Date: Friday 29th July
Venue: Workshop Room
Price: £15.00 / £10.00
Sascha Akhtar is a meditation teacher: with a difference
A meditation workshop incorporating Sufi healing, Buddhist mind science and the teachings of the Yoga sutras that builds upon the foundation of mindfulness. In this workshop, Sascha will use only natural sounds and voice (mantra) to lead you through an immersive meditation journey. Her teachers always spoke of ‘No One Way,’ and over time she has developed her own syncretic practice. Sascha teaches how the use of movement and sound can cultivate deeper stillness and silence, learning how to become present in every moment.
Sascha was introduced to the concept of meditation as a little girl by her grandmother, a very (very!) long time ago. As an adult and a student, her background ranges from Buddhist based Mindfulness practice to Sufi Meditative practices, Yoga-Sutras and Asana practice to practices based in Kashmiri Shaivism.
Sascha has also authored six poetry collections, a short story collection Of Necessity And Wanting and a book of translations upcoming in 2022. She is a Poetry School tutor and lecturer at the University of Greenwich in Advanced Poetry.
If you plan to attend this workshop please provide your own mats, shawls and/or yoga socks; chairs will be provided if you prefer. There will be movement & sitting and a long yog nidra/guided meditation at the end.
Sascha Akhtar is an ACE-supported artist. Engaged in contemplative practice for over 20 years, Akhtar holds space for transformation & development both in writing and inner work via a syncretic & intersectional synthesis of modalities in her teaching & mentoring at universities, centres for writing and wellness spaces . Sascha has authored six poetry collections, a short story collection Of Necessity And Wanting and a book of translations upcoming in 2022. She is a Poetry School tutor and lecturer at the University of Greenwich in Advanced Poetry.
In the words of Dr. Kimberly Campanello—Lecturer Creative Writing University of Leeds: Sascha Akhtar is a mystic and a poet, for real. Her performances channel the full body (of language) and beyond into a flare, with flair. Her poems chew and spew the necessary wisdoms. Lean in and listen.