• Yoga Village (map)
  • 20 Darlinghurst Road
  • Potts Point, NSW, 2011

$55 pre-sale / $65 after 31st March

Relax and rejuvenate whilst enhancing your health and wellbeing through a powerful combination of Marma and Tibetan Sound Healing.

Marma therapy is an Ayurvedic method of clearing stress from the muscles, soft tissues, fascia, and vital points of the body. A marma is an energy point located on the surface of the body. Through the manipulation of Marma points (marmani) both our mental and physical energy can be shifted or redirected in a transformative manner, to better one’s health and to induce a state of deep relaxation. Activating these points signals the body to produce exactly what it needs to heal the body, mind and consciousness, promoting better health and equilibrium within.

In this workshop we will explore some methods for stimulating marma points through sparsha chikitsa (touch therapy) and deep stimulation using yoga asana and Tibetan Sound Healing.

Each marma point is infused with prana, our life force energy and also imbued with consciousness. They are found where our veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints intersect. Dukha (stress) can easily accumulate at these points and this can go on to affect the proper functioning of our body and mind and our ability to access and experience consciousness at a deep level. Sensitivity at these points may suggest organ dysfunction, emotional disturbances or a doshic imbalance. Stimulation of these points through Marma Chikitsa (Marma therapy) can work therapeutically to initiate the healing process and restore equilibrium to mind, body and spirit. Sharing many of the same therapeutic benefits as Tibetan Sound Healing, it’s commonly used to increase immunity, vitality, improve cellular metabolism, relieve pain, whilst also calming the mind, balancing the emotions, aiding in detoxification and working as a mechanism for preventative care and deep rejuvenation.

What to expect:

  • A brief introduction to the basics of marma

  • Discover how to give yourself a mini marma treatment as you learn touch therapy for self marma to revitalize your energy

  • Experience a Marma Asana Chikitsa practice. During this asana sequence, Marma points will be directly stimulated in the body through long held yoga poses (think long, slow and deep poses performed in a passive manner similar in nature to yin and restorative yoga)

  • Be bathed in the soothing serene sounds of Phoebe’s ancient Tibetan Singing Bowls. This vibrational therapy (shabda chikitsa) will deepen and enhance the effects of the Marma Asana Chikitsa to clear physical and energetic blockages along the Maha Bhuta lines, the subtle channels in which the Marma points lie. The healing vibrations will pass through the gateway and permeate the targeted marmani creating balance at a cellular level, enhancing prana and restoring health.

The style of marma Phoebe Joel will share during this workshop is ISHTA Marma, a system of Marma Therapy developed by Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger. The Marma Asana Chikitsa explored has been independently developed by Phoebe Joel under the guidance of her master teachers, Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger and Yogiraj Sarah Finger. This workshop will mark the first occasion Phoebe has shared this potent regenerative practice during a comprehensive workshop.

*No prior yoga , sound healing or marma experience is required

*Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket or large towel, an eye pillow or small towel (e.g. face washer) and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Bring a note pad and pen if you would like to take notes

Phoebe Joel is a leading international expert in Tibetan Sound Healing, an ancient healing modality that utilises the deep vibrations and soothing sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls. She is the only person in Australia who has been initiated into the Atma Buti sound healing lineage under master teacher Suren Shrestha. Phoebe is also an accomplished yoga instructor specialising in yin, restorative and therapeutic yoga, yoga nidra and meditation. She has studied under the world's most eminent living masters including Yogirajas Alan & Sarah Finger of ISHTA Yoga, Leslie Kaminoff and Sarah Powers. Learn more about Phoebe here.