Yogic methods for harmony in all aspects of life ~ Plymouth

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FREE
Monday 29th January
Plymouth
6:30pm-8:30pm

From January 29, 2024, at 6.30 pm, also in Plymouth, a series of conferences and discussions (with Q&A) will begin. We aim to treat topics of ancient traditional ways to improve our lives, our health but also of our knowledge about the world we live in, connections between various interesting fields that are not currently addressed through our education.

Location:
Abbey Hall (Lower hall), PL12AD, Plymouth
contact: plymouth@tarayogacentre.co.uk, 07459 486606

Meet your teacher

Sorin Negrea

Sorin is an enthusiastic yoga practitioner of over 30 years with teaching experience. He assiduously seeks to combine the teachings and practice of yoga with everyday life for a better transformation of his own existence and those around him, he believes that the accumulated spiritual knowledge has no value if it is not reflected in real life, both his and and sharing it with others who are open. He also capitalizes on ways to evolve through art, dance, and seeks ways to express his Self in real life.

Contact: sorin@tarayogacentre.co.uk 

Pilgrimage 2023

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FREE
Sept/Oct TBC
Other
TBC

Following the beautiful and uplifting success of Tara’s first community pilgrimages last year, we are excited to be arranging more one- and two-day pilgrimages in 2023. These events will provide the opportunity to share moments of spiritual awareness, unlocking the secrets of the English countryside and numerous sacred sites in a spiritual way, following in the footsteps of this thousand-year-old tradition.

Here are the provisional dates for your calendar. More details will be published soon.

22nd April 2023 – 1 day pilgrimage, Chartham to Canterbury 

14th May 2023 – 1 day pilgrimage, Radlett to St Alban’s Cathedral 

September/ October 2023 – 1 day pilgrimage TBC

If you would like more information, and to join the next pilgrimage please join the Telegram Channel.

The pilgrimage is open for our members only. The event itself is free, however participants may incur costs for travel, food etc. 

Read a student testimony from one of last year’s pilgrimages

What is a Pilgrimage?

Pilgrimage in England has taken place since hunter-gatherers followed well-worn tracks, which then became ritualised journeys in Celtic and medieval history and in early modern Christianity.

Usually done on foot, a pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place that touches the hearts and souls of the pilgrims, drawing them closer to God.

The purpose of a pilgrimage is   growth, and can often start with an intention, or questions such as: Who am I? What is my purpose in this life? What do I need to hear now? What do I need to draw me closer to my true spirit? What do I need to heal? By asking these questions the pilgrimage becomes both an inner and an outer journey. The spiritual practice of pilgrimage can also begin without an intention or initial awareness, and it is only on later reflection that the pilgrim realises that their life has been spiritually enriched by the journey.

On the pilgrimage it is important to cultivate an attitude of self-reflection and openness, and attention to what comes to you. Without this awareness, the pilgrimage can become just a walk in the countryside and lack a deeper purpose.

We are very much looking forward to sharing this experience with you!

Intro Session to our Yoga Course in Plymouth

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FREE
Monday 18th September
Plymouth
6:30pm-8:30pm

We are happy to open our courses to newcomers in Plymouth too, with a free taster yoga class. Join us for our free intro classes on 18th September and 16th October 2023, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Course starts 1 week later, on 23rd October 2023 (6:30pm-8:30pm)

This class will give you an opportunity to meet our yoga teacher, and to spend a relaxing evening practising body postures (asanas), followed by a very effective technique of deep relaxation.

This session will provide a sense of balance and regeneration, that can be felt both physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Location:
Abbey Hall (Lower hall), PL12AD, Plymouth
contact: plymouth@tarayogacentre.co.uk, 07459 486606

The class structure:

  • introductory presentation of the course and yoga style 
  • warm up exercises
  • practice of gentle but very effective yoga postures
  • relaxation
  • Q&A

Meet your teacher

Sorin Negrea

Sorin is an enthusiastic yoga practitioner of over 30 years with teaching experience. He assiduously seeks to combine the teachings and practice of yoga with everyday life for a better transformation of his own existence and those around him, he believes that the accumulated spiritual knowledge has no value if it is not reflected in real life, both his and and sharing it with others who are open. He also capitalizes on ways to evolve through art, dance, and seeks ways to express his Self in real life.

Contact: sorin@tarayogacentre.co.uk 

Inner Peace Through Meditation

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FREE
27th November
London
7pm

Find inner peace and mental focus with meditation.

In this workshop we will share Yogic and Tantric methods to quieten the mind, so that we can gradually become the masters of our lives instead of slaves to our thoughts. 

Bringing contemporary experimentation and ancient knowledge together, you will receive real tools for meditation in a combination of theoretical notions, spiritual insights and practical exercises. 

  Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there.

– Deepak Chopra

Meet the teacher

The Phases of the Moon

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Sunday 23rd October
London
7pm

Spiritual efficiency through aligning with the natural flow of life

The Moon is such a beautiful mystery, captivating our attention through her magical presence and sheer magnitude. Within the dance of the Sun and the Moon, the Sun represents the masculine principle and the consciousness, and the Moon symbolises the feminine principle – the Mother of Creation, the subconscious. The many faces of the Moon are a metaphor for every cycle, connecting us with birth, death and reincarnation. She embodies the rhythm of time.

The strong feminine power of the Moon impacts everything, from the waves of the ocean to our energetic field and our emotions. 60% of our bodies are made up of water, so we can feel the pulls and movement of the influence of the Moon in our everyday life. In the lunar cycle itself, each phase has a different shape and energetic characteristic.  

Each stage of the cycle mirrors different needs within us, different potentialities to be nourished, and each has its own spiritual meaning, The Moon invites us to become aware of the natural fluctuations of the cycle, and by attuning to our own cyclical nature we can tap into the rich wisdom of each phase consciously.  

Let’s discover the Lunation cycle together, and harness its power by using the energetic shifts of the Moon as a map to plan our days, weeks and months, and thus facilitate our spiritual growth in our daily life. 

Meet your teacher

Alina Chereches

Alina began the study and practice of Integral Yoga at the age of fifteen, moved by a deep thirst to understand the nature of everything. Gradually, she found her home in meditation. She immersed herself into many spiritual traditions, fell in love with the Tantric philosophy and practice, Kashmir Shaivism, Advaita Vedanta and Esoteric Astrology. She weaves these together with Transpersonal Psychotherapy into one integral path. As a teacher of Tantra and Astrology, Alina loves sharing her vision that life is our deepest meditation, in a playful and approachable manner.

Contact: alinac@tarayogacentre.co.uk

The Freedom of Forgiveness

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£40 members / £50 non-members
Saturday 28th January
London
2-6pm

Have a clean slate this weekend! Enjoy the powerful effects of purification by joining both The Freedom of Forgiveness and Sanka Praksalana workshop! Get £5 off when you book both together!

This is an amazing opportunity to purify on many levels. Through the practice of Sanka Praksalana, we not only purify physically but also mentally and emotionally too. It is well known that our gut is our second brain, having a strong influence over our mood and mental activity. 

Take the opportunity to combine this together with the profound purification at the level of the spirit too through forgiveness. By letting go of our grudges and unhappiness, we undo this vice of the ego, bringing us greater lightness and freedom!

‘The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.’ – Mahatma Gandhi

More about The Freedom of Forgiveness

All of us want to feel free. In our essence, each one of us want to be truly happy. Yet how come there are so many unhappy people in this world? And why don’t we see in the media and in the News regularly real-life stories of happy people and not just stories of revenge and resentment? It seems that pain is more popular than peace. Is the world really such an unhappy place? 

In any confronting situation, who is actually the one responsible for our own suffering and ultimately our own ability to free ourselves from this? Confucius said, ‘Before going into revenge, dig two graves; one for you and one for them.’

Forgiveness is rooted in our human nature. It is difficult to grasp as it is beyond the mind. Few truly know how to forgive; others confuse it with weakness. Actually, it takes a courageous person to make the choice to forgive. 

In this workshop, we will dive into the healing world of forgiveness and understand why and how this ultimate panacea for life’s ills and true happiness. As part of the workshop, you will learn techniques, to apply every day for a happy life, free from tension! 

Pricing: 

  • Members: £40  
  • Non-members: £50  

Meet the teacher

Magdalena Hau

Magdalena’s Tantric journey began in India in 2001 and since then she has discovered a life full of transformation and personal growth. Intrigued by mysticism, sacred eroticism, and the wisdom of the heart, she aspires to share her love and passion for life in the classes and workshops she teaches. She also holds Tantra groups and workshops for women, where she inspires women to discover their profound, mysterious and powerful feminine nature. 

Contact: magdalena@tarayogacentre.co.uk 

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Intro Session to our Yoga Course in Burton on Trent

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Free
Tuesday 24th October
Burton on Trent
7 – 9pm

We are happy to open our courses to newcomers with free taster yoga class. Join us for our free intro class on 24th of October. Course starts on 31st October 2023

This class will give you an opportunity to meet our yoga teacher, and to spend a relaxing evening practising body postures (asanas), followed by a very effective technique of deep relaxation.

This session will provide a sense of balance and regeneration, that can be felt both physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Location:
3 Friars Walk, TrentSide Studios, DE14 1HS, Burton on Trent 


contact: burton-on-trent@tarayogacentre.co.uk, 07778 048568

The class structure:

  • Brief introduction to the course and yoga style 
  • warm up exercises
  • practice of gentle but very effective yoga postures
  • relaxation
  • Q&A

Meet your teacher

Angelica Simian

I discovered yoga at a very early age and since then I incorporated the principles of yoga into my daily life. Yoga helped me to become more centered and more balanced, and I have been in a constant process of learning and inner transformation. I recently decided to share my experience with others by becoming a yoga teacher and a shakti group coordinator.

Contact: burton-on-trent@tarayogacentre.co.uk

Intro Session to our Yoga Course in Manchester

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Free
Wednesday 5th October
7 – 8:15PM

We are happy to open our courses to newcomers with two free taster yoga classes. Join us for our free classes on 28th September and 5th October.

These classes will give you an opportunity to meet our yoga teacher, and to spend a relaxing evening practising body postures (asanas), followed by a very effective technique of deep relaxation.

These sessions will each provide a sense of balance and regeneration, that can be felt both physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Location:
Friend’s Meeting House, Mount Street, M2 5NS
contact: manchester@tarayogacentre.co.uk, 07482 472316

The class structure:

  • Brief introduction to the course and yoga style 
  • warm up exercises
  • practice of gentle but very effective yoga postures
  • relaxation
  • Q&A

Meet your teacher

Ioana Moldovan

Ioana Moldovan’s journey with yoga began more than a decade ago, when she was seeking to add meaning to her life. Embracing the spiritual path as a way of living, she realised that life is a process of continuous transformation, and that balance is an important key to having a happy, fulfilling life. Having this perspective, her spiritual journey changed in a profound way and now she wishes to share her experience and knowledge with anyone who wishes to discover the depth of life. 

Contact: ioana@tarayogacentre.co.uk

Intro Session to our Yoga Course in Manchester

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Free
Wednesday 28th September
7 – 8:15pm

We are happy to open our courses to newcomers with two free taster yoga classes. Join us for our free classes on 28th September and 5th October.

These classes will give you an opportunity to meet our yoga teacher, and to spend a relaxing evening practising body postures (asanas), followed by a very effective technique of deep relaxation.

These sessions will each provide a sense of balance and regeneration, that can be felt both physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Location:
Friend’s Meeting House, Mount Street, M2 5NS
contact: manchester@tarayogacentre.co.uk, 07482 472316

The class structure:

  • Brief introduction to the course and yoga style 
  • warm up exercises
  • practice of gentle but very effective yoga postures
  • relaxation
  • Q&A

Meet your teacher

Ioana Moldovan

Ioana Moldovan’s journey with yoga began more than a decade ago, when she was seeking to add meaning to her life. Embracing the spiritual path as a way of living, she realised that life is a process of continuous transformation, and that balance is an important key to having a happy, fulfilling life. Having this perspective, her spiritual journey changed in a profound way and now she wishes to share her experience and knowledge with anyone who wishes to discover the depth of life. 

Contact: ioana@tarayogacentre.co.uk

Summer Solstice

Yang Spiral Meditation at Stonehenge

Free
20th June – 21st June 2024
Other
TBC

Join us for our annual sunrise Yang Spiral Meditation on the summer solstice, in the mystical solar temple of Stonehenge.  

Greet the dawn of the longest day of the year in a unique spiral meditation. We will focus the huge energies of these important meditations to assist in the reawakening of the consciousness of humanity, and of genuine spirituality in the world. 

As part of our ongoing spiritual activities, Tara Yoga Centre has been organising Yang Spiral Meditations at the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge for over 20 years, and this year we will return once again to this special location on the occasion of the summer solstice.  

The series of stone circles at Stonehenge was erected around 3000 BC. Monuments such as this, true wonders of the world, were circular structures aligned with the rising of the sun at the solstice.  

Stonehenge is much more than its physical presence. The huge stones mark one of the strongest points of energy on the planet, where an upwards energetic vortex rises from the earth. The impressive structure of Stonehenge was probably built as a place for ceremonies and rituals, connected with the earth and sun energies. 

As we have experienced during our meditations inside the stone circle, straight from the centre of the marked area a vortex of intense and refined telluric energy rises. 

During the longest day of the year, on the summer solstice, when the Earth is under the longest exposure to the sun, this intense manifestation of the telluric energy is polarised by the powerful energy of the sun. 

When this strong telluric energy is combined with the beneficial astrological moment of the solstice, and with the meditation performed in the special formation of a Yang Spiral, an opportunity is created for a powerful meditation experience.  

Our intention during this meditation is to focus the huge energies to assist in the reawakening of the consciousness of humanity, and of genuine spirituality in the world. 

We welcome anyone who has the aspiration to live and experience these elevated feelings and high states of consciousness, to this exceptional spiritual event! Please note: Registration is essential!

Programme and practical details

Registration is essential so that you will receive details such as the meeting time and place, travel arrangements, what to bring, and the music that will be used in the meditation.

Programme: (times are approximate)

Thursday 20th June
9:40pm Free Yang spiral meditation in Tara Yoga Centre London and Oxford. There is no need to book for this meditation. Recommended arrival is 9:10pm, the doors will close at 9:30pm.
11pm departure to Stonehenge from Tara London via the coach arranged by Tara (BUS TICKETS SOLD OUT NOW). Be aware that the system allows buying multiple tickets but it will only reserve ONE seat for the buyer. Please contact us ASAP to notify us of extra passenger(s) names, at payments@tarayogacentre.co.uk

From Oxford, it is still necessary to register for the event. Please email oxford@tarayogacentre.co.uk if you are interested in sharing a lift from Tara Oxford, departing at 1am.

Friday 21st June
2.30am – arrival at Stonehenge carpark (please note, it takes 30mins to walk from the carpark to the Stones)
3am – gathering at the meeting point near the Stones, preparations for forming the spiral
3.40-5.15Yang spiral meditation at Stonehenge
7.30am – leaving Stonehenge
10.30am – arrival at Tara London

If you are arranging your own transport, the meeting time is at 3am – you need to arrive at the site at 2.30am to have enough time to walk from the carpark to the meeting point. There is also public transport to Salisbury and from there to the Stonehenge site. You still need to book your place in the spiral meditation at Stonehenge even if you are arranging your own transport!

Further details will be sent by email when you book your place in the meditation at Stonehenge.

It is important that you book both the return coach to London and the meditation at Stonehenge as separate activities! Booking the meditation at Stonehenge does not get you a seat on the bus, and booking the coach does not give you access to the important information you need for the meditation at Stonehenge.

Podcast – The magic of the Stonehenge solstice meditation

Need a boost of energy? Close your eyes and imagine this: You are in astrological alignment in a physical spiral next to the ancient standing stones of Stonehenge at the exact time when this temple which was built in homage to the sun, is due to receive the first rays of the rising sun. As sunlight hits the altar stone, the music begins. You are immersed in a meditation, you feel the radiance of the sun, the ancient history of the earth beneath your feet and the expansion of your heart. At the summer solstice celebration we become like tuning forks, and carry that exalted energy within us through the next weeks and months.

And if you are considering participating, you can find more information in the link below.


The spiral is a unique form of meditation where we stand holding hands. We form this in an anti clockwise direction, which focuses the energy towards the centre – yang energy. So the idea of this spiral meditation is to increase the yang energy which amplifies focus and awareness.

Morgan Arundel, Yoga and Tantra Teacher
Moment of summer solstice, Stonehenge. 2019