Poems and Music As Featured On August 2015 Yoga Retreat

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As requested, the lovely Tina has let us know a few of the poems and music that she featured on our amazing Yoga retreat at Mylor in August 2015.


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Tina Shettigara small‘These lists are not necessarily complete. They contain some of the poems and music I use. I may have used something else as well and I may have missed some of these out. I hope it gives you something to look for :)’.

Poems and quotes

Rumi – The one thing you must do (contains the line “Surrender to the one who already owns your breath and moments”

Saint Isaac of Nineveh – “Dive into yourself and in your soul you will discover the stairs by which to ascend”

Lao Tzu – “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. Whan you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

Hafiz – This place where you are right now

John O’Donahue – For Presence (published in To Bless this Space Between us)

Oriah Mountain Dreamer – The Invitation

Wendell Berry – What we need is here

Rumi – An Inner Wakefulness

Suni Sharpe – Love Bows at my Feet

Rum – The Guest House

Neal Ghoshal – The Heart Moving (unpublished)

Mary Oliver – Wild Geese

Jane Hopper – Please Come Home

Suni Sharpe – Stay open to Love

Wendell Berry – The Hidden Singer

Wendell Berry – Sit and be still

Mirabai – A Great Yogi

John O’Donahue – Fluent (published in Conmara Blues: Poems)


Music – some of the sources of music on my playlists

Breathing Craig Kohland and Shaman’s Dream

This Rhythm is not Mine John de Kadt

Echoes of Nature

The Heart of Percussion Aja Addy (contains Ballaphone Sound, the jiggle music)

Unspoken Jamie Sieber (gorgeous cello)

Appalachia Walz YoY o Ma, Mark O’Connor, Edgar Meyer

Music for Yoga and other Joys Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach

Barber’s Adagio and other Romantic Favourites for Strings Leonard Bernstein and New York Philharmonic

Mozart Requiem Margaret Price, and others

Found Songs and Living Room Songs Olafur Arnalds

Amber David Darling

In a Time Lapse Ludovici Einaudi

And the Stars go with You John Serrie

Apollo Atmospheres and Soundtracks Brian Eno

Dreamtime Return Steve Roach

Tiny Island Goran Wennerbrandt and Olle Eriksson

Sundari: a Jivamukti Yoga Class (artist unknown)

For “Om Mane Padme Hum” Spiritual Chanting (found by listening to all the iTunes offerings of Om Mane Padme Hum)

Yoga Meditation: Journeys through the East Pravana

Praises for the World various artists – this includes the Alice Walker Poem “We have a beautiful Mother”

Monsoon Point Al Gromer Khan

Made in Silence Mano Delago

Lots of classical music, adagios are usually good yoga music.