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~ Final Week's of SUMMER 🌞TERM & Special EARLY BIRD offer For AUTUMN ~  

 

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~  AUTUMN SOUND BATH & SONG CIRCLE events !  

 

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 ... A bit about NADA Yoga, the yoga of Sound  ~ ~ ~

 

In yoga, NADA is the path of ‘union through sound’. Ancient yogic teachings and modern science concur that all is vibration and this is the essence of all sound e.g. sound waves. ‘Nad’ means ‘to flow’ and involves both internal and external sound.

 

Internal sound, anahata means ‘un-struck’ sound (as in anahata chakra, the heart chakra). External sound or ahata means ‘struck sound’ which passes through the vocal chords/voice box.

 

In NADA yoga, external sounds become stepping stones to focus and quieten the mind, to begin to tune in to our inner sounds and re-discover the song of our heart, our true anahata song.

 

Many mantra are available to us in this process, from Bija (seed), Guru or universal mantras, Sakama mantras and Vedic mantras. It is said that no mantra is more powerful than another, that intention is all – i.e. what is in our heart. I like this analogy: ‘all the matchsticks from a box create a different flare when struck depending on the size of the tip, but they all ignite the same flame.

 

Other sounds can be our stepping stones too. For example the deeply restorative sonic landscape of a healing sound bath, allowing the sound vibrations to move through each chakra, and harmonising us on a molecular level, restoring balance and deeply replenishing our energy.

 

Equally, we can use ahata sound to sing out and to express freely. This can be truly cathartic on an emotional and psychological level. And in joining our voices together, something magical happens! Slowly but surely, we harmonise into one voice, a unique voice of unity and peace from which joy flows freely – this is also the meaning of NAD, to flow.

 

 

 

... belle's sound journey  ~ ~ ~

 

I have long known that my path/dharma on this earth has been intricately linked to my voice, especially my sung voice. 20+ years of daily mantra practice (in the Buddhism tradition of Nichiren Daishonin within the lay peace movement SGI ) continues to guide me. As a singer/songwriter, I have journeyed from total shyness of not singing a peep in front of anyone, to sessioning and touring internationally and I continue on my road of freely sharing both my sung voice and song-writer voice in performance & a current recording project. This definitely informs my approach and understanding to support and encourage others to discover their own voices and enjoy the process.

 

And a note here, we all have a voice! My aim is to hold an open space to kindly explore together without judgement, a perfect place to come and let go of any ‘I can’t sing’ inner chatter and our ‘ego’ – and just give it a try!

 

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5 - 7 July 2024 ~  UK ~ DEVON ~

SUMMER SADHANA yoga retreat with SOUND & SONG in the lush Devon countryside ~ from £375 ~ click INFO & to BOOK

 

 

In this early Summer sadhana retreat, we’ll be exploring practices of asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra through the prism of sound, NADA yoga including mantra and deliciously relaxing sound baths and joyful song!


Immerse yourself in the ancient wisdom of yoga, nurture yourself & dive deep into your practice. Enjoy the surrounding lush Devon countryside, eat delicious wholesome food, take a sauna & find the space to breath :)


 

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1 - 8 Sept 2024 ~ GREECE, Kefalonia  (FULL but waitlist )

A YOGA & BEACH holiday on the breathtaking island of Kefalonia ~ from £545 ~ click INFO & to BOOK

A feast for the senses as you take in the intoxicating smell of the pine & eucalyptus trees & the crystal clear, deep blue of the Ionian sea. Sells out like hot-cakes ... book early !

 

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~ TERM SIGN UP :  best value, options to catch up 3 missed classes (*T&Cs) & best way to keep regular !  TERM BOOKING FORM click 

 

~ CLASS PASS :  6 studio classes, £96  ~ STUDIO CLASS PASS BOOKING FORM click 

 

~ DROP-IN :  £18 pre-book to assure your place ! Paypal payment best option or exact cash pls. 

 

 

 

 

 2 WAYS to JOIN On-LINE classes on Zoom  :

 

 

~ CLASS PASS :  6 on-line classes, £72 ~ ON-LINE CLASS PASS BOOKING FORM click

 

~ DROP-IN :  £14 pre-book & will send you link.  Paypal payment best option, click below for payment details 

 

 

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A big thank you from the heart 💚 to all who supported the FUNDRAISER for the RED CROSS MOROCCO EARTHQUAKE & LYBIA FLOODS APPEAL on Friday 22nd Sept !!!

 

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We had a lovely first MUSIC, SONG & YOGA NIDRA session run as a fundraiser & together we raised a total of £265, shared equally between Morocco & Libya RED CROSS Appeal. Some nice feedback:

 

“It was a pleasure to take part.  I loved the way you structured the experience and the guitar and singing were sublime.” Clare

 

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~  M A S S A G E   T H E R A P I E S 

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* * On hold until further notice  ~  * *

For specific aches & pains, and/or just deep relaxation & rejuvenation, book a MASSAGE treatment :

 

~ INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE  ~

~ FACIAL REJUVENATION (Natural Face Lift) ~

~ HOLISTIC BODY MASSAGE ~

 

Click for FULL INFO & to book, pls get in touch with belle 




 

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A very BIG thank you to all who supported our recent FUNDRAISER CLASSES to support the 'DEC' UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL ! ~ 

 

With both Studio/Zoom folk & wider Sangha, we raised just over £1000 !! (£808 + £202 in Gift Aid ) Fantastic what we can achieve together in unity!  

 

'itai-dōshin' = many in body, one in mind, is a Japanese term in Nichiren Buddhism to describe the concept of ideal unity ~ we are encouraged to 'transcend all differences' & 'to become as inseparable as fish & the water in which (we) swim'.  Thank you Sangha for all your support & a beautiful example of 'itai-doshin' with & for our fellow human beings

 

Take a look on instagram, insta @yoga_belle_  for a little video of us all singing the Sanskrit peace mantra ~:

   

 

       " Lokah Samastah  Sukhino Bhavantu " ~ meaning:

               ~ May all beings everywhere be happy & free & at ease,

                          & may the thoughts, words & actions of my own life

                                 contribute in some way to that happiness

                                         & that freedom for all ~  

 

 

And thanks for your patience with this first 'hybrid' experience ~ I def felt I could have done with a couple of extra heads to take in the room, camera & big screen ! But feels good to have gone out of my comfort zone & challenged myself, this is how we grow ;) peace🕊 & gratitude to all🙏

 

 

 

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Big thank you for helping to keep it all going on the mat in 2020 ! Our FUNDRAISER for CRISIS at Christmas raised £223 (plus additional direct donations) Fab & thanks for supporting!


At the Winter Solstice, Mother Nature's new cycle of renewal begins ~ Let's join her creative energy & determine to make the positive causes towards 'the true joy of spring'~ (see quote)

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BIG THANK YOU to all who supported our PARK Yoga FUNDRAISER class on FRIDAY 10th JULY ! ~ We raised a grand total of £249
for Louie Louie Local: Help fund free nutritious meals to Neighbours in Need


~ "by Chris Greenwood, Beneficiary Go Fund Me
BIG NAMASTE, OVER £250 RAISED! Yogabelle (www.yogabelle.co.uk) hosted a fundraising yoga session on Friday morning in Burgess Park by the Tennis Cafe, with all proceeds going to our Neighbours In Need drive... " ~



Many of you local students know Louie Louie, cafe co-owned/run by my brother Chris & sis-in-law Lena. From beginning of lock-down, kitchens have been used to cook up free meals for those shielding & NHS & now continue to cook up for vulnerable people in the local community ~ feel free to contribute as you are able &/or pass on LINK. Thank you.

 

 

 

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You'll find uploaded on Insta @yoga_belle_ a SHORT MEDITATION 'So ham: discovering the mantra of the breath' ~ join & you'll have a perfect compliment to your home practice & receive any updates & future recordings too ~ Enjoy:)

 

 

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~ strong body  ~  cool head  ~  warm heart  ~

 



Namaste


Lush Devon


Music at Eden Rise Summer Retreat


Eden Rise


Eden Rise yoga shala


Brunch at Eden Rise


Eden Rise double dorm pod with courtyard garden view


Eden Rise, fire pit & music


Eden Rise single Bell Tent


Eden Rise Single pod dorm


Eden Rise, Devon


Sound Bath intruments


Belle at Zen Song Circle


Fire-side Song Circle


Siobhan Davies Roof Studio, SE1


SD studios


Brigid, Goddess of Imbolc


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Yoga Nidra anyone?


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Shanti = Peace


yoga on the mat-at-home


Red Cross Libya FLoods Appeal Fundraiser


RED CROSS APPEAL


Red Cross Morocco Earthquake Appeal Fundraiser


Ukraine Fundraiser


DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal


Lake district Foxgloves


Lake District blue skies !


Yewfield Yoga shala


Mother Nature's snowy garlands !


Happy Chinese New Year of the Water Tiger & Lunar New Year !


.... let's keep our balance !


If you light a lantern...


Abhaya Hrydaya mudra


~ peaceful Buddha sweet sleep ~ ~


Fundraiser in the park


essential packing !


Gambia's endless beaches


Sinai, Egypt


Sand waves ~ ~ ~

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