Gentle Yoga is both a practice and a state of being. This evening is in the nine days of the great
festival of Maha Shavarati. Dedicated to the Goddess Durga, it celebrates each of her nine aspects.
Wednesday 2nd October is Kushmanda’s day; it is said that she created the universe through the
radiance of her smile, so tonight we will explore Gentleness as a key to our innate power and
Thalia has lived in Glastonbury since 1990. She is a Yogini, an Ardbandrui and Bard of the Druid Clan
of Dana, ‘An Clann Draoidheachta Danan’. She is also a Bard of OBOD. Interest in Druidry began in
1985 whilst studying at Falmouth School of Art. Her Druid Grove, the Avalon White Hart explores
the Avalonian dreamtime in a quest for the Aquarian Grail. She ordained in 2010 as a Priestess in the
Fellowship of Isis. Thalia is a yoga teacher and artist. Yoga became the centre of her life in 1966 at
the age of five. Initially taught by her mother, she practised Iyengar Yoga until she discovered
Satyananda Yoga in 2013. Between 2015-2017 Thalia trained to teach Yoga at The Mandala Yoga
Ashram in Wales, under the directorship of Swami Nischalananda Saraswati. She received her
spiritual name of Chitrini whilst on the course. As a teacher she uses bardic skills to share her
passion for gentle Yoga attuned to the rhythms of nature.
As we become attuned to the rhythms of nature, we may awaken to our essential nature. We are
welcomed home to ourselves. This is the aim of Thalia’s teaching in Three Hills School of Yoga and
the Grove of the Avalon White Hart.