• Orvieto
  • Italy


Join the annual Science and Non Duality gathering (SAND) in Italy for six inspiring days with scientists, philosophers, spiritual teachers, yogis and artists, in an openhearted exploration to expand and embody our interconnectedness and further our individual and collective evolution. Our tools are many and diverse: experiential workshops, talks, conversations, meditation, yoga, movement, music, and more. We celebrate a new relationship to spirituality, free from religious dogma, inspired by timeless wisdom traditions, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in our own direct experience.

Hosted in the magnificent Castle of Titignano and surrounded by the astounding panorama of the nature of Umbria, SAND Italy promises to inspire and rejuvenate our shared exploration into the nature of reality.

During this event, Lorraine will be offering gentle but profound morning yoga classes entitled 'The Intimate Embrace of Shiva & Shakti'.

These classes are an exploration into the authentic meaning of tantra through yoga asana. The divine feminine (Shakti) and masculine (Shiva) are united through the play of consciousness and energy within each and every individual being. In our yoga practice, we can directly experience this rather than intellectually knowing it and begin to truly integrate that knowledge within the body.

Throughout the class, we discover the different levels within which the yogis call the five sheaths or pancha maya kosa. Through conscious enquiry, we can create new pathways of connection to the more subtle layers that can often be missed. In this subtlety lies our depth of wisdom and blissfulness which we are constantly searching for in all the wrong places. 

And at the same time, we look honestly at all other levels, not denying anything that arises in the way of difficult sensations, feelings, emotions or thoughts but simply meeting them, fully feeling them and therefore understanding the nature of them.

What arises is a greater intimacy and empathy of the totality of who we are and the understanding that Shiva & Shakti lie within, and are ultimately One.  

Mystical poetry and verses of the ancient text Vijnana Bhairava Tantra are read throughout to inspire and guide us deeper.

Address: Titignano Castle, Titignano 7, 05010 Orvieto, Italy.

For more information: https://www.scienceandnonduality.com/event/sand19-italy