall journeys and visualise destinations. You will learn how to translate your memories into a visual language, through cutting, collaging, mark-making, with the additional option of drawing if you wish.

You will leave the workshop with your own map, and a unique process which you can use to visually describe geographical locations, as shaped by your own personal experiences.  

All materials are provided for this workshop, which is suitable for all abilities. Children over the age of 14 are welcome if accompanied by a parent. Books and visual references will be provided. Feel free to bring your own inspiring visuals such as photos or sketchbooks if desired.

Food (of course):

During the workshop, Maud from Salty Studio will present 5 different snacks inspired by remote islands around the world and tell a short story about where these come from and their history.

The following islands have been picked to inspire each snack! Here are a couple of ingredients you can expect to see...

+ Faroe Islands, Denmark: turnips, volcanic charcoal powder, fish & seaweed

+ Edinburgh of the seven seas, Tristan da Cuhna: potatoes multiple ways

+ Comoros Island: vanilla, plantains, seafood, coconut milk

+ Kerguelen Islands, French Southern & Antarctic Lands: crêpes, salted caramel sauce

+ Nunavut islands, Canada: all about berries

Salty Studio is founded by Maud de Rohan Willner, a French/British creative food & experience designer in London. Focusing on the senses, she aims to tell stories and create interactive experiences for her guests to remember. Combining food and design she wants to explore innovative ways to convey messages and transmit emotions, through textures, colours, flavours, aromas and more.

Isabella Mitchell is a freelance designer and illustrator based in London. Her practice centres around drawing places, people and objects from observation. She simplifies forms down to shape, colour and line, and explores relationships through composition, to create playful prints and digital illustrations. She designs and runs workshops to promote the mindful benefits of drawing and designing, within an environment which is easy to access, engage with and connect.

TICKETS £40 // PURCHASE HERE

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Intimate Basement Live Music Sessions
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Intimate Basement Live Music Sessions

Benk+Bo are super excited to invite you to regular concerts on the last Thursday of each month in our beautiful basement event space surrounded by gorgeous greenery ✨

Each evening will comprise of a line-up of 3 carefully selected local artists of different genres, giving you a varied taste of the local London music scene accompanied by our in-house bar serving delicious natural wines, craft beers & cocktails.

Ticket £10 // PURCHASE HERE

50% discount code available for friends & family & FREE for Benk+Bo members.

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Intimate Basement Live Music Sessions
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Intimate Basement Live Music Sessions

Benk+Bo are super excited to invite you to regular concerts on the last Thursday of each month in our beautiful basement event space surrounded by gorgeous greenery ✨

Each evening will comprise of a line-up of 3 carefully selected local artists of different genres, giving you a varied taste of the local London music scene accompanied by our in-house bar serving delicious natural wines, craft beers & cocktails.

Ticket £10 // PURCHASE HERE

50% discount code available for friends & family & FREE for Benk+Bo members.

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Harvest Full Moon Sound Bath w/YogaLing
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Harvest Full Moon Sound Bath w/YogaLing

A special Sound Bath event in celebration of Harvest Moon according to the Lunar Calendar. In Eastern traditions, many cultures celebrate Nature's offering during the Yang of Summer months and celebrate Autumn's harvest with the first Full moon of Autumn, which is 13th Sept.

Created by YogaLing and dubbed the 'Three Jewels' - this is a tailored event combining three healing modalities of Yin, and Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep/Guided visualisation) and Nada Yaga (Union through Sound) Sound Bath with a plethora of soundscape tools from handcrafted Himalayan Full Moon Singing Bowls, Wind chimes, Kalimba, Tingshas and more....

This is event will leave you totally Blissed out... A home coming of your self to your Self!
Suitable for all, No yoga experience necessary. Your ability to get on the floor and lay on the magic mat is all that's required.

Early Bird offer: £5 off if booked by 30Aug, £25 with discount code: 'Harvest'. 

£30 thereafter. Purchase here

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Intimate Basement Live Music Sessions
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Intimate Basement Live Music Sessions

Benk+Bo are super excited to invite you to regular concerts on the last Thursday of each month in our beautiful basement event space surrounded by gorgeous greenery ✨

Each evening will comprise of a line-up of 3 carefully selected local artists of different genres, giving you a varied taste of the local London music scene accompanied by our in-house bar serving delicious natural wines, craft beers & cocktails.

Ticket £10 // PURCHASE HERE

50% discount code available for friends & family & FREE for Benk+Bo members.

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The Future of Architecture in the Media - LFA2019
Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

The Future of Architecture in the Media - LFA2019

BowerBird brings together a panel of media specialists to examine the future of architectural media for the London Festival of Architecture.

Before 1900, there was just a handful of architectural publications, but now there are thousands. What impact has this technological explosion of media had upon architecture, and what's next for architectural storytelling?

Join BowerBird as we bring together an expert panel of media specialists to explore the future of architectural media.

The discussion will look at 2019 London Festival of Architecture theme, Boundaries, in tandem with technology; think augmented reality, social media, and drones, and what these mean for architects.

We'll also delve into the democratisation of architecture media; the process by which smaller practices can gain media attention, and start to tell their own stories.

Our panel:

Jonathan Bell - Editor at Large at Wallpaper*

Dominique Staindl - Account Manager at ING Media

Henry Woide - Architectural/Drone Photographer

Celeste Bolte - Communications Specialist and Head of BowerBird UK (moderator)

FREE EVENT

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Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Everyday Joy - Day Retreat

I have created the Everyday Joy retreat because I know you need a nourishing space. A nourishing space carefully designed for you to feel safe and held whilst you invest your energy in peeling back the amour created by your roles, titles and the characteristics you’ve embodied to get this far.  I am creating time and space for you to prioritise yourself.  


This day retreat is holistic, I have curated workshops facilitated by highly skilled practitioners supporting you to mindfully move, go deeper and connect.  A total mind, body and spirit experience.


This is a truly judgment free and nourishing space where you are able to move through the discomfort of vulnerability into your centre and observe your three hundred and sixty degrees surrounded by empathy and compassion.  My intention is for you to begin to accept yourself fully from the parts we celebrate to the parts we try to overlook.  This gentle observation of your fullness is what I believe enables you to begin to sincerely meet your needs and transition from surviving to thriving.


You will be supported to develop tools assisting you to cultivate a grounding daily practice creating space to appreciate the Everyday Joys that tell us we are LIVING rather than EXISTING.  My intention is for you to leave with the practical knowledge necessary to integrate the ethos of the retreat with your daily life.


There are refreshments available throughout the day with a nutritious, seasonal plant-based lunch provided by The V Spot.

TICKETS £125 // PURCHASE HERE

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Plate Summer Supper Club
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Plate Summer Supper Club

Plate returns this summer with their Summer Supper Club being hosted by Benk + Bo!

This Supper Club will offer a 4 course fine dining menu showcasing the best of British seasonal produce. Your ticket will cover your 4 course meal, finished off with a shot at the end of the night with the Chefs as well as corkage, as this is a BYOB event.

MENU

FIRST COURSE: 

Isle Of White tomatoes, whipped goats curd, sourdough crisp, basil oil

STARTER:

Dorset crab scotch quails egg, asparagus veloute

MAIN COURSE:

Fillet of lamb, lamb and mint croquette, charred hispi cabbage, anchovy butter, roast garlic puree, lamb jus

DESSERT:

"Strawberries and Cream"

Vanilla parfait, strawberry gel, strawberry dust, fresh strawberries, pistachios

Vegetarian Options available

Tickets: The cost of the ticket for the night is £50, covering all of the above. 

Please email Plate at PLATEPRIVATECATERING@GMAIL.COM with the header 'Summer Supper Club' to purchase your ticket. Please let us know of any dietary requirements when purchasing your ticket.

Instagram - plate_london

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Health - Healing - Harmony: An Immersive practice in Self Care
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Health - Healing - Harmony: An Immersive practice in Self Care

A monthly 3hr workshop to restore your body, mind and spirit. These multidimensional workshop led by YogaLing encompasses Somatic Movement, Yin & Restorative Yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and sharing the ancient wisdom of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Each month is themed and will have a different Health & Wellness focus that will benefit everyone moving into greater harmonious balance.

The 3hr Immersive practice offers several relaxing and therapeutic modalities such as Yin Yoga: to stretch safely in releasing habitual tensions and patterns followed by deep rest and rejuvenation with the profound practice of Restorative yoga. Rest, Release, Re-calibrate and Revitalise body, mind and soul holistically from the stresses of modern living. Or if you are recovering from acute pain or managing chronic health conditions, this workshop will help move you in the direction of improved health and wellness.

No yoga experience necessary. Modifications in Yin Yoga are offered to meet you where you are. Stretch, not strain and learn to hone your awareness to sensations to become more Self Aware and better Self Regulate. Restorative yoga can be adapted for every one - majority if not all of health conditions, prenatal students, plus injured can be catered for and warmly welcomed. If you can get down on the yoga mat and simply breathe. That is enough.

Kind words:
"Ling's workshops are a masterclass!" ~ Alison Fiddler, 500hr Yoga Teacher, Birthlight Teacher Trainer & Midwife.

This 3hr urban mini-retreat will leave you blissful relaxed, re-balanced and completely rejuvenated.

Tickets £35

Book in here: bookwhen.com/yogaling

For more information or queries, visit website: YogaLing.yoga 


YogaLing
BWY qualified & RYT certified.
Yoga for Adults, Children & Pregnancy, Yin & Restorative Yoga - Relax & Renew Advanced Trainer®

Holistic Massage: Therapeutic Yoga, Herbal Ball Compress, Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Chi) and Vibrational Therapy with Tok Sen & Sound Healing with Himalayan Singing Bowls.

www.yogaLing.yoga
www.facebook.com/YogaLing
Instagram: YogaLing108

"It is our mind and mind alone, that chains us or sets us free.'" -  Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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Mother Rising Pregnancy Retreat
Jun
2
9:30 AM09:30

Mother Rising Pregnancy Retreat

This is a day to nurture and prepare you in your journey towards birth and motherhood, to allow time and space to enjoy and embrace your pregnancy, to connect with your growing baby, and to meet other mothers to be.

Enjoy a wonderful Pregnancy Yoga class to help you move your body and find comfort, relief and relaxation in the many changes that your body is going through. The sequence of postures, movement and breath work can help prepare the body and the mind for labour and for your rise into motherhood.

By focusing on the key principles of hypnobirthing you will learn how your incredible body works during labour, how to create the optimal hormonal situation for birth and how to release any fear and tension surrounding pregnancy and birth.

You will blend your own bespoke massage oil for labour and learn the qualities and physiological effects of four key essential oils that can be an amazing tool during pregnancy and labour; helping you to be calm, focused and strong.

Learn the essential art of nourishing yourself throughout your pregnancy and as a new mother. By creating a plan for your fourth trimester you will set yourself up for the days and weeks after birth and your own personal period of transition into motherhood.

You will also enjoy a nutritious and delicious lunch and take home a Mother Rising bag of lovely handpicked products that we love and want to share with you.

Early Bird Tickets available for £99.50

Full Price Tickets £130

PURCHASE HERE

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Tantric Breathwork: An Orgasmic Journey
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Tantric Breathwork: An Orgasmic Journey

This is a sacred and powerful tantric breathwork journey into the deepest parts of ourselves. It is an invitation to worship your own divinity and feel the sexy, blissful aliveness present within you. It is a solo practice.

It is for anyone who is curious about awakening their inner erotic wisdom, directing their sexual energy and having a potentially transformational experience.

You are invited to see yourself as a sacred sensual vessel and use breath to ground deeper into the eternal aspect of your being. During this tantric breathwork ceremony you will have the space to tap into your inner medicine wo/man, access your shamanic dark warrior/ess or awaken your erotic god/dess.

It’s a safe and healthy way to release trapped emotions, patterns and imprints that don’t serve you and transforms sexual energy into spiritual energy to allow for healing and awakening.

Your body will be flooded with life force energy during this deep breathing and energetic sublimation practice. It can result in big releases of pain, shame, numbness. And ecstatic feelings of laughter, pleasure, joy, surrender, love.

You could feel orgasmic or you could get triggered. Everything is welcome.

It is an individual healing practice but the journey is a shared one and we will bring in tribal dynamics and group connection to feel as safe and held as possible.

Everything is an invitation, not a requirement. I joyfully celebrate you listening to exactly what your body is wanting, desiring, yearning for throughout the entire process.

What will happen in this 3 hour sacred juicy workshop….

– Opening: group integration, connection and movement meditation.
– A short introduction to the practice and technique.
– The Tantric Breathwork journey.
– Closing circle and sharing.

Practical details…

Wear comfy warm clothing and layers
Don’t have a large meal before coming
Drink lots of water the day of the workshop
Places very limited, please reserve your spot asap

Come and surrender into trust with your sacred pleasure body and open up the cosmic gifts within you. Feel the love, get connected, come home.

Tickets £45 / PURCHASE HERE

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Intimate Basement Live Music Sessions
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

Intimate Basement Live Music Sessions

Benk+Bo are super excited to invite you to regular concerts in our beautiful basement event space surrounded by gorgeous greenery ✨

Come & kill those hump day blues, have a drink at our beautiful bar serving delicious natural wines, craft beers & cocktails and then get all cosy and loose yourselves in some fresh locally sourced talent!

SCHEDULE

7:30PM - DOORS OPEN & GRAB A DRINK!

7:50-8:30 - SANSHA / LISTEN HERE

8:30-8:45 - BREAK

8:45-9:30 - SAM EAGLES SPIRIT / LISTEN HERE

10:00 - FINISH

FREE ENTRY!

ENQUIRIES TO EVENTS@BENKANDBO.COM

Please note that you won’t be able to come into the basement mid performance as the stairs are directly above the stage area, so please arrive at 7:30 promptly so you don't miss any of the music! If you're unable to be there for this time you will be asked to wait upstairs for the next interval :)

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Moroccan Dinner: The Ramadan Experience
May
20
7:30 PM19:30

Moroccan Dinner: The Ramadan Experience

We are two moroccan living and working in London and we would like you to join us for a  "feel at home" Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan.  Iftar is the name of the meal shared to break the fast ( Ramadan) at sunset.
Ramadan nights are all about family, reflection and charity which is the main purpose of the fast. Whether you want to break your fast in a cosy atmosphere, experience an Iftar gathering or just fancy some of Morocco's finest dishes: join us for a fantastic night in central London.

£48

Get your ticket here

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London Plant Swap
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

London Plant Swap

Bring along at least one, two or as many pest-free, beautiful plants as you wish to part with, these can be potted up or in the form of bare root propagations and cuttings. Meet some like-minded plant lovers, have a chat about the plant you are swapping and gain a new one to take away with you!

As well as potting and swapping we are going to be joined by the wonderful Caro Langton from botanical duo Studio RoCo. Caro will be chatting about RoCo's new book 'Root, Nurture, Grow', how she started out in the plant world and why propagation is the best way of sharing and growing your plant collection. There will be a Q&A at the end of the talk for any propagation questions!

11am - Workshop TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! 

12pm - Doors open for Plant labelling 

1pm - Talk and Q&A with Caro Langton, RoCo

1.45pm - The ACTUAL SWAP!! 

2.30pm - DOORS CLOSE

Tickets 10 // PURCHASE HERE

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Self Space Groups | connection, community and everyday mental maintenance.
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Self Space Groups | connection, community and everyday mental maintenance.

In a world in which feelings can sometimes be challenging, frightening, overwhelming, complex and seriously hard to navigate, it’s not surprising that sometimes we don't feel ok. Everyday mental maintenance is an essential part of surviving.

We invite participants to explore the impact of mental health on relationships, work and other areas of their lives in launching 'Self Space Groups' as part of our new Community strand.

Facilitated by qualified therapists, Self Space Groups support the maintenance of good mental health by offering participants an opportunity to pause, reflect, connect and share. Our warm, innovative and relaxed approach opens up a space that is safe and non-judgemental for participants to both join together, and work individually. Self Space Groups provide a space to meet in shared experience, and invite a deeper self-reflection that can support the development of necessary inner resources for positive mental wellbeing.

About Us:

Self Space provide flexible, forward thinking therapy which focuses on supporting people to maintain good mental health and ultimately reach their potential.

Our vision is to revolutionise the culture around accessing mental health support, making it more commonplace and aspirational. We want striving for mental wellness to feel like something people are proud of. We want to see people not only turning to therapy in a time of crisis, but instead, focusing on maintaining healthy mental wellbeing throughout their lives, in the same way most of us do with our physical health.

As well as offering groups and workshops, we offer one-one, couples and student therapy in our spaces in Shoreditch and Borough.

Instagram: @theselfspace

Facebook: /theselfspace

Get in touch: hey@theselfspace.com"

Tickets £25 / PURCHASE HERE

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May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Biloko Supper Club

A mouthwatering, unique four-course dining experience with a social upbeat atmosphere.

A Pan-African dining experience with an interactive style, giving guests a chance to network and mingle in a relaxed ambience set by the DJ. BSC will be providing a unique and memorable experience with its immersive menu. Expect to discover and learn dishes from the African, Caribbean and South American region as well as an ample cocktail bar.

TICKETS £40 // PURCHASE HERE

social media

Instagram: @bilokosupperclub

Twitter: @bilokosuperclub

Facebook: @bilokosupperclub

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Health - Healing - Harmony: An Immersive practice in Self Care
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Health - Healing - Harmony: An Immersive practice in Self Care

A monthly 3hr workshop to restore your body, mind and spirit. These multidimensional workshop led by YogaLing encompasses Somatic Movement, Yin & Restorative Yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and sharing the ancient wisdom of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Each month is themed and will have a different Health & Wellness focus that will benefit everyone moving into greater harmonious balance.

The 3hr Immersive practice offers several relaxing and therapeutic modalities such as Yin Yoga: to stretch safely in releasing habitual tensions and patterns followed by deep rest and rejuvenation with the profound practice of Restorative yoga. Rest, Release, Re-calibrate and Revitalise body, mind and soul holistically from the stresses of modern living. Or if you are recovering from acute pain or managing chronic health conditions, this workshop will help move you in the direction of improved health and wellness.

No yoga experience necessary. Modifications in Yin Yoga are offered to meet you where you are. Stretch, not strain and learn to hone your awareness to sensations to become more Self Aware and better Self Regulate. Restorative yoga can be adapted for every one - majority if not all of health conditions, prenatal students, plus injured can be catered for and warmly welcomed. If you can get down on the yoga mat and simply breathe. That is enough.

Kind words:
"Ling's workshops are a masterclass!" ~ Alison Fiddler, 500hr Yoga Teacher, Birthlight Teacher Trainer & Midwife.

This 3hr urban mini-retreat will leave you blissful relaxed, re-balanced and completely rejuvenated.

Tickets £35

Book in here: bookwhen.com/yogaling

For more information or queries, visit website: YogaLing.yoga 


YogaLing
BWY qualified & RYT certified.
Yoga for Adults, Children & Pregnancy, Yin & Restorative Yoga - Relax & Renew Advanced Trainer®

Holistic Massage: Therapeutic Yoga, Herbal Ball Compress, Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Chi) and Vibrational Therapy with Tok Sen & Sound Healing with Himalayan Singing Bowls.

www.yogaLing.yoga
www.facebook.com/YogaLing
Instagram: YogaLing108

"It is our mind and mind alone, that chains us or sets us free.'" -  Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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Threadworks Dungaree Workshop
May
11
to May 12

Threadworks Dungaree Workshop

Make yourself the ultimate pair of dungarees, just in time for summer! The workshop is open to all, regardless of previous sewing experience. 

When: Saturday 11th May 2019 from 10am till 4pm & Sunday 12th May 2019 from 10am till 3pm, with one hour lunch each day.

What will be covered:

• How to trace a pattern and make small fit amendments where necessary
• Preparation and cutting of denim fabric
• A step by step construction guide including how to sew pockets
• Demonstrations of how to use domestic and overlocker sewing machines
• Top tips for getting a professional finish

What will be included:

• A dungaree pattern in a range of sizes from small to large
• Domestic and overlocker sewing machines
• Scissors, rulers, pins and needles
• A range of fabric and thread
• A step by step guide

What you need to bring:

• Lunch
• A notepad if you would like to jot down some notes

About the teacher:

Lydia Higginson is a costume designer and maker. She loves working with theatre and dance companies. Her collaborators include Sadler’s Wells, Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Les Enfant Terribles and many more.

In 2016 she decided to give away all the clothes she had ever bought from shops and make her entire wardrobe from scratch.

She set up a blog called Made My Wardrobe to document the process. Since completing her wardrobe she has taught workshops all over the UK. Past workshops have focused on everything from bras to bomber jackets, dresses to dungarees. She is fiercely passionate that everybody can learn how to sew.

Please Note: Places are non-refundable so only book if you can attend.

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Intimate Basement Live Music Sessions
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Intimate Basement Live Music Sessions

Benk+Bo are super excited to invite you to weekly concerts in our basement for 6 weeks between the 8th May-5th June ✨

Come & kill those hump day blues, have a drink at our beautiful bar serving delicious natural wines, craft beers & cocktails and then get all cosy and loose yourselves in some fresh locally sourced talent!

SCHEDULE

7:00PM - DOORS OPEN & GRAB A DRINK!

7:30-8:00 - FLOAT (SOLO SET) / LISTEN HERE

8-8:20- BREAK

8:20-8:50- GIONATAN SCALI / LISTEN HERE

8:50-9:20 - BREAK

9:20-9:50 - DELAC / LISTEN HERE

10:00 - FINISH

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TICKETS ONLY £5 // PURCHASE HERE

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Three Sixty Conversations - Live
May
1
to May 2

Three Sixty Conversations - Live

On 1st May 2019 Live Three Sixty turns 1 and I am celebrating with a live podcast event!  I will be answering questions posed by former podcast guests then delving deep in to conversation with Jessica Huie.

I could do the whole schpiel about Jessica being a teenage mum that went on to create an award winning career in PR, becoming a multi-entrepreneur with a brand that started early conversations about diversifying our high streets.  I could write paragraphs about Jessica being a highly sought after public speaker, ambassador for organisations with a social conscience and published author, ok I kind of have.  However these things are what she does, I will be having a conversation with Jessica about who she is and how all these elements have contributed to this.

Of course we will be discussing her book PURPOSE and what this means.  For many of us this book introduced us to Jessica the person at the centre of the accolades, roles and titles.  I will also be talking to Jessica about following the gentle nudges leading her to the hidden places within and how they are unfolding in her work and life.  The conversation will be wide ranging, open and insightful.  

There will be light refreshments and great vibes.

Tickets for this event are limited.

There will be no goody bag, you will leave with the goods in your hearts and minds.  I will not be using my time to court PR’s for samples of stuff you don’t want or need!  #soznotsoz

TICKETS £20 // PURCHASE HERE

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&Ginger Supperclub
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

&Ginger Supperclub

& Ginger is a quarterly supper club concept by travel writer and designer duo, Josephine Price and Lauren Gamp. Join them for a London-inspired feast where they’ll be cooking dishes inspired by their hometown.

Tickets are £45 and include five courses and a welcome cocktail. 

Vegetarian options available on request.

This time we've looked to the streets of our hometown for inspiration. We've taken the icons and given them a twist. 

 

Sample Menu

Columbia Road 
Sorrel and nettle soup

Brick lane 
Bagels

Bethnal Green Road
Pie & mash: Duck OR lentil

Neal's Yard
Cheese and quince 

Green Lanes
Kanafeh (angel hair pastry cake)

As always, this includes a welcome drink and
a culminating shot with the chefs. 

 

We grow what we can in an East London garden and source everything as locally and as seasonally as possible 

@andgingersupperclub 

#andginger

Tickets: £45 // Purchase here

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Health & Healing Workshop w/ YogaLing
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Health & Healing Workshop w/ YogaLing

April: Focus: Yoga for balanced Menstruality & Muliebrity (Female Fertility)  - Or- strengthen Virility (men)

April's wonderful workshop will be third one run at the new home of Benk + Bo, where each month offers a different theme and focus.

April's Immersion will as usual take a Holistic and integrated approach.  And this month we'll be focusing on supporting Menstrual health and strengthen fertility for both women and men.   I have designed this compelling sequence combining my training in Therapeutic Womb Yoga and Massage and have offered these techniques to private clients in the last couple of years that have shown positive effects, when also combined with positive living, reducing/eliminating stress, healthy eating and TCM/Acupuncture.

In this Health & Well-Being workshop, you’ll be guided through gentle Somatic movements and simple massage techniques to stimulate circulation for improved well-being. Then you’ll safely stretched through a short sequence of poses -  held longer to release deep connective tissue that’s known as Yin yoga. Last but not least, you’ll be guided through a deeply relaxing yet rejuvenating Restorative yoga sequence that supports fertility health, rejuvenation for organs and calming for the nervous system and stillness for the busy mind.  


"I just wanted to tell you how grateful I am for your recent classes on psoas asanas. 

I have been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries and fertility issues. 

Thanks to your class, I managed to have my first normal cycle - pain free!! 

~ Student, Frances C.

Regardless as to whether or not you are suffering or are free from fertility and/menstruality / virility issues - you will still benefit from this workshop immersion as Stress and modern busy living is a major and the single biggest contributing factor causing conception concerns, menstruation imbalances as well as other health related issues.


No yoga experience necessary.

Reserve your spot on the magic mat here: Bookwhen.com/YogaLing

Early Bird Offer: £30 with discount code 'SelfCare'  when booked by Fri 5th April.[£35 thereafter]

As pictured: @ Benk + Bo | Spitalfields | E1 7AW


For queries and more information, email: YogaLingYoga@gmail.com or visit her website at: yogaLing.yoga

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Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Come and learn how to make a macrame plant hanger for your home in a beautiful setting in the center of London.

Isabella will teach you, step by step, all the knots to make a gorgeous Bohemian inspired plant holder to take home, along with a terracotta pot.

All the material is provided and it's ideal for beginners.

Classes are limited to 8 spaces only, book early to avoid disappointment!

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www.instagram.com/_twome/

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TICKETS £40 // PURCHASE HERE

Benk+Bo Members 10% off!

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Yoga Vibes x Benk+Bo Brunch
Apr
7
10:30 AM10:30

Yoga Vibes x Benk+Bo Brunch

Yoga x Prosecco + Brunch

We are teaming up with Benk + Bo in Spitalfields to bring you a Sunday morning packed with three of your favourite weekend essentials: yoga, prosecco + brunch on Sunday 7th April.

Come stretch out with us in 2019 with 75 minutes of yoga energising, restorative and relaxing yoga, topped off with a delicious and healthy breakfast and a glass of fizz or if you want to go booze free - we'll be serving up alternative juices/ smoothies.

With Scandinavian inspired interiors, a dedicated yoga space and private family style dining area, we can't wait to invite you to this stunning space and share the fun.

We will be rounding off the yoga by serving up a well-earned brunch bursting with :

  • Cardamom and poppyseed Norwegian waffles with berry compote and sour cream.

  • Avocado on toasted sourdough with poached eggs and everything bagel seasoning.

  • Portobello mushrooms and cream cheese on toasted sourdough, topped with pistachio pesto and seeds.

  • Cacao, coconut and and almond chia pudding with orange and pomegranate. (Dietary requirements catered for, we can offer vegetarian, vegan + gluten free options - just let us know! )

All levels welcome, from first timers to those with a daily practice, YogavibesLDN events are the perfect way to unwind and destress while discovering new foodie venues across London.

Bring old friends or come to make new ones. Don’t worry about flying solo we’ll welcome you and make you feel right at home. [Plus you'll get the] chance to get to know your fellow yogis. Places are limited so book your place today! All mats provided.

Plus, did you know that we donate a percentage of proceeds from every event to charity? Well we do and this month we are donating to Cancer Research, a charity close to both of our hearts.

Follow us on Instagram @yogavibesldn or email us at yogavibesldn@gmail.com if you want to find out more about our events, classes or private bookings (we do parties and hen do's too!)

TICKETS £35 // PURHCASE HERE

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Outsider Supperclub
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Outsider Supperclub

Outsider is a supper club that came about through the accidental discovery of overlaps in Dominican and Latvian cuisines. Rather than recreate any particular national dish, we hope to offer you our interpretation of some of the ingredients and flavours from our respective homelands. To complement the dishes we are working alongside some of our friends to bring you drinks pairings.

Menu

Coming soon!

To drink

An alcoholic or non-alcoholic pairing to go with your meal. Each drinks pairing consists of a welcome drink, three paired drinks, and a dessert cocktail.

For the alcoholic pairing, we will showcase a selection of natural wines. The non-alcoholic pairing will be made by our friend Robbie Gamble and will feature teas, kefirs, juices and kombucha.

Dietary Requirements
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate all dietary requirements. A pescatarian option can be accommodated and is priced equally to the set menu. Please inform us when booking if requiring the pescatarian option. Vegetarian and gluten-free menus will not be available.

If requiring further information about any other dietary requirements, please reach out to us directly at outsiderfoods@gmail.com.'

TICKETS HERE

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DIVE INTO THE DEEP
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

DIVE INTO THE DEEP

Im so delighted to be hosting another workshop at the beautiful Benk + Bo!

In this workshop we will be exploring the creativity and intimacy in poses and breath. Experiencing the beautiful balance of Yin and Yang in the practice through working with Yoga poses in full freedom will allow you to deepen your understanding and experience in more than just poses. The workshop will teach you how to unleash your creativity in body and mind, working with Pranayama (breath work), Meditation, Vinyasa and of course finishing in Yin Yoga.

The big focus will be on the Manipura (solar plexus) Chackra, as that is the area where we hold our creativity. The feelings of love and happiness we feel in our heart actually originate in the Manipura Chakra and rise from there to the Anahata Chakra (heart centre).

Self-awareness and self-confidence are other pearls of the Manipura Chakra. Until we discover these pearls within us and raise them into the light we live in constant fear – fear that we will not be loved, that we will be a failure, fear of becoming ill, etc. An imbalance or blockage in the Manipura Chakra destroys our energy and triggers diverse physical and psychic problems. If we are unable to think clearly, to express our thoughts and feelings, or if our mind is foggy there is often a disturbance in the Manipura Chakra. So through creative movement and breath work we will be working on realising that imbalance! We will also be learning about the exciting subject of Prananic Energy, and how to incoroprate that knowledge to balance your centre!

This is an open level workshop. It's for you who are ready to experience the bigger spectrum of yoga, more than the poses on the mat. It's for you who are curious and are open to do the deeper work.

This is another subject I hold close to my heart and I cant wait to share it with you. If you have any questions prior the event, please let me know!

Hope you see you there!

X

Dijana

TICKETS £25 // PURCHASE HERE

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Japanese Vegan Sushi Workshop
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Japanese Vegan Sushi Workshop

5 Incorporated is now presenting some creative vegan sushi workshops!

As you know there are five basic taste...not to be confused with flavours! Namely salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami. 

At this event, you will experience them all. You will learn how to roll a popular sushi for each and enjoy delicious dinner in a Bento with a glass of complimentary sake / oriental tea. 

5 Senses

The Japanese believe that food should be enjoyed with all five senses. The roles of taste and smell are self-evident, but it is traditional of Japanese cuisine to ensure that sight, touch and sound are also engaged fully.

5 Colours

Traditional Japanese cuisine seeks to use five specific colours: white, black, red, green and yellow in each meal. These colours are associated with Buddism, where each colour is steeped in symbolism. Incorporating these five colours not only serves to make each dish look attractive and thereby stimulates our sense of sight, but using a variety of different coloured ingredients also helps to ensure rich nutritional content. 

Find out more.  http://www.5incorporated.co.uk

Please contact us for further info.  in@5incorporated.co.uk

TICKETS £65 // PURCHASE HERE

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Abikes X Maria Bradford // An Evening of African Cocktails & Culture
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Abikes X Maria Bradford // An Evening of African Cocktails & Culture

Join us for an evening of music, art and discussion showcasing the beauty in African culture.
Each event is a unique collaboration between creative thinkers, artists and academics.

PROGRAMME

The magic of storytelling with Asabi Hawah

Asabi Hawah is a master of storytelling and will be performing an exciting blend of original music and poetry, combined with guitar chords and African finger plucking!

 The beauty of line drawing with Line & Honey

Art pieces from Line & Honey will be exhibited on the night with an artist's talk giving insight into her artistic background. All work shown will be available for sale, along with new works that will be debuted!

Delicious cocktails and canapes throughout the evening

An exquisite menu of canapes and cocktails inspired by flavours from throughout the West African region will be served on the night by Maria Bradford whose dishes are influenced by her Sierra Leonean background.

All canapés throughout the night are included with the price of all tickets. Cocktails are available at the bar.

Book an early bird ticket for a complimentary welcome drink on arrival.

Additional information

Please note this is a 21+ event. You will need to show I.D. on arrival (passport or driver's license).

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Salt & Time Supperclub: Olia Hercules
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Salt & Time Supperclub: Olia Hercules

Salt & Time: recipes from a Russian kitchen, is a debut cookbook from Alissa Timoshkina, chef and creator of the KinoVino supper clubs. In these new supper club series Alissa collaborates with her favourite women in food industry to create intimate dining experiences inspired by the dishes from Salt&Time. Olia Hercules is a trailblazing Ukrainian chef who introduced flavours of Eastern Europe to the West. Together, they will explore their shared experience of growing up in the Soviet Union and create dishes that are at once nostalgic and bang up to date!

TICKETS £45 // PURCHASE HERE

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How To Build Your Wellness Business (Panel Talk)
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

How To Build Your Wellness Business (Panel Talk)

Whatever stage you’re at with your wellness business, you can harness the power of growing your brand.

Join us at the beautiful Benk and Bo space in East London for a panel on the key strategies you need to bolster your business, and learn from those who have already done it.

You’ll gain an understanding of how to turn your business dreams into reality, attract and keep customers, build a strong brand, use social media effectively, financial pitfalls to avoid and how to harness the power of your network and build partnerships.

Speakers:

Trish Whelan, Kundalini yoga teacher, Reiki Master and founder of Soul Adventures yoga retreats in Ibiza

Stuart Sandeman, transformational breathwork teacher, founder of Breath Pod and Mindful Talent

Charlotte Ferguson, founder of Disciple Skincare

Moderated by Helen Morris, founder of the specialist wellness marketing agency Samsara Communications.

You’ll leave knowing how to:

Achieve cut through in a saturated market

Create an inspiring social media presence

Develop and maintain a compelling brand

Market yourself effectively

Keep yourself motivated through challenges

Build strategic relationships

Plus Q & A

Email hello@samsaracommunications.com with any questions

TICKETS £15 // PURCHASE HERE

6 FREE TICKETS FOR BENK+BO MEMBERS!

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Restorative Yoga Immersion w/ Yoga Ling
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Restorative Yoga Immersion w/ Yoga Ling

March Immersion will focus particularly on the Liver & Gallbladder.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Liver and Gallbladder are the organs associated with Spring. Come and detox the liver and boost the gallbladder with the safe and deeply therapeutic and relaxing practise of restorative yoga practise that rebalances the nervous system and invites renewal to organs. And bathe in the bliss of your breath and return to wholeness and complete peace of mind. Different from more active styles, this workshop concentrates on surrendering our weight to supports and softening into the stretches. This helps us to relieve the negative effects of stress encountered in daily life.  And can be highly beneficial in times of fatigue, illness, emotional strain and the constant stresses of modern living. Our focus will be to calm and nurture ourselves on all levels. The conscious relaxation and breath techniques taught can be used outside of yoga as well, encouraging us to take our practice off the mat and into our lives. These workshops are suitable for all from no yoga experience to expert, to those with injuries.  Prenatal participants are encouraged and catered for.

What to expect:
An integrated workshop offering multi-dimensional practises including Somatic movement - gentle, slow and mindful movement that focuses on the internal experience of the body as a way of reconnecting and re-aligning the mind and body through the nervous system.  Yin yoga poses that safely stretches deep connective tissue to release physical tension and any emotional blockages to free up the heart and re-balance the hips.  Five elements healing of Solar Plexus / Manipura chakra through soundscape experience.  And of course, not forgetting the deeply blissful practise of restorative yoga.  Benk + Bo also offers Chromotherapy aka colour therapy – it’s the use of colour to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that moves us into more harmonious balance.

Who is it for?
The beauty of restorative yoga is that anyone can practise it. And everyone can benefit from old/young, mobile/sedentary, fit/injured, women/men. If you're too active - restorative yoga can calm and soothe you.  If you're feeling run-down or lethargic - it'll help rejuvenate you. Or whether you’re experiencing acute conditions or recovering from chronic ailments – restorative yoga aids in boosting immune system, circulation and organ functioning.

About Ling:

Once suited and booted, Ling swapped her corporate life over a decade ago for barefoot and lycra and have been teaching yoga and offering workshops, retreats at home and abroad.  She is also a teacher trainer and shares her time as a yoga teacher/trainer and being an integrated therapeutic massage therapist. Ling is passionate in sharing all facets of yoga with adults and children alike – helping them find freedom in their bodies, and move them in the direction of better health and greater balance.

Kind words:

“Your Restorative yoga workshop was fantastic: the quiet atmosphere you create, the love and knowledge you bring into your teaching and the deep resonance from the singing bowls makes it all a fantastic experience.”  ~ Thea M.

"Ling's gentle and skilful teaching practice facilitated a very mindful and deep experience of restorative yoga that is really enriching and nurturing." ~ Lorraine, F. Yoga Retreat, Spain

For more information and to book, go to: bookwhen.com/yogaling

For queries, email: YogaLingYoga@gmail.com or visit: yogaLing.yoga

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Full Moon Life Drawing + Gong Bath
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Full Moon Life Drawing + Gong Bath

Join us for a Life Drawing Class with Gong Bath to rejuvinate under the Full Moon.

A Full Moon is a powerful time of gratitude, gracefully acknowledging the beauty of life itself and all you have brought into beingness. You may feel a burning desire to express your creativity, bliss out in sensual activities and through fierce yet profoundly tender vibrations let go of any aspects of your life that no longer serve the grandest vision of your Soul and we can explore that concept during this class.

It is for all levels whether you're already deep into a drawing practice or have never drawn before. The point is to feel free to express and explore that expression and experimentation, through presence. You may want to draw the whole class or you may want to lay down and close your eyes...the idea is to do what you want to do. There are no rules and no expectations.

I will be there to help and guide people if they need it and Siri Atma Anselmi will provide a Gong Bath backdrop to energise our cells into being.

What is a Gong Bath?

The Gong is a sacred and ancient instrument of healing, rejuvenation and transformation.... The gong also works deeply on the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies to purify and quieten the mind.

Our normal waking consciousness corresponds to the Beta state, which is our brain emitting waves between 13-30Hertz.

The feeling of relaxation and concentration is linked to the Alpha state, which sends waves between 8-13Hertz.

Then we can go into Theta state (5-7Hertz), associated with Rapid Eye Movement and release of muscular spasms and energetic blockages.

Last but not least, Delta state (0.5-4Hertz), emitting extremely low vibrations associated with deep sleep and other unconscious states.

So for the combination of a Life Drawing class - being in an observatory state, looking silently as an active meditation and drawing what we see whilst being enveloped in a state of tranquility. The Gong will send signals that are interpreted at biological, energetic and emotional levels, directing the cells to develop in a homeostatic state whilst stabilizing our energies.

Its a time for us to be fully present, embrace experimentation and enjoy the creativity we all have in ourselves.

All materials will be provided and there will be time at the end for chilling with each other/talking/leaving whatever you feel.

TICKETS £21 // PURCHASE HERE

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Full Moon Sound Bath w/ Yoga Ling
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon Sound Bath w/ Yoga Ling

A special Sound Bath event in celebration of Spring Equinox and March Full Moon.
Created and hosted by YogaLing dubbed the 'Three Jewels' - this is a tailored event combining three healing modalities of Yin, and Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra (Guided visualisation) Sound Bath with a plethora of soundscape tools from handcrafted Himalayan Full Moon Singing Bowls, Wind chimes, Kalimba, Tingshas and more....

This is event will leave you totally blissed out...
Suitable for all. No yoga experience necessary. Your ability to get on the floor and lay on the magic mat is all that's required.

Tickets: £25pp Early bird £5 off with '3Jewels code by 13 Mar. (£30 thereafter) // PURCHASE HERE  

For more information visit: YogaLing.yoga

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