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Aho brothers and sisters come and drum and journey with us as we celebrate Imbolc the first of the three Celtic spring festivals. This is a perfect time to tune into the earths emerging energies and set intentions for the coming seasons. Imbolc is sacred to Bridgit the goddess of healing poetry and childbirth. Tuning into this energy we can nurture our creative selves and our inner self healing. This time is perfect incubate our hopes and dreams for the coming year for our selves our communities and our beautiful planet . The evening will feature drumming, journeying and a Imbolc ceremony. Blessed be. No experience required. Please bring a drum/rattle and an open heart (a few drums and rattles are available for loan if you don’t have them). At 7pm at Aho Studios, just a 2 minute walk from Hackney Wick Overground Limited to 15 places, £20 Payment in advance or cash on the night via www.aho.community website to reserve a space. Aho. Subscribe to www.aho.community
Body Poetry is a dance and wording practice that can support us in unlocking the wisdom, emotion and creativity of the body. LISTENING, MEETING In movement, we listen to the knowing of belly, bone, and heart. We meet ourselves. We give space to that which lives underneath, or on the periphery. Stories unfold. We invite words to arise from our dances, through voice and writing. The language that surfaces from the deep body is often surprising. It can be raw, non-linear and messy. It offers us new ways of understanding ourselves and the world. BODYDREAMING As well as moving old stories, we also bodydream new ones into being. We follow the body as it nudges us towards freedom, possibility, imagination. What do our dancing, sensing bodies want to create? What happens when we include the undergrowth of our being in our felt experience? Do new stories, or a non-story, emerge? We ask questions with our moving bodies, and use words to anchor our explorations and reflections. SHARING Together, we support each other in dancing into the unknown. As well as moving and wording alone, we also explore the collective bodyknowing that connects us all. Invitations to witness and be witnessed allow for honest expression to be unearthed, felt, and shared. This sharing can gift us with embodied learning & connection. ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Sophie Marsh is a dancer, poet and artist who guides people into the felt creativity of their own bodies. She has just finished an MA in Creative Writing & Education, where she was researching movement and writing as a combined practice for initiation. She holds movement ceremony inside and outdoors in different community settings You can find out more about her work here: www.bodypoetry.org.uk £22 advance via www.aho.community or £25 cash on the night. Subscribe to www.aho.community
Join Lisa Li for this deeply powerful ceremony which will be a 2 hour journey where you will be guided into a higher state of consciousness using a circular breath - thus flooding the body with oxygen and allowing for any trapped emotions or traumas to rise to the surface, to complete expression or be cleared from your body. Leaving yourself feeling more whole and integrated. This will be a mixture of biodynamic breath/transformational breath and holotropic infused into a beautiful ceremony where my assistants and i will hold space for your expression and release... We truly are our own shaman, and are the only ones who can finally heal ourselves.. so in this ceremony we merely hold space and support you to breathe into all the past stories held and frozen within your being... find your healing at your own pace and your inner strength. This truly has to be experienced to be understood, but if you feel the need for some powerful healing, or if you just feel intrigued to learn more, please get in touch. You can also learn more about the process by reading the following article, - "How I healed emotional wounds through Breathwork": www.ourgom.com/tips-for-integrating-old-emotional-wounds-breathwork/ Further information and reviews www.facebook.com/breathceremony/?pnref=story Please note; this is a powerful ceremony where setting the intention to participate can in itself raise spiritual/emotional issues to the surface to be cleared, similar to plant medicine except totally natural! My advice is to stay present and bring any headaches, or feelings of sickness to the ceremony for clearing. It is advisable to gain the absolute most from the ceremony to prepare the day leading up to the event by eating light and vegan. Contact Lisa on [masked] for any questions and booking. Limited to 15 places so RSVP essential, payment in advance is £40 via www.aho.community or £45 on the door. Looking forward to breathing with you. Aho.
MUNAY-KI INITIATION CEREMONY – THE RITES OF TIMES TO COME The Munay-Ki are the Nine Great Rites of Initiation into the Medicine Way. They are also a series of nine empowerment rites based on the initiatory practices of the Q’ero shamans of Peru, as taught by anthropologist Alberto Villoldo. It is a modern form of transmitting the initiation empowerments of the Q’ero, and are based on their traditional initiation ceremonies. “Munay” in Quechua means “love”, together with “ki”, from the Japanese word for energy, combine to give the meaning: energy of love. The Munay-Ki are nine rites of connection and empowerment that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous. BENEFITS OF RECEIVING THE 9 RITES OF THE MUNAY-KI: - Strengthens your intuition and healing abilities. - Brings healing and balance to your inner feminine and masculine. - Improves communication with your guides and spirit helpers. - Helps you to see and perceive the invisible world of energy with your physical eyes . - Helps to open and facilitates the healing of your Heart Chakra. - Improves your capacity and ability to create and manifest. - Accelerates your spiritual development by raising your vibration. - Helps you to stand in your own power, set and assert your boundaries, and take back control of your life. - Helps you to clear limiting beliefs, release and heal issues from your past and your past lives. This is day 3 of a series of 3 workshops over the course of which you will receive all 9 Initiations of the Munay-Ki. PLEASE NOTE: In order to qualify for this initiation ceremony you must have received the 4 Foundation Rites and the 3 Lineage Rites. If you have received them from someone other than us you we will need to demonstrate to us your understanding of those rites. You will be qualified to pass the rites to others upon completion of all 3 workshops. During the ceremony we will be: - Sharing your experiences of the Lineage Rites - Giving the 2 Rites of Times to Come (Starkeeper's Rite and Creator Rite) - Women will also receive the 13th Rite (The Rite of the Womb) - How to give the Rites - Homework to help integrate the Rites The ceremony will run from 10.30am until 6pm with a shared lunch (vegan/veggie). There is a maximum of 15 places available. INVESTMENT In the spirit of Ayni the Rites are given for free but we do ask for an exchange of £80 per person to help cover the cost of the amazing location we use. If you are coming to learn how to give the rites the investment is £50. Please contact Miguel Da Silva for payment details on this part of the ceremony. For payment visit www.aho.community website or via Meet-up Miguel Da Silva is a shaman, teacher, and Munay-Ki mentor. He has received all the Rites of the Munay-Ki nearly 4 years ago in the UK. He offers shamanic healing, 1-2-1 shamanic training, and Munay-Ki initiations. Alongside his wife Hayley he runs The Healing Pathways offering healing therapies, feminine empowerment healing, and shamanic training. www.aho.community