Singing Our Way Home
A Meditation & Singing Workshop
with Kavisha Mazzella and Sydel Weinstein
Venue is at Home of Yoga
634 Stirling Highway Mosman Park
Behind Himalayan-Nepalese Restaurant
Enter off Saint Leonards Street
*6 hour workshop 10am to 4pm
*BRING A PLATE of FOOD TO SHARE & a CUSHION
Lunch time will be a community sharing of food
Sydel will facilitate heart based mindfulness practices to deepen into our bodies and awareness. This will include mindful yoga, dance, breathing, sound awareness, and the nada yoga of sound.
Kavisha will lead us to come together into a deep and playful experience of song and community.
Integrating Empty Sky and Devotional Singing/ Choir
Numbers are limited.
$145 Early Bird January 25th $120 – Concession $95
Singing with Mindful presence, anchored and grounded in our hearts and bodies as a community is transformative and healing.
We connect within, we connect to each other, we connect to a sense of the divine, to our breath, meditation, and to a profound expression of our humanity. The cells of our bodies wake up and vibrate as we share in a celebration of song and life.
This workshop is for everyone. We all have a song in our heart. Sound and sharing of song is central to our human experience and a powerful way of connecting. However you perceive your voice to be come, this is not a performance rather an opportunity to ground, to heal, to soar, to share.
Kavisha and Sydel have know each other for over 30 years and this is the first time they have come together in this way to combine their love of of song, meditation, mindfulness and humanity.
Kavisha Mazzella is an ARIA award winning singer songwriter and choir leader with a life time love of and experience in meditation. Kavisha regular shares her love of meditation and devotional song through her ‘Empty Sky Meditation’ of which we have had many over the years at the Home of Yoga. Visit her website to read of her history
Many of you will have heard of Kavisha’s work with the Italian Woman’s Choir of which a movie was made.
Sydel Weinstein has shared her love of mindfulness over the last twenty years in the form of the Home of Yoga Mindful Living Program now called Heart & Wings: Mindfulness & Meditation with Sydel. Sydel has facilitated mediation sessions, taught mindful yoga at the Home of Yoga for over 30years and in 2009 trained in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn.
“Empty Sky is a meditative singing experience inspired from the devotional Kirtan and Bhajan singing tradition , where everyone gets a chance to feel song and silence
dancing together in that most holy temple …one’s own body.
They say that when a language dies we lose a way of understanding the world!
I say in learning a new language you will get a new way of understanding the world !
Through exploring song, dance and chants from sacred traditions from various cultures around the world ,
we can discover that while there are many different names for
the divine or G-d…we are united in the feeling… and it beats in all of our hearts.
Through singing these songs whether they be sufi, buddhist,hindhu or christian we may discover a shared humanity, empathy and common desire
that people everywhere have to connect with something greater than themselves.They long to connect to the mystery of Life & the Joy of being alive.
Through singing, the vibrations of sound with good intent coming from our hearts has a power to uplift and heal body, mind and spirit
The songs together with the silence are like medicine to love and heal oneself and therefore love others.
Music is the key to the door of silence and silence is the key to the door of music.
In the singing the last note fades into silence and then we enter again into song. And it’s through the rhythm between song and silence that the gift is received .That of
inner space .Finally we can relax and enter a peaceful silence and just to deeply and harmoniously be.”