June 2023 News

Happy Summer ~ June 2023
May has been full beautiful gatherings, including a gentle session for the wonderful Flying Fish Artist charity based in Barnstable during Mental Health Awareness Week, this years theme being Anxiety. I feel so blessed to work with so many beautiful people to share sounds, to create a safe space to release, relax deeply and let go of anxiety. Creating moments of calm, togetherness and peace. 

Other May highlights, Tiny Tones – fun children’s session, giving them the opportunity to pause on all their busyness and rest, the children’s curiosity and enthusiasm is pure joy.  

The stunning retreat booking with lovely Natalie http://yogafieldandsea.co.uk next one coming up in June.

A special mention for Sounds in the Woods, in the warmth of the sun, connecting to nature and ourselves. With the bluebells still in bloom the quote “It is in the still silence of nature where one will find true bliss.” really does sun up the experience. 

To be able to share Sound Journey’s at Deer Wood Trust is a huge honour, connecting with nature, the birds interweaving their song with the instruments, I swear the woodpecker was in sync! And when a deer bounced passed, stopped and gazed in, I was quiet overwhelmed by the beauty of it all. I am so grateful.  

As well as my offering of Sounds in the Woods
Lisa and Marc ( who live there in harmony with nature, as the custodians of Deer Wood ) along with Laura Natures art therapy — Laura Butt are now offering day retreats, which are an amalgamation of their 3 practices; Chi gong, therapy in nature and reiki journey work, if you want to further immerse yourself in the woods.   You can find out more information by following the link, Deer Wood Day Retreats – THE DEER WOOD TRUST 

Dates for my future Sounds in the Woods below. 
As we move through the year, nearly half way! Take a breathe in stillness, just as the sun will on Wednesday 21st June, Summer Solstice, the longest, lightest day of the year. The word itself springs from two Latin words: ‘Sol’ (sun) and ‘systre’ (standing still.) a reminder that stillness is needed to shine bright and to celebrate the nourishing light of the Sun and the light within each of us.The summer solstice also marks a shift in the year. After the solstice, the sun’s power starts to decrease, the days gradually shortening as we head towards the darker half of the year. Such is the humbling ebb and flow of nature. Events to bring May to a close
Thursday 25th Heartfulness Yoga & Sound A deliciously gentle yoga flow with Georgina, accompanied by the soothing sounds of Singing Bowls, Hang Pans, Gong and Native Flute.Movement & frequencies helping to bring about balance, to relieve any stresses or tension. Join us at the beautiful Village Hall in Sherford, just outside Frogmore. £15Friday 26th Sounds by the Sea Torcross Start Bay Studio ~ beautiful yoga studio, by the beach, sometimes you can even hear the waves! The perfect way to relax, unwind, let go of any stress or tension and refresh the body and mind. Sounds by the Sea Torcross £15 (limited spaces)

Tuesday 30th 7-8pm – Sounds in the Gallery 
Harbour House, Kingsbridge

Sounds in the Gallery in April was an absolute joy, not only were the acoustics wonderful but the strong vibrations felt through the heated floor, which everyone loved, really enhanced the Sound Journey experience. £15
Witnessing children press pause on their busyness and relax is an absolute joy.
Friday 2nd 7- 8pm Plymouth Wellbeing Centre
Start the month relaxed.  Looking forward to returning to offer a Sound Journey (1st Friday monthly) come an be immersed in the beautiful sounds of the Hang Drum, Gongs, Singing Bowls and Native Flute, snuggle down, relax and journey to stillness and deep rest ~ a time just for you £15 (1 space remaining – back in July))

Sunday 4th June Soothing Sunday Sounds 10-11am at Dartmoor Reach Alpaca Farm, Bovey Tracey.
A popular session in the most beautiful tranquil yoga studio set in the field of Alpacas.  Always such a joy to share sound meditation here. £15 
Weather depending some of the summer sessions maybe held outside on the new yoga / meditation deck.
Future Dates
Sunday 9th July – Summer Special Soothing Sunday Yin & Sound collaboration with lovely Natalie (love yoga tree) and owner of Dartmoor Reach Alpaca Farm (10-11.30am)
6th August 
3rd September 

🎶 Monday Monday 🎶 Great to be back after May’s numerous Bank Holiday!

Monday 5th 1- 2pm​ Kingsbridge Lunchtime Lie Down – Harbour House. An invitation to connect with deep stillness and simply be, using different world instruments known for their frequency and vibrational qualities to lead you on a sound journey to a place of relaxation.  £12 (slight increase due to room hire increase)Monday 5th Two session 
Modbury Therapy Centre
5.30- 6.30pm 
7 – 8pm 

Modbury Sound Journey / Gong Bath to connect to Stillness at Modbury Therapy Centres beautiful Yoga Barn. The perfect way to relax, unwind, let go of any stress or tension and connect to body, mind and spirit. Journey with sounds to a place of stillness, deep relaxation and rest. £15
Wednesday 14th 10am – 12  Sounds in the Woods (2spaces available) our first session of the year in May was so beautiful I feel blessed to be able to share Sound Journey’s in the tranquil setting of Deer Woods in Loddiswell. https://thedeerwoodtrust.orgYou will be safely held by the Earth, immersed in the healing sounds of Gong, Hang Drum, Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowls and Native Flute, ending with silence as we lay to absorb the nurturing energy and witness the beauty of nature in these serene surroundings.2hr sessions to Relax, Connect & Unwind in nature £38 
Future datesSunday July 30th 4.30-6.30pm Thursday Aug 17th 10am -12 (new date added)

Wednesday Aug 30th Full Moon 6-8pm 

Private group bookings available in these beautiful woods by arrangement (minimum 5 max 10)

Tuesday 20th 10am – 12 ~ Beyond Circle & Sound
Collaboration with Katie Carswell Women’s Circle & Wellness- Connection & Community is such a huge part of what we both do and something we both value hugely, we wanted to create an opportunity to deepen this for ourselves and all of you.
We would love to invite you to join us for coffee, tea  & cake, connection and community.
A space to just be. New venueBooking 💚 https://katiecarswell.com/circle-and-sound/
Sunday 25th June – 10am -4pm
Angel Hall, Bowden House, TotnesCircle & Sound
Day Retreat
to celebrate the Summer Solstice and most importantly to celebrate YOU!
This is going to be a magical day, we will start with a grounding breath work meditation to fully arrive in the space, followed by an inspiring energy talk, drawing on the wisdom of this season. There will be time for self reflection, to honour all that you are, all that you have, all you have achieved andmanifested this year so far.

As Fire is a very important part of the summer solstice celebrations we wanted to include it in our Summer Solstice Day Retreat in a beautiful way, so we are thrilled to be joined byRebecca Lucy jewellery maker to offer her Nature in Silver Clay Jewellery Workshop, you will create a beautiful keepsake piece.

For lunch you are in for a plant based, wholesome treat, we are thrilled to have Feast Kitchen preparing deli boxes with additional fruit and treats

Finally, we will close the day with a beautiful guided sound journey. 

Cost: £79 – You can find out more and book via https://katiecarswell.com/circle-and-sound/
Tuesday 27th 10am – 12 Sounds in the Gallery
Harbour House, Kingsbridge
Previous Sounds in the Gallery have been an absolute joy, not only were the acoustics wonderful but the strong vibrations felt through the heated floor, which everyone loved, really enhanced the Sound Journey experience. £15Friday 30th   7-8pm  – Sounds by the Sea– Start Bay Studio ~ Thrilled to be returning, to offer my monthly sound journey / gong bath for relaxation, at the beautiful yoga studio, by the beach, sometimes you can even hear the waves!The perfect way to relax, unwind, let go of any stress or tension and refresh the body and mind. Sounds by the Sea Torcross £15
If you would like to join a session but are experiencing financial difficulties please do get in touch. I am happy to offer reduced rates for my solo sessions, for those who need it.  

Just wanted to add, as I was recently asked, apart from Circle & Sound collaborations with Katie Carswell Women’s Circles & Well-being all other sessions are open to men too.

Date for Diary – JULY SPECIALSSunday 9th RETURNING TO THE WOODS FOR A COLLABORATION SPECIAL with Emily.Alice.Price Yoga Facilitator, Surfer, Environmentalist
SOMATICS & SOUNDS IN THE WOODS SUNDAY 9TH JULY 4-5.45PM Join Emily and I for a slow somatic flow and sound healing in the pristine natural setting of Deer Wood Forest.Submerge into soma (felt senses), reconnect to your self, bathe in the healing sounds of nature and Helen’s instruments.You will leave feeling restored and well rested. Ready to flow into the week ahead. £40pp For further info / Booking please email 
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Saturday 22nd July 10am – 12.30 Circle & Sound to celebrate Lammas – I love these ‘6 weekly’ celebrations that Katie and I create together. Following the wheel of the year (the Celtic Sabbats) tuning into each celebration and its unique energy is a wonderful way to honour the cycles of life ~ yours and natures. Join us at beautiful Dartmoor Reach Alpaca Farm – full details coming soon. 
The Alpaca’s are queuing already! 
SO Much gratitude to everyone who join sessions, collaborations and private bookings in May. To honour everyone who attends and to give something back to our beautiful earth, I started to plant trees, through www.Ecologi.com  
So thrilled that my ‘SoundForest’ is growing, 113 trees added this May  – a total of 2,244 trees now planted x Thank you x
May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently through the world and know it’s beauty all the days of your life. APACHE BLESSINGLet us look to find some stillness this June.

Warmest Wishes