Mandala Day

Presence and Playfulness

Mandala Day – ‘Presence and Playfulness’

with Ailon Freedman and Steve SWORDS

SATURDAY JANUARY 29, 10:30-17:30

Top Studio @ Colet House

Once upon a time, spiritual practice involved sitting upright and staring at the wall for 24 hours. Not anymore. The 21st century is the time of embodiment and self-expression- of moving your muscles and bones, of listening to your belly and it’s groans and of letting your whole human self be welcome and invited to the party.

In this one day workshop we will explore four modalities from The Mandala of You curriculum- a mindful yoga practice, a practical massage sequence, a funky rhythmic drum circle and a playful improv and mime class

We will weave these elements of playfulness, presence, rhythm and touch into a unified package of whole being wellness, leaving you more in touch with your body, heart, mind and soul.

Provisional Schedule for the day 10.30 -5.30

  • 10.30 Welcome and Check in
  • 11.00 Yoga class
  • 12.00 PG Tips tea break
  • 12.15 Massage class
  • 1.15 Communal pot luck lunch
  • 2.30 Drum circle
  • 3.30 Tea break / wee break
  • 3.45 Playfulness session
  • 5.00 Check-out and wrap up
  • 5.30 Home time or Hang out

Price Earlybird (by Monday January 24th) – £75 full price or £60 concessions

Full price (Tuesday January 25th onwards) – £85 full price or £65 concessions

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Steve Swords

Steve is a yoga teacher, body-worker & shamanic practitioner who has blended these practices together with a unique essence of fun and lightness running throughout.

His goal is to bring people to a place of balance, wellness & happiness which they can maintain and access for themselves, providing tools, techniques and stories to lubricate the journey.

Having trained in UK, India, Thailand & Peru he ended up living between UK & India for many years where he established and ran JiURU & The Varkala Experience retreats and workshops. He has his own holistic practice in the UK seeing 1-2-1 clients and groups.

“This level of skill—and even more so the humility and generosity with which it is applied—takes years of work and ongoing discipline. If I could, I’d fly him out to Peru tomorrow.”
Nizami Elle – Ayni Foundation

Ailon Freedman

Ailon Freedman’s adult life has been devoted to the synthesis and marriage of spiritual practice with humour and playfulness. He has worked as a yoga teacher, corporate facilitator and public speaking coach, as well as an artist, comedian, clown and drummer. He has brought many of these elements together in his trainings Clown Healing, Speak from the Heart and Free your Inner Artist.

Ailon’s mission is to help people discover their sense of freedom, wellness and inner balance through not only yoga and mindfulness but also self-expression, creativity, celebration and fun. This endeavour is currently taking shape as The Mandala of You curriculum at Colet House.