Events & Courses

  • Fri
    23
    Aug
    2019
    Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019

    With Shaikh Kabir & Camille Helminski
    Mahmoud Mostafa, Selcuk Gurez, Jeremy Henzell-Thomas
    All of life is governed by vibration. The music born of the spiritual path can unify, inspire, and heal. The soul is refined and enriched through the spirit of sound.
    Our retreat this year will offer a special focus on music, movement, and zhikr. Join us for a contemporary experience of sacred space, beauty, friendship, and prayer in beautiful countryside with precious community!
    The main retreat will start on Friday 23rd August at 5pm with arrivals/registrations. We will again have an additional day with a lighter, more informal schedule. The main retreat will end at 2pm on Sunday and the additional day will begin from 3pm, ending 2pm Monday. We ask attendees leaving on Sunday to kindly begin their onward journey before 3pm.
    We will have a retreat bus leaving from London Kings Cross to Gaunts House on Friday 12pm.
    FRI-SUN ADULT Boarding £285, Camping £220
    MONDAY ADULT Boarding £120, Camping £80
    Minibus £45 return
    Please note that registrations close Friday 19th August.
    Download more details and registration form here.
    Please read all the information carefully and contact Saimma if you have any questions: thresholdsociety@yahoo.com

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  • Thu
    29
    Aug
    2019
    Sat
    31
    Aug
    2019

    Breathe is delighted to welcome you to the UK Festival of Breathwork.
    We invite you to join us and breathe in the elements, to nourish your body, mind and soul...
    Chose to walk in ancient woodland, lie on the grass or swim in the pool. You can play, stretch, dance and shake, move and explore, learn from and be guided by expert practitioners in the healing arts. Experience the power of breathing together in a group and bring more peace, creativity and freedom into your life. Join us for this unique experience at Gaunts House, near Wimborne, deep in the Dorset countryside.

    It’s not only an Event, it’s an Experience!!
    Breathe A Festival of Life will take place on the weekend of 29th August, through to the 1st September 2019 at the magnificent location of Gaunt’s House in the Dorset countryside, UK.
    So what is Breathe?
    Our vision is to create a Breathwork Festival that brings people together in a beautiful and inspiring space, to Breathe…to be alive and to feel it, to be in deep acceptance of it, to honor and celebrate it… to breathe in - expand, open up and receive, to breathe out - surrender, let go, sit in stillness and receive the wisdom that will guide us.
    It is a gathering to celebrate and experience Breathwork as a powerful tool for the exploration and expression of our true essence and voice. It is an invitation to allow and empower ourselves, to be who we are and live authentically as part of this world.
    Held in safe and nurturing indoor and outdoor spaces, in the naturally peaceful and uplifting site of Gaunts House, we will share this adventure with an array of wonderful practitioners who will provide guidance and support along the way. There will be workshops, talks by keynote speakers and individual sessions in different Breathwork techniques as well as in other modalities and activities. Our beautiful journey over the weekend will include introductory and advanced Breathwork workshops & talks, yoga, meditation, gong baths, dance, fire ceremony, visualizations, music and much more. More details on the programme will follow on the website https://www.festivaloflife.co.uk/

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  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019
    Tue
    10
    Sep
    2019

    Cost £485 fully inclusive shared room
    (2-3 people per room)
    Single room supplement £25 per night
    Single en-suite room supplement £30 per night
    Camping £385 including meals and bathroom use

    Half course (any two nights) £255 fully inclusive, shared room
    Three nights £365 fully inclusive, shared room
    Deposit £250 due by July 15th 2019
    Balance due August 15th 2019
    All monies are non-refundable
    There are online payment options.
    This five-day course offers full board and tuition covering all facets of Wu style Tai Chi Chuan by Sifu Gary Wragg. Participants can be of all levels, from complete beginners to instructors, and do not have to be members of Wu's Academy. Families are welcome, please ask for further details.
    Classes will mostly take place outside, weather permitting! You can start the day with Chi Kung exercises, go on to sessions on the form, push hands, meditation, self defense and - for the more advanced - weapons. Training starts at 7 am and continues until 9.30 pm. Practitioners train as and when it suits them, and there are adequate rest breaks and meal times in between.
    Gaunts House is set in 2000 acres of Dorset countryside, with a small lake and woods. It provides delicious home-cooked vegetarian food and a summer swimming pool. It is situated within a short driving distance to a beautiful beach and can be reached from London within a couple of hours.
    For bookings or further information, please contact us at info@wustyle-europe.com

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  • Fri
    13
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019

    A fantastic opportunity to relax, unwind and dive into mindfulness practice in a supportive environment. This retreat is open to everyone, from beginners to more advanced practitioners.

    "On retreat we draw back from the world, so that we can see it and ourselves more clearly"

    Over the weekend you'll have the opportunity to experience;

    Mindfulness
    Meditation
    Forest Bathing
    A Sound Bath
    Mindful Movement Class
    Mindful Creativity Class; Drawing/Painting/Writing
    Mindful Eating

    This weekend is for you so you can choose to join in with as much or as little as is appropriate for you and appeals. The invitation is to digital detox for the period of the retreat, giving ourselves a break from the distraction of devices. This is not a silent weekend although there will be an opportunity to explore periods of quiet to deepen practice. Teaching sessions take places throughout the weekend, whatever level you are at there will be a space to work with an experienced teacher.

    The Details
    Friday 13th - Sunday 15th September

    Soft arrival, any time after 3pm on Friday
    6pm Dinner
    Retreat closes after lunch on Sunday

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (plus hot drinks, fruit and biscuits) are included. Gaunts kitchen serves delicious fresh vegetarian food and caters for other dietary requirements, please just let us know in advance.

    Costs
    Teaching: £150
    Food & Accomodation at Gaunt's House:
    Shared Room: £82 per night
    Single Room: £97 per night
    Camping: £49 per night

    frances@mindfullyhappy.com

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  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
    2:00 pm

    To celebrate Autumn Equinox & following the resounding
    success of the 2018 retreat, the magnificent
    Gaunts House is hosting a second women’s wellbeing
    weekend led by JoRae, Alchemy Woman.

    Co-facilitated with Michelle Beagley, Body Rhythms, we will
    hold space for sacred circle time, women’s hormonal health
    focusing on reclaiming our Maiden years; & Menarche;  which also
    align, mirror & synthesise with Second Spring, our Peri &
    Menopause; an empowerment spell, budding creativity session;
    along with a Seeding Drumming Journey & en-chanting!
    All this & daily stretch n' movement, Friday night Ecstatic disco,
    a profound Sound Bath on Saturday night, culminating
    on Sunday with a Reclamation Rites of Passage Ceremony.

    This weekend is all about YOU.

    Gaunts House is a place of peace & deep learning, a natural
    & ideal setting for you to be nurtured & held. With amazing
    vegetarian menus, catering for any dietary requirements
    & warm comfy rooms, you will be served with love & care.

    I am a holistic women’s practitioner & I have put this
    weekend together to offer you access to two awesome
    sassy, sacred, profound, & profane women & our own unique
    offerings for growth, deep connection, self-care, self-love!
    Before we can authentically serve others,
    we must first be whole & well ourselves.

    As women, we are not routinely being educated to do this.
    This weekend will focus on providing you with a toolkit
    to fill with the practices of those of us who have explored,
    tried & tested insightful yet often simple techniques &
    found them to be both healing & wholesome.

    We are SO excited to offer you this sacred, safe space to
    share, to explore & learn from each other there present.

    It will also include time for you to take some space
    in the ancient surroundings or chose to book one of
    only two 1-1  bodywork or reiki sessions.

    Our programme is packed with mind, body & spiritual
    practices & a whole heap of fun!
    Laughter after all is so very healing.
    For when women sit together, it is magic,
    it is pure alchemy!

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  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019

    We are delighted to invite you to this nourishing weekend of fun, connection and deep
    transformation held at Gaunts House.
    Tantra is a map that shows us how to tap into the life energy within us, through sex, heart
    and spirit, that has the power to transform our lives, bringing a new quality of aliveness
    and awareness into every area of our experience. Tantra is a non-prescriptive path, where
    everyone can go at their own speed, following their hearts. It is an incredible journey of
    self-discovery, self-acceptance and ultimately self-love.

    In this residential weekend of tantra, with elements from bio-energetics and shamanism,
    we will discover our energy body, and how we can embody spirit and the sacred on this
    earth.
    We have both a physical body and an energy body, and live simultaneously in both
    dimensions.
    While the physical body experiences physical reality through the five senses, as opposed
    to the virtual reality of the mind, the energy body can experience directly energetic reality
    around us. This includes such apparent mysteries as love, sex, relationships, power over
    and under, spirit and the divine, and the meaning of life.
    Without awareness of the energy body we are lost, our sacred dream (or life purpose) is
    at best a concept, an idea, and we are victims of the energies around us. We are easily
    invaded, controlled, manipulated, and we turn to external authority to tell us what we
    should do and how we should live.
    With the energy body we can follow the authority of our own hearts and find our sacred
    dream and mission, feel how the universe guides us and discover who are teachers and
    supporters on our path.
    We will develop our awareness of our energy body and its possibilities. We will learn how
    to choose freely when to perceive life through our hearts, or through our felt desires as
    opposed to our projections, or through the consciousness of our spirit and of the karmic
    connection between our actions and their effect on others.
    We will become aware of what robs us of our life-force and what nourishes us.
    We will learn more and more to enjoy our creativity and become creators of our own life,
    manifesting our desires, our hopes and wishes, and our dreams.
    We will experience ourselves and others as a unique being with a sacred flame inside.
    Our lives can be filled with meaning as we tap into our soul purpose.
    No partner is required and everyone will have the opportunity to work with different
    people in order to enjoy a greater range of experiences. If you attend with a partner or
    friend, you are welcome to work together for the whole workshop or whatever portion
    you wish.
    We create a safe space where you are invited to do as much as feels comfortable for you.
    There will be no nudity at this event. Wear loose, comfortable clothes you can move
    freely in and an attitude of curiosity.

    The workshop facilitators are Jon and Rose Skelton Pearson.

    Rose’s background is in massage therapy and also as a teacher of ‘Heart in Motion’
    therapeutic dance. She has been on a tantric journey since 2007 and has studied with John
    Hawken since 2014 when she undertook a year-long training in Tantra Massage. During
    that time, she has facilitated workshops both in the UK and Australasia. Currently she
    lives in Brighton, UK and offers workshops and sessions with her husband, Jon.
    Jon’s experience is a braid woven of many strands. As a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist,
    he trained, lectured, supervised and practised for 20 years from the Manchester Institute
    for Psychotherapy in the UK. He has practised and taught yoga and meditation since 1983
    and ran the Calderdale Yoga Centre for eight years. Active in Ken Wilber’s Integral
    Movement since the 1990s he is an Associate Integral Life Coach. He has been a student of
    John Hawken since 2017 and considers his Paths of Transformation to be the most
    integrated, effective and enjoyable system of psycho-spiritual development for anybody
    wishing to explore what it is to be a human being in the 21st Century. He brings a deep
    knowledge, warmth and humour to the workshops and individual sessions he offers with
    Rose, his wife.

    Investment £390 (inclusive of tuition, accommodation and food).
    Earlybird price: £340 if paid in full by 29th August 2019
    Upgrades; Single bedrooms, when available, add £30 for the weekend. En-suite single
    bedrooms, when available, add £50. En-suite double/twin bedrooms add £60.

    Payment: Please send a non-refundable deposit of £100 by BACS transfer to
    Jon Skelton Pearson
    01-03-99
    32091109
    Balance to be paid by 22nd November 2019 please.
    Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements.
    The workshop starts Friday evening at 6:30pm and you are welcome to arrive after
    3:30pm. We finish 1pm Sunday lunchtime.
    Further information; contact us on
    07990 541229
    rosehare23@gmail.com

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  • Fri
    27
    Dec
    2019
    Fri
    03
    Jan
    2020

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    THE ZENWAYS MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING IS UNIQUE. IT IS ROOTED IN THE RINZAI ZEN TRADITION. THIS HAS A LONG AND DISTINGUISHED HISTORY OF TEACHING MEDITATION FOR BOOSTING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING, AS WELL AS FOR GROUNDING, INSIGHT, AND SELF-UNDERSTANDING.

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    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

    • Learn how to conduct an 8-week course in Meditation and Mindfulness for Health & Wellbeing, suitable for individuals and organisations. You don’t have to be a clinician – this course is specifically designed to help people deal with their every-day stresses and strains

    • Learn how to conduct an additional 8-week course in Meditation and Mindfulness for Insight, suitable for those wanting to move beyond wellbeing into the higher realms of human potential

    • All the practices rooted in the centuries-old Zen tradition. Courses run by experienced Zenways teachers

    • Be a part of our ongoing research project on the Influence of Mindfulness and Meditation on Overall Life Satisfaction

    • Personal support from a Zenways mentor throughout your qualification period and beyond

    • Access to our private members site containing a wealth of resources to download and support your teaching.

    https://zenways.org/contact/

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