Sound, Sound Sound..
Rhythm, Balance, Attunement.
Delighted to offer this unique one Day Yoga Retreat which brings together the essence of house of yoga – sound and rhythm in unique ways.
I’ve come together with 3 other Practitioners to offer this day. Claire Murphy will be our ‘Chakra Chef’ for the day – she has created a rainbow coloured menu of lunch, full vegetarian dinner and breaks to rebalance and nourish us. Anna and Michael will offer a Gong Bath to attune us and I (Karla) will offer a dynamic morning practice and a restorative, meditative practice in the afternoon, all with a focus on the energy points of the body and subtle body, the chakras. This will truly be a day of resonance with our inner rainbow!
We can reset our lives, minds, bodies, and hearts on all levels by making space for all of these parts of us to settle down, retune and reconnect.
The busier we are, the more we need to relax, so taking just one day like this can nourish us for months to come, as we finally give ourselves the time to digest our life.
Our day starts at 11 am with tea and a healthy treat – precious time to find our place and set an intention for the day.
Slowly and steadily we revive the body and mind through a 90 minute house of yoga breathe with the beat practice through all parts of our ‘house’. The House of Yoga practice uses rhythmic music to regulate the breath and movements of the body ‘evenly’, creating rhythms of regulation in muscles, mind and heart.
A delicious light vegetarian lunch then a restorative & meditative yoga practice are also part of this day long retreat..
Yoga is about opening the heart. It is about treating ourselves well. It is about balance. A one day retreat can help with all three of these leaving you feeling replenished in body, mind, and soul. Taking time for yourself like this is not self centred, its about becoming a more centred self!
The day includes
-Meditation & Visualisations
-Pranayama( breath work),
-Dynamic Yoga Practice (morning)
-Vegetarian Light Lunch, Full Dinner & healthy snacks
-Chakra Healing and Connection
-Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra
-Time for contemplation, rest and discussion
Payment is 75 euro for the full day if prebooked – follow link here!
Here’s our menu!
– Rainbow Carrot & Coriander Soup for lunch followed by Vegan Cake
– Sweet Potato and Chickpea Tagine- Moroccan vibes, sweet and lightly spiced with coconut and almonds. Served with Cous Cous Cake:
– Colourful Chakra Salad (VEGAN)
Orange and Almond Cake- Moist Cake with fresh orange juice and ground almonds. (GLUTEN FREE BUT NOT VEGAN)
Selection of homemade chocolate treats: Claire Bounty Bars- Date and Cacao Choccies. VEGAN)
Here’s a little bit about our Gong Meditation!
Individuals who perform gong baths or meditation usually do it while lying down on their backs. To make yourself comfortable, bring a meditation mat, a pillow and a blanket when attending a gong meditation. All that’s required is for you to lie down in a comfortable position. The gong is initially played very softly. As the meditation session progresses, the volume is increased gradually. And since the purpose of the meditation gong sound is purely therapeutic, the volume is never amped to unbearable levels.
The gong playing technique is changed frequently to avoid sustaining a fixed, monotonous rhythm. This results to entrainment, a process in which brainwave frequencies change. Your brain first achieves the Alpha brainwave state that exists in frequencies lying between 8 and 12 Hertz. Alpha brain waves are associated with feelings of relaxation. In this state, individuals experience daydreams, associative thinking and elevated imagination. This is quickly followed by an influx of Theta brainwaves. Theta waves fall within the frequencies lying between 4 – 7 Hz. Activities related to theta brainwave state occur either when you’re deep in meditation or during REM sleep.
Karla Kelly, MPhil E-RYT 500 is a yoga teacher, music lover and DJ and the founder of the House of Yoga method and House of Yoga Waterford Studio. She’s also trained in massage, sound therapy and breathwork. Since 1998 she has been a student and explorer of the subtle realms especially the 7 main energy centres – the Chakras. House of Yoga’s logo is a depiction of these 7 centres.
Karla’s resource for happiness outside of her yoga and meditation practices has always been House Music 🙂 Yoga training inspired a journey of gentle self discipline & she used house music to focus her busy mind into her breath and heart during her daily practice.
From this she was inspired to create House of Yoga, a practice she has shared in yoga studios, music festivals (Glastonbury, Body&Soul, Electric Picnic, Oxegen) schools and workplaces, brining up to 300 people together in this co-creative flashmob of breathtobeat technology.
Yoga teachings tell us that breathing techniques (pranayama) are the bridge between the subtle body and the physical body. Over the past 10 years Karla has developed the HouseofYoga technique of balancing the breath with the beat and has found this resource of balancing breath, beat and asana to be hugely beneficial in her teaching, practice and work especially in ‘tuning’ in a fast and busy mind with the slower, deeper rhythms of body and heart.
Her chakra wifi logo has evolved this past year as a metaphor for ‘attuning’ from her own personal internal wifi (my house) in relation to the wifi of the larger world (House) outside. Karla’s exploration and interest in the inner world/outer world r
relationship deepened in this past year as part of her training with her teacher Thomas Hubl and the Pocket Project.
With a lifelong love of yoga, food and feeding people, what better way to bring these passions together than to create menus for yoga event’s. Claire loves to experiment with food in a healthy way by creating plant based, delicious, flavoursome and nourishing dishes . With a sweet tooth, Claire particularly likes to create sweets and cakes that are free from refined sugar and gluten. She was aptly named food guru for Wild Atlantic Way Yoga Retreat Centre in Kinsale and has brought her sweet (practically health food) Cakes and chocolate treats to the Yogis for the Tralee Yogafests to indulge and invigorate the participants between yoga workshops. Her homemade chocolates have been described as mouth bliss while her fresh colourful healthy retreat menus have been described as “conscious cooking “.
Anna Zanarek & Michael
Anna Zaranek is an experienced intuitive massage therapist. Her areas of expertise and knowledge are centred around different styles of hawaiian body work called Lomi Lomi. It’s unique therapy and experience that brings you the alignment and balance to all aspects of yourself. This massage helps you not only relieve physical tension but also mental, emotional and spiritual blockages. It brings profound healing to your body and mind.
Another one of Anna’s specialities is pregnancy massage( based onLomi Lomi which she is actively pursuing since 2012) Sound therapies such as sound massage and gong meditation.
Anna’s journey with transformational and healing therapies started in 2010 shortly after her back injury. This situation motivated her to search and reach for alternative therapies and techniques. Her Husband Michael is also trained in Sound Healing and now they run Gong Meditation evenings together and are also offering one on one Gong Meditation.
Gong meditation benefits
Meditation gong sound therapy has been practiced for thousands of years. It is believed that gong baths help to reduce stress as well as opening up your emotional blockages. Scientific evidence suggests that sound therapy causes human DNA strands to auto-repair when they get damaged. Not only does playing certain tones promote vitality and healing, it may also enhance your happiness. A large number of alternative healthcare clinics utilize different sound techniques in the management of certain ailments. This attests to the incredible gong meditation benefits that patients can accrue once they try sound therapy.
Anyone with a Peacemaker, epilepsy, schizophrenia or pregnant are not permitted to attend the Puja. No alcohol or any other psychoactive substances are allowed on the day for your safety