A Day of Mandala, Sacred Sound and Story

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May 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$120 per person **This is a ticketed event, no door sales available

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Common Threads Woven through Community

Discover the Goddess of Creation Within! with Sally Riddell

Immersive Workshop

Discover the Goddess of Creation and Courage Within!

Join Sally in this beautiful workshop where she will weave chant, storytelling and the making of a natural mandala through the theme of Durga – the goddess of creation and courage.

Feeling like you need some time in nature? Feeling like a great story? Feeling up to an immersive rich experience? Feeling the call for a new and exciting way to make connections?

You will learn the chant of Durga, hear her story, be bathed in sacred sound that expresses her qualities. Part of this immersive workshop will take place in The Sound Temple which is our custom built sound chamber and then we will gather and make a mandala in our bush setting. Come and connect to the local land where we will work together bringing individual experiences to thread together to form a whole mandala on the earth for all to share.

Spend the afternoon being immersed in this meditative practice, you will be steeped in the Seed Mantra which will open up the creativity within each of us, then this activation will assist the Pollination of bringing Durga’s qualities into the Community Earth Mandala.

Sally Riddell is a Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and teacher of Vedic Chant from Perth, Western Australia who has trained in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya. Her inspirational and inclusive practices stem from the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya, following the guidance of her personal teachers T.K.V. Desikachar, his family and the teachers from the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Sally uses all the “tools” of yoga in a way that includes each person in a way that is appropriate for them.

Her personal style of teaching is inspired by the resonance of chant, the wonder of storytelling and the relevance of metaphor.

With an early tertiary education in Fine Art Sally loves creating from the offerings of the natural world as well as through textiles, basket making and drawing.

Sally has led walking and yoga retreats in Western Australia, Spain and India. She is passionate about the power of Yoga, Vedic Chant and Meditation to guide and inform our daily life and the ways in which our lives intertwine with the rhythms of the natural world.

Common Threads Woven Through Community

Common Threads Woven Through Community
A Pollination of Life | May 1st to 31st 2020

Common Threads Woven Through Community Project fosters a spirited environment in partnership with The Sound Temple to celebrate sustainability and the creative arts, cultural experiences, performance, workshops, temporary exhibitions and installations.

Our 2020 theme embraces the inter connection of our living world the seen and unseen ‘The Pollination of Life’ exploring the underlying connections between, artists, creatives, sustainable enterprises and movements. As we all carry a thread that collaboratively weaves the health and wellbeing of our collective future on this planet you will feel deeply inspired by being part of a continuing impulse of considerable change.

Start: 1:00pm (arrive from 12:45pm)
Ends: 4:00pm


  • All materials, threads, anti-slip backing and fabrics
  • Endless cups of warming organic teas and coffee plus a fruit and nut platter for an afternoon gathering
  • For sound events we provide mats, bolsters and blankets.  Please wear easy slip off shoes for entry into our sacred spaces

Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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