The spacious heart is the space within where we are completely
free and unconstrained from our conditioning and the pressures of
daily living. It isn’t a place that we journey to but rather an
exquisite realm within us, that is revealed when we do the
practices of yoga. We experience this space as an infinite and
expanded reality at the level of vibration, where we naturally know
that this is who we truly are.
Anna and Nikki come together once again to offer a unique one-day
retreat where the practices of hatha yoga and chanting are woven
together in such a way that is seamless, inspiring and draws forth
the inner space of the heart.
A concentrated environment of clear intention and practice invokes
an energy from within that builds over the course of the day; this
energy has the power to open any part of the body and being that is
blocked, offering an experience of spaciousness which resonates
with joyful contentment. By focusing on the quality and sensation
of space itself, and chanting mantras that resonate with the energy
of spaciousness, this summertime retreat offers a means to
powerfully shift the way we perceive and experience reality, as
well as let go of that which blocks the inner experience of the
The morning session includes a variety of active yoga postures
designed to create space in the body and mind, while the afternoon
session utilises restorative asana. Both sessions weave in chanting
drawing upon different mantras, as well as traditional kirtan to
‘enter the spacious Heart’.
Anna Ashby has been studying and practicing yoga
for 24 years and teaching for 15 years. She is one of London’s
leading yoga teachers and a dedicated triyoga teacher. She is a
founder and senior faculty member of triyoga’s teacher training
program and holds the highest level of certification from Yoga
Alliance both in the UK and in the US (E-RYT 500/Senior Teacher).
Anna’s teaching style has evolved from her study of dance, in-depth
training with established, classical yoga systems that focus on
alignment, and a dedicated meditation practice that developed while
she lived for 12 years in a yoga ashram in upstate New York. For
more information about Anna’s schedule visit her website
Nikki Slade is one of the leading Global pioneers
in the field of voice, chanting and sound. Nikki is the founder of
Free the Inner Voice and Chemistry at Work she has inspired
corporate groups to chant including MC Saatchi, Deutcshe Bank and
Cisco and she is the Resident Kirtan leader at Triyoga, London.
Nikki has recorded three highly acclaimed CD's: Nectarine, Monsoon,
Nikki is the resident kirtan leader in Triyoga North and South
London. Nikki's cutting-edge approach to working with "the voice"
has also been experienced at Wandsworth Prison and at The Priory
Hospital in north London where she has impacted the recovery of
hundreds of addicts for over 10 years. 'Nikki is one of the most
evolutionary sound magicians on the planet' Barbara marx Hubbard.
For further information about Nikki visit her website: