Ananda Veda - Holistic Living
Do not miss the opportunity to sit at the feet of this amazing Teacher and experience firsthand true Grace.
During the Living Ahimsa World Tour Mother Maya creates the indelible bonds of love, humour, enlightenment, kindness and compassion .that connect us as a "human family". The Living Ahimsa World Tour offers education of the Whole Self, complete with potent practices to live in inner harmony, happiness and wellness. In these up-close, inspirational presentations Mother Maya helps you to invoke your absolute power of living ahimsa to awaken Self-awareness and enrich your life with peace, joy, love & wellness.
Living Ahimsa Meditation & Peace Mandala
Sunday 5 February - 9:30am-12.30pm, Newcastle Town Hall
Living Ahimsa invokes your memory of joy and harmony, and wellness and is centered on your personal cultivation of awareness. You will learn about the anatomy of mind from the Vedic perspective, and how to invoke your power of awareness and make inner harmony your first priority. A Mandala is also created from the bountiful food of Mother Nature's grains, legumes and seeds, symbolic of the maternal abundance reflected in our sacred inner nature. In the creation of a Living Ahimsa Peace Mandala, we offer gratitude to Mother Nature while invoking the intention to cultivate inner harmony in thought, speech and action. For this, we take the Vow of Ahimsa.
It is extraordinary how each Mandala reflects the collective awareness of the group and the totemic implication of the native culture in Australia where the potent spirit of the Australian Aboriginal culture permeates the psyche of the participant who contributes to the shaping, and vibrant texture of the Living Ahimsa Mandala. The mandala created during Mother's last visit to Newcastle was immediately recognised as the local totem Muk - the Owl
Women's Power to Heal
Sunday 5 February - 2.00-4:30pm, Newcastle Town Hall
Monday 6 February – 6.30-9.00pm, New Living Yoga (limited to 50 participants)
Cost - $54
For everyone; women, men, mothers, and teen daughters are welcome.
Drawing on the ancient healing wisdom and practices of Wise Earth Ayurveda, world-renowned expert and spiritual teacher Mother Maya offers a revolutionary idea: that women contain the power within themselves to reconnect with their Shakti (primordial feminine energy) and ultimately heal themselves. We also invite men to attend and discover their connection to the healing power of their Shakti energy.
Contemporary women are faced with unprecedented levels of stress, and fatigue and a profound disconnection with their inherent femininity; you will learn the importance of restoring the Shakti energy necessary to revitalize your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
In this practical, entertaining, and informative workshop, Mother Maya teaches how Ayurveda's ancient lunar practices for women of all ages, and backgrounds can transform disease and despair into health and inner harmony. You will learn to care for your reproductive health, reclaim your natural cycles in accord with lunar rhythms, and restore your feminine beauty.
Living Ahimsa Meditation & Peace Mandala
Tuesday 7 February - 7:00am-9:00am, Miriam Gardens, 59 EK Ave Charlestown
Cost: By Donation
Join with Mother Maya to greet the morning sun under the shade of the Mother tree on the beautiful lawns of Miriam Gardens. This is an event not to be missed as we join in celebration with chanting and dancing as Mother's voice in the Vedic chants swells our hearts and minds. Mother has also invited the members and elders of the indigenous Aboriginal community to join her in this celebration of peace.
Mother has also requested that a Peace Mandala also be a part of this event so the time frame will be extended.
Wednesday 4 December 2012
Sometimes you just have to laugh. I sat down to do my very first blog this morning in response to Mother's request to get the word out about the tour. Busily typing away for over an hour and almost finished I opened another page to find a link and.....hadn't saved a thing I wrote. So having finished laughing I am going to start again...
So where do I start? Maybe with how I met Mother and how experiencing her wisdom and energy has influenced my journey as an Ayurvedic practitioner, as a Woman and as a Soul on a journey...
I first met Mother in 2006 when she spoke at Australia’s inaugural Ayurveda & Yoga conference in Sydney. I was just opening my own Ayurvedic practice in Newcastle, Ananda Veda and so the conference was timely and inspiring. Mother was a dynamic speaker and I knew that what she had to offer was very special, as did everyone at the conference I spoke to afterwards. She was without doubt the favourite speaker of the whole 2 days.
So, in 2007 when I heard that Mother was doing a workshop in Sydney I was in the front row. At one time during the programme I found myself walking beside Mother and she spoke to me and held my hand. This experience affected me deeply and I travelled home to Newcastle knowing that something very special had just happened. Wanting to find out more about Mother’s Ayurvedic teachings I contacted her school in America, Wise Earth Ayurveda (WEA). I ended up buying some of Mother’s books and gradually started to incorporate aspects of her teachings into my life and my Ayurvedic practice.
Flowing on from this contact, in mid 2009 I received an e-mail from WEA asking if I would like to host a programme for Mother in Newcastle. With no idea of what that entailed I simply said yes. Things flowed easily and virtually by word of mouth in November 2009 Mother attracted over 100 people to two Satsangs at the New Living Yoga studio in Islington. During this visit, welcoming Mother into my home, assisting her during the programmes and getting doused by waves together at Newcastle Beach are blessings I will always cherish.
I continued to study Mother’s work, purchasing each new book at it was released. Women’s Power to Heal was a very powerful book for me and in October 2010 I travelled to America to attend my first WEA practitioner’s training in Women’s Health & Spirituality. This was an opportunity for me to gain a deeper understanding of Mother’s work, meet some of the women that Mother had trained over many years to continue her work and to step up and say I want to do this work too.
To compliment my Ayurvedic work I also wanted to do my yoga teacher training and as I left for America in October I committed to commencing my training in February 2011. Have you ever heard the saying there is a bigger plan... well I think Mother had a bigger one. At the time I was meant to be starting the yoga course I ended up in India in a room next door to Mother at an Ayurveda & Yoga Conference and then attending an intensive programme with Mother at her Guru’s ashram in Rishikesh. I didn’t see that one coming until it happened.
Although the whole India trip was a wealth of amazing experiences I would like to share with you one in particular, my first dip in the Ganges. Picture 4.30am on a winter morning on the banks of Mother Ganga in Rishikesh at the foot of the Himalayas. As I walked across the ghat (walkway) to the river’s edge in the cold darkness I really didn’t know what to expect. I was beside Mother, holding hands to keep our balance as the icy water rushed around our feet, chanting Om Ganga. Into the water, the cold momentarily taking my breath away, and then once, twice, three times under. I climbed out and what happened next will stay with me always. I felt warm. It was freezing cold, dark and windy and I was dripping wet and I felt...warm. Mother encouraged me to get out of the cold and get dressed and all I could say was, ‘but I am not cold’. I went back to my room and didn’t even have a hot shower - just dressed and went down for meditation. I still feel awestruck when I recall those moments.
So now here we now are in January 2012 and Mother will be here in 32 sleeps – and I am just as excited as a 5 year old waiting for Santa.
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Girija (Mary Woolley)