MBY Kundalini Workshops take you through an introduction to the practice of Kundalini Yoga followed by a Kriya Set of practices, this months set will focus on Awakening the 10 Bodies.
As yoga practitioners, we learn that in addition to the Western way of looking at anatomy, there is also a more subtle, energetic anatomy to awaken to. One of the ways we can understand our existence and enhance our potential is to learn about and work with our Ten Bodies.
In Kundalini Yoga, we each have three mental bodies and six energy bodies, in addition to our physical body.
“If you understand that you are Ten Bodies, and you are aware of those Ten Bodies, and you keep them in balance, the whole universe will be in balance with you.”
The 10 Bodies Are:
*Positve Mind
*Negative Mind
*Neutral Mind
*Pranic Body
*Soul Body
*Physical Body
*Arcline
*Aura
*Subtle Body
*Radiant Body
Workshop Details:
When:
Saturday June 26th
11.00 – 15.30
Where:
Gharb, Gozo
Invest:
60 euros
Includes:
*morning kriya set to awaken the 10 bodies and intention setting
*healthy vegetarian lunch in our lush garden
*afternoon of chanting & a live soundbath
*tea and healthy dessert
Space is limited to 10 people
Full Payment secures booking
Space is limited to 10
email: info@michellebartoloyoga.com to book
SatNamNamaste
Michelle x
Can you feel your heart? Can you express how it feels? Can you feel the infinite love you are capable of?
This workshop will work with a set of movements that energise our hearts capacity for love inside & out.
It will strengthen the energy we carry so more love vibrations come our way ?
When:
Saturday May 22nd
11.00-15.30
Where:
Gharb, Gozo
Invest:
60 euros
*full payment secures space
*no refunds available
*limited spaces
*payments accepted through Revolut, Paypal, or direct BOV bank transfer
Includes:
*morning writing exercises, meditation & movement practices on our rooftop with sea views
*healthy vegetarian lunch in our lush garden
*afternoon of chanting, meditation & sound bathing
*tea and healthy treat
*a supportive community 😉
Become a magnet for miracles. A soul who is light. A heart that is calm.
SatNamaNamaste

“No matter the state of the world, or how dark the shadow that has fallen on our city, I find it curiously comforting to know that if you plant a seed and give it sunlight and water, it will grow.”
Sarah Jio – All the Flowers in Paris

Lizzie Riches – Growing With the Garden

In both Yoga & Pottery you must have a solid centred base to start, learn to stay attentive, do not let yourself be pulled, stay strong but soft, be still, gentle but very precise, stay slow and patient.
MBY KriyaAsana Yoga by Michelle Bartolo will focus on Waking Up the heart centre – our hands are directly linked to the heart and the fingers to the brain, we will circulate the energy in mind & body so you can transmit that through your hands into your clay creations. Michelle Bartolo has been instructing Yoga for 17 years and blends the practices of Kundalini & Vinyasa Flow to bring you a holistic practice.
Mark Ciavola aka Potters Thumb will be introducing you to the Art of Pottery.
Clay runs through Mark’s veins thanks to his mother Anna who has been a major influence and inspiration through out engaging Mark in the mesmerising art and crafts of ceramics since an early age starting in Malta.
What’s Included:
* Morning full of yogic practices with MBY
* Healthy Vegetarian Lunch
*  3 hour Pottery Workshop with Potters Thumb
When:
Saturday May 30th
11 – 5pm
Where:
Gharb, Gozo
Invest:
* 80 euros
*Full payment secures space
*Workshop is limited to 6 persons
For further information please contact Michelle Bartolo info@michellebartoloyoga.com
SatNamNamaste ?
MBY will be hosting a weekend retreat for those who crave not speaking for a couple days and going inwards.
The retreat will include yoga, chanting & guided meditations so as your guide/teacher I will be speaking as I guide the classes – all students joining are asked to remain silent for the weekend – in any case a problem arises and you feel you need to discuss something we can set a time within the weekend to do that together.
All meals will be liquid & vegan based: smoothies, juices, soups, tea & water for the whole weekend.
Itinerary:
Friday
* 4-6pm Arrivals
* 6.30pm Welcome Vegan Liquid
Dinner
* 8pm Evening meditation
Saturday
* 8am KriyaAsana Yoga
* 10.30am Liquid Vegan
Breakfast
* 12pm Silent Meditation Walk
* 2.30pm Liquid Vegan Lunch
* 5pm Restorative Yoga &
Chanting
* 7pm Liquid Vegan Dinner
Sunday
* 8am KriyaAsana Yoga
* 10am Liquid Vegan Breakfast
* 11am Check out
This retreat will be limited to maximum 6 people.
Times are fluid as we will see how we flow.
Investment:
(includes accommodation, meals and all guided yoga, meditation & chanting sessions)
Single Room 400 euros
Shared Room 250 euros
Full payment secures booking
Payments can be made via Revolut, Paypal or direct deposit BOV
Please inbox me to book in
You don’t have to look for anything, just look.
You do not have to listen for special sounds, just listen.
You do not have to accomplish anything, just be.
And in the looking,
And the listening,
And the being
I find
Me.
-Ann Lewin, poet

A Gardens Growth Just Happens…

Welcome to Spring readers, although it’s not feeling so Spring like in some countries we are getting closer!

We’ve been tending to our garden here, pulling weeds, trimming trees & planting seeds.
You can see the garden flourish right away from the love & attention. Our bodies & minds are no different.

Last month we visited each centre in the body to create connection and notice where we felt disconnected as we fertilised the soil of our  inner Secret Garden.

This month we will plant the seeds that we wish to grow in each energy centre of our body. We will offer patience, support, love and lots of breaths. We will not force our seeds to grow, we will allow them to get there in their own time – offering loving kindness as they find their own way. 

Here is April’s Soundbath Meditation by Fire, Earth & Ether. We will travel through each energy centre together and plant what we wish to grow. Please do subscribe to my channel to stay updated with all free offerings.

Remember that the Universe responds to your frequency. It doesn’t recognise your personal desires, wants or needs. It only understands the frequency in which you are vibrating at. If you are vibrating in the frequency of fear, guilt or shame you are going to attract things of a similar vibration. If you are vibrating in the frequency of love, joy & abundance, you are going to attract things that support that frequency.
It’s kinda like tuning into a radio station. You have to be tuning into the energy you want to manifest into your life. Change your mindset & it will change your life – Kundalini Awakening 

Wishing you all a Spring full of new beginnings, vibrancy & magnetic energy. Our lives reflect what we have on the inside…

SatNamNamaste
Michelle xx

MBY Kundalini Kriya Workshop
For those who are seasoned to the practice and equally for those who are not & would like a taster of what this practice is all about.
We will be working with a few specific sequences for strength, freedom & courage.
The morning will consist of meditation & movement practices. We will then break for a healthy vegetarian lunch before we reconvene for the afternoon session which will include chanting, intention practices & meditation.
When:
Saturday April 24th
11.00 – 15.oo
Where:
Gharb, Gozo (will send address once booking is made)
Investment:
60 euros (limited to 8 participants)
Full payment secures space
Payments can be made via Revolut and/or Paypal
Contact me to book your spot.
Details re payment will be forwarded once you book via private message or email: info@michellebartoloyoga.com
Looking forward to spreading the gems of this practice.
Feel free to reach out with any questions and/or concerns
‘Today is the tomorrow you were worried about Yesterday’ – Anthony Hopkins
SatNamNamaste ?

These mediation and sound baths are recorded live from our home studio every month .

Fire Earth & Ether usually takes place in Gozo, Malta every two weeks and we hope to get that going once restrictions loosen a bit more.

Under the current circumstances (Covid-19) we decided to record and share it virtually in hope that it can stimulate, inspire & help you find your centre amidst whatever you are going through.

Meditation by Michelle Bartolo Yoga (www.michellebartoloyoga.com)

Music by Mawk Phoenix (www.mawkpoenix.com, https://www.youtube.com/c/mawkphoenix)

We do hope you enjoy it! Feel free to let us know what you need in a comment below that falls in line with these practices as we plan to record a session every month to share.

Thanks for listening

Peace

M&M

Resistance & Avoidance 

Hi there compadres – I hope you are taking good care of yourselves whichever situation this pandemic may have you in.

I’m a bit tardy in my newsletter sending this month – believe it or not it’s one thing I resist and avoid yet when I get it done I always feel better . This year I vowed to myself that my practice would be to dive into what I avoid & resist – making this commitment to myself made me feel anxious and a wee bit fearful in all honesty, yet I know things don’t go away by ignoring them either. Courage dear heart.

So YES is my answer this year more than NO is.
Since deciding that I’ve said yes to things I wanted to say no to, things I’ve been avoiding that keep creeping up all the same (what we resist persists as the cliche goes)

In return of my YES’s my energy  has expanded and new opportunities and inspiration have come my way. When we look at ourselves in terms of energy the YES path is open and the NO path is not. I was comfortable with the way things were yet I wasn’t being challenged enough. Every now and again our comfort zones need challenge to grow and to not become rigid and boxed in. The YES path has paved ways of opportunity and in return I feel more open, expanded & free.

Now I’m in no way advocating being like Jim Carrey in the film, Yes Man (it’s hilarious if you haven’t seen it check out the clip below) yet his life transforms in a marvellous way when YES enters his life more…

Here are my shares of what I avoid and/or resist:
I resist and avoid saving as my narrative is, I could die tomorrow – yet as a wise friend pointed out – I could not die tomorrow too 🙂
I resist and avoid being in front of a camera which is why I’m doing it more often this year 🙂 (stay tuned for online pre recorded courses)
I resist and/or avoid sharing myself in these newsletters yet the more I do it the easier it becomes and the more feedback I get from you readers as we connect our practices

Dare to Share and/or Reflect:
What do you resist and/or avoid?
What does it feel like to dive into what you resist and/or avoid?
What does it feel like to internally inquire everything you resist and/or avoid, ‘What would someone who loved themselves do?’

I’d love to hear your reflections if you’re willing to share or just use this as a journal entry to let it come up and out of you

If you are going to believe your mind every time resistance comes
You are going to be in a long standing relationship with avoidance & suffering – Mooji