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Breakwater

The Union of True Self

The Union of True Self
The Union of True Self

Time & Location

05 May 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST

Breakwater, 45-49 Tanner St, Breakwater VIC 3219, Australia

About the event

Join us for a transformative experience at The Union of True Self - a harmonious blend of sound and body immersion. Prepare to embark on a journey of self-discovery and inner peace like never before.

Immerse yourself in the captivating melodies of live Bansuri and the enchanting Wisdom Sound Experience, expertly performed & lead by renowned musician, Vinod Prasanna. Let the soothing sounds wash over you as they transport you to a realm of tranquility and serenity, as Inner Om with PJ will guide you through a rejuvenating Yin & Yoga Nidra session. Allow yourself to surrender to the gentle yet powerful practice, as you explore the depths of your being and connect with your true self on a profound level.

This event is truly unique, as it seamlessly merges live sound with the transformative power of yoga and meditation. You have the freedom to choose your own path - if you prefer to solely focus on meditation and skip the yin practice, you are most welcome. Our intention is to create a space where you can honor your body's needs and listen to its wisdom. It will always guide you towards your truth.

To enhance your experience, we will be providing warm chai and delectable nibbles for you to savor at the end of your practice. The nourishment extends beyond the physical, as we believe in nurturing your mind, body, and soul.

Don't miss out on this extraordinary event of self-exploration and rejuvenation. Reserve your spot now and step into The Union of True Self, where the harmony of sound and practice awaits you.

Your Hosts:

Vinod Prasanna

Born into one of India’s greatest flute-playing families, award-winning bansuri (flute) virtuoso Vinod Prasanna shines as an outstanding performer of authentic traditional and contemporary Indian music. Vinod’s emotive melodies, exquisite improvisations and divine flute song distinguish his performance of Indian classical, world and meditation music. Simply, Indian music at its finest.

Currently residing in Australia, Vinod is a performing and recording artist, teacher, craftsman and ambassador of the Bansuri. Vinod has more than 25 years of performing and teaching experience and continues a family legacy that celebrates more than two-and-a-half centuries of Indian music.

Vinod has performed and toured extensively throughout his homeland and overseas. Performances include the Folk Dance Festival in Delhi in 2005; Bhagavad Gita recitals; performances at Varanasi’s famous Benares Hindu University in 2009; and tours of north and south India. Internationally, in 2003 Vinod toured France and was featured in the French documentary Odyssey; toured Japan in 2006, sponsored by the Yamaha Music Company; and in 2007, made a musical and cultural visit to Germany, hosted by the International Arts School in Munich. In 2006, Vinod also won the prestigious Sahara All-India Flute Competition. Based in Australia since 2008, Vinod is recognised as an unrivalled Bansuri soloist. Performances in Australia include the Bellingen Global Carnival in 2008; in 2009 Music for Meditation at BMW Edge in Melbourne’s Federation Square. Vinod performed as part of the 2009 opening celebrations for Parliament of the World’s Religions, and performed with Dya Singh at the Premier’s 2009 Sustainability Awards, and at The Melbourne Arts Centre for the Mulitcutural Arts Council, Victoria. Vinod performed at the Woodford Folk Festival in 2010 and 2011. He has performed live radio broadcasts on 3PBS and 3RRR and has been featured on the ABC’s The Daily Planet, The Weekend Planet and Music Deli. Peninsula Summer Music Festival 2016 He is a member of Interact: The Australian International Music Ensemble. Most recently he has joined musical forces with world class percussionist David Jones and guitarist Evripides Evripidou to form Brothers, an exciting Indian Jazz fusion ensemble with a difference!

Penny Jenkins

From a young age Penny have been drawn towards a spiritual way of living and the mind body connection.

In 2017 she attended her first Tantrik workshop, which felt like coming home. Penny continued to explore tantrik living from here, jumping at the opportunity to study Tantrik and Yin Yoga Teacher Training in 2020. Penny fell in love with yoga the moment her feet connected to the mat in 2018. Since completing teacher training she has continued to live & breathe the yogic system. Therefore she will eternally be a student as well, always wanting to learn and dive deeper.

Penny believes that everyone has the potential to heal themselves, becoming a healthy cell in a universal body. In all her offerings you will be energetically held as you push through perceived limitations, come face-to-face with moments of self realisation and exploration.

Penny also works in the Community Service sector, having completed a Diploma of Community Services in 2014. Since then she has worked with a diverse range of people in the community, supporting them on their road to recovery. Penny weaves this depth of knowledge and experience seamlessly into her facilitation allowing others to feel seen, heard and loved.

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