*UPDATE* JUNE: We are very pleased to announce that our Summer Gathering workshop programme is available to view below.

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summer gathering 2015

summer gathering 2015


A Summer celebration of Yoga, Music, Healing and Dance.

We invite you to join us for our annual summer festival. Jam packed with yoga & meditation workshops, sound baths, live music and stalls. We aim to gather people together to celebrate, learn and most importantly have fun in a spiritually charged location, within the peaceful Dorset countryside.

With only a few months to go until our magical Summer Gathering, make sure you book your accommodation before we are fully booked. We are also offering our house guests, extra meals for £10 per person. This includes lunch and supper.

See below for our accommodation rates for any 4 days/nights including breakfast. Please remember to purchase your Summer Gathering ticket along with your accommodation.

To purchase your tickets – click here: Summer Gathering Tickets 2015

To book your accommodation call us: 01202 841522


Solstice Gathering between the Worlds 19th – 21st June 2015

Solstice Gathering between the Worlds:

Celebrating Life and Being Alive 19th – 21st June 2015

Join us for a weekend of wild drumming, dance & chakra dance, shamanic journeying, sound baths & sacred solstice ceremony



Friday evening: Drumming Circle & Dance

Saturday: African drumming, free style circle, shamanic journeying, chakra drumming and dancing, sound bath

Saturday night:  Drumming, dance and fire ceremony

Sunday: Early morning solstice ceremony and drumming
in the sacred stone circle; freestyle drum circle, medicine drumming circle, voice and sound journey, sound bath.

The weekend is designed as a gathering. You can either join into everything that is on offer, or take some time out to enjoy the beautiful spaces and grounds of Gaunts House, meditate, relax, meet lovely people – and just be. The evening events and circles are designed for the whole group.



Includes accommodation  & all workshops & food  £ 205.00

Includes camping space & all workshops & food     £ 135.00

Christa & Heike facilitating the wild women’s drumming at Quest festival


The Solstice celebration weekend is facilitated and organized by

Heike Jenkins from ‘Heikesdrumshare’

Christa Mackinnon ‘SoulJourneys’

Author of:  Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice.


Guest facilitatorsinclude: Spirit of the Sound: medicine drum group, Andrew Dawson: African drumming; Teresa Matthews: chakra drumming / dancing and more

Please click into Heike’s or Christa’s website for more info and booking forms. You can also email Christa:

Dharma Festival – Wednesday 15th – 20th July 2015

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet in 1952.  He has trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters, including H.H. the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa and H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and has gone on to share his wisdom and compassion around the world.  Speaking fluent English, Rinpoche is renowned for his ability to present his profound knowledge of the Dharma in a pragmatic and accessible way for Westerners. He regularly visits the UK but this will be the first time he has taught at Gaunts House.


For more information please click this link:



Thanks to all…

A special Hello and Thank you to all those who came to our Summer Get Together last year. We very much appreciate the input from workshop leaders, band members, therapists, volunteers and everyone else who together make the gathering what it is.

The dates for this year, 2015, for your diary: Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th August, the usual four days and, as always, on the second weekend in August. You will be able to come from midday on the Wednesday and stay until midday on the Monday. There will be main speakers, workshops for adults and children, teenagers’ programme, a range of creative and eco-friendly happenings, an eclectic mix of music, therapies, stalls and more food outlets to cater for every taste. Our Courtyard Coffee Shop will be open as will the Tulip Tree Café offering snacks throughout the day. There will be masses of camping space in Lewis Park – the Cedar Field – and in the field near the lake. In-house accommodation will be available in the main house and stable block on a bedand breakfast basis as in previous years.

Tickets will be available for the four days or a weekend ticket from 6.00 pm on Friday. Camping will be available from 3.00 pm on Wednesday, (please don’t arrive earlier than this). Residential accommodation is available for a minimum of four nights. Additional nights will be charged as extra. (A full tariff will be posted on the web site in the coming weeks).

We have space for up to 20 long-term volunteers, who come for a fortnight all-found, and for a further 40 who come for the week Tuesday to Tuesday. Volunteers who have come before, please let us know in good time if you would like to come back again this year.

We are planning next year’s Gathering to be fabulous and one of the Greats! So don’t forget the dates – book Gaunts House in your diaries and we will hope to see you together with the sunshine next August.

Best wishes from
Everyone at Gaunts House