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Bhakti Yoga Day Retreat

Full Day Retreat with Mollie Mendoza, and Layla Kamlani.

Join us for this deep journey into the Heart, as we immerse ourselves in the practice of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion, returning into a deep state of loving presence. 

Bhakti yoga allows us to unveil our natural state of deep connection, union, and peace, where love arises simply for the sake of love.

This event will take place at Hackney Community Studio

The Day at a Glance

Cacao Ceremony

Kirtan and Medicine Songs 

Heart Opening Asana Practice 

Guided Meditation 

Alchemy Crystal Bowl and Shamanic Sound Healing 

Vegan Dinner and Treats 

Elixir and Vegan Desert Creation Workshop 

Sharing and time to connect

We will open the space with a beautiful Cacao Ceremony, this medicine has been sourced from a Cacao Shaman in Guatemala on our recent travels.

We will continue this ceremony with the practice of Kirtan, a key component of Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion), and which can be translated as 'reaching or calling for the divine' ~ however this shows up in your life, and whatever it means to you. In joining our voices together in song we simply use Kirtan as a way of expressing our emotions and connecting deeper to ourselves.

There is no one way to approach this traditional art, be curious, be brave, and join us! (Absolutely no singing experience is required.. we often find that our connection to this expression of our voice stems from a place within ourselves we may never have previously touched.) 

Creating space for the elixirs and intentions to flow we will transition through a Heart Opening Asana Practice guided by Mollie. After moving through movement and breath into a space of deep stillness and listening, we will arrive at a true place of rest ~ here we will share a guided meditation and then lie down to receive the healing sounds of the Alchemy Crystal Bowls, supporting you to let go of tension, emotional blockages, worries, anxiety and open into a deep space of peace. Imagine being bathed in crystalline energies washing through your body, inviting you to return to your true nature, the vibrational essence that we are. 

We will then ground our evening with a delicious vegan dinner, before moving into an Elixir and Vegan Desert creation workshop (which we will then enjoy together)

We will close this day with a chance to connect, share, and drink our delicious drinks together!  Herbal tea will also be on offer throughout the day! 

* If you prefer not to drink Cacao, are pregnant, or taking medication, there will be a Medicinal Elixir available; Tumeric, Reishi and many other herbs. (Please let us know on booking) 


Mollie Mendoza

Weaving together Vinyasa, Hatha, and Kundalini Yoga Mollie's class is a unique creative exploration of the Self through movement and breath. Recently her training has been focused in offering Yoga as a form of therapy to relieve stress, anxiety, and aid in addiction recovery.

Her classes explore themes of embodiment, mindfulness and yogic philosophy to deepen the sense of grounding inside ones Self. Her passion, on and off the mat, is a practice of coming home to your body, home to the breath, and allowing this to provide an anchor of deep connection with the present moment

Her focus on ‘UnMinding‘ is a practice of Unwiring conditioned patterns of the mind, in order to empower each individual to move back to a place where thoughts, stories, and anxieties no longer solely define experience.

 She welcomes vulnerability as strength, and an honest, raw expression of the dimensions involved in developing practice, from struggles to learning.

Layla Kalmlani

Layla is a musician and sound practioner who works with various instruments and her voice as healing tools. She passionately supports others to access and share their own unique voice through mantra and song.

'Enter a deep meditative space with the healing vibration of sound. Retune body, mind and spirit to a state of balance and harmony. Using a combination of the voice, crystal bowls and other instruments you'll be guided on a heart opening journey to find a space of peace, tranquility and connection within.'