As usual in a Kundalini yoga class; we'll experience different complementary activities; starting with breathing exercises, moving on to gentle body work following soothing Ganesha songs, experiencing deep relaxation with the sound of gongs and bowls and finally ending with a meditation. What makes this yoga class unique is how we will connect it with Ganesha; using specific visual / physical and sound cues. No mention of religion will be made. Being atheists ourselves (but spiritual people), our goal is definitely not to convert anyone! :) About Ganesh Lord Ganesh is known as the remover of blockages and obstacles, the Lord of new beginnings, of knowledge and of happiness. Ganesha is also associated with the Base Chakra (Muladhara). This chakra is pretty important because it represents the Earth element - with its grounding and centering energy, and at the same time it is also the point from where the Kundalini energy starts rising from, when awaken... A good place to start Kundalini yoga if you didn't yet :) By the way, the class could also be a usual "Non Ganesh" Kundalini Yoga class if you feel uneasy about the connection with a religious icon...
Water and herbal tea
I am a French citizen, residing for the past 12 years in Colombo area with my Sri Lankan husband and our son. None of us are actually Hindu devotees nor religious, but my husband has been painting Ganesh since 20+ years and we are quite open to developing our spirituality in our own ways... We have a gallery called Ganeshism but we won't try to send you anything, promise! :) I am a Kundalini yoga instructor and have been certified and teaching since 2013. This is a yoga that I love because it is different, versatile, and have a great mix of science-based stuff and sensible spiritual ideas.
We will be in a beautiful suburban residential house, opened onto a lush green small central garden. The yoga happens on the roof top, covered but open as well, where we can hear a lot of birds and other wildlife, especially at dawn and dusk. Yoga mats and water are provided, as well as traditional local herbal teas after our session together
All are welcome - any faith and any level of yoga experience (beginners welcome!). The session can be done standing, lying down or sitting on a chair, if you find it difficult to sit crossed-legged
Ganesh n' yoga practice