|Meandering into May|
|May is a beautiful month in Devon, the hedgerows are filling with primroses, rap-seed fields of bright yellow, bluebells, wild garlic flowering, trees blooming, lighter longer evenings, nature generously offering its beauty. I’m often reminded in May with spring gradually blooming into summer, of the quote by Kahlil Gibran, best known as the author of The Prophet,“Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.”|
As I begin to plan my sessions, Sounds in the Woods, inspired by the preschool session in April, I reflect on part of chapter one of The Enchanted Life reclaiming the magic and wisdom of the Natural World by Sharon Blackie an inspiring book works as a reminder of the importance in life of connection, nature, awe and wonder.“Imagine that you are entering a small wood on a Sunday morning in late spring; you’ve come here to walk. If you brought a mobile phone with you, it is on mute: there’s a time and a place for gadgets, and your attention is on what is actually here, right now in this moment, yourself in this wood. You close your eyes and listen. Rooks chattering high up in the canopy; the warning call of a smaller bird – three sharp notes in succession. A few trees away, another bird replies. News of your arrival is spreading through the woods. The air is scented with bluebells, and you breathe in deeply.You are breathing in bluebells, you think, and you smile…. “ I for one can’t wait to breath in the bluebells at the first session in May.Re awaking awe & wonder in ourselves, connecting to nature, finding stillness and peace through Sounds.“It is in the still silence of nature where one will find true bliss.”So as nature begins to bloom, why not gift yourself some time, just for you to bloom this May. If you would like to join a Sound Meditation this month to press pause and journey to calm and stillness, another quote for you“You are as welcome as the flowers in May.”
|Events to bring April to a close|
Tuesday 25th 10am – 12 Beyond Circle & Sound with Katie Carswell. Our Connection & Community morning.
We would love to invite you to join us for coffee, tea & cake. A gentle morning meditation, reflection, connection and community.
A space to just be Booking 💚 https://katiecarswell.com/circle-and-sound/
Friday 28th 7-8pm – 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)
Sunday 30th 10-12.30pm
Circle & Sound ~ collaborating again with lovely Katie (Katie Carswell ~ Mindfulness life coach ✭ Women’s Circles, and would love to invite you to celebrate this bright and bubbly, seasonal Circle & Sound to celebrate Beltane. Let the energy of this festival, the feeling of growth and infinite possibilities, whisk you away on a journey of pure potential of all you can be and create. It’s a truly magical time of year and we cannot wait to spend it manifesting with you! £35 (limited spaces)
Brixton Community Hall, Elliotts Hill, Brixton, Plymouth PL8 2AGBooking 💚 https://katiecarswell.com/circle-and-sound/
|Deer Wood (I am so looking forward to sharing Sound Journey’s here, detail of May’s event below) wanted to share about their Bluebell Open Weekend Saturday, 29 April, and Sunday, 30 April, between 11am and 5pm. It is a landmark occasion for Deer Wood as it represents the culmination of a long-worked-for vision to be an Eco-Venue. An inclusive space of potential for all those who wish to “benefit from the reconnection and healing” that such a “serene and safe place as this natural, wild environment offers”. See link for full details. https://thedeerwoodtrust.org.uk/event/bluebell-open-weekend-deer-wood-29th-30th-april-2023/|
|Due to numerous Monday Bank Holidays in May there will be no Monday Lunchtime Lie Down at Harbour House or sessions in the evening at Modbury Therapy Centre, looking forward to resuming June, 5th.|
Friday 5th May 7- 8pm Plymouth Wellbeing Centre
Looking forward to returning to offer a Sound Journey (1st Friday monthly) this month it falls on the Full Moon. May’s is known as Flower Moon, its spiritual meaning is about love, laughter, celebration, and pleasure, the perfect time to bathe in Sound to let go of any negativity. £15
Sunday 7th May 19 – 11am Soothing Sunday Sounds 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.
Sunday 9th July – Summer Special Soothing Sunday Yin & Sound collaboration with lovely Natalie (love yoga tree) and owner of Dartmoor Reach Alpaca Farm
Tuesday 16th May – feel so privileged to be returning to offer Exploring Calm Sound Meditation for the amazing Flying Fish Artists in Barnstable, a charity providing art therapy for those experiencing or recovering from mental ill health.
|Sunday 21st 10am – 12 ~ our first session of the year with a beautiful abundance of Bluebells that carpet Deer Wood should be beautifulWelcome to nature – where you will be at one in the space, finding lasting relaxation, peace and harmony.Come and experience an outdoor Sound Journey / Gong Bath meditation in the most beautiful outdoor setting at Deer Wood, Loddiswell https://thedeerwoodtrust.orgSound Baths in the Woods will benefit the mind and body reducing stress and tension with the added benefit of being outdoors surrounded by trees and nature.On arrival, you will be welcomed with a short introduction to the wood and then we will begin a gentle, mindful walk along the main track in silence, stopping at times to tune into our senses, connect with nature, the trees, plants, insects, water, rocks to simply listen.Once we reach the Sacred Sound covered space, all set up ready for you to just lay down and settle. You will be safely held by the Earth, ready to be 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.|
Sweet treat before making our way back through the woods. 2hr sessions to Relax, Connect & Unwind in nature £38
Future datesWednesday June 14th 10-12Sunday July 30th 4.30-6.30pm Wednesday Aug 30th Full Moon 6-8pm
Tuesday 23rd 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 Booking 💚 https://katiecarswell.com/circle-and-sound/
|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. £15
Friday 26th 7-8pm – Sounds by the Sea – Torcross 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
Tuesday 30th. 7-7pm Sounds in the Gallery Harbour House, Kingsbridge £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.|
|Date for your Diary – Sunday 25th June. Looking forward to Circle & Sounds Summer Solstice Day Retreat|
|Collaborating with Katie is such a joy. Bookings now open for our Circle & Sound Summer Solstice Celebration Day Retreat. Reurning to beautiful Angel Hall, just outside Totnes for a day full of solstice energy, creativity, meditation, sounds and yumminess. We would love to you to join us for our very first Circle & Sound Day Retreat|
to celebrate the Summer Solstice and most importantly to celebrate YOU!