SHUNI AMVASYA

Journeying with the Ancestors

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ANCESTRAL JOURNEYING

AN INITIATION INTO THE TANTRIC PATH OF YOGA
ROOTED IN THE SHAMANIC WISDOM OF INDIA

Saturday | 10 JULY

Part 1 of 4 | MOONS OF SATURN SERIES

20:oo - 23:oo CEST | 19:oo - 22:oo GMT
*A recording will be made available,
if you cannot make the exact date/time.
Please specify by email when registering."

FULL SERIES

17th of July | The Elixir & the Poison
24th July | Honouring the Teachers
31st July | The Way of the Crow

In the month of July we will be working with the themes of Saturn, traveling along 4 Moon junctions, starting with the Dark Moon of July 10th, moving on to the two half Moons of July 17th and July 31st, with the Full Moon sandwiched between them on the 24th of July. This series of Saturnian Tantric ritual will be undertaken upon ritual days of the astro-Tantric-calendar. On these evenings, we will be going further and deeper into some of the recent Saturnian themed work that we have been stepping into.

Saturnian themes of restriction have played out en masse in the events we have all faced in recent times. Feeling stifled by the events of our inner and outer lives can leave us with a sense of struggling against the weight of constricting forces. In such a constellation we are made to face our deepest Karmic themes.

The first Tantric healing ritual of Saturn will be take place on Saturday the 10th of July. This day is honoured by Tantric’s as Shuni Amvasya. A Dark Moon falling on a Saturday is a rare occurrence and is Sacred to the Saturnian lord of Karma. It is known as Shani Amvasya, which means the Dark Moon of Saturn.

The dark Moon is considered to be the day of birth of Shuni, and Saturday is the day of the week that is dedicated to him. And so Shuni Amvasya is a once or twice annual occurrence, when the Saturn force is honoured ritualisticly by Tantrics. This is a Night of working with the deep ancestral imprints that we carry in the Saturnian depths.

Saturn is the planetary lord of raising latent Karma. He has his gaze ever down to the very roots of things and brings us to see the karmic origins of our lives. We will go a step deeper than the recent ancestral work we have been doing. This time we will actively confront painful issues that we have experienced in relation to our ancestral line. In a literal sense this means that on this night, we might choose to work with the wounds of our childhood and family situation. In the tantric eye, it is seen that when we work with the wounds of the past, we not only move on our own healing journey, but we assist the spiritual realm of our whole ancestry.

On this Dark Moon night we will be working with Purnavasu Nakshatra. This Moon will be in this lunar house on this night. This is a star of growth that can deeply expand the ritualistic work of this night into the waxing Moon cycle that is upon us. The Dark Moon is the peak of the introverting of the lunarly sway, The Dark Moon is the deepest point of the waters ebb just before a cycle of growth commences. Purnavasu Nakshatra occuring on a Dark Moon is a time of expanding inwards and introverying the spirit to look upon the structures and edifices of our psychic inner world. The waxing growth after the Dark Moon, can then commence from a point of inner potency and realisation.

Magical work done upon the Dark Moon is carried into growth upon the waxing cycle. Since time immemorial Tantrics have honoured the magical lunar cycles of ebb and flow. The Dark Moon reveals the roots and the depths. By looking into the roots we address the fruit. This year Shuni Amvasya falls under the star constellation (Nakshatra) of Purvanasu, which is most auspicious for breaking karmic cycles in pursuit for inner growth and freedom. To find out more, read our recent blog dedicated to this Nakshatra.

WHERE & HOW: It’s all Online.
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The rituals takes place ONLINE, from 8pm until ±11pm Central European Time (CET). *A recording will be made available, if you cannot make the exact date/time. Just specify by email when registering.

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THEMES OF SATURN

Shuni is the planet Saturn.
Shuni means ‘the crusher’.
He teaches us by bringing us to face limitation.
He constricts habitual patterns and reveals the escape-routes
we employ to evade reality. Shuni is reality..

READ MORE

 

WHAT IS 'WORKING WITH THE SHADOW'?

A short interview with Boonath.

ANCIENT & SACRED

On these healing circles you will practice a form of Yoga that is rarely available and accessible even in India today. You will take part in a sacred Yogic tradition that roots itself in India’s native shamanic wisdom & Tantric lineage handed down orally between generations of Yogis, Babas, Sadhus and Fakirs.
You will be exposed to the old tantric ways of seeking profound healing and spiritual awakening, including practicing in darkly-lit spaces to quieten the mind and awaken the senses to the body’s subtle energy currents, holding simple postures for long periods of time, and engaging in powerful breath-work to open-up the body and take the mind into altered states of consciousness.

GENTLE

The practice draws on postures seldom used in modern styles of yoga, ancient sequences that honour the mother and the divine feminine, gently opening-up the body to its highest levels of flexibility through minimal effort.
Integral to this experience will be the exploration of sound-currents present in the body (Nada Yoga) – perhaps one of Yoga’s greatest secrets and one of the most powerful vehicles through which the karmic patterns stored in the chakras can be accessed and released in pursuit of profound healing.

UNIQUE

Unique to this tradition is its simultaneous employment of Asanas (postures), aerobic & anaerobic Pranayam (breathwork), Mudras (gestures), and Mantras (sacred sounds).
The synergy created by the employment of these various yogic tools will lead you into altered states of consciousness and dream-like experiences aimed at facilitating a greater openness to inward journeying and an easier access to your subconscious.

UNBOUND

Because we are going to play with shamanic yogic traditions, the practice will take place outside of clearly time constraints. Generally, the practice will last about 6 hours, but if the group is ready to practice longer we might carry well into the night.

INCLUSIVE

The Circle is open to those interested in the healing path.
Tantra and Yoga practitioners, and those seeking healing, practitioners of the mystic arts. Both advanced and beginners will find a place in this circle.
If you have had or are having psychosis please get in touch directly with us as this is important to know about in this work. The same goes for those with strong mobility issues. Drug and alcohol users also need to inform us of their condition. Thank you.

The practie usually takes place in the dark or darkly-lit spaces.
The pictures below were taken in daylight to capture the flow of a practice.

BOONATH

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BOONATH was born into a life of yoga. He grew up between Europe and India and was introduced as a child to yoga through his grandparents who were on both sides yoga practitioners.
His grandparents took him on his first Himalayan pilgrimage when he was just seven years old and he has been exposed to the world of yogis ever since.
Boonath has taken  initiation into the left hand path (that’s the path of the heart) and specialises in the branch of Chandra Parampara, that is a secret style of Moon practice that works with the night forces. It is a style of tantra that goes very deep into the subconscious roots It is first and foremostly a Healing System. Most of his family still lives in India and he has been travelling there regularly throughout his life  in pursuit of yoga. He has worked closely in apprenticeship with elders in the line of Siddha systems of healing and holds much knowledge in the use of rituals, mantras and body/spirit healing methods among other things.
Boonath has been working in this line and helping people with the implementation of these techniques for over 25 years to successfully overcome mental and physical problems, from chronic pain to addiction.
Boonath’s healing and yoga work sees him travelling across the whole of Europe to give workshops and healing sessions.  His travels and yoga workshops
continue to benefit people in deprived circumstances.
In recent years Boonath has been living and teaching yoga in Germany where he has a network of students. It was in Berlin that Boonath met Kim, with whom Boonath co-founded Working with the Shadow in 2014.

Formal studies and encounters have all left their impression on Boonath, but his teachings are deeply rooted in the Shamanic traditions of the mystical Babas and Fakirs of India, with whom Boonath has been studying closely since childhood to the present day.

KIM

KIM is an Eco-Activist turned Yogi and the founder of Healing in the Willows, the retreat company hosting Working with the Shadow, which he developed in 2014 in collaboration with Boonath, who he assists with the teaching. Kim discovered Yoga in 2005, following a burn-out at work that brought him onto the path of ‘Yog’. Kim had spent over 10 years coordinating international environmental campaigns in Brussels, Amsterdam and Berlin for major environmental NGOs, including Greenpeace, WWF, Friends of the Earth, ActionAid, and many others.
Kim practiced Yoga with many teachers from several modern styles of Yoga (including Iyengar, Astanga, Vinasa, Bikram, Sivananda, Scaravelli, Kundalini) all over Europe, India and further afield. In 2011 Kim set up a first yoga collective in Berlin, which he then expanded to a new location in 2013, in one of the economically deprived areas of town that was undergoing gentrification. The collective brought together a variety of local teachers to promote yoga on a donation basis within the surrounding community unable to afford the increasing cost of living. It was there that Kim met Boonath and, through Boonath, that his understanding of what Yoga is and what Yoga can do shifted entirely. Boonath’s rare and ancient Tantric lineage revolutionised Kim’s understanding of Yoga and initiated him into a mystical healing journey that impacted strongly also on Kim’s activist work.
Since then Kim has been collaborating with Boonath on developing Working with the Shadow through the retreats, workshops and online classes.

“It shifted my understanding of what Yoga actually is,
on a fundamental level”

Joe
Farmer & Activist | UK

REGISTRATION.

A recording will be made available,
if you cannot make the exact date/time.
Just specify by email when registering.

TO BOOK A PLACE ON THE ONLINE SESSION…

STEP 1 | Make the payment
either via Paypal or bank transfer (see below).

STEP 2 | Send a proof of payment
(a screenshot will do) to info@healinginthewillows.com

We will then:

STEP 3 | Send you a confirmation email confirming your registration.

STEP 4 | The day of the event, we will send you an email containing:

– all the technical details to connect to the class online,
– suggestions on how best to prepare for the practice (foods and drinks to avoid),
how to set-up your room for the practice,
props you might need during the practice (blankets, cushions, etc). 

PANDEMIC-FRIENDLY PRICE

FEES VARY ACCORDING TO INCOME
Please choose the amount matching your current economic situation,
whether you are unemployed, low income or high income.
Please remember that we depend entirely on peoples’ fees for the carrying out of this work:

UNEMPLOYED

€25 / €90

One Ritual / All 4 Rituals

LOW INCOME

€35 / €120

One Ritual / All 4 Rituals

HIGH INCOME

€50 / €180

One Ritual / All 4 Rituals

PAYPAL

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ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT

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THE SESSION WILL HAPPEN ON ZOOM
We will send you the links and passwords necessary for joining the practice.
All your need your end is a computer / tablet with a camera (preferably, but not essential – it’s important that you can see us), a microphone (so that we can hear you, but it’s not essential) and good speakers / audio,
as it will be fundamental that you hear the instructions.

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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

T: +39 3298456532
@: info [at] healinginthewillows.com

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