SOUND, MUSIC & YOGA

MANTRA MELA
Shining Our Light

24th May 2022
6.45pm – 8.00pm UK
Online with Zoom

Auṁ Bhūḥ Bhuvaḥ Suvaḥ Mahaḥ Janaḥ Tapaḥ Satyam 
Tat Savitur Vareṇyam 
Bhargo Devasya Dhīmahi 
Dhiyo Yo Naḥ Pracodayāt

The great Sāvitrī Gāyatrī mantra needs little introduction. In this session we will discover the long form of the mantra and the subtle, yet profound, effect it can have on all aspects of our lives.

£12. Book your place though Eventbrite.

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MANTRA MELA
Energising Śakti

5th July 2022
6.45pm – 8.00pm UK
Online with Zoom

Sarva Maṅgala Māṅgalye 
Śive Sarvartha Sādhike 
Śaraṇye Tryambake Devi 
Nārāyaṇi Namostute

This mantra addresses the Mother aspect of the divine. She, herself, also has a dual aspect. She is both the active One who realises and fulfils our needs and desires, and yet She is also our refuge of calm and safety.

£12. Book your place though Eventbrite.

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MANTRA MELA
Meeting the Indwelling Self

16th August 2022
6.45pm – 8.00pm UK
Online with Zoom

Auṁ Namo Bhagavate Vāsudevāya

Known as The Great 12-Syllabled Mantra, this mantra is often given for “lost souls” or those facing difficult circumstances.

£12. Book your place though Eventbrite.

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MANTRA MELA
Harvesting Abundance

27th September 2022
6.45pm – 8.00pm UK
Online with Zoom

Auṁ Mahā Devyai Ca Vidmahe
Viṣṇu Patnī Ca Dhīmahi
Tanno Lakṣmīḥ Pracodayā 

In this session we will be exploring the Lakṣmī Gāyatrī. As goddess of good fortune, beauty and wealth, we may look to her mantra for support in overcoming any blocks we may have against creating abundance of all sorts in our own lives.

£12. Book your place though Eventbrite.

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MANTRA MELA
LIBERATING HEALTH

1st November 2022
6.45pm – 8.00pm UK
Online with Zoom

Auṁ Tryambakaṁ Yajāmahe 
Sugandhiṁ Puṣṭi Vardhanaṁ
Urvārukamiva Bandhanān
Mṛtyormukṣīya Māmṛtāt

The powerful Mahā Mṛtyuñjaya or Markandaya Mantra helps us with meditation, liberation and transcending disease of all kinds.

£12. Book your place though Eventbrite.

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MANTRA MELA
Savouring Completion

13th December 2022
6.45pm – 8.00pm UK
Online with Zoom

Pūrṇam Adaḥ Pūrṇam Idaṁ
Pūrṇāt Pūrṇam Udacyate
Pūrṇasya Pūrṇam Ādāya
Pūrṇam Evā Vaśiṣyate

Today we contemplate the completion of our year’s series with this profound mantra of wholeness and fullness. Pūrṇam Adaḥ Pūrṇam Idaṁ – completeness is that; completeness is this – tells us that everything is complete, whole and perfect as it is.

£12. Book your place though Eventbrite.

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PAST EVENTS

MANTRA MELA
SUBMITTING TO TRUTH

12th April 2022
6.45pm – 8.00pm UK
Online with Zoom

Auṁ Namaḥ Śivāya Gurave 
Saccidānanda Mūrtaye 
Niṣprapañcāya Śāntāya 
Nirālambāya Tejase

This Śivā mantra honours the inner Guru, who can initiate us into union with our true Selves.

£12. Book your place though Eventbrite.

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SPRING EQUINOX
YOGA FIRE CEREMONY

20th March 2022
Bisham Abbey Sports Centre, Bisham Village, Marlow Road, Marlow SL7 1RR
2-5pm

Within the fire, we are reborn, shedding our old skin and, like the phoenix, crafting our greatness and majesty within its flames. Spring is time to let go of the old and bring in the new. In this fire ceremony, around a real fire (weather permitting), we will set our intentions for manifesting our power.

Yoga: Alexandra Alves of Yoga by Candlelight
Celtic Harp and Gongs: Paula Tait

Followed at 5.15pm with turmeric tea and vegan coffee cake.

£40. Ticket also includes entry to the Full Moon Ceremony on 18th March at Bisham Abbey. See www.yogabycandlelight.co.uk or contact Alexandra at namaste@yogabycandlelight.co.uk or 07786 332695 for details and for booking.

MANTRA MELA
Being Peace

1st March 2022
6.45pm – 8.00pm UK
Online with Zoom

Asato Mā Sadgamaya
Tamaso Mā Jyotir Gamaya
Mṛtyormā Amṛtaṁ Gamaya 

Let this beautiful Śānti mantra lead us from untruth to truth, darkness to light and from death to immortality.

£12. Book your place though Eventbrite.

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MANTRA MELA
Beginning Anew

18th January 2022
6.45pm – 8.00pm UK
Online with Zoom

Auṁ Gaṁ Gaṇapataye Namaḥ 

Today we explore the root mantra for Gaṇeśa, the remover of obstacles and disharmony. 

£12. Book your place though Eventbrite.

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MANTRAS FOR PEACE

20th April 2021
Online

Feeling helpless about the state of the world? Frustrated? Want to contribute in a subtle yet powerful way to our present, our future? 

Join me and a global community of peacemakers exploring subtle activism at the Mantras for Peace: A Wisdom Gathering Online, a FREE event April 20-25, 2021.

Many of the world’s indigenous wisdom cultures acknowledge that the unseen sound of prayers keep the delicate fabric of life in harmony. Learn about ancient and innovative subtle activism practices from thought leaders, teachers, and artists from 6 continents in Mantras for Peace: A Wisdom Gathering Online, a FREE event April 20-25.

5 days. 25 extraordinary leaders. One radically inspiring experience!

*PLUS… a 24-hr LIVE global chant event on 20th-21st April!*

mantras for peace 2021

With biologist Bruce Lipton, futurist Christine Mason, sanskrit scholar Dr. Katy Jane, Arhuaco medicine keeper Biskungwi Marquez, marketing queen Mari Smith, voice expert Chloe Goodchild, devotional musician Punnu Singh Wasu, neuroscience educator Dr. Sarah Peyton, tantra expert Devi Ward, yoga philosophy teacher Bhavani Maki, artist activist Zena El Khalil, sound medicine expert Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, medicine singer Paula Tait, peace activist Michelle Button, mantra researcher Gemma Perry, spiritual teacher Swami Uttamānanda, musician Gina Salā, devotional Radhamadhav Das, yoga teacher Katie B Happy, non-violent communication trainer Jori Manske, yoga misfit Dana Trixie Flynn, and musician Sheela Bringi.

Hosted by Anandra George, a pioneer in the transformational personal practice of sound and mantra.

Register for free at mantrasforpeace.com.

OASIS OF SOUND WITHIN
THE CRYSTAL CAVE

Saturday 21st March 2020
Wycombe Arts Centre, Desborough Road, High Wycombe, HP11 2PU
2-5pm

This event is cancelled due to Covid-19.

This will be an afternoon of nurturing and grounding. These restorative practices aim to re-establish a deeper connection to your body in a healing and harmonious space through the power of the Universe’s vibrations. Here there is only allowing and creating room for peace and loving-kindness.

We will start with gentle breathing, followed by crystal grounding and transition into stillness with a crystal-cave meditation.

Also included:
ॐ Breath-focused Yoga accompanied with chanting, crystal-guided mediation and angelic vibrations led by Alexandra Alves of Yoga by Candlelight
ॐ Crystal Healing led by professional healer, Corrine Henry using the Red Jasper and Rose Quartz to channel grounding energy and unconditional love respectively. These charged grounding stones will be yours to hold and keep.
ॐ A cleansing healing sound bath guided by Paula Tait that will empower us to relinquish control of the thinking-mind enabling our innate wisdom to return us to a state of inner harmony and balance.
ॐ Opportunity to journal your thoughts at the end onto a piece of paper so that you may abandon any burdens before you leave. Venture back into the world healed.
ॐ Ayurvedic snacks to be served at the end.

This class is suitable for everyone – no experience needed. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Everything is provided – just bring an open mind.

Investment £40 (advance booking essential)
Contact Alexandra Alves on 07786332695 or namaste@yogabycandlelight.co.uk

ॐ Yoga Ceremony ॐ

Sunday 9th February 2020
Danesfield House and Spa, Henley Road, Marlow, SL7 2EY
3-6pm

Celebrate the Lotus Warrior in the Temple of Love

Each warrior has a story of creation. Each asana has its own story. Join Alexandra Alves (Yoga) and Paula Tait (Harp and Gongs) at this boutique yoga ceremony as we discover and acknowledge both the light and dark within us. We will bring the shadows within us to the conscious so that we may stop them from ruling our subconscious.

Ayurvedic teas, energy balls and Portuguese chocolate salami to be shared at the end.

Investment £40 (advance booking essential)
Contact Alexandra Alves on 07786332695 or namaste@yogabycandlelight.co.uk

BODY OF SOUND

Sunday 3rd November 2019
Coopers, Meter House, Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow SL7 1LW
7 – 8.30pm

TAOIST YOGA, NIDRA AND SOUND JOURNEY

With Jon Murphy of Zen Yo (Movement and Meditation) and Paula Tait (Chinese Zither and Gong Bath).

A mind and body expanding experience, soundtracked with therapeutic and uplifting live music on Chinese zither. Surf the subconscious with yogic sleep, enjoy flowing energy movement and finally relax into a restorative gong bath.

The perfect end to a weekend, Gentle, mindful and good for all abilities.

£12. To reserve a space mail or call: jon@zenyo.co.uk/07768806817.

MINDFUL MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Friday 14th June 2019
Cookham Dean WI Hall, Church Road, SL6 9PD
6.45pm – 8pm

Simple, flowing Qigong, Zen meditation and Yoga Nidra, with Celtic HarP

Jonathan Murphy of ZenYo will guide us through an evening of mindful movement and meditation, while my harp gently connects us to the moment.

Perfect for all levels and abilities.

To book contact Jonathan Murphy at ZenYo or book via Facebook.

ॐ Yoga Ceremony ॐ

Saturday 16th March 2019
Wycombe Arts Centre, 19 Desborough Road, High Wycombe HP11 2RQ
2-5pm

Magic infused yoga in preparation for the Spring Equinox

Join Alexandra Alves (Yoga), Paula Tait (Celtic Harp, Tin Whistle and Gongs) and Charis Anne (Soprano) for this unique boutique yoga ceremony. Relax. Embrace. Surrender…

Alexandra has devised a new Pagan Yoga to honour the divine in the form of the Triple Goddess reflected in the waxing, full and waning phases of the Moon. Through this 2 ½ hour offering you will go on a journey through the landscapes of your inner world. Prepare to embrace magic and delve into a lost kingdom of enchanting mythology.

Join us afterwards at 4.30pm for refreshments and to receive your individual gift.

Investment £40. Booking essential. Tickets from Alexandra Alves at 07786332695 or namaste@yogabycandlelight.co.uk.

ॐ Yoga Ceremony ॐ

Thursday 21st June 2018
Danesfield House and Spa, Henley Road, Marlow, SL7 2EY
6.30pm-9pm

Celebrate the Summer Solstice in the Beautiful Gardens of Danesfield House

Yoga by Candlelight’s Alexandra Alves will be guiding you through a peaceful yoga practice to honour the longest day of the year. Paula Tait will be enchanting you with the warm sounds of the harp, before the evening ends with a gong bath.

Included are a small gift. Spa Illuminata bespoke tea and cookies will be served.

The session will be held inside in the event of rain.

£35. Book through Danesfield House on 01628 891010 or enquiries@danesfieldhouse.co.uk

ॐ Yoga Ceremony ॐ

Saturday 9th June 2018
Danesfield House and Spa, Henley Road, Marlow, SL7 2EY
3-6pm

Inspired by the ancient civilisations of the Silk Road

Join Alexandra Alves (Yoga) and Paula Tait (Music) for this unique boutique yoga ceremony where we will be travelling the Silk Road through the vibrations of Yoga.

An alchemical journey of yoga is awaiting you – be enchanted by the Japanese Ichijenkin, Persian Setar, Indian Taus and the mythology of the Silk Road countries, whilst weaving asana with myth, mudra with mantra into a rhythm which accompanies the melody of your inner child.

Energy balls and tea afterwards (serenity and turmeric tea) 5.30pm to 6pm. Alice Nugent will be offering us a taste of her Hipopot Teas. These contain no green or black tea, no caffeine, and certainly no additive or preservatives.

Parking is available.
Investment £35pp

Tickets from Alexandra Alves at 07786332695 or namaste@yogabycandlelight.co.uk

ॐ Yoga Ceremony ॐ

Saturday 18th November 2017
St Katherine’s Parmoor, Parmoor Lane Parmoor, Henley-On-Thames RG9 6NN
3-6pm

A Mythical Flow Celebrating the Heart of the Warrior

A union between yoga and harp.

With its pure and resonant voice, the harp calls to our souls. For thousands of years it has been used as an instrument of healing that calms our emotions and gladdens our hearts. Allow the harp to lead you on a journey through mystic landscape and deep healing.

Yoga by Candlelight is a combination of flow yoga in graceful sequences alongside longer held postures. Certified yoga teacher Alexandra  leads the classes, which focus on breath to create space in the body and quieten the mind. The workshop blends hatha, vinyasa , meditation, candles and essential oils.

Followed by a Gong Ceremony.

Yoga: Alexandra Alves of Yoga By Candlelight
Harp and Gongs: Paula Tait

Booking essential. Email: namaste@yogabycandlelight.co.uk.