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Meditation, Dancing and Refresh

(Rooted in Christian Theology)

"He restores my soul." (Psalm 23:2)

Mid-week and Saturday Morning Session (3 Hours each)

The aim of these classes is to "free up" Christ-followers and help them experience the peace of Christ by inviting Jesus into a meditation, dance and musical session where I will guide the group using my musical gifts, my own recordings and prayer into communion with God and a sense of freedom to stretch, dance, breath, laugh and meditate in the presence of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Story behind the class:

One evening in mid-April 2018, I was writing a piece of music for a loved one and found myself unable to sleep afterwards but not in a restless way, merely excited about the future and listening to my favourite music. Resting but not fully asleep. Morning came and I knew I needed to rest because I was sluggish yet due to the bright sun-shine coming through my blinds and my lingering sense of energy and excitement I decided to seize the day and drive to my favourite spot in Bushy Park, by a stream under the shelter of a willow tree.

I arrived with yoga mat, banzuri (Indian flute), phone and speakers, water and snacks.

Over the next 4 hours I had the most incredible time of prayer, bible reading and music playing, listening, dancing and resting on my yoga mat with the Lord ministering to me and in return lifting up His name and offering thanks and worship. Pslam 23 literally came alive to me for the first time since I first heard it. I believed the passage but didn't quite understand what it really meant and finally that morning I did.

Pslam 23 (1-3)

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want

He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.

He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness

For His name's sake.

For the rest of the day I wasn't tired but beaming with hope, energy and love for my friends. I went to meet a friend Gabriel after and we played and wrote music and then went for some food in Twickenham. All the while I was saying, wow, I should be tired... but I'm not. God refreshing your soul is the same as a relaxing bath with Kenny G playing on the radio followed full night's sleep next in fresh bed linen ;).

The classes are intentionally a bit longer than your average class so that as a group we begin to step out of this world's approach to time and how to have a 'productive' day. Instead, we meet God through prayer, meditation, stretching, dancing, laughing and God's Word - led by the Spirit and gentle guidance from me.

Typical Class Lay Out:

Note - blocks = 20-30 mins | breaks = 5-10 mins

11am Start (arrive 10 minutes before)

Block 1: Musical meditation, prayer and stretching.

Block 2: Dance/exercise to reggae, African cross-over and latin

(break)

Block 3: Live performance of flute, saxophone or vocals and worship music

Block 4: Open conversation on our walks with God, testimony and general chat.

Block 5: Silent and story meditation (entering a forest, sitting by a waterfall) with personal prayer

(break)

Block 6: Free-form section for intercession, sung worship and sing-along tunes.

Disclaimer:

 

I am not claiming to be a teacher or spiritual mentor, I simply want to share my love of God, nature and music with fellow God-seekers. What I say and pray will either be directly from the bible or very occasionally my personal understanding of scripture that I will stress is my own and not a doctrine that I am expounding or seeking adherence to.

My Credentials:

- I have taken yoga classes with Chris James (Yoga Instructor and Theology graduate)

- I have read and studied the bible at length and many Christ-centred books including: "The One True God" by Paul Washer, "Mere Christianity" by C.S.Lewis, "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren, "Wisdom Road" by Viv Thomas and "The Lamb Wins" by Richard Bewes.

- I have talked with the leaders of my local Church St.Stephens on points of my theology to ensure that my beliefs are biblical and do not contradict the bible.

- I have a BA and MA in music disciplines (performance, composition and production)

- I have been christened, confirmed by CofE and also baptised in Brighton with 4 witnesses who profess Christ as Lord.

Price = £20 

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