Bringing Soulful Connections to All Corners of London
When October marked Black History Month, I knew it was the perfect moment to kick off a special event series close to my heart - Soulful Connections. As the founder of Transcending Matter, where I normally run retreats nurturing mind, body and spirit in spectacular settings across Portugal, I was thrilled to bring this experience to London. My goal has always been to provide spaces for holistic exploration beyond labels, where all people can feed their wellness journeys together in the community. Deciding to come to London, I sought to nurture souls across boroughs through these daily Soulful Connections events, offering opportunities to nourish the whole self.
We held our first gathering in Mitcham South London to a warm reception. Encouraged, we added a second date at Mary Primary School in North London. Then the final was our third event at Vittoria Wharf East London on November 5th. Each event grew in numbers, with the first seeing 12 attendees and the last with 35+ attendees.
Walking into each venue, my heart soared seeing young and elderly, males and females, families and partners of all backgrounds congregating harmoniously. We have had the pleasure of associating with who we consider real beautiful souls and watching the program expand and attract more like-minded people in the community has touched our hearts.
One of the most powerful moments during our Soulful Connections retreats is when I break out my set of Tibetan singing bowls. As their melodic tones resonate, I see visible relaxation wash over participants' faces. It's a privilege to witness their healing effects.
I absolutely adore these special bowls that I acquired while living in Portugal. They were a crucial addition to the transformative services provided by Transcending Matters on our retreats in Portugal. But when the idea for the Soulful Connections event formed, I had a big decision to make - should I attempt travelling internationally with their 40kg bulk?
As an individual full-time spiritual teacher, transporting such a delicate, invaluable cargo alone seemed daunting. Airlines frequently mishandle or lose luggage. I'd be devastated if anything happened to these sacred instruments.
Yet I kept feeling guided they were meant to be part of our events. Their vibrations could profoundly impact attendees seeking inner balance. And so I began the logistical planning - custom protective casings, insurance documents, extra baggage fees.
When check-in finally arrived for that first flight from Portugal to London, apprehension filled me. I held my meditation, kept my calm and focused on positive outcomes. They arrived safely and in perfect condition.
Seeing those first event participants melt into relaxed states under the sounds of the bowls and extending our services to doing individual sound healing sessions confirmed every challenge was worth it. The sounds are a blessing to share. Now, wherever Soulful Connections expands, my beloved bowls will journey along to spread powerful healing vibrations. Their call will be answered.
As the host of Soulful Connections, I am always committed to offering a truly holistic experience at our events. Attendees are able to tap into a wide variety of beneficial tools to nourish mind, body and spirit.
We start each day with invigorating yet grounding yoga flows. I blend creative biodynamic moves with complementary practices like Qi Gong and Kemetic yoga with additional dynamic stretching and core exercises to energize participants, unlocking stale energy and stiffness and feeling flexible, invigorated and connected.
From there, I go into a breathing and meditation session. Guided pranayama techniques regulate the breath for stress relief. The meditation periods use calming visualizations and affirmations to take souls deeper within.
Check Out The Highlights From The Last Event At Vittoria Wharf - East London
Valuable Constructive Feedback
The thoughtful feedback we received after our Soulful Connections events has been incredibly positive and valuable. A few attendees mentioned that extra blankets would have enhanced their comfort while enjoying the therapeutic singing bowls. One person also hinted at feeling hungry afterwards, which I know well - when finished, I too am quite hungry!
This feedback, along with my own insights gained from facilitating the retreats, led to much deliberation about how we could improve future events. We want to ensure all needs are met so attendees can immerse fully throughout the day. After much consideration, we've planned a special Soulful Connections Extravaganza taking place on the weekend of the 25th of Nov.
Thank you for your valuable feedback on our recent event. We have carefully considered your suggestions and are pleased to announce that we will be organizing a bigger and better Soulful Connections Extravaganza with more time, and additional instructors adding bonus value. Tarun will also get a well-deserved break while the schedule runs smoothly and on time. In addition to bonus classes, we will be providing hot refreshments, Special Herbal Tea, extra blankets for the sound healing, and a delicious hot food buffet to replenish your body. Now that's something to look forward to.
Keep an eye out for the final date and times on our website. www.transcendingmatters.com
I'm filled with gratitude for everyone who has supported our mission of wellness without bounds so far. Your participation and feedback have been invaluable in helping us continually refine the Soulful Connections experience.
As we prepare for the upcoming Extravaganza, I invite you to spread the word far and wide. Together, let us close out this transformative year by nourishing even more souls seeking reconnection and balance.
Let peace, light and wholeness guide your path until we convene once more. For now, stay shining your radiance out into the world however you can. I'll see you at Vittoria Wharf!
With much care and appreciLove,