Sound Ceremony with MY HAPPY BODY
Sound Ceremony in London, Berkshire and Bristol
My first experience at a Sound Meditation was surreal and out of this world. I don’t want to go into detail because each person’s experience is utterly unique and what happened for me will almost certainly never happen again; for me or anyone else. Such is the way of things. But needless to say it got me hooked and I wanted more. I continued attending sessions for the following months and was mystified and awed. Then one day, my teacher told me she was moving and giving up playing. She was selling her bowls and I heard the call. After talking it through with my mum, we conceded this was happening, the universe was telling me something I needed to listen to. So I bought the bowls and went to train to be a Gong Master. Five years on, the sound healing and meditation is still as mystifying to me as ever, revealing it’s secrets slowly and it is an honour to share the experience with you.
A little more…
Sound carries in it’s vibrations messages, emotions, healing and hope. Sound has been part of our story as humans since the beginning. Gathering around a fire to listen, speak, be heard; to drum, sing, to celebrate and mourn. So when folks ask me what to expect from a sound meditation I am often caught short for what to say. The journey will always be unique and intuitive, and I believe it will speak to a part of you that often gets overlooked. The part of us that know how to feel without words or explanation. The part of us that can see without our eyes. I’ve been invited to celebratios like birthdays and holistic hen parties, to retreats and moon ceremonies, yoga studios, women’s circles, schools and workplaces to share the potency of a sound ceremony. If nothing else it is an opportunity to rest and relax. But often it is so much more.
Curious? Or craving more? Follow the urge and get in touch today to start organising your next sound ceremony!
What is The Gong
It is an ancient instrument, dating back to the 6th century. It is a disk-shaped percussion instrument that when struck with a mallet, vibrates and creates a rainbow of sound. Sound has long been forgotten for its healing potency in Western culture but is now becoming recognised again for its place in complementary medicine.
When played skilfully, the rhythm soothes the nervous system and relaxes the brain. A huge spectrum of sound is created by the Gong, and as the layers of sound build, they can be felt by those in a Gong Bath. These vibrations contain profound healing potential. In this relaxed state, energetic blockages are cleared; you may find yourself involuntarily twitching as everything starts to realign to its natural and harmonious state.
What you need to know
Sound baths typically last for around 45-75 minutes. During this time you will be transported to wherever it is you need to go. For those of you looking for an alternative to meditation or relaxation, then a Gong Bath will be a wonderful experience. As the body is bathed in sound-waves, the vibrational frequencies alter your state of being in a very real and tangible way. Some find the session deeply relaxing; others find it truly moving and that it brings about harmony and peace physiologically, spiritually and mentally. Each experience is totally unique to the individual…so come try it for yourself and see. If you are pregnant and have not attended a sound meditation before, it is not advisable to attend. Some mental health conditions are contraindicative to meditation, if unsure please consult your GP or Doctor first.
What To Bring?
When joining a Sound Bath, the most important thing is that you are totally comfortable. I would advise you bring a Yoga mat or something similar to lie on, a blanket to cover yourself with, one or two pillows for under your head and knees and I suggest you wear comfortable clothing including socks for warmth and comfort. An eye bag is a nice addition, although not essential. Some people like to bring a journal to make a note of their personal experience for personal and spiritual development. You are also welcome to bring any crystals you might be working with.
Contact me about Sound Ceremonies
Flowing Friday – August 13th 6.30pm – a two hour workshop; movement followed by mini sound ceremony and tea. Knowl Hill, Berkshire – starts at £35. Email to book
UNEARTHED Retreat, West Lexham, Norfolk – September 24th-26th will include sound ceremony
Or get in touch to arrange a bespoke session.
I look forward to meeting you very soon 🙂