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Maha Shivaratri Celebration

Monday 04 March, 2019

$25

Event Overview

Join us at this auspicious time of Maha Shivaratri for a special evening of celebration.

 

Join us for:

• 60 minute Hatha Yoga Class
• Havan and Kirtan ( joyful chanting and singing)
• Vegetarian Meal

Only $25

See below for full details.

Lord-Shiva-Parvati

Maha Shivaratri is one of the most celebrated and sacred festivals in India. Literally it means ‘the great night of Shiva,’ a night in which we honour Lord Shiva. Considered in the Yogic tradition as the Adi Guru, the first teacher from whom the yogic tradition originates.

There are many legends associated with this festival; it is said to be the day when Lord Shiva drank poison that came out of the ocean in order to protect the world. However, the poison did not kill him, it remained in his neck and turned his neck blue.

Maha Shivaratri marks the union between Lord Shiva and the goddess Parvati, the meeting of Shiva (consciousness) and Shakti (energy).

Celebrated each year on the 4th night of the new moon, during Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Phalgun, which falls around the months of February or March.

It is a time when the planetary alignment and position are of the highest natural energy, which makes this an auspicious time for spiritual practice.

The Maha Shivaratri celebration will start at 4pm with a 60-minute Hatha Yoga asana and Pranayama (breathing practices) class. The class is suitable for all levels of experience, from complete beginners to advanced practitioners.

The class will be followed at 5.15pm by Havan and Kirtan. Havan is an ancient fire ceremony from the ancient Indian Vedic tradition where we use mantra and fire for means of transformation.

Kirtan is a joyful and uplifting mantra practice that originates from the Bhakti yoga tradition. In Kirtan we sing the mantra in call and response, it is a practice that brings connection to our hearts and to the present moment through sound.

At 6.30pm, the program will conclude with a delicious vegetarian meal.  

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to come together as a community on this special evening of Maha Shivaratri to uplift and raise the vibration within us and around us.

 

Please RSVP before 1pm on Monday 4th March, 2019

Phone: +64(3)525-9887
E-mail: yoga@anahata-retreat.org.nz

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