"I had not consciously been in search of any spiritual guidance when earlier this year, purely by chance I first encountered Gauri Algar. The Naked Journeys she offers are completely different from anything I had previously encountered. Gauri has shown me the passion in awareness, the sincerity in silence, and the peace in breathing. Gauri surrounds herself with a unique aura of unconditional love and instinctive understanding, in a safe, tranquil and warm environment. The sessions have truely opened up my conscousness and helped me feel happier with myself and become a more balanced person. I leave each class with a deep feeling of joyful bliss, and a renewed sence of physical and emotional wellbeing"
In these sessions, we will use the practices of meditation, authentic movement, somatic's, breathing, journeying, and ritual. With emphasis on our journey as naked beings (optional) in an intimate safe space of sharing ourselves as authentically as we can. An attitude of self ownership and transparency is required. Encouragement is on feeling everything, not necessarily labelling it, with the openness to expressing our experience however we may want or need in the moment. Embodying emotion, allowing for release, trusting in the power of our intention and presence. Co-creating that presence of love and acceptance for ourselves and each other to feel safe to connect and Be together. A type of Intimacy training.
There will be guided movement and stillness, and connection exercises, but these sessions are very intuitively held, with opportunity for discussion as a group any topics that may be affecting participants. You are given an opportunity to be fully accepted and loved however you are, you just need to bring your self. You are guided to release any stress and tension physically, energetically, emotionally and mentally through various different techniques, so you can fully relax into your heart but this is a simple practice. The intention is there to tune in deeper to our higher selves and see what experiences comes through for us, which will be different for everyone. We explore movement and touch individually, in whatever way feels comfortable for us with ourselves in every moment. Touch between participants is minimal, if we develop into partner work, boundaries are discussed before hand and consent explicitly given. There is always room for verbal sharing at the beginning and the end of the session, for an exploration of how we can integrate our experience into our daily lives, understanding how to live conscious and liberated lives every day through every interaction.
A certain openness to intimacy with yourself, boundary awareness, and self responsibility is essential to relax into this space of exploration. You are primarily there to explore connection with yourself and the energy of the circle, with eyes closed. You are guided and held for the whole journey.
The invitation is there to explore nakedness in the group, but if you don't feel like it there's no pressure to take any clothes off at all, you can absolutely still experience the intimacy of the group with your clothes on.
Naked Journeys is held in Glastonbury on Thursday Evenings at 6.30-8.30pm in Glastonbury. A Suggested Donation of £20 is asked.
2018 dates - January 4th / January 18th / February 1st / February 15th / March 1st / March 15th
There is a possibility there is a fortnightly group starting in Frome, if you would be interested to join please contact Gauri to show your interest and receive further information.
Please don't let anything like finances hold you back, speak any concerns so options can be discussed.
Please contact Gauri directly for more information and to arrange your attendance. Location given upon booking, advance payment via PayPal or bank transfer is preferred.
*It is required to bring your own yoga matt, or blanket/ serong/ towel to sit on.