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Mayank – Wisdom of Meditation

I was a teacher by profession and then pursued a career in music. In 1986 I came to India to understand the source of sound through meditation at the International Meditation Institute ( I.M.I ).
I have practised Hatha Yoga throughout my years in India & I am a certified Soma-Yoga teacher. I teach Soma-Yoga and Fundamental Movement at I.M.I. I have also been awarded a Masters in Meditation and Yoga from Vishwa Unnyayan Samsad World Yoga Council, India.

I have found Soma-Yoga a great means to enable people to rewire their movement patterns that over time have limited their mobility and affected posture. This has led me to discover the emerging wave of primal movement science. I teach what I call Mayank’s Movement, to encourage those who may find the words ” yoga practice “a little threatening, to come & move in a non-threatening way.

My classes are strongly based on Hanna Somatics, a gentle, deep movement practice that restores sensory motor awareness to our body. I also specialise in teaching Fundamental Movement to explore how primal movements of the body relate to opening new pathways in the brain. Most often when we are in pain or lacking mobility, we are stuck in patterns of sensory motor amnesia. This can be changed through relearning our movement patterns to reawaken dampened neural connections between our brain and our body.

Along with Somatic Movement I have been greatly inspired by the Original Strength® human movement education company and MovNat®. Also the writings and teachings of Katy Bowman and her Nutritional Movement/Restorative Exercise brand.

And most recently I have been studying the new wave of cutting edge neuroscience that is exploring  the powerful benefits of training our vision, and other brain based exercises, that greatly impact our movement.

Areas of Expertise: Health & Wellbeing, Meditation, Mind Body Spirit, Music, Retreats, Workshops, Yoga
Skills: Body Work, Meditation, Somatic Movement, SomaYoga, Yoga
Region: Wellington
Town/City: Lower Hutt
Willing travel to other centres: Yes

May 2019

Spirit of Kirtan

When: May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Yoga Centre for Higher Self, 1 Marion Street
Wellington,New Zealand

A Charity Event for Educating Girls in India. Join Shikhaa and Mayank for kirtan and meditation. Kirtan uplifts the spirit. The resonance of Sanskrit mantras are in tune with the subtle energies of the human nervous system. Singing kirtan cultivates a natural meditative space, in which one is transformed. You need not be able to sing in tune to be enriched by the atmosphere of kirtan. It is a direct and heart-felt way to access the source of our vitality…

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Jun 2019

Gentle Somatic Movement with Mayank

When: Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 23 Jul, 2019

Where: Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street
Paraparaumu,WellingtonNew Zealand

Conscious Movement = Vitality = A Happier You.  Re-pattern: Open connections between your brain and your body. Release:  Relax muscle tension and soothe your nervous system. Revitalise: Reduce chronic pain and improve posture and mobility. Restore: Enjoy your full range of motion, strength and balance.  Regardless of your age or ability Somatic movements are gentle and accessible to everyone. Bring a blanket or yoga mat and a small cushion (approx. 13”x 13”)

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$10 – $15

Gentle Somatic Movement with Mayank

When: Jun 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until 26 Jul, 2019

Where: St Marks Wesley, 58 Woburn Road
Lower Hutt,WellingtonNew Zealand

Conscious Movement = Vitality = A Happier You. Re-pattern: Open connections between your brain and your body. Release:  Relax muscle tension and soothe your nervous system. Revitalise: Reduce chronic pain and improve posture and mobility. Restore: Enjoy your full range of motion, strength and balance.  Regardless of your age or ability Somatic movements are gentle and accessible to everyone. Bring a blanket or yoga mat and a small cushion (approx. 13”x 13”)

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$10 – $15

Spirit of Kirtan

When: Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: St Peters Village Hall, corner of Beach Rd & Ames St
Paekakriki,WellingtonNew Zealand

A Charity Event for Educating Girls in India.  Join Shikhaa and Mayank for kirtan and meditation. 3 Fridays - 7 June / 21 June / 5 July Kirtan uplifts the spirit. The resonance of Sanskrit mantras are in tune with the subtle energies of the human nervous system. Singing kirtan cultivates a natural meditative space, in which one is transformed. You need not be able to sing in tune to be enriched by the atmosphere of kirtan. It is a…

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Practice of Meditation

When: Jun 23
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 14 Jul, 2019

Where: Strathean Retreat Centre, 212 Old Hautere Rd
Te Horo,New Zealand

3 Sunday Workshops with Shikhaa & Mayank  (June 23, July 7 & 14) Assimilate the wisdom teachings – through traditional yogic and meditation practices – to discover your true state of freedom.  Connect: Tap in to the unified power with effective meditation and movement practices. Concentrate:Align scattered energy to experience the stillness cultivated by repeating mantra. Balance: Either an agitated or sluggish nervous system can be brought into balance with consciousness breathing techniques. Calm:Experience harmony in your body and unity within…

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$60 – $75

Aug 2019

Living Wisdom

When: Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm - Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm
Where: Strathean Retreat Centre, 212 Old Hautere Rd
Te Horo,Kapiti Coast5581New Zealand

Imbibe the knowledge of your ever-free Self. A Weekend Retreat with Shikhaa & Mayank. Live Consciously: See beyond the bounds of the personal filter that colours your world. Live Purposely: Live with clarity, surety and in the spirit of your true Self. Live Lovingly: know such a love that cannot be broken. An immersion in a yogic lifestyle, cultivating integrated Self-awareness and meditation in daily life. “Simply how they live is what they share with others. Shikhaa & Mayank’s teachings…

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$310
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