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These are some of the successful events we have completed recently:

September

14th, 7-0pm – "Cynus Cafe" and Aurora Gathering, The County Hotel, Hexham

A sense of Community is more and more necessary as we move through uncertain times. The Cygnus Café opens July 13th and every 2nd Thursday of the month at The County Hotel, Priestpopple, Hexham from 7 to 9 pm.

Come and share your wisdom, insight, and experience, with others, in these informal gatherings. No booking necessary, it’s free, just turn up at 7pm and buy one drink /coffee at the bar.

9th, 2-4.30pm – Hummingbird Gatherings for Harmony and Enrichment, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

An opportunity for sharing and exploring more in-depth drumming and journeying, gentle Peruvian energy work to connect us with the Pacha Mama, our Voices and Mother Drum. A regular gathering every 6-8 weeks or so at the Sound Lodge for people who want to connect, journey, sing, grow and evolve together. 

Cost £15

6th, 7-8.30pm – Gong, Colour and Silence in Nature, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

To all Full Moon enthusiasts!

September 6th FULL MOON Gong, Colour and Silence in Nature at The Sound Lodge, Hexham 7-8.30pm

Our next popular Gong Bath and Silence in Nature will be at the powerful time of the Full Moon on September 6th to help us tune into the abundance and joy of life.

Come and explore the power of Colour and Sound meditation, experience the Sound Bath using the sounds of the Gongs and elements of nature to balance and empower your energy field.

Many people claim these meditations, which are brimming with healing sound waves and resonance, create powerful shifts that help their lives change in numerous positive ways.

Please book your ticket in advance to avoid any confusion! £10 per ticket.

August

10th, 7-9pm – "Cynus Cafe" and Aurora Gathering, The County Hotel, Hexham

A sense of Community is more and more necessary as we move through uncertain times. The Cygnus Café opens July 13th and every 2nd Thursday of the month at The County Hotel, Priestpopple, Hexham from 7 to 9 pm.

Come and share your wisdom, insight, and experience, with others, in these informal gatherings. No booking necessary, it’s free, just turn up at 7pm and buy one drink /coffee at the bar.

July

22nd July - 16th December, 2-4pm – "Walks with Horses" Shamanic Drumming , Core Music Hexham

This Healing Drum Circle is very much about sending a heartbeat into the Community and people coming together and sharing the Sacred and Healing Power of Drumming.

We started the intent to "weave" a web of light on our Introduction to Shamanism event and the Healing Drum is a vital contribution to the collective song of light, love, peace and harmony we are weaving within and throughout our Community and Mother Earth.

Shamanic Practitioner Gwen Brown and I will be offering these sessions monthly at Core Music in Hexham on Saturdays 22nd July, 26th August, 23rd September, 21st October, 18th November and 16th December 2017. Cost £5 per session pay on door.

13th, 7-9pm – "Cynus Cafe" and Aurora Gathering, The County Hotel, Hexham

A sense of Community is more and more necessary as we move through uncertain times. The Cygnus Café opens July 13th and every 2nd Thursday of the month at The County Hotel, Priestpopple, Hexham from 7 to 9 pm.

Come and share your wisdom, insight, and experience, with others, in these informal gatherings. No booking necessary, it’s free, just turn up and buy one drink /coffee at the bar.

12th, 7-8.30pm – Gong Bath and Silence, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Our popular Gong Bath and Silence in Nature evening. Booking required Cost £10.

June

24th, 2-4pm – Summer Solstice Shamanic Drumming, Core Music Hexham

Some beautiful Shamanic Drumming for the Summer Solstice with Gwen. Booking required.Cost £5

7th, 7-8.30pm – Gong and Silence Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

The Gong is believed to produce the Universal sound of Om and creates a vast "ocean of sound" to still the mind, soothe the spirit and resonate the chakras. The rejuvenating sound waves in this popular meditative experience are healing, harmonising and energising. Cost £10

After the sound and resonance we observe silence for a while as part of the meditation. Booking required

May

11th, 7-8.30pm – "Full Moon" Gong and Silence Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

The gong is believed to produce the universal sound of Om and creates a vast “ocean of sound” to still the mind, soothe the spirit and resonate the chakras. The rejuvenating sound waves in this meditative experience are healing, harmonising and energising. Booking required, Cost £10.

April

29th, 2-4pm. Cost £5 – Healing Drum Circle. , Core Music, Hexham

This Healing Drum Circle is very much about sending a heartbeat into the Community and people coming together and sharing the Sacred and Healing Power of Drumming.

We started the intent to "weave" a web of light on our Introduction to Shamanism event last month and the Healing Drum is a vital contribution to the collective song of light, love, peace and harmony we are weaving within and throughout our Community and Mother Earth.

Shamanic Practitioner Gwen Brown will be offering these sessions monthly at Core Music in Hexham over the Summer, starting with a taster session on Saturday 29th April 2-4pm, cost £5 per person payable on the day. Followed by a series of three (£15 paid in advance) on 27th May, 24th June and 29th July.

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If you are interested to come along, please contact Gwen direct either by email gwen.a.brown@btinternet.com or mobile 07875742570. Thank you.

March

25th, 7-pm-9pm – Spring Equinox "Rising Up" Sound Meditation and Celebration, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and connect with the rising energy of Spring to energise and balance your whole being after the long Winter. A joyful exploration and sound meditation with Voice, Drumming, Gongs and Tibetan Bowls followed by Ceremony around the bonfire with a hint of Spring magic!

Booking required. Cost £20

18th, 10am-4pm – INTRODUCTION TO SHAMANISM. THE EAGLE MEETS THE CONDOR, The Vault, Hexham

THE EAGLE: We will learn, in a safe environment, to smudge, call the Spirits of all the directions, how to walk with awareness and, to the beat of the drum, journey to the Lower World to find a Guardian Spirit (Power Animal). Then, after a Medicine Walk, soar to the Upper World through the clouds to find a teacher to guide us through the Spirit World.

THE CONDOR: Using simple energetic passes and Peruvian teaching, we will learn in a meditative way how to connect with the Salka energy of the Cosmos and the Pacha Mama; how to connect with the elements and how to shift and transform personal energy, so that we can become more light filled, creative and expressive.

What we will experience: As we work on our individual personal level we will also contribute in gathering more light on the collective level. We will be doing different types of energy work along with drumming, rattling, voice and sound and some very simple movement. Our chosen venue at The Vault is an underground cavern feeling "womb-like" and very much in line with Mother Earth and a new start. This work is also about taking "new seeds" into the community and we will be working with ceremonial blue corn as part of this.

How to Book and what to bring: Please bring your own drum and rattle if you have one, blindfold, cushion, blanket and something to lie on. Also wet weather gear as some time may be spent outside as part of the journeying. Teas and biscuits will be available but please bring your own packed lunch and snacks as it can be hungry work! Places will be limited to 12 participants and a deposit of £30 is required to secure a place (non refundable). To book your place please email Johanna on johanna@soundtouchforlife.com or phone 01434 606159.

Walk in Beauty Always, In Gratitude,

Some concessions available on request

February

14th, 12-1.30pm FREE drop-in event – Sound Lounge for Sonic Valentine, Queen's Hall, Hexham

We will be linking with the 15th Annual World Sound Healing Day in our Sound Lounge at the Queen's Hall Hexham. The Sound Lounge is a dedicated space to explore the senses through sound and vibration of the continuous resonant soundbath of Gongs, Tibetan Bowls and Vocal Harmonics. Our collective intentional sound resonates our love and appreciation to Gaia, to our friends and our global family.There will be plenty of opportunity to sound forth the "AH" created and projected with the energy of compassion and love, sending a Sonic Valentine to Gaia, our Mother Earth as part of our united effort and contribution from Hexham. We may even raise the roof!

If you can't join us in person at this event but would like to take part please go to templeofsacredsound.org to enhance the vibratory effect as we sound together for Global Harmonization, planetary peace and healing.

January

28th, 3-5pm – "New Year, New Beginnings." Exploration Of Healing Sound and Voice.Part 2, Core Music, Hexham

The second part of our joyful exploration of our innate healing voice to energise the New Year! Run over two sessions, we will be using various uplifting vocal techniques with some gentle movement to restore balance and harmony. Mantras and chakra toning accompanied by Shruti to help "carry" the voice and Monochord to create a relaxing peaceful intention to help us on our exploration.

Cost £20 per session or £35 for the two, as it is recommended to come to both days if you can for maximum benefit. Booking required.

14th, 3-5pm – "New Year, New Beginnings". Exploration Of Healing Sound and Voice.Part 1, Core Music, Hexham

The first in a two part joyful exploration of our innate healing voice to energise the New Year! Run over two sessions, we will be using various uplifting vocal techniques with some gentle movement to restore balance and harmony. Mantras and chakra toning accompanied by Shruti to help "carry" the voice and Monochord to create a relaxing peaceful intention to help us on our exploration.

Cost £20 per session or £35 for the two, it is recommended to come to both days if you can for maximum benefit. Booking required.

•  2016
December

17th – Winter Solstice "Going Within", The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Preparing for the Winter Solstice in a sacred place to "go within" using sacred sound of Voice and Gongs,and both Crystal and Tibetan bowls.

Nurturing sound helps us weather the storms in our lives, to release unwanted burdens and baggage, and to make room for kinder more nurturing energies; allowing ourselves to become peaceful, calm, more loving to ourselves and each other.

Weather permitting we will have a Fire Ceremony around the bonfire with drumming to honour the coming of this special time of year, followed by chat and mince-pies to round off the evening! Cost £20.

October

29th, 2-4pm – Exploration Of Healing Voice., The Sound Lodge, Hexham

A joyful and empowering exploration of our innate Healing Voice to resonate the chakras using toning and mantras. A vocal meditation where chanting with a clear focus helps awaken the "witness" consciousness, the capacity to listen and see without judgement.

Booking required. Cost £15

15th, 7-9pm – "Drawing Down the Moon" Sound and Guided Meditation for Connection and Balance, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

The full moon is honoured in many traditions worldwide. In a simple ritual for "drawing down the moon" we will fill ourselves with her light and with the essence of the divine feminine, creating a Sacred space for Connection and Balance. Co-facilitated with Carolan Evans of Life Flow. Booking required, cost £15.

September

21st, 7-9pm – Balancing Sound Meditation for the Autumn Equinox, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

This is a relaxed space for people to come together to explore the senses and experience resonance and stillness with the balancing energies of the Equinox. Accompanied by Gongs, Crystal Singing Bowl, Vocal Mantras and Drum

Linking with UN International Day of Peace, our Autumn Equinox Harmonies with Gongs, Voice, Mantras and Silence offers an opportunity to contribute your own sound for Peace. Booking required, cost £15.

7th, 7-8.30pm – Gong Bath and Silence Meditation (no voice), The Sound Lodge, Hexham

The gong is believed to produce the universal sound of Om and creates a vast “ocean of sound” to still the mind, soothe the spirit and resonate the chakras. The rejuvenating sound waves in this meditative experience are healing, harmonising and energising. Booking required, cost £10.

July

20th, 7-8.30pm – Gong Bath and Silence Meditation (no voice), The Sound Lodge, Hexham

The gong is believed to produce the universal sound of Om and creates a vast “ocean of sound” to still the mind, soothe the spirit and resonate the chakras. The rejuvenating sound waves in this meditative experience are healing, harmonising and energising. Booking required, cost £10.

16th, 2-4pm – Exploration of Healing Voice, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

A joyful exploration of our innate Healing Voice to resonate the chakras using toning and mantras. Booking required, cost £15

June

18th, 7-9.30pm – Summer Solstice Meditation and Celebration, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Celebrating the Summer Solstice Sound Meditation with, (weather permitting!) Bonfire, Ceremony for the Earth accompanied with Voice, Gong, Crystal Singing Bowl, Monochord and Drum and maybe even spontaneous dance! Booking required, cost £20

Booking essential 3 days before an event. Thank you.

1st, 7-8.30pm – Gong and Silence Meditation (no voice), The Sound Lodge, Hexham

The Gong is believed to produce the universal sound of Om and creates a vast “ocean of sound” to still the mind, sooth the spirit and resonate the chakras. the rejuvenating sound waves in this meditative experience are healing, harmonising and energising. Cost £10, booking required.

May

14th, 2-4pm – Harmonising with Nature with Voice, Sound and Colour, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

A creative meditative space to help us connect with the beautiful energy of Spring using Voice, Sound and colour. "Thanks for a great time the other week. It was amazing" says a previous happy participant!

Cost £15, booking required.

April

27th, 7-8.30pm – Gong bath and Silence Meditation (no voice), The Sound Lodge, Hexham

The emphasis of this meditation is to experience the contrast of the Sound and vibration to encourage Silence and Stillness within. Very popular!

Cost £10 Booking required.

16th – Harmonising with Nature with Voice Sound and Colour, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Sat 16th April 2-4pm: Harmonising with Nature Peruvian Style with Voice, Sound and Colour. A creative meditative space to help us connect with the vibrant energy of Spring and the Healing Power of Nature. At the Sound Lodge, Hexham, £15 booking required

March

31st, 6.30-8pm – Gong and Silence Meditation (No Voice), The Sound Lodge, Hexham

The Gong is believed to produce the universal sound of Om and creates a vast “Ocean of Sound” to still the mind, soothe the spirit and resonate the chakras. The rejuvenating sound waves in this meditative experience are healing, harmonising and energising.

Cost £10. Booking required

12th, 2-4pm – Exploration of Healing Voice, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

A joyful exploration of our innate Healing Voice to resonate the chakras, clear the energy field and harmonise with ourselves and Nature, including toning, mantras and healing stones.

Cost £15 Booking required

February

24th, 6.30-8pm – Gong and Silence Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Cost £10. Booking required

13th, 2-3.30pm – World Sound Healing Day/SONIC VALENTINE, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Sound Lounge - a space to come and explore the senses through intentional sound and vibration to create a sonic Valentine of Peace for Gaia.

Please note: This is a free "drop-in" event but to allow yourself intentional "time out" so that you can bathe longer in the sound and vibration is beneficial and highly recommended!

6th, 2-4pm – Harmonising with Nature Peruvian Style with Sound and Colour, The Sound Lodge,

A creative meditative space to harmonise and balance your whole Being using Peruvian "energy passes" to transform personal energy, accompanied with Sound and Colour to help you get out of your "head" and into your "heart". The focus on breathing, of sound and silence and being in Nature allow us to develop a deeper relationship with our true or authentic self as well as everything around us. We will be accompanied by a Soundbath of resonant Planetary Gongs of the Earth, Sun and Moon, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Shamanic Drum, Vocal Toning and Tama-Do Rainbow Colour Silks Meditation to help us on this meditative journey as we prepare and connect with the beautiful energy of Imbolc.

Cost £20

•  2015
December

18th, 7-9pm – Winter Solstice Celebration, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and relax and reflect on this special time of year in a joyful celebration of the Winter Solstice and the return of the Light with Voice, Gongs and Ceremony for the Earth. Drumming around the Bonfire followed by a mincepie or two to round off the evening.

Cost £20. Please note the booking deadline is 3 days before the event.

5th, 2-4pm – Exploration of Healing Voice, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

A joyful exploration of our innate Healing Voice to resonate the chakras, clear the energy field and harmonise with ourselves and Nature, including toning, mantras and healing stones.

Please confirm your booking by three days before the event. Cost £15

November

25th, 6.30-8pm – Evening Full Moon "Gong Bath" Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

The principle sound and vibration in each SoundTouch Gong Bath is provided by Planetary Gongs of the Earth 432hz, the Sun and the Moon to resonate your Whole Being. The Harmonic Sound of the Cosmos is 432hz and the Gong is said to produce the Universal Sound of Om and creates a "vast ocean of sound" to still the mind, soothe the spirit and resonate the chakras. The rejuvenating sound waves in this meditative experience are healing, harmonising and energising - Healing through Sound.

The number 432 is also reflected in ratios of the Sun, Earth and Moon, as well as the precession of the equinoxes, the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Stonehenge, and many other sacred sites.

Cost £10. Please note booking deadline is 3 days before the event.

8th, 3pm-4.30pm – Sound Lounge, Hexham Abbey

The North Transept at Hexham Abbey is the location for our Sound for Peace contribution as part of Hexham's Festival of Remembrance - I will be creating a “Sound Lounge for Peace” performing with the continuous resonant sounds of Gongs, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Flute and Vocal Harmonics. This will be a space for visitors to explore the senses and experience profound resonance, with an opportunity to participate with their own intentional Sound for Peace. Free drop-in event.

October

17th, 7-8.30pm – Evening Meditation with the Cosmos - 432hz "Gong Bath" , The Sound Lodge, Hexham

The principle sound and vibration in each SoundTouch Gong Bath is provided by Planetary Gongs of the Earth 432hz, the Sun and the Moon to resonate your Whole Being. The Harmonic Sound of the Cosmos is 432hz and the Gong is said to produce the Universal Sound of Om and creates a "vast ocean of sound" to still the mind, soothe the spirit and resonate the chakras. The rejuvenating sound waves in this meditative experience are healing, harmonising and energising - Healing through Sound.

The number 432 is also reflected in ratios of the Sun, Earth and Moon, as well as the precession of the equinoxes, the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Stonehenge, and many other sacred sites.

Cost £10. Please note the booking deadline is 3 days before the event. Thank you.

10th, 2-4pm – Exploration of Healing Voice, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Exploring the Healing Voice with Toning, Mantras and Sounds of the Chakras. Cost £15

September

2nd, 7-8.30pm – Meditation with the Cosmos - 432hz "Gong Bath" Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

The principle sound and vibration in each SoundTouch Gong Bath is provided by Planetary Gongs of the Earth 432hz, the Sun and the Moon to resonate your Whole Being. The Harmonic Sound of the Cosmos is 432hz and the Gong is said to produce the Universal Sound of Om and creates a "vast ocean of sound" to still the mind, soothe the spirit and resonate the chakras. The rejuvenating sound waves in this meditative experience are healing, harmonising and energising - Healing through Sound.

The number 432 is also reflected in ratios of the Sun, Earth and Moon, as well as the precession of the equinoxes, the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Stonehenge, and many other sacred sites.

Cost £10. Booking essential.

Please note booking deadline is 3 days before our events. This is due to the organic nature of these events and the location where, literally, we have to chop wood to heat the Sound Lodge and mow grass to prepare energetically for each event. Thank you.

June

22nd, 7.30-9.30pm – Summer Solstice Sound Meditation and Drumming for Earth Ceremony, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Drumming around the Fire and Earth Ceremony to celebrate the longest day followed by Sound Meditation with Voice, Gongs, Mantras and Happy Heart. Please bring your own drum if you have one.

Cost £20

May

27th, 7-9pm – Evening Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and relax and energise at our popular Evening Sound Meditation with Voice, Gongs and Mantras. £15

23rd, 2-4pm – Sacred Drumming and Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

By popular request another opportunity to come along and Drum in a Sacred and Joyful way, followed by Sound Meditation of Voice and Gongs. £15.

16th, 10.30am-5.30pm – ENERGY ALCHEMY WORKSHOP with MEG BEELER from the USA, at the Sound Lodge, Hexham, Northumberland

This Energy Alchemy workshop introduces you to earth and nature-based practices for releasing what does not serve you and filling with the boundless energy that surrounds you. Energy Alchemy is based on an ancient, life-changing premise: you can work with your energy - not just your mind and emotions - to shift your experience of and engagement with the world. You will come away with an expanded heart and ways to find energetic solutions to whatever challenges you face.

You will learn to use simple practices to release dense and “heavy” perceptions, gather in the “light,” enliven your connection with the natural world, and transform your energy and awareness on a daily basis. The practices will help you connect daily with your wild, undomesticated energy - called Salk’a in the Andes, the path taught by Don Américo Yabar. You will connect with the vibrating, alive energy all around you - renewing your spirit, opening your heart, and lifting your energy.

We will also create a community offering - based on an ancient Andean form called despacho - to move and shift both your energy and that of the planet. You will see how to weave your intent, reciprocity, and the filaments that connect us all into a form you can use again and again.

Creating a more positive, joyful, light-filled world becomes much easier when you incorporate Energy Alchemy into your life. When you shift your energy to support your vision, your intent affects all that lives!

MEG BEELER is an Energy Alchemy expert and shamanic practitioner from Northern California. She is the author of the forthcoming "Living in the Heart of the Universe: Expanding Your Relationship with Earth and the Cosmos". Meg has been exploring the Andean cosmovision for twenty years, translating ancient indigenous wisdom into experiential, earth- and nature-based practices for moving your energy and deepening your connection with everything alive. A transformation mentor, she helps you reconnect with your love, vision, and power; she guides you into finding your lightness of being. She is the founder of www.earthcaretakers.net

Cost £60. Booking and deposit required.

15th, 6.30pm-9.30pm – DREAMING DESPACHO with MEG BEELER from the USA, at the Sound Lodge, Hexham, Northumberland

Join us in creating a Dreaming Despacho.

Add your dreams - for the earth and your own path - to help them manifest...

We will feed the power of the despacho with our personal and collective intent, receive its sweet blessing, and offer it to the fire, sending our dreams and prayers out to the cosmos in the smoke of transmutation.

A ceremony is a way of bridging, and making connection outside of our small groups, our small worlds. Ceremony lets us experience the power of focused energy, the power of group, and the joy of shared intent.

This contemporary despacho will follow traditional Andean form, ingredients, and intent, and Eagle-of-the-North practices for group engagement, connection, and focus. No prior experience necessary (and if you have it, bring it!). Creating this ceremony in reciprocity is a wonderful way of focusing intent, giving back to the Earth and spirits, and being together. And in gifting our dreaming, we align with a different story, shift our perceptions, and help create the world we want to live in.To prepare: Try using the phrase "I see a world...full of harmony" (for example) as you decide which dreams you want to bring to the offering. Reflect also on your three power centers of belly, heart, and third eye, and how they might relate to your dreams and intent.

Bring: two small burnable objects that symbolize your dreams for the earth and yourself, and one ribbon about 12 inches long, representing your path into the future; and water

MEG BEELER is an Energy Alchemy expert and shamanic practitioner from Northern California. She is the author of the forthcoming "Living in the Heart of the Universe: Expanding Your Relationship with Earth and the Cosmos". Meg has been exploring the Andean cosmovision for twenty years, translating ancient indigenous wisdom into experiential, earth- and nature-based practices for moving your energy and deepening your connection with everything alive. A transformation mentor, she helps you reconnect with your love, vision, and power; she guides you into finding your lightness of being. She is the founder of www.earthcaretakers.net

Cost £30 Booking and deposit required (half of which will be donated to a local environmental project).

April

22nd, 7-9pm – Sound Meditation for Earth Day , The Sound Lodge, Hexham

An extra special focus for this evening meditation with Voice, Gongs and Mantras and Earth Drum.

Cost £15

18th, 2-4pm – Afternoon Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and rejuvenate yourself in the tranquility and resonance of Planetary Gongs, Tibetan Bowls and Voice. Cost £15

March

28th, 2-4pm – Sacred Drumming and Dreaming Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and drum into being a human web of light and love that contributes to the new dream of the Earth. Engage your senses and be that finely tuned instrument that sings the song of light, love, peace and harmony within and throughout Mother Earth.

Johanna is accompanied by Shamanic Practitioner Gwen Brown

Cost £15

20th, 7-9pm – Spring Equinox Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and connect with the revitalising energy of Spring in our popular Sound Meditation to honour the special time of year and reflect with Voice, Gong , Tibetan Bowls and Mantras.

Cost £15

February

14th, 10.30am-12.30pm – World Sound for Peace Day, Queen's Hall Arts Centre

Sound Lounge - a space to come and explore the senses through intentional sound and vibration to create a sonic Valentine of Peace for Gaia

Free "drop-in"event.

January

31st, 7-9pm – Connecting to the Stars Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

"Connecting with the Stars" Sound Meditation to celebrate Imbolc with Voice and Gongs. An open hearted connection to help us reflect and feel a deeper sense of joy and inner peace.

Cost £15

10th, 2-4pm – Sacred Drumming for the New Year, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Sacred Drumming to welcome in the New Year followed by Sound Meditation.

Cost £15

•  2014
December

20th, 7-9pm – Winter Solstice Celebration, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and relax and reflect on this special time of year in a joyful celebration of the Winter Solstice with Voice, Gongs and Harmonics around the Bonfire.

Cost £20 to include a mincepie or two!

November

22nd, 2-4pm – Afternoon Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Exploring Sacred Drumming as an introduction and warm up to our popular Sound Meditation with Voice, Gongs and Mantras.

Cost £15

12th, 7-9pm – Evening Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and sit by the fire, reflect and meditate with Voice and Gongs and Mantras

Cost £15.

October

31st, 7-9pm – Evening Sound Meditation for Samain, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come to relax and explore this special time of year marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of Winter with Voice, Gongs, Mantras and Poetry.

Cost £15

18th, 2-4pm – Introduction to Colour Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Each Colour has a Spiritual Quality which can illuminate us on our life journey. Colour can be used for meditation and chakra and subtle field balancing. Come and explore how it works for you.

Cost £15

September

26th - 28th, Friday Evening Sound Meditation – Northern Tantra Festival , Burnlaw, Whitfield

Voice and Gongs, Drum and Shruti to Harmonise and Balance as part of the Northern Tantra Festival.

24th, 7-9pm – Evening Sound Meditation for the Autumn Equinox, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

A Celebration of Gratitude with Sacred Drumming, Chanting and Gong Bath. Cost £15

21st, The whole event runs from 12pm-8pm – World Peace Day, The Sage Gateshead

12pm-1pm "Sound Lounge" The Sound Lounge creates Intentional Sound For Peace to resonate love and gratitude. The SoundTouch "Sound Lounge" is a space to explore the senses through sound and vibration of the continuous resonant soundbath of Gongs, Tibetan Bowls, Cello and Vocal Harmonics and offers everyone an opportunity to contribute their own Sound For Peace if they wish.

3pm-3.45pm at St Mary's Church (beside The Sage) we will be providing a Healing Sound Meditation

July

26th, 7-9pm – New Moon Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Harmonising Sound Meditation with Voice, Gongs and Mantras

Cost £15

12th, 7-9pm – "Blessing Moon" Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

An evening of sacred sound with Gongs, Tibetan Bowls etc working with the energy and creativity of the Full "Blessing Moon". Cost £15

June

21st, 7-8.30pm – Celebrating the Summer Solstice, Burnlaw, Whitfield

Celebrating the joy of the Summer Solstice with Sacred Sound of Voice, Gongs and Tibetan Singing Bowls and Silence as part of A Place To Be Festival.

Booking through www.aptb.org.uk

18th, 7-9pm – Evening Sound Meditation for the Solstice, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and meditate with the energy and spirit of the Summer Solstice with Voice, Gongs, Tibetan Bowls and Mantras.

7th, 2-4pm – Afternoon Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Afternoon Sound Meditation with Voice, Gongs and Mantras. Cost £15

May

25th, 10am-4pm – "Salka Flow" Sound, Silence and Salka Workshop, The Meditation Centre Dent, Cumbria. LA10 5QR

An experiential workshop exploring our individual connectedness with each other and the Cosmos and also our part in the greater song of the universe.

We will utilise the harmonic vibrations of Planetary Gongs , Tibetan Bowls and our own unique sound to create an energetic flow of sound and silence. From the tradition of Tama-Do we will experience the vibrance of colour and from the Peruvian Andes a series energetic passes that explore our Salka energy and our connections to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth), Father Sun, Mother Moon and the Estrellas (the Stars).

This is not a workshop about techniques more a joyous and playful rediscovery of our place in the life flow of the Cosmos.

Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a notebook, water and Rattle. (Optional)

"Salka" a Quechua word (the language of the Andes) for "undomesticated energy". Salka is like a wind that blows from beyond, bringing us into contact with the great mystery and beauty of existence.

For more details and booking please contact the Meditation Centre Dent . 07582 017396

Cost £55

10th, 10am-4pm – Mindfulness and Sound Meditation, Newton and Bywell Community Hall, Nr Corbridge


This is an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being guided through a day of mindfulness combined with sound meditation in a comfortable and well-equipped retreat facility overlooking the beautiful Tyne Valley. The day includes a range of guided practices, including sitting, movement, walking and sound; with the choice of developing your own self guided practice in some sections of the programme.

Sound Meditation helps us to get out of our head and connect with our heart and facilitates a deep silence within enhancing Mindfulness practice. We will utilise the harmonic vibrations of Planetary Gongs , Tibetan and Crustal Bowls and our own unique sound to create an energetic flow of sound and silence. The focus on breathing, of sound and silence and connecting with Nature offer us the opportunity for a joyous and playful rediscovery of our authentic self and our place in the life flow of the Universe.

Facilitator: Gary Heads & Johanna Sheehan

Cost £45

Booking through www.livingmindfully.co.uk

7th, 7-9pm – Evening Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Relax and meditate to the sound and silence of harmonising in Nature with Voice, Planetary Gongs, Tibetan Bowls and other instruments.

Cost £15.00

April

2nd, 7-9pm – Evening Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Spring time hails the return of our popular evening sound meditations!

Come along and reflect and harmonise with Voice, Gongs, Singing Bowls and Silence.

Cost £15

March

22nd, 2-4.30pm – Meditation for the Spring Equinox, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and celebrate the arrival of Spring with sacred sound of Voice, Gongs, Singing Bowls and Drum and Ceremony for the Earth around the Bonfire. Cost £20

5th - 19th, 7.30-9pm – "It's Not Singing" Voice Workshops, Core music, Hexham

A fun and relaxing approach to getting more confident with the voice using mantras, toning and chanting and accompanied by Shruti and Sining Bowls.

Over 3 consecutive weeks 5th/12th/19th March £10 per session or £25 for all three.

February

14th, Drop in between 12-2pm – WORLD SOUND FOR PEACE DAY, The Queen's Hall, Hexham

WORLD SOUND FOR PEACE DAY

Intentional sound to resonate our love and appreciation to Gaia, to our friends and our global family.

SoundTouch is creating a "Sound Lounge": a space to explore the senses through sound and vibration of the continuous resonant sound bath of Gongs, Tibetan bowls, Cello and Vocal Harmonics. Feel free to make your own sound for peace. Drop in anytime between 12pm and 2pm on Friday 14th February.

Free Event

January

25th, 2-4pm – Sound and Colour Meditation for the New Year, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

A slightly early meditation to celebrate Imbolc. Sacred Sound in a Sacred place to meet and “go-within” to honour and reflect the New Year using sacred sound of Voice and Planetary Gongs of Sun, Moon and Earth, Crystal and Tibetan Bowls and the colour for Winter Meditation. Cost £15.

•  2013
December

21st, 7-9pm – Winter Solstice Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Sound Lodge – a sacred place to meet and go within to celebrate this special time of the Winter Solstice using sacred sound of Voice and Gongs, Drums,Crystal and Tibetan bowls, and a hint of Cello.

Give yourself the time to join us and reflect for this Winter Solstice. Drumming around the Bonfire with mince pies and open heart to round off the evening.

Cost £20

September

28th, 2-4.30pm – Sound Meditation for the Autumn Equinox, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and reflect and harmonise with voice, Gongs, mantras and drums and celebrate this special time of the Autumn Equinox around the Fire. Cost £20.

11th, 7-9pm – Evening Sound for Peace Meditation to commemorate 9/11, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Evening Sound for Peace Meditation to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. Reflect and harmonise and all proceeds to Maternity Clinic in Eastern Tibet. Cost £15

August

24th, 2-4pm – Introduction to Nurturing Sounds and Healing Colour Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

An opportunity to meditate and bathe in the beautiful healing combination of colour and sound.

Cost £15

7th, 7-9pm – Sacred Sound Meditation , The Sound Lodge, Hexham

An Evening Sound Meditation with Gongs, mantras, reflection and silence in the Sound Lodge. Cost £15

July

20th – Introduction to Nurturing Sounds and Healing Colour Meditation , The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Introduction to Nurturing Sounds and Healing Colour Meditation in the Sound Lodge Hexham.Cost £15.00

June

21st, 7-9.30pm – Summer Solstice Meditation and Celebration, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come along and joyfully celebrate the longest day with sound, silence,voice, gongs and maybe even spontaneous dance! Drumming around the fire and Fire Ceremony led by Shamanic Practitioner Gwen Brown to round off the evening. Bring your own drum if you have one.

Cost £20

May

8th, 1pm-3pm – "Sound for Jack", Old Elvett Methodist Church, Durham

A fundraising Harmonising Concert with voice, gongs and cello.

April

27th, 12.15-1.30pm – Hexham Book Festival "A Hint of Fairy Magic", The Sele, Hexham

A journey through sound and touch with a hint of fairy magic.

March

20th, 6.30-8.30pm – Harmonising Sounds for the Spring Equinox, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Harmonising Sound Meditation at the time of the Spring Equinox using Voice, Mantra, Gongs, Tibetan Bowls, Meditation and Silence.

Cost £15

February

23rd - 24th – Tama-Do Musical Spine Tuning Forks with Carrie Mitchell, Hexham

Move joyfully into Spring with half day/full day explorations of Sound Colour and Movement with Carrie Mitchell (Tama-Do’s Academy First UK Instructor) here in Hexham for the first time 23rd – 26th February. For more info: Carrie Mitchell 07814036314 or carrie@rowanholistics.co.uk The spine is the central axis of our physical body.Fabien Maman has created a powerful, yet simple technique, using tuning forks, the musical modes of the seasons & colour lights along the acupuncture points of the spine to harmonize the nervous system, chakras & subtle energy fields .Musical Spine is a profound technique for healing practitioners in search of a new cutting edge technique to be used as a stand alone treatment or in combination with their existing therapy techniques. On a physical level, Musical Spine is perfect to help relieve back pain, stress & physical trauma. It helps to regulate sleep. It harmonizes the physical body, the chakras & the Aura. On a finer level, Musical Spine helps to release physical & emotional pain caught up in cellular memories..It helps you to link with your central axis &your direction in life.

Feb 25th (Hexham) 1hr Tama Do Full Treatments available with Carrie

Feb 26th (Northumberland) Exploration of Tama-Do Sound Colour & Movement (1/2 day £45)A demonstration and experiential workshop of Fabien Maman's Tama Do Sound, Colour & Movement techniques & research.Experience Tao Yin Fa Series I, Fabien's own form of Qi Gong, which combines sound & colour with this Qi practise. TYF brings new vitality & strength helping individuals to be more effective & long lasting healing practitioners. See Fabien Maman's revolutionary cellular research which proved that acoustic sound can revitalize healthy cells as well as destroy cancer cells, shaping the landscape of sound healing as we know it today. Experience how selected sound intervals can be used to heal & harmonise different regions of the body as they link to the chakras, meridians & the organs, experience these through the specially designed Steel Tuning Forks as well as Tama-Dos Chakra & Re-alignment Sound Tubes. Students will experience that when colour is combined with sound, the healing effects are taken to a higher level. The course will culminate in experiencing the healing qualities of different sounds via the amazing Tama Do’s Harmonisation where musical instruments and elemental sounds are played around the body

14th, 6.30pm-8.30pm – World Sound Healing Day for Peace FREE EVENT, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

February 14th is the 11th annual World Sound Healing Day for Peace when people join together with intentional sound to resonate our love and appreciation to Gaia, to our friends and to our global family. We are holding a FREE EVENT here at the Sound Lodge 6.30pm-8.30pm. Booking required for ultimate comfort in the Sound Lodge.(yurt)!

January

19th, 11am-4pm – Vegetarian Cookery Class with Paul Lambeth, Hexham

Learn how to make and cook Seitan (made from whole wheat gluten, it is an ideal ingredient to use in vegetarian cooking). It enables us to make a variety of hearty, warming and satisfying dishes that give us both strength and vitality For booking or more information, please contact Paul on 01434 382833 or paullambeth@hotmail.com

Cost £40

•  2012
December

21st, 6.30pm-8.30pm – Winter Solstice Evening Meditation , The Sound Lodge, Hexham

A meaningful celebration of the Solstice with voice, gongs, stillness and silence followed by bonfire (weather permitting) and mince pies. Cost £15

12th, Drop in 1-3pm – 12.12.12 The Sound Of "OM" for Peace, Queens Hall Hexham

The Mayan calendar speaks of a new cycle of evolution and "Oneness" for Earth and Humanity on 12.12.12 There are many global sound events planned for people to unite and focus using the ancient and sacred sound of "OM".

Our “Sound Lounge” explores and uplifts the senses through sound and vibration of the continuous resonant soundbath of Gongs, Tibetan Bowls, Vocal Harmonics and the sound of “OM”. Feel free to join-in with your own sound of “Om”. FREE EVENT

http://www.queenshall.co.uk/whats-on/seasons-diary/653

1st, 2-4pm – Afternoon Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Are you feeling swept along by the flurry of falling leaves and the stress of Christmas pressures? So, how about coming to sit by the fire in the Sound Lodge and find some space and peace for you?

Saturday 1st December 2-4pm. Afternoon Sound Meditation with voice and gongs, stillness and silence. Cost £15

October

31st, 6.30-8.30pm – Evening Sound Meditation for All Hallows, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Evening Sound Meditation with voice and gongs in the Sound Lodge followed by Pumpkin soup! A meaningful and warming way to celebrate All Hallows. Cost £15.

7th, 1.30pm-5pm – Chanting and Drumming Workshop, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Chanting and Drumming Workshop

Come and explore techniques that are fun, transforming and meaningful.

We are combining “playing” the drum facilitated by Christine of “Ee By Drum” alongside a meditation in the Sound Lodge using chanting, toning and Tibetan Bowls and silence in Nature.

The aim of the afternoon workshop is to offer a medley of mediums to energise, transform, colour and shape our vital life force by creating a unique energetic synergy. Please come brightly and warmly dressed with your own Djembe and favourite percussion if you have one.

Cost £25. Booking required.

September

15th, 2-4pm – Afternoon Sound Meditation for the Equinox, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Relax and harmonise with vocal toning, mantras, Gongs, Tibetan Singing Bowls and silence to celebrate the Autumn Equinox.

Cost £15.00

August

5th, 1.30pm - 5.30pm – Still Movement Sound Silence, Hexham Community Centre

In Nature everything exists in complementary opposition. If there were no tension, there could be no relaxation, just as without cold there could be no hot. Without opposition there would be no movement, no change, no life.

Come along to this afternoon workshop and cultivate your vital life force energy through movement, exercise, visualisation, voice and sound meditation using resonant Gongs and Tibetan Bowls.

Johanna has teamed up with Shiatsu and Macrobiotic practitioner Paul Lambeth to create this unique event for you to experience stillness, cleansing, power, revitalisation, tranquility, strength, peace and resonance.

Please bring along blanket, yoga mat and cushion for your comfort.

Cost £30.00

July

11th, 6.30pm - 8.30pm – Sacred Voice, Chakra Toning and Mantras, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Sound Meditation using Sacred Voice of toning and mantras helps us to get out of our head and connect with our heart and discover our own "heart's voice". Cost £15

7th, 2pm - 4pm – Harmonising with Singing Bowls, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and harmonise and balance yourself with the healing resonance of Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Meditation with vocal toning and mantras. This is a meditative and hands-on introduction to working with these beautiful singing bowls and their healing overtones. Cost £15

June

20th, 6.30 - 8.30pm – Summer Solstice Sound Meditation , The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and harmonise and celebrate the Summer Solstice with voice, gongs, singing bowls, silence and joy. Cost £15

6th, 6.30-8.30pm – Evening Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come along and harmonise with the energy of Nature, the Universe and the sound and vibration of gongs, singing bowls and voice.. Cost £15

2nd, 1.30pm - 4pm – Harmonising with Singing Bowls Sound Meditation Workshop, Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge

Experience the healing resonance of Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Meditation to help us to get out of our head and connect with our heart. The focus on breathing, of sound and silence and being out in nature allow us to develop a relationship with our true or authentic self as well as everything around us. This is a meditative and hands-on introduction to working with these beautiful singing bowls and their healing overtones.

You will learn how to use the bowls on your body for physical relaxation and creating "sacred space" for meditation, alongide vocal toning and mantras.This is an opportunity to experience harmonising and interaction with several bowls at a time . Cost £25

May

12th, 2 - 4pm – Afternoon Sound Meditation , The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Sound Meditation helps us to get out of our head and connect with our heart

The focus on breathing, of sound and silence and being out in nature allow us to develop a relationship with our true or authentic self as well as everything around us.

Cost £15

9th, 6.30 - 8.30pm – Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Evening Sound Meditation with Gongs, Singing Bowls, voice and mantras.

Cost £15

5th, 2-4pm – Harmonising with Tibetan Singing Bowls Workshop, The Sound Lodge Hexham

Experience the healing resonance of Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Meditation to help us to get out of our head and connect with our heart. The focus on breathing, of sound and silence and being out in nature allow us to develop a relationship with our true or authentic self as well as everything around us. This is a meditative and hands-on introduction to working with these beautiful singing bowls and their healing overtones.

You will learn how to use the bowls on your body for physical relaxation and creating "sacred space" for meditation, alongide vocal toning and mantras.This is an opportunity to experience harmonising and interaction with several bowls at a time and group numbers are limited. Cost £20

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April

11th, 6.30-8.30 – Evening Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge

Come and resonate and reflect with the unfolding light and sounds of Spring. Gong Meditation helps us to get out of our head and connect with our heart.

The focus of breathing, of sound and silence and being out in nature allow us to develop a relationship with our true or authentic self as well as everything around us. Cost £15

March

24th, 2pm-4pm – Spring Equinox Afternoon Sound Meditation, Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and reflect and energise with the rising energy of the Spring Equinox Sound Meditation.

Cost 15

21st, 6.30pm-8.30pm – Spring Equinox Evening Sound Meditation, Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and reflect and energise with the fresh rising energy of Spring at this time of the Spring Equinox Sound Meditation.

Please book early to avoid disappointment as events around the time of the Winter and Summer Solstice and Spring and Autumn Equinox are very popular..

Cost £15

February

29th, 6.30-8.30pm – Evening Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Gong and voice meditation helps us to get out of our head and connect with our heart.

The focus on breathing, of sound and silence and being out in nature allow us to develop a relationship with our true or authentic self as well as everything around us. Cost £15

16th, 1-3pm – World Sound Healing Day Event, The Queen's Hall, Hexham

This is the 10th annual World Sound Healing Day for Peace when people join together in various global venues with their intentional sound to resonate our love and appreciation to Gaia, to our friends and to our global family.

On 16th February we are creating a Sound Lounge, a space to explore the senses through sound and vibration in support of the World Sound Healing Day for Peace.

Come and relax and enjoy this continous resonant soundbath and feel free to add your own vocal sound if you wish - your own sound for peace. This experience of sound and vibration will feature planetary gongs, crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls and vocal harmonics. FREE EVENT

11th, 2-4pm – Afternoon Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Gong and Voice Meditation helps us to get out of our head and connect with our heart.

The focus on breathing, of sound and silence and being out in nature allow us to develop a relationship with our true or authentic self as well as everything around us.Cost £15

January

18th, 6.30pm-8.30pm – Evening Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Evening sound meditation to focus on BEING and enabling the universe to conspire with you in all that 2012 has to offer.

Cost £15

7th, 2pm-4pm – New Year Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Afternoon sound meditation focusing on preparing for what the New Year has to bring. "Let the Universe conspire with you".

Cost £15

•  2011
November

19th, 2pm-4pm – Afternoon Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Afternoon Sound Meditation with Gongs, Tibetan Bowls and voice to still the mind and nurture the spirit sitting by the fire.

Cost £15

11th, 6pm-8pm – Remembrance Day Evening Sound Meditation, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Come and warm yourself by the fire in the Sound Lodge and relax and reflect with this special sound meditation for Remembrance Day.

Cost £15.

September

28th, 6.30pm - 8.30pm – Evening Sound Meditation with Gongs, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Relaxing "Soundbath" meditation with Gongs, Tibetan Bowls and vocal toning to still the mind, energise the body and nurture the spirit.

Cost £15

24th, 2pm - 4pm – Sound Meditation to Celebrate the Autumn Equinox, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

There is nothing more powerful than a unified group connecting through sound and celebrating this special time of the Equinox. Come and enjoy this "Soundbath" meditation to still the mind, energise the body and nurture the spirit with Gongs, Tibetan Bowls and vocal toning.

Cost. £15

2nd, 7pm - 9pm – Fundraising for Nepal Schools Aid UK, The Sound Lodge Hexham

Evening Sound Meditation with Gongs and Tibetan Bowls to still the mind, energise the body and nurture the spirit.

Refreshments available. Tickets £15 All proceeds go to Nepal Schools Aid UK

August

20th, 2 - 4pm – Afternoon Sound Meditation with Gongs, Sound Lodge Hexham

Sound Meditation helps us to get out of our head and connect with our heart. The focus on breathing, of sound and silence and being out in nature allow us to develop a relationship with our true or authentic self as well as everything around us. Cost £15

18th, 6.30pm - 9.30pm – SoundTouch and Reflecting Health, The Sound Lodge, Hexham

SoundTouch is teaming with Reflecting Health to present an evening" Wellness Walkshop" through the local fields and lanes followed by a Gong Soundbath and meditation in the Sound Lodge.

A chance to experience the delights of both sound and silence, stillness and movement and take positive steps towards a rediscovery of vibrant and harmonious health.

£35

17th, 6.30 - 8.30pm – Evening Sound Meditation with Gongs, Sound Lodge Hexham

Sound Meditation helps us to get out of our head and connect with our heart. The focus on breathing, of sound and silence and being out in nature allow us to develop a relationship with our true or authentic self as well as everything around us. Cost £15

13th, 10.30am - 1pm – Magical Gongs in the Garden, Dilston Physic Garden

An introduction to exploring Sound, Vibration, Resonance, Silence and Contemplation for harmony and balance. Soundtouch offers a unique Gong Bath Sound Meditation experience using a combination of Planetary Gongs (tuned to the frequencies of the Sun and the Moon which create an unusual atmosphere), silence and contemplation to still the mind, energise the body and nurture the spirit - An "out of this world experience" encouraging profound levels of relaxation and feelings of inner peace, wellbeing and focus. Please bring something to lie on (yoga mat) plus blanket cushion and warm clothes.

Cost £25. Booking confirmed with fee payment.

"Johanna, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Wednesday workshop at the Physic Garden, it was wonderful, I really loved the gongs and felt so pleaceful for the rest of the day"

July

21st, 6.30pm - 9pm – Sound and Stillness Meditation and Wellness "Walkshop", The Sound Lodge Hexham and surrounding fields

SoundTouch is teaming up with Reflecting Health (www.reflectinghealth.com) to present a Gong meditation followed by a Wellness "Walkshop" through the nearby fields. Experience the delights of both sound and silence and make steps towards a rediscovery of vibrant and harmonious health.

The nature of the evening and afternoon workshops (23rd July 2-4.30pm) will depend upon who attends and how we all feel at the time. Cost £30.00

16th, 2-4pm – Sacred Sound Toning and Chanting, The Sound Lodge Hexham

An opportunity to experience the sacred sound of your own voice to calm and focus the mind/body and develop self awareness and self expression.

Toning mantras and chants is a valuable practice for anyone who wishes to develop focus and control of their thoughts. Cost £15

13th, 6.30-8.30pm – Evening Sound Meditation with Gongs, Sound Lodge Hexham

Sound Meditation helps us to get out of our head and connect with our heart. The focus on breathing, of sound and silence and being out in nature allow us to develop a relationship with our true or authentic self as well as everything around us. Cost £15

9thGong Bathing for Health, Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's

Please go to www.gongfestival.co.uk for timings. Cost £3

6th, 10.30am - 1.00pm – Harmony and Balance with the Magical Sounds of Gongs in the Garden, Dilston Physic Garden

Harmony and Balance with the Magical Sounds of Gongs in the Garden

Wednesday 6th July 10.30-13.00 and Saturday 13th August 10.30-13.00

An introduction to exploring Sound, Vibration, Resonance, Silence and Contemplation for harmony and balance. Soundtouch offers a unique Gong Bath Sound Meditation experience using a combination of Planetary Gongs (tuned to the frequencies of the Sun and the Moon which create an unusual atmosphere), silence and contemplation to still the mind, energise the body and nurture the spirit - An "out of this world experience" encouraging profound levels of relaxation and feelings of inner peace, wellbeing and focus. For more details please visit website www.soundtouchforlife.com.

Please bring something to lie on (yoga mat) plus blanket cushion and warm clothes.

Cost £25. Booking confirmed with fee payment.

June

1st, 6.30-8.30pm – Evening Sound Meditation with Gongs, Sound Lodge Hexham

Sound Meditation helps us to get out of our head and connect with our heart. The focus on breathing, of sound and silence and being out in nature allow us to develop a relationship with our true or authentic self as well as everything around us. Cost £15

May

14th, 2pm - 4pm – Sound Meditation , The Sound Lodge, Hexham

Relax and resonate with a Gong and Tibetan Bowl Soundbath and meditation which helps to get out of our head and connect with our heart.

The focus on sound, vocal toning,breathing, stillness and silence and being out in nature, allow us to develop a relationship with our true or authentic self as well as everything around us.

Cost £15.00

13th, 12am - 1pm – Sacred Sound Chanting and Toning Workshop, The Sound Lodge Hexham

(Mid week Lunchtime Taster Session in association with Core Music of Hexham). An opportunity to experience the sacred sound of your own voice to calm and focus the mind/body and develop self-awareness and self-expression. Cost £8

April

23rd, 2pm-4pm – Sacred Sound Chanting and Toning Workshop, The Sound Lodge Hexham

An opportunity to experience the sacred sound of your own voice to calm and focus the mind/body and develop self awareness and self expression.

Toning mantras and chants is a valuable practice for anyone who wishes to develop focus and control of their thoughts.

Cost £15.00 at the Sound Lodge, Hexham

17th, 1pm - 5pm – Still Movement, Sound Silence, Hexham Community Centre

In Nature everything exists in complementary opposition. If there were no tension, there could be no relaxation, just as without cold there could be no hot. Without opposition there would be no movement, no change, no life.

Come along to this afternoon workshop and cultivate your vital life force energy through movement, exercise, visualisation, voice and sound meditation using resonant Planetary Gongs.

Johanna has teamed up with Shiatsu and Macrobiotic practitioner Paul Lambeth to create this unique event for you to experience stillness, cleansing, power, revitalisation, tranquility, strength, peace and resonance.

Please bring along blanket, yoga mat and cushion for your comfort.

March

20th, 2pm - 5pm – Spring Equinox Gathering, at the Sound Lodge, Hexham

Sound Lodge – a sacred place to meet and go within using sacred sound of Voice and Gongs, Drums and both Crystal and Tibetan bowls.

Nurturing sound helps us weather the storms in our lives, to release unwanted burdens and baggage, and to make room for kinder more nurturing energies; allowing ourselves to become peaceful, calm, more loving to ourselves and each other.

Come and be welcomed with open hearts and open arms.

We hope you will give yourself the time to join us for this Spring Equinox Gathering.

Please contact me for more information. Cost £20.00

In Resonance

12th, 2.pm - 4pm – Sacred Sound Chanting and Toning Workshops, at the Sound Lodge Hexham

An opportunity to experience the sacred sound of your own voice to calm and focus the mind/body and develop self awareness and self expression. Toning mantras and chants is a valuable practice for anyone who wishes to develop focus and control of their thoughts.

Cost £10.00

February

20th, 1 - 5 pm – Still Movement Sound Silence, at the Hexham Community Centre

In Nature everything exists in complementary opposition. If there were no tension, there could be no relaxation, just as without cold there could be no hot. Without opposition there would be no movement, no change, no life.

Come along to this afternoon workshop and cultivate your vital life force energy through movement, exercise, visualisation, voice and sound meditation using resonant Planetary Gongs.

Johanna has teamed up with Shiatsu and Macrobiotic practitioner Paul Lambeth to create this unique event for you to experience stillness, cleansing, power, revitalisation, tranquility, strength, peace and resonance.

14th, 12.00pm-1.20pm – World Sound for Peace Day, The Sage, Gateshead

(CLICK on the the link above: 'World Sound for Peace Day')

I am creating a Sound Lounge, a space to experience and explore the senses through sound and vibration . Come along and relax and enjoy the continous resonant soundbath and feel free to add your own vocal sound if you wish - your own sound for peace.

This experience of sound and vibration features gongs, crystal bowls, tibetan bowls and vocal harmonics and creates an opportunity to discover simple techniques to find inner calm and relaxation.

Come along (you are free to come and go as you please) and resonate with being at peace with yourself and the world through sound. The event is part of World Sound for Peace Day.

•  2010
December

19th, 2pm - 5pm – Winter Solstice Sound Lodge , Hexham

Sound Lodge – a sacred place to meet and go within using sacred sound of Voice and Gongs, Drums and both Crystal and Tibetan bowls.

Nurturing sound helps us weather the storms in our lives, to release unwanted burdens and baggage, and to make room for kinder more nurturing energies; allowing ourselves to become peaceful, calm, more loving to ourselves and each other.

Come and be welcomed with open hearts and open arms.

We hope you will give yourself the time to join us for this Winter Solstice Sound Lodge. Please contact me for more information.

In Resonance

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