Sally teaches various techniques of seated meditation, practiced in silence or with a mantra, that can be maintained daily as sadhana (lit. “that which gives support to peace”). Most practices last somewhere between 10 - 30 minutes and can be done any time during the day, wherever and whenever it suits your schedule and lifestyle.
During a private meditation session or group course, you will first be given instructions in the technique while both you and Sally have your eyes closed. Then you will open your eyes, stretch your legs, and review the instructions with eyes open and plenty of time for questions.
In her teaching, Sally includes practical guidelines and suggestions to help maintain a daily practice.
Sally asks her students to go home and practice on their own. You are welcome to record your session so that you can meditate along with Sally’s voice if you choose.
Sally will introduce the more complex mantra work (use of sacred sanskrit sounds), once a student has demonstrated a regular seated practice with the breath (Vipassana or other style). The more complex mantra work allows the student to skillfully investigate enlightened states of consciousness, called Gods or Goddesses, and to practice holding these states within the matrix of every day living. This translates as a more active participation in daily life, with the foundation of yama and niyama, or appropriate boundaries like non-violence, non-greed, and self-study.
Sally teaches in the lineage of her teacher, Parvathi Nanda Nath Saraswati. This lineage combines Sri Vidya Tantra with Kashmir Shaivism and Buddhism. The lineage includes Amritananda Nath Sarawati of Devi Puram and goes all the way back to the great yogi Matsyendranath. This is a lineage deeply connected to Nature and worshiping the Divine Feminine.