MahalaYoga - Glastonbury Yoga Classes

Starting April 2019

Teaching Styles

  • All Levels yoga
  • Pranayama / Breath work
  • Vinyasa Flow
  • Hatha
  • Pilates
  • Meditation 
  • Relaxation
  • Crystal sound healing
  • doTERRA essential oils

After teaching for the past 10 years in Clapham Mahala is now being guided to bring her weekly all levels classes to Glastonbury.

Mahala has a strong connection to this beautiful land and is very much looking forward to teaching regular classes in Avalon.

Venue - Brighde Room, Goddess House Magdalene St, Glastonbury BA69EJ (click here)

Date - March 2019

Timetable - Monday / Wednesday / Thursday 7 - 8pm


Brighde room (pictured below) is at the front of the Goddess house on the ground floor, with a view to the Abbey, this is the room dedicated to the Goddess of inspiration, alchemy and healing: Brighde, Bridie, Bride.

As She holds the space between the winter and spring, this room is decorated in green and white and has a mural of Bridie’s Imbolc snowdrops by Marion Brigantia and a ‘real’ Brighde hearthfire.

It also has paintings by Tiana Pitman, Caroline Lir and Jo Jayson.

My first introduction into Avalon (Glastonbury) was on Imbolc back in 2011, I found myself at the Challice Well with my daughter Lucia in a ceremony for Brighde, now I find ill be teaching from this sacred space in Glastonbury dedicated to this Goddess, true syncronicity.

Below you can see the programme for Mahala’s Glastonbury retreat, the last one she ran with her partner Salah Gherbi, local artist, author and heather, born in Paris, now settling in Glastonbury.

Both Mahala, Salah along with Mahala’s daughter Lucia are very much looking forward to settling here.

Keep checking back for the latest updates.


Glastonbury weekend away

Next Date TBC

We have put together a beautiful weekend retreat for you to come and experience the high healing energy that is Glastonbury.



As you may or may not know Glastonbury is the Heart chakra of the planet, the same way we have chakras in our bodies the earth has these energy nodal points too.

Pictured above is Glastonbury Tor (The hill in the background) the ancient Isle of Avalon surrounded by water.

Many of what is known as Ley Lines meet at the Tor that generates this high vortex of energy having a powerful healing effect on us.

Above you can see where these chakra points are on the planet. When we visit these specific sites of strongest earth energies its very healing for our bodies energy system.

To the left you can see where the Michael Ley Line runs through the UK.

The Michael line is a very specific Ley Line that runs through Glastonbury Tor and other sacred sites such as Avebury, St Michaels mount, Bury St Edmonds ect...

You can see here where the Michael Ley Line runs through the planet, Ley Lines are the same as the energy pathways in the body.

It is similar to a wave frequency moving etheric or life force energy (kundalini).

You now have an idea of how the flow of energy is moving around Glastonbury and the world.

We will now take a look at some places of interest we have lined up on this weekend retreat...

Some hidden Gems...

Above and pictured left is some part of the Chalice well gardens, one of Britain's most ancient wells, nestling in the Vale of Avalon between Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill.

Surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards it is a living sacred sanctuary in which the visitor can experience a quiet space and the healing waters.


For over two thousand years this has been a place where people have gathered to drink the waters containing a rich presence of iron.

This shows a red tinge reflecting the colour of the robin's throat, symbol of peace and harmony.



Outside of the reservoir is a courtyard where beautiful decors of nature are engraved into the rock. As you can see above is the spiral of life observed in nature. This is the symbol of the stillness at the centre harnessed when we meditate. 



Pictured above to the left is the entrance of the reservoir where a white healing spring flows. This comes from below the Tor (Hill) and has a high calcite presence.

Similarly as the red spring in Chalice Well, these pools have been built according to the principles of sacred geometry.

Once inside, there are simple shrines in honour of the ancient energies and spirits of Avalon creating a space of meditation.

There is also a series of pools where people are welcome to immerge and experience the healing water.

All is enhanced by the Michael ley line (mentioned above) flowing through this place.

The Program

Friday - Arrive anytime from 5pm, to check in and to be allocated your room for this weekend

Welcome Vegan Diner 7pm at the Shekinah Yoga Retreat, meet and greet hosted by Mahala and Salah

Saturday - 

Early Morning optional sunrise walk up to Glastonbury Tor for a wake up meditation.

7am - Early Morning Puja

8am - Morning Meditation

8.30 / 9am - Vegan Breakfast which is "Superfood" smoothie (made from Bananna, Spirulina, Superfood powders and Hemp Milk) Fresh and dried fruit and nuts, herbal tea if desired. Museli and Cereals are also available, with rice and soya milk and soya yoghurts.

10am / 11am -  Yin Yoga session with Mahala -

Yoga Asanas (Postures) and  pranayama (breathing exercises for deep relaxation and rejuvenation) combined with some Chi-Gong to balance and harmonize the energy in the body and mind, ready for your weekend, combined with some pure essential doTERRA oils.

Free Time to Explore Glastonbury, Shopping in the High Street, visit local Coffee Shops...

1.30pm - Vegan Lunch at Shekinah Yoga Retreat, this typically consists of a variety of seasonal vegetables, a main cooked dish accompanied with a grain or rice side and a selection of fresh salads

After lunch From around 3pm - Guided Tour of local Sacred sites with Salah

To include the Chalice well, the White Spring, Glastonbury Tor, The Dragons egg, The Orchard, Gog and Magog  Known as the ‘Oaks of Avalon’, the two trees are said to be a traditional point of entry onto the island, being 11 feet in diameter and more than 2000 years old and Paddington Farm.

6.30pm - 6.45pm Evening relaxation, guided meditation session with Mahala

7.30pm onwards free time...

Sunday - 

Early Morning optional sunrise walk up to Glastonbury Tor for a wake up meditation 

7am - Early morning Fire Ceremony

8am - Meditation

8.30 / 9am - Vegan Breakfast which is "Superfood" smoothie (made from Bananna, Spirulina, Superfood powders and Hemp Milk) Fresh and dried fruit and nuts, herbal tea if desired. Museli and Cereals are also available, with rice and soya milk and soya yoghurts.

10am - check out of room (bags can be left at the ashram until departure later that day)

10.30 / 11.30am - Yoga session with Mahala -Yoga Asanas (Postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises for deep relaxation and rejuvenation) combined with some Chi-Gong to balance and harmonize the energy in the body and mind. 

Free Time

1.30pm Meet at the Abbey Car Park for the closing guided tour with Salah

To visit St Margarets Chapel and Magdalene Almshouses, stepping back in time to this hidden gem down a lane, a quiet place of contemplation with beautiful energy to absorb.

Wearyall Hill this is a long narrow ridge to the south west of Glastonbury offering views over Glastonbury Tor. It is on this hill that the original Thorn blossomed from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea whom legend says came to Glastonbury after the crucifixion.

Brides Mound, this is located on one of the seven Islands of Avalon called Beckery, its one of the less frequented sacred places in Glastonbury.

4pm Closing in the garden of St Johns Church in the Labyrinth, to complete your weekend retreat away in the heart chakra of the planet...Glastonbury

Above is Glastonbury High Street where there are many shops selling lots of different pieces of art, home made crafts, crystals, clothes, everything and anything that the Urban yogi / mystic could need...

Also there are some wonderful coffee shops and eateries to try, from the 100 monkeys, to the fine vegan raw food cuisine you will find at excaluburs, this cafe is a celebration of tasty vibrant food, here is a link where you can see exactly what this place has to offer.. you could book a table here for Saturday evening or Sunday lunch...

http://www.excaliburcafe.net

 

Above one of the places I love, a hidden gem of Glastonbury, tucked away down in the back of a court yard you will find "Stoneage" a crystal shop like no other, selling many different crystal sound healing instruments, jewelery, cds...the proprietor is Lui Kreig, Lui would hold the sound healing sessions on my retreats that I took before here to Glastonbury, so if you get the chance whilst you are here, go and say Hello! 

Above you can see a map of the seven Islands of Avalon which are Avalon, Beckery, Godney, Meare, Panborough, Marchey and Nyland.


Above you can see pictured The Holy Thorn (not the original) on Wearyall Hill, with the views over the somerset landscape with Glastonbury Tor in the background.

The trace of these seven Islands is a terrestrial mirror of the constellation Ursa Major or the Plough.

This is said to represent the chariot of the King Arthur (the bear) during the precession of the equinoxes lasting a full cycle of 25,920 years.

This constellation is an important celestial marker for the astronomers and navigators as Polaris is one of the seven stars mirrored with the Island Nyland.

Each of these places can be visited, they are what we could call "Sacred spots" or high energy spots, really great for meditation, there is telluric energy (Earth energy), a natural electric current in the Earth's crust and Cosmic energy from the constellation mirrored above.