Spotlight on Suzi von Mensenkampff

Suzi von Mensenkampff

Suzi von Mensenkampff

Suzi von Mensenkampff  is based in Ireland and travels regularly as a retreat facilitator and teacher of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Meditation. She is inspired and committed to sharing these teachings having immersed herself and studied with Dr. Deepak Chopra at the Chopra Centre to become a Chopra Certified Teacher in all three disciplines, graduating in 2012 as Ireland’s first Vedic Master. Suzi is a course advisor at the McLean Meditation Teacher Academy as a course advisor and is the program director for MTA Europe since graduating in 2014 as an MMI meditation & mindfulness instructor from the Academy. Suzi creates events, retreats, and wellness days in collaboration with teachers worldwide. She hosts classes and retreats in Ireland, U.K., Europe, and the U.S. and leads meditation retreats and Dharma Tours, spiritual adventures in  India and Bhutan.  She lives in County Cork, Ireland.

Suzi is taking a group to a sacred hidden valley at the foothills of the Himalayas in March for the Vernal Equinox Retreat followed by their return to Bhutan with a Dharma tour in November 2019.

WHAT IS THE VERNAL EQUINOX RETREAT?  

A holistic program combining the ancient arts of Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation. It is a tender way to holistically connect with your true self, an invitation to explore the vegetal intelligence of nature to rebirth and blossom into the spring season. The Spring Equinox Retreat is a perfect time to consider the balance of your life - work, play and relationships. 

The journey begins in Delhi, where we meet and fly to the secret jewel often referred to as the “Switzerland of India” for five transformative days at a traditional Sikkimese Heritage Farmhouse on 100 acres of lush organic farmland, ensconced amidst the foothills of the great Himalayas. A sacred location, awakening your senses, as you begin to tune in to the nectar of this rare magical time of the year. 

After the retreat we will travel further north in West Sikkim to an altitude of 6,800ft for three nights to the tranquil town of Pelling which presents a majestic view of entire snow-capped Kanchenjunga mountain range, the third highest peak in the world. Pelling’s tranquil atmosphere and panoramic ambience are ideal for favourable nature walks and gentle treks to sacred sites and ancient Buddhist monasteries.

Suzi will be leading a meditations at our global event on the 12th May.

For more on Dharma Tours, click below.

Spotlight on Ana da Costa & John Hofton

Ana da Costa
Ana has had a passion for circle dance ever since she was first introduced to it in 1992 in Italy. She has been teaching circle dance since 1995, both in Brazil, where she is from, and here in the United Kingdom. Ana is an occupational therapist and a lecturer in occupational therapy. She holds a PhD degree (University of Bolton) for which she investigated circle dance as a medium to promote well-being.

John Hofton
John holds a Professional Sound Healer Practitioner Diploma from the Wheater Sound Academy. He is a Reiki Master and also Master Practitioner of Urban Mysticism (awarded by The Awakening Network by Ken and Elizabeth Mellor with whom he has been practising since 1989 when they initiated him into the Vedic Mantra). He holds regular Sound Healing groups in the North West. John is a regular contributor to events at the Monastery, Manchester, and has been running regular Sacred Dance, Sacred Sound retreats at Trigonos, N. Wales with his wife, Ana Costa for the past thirteen years.

John and Ana will introduce us to some simple sound healing techniques for deep relaxation at our global MOMM event at the Monastery, Manchester, 12th May.

Additional resources & information
'Experience of Meaning in Circle Dance' (Dr Ana Borges Da Costa)
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14427591.2016.1162191

Sound Healing  with John Hofton
John will introduce us to some simple sound healing techniques that will promote deep relaxation.

·         Sound healing is recognised as an aid to deep relaxation, increased energy flow and is a way to still the mind. 
·         Feel more connected to your inner core. 
·         John uses a wide selection of highly resonant sound healing instruments in these sessions: e.g. Tibetan singing bowls, Traditional American Indian drone flute, Gemshorn, Dream Chau gong , Sacred Solfeggio Tuning forks and Tubular Bells and Quartz singing bowls. 
·         This is a gentle, refined and subtle form of healing which works holistically – on mind, body and spirit. 

John runs regular workshops and can be booked for one to one sessions at: 


ana da costa

ana da costa

John Hofton

John Hofton

HeartMath joins Moments of Mass Mindfulness (MOMM) a global mass meditation movement

The HeartMath Institute and HeartMath UK and Ireland, are excited to offer the linking platform for MOMM for everyone to connect during the mass meditation and measure the group’s heart coherence at national and global scale.

More on our exciting collaboration to come….

For more on HeartMath UK… read now

For more on the HeartMath Institute… read now

Link to the announcement… read now

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