MARCH 23-24 at Re:Centre, Hammersmith
Do you find Rush Hour a little hard to handle sometimes?
Are you addicted to busy?
Is your phone a constant companion? Do you get stressed when the battery runs out?
Why not switch off and recharge yourself for a day without having to travel too far.
We have created two magical events for you to re-connect, be entertained and leave the stress of city life behind.
This is a weekend residency at the new Re:Centre. It includes the celebrated author and astrologer, Shelley von Strunckel - a voice of reason in the fields of Spirituality and Astrology and Charlie Dark & Sanchia Legister, who bring their London vibes with a brilliant new wellness experience.
The incredible traditional Navajo family, the Benally's offer us the opportunity to experience their authentic Native American traditions, music, dance and bodywork - a FIRST for London!
Read on Londoners - this is a once in a lifetime body mind and spirit experience.....
FRIDAY, MARCH 23 7-9:30PM
On the evening of Friday March 23rd, we take you on a musical journey from the music of East India, bringing our intentions into fruition with breath and song we work with the alchemy of music and performance from two ancient practices.
Kirtan, a type of Yoga, (The Yoga of Devotion) begins with a meditation before uniting our voices in song. Accompanied by the tabla and sitar, this experience opens your heart and connects deeper into yourself. This Kirtan will be led by the beautiful voice of Sam Garrett who carefully curates each performance.
The Sacred tradition of Navajo dance will be performed by the Benallys. These dances have a deep capacity to heal the body, mind or spirit and move hearts and minds. The family's vocals and chanting along with the music amplify the ceremonial mood. The Hoop Dance, performed by world champion Jones Benally is a highlight of the evening.
The meeting of Eastern Indian music with Native American music and performance is an event not to be missed!
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 10.30-4.30PM
Give yourself the gift of a Restival by the river at Re:Centre. Discover ancient Navajo wisdom, practice yoga & meditation.
Book yourself in for a treatment with a Navajo Bodyworker or have some Shamanic healing work done, hear celebrated author & astrologer Shelley Von Strunckel explain how to deal with the unsettling changes currently reshaping virtually every element of our lives, and learn how to manifest your dreams into a reality with Caroline Jones, Restival's Founder.
We have a very special day planned, with incredible practitioners and collaborators. The food will be organic and nourishing, accompanied with delicious elixirs to provide a much needed tonic. Tune out for the day and tune into yourself with this Re-Treat, you've earned it!
New Era, New World.....Every year something changes.
But this period isn’t just about change, it’s about a revolution in our way of thinking, living and our world.
We, collectively, are moving from the rigid hierarchy of the past era, the 2000 year-long Piscean Age to – yes – the Age of Aquarius.
Our world is being transformed. Shelley will detail how these changes are reshaping our lives. Core to this are substantial alterations in the structure of society, the nature of business and money, in cultural identity and in gender roles.
And she will discuss how you can understand, benefit from - and become part of – this unfolding cycle.
Mollie Mendoza & Sam Garrett
Lyrically soulful, and devotionally talented, Sam's music uplifts, inspires and opens the heart. Sam weaves his creative magic to offer a unique journey and depth of practice on your mat.
Weaving together Vinyasa, Hatha, and Kundalini Yoga Mollie's class is a unique creative exploration of the Self through movement and breath.
Scent & Sound
"London's foremost gong master" The Times
Join Leo for an afternoon of deep relaxation and sound healing.
A gong bath, or gong meditation, is a holistic practice which is designed, just like yoga, to help one burn up their emotional history and karmic blockages. From a physical point of view, a gong “bath” as we call it, is ideal for clearing nerve-endings and for re-establishing a healthy relationship between the parasympathetic (ruled by sound) and sympathetic nervous system (ruled by vision).
The Benally Family
World Champion hoop dancer and traditional healer Jones Benally, his daughter Jeneda, son Clayson and three young grand children for the Jones Benally Family Dancers. These three generations together bring the healing power, beauty and profound messages of the Navajo (Diné) culture to educate and uplift audiences. The Jones Benally Family give an unparalleled introduction to Navajo music and dance.
Jones Benally is a respected elder of the Navajo nation in northeastern Arizona. Jones is one of seven remaining Navajo bodyworkers left in the world. Jones Benally is also recognised by the state of Arizona as an Arizona Indian Living Treasure.
For those who are fascinated by ancient practices...... Only seven people in the world know the method of traditional Diné Bone Setting and Musculoskeletal bodywork. It has been a traditional healing modality used by the Navajo since the beginning of time and is still utilized today with beneficial results. This type of bodywork has been passed from generation to generation and is integral for physical, mental and spiritual restoration. Jones & Jeneda Benally use traditional Diné bodywork to focus on specific ailments during each session. It’s intuitive and powerful. You will be able to book a session at our Urban Retreat.
Some words from a past Restival Urban Retreat guest:
How do you feel?
"Calm, at one with nature and everyone around me. At peace. Aware of my pain but unafraid to face and embrace it. If you learn to embrace or even love your pain you can get through anything....Thank you Restival"
Celebrated musician, Sam Garrett performs here in a beautiful ceremony....