Kundalini Yoga, Sacred Cacao and Harmonising Sound Journey

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We warmly invite you to gather in ceremony on the 14th July, sharing an evening of sacred cacao, kundalini yoga and a deep sound immersion. 

Activating a state of self-healing and transformation, bringing flow to your life force energy, attuning to the vision and guidance of your soul, and harmonising and optimising your sacred body vessel.

We will open with a sacred cacao circle, moving into a kundalini yoga session, then flow into a long sound healing immersion to take you deeper into the process, and to integrate the work in your total being. Instruments include gong, crystal bowls, bansuri flutes, mridanga drum, hand pan, guitar, kora, shruti, voice, chimes, rattles and more.

This is a passage to connect with Spirit and know yourself more intimately, as a being of Love.



Guided by both Arjuna and Annabelle, this will be a deep journey with the harmonising frequencies of gong, crystal bowls, bansuri flutes, mridanga drum, hand pan, guitar, kora, shruti, voice, chimes, rattles and more. 

Allowing you to relax deeper into your being, to release blocks, rejuvenate on a cellular level and explore the vastness of your consciousness.


We will share a ceremonial brew of the plant Kakaw (Cacao), with honour to traditions Toltec and Mayan. Cacao opens the heart, connecting us to the ancestral wisdom in our blood, to our sensuous creativity and desires, and to the unseen realms. She is a grandmother plant for bringing about equilibrium and heart connection, for supporting emotional expression, stalking the shadows, and celebrating the bliss of existence.

The Cacao we will be communing with comes from an ecological organic plantation in the ancient Lacandona jungle of Chiapas, Mexico, where it is lovingly tended by a Mayan family and prepared with the intention for it to be shared ceremonially.


Kundalini yoga is a tantric practice for connecting with the guidance of your soul, expanding in awareness, brightening your inner light and uncoiling toward your greater potential. 

Kundalini yoga has profound effects on recalibrating the nervous and endocrine systems, increasing vitality and opening the channels to your higher wisdom and embodied knowing. We develop strength, flexibility and coordination, improve the function of our organs, nurture intuition, access states of deep meditation, stimulate powerful detoxification and much more. 

Working with pranayama, asana, mantra, mudra and meditation we circulate our life force energy, removing obstacles and healing energetic blocks in the body as we go - blocks which may be memories or imprints from this lifetime or those inherited from ancestors or past lives.

Increasing both the sensitivity and resilience of the nervous system, we open up to a vaster range of perception and projection, in ways that may seem extraordinary. We can then listen with more clarity to the inner guidance of the soul and intentionally recode our bodies - amplifying what's already flowing well in life, and harmonising what's needed to support you in your greater purpose.

The classes are open to all ranges of experience and ability.



My name is Annabelle, blessed also with the name Charanbani Kaur.

My path is devoted to the healing and creative arts, supporting people to come into greater presence and to engage with life with more passion, ease, curiosity and confidence. For this, we work towards optimising physical health, creative flow, connecting with spirit, and allowing the heart and soul to lead with greater clarity.

I primarily serve with kundalini yoga and meditation, sound medicine, intuitive storytelling, self-enquiry and holistic massage, accompanied by plants. I like to work in nature, supported by the organic and vital presence of the elements.

This line of work is ultimately about finding balance. Of solar and lunar, personal and impersonal, infinity and finity consciousness, earth-water-wind-fire-ether. It includes detoxing physically and emotionally, reconciling and releasing tired memories, finding greater flow with creative energy and joy, and stimulating sensuality. We develop our relationship with the soul Self, and we become more awake to the ways in which wisdom and guidance is being transmitted by spirit in each moment.

Alongside my studies and certifications in kundalini yoga and sound healing, my approach is informed by:

- over 15 years study and practice in various lineages of yoga, including nearly 10 years of kundalini yoga;
- living and studying in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico for the past few years, learning with nature, wisdom keepers and native medicine practices;
- studies and trainings in the neurophysiology of complex ptsd and its application to embodied practices, alongside my own lived experiences;
- over 10 years of guiding people in intuitive participatory storytelling
- certification in holistic massage with a combination of TCM and Toltec techniques;
- trainings in energy healing and channelling;
- a background in theatre and the performing arts, as practitioner and teacher, with a BA from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama;
- the experience of losing parents and a sibling as a child, and the long road to grief and celebration;
- growing up in a rainforest, moving to the city, then finding my way back (on this continuing path) to Nature

I'm in deep gratitude to my many teachers and guides - human, spirit, plant, animal and mineral - with whose perspective and company I've had the fortune to be gifted.




I am a multi-instrumentalist with over 20 years of experience in music performance, recording, and teaching drums and percussion all across the UK and abroad. 

From an early age I developed a passion for music and rhythm. I was born into a bhakti tradition, and whilst on a family holiday to India at the age of 10 I visited rural communities and fell in love with the ecstatic beats and melodies of the heartfelt traditional folk music, kirtan. This began my journey of music education, receiving lessons on the Mridanga, an ancient double ended clay hand drum, the Harmonium, the drum kit, the African djembe, Indian, Irish and Japanese flutes, guitar, hand pan and singing. 

Since the age of 14 I’ve been performing with bands around Europe, playing and exploring many styles and genres including Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Folk and World music. I have had the honour and privilege to work alongside world class musicians such as Pee Wee Ellis, Dennis Rollins, Vin Gordon, James Morton, Celestine Gordon, Ayla Schaeffer,  Susie Ro, Asher McArthy, DB Clifford, William Cartwright, John Cartwright, Jaki Whitren, Joby Baker, Adrian Freedman, Alix Thorpe, Michael Stanton, Avalon Roots, Nick Manassah, King Artisan, Kennedy Chinyere, Vijay Krsna and Saraswati, and many more. 

As well as making music, a lot of my focus is now directed toward studying music and rhythm therapy, combining everything I have learned to offer sound in more diverse and intricate ways.

“Would definitely recommend the Kundalini yoga sound and cacao ceremony. Such a beautiful and tranquillizing experience. The facilitators/ yogi's are super caring and helpful :)”

“I had such a wonderful time at the kundalini yoga / sound / cacao ceremony! The yoga was just the right amount of challenging, the instruction was fabulous and I especially enjoyed the EPIC sound bath. Thank you ladies for facilitating such a brilliant experience, and thank you for hosting, Psychedelic fam!”

“Such a beautiful event. I loved the mix of breathing, yoga, chanting and ceremony.”



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