Embodied Voice and Vessel – A journey into primordial essence of Being – with Satu Tuomela & Almunis. June 24th – July 1st, 2023 in Monte Velho, Portugal

Come, retreat and learn from two amazing and expansive transmitters and senior teachers on the fields of embodiment, yoga, Somatics, voice, self-actualization and embodied awakening! Almunis and Satu are both mothers and have been on the path of awakening since their childhood. These women are both very unique in their way of teaching and sharing.

You can expect beautiful poetic language, singing, rhyming, shamanic sensing and a lot of feeling and moving, an interplay between and as form and formlessness is very present!

One-ness, non-dual philosophies in the most embodied, non-judgemental, duality embracing and clear way is the backbone of their teaching. They both share the biggest passion for what they’ve come on this earth to share!

* May we all remember the powerful creative beings that we are. *


Meet your teachers

Satu Tuomela is a Finnish yoga and somatics teacher, harmonium player and mantra singer, with a background in dance, basketball (yes!) and playing the piano. Satu has been teaching for more than 24 years and is known for her very unique, otherworldly and authentic transmission. Satu is specialised in Somatics and Embodiment practices. She is an experienced yoga teacher (ERYT2000) with more than 13000 teaching hours under her belt, Embodied Flow™ senior teacher, a teacher training facilitator, Creator of Authentic Flow, Shake the Dust, Embodied Yin and Co-creator of Embodied Flow™ Yin program and a Reiki Master.

At the moment (year 2022), Satu is a registered BMCA student and enrolled to a Somatic Movement Education Program (Body-Mind Centering) that she hopes to finish in 2024. Satu charms with her intuitive, all seeing facilitation, her Shamanic roots, goddess vibe and a big big love for classical non-dual Tantrik teachings. Her exquisite use of music, harmonium playing, singing, humour, loving presence, Somatic brilliance, immense space holding abilities and clear understanding of human body and how everybody is unique, is well known around the world.

She was initiated into yoga and somatics in her teens and started teaching almost immediately. Satu is a Non-dual Philosophies devotee, and honours her sādhanā with passion. She is especially devoted to The Way of Liberation by Adyashanti:

“The Way of Liberation teachings are the spiritual teachings I have developed over the many years of being a spiritual teacher. Their primarily aim is to be practical and useful aids in the quest for spiritual liberation. In this sense they are a Way, or path, to liberation. They are not meant to be understood as metaphysical statements about the nature of reality, as much as they are a means to realize spiritual freedom in one’s own experience. The Way of Liberation teachings are oriented toward the task of awakening to your true nature as efficiently as possible, and embodying the awakened condition in your humanity, within the context of your everyday life.

The Way of Liberation teachings are also The Way, or the view, of the liberated condition itself. They express how existence is experienced from various levels of realization. And finally, The Way points to how the awakened condition can be manifest and lived in daily life. To awaken to your true nature is one thing; to live and express it in daily living is quite another.”

Satu is one of the founders of Pranama Yoga Studio in Helsinki and Stockholm, and the founder of Pranama Lisboa & Pranama Ericeira and Cocoon Tavira in her hometown in Portugal where she lives with her man, two kids, two rescue dogs and 2 cats. Satu has had the privilege to teach and offer workshops, retreats, trainings and classes around the world from Hawaii to Europe, Australia and Asia. Satu and her Authentic Flow Tribe run 20h, 50h, 100h, 200h and 500h-teacher trainings and advanced teacher trainings (we are a Yoga Alliance RYS200 & RYS300 school ) all over the world.

In her words: “I have learned to let things flow. I am courageous enough to meet myself at every moment and be in the channel of remembrance, of the light, of the darkness, and of the otherworldly. Yoga and intuitive movement have truly given me a home, a ritual, an opening into discovery. From this discovery a language and a presence has developed over the years to clearly articulate all the messages coming through and to guide others into themselves; into healing. For me this is salvation”.


Almunis (born Alejandra Ortiz) is a Colombian singer, vibrational therapist, mother and teacher. Since 2005, she has offered thousands of voice and sound healing courses and immersions around the world, sharing her connection to singing as a path to self-knowledge and healing. She is a graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, USA; and a certified Sound Therapist from the Sound, Voice and Music Healing Program from CIIS in San Francisco, California, USA.

Almunis has had a phenomenal global career both as a soloist and as a co-founder of her bands Lulacruza and Minuk, singing on four continents and recording more than 30 albums. All her songs, chants and offerings across the world aim to anchor light and sound codes from her star ancestry back into the Earth, activating an authentic, powerful presence of love and unity.

She is the founder of Sonido Sana and the creator of the Embodied Voice method. She is currently based in Colombia where she lives with her beloved husband and two daughters.

www.minukmusic.com



Daily schedule will be something like this:

7.30 meditation and orientation

Breakfast

9-12 Morning session

12-13 sharing

Lunch

free time

15-18 Evening session

18-19 Sharing

Dinner


Both Satu and Almunis would like to keep this offering very open. It will all come together with the group that will show up.

This can be taken as a retreat, or to gain 50h of continuing education with Yoga Alliance.