Mandala Shakti Circle

Shakti Circle

The word Mandala means Circle.

The circle is an ancient form that represents wholeness, continuity and belonging.

January saw the launch of our Mandala Shakti Circle – a space where women come together at important junctures to sit and to simply be. 

To be seen, to be heard and to be held on their journey.

What is Shakti?

The word Shakti means power.

Shakti energy is dynamic energy that is responsible for the creation, maintenance and destruction of the universe.

Shakti energy is feminine energy because Shakti is about creation. Shakti power nurtures the seed and brings it to fruition.

In our 2024 Shakti Circle, led by senior Mandala Yoga teachers – Manasi Sridhar and Amy O’Brien, we explore the wisdom of Divine Feminine energy through the lens of some of the most powerful Indian Goddesses from the yogic tradition, in their many forms and energies. 

After exploring Goddess Parvati in January (the nurturing and gentle side of Shakti), we spent time in March with DurgaDurga energy is about strength, protection and empowerment – we call on her when we are fearful, feel challenged or face doubt.

In June with the energy of the Summer Solstice on our side we will once again rise in circle with Kali the fierce one – slayer of all obstacles.

Join the June Shakti Circle on Sat 22 June – Summer Solstice Weekend

This Circle is a journey of inquiry.  We will explore and reflect how Goddess energy shows up in our everyday lives.

Manasi Sridhar Mandala Shakti CircleAmy O'Brien Mandala Yoga Dublin Shakti Circle

Why a Circle?

The nature of the circle is that there is no beginning, no ending, no hierarchy.

In the circle each person adds something to the circle creating an interesting, diverse and powerful tapestry. We come together to be there for ourselves and for one other.

This is an opportunity to Sit in Circle as a community. It is a space free of judgement, competition, expectation, pressure and noise. A gathering that creates time for you to introspect, connect with your Energy Body and make space for inner growth. 

A ritual and a ceremony

  • Asana, pranayama practice to cleanse the body and breath
  • Meditation and journaling for reflection and inquiry
  • Sharing Circle to affirm all that you are and you are not.

What to bring:

  • Your authentic self. Come as who you are. Essential for this Energy Practice
  • A journal and a pen
  • Something close to your heart that you might add to the Altar.shakti circle
     

Shakti Circle Dates 

  • Sat 27 Jan 2pm – Wolf Moon – Circle Completed
  • Sat 23 Mar 2pm – Full Worm Moon – Circle Completed
  • Sat 22 June – Summer Solstice
  • Sun 22 Sept – Autumnal EquinoxFor enquiries about the Shakti Circle, please feel free to reach out to us info@mandalayoga.ie or connect with Manasi or Amy.