After a successful series of workshops last summer they are back by popular demand
A Kundalini workshop to Cleanse & Revitalise body, mind & soul.
This workshop will focus on a Kriya set to cleanse and revive us from the inside so we can be full of light throughout the summer months.
We will detox our digestive system & energise our mind, body & soul.
Date:
Saturday June 18th
Where:
Gharb, Gozo
Time:
11.00 – 15.30
The morning will be deep into practices that help cleanse and energise our systems.
We will break for healthy vegetarian lunch in the garden
After lunch we get back into meditation and a relaxing soundbath followed by tea and a nice healthy dessert.
Invest: 80 euros
Space is limited to 8 people.
Bookings can be made via private message.
Payments accepted via Revolut or Direct Bank Transfer
Looking forward to getting together again!
This KriyaAsana 6 week Yoga course is themed on Empowering our Truth.
To do that we need to connect to it and find out what that truth is so we can release the negativity that prevents us from expressing that truth.
The course will run every Tuesday & Friday morning from 6.30 – 7.30am CET
This course is suitable for all levels as modifications will be offered.
Date:
Tuesday June 14th – Tuesday July 22nd
Time:
6.30 – 7.30 CET
Invest: 150 euros
Payments can be made via Revolut +356 99670342 or via direct bank transfer
Once payment is made you will receive the ZOOM link.
SatNamNamaste

Inspiration struck me to share such a potent practice with you all. The inspiration came to me through many students feedback stating they just didn’t have the discipline to stick to a consistent practice. I know how much I LOVE these 40 day Sadhanas and the beginning of the year is when I always do one so this year I offered it up and out and our first Sadhana was a great success. Our next one begins October 8 – November 16th

I also realise the importance of having a daily practice and how much better I feel for it.

Inspiration struck me to share such a potent practice with you all. The inspiration came to me through many students feedback stating they just didn’t have the discipline to stick to a consistent practice. I know how much I LOVE these 40 day Sadhanas
Our Fall/Winter Edition will have us introspected, releasing and finding comfort in stillness as we settle into the cooler months. ? The autumn-winter period is a time of drawing inwards, resting, and recuperating.
How will I go about nurturing and nourishing myself over the winter?
Which yoga practices will energise me and help to banish the winter blues?
Which activities nourish me, and which activities deplete me?
How can I increase the nourishing activities and reduce the depleting ones?
This daily practice will give you an inner anchor you can rely on.
The Importance of Self-Discipline by RADIANT BODY YOGA, Kia Miller
‘Sadhana (personal practice) is the cornerstone of the practice of yoga and the process of self-transformation. There is truly no more valuable thing we can give to ourselves. It is this ritual of centring ourselves within our SELF that enables us to walk through life with an open heart and with grace. Sadhana is a practice of self discipline, which leads to direct experience and an expansion of our awareness.
Our sadhana, our spiritual practice, needs constant vigilance; old habits can be hard to break. Therefore we need to develop the muscle of self-motivation and will. We need to be willing to set aside time and to attend to the inner experience with the same enthusiasm we may attend visiting a new country for the first time.
Awake each morning with time to set up by aligning your energy, attitude and commitment for the day, and keep it up day after day. This consistency gives us steadiness and excellence over time and prevents us from getting swept up in a reactive mode to things around us. This daily practice also allows us to maintain our radiance and impact in life
WHY 40 DAYS?
In the Yogic tradition it’s believed that it takes 40 days to break any negative habits that block you from the expansion possible through breath, kriya or mantra.
Remember, a habit is a subconscious chain reaction between the mind, the glandular system and the nervous system. We develop habits at a very young age. Some of them serve our highest destiny. Some do not. By doing a 40, 90, 120 or 1000 day special sadhana, you can rewire that chain reaction. You can develop new, deeply ingrained habits that serve your highest good.’
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I personally do a few 40 day practices / year and have done so for many years now. It gives me an anchor, a focus, peace & energy and so much more. I feel balanced and when I’m done I feel so good that I stuck to my commitment for the whole 40 days which is what builds integrity of character – keeping the word we make to ourselves most importantly and the most harmful to break.
We will work with a different practice each week. The practices will consist of small seated movements, pranayama (breathwork) and sometimes sound through using our voices to cleanse and clear our minds, bodies and spirits.
When:
Saturday October 8th – November 16th
7.00 – 7.30 am CET — EVERYDAY
Where:
LIVE ON ZOOM
Invest: 150 euros for 40 days
Payable via: Revolut +356 99670342 OR direct bank transfer
“All sadhana is meant to purify the mind and make the mind one-pointed and inward so it can be directed toward the centre of consciousness within the inner chamber of your being. Physical growth is in the hands of nature; mental growth and spiritual growth are in your hands.” – Swami Rama See less

That time of year is coming up, the Summer Solstice where we can welcome in more light, heat & nourishement.

This year the Yoga Community here in Gozo are all getting together at The Citadel in Victoria to do 108 Sun Salutations to cleanse the body in preparation for the next season ahead…

There will be many teachers leading the salutes as we share our different styles and bring our communities together.

10 euros donation to the Gozo SPCA

To register please email:

info@michellebartoloyoga.com

June 21st

Hope to see you all there!

Inspiration struck me to share such a potent practice with you all. The inspiration came to me through many students feedback stating they just didn’t have the discipline to stick to a consistent practice. I know how much I LOVE these 40 day Sadhanas and the beginning of the year is when I always do one so this year I offered it up and out and our first Sadhana was a great success. There will be 2 more Sadhanas this year – the next one begins on April 25th and goes until June 3rd.

I also realise the importance of having a daily practice and how much better I feel for it.
The Importance of Self-Discipline by RADIANT BODY YOGA, Kia Miller
‘Sadhana (personal practice) is the cornerstone of the practice of yoga and the process of self-transformation. There is truly no more valuable thing we can give to ourselves. It is this ritual of centring ourselves within our SELF that enables us to walk through life with an open heart and with grace. Sadhana is a practice of self discipline, which leads to direct experience and an expansion of our awareness.
Our sadhana, our spiritual practice, needs constant vigilance; old habits can be hard to break. Therefore we need to develop the muscle of self-motivation and will. We need to be willing to set aside time and to attend to the inner experience with the same enthusiasm we may attend visiting a new country for the first time.
Get up with time to set up, set up by aligning your energy, attitude and commitment for the day, and keep it up day after day. This consistency gives us steadiness and excellence over time and prevents us from getting swept up in a reactive mode to things around us. This daily practice also allows us to maintain our radiance and impact in life

WHY 40 DAYS?
In the Yogic tradition it’s believed that it takes 40 days to break any negative habits that block you from the expansion possible through breath, kriya or mantra.
Remember, a habit is a subconscious chain reaction between the mind, the glandular system and the nervous system. We develop habits at a very young age. Some of them serve our highest destiny. Some do not. By doing a 40, 90, 120 or 1000 day special sadhana, you can rewire that chain reaction. You can develop new, deeply ingrained habits that serve your highest good.’
****
I personally do a few 40 day practices / year and have done so for many years now. It gives me an anchor, a focus, peace & energy and so much more. I feel balanced and when I’m done I feel so good that I stuck to my commitment for the whole 40 days which is what builds integrity of character – keeping the word we make to ourselves most importantly and the most harmful to break.
We will work with a different practice each week. The practices will consist of small seated movements, pranayama (breathwork) and sometimes sound through using our voices to cleanse and clear our minds, bodies and spirits.
When:
April 25th – June 3rd
7.00 – 7.30 am CET — EVERYDAY
Where:
LIVE ON ZOOM
Invest: 150 euros
Payable via: Revolut +356 99670342 OR direct bank transfer

“All sadhana is meant to purify the mind and make the mind one-pointed and inward so it can be directed toward the centre of consciousness within the inner chamber of your being. Physical growth is in the hands of nature; mental growth and spiritual growth are in your hands.” – Swami Rama

Keeping the tradition alive come join us for 108 Sun Salutations as we honour the change of season with 108 Sun Salutations – cleansing the body mind and spirit for new growth like the flowers that bloom at this time of year.
Date: Sunday March 20th in Gharb and live online via ZOOM
Time: 8.00 am CET
Donation: 10 euros (all proceeds to the Gozo SPCA)
Booking is necessary
Where: Gharb or LIVE ON ZOOM
Typically yogis do 108 Sun Salutations. Surya Namaskar, the Sun Salutation, is a series of 12 postures performed in a single, graceful flow. Each movement is coordinated with the breath. The Sun Salutation builds strength and increases flexibility.
The 108 ritual is performed 4 times a year, with the start of each season, to acknowledge the changing world around us. It usually takes about 1 1/2 – 2 hours to complete.

Why 108?
The number 108 carries spiritual significance in many cultures:
108 is the number of “Upanishads” comprising Indian philosophy’s “Vedic texts”.
108 is the number of names for Shiva (a really important Hindu god).
108 is the number of names for Buddha.
108 is the Chinese number representing “man”.
108 is the number of beads on a Catholic rosary.
108 is the number of beads on a Tibetan “mala” (prayer beads, analogous to a rosary).
108 is twice the number “54”, which is the number of sounds in Sanskrit (sacred Indian language).
108 is six times the number “18”, which is a Jewish good luck number.
108 is twelve times the number 9, which is the number of vinyasas (movements linked to breath) in a Sun Salutation
108 is the number of Sutras in the Yoga Sutras.
1 stands for Higher Truth, 0 stands for Emptiness and 8 stands for Infinity.
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SaNamNamaste xx

This 6 week course will run two mornings every week
Tuesdays & Fridays LIVE ON ZOOM from 6.30 – 7.30am CET
The practices will include breathwork, movements of kriyas, asanas & meditation.
The course is progressive which is why no drop ins will be allowed.
The full 6 week course will allow us to grow together and progress.

Self-connection is a process of living from within yourself not trying to find yourself externally but always returning home to the life energy inside and making choices that express and manifest your unique Self.

Date: March 8 – April 15th
Days: Tuesdays & Fridays
Time: 6.30 – 7.30 am CET
Where: LIVE ON ZOOM
Invest: 150 euros

* full payment required
* many payment options, once you book you can choose Revolut, direct bank transfer or paypal or cash

Michelle Bartolo Yoga has been guiding yoga classes for 20 years. She has a host of certificates and years full of practice and explorations. This course is designed to give you life long tools to keep you balanced in mind, body & spirit ?
Looking forward to spreading these practices ?
SatNamNamaste

Hi compadres!
I hope you are carrying light in your breath and love in your heart.
I’m excited to announce that my Kundalini Workshops are back in the calendar with the first one happening soon!
Date: Saturday February 12th
Time: 11.00 – 15.30
Where: Gharb, Gozo
Invest: 60 euros
(space limited to 8 people)
*Bookings are confirmed once full payment is made via Revolut, or direct bank transfer – details provided once booking is confirmed
The practice will include Kundalini Kriyas that ease anxiety.
It is a lovely meditative set and I’m looking forward to sharing it all with you.
Program:
10.45 – 11.00 – arrivals
11.00 – 13.00 – breath work, meditation, intention setting warmups and the kriya set to Ease Anxiety
13.00 – 14.00 – Vegetarian Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 – Meditation & Soundbath
15.00 – 15.30 – Tea & Cake ?
Anxiety comes from the mind. Thoughts are perceived by observing. Emotions are perceived by feeling.
So the mind so the breath
So the breath so the mind
Wishing you a year full of light & love
SatNamNamaste x

We are happy to announce our new project, Silent Retreats Gozo 

We thought it would be a great idea to offer the opportunity to experience a silent day, weekends or perhaps a private week silent retreat with us on the Island of Joy aka Gozo!

Time to reflect and turn inward as we guide you through mindful activities such as  yoga, meditation, a silent hike, and silent lunch with space and time to just be.

You can also just sit in the garden and journal your thoughts. It’s time that is yours – in peace & silence.

You can have a peak at the website here with all the dates of our Silent Saturdays, A Silent Weekend and the option to book your own private Silent Retreat.

 

Silent Retreats Gozo

We look forward to welcoming you for our next Silent Saturday on Saturday July 2nd in Gozo
Check into the website link above for more details or drop me an email 🙂

 

Matri Mater Omm is hosting the First Yoga and Art conference for Malta seeking to support the global Yoga and Sacred Art community and to connect with like-minded souls who share the same intention.
This conference will bring together experts from diverse fields: Business, Yoga, Science, Philosophy, Health and more…
The vision statement is:
The Key to Planetary Health is Human Health!
Can the planet be healthy if the individual is not??
This event will be held online and will feature plenty of inspiring and experienced people including Marius Govinda Zammit, Nik Keter, Claire Mangion, Jennifer Cortis, Svetlana Abela, Michelle Bartolo Yoga, @Gilbert Ross, Godwin Genovese and more.
Visit www.matrimateromm.com for more information.
Order your tickets NOW at https://matrimateromm.com/
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