journey with Devotional Singing and Bhakti Yoga
devotional singing space is lovingly held by Landa who has over 15 years
experience of holding deeply transformational spaces for movement, ritual,
devotional singing and meditation; facilitating emotional and trauma
release, heart opening, embodiment, profound inner and outer connection
and increasing experience of the life force within.
journey with devotional singing started in the Catholic tradition ~ she
loved to sing and would sing heartily in church, school plays and at
home with her mother and grandmother. She had a very open connection
to the Divine and felt utter devotion to Jesus, leading to a conviction
that she would become a nun later in life! She also enjoyed playing the
organ and had regular lessons to develop this skill.
trauma later in her childhood, an incident which remained suppressed
and unexpressed for many years. Along with this lock down on expression
came the loss of her singing and musical expression. This coincided
with her questioning of religion and religious structures, which led
to a spiritual 'shut down' and disillusionment.
Landa started to express, release and recover from her trauma and to
open to a more personal and integrated spirituality (you can read more
she found that her natural devotion and inclination to express this through song
and music opened up again.
started to sing chants and western devotional songs during her yoga classes,
both with her students and during certain yoga flows to facilitate a
deeper experience for participants. She started to attend kirtan regularly
and experienced the joy, devotion, and surrender that she had naturally
opened to as a child.
practice of chanting deepened when she acquired her harmonium. Practising
for up to 3 hours a day, the harmonium started to feel like an extension
of herself and she realised what a powerful tool chanting is for releasing
trauma/held emotions and opening the heart. She studied harmonium with
kirtan wallah, Daniel Tucker, and devotional singing (Yoga of Voice)
with Gina Salá.
organically led to Landa wanting to share her chanting practice with
others, so that they could also feel the joy of devotion, free expression
and opening to the vibrational field of love.
singing has become Landa's passion. She creates her own devotional songs,
blending traditional sanskrit mantras with english words that reflect
the meanings and energy of the mantras. This makes her work more accessible
and enjoyable for a western audience.
holds powerfully transformative cacao ceremonies blending devotional
songs, poetry and verses with breathwork, movement and meditation.
is an advanced tantra yoga teacher (YRT 500 | IYN Yoga Elder), ecstatic
dance facilitator (Chakra Dance | Dance in Yoga | Yoga in Dance | Tandava),
bodymind therapist (Bodymind Attunement | Rhythmic Healing | Reiki Master
| Accredited Life Coach | Massage and Pulsing Bodyworker) and founder
of Full Spectrum Dance, Rising ~ Dancing Tantra, Full Spectrum Tantra
Yoga Academy and Yoga for Trauma Release.
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