Aura Ra meditative performance, January 18th, 7:00 PM

Welcome this Thursday's evening to the original meditative musical performance made by Aura Ra!

Aura Ra combines the singing of melodic, soothing mantras in ancient languages (Sanskrit and Pali) with electric guitar and vibrations of Gong. Sound performance is accompanied with special video installation made by a media artist. The program includes Gayatri, Ganesh, Mahamrityunjaya, and Sabbe Satta mantras.

It takes the viewer’s attention away from the external problems of everyday life. The soothing visual beauty of this presentation complements the powerful ancient mantras and the primal Gong and will create a powerful, magical, and unforgettable experience.

"We have teamed up to carry the Harmony to the World. We have combined the knowledge, ability and power for inspiration of people. We intend to broadcast the Energy of the Universe beautifully powerful into the heart."

This performance is open to everyone including those who are not familiar with any esoteric teachings. Entrance is for donation.It means you are welcome to leave as much as you want and can (depending on your experience and gratitude) — it will help us to make these events in future.

Don't miss this unique delightful experience being on Koh Samui!

P.S. Welcome to join our Facebook event as well.

200 hour certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher training course (TTC) with YOGAYANTRA!

June 1—29, 2018* in Yoga House & Spa (Koh Samui, Lamai)

World-famous Dominique Renucci from Yogayantra comes to Koh Samui for the first time to share her profound experience with you, yogis and yoginis looking for a deeper understanding of yoga, improving your skills and getting your teacher's certification. Being guided by a professional who has been teaching TTCs alone for 12 years already, you're going to discover the full power of yoga and become able to share your comprehensive knowledge with other living beings.

This TTC is not about fancy yoga and fashion but it perfectly fits all other needs of those who'd like to teach yoga to others and/or to fully understand what's happening on a yoga mat and then go much further than just asanas.

* Please note you should arrive at least on May 31st (our first meeting will happen this day afternoon) and checkout on June 30th (training will finish on the evening of June 29th). It means you need at least 30 nights accommodation (it is included in our packages listed below) starting May 31st. If you can come earlier it may be even better for you (due to jet lag).

About Yogayantra and Dominique

Yogayantra is a yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance. Its founder and director is Dominique Renucci (E-RYT 500 certified) who has left her country (France) in 1991 to live in Asia. She has studied yoga with many teachers across Europe and Asia, attended many intensive retreats and read tons of books dedicated to Indian philosophy, Tibetan Buddhism and Dzogchen teaching, spent months in self-retreats in secluded places. Dominique has practiced Zen meditation for many years, attended many 10-day Vipassana meditation courses, received empowerment of some Tibetan practices, has been following and practicing the Dzogchen teachings from Choegyal Namkhai Norbu for many years. She is also a student of the medical University of Grenoble (France) and online student of Dr Robert Morse (Florida, USA).

Dominique has started to study Indian philosophy as a teenager coming into the world of yoga in 1975. Her yoga teaching experience began in 1991. In 1995, she has attended her first yoga TTC and 10 years later she has started to teach 200 & 300 hour TTCs. She has been practicing Iyengar Yoga for years and then switched to Ashtanga style. Now, Dominique practices and teaches Vinyasa Yoga emphasizing mindfulness with fluidity and athleticism combining it with detailed knowledge and precision of Iyengar style. Dominique's broad experience in teaching YTTCs can be validated via Yoga Alliance website.

You can also find more details about Yogayantra and Dominique Renucci at www.yogayantra.com. For example, this PDF document contains useful information and Q&A on Yogayantra's 200-hour YTTCs.

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Singing bowls & gong meditations, Wed/Fri, 7:00 PM

We are happy to offer you Himalayan singing bowls meditation (every Wednesday at 7:00 PM) and Gong meditation (every Friday at 7:00 PM). Welcome to experience it!

Gong is an ancient instrument of healing, rejuvenation and transformation. It produces a strong sound wave, almost tangible to the touch, which stimulates the physical body by influencing the surface of the skin and every cell.

Gong releases tension and blocks in the body, stimulates a higher functioning of the glandular and nervous system, increases prana and improves its circulation. It also works deeply with mental, emotional and spiritual bodies purifying and calming the mind.

Himalayan singing bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul.

Our sessions are not directly connected with any spiritual traditions, use the power of both gong & singing bowls, last for about 1 hour. You will lay down in Savasana with your body being totally relaxed and your mind concentrated on the breathing or deep gong / sophisticated HImalayan singing bowls sounds. Entrance fee is 300 THB.

We will start right after our evening yoga class (you can visit both events in a row). Welcome!

P.S. Note we also offer private sound healing sessions including sound bath & massage with singing bowls, gong and other instruments. Please check our therapies list for details.

Zen-flute Shakuhachi meditation, December 28th, 7:00 PM

This Thursday, December 28th, at 19:00 Yoga House & Spa invites you to join Zen-flute Shakuhachi meditation by Adi Pieper!

Shakuhachi is traditionally made from the root piece of the Madake bamboo. Japanese flute masters have developed it to become an advanced instrument used for meditation, folk music, and classical music in Japan.

Adi Pieper's musical background ranges from Western music, classical guitar, classical voice to Eastern music (including Indian tabla drums and Indian bamboo flute). He founded a folk singing group, later sang in several symphony choruses and played and recorded with the musician and composer Deuter. His love for the Shakuhachi as a means for meditation led him not only to play it but also to build these flutes.

The meditation will last for about 1 hour. There will be some classical Honkyoku pieces played as well as some free improvisations. Each piece will be followed by several minutes of silent sitting. The entrance is not fixed priced for donation.It means you are welcome to leave as much as you want and can (depending on your experience and gratitude) — it will help us to make these events in future. You are welcome!

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Dominique Renucci Vinyasa Yoga TTC in Koh Samui, June 2018