Events & Courses

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018
    Sun
    04
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pm

    IPHM-accredited professional training:  ‘Space transformation: space clearing and harmonisation of homes, offices and land’.
    Space clearing can transform homes, business premises and land by clearing negative historical imprints and stagnant energy; purifying, harmonising and fine-tuning the space to support well-being and aspirations.
    You will learn: – space clearing practices – consulting with clients – creating ceremony and ritual – working with the elements – sound and energy healing – geomancy and land healing – shamanic healing and spirit release.

    For full course details, and to book onto this training, please contact firehorse directly.

     

     

     

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  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018
    10.30am - 4pm

    Gaunts House, Scania, Heike and Gaby would like to invite you to a day of deeper connection to nature and self. Drawing on the therapeutic power of mindfulness, ecotherapy, meditation and Sound.

    The day will begin by harnessing the therapeutic power of the natural world by exploring the grounds of Gaunts House using nature based activities. Being in natural surroundings has a positive effect on our wellbeing. In modern day, nature and human minds have traditionally been separated… so the day begins exploring, connecting and bringing the inner child into play…
    We will move on to Forest Bathing (walking meditation in woods) this is “shinrin-Yoku” (taking the atmosphere of the forest) recent research has shown that people that forest bathe experience lower levels of the stress hormones cortisol after their walks in the forest.

    We then come back together to enjoy a Vegan Lunch (included in the price of the ticket)

     

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    In the afternoon we Join Heike and her amazing drums and percussion instruments for a drumming circle and end the day with Scania and the Gongs

    The Gong and Drum provides an psychoacoustic gateway to heightened states of awareness and consciousness. It is an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system, and to break up emotional blockages. When skilfully played, gongs stimulate and resonate all cells in the human body simultaneously and recalibrate the parasympathetic nervous system.

    The Gongs and Drums will create a sacred space, they may allow us to attune our energies and link with our higher selves. During this Gong and Drum afternoon we can be reminded of the fact that in spite of outward appearances, we are really beings of light occupying physical bodies. The gong and drum sessions will allow time and space to connect with that divine-light energy in order to recharge our “spiritual batteries”
    Booking essential,

    You will need to bring something comfy to lay on and a pillow, bring your drums if you have them with you too.
    For the morning session wet weather clothes just incase, wellies/walking boots and anything else that makes your day enjoyable and comfortable.

    10:30 arrive Teas and coffees available
    11am: Eco therapy- connecting to nature
    12noon meditation and forest walking (shinrin-Yoku)
    1-2pm Lunch, teas and coffees
    2:15- 3:00- Heike and drum circle
    3:15- 4:00- Scania and the Gongs

    4:00 Goodbyes

    Cost £42 (includes Vegan Lunch, teas and coffees)
    spaces limited. Booking essential through iamscania.com
    Please do not call the house to book tickets. If you don't use online payment then please call 07929379918 for further details Concessions available

     

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  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018
    Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018
    3pm Friday - 3pm Sunday

    To celebrate the end of International Women’s week, the magnificent Gaunts House is hosting a weekend of women’s wellbeing led by JoRae, Alchemy Woman.

    From daily yoga & meditation with Jo Pitcher; sacred circle time, chanting & dancing, to women’s hormonal health & empowerment sessions; a creative soul journey with Jaci Legge-Elliott & Saturday night Gong Bath with Scania, this weekend is all about you.

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

     

    I am a holistic women’s practitioner & I have put this weekend together to offer you access to a group of awesome women & our own unique offerings for growth, deep connection, self-care, self love.

    Before we can honestly 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 profound yet often simple techniques & found them to be both healing & wholesome.

    I am so excited to offer you this sacred, safe space to share, to explore & learn from all of us there present.

    It will also include time for you to take some space in the ancient surroundings or chose to book one of the limited 1-1 therapy 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!

    p/p: £290 shared room, £330 single, £210 non residential

    For the full Programme & Bookings: admin@gauntshouse.com

     

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018
    Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018

    Open only to those that have attended Zenways Module 1-1 before March 2017.

    This is a compulsory follow-up component to be taken a minimum of 1yr (and a maximum of 3yrs) after module 1-1. You will learn more about the physiology of meditation posture, the science behind the breath practices, research background and methodologies, and business aspects including how to adapt the course for different student groups.

    For further information and to book, please contact Zenways directly.

     

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  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018
    Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018

     

    I am delighted to be returning to to the beautiful surroundings of Gaunts House in Dorset for a weekend of nourishment for mind & body. You're Guaranteed lots of laughter as we unite together to enjoy the wonderful joys of Sivananda yoga.  There will be morning meditation sessions.  Twice daily yoga classes and of course not forgetting yoga Nidra in the evenings.  Oh and lots of time to relax and unwind and soak up the glorious countryside! Do as much or as little as you like !!

    My teaching was born out of my love for yoga and the beautiful and profound personal journey I found myself on. I simply wanted to keep learning and keep sharing the knowledge with as many people as I could. It is my hope that people will also experience the deep joy, serenity and healing that yoga has offered for me. £100 deposit + £175 inc delicious vegetarian meals.

    Please contact Michelle for further information and to book.

     

     

     

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  • Thu
    19
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018

    Led by Aneesha Dillon.

    Osho Pulsation is breath and emotional release therapy for emotional and spiritual development. It is a vivid and multifaceted journey of discovery for body, mind and soul. Our body knows deep truths and sometimes it holds deep tensions. This work is  opportunity to discover your inner self  through voice, breathing, movement, dance and contact. The breath in particular is a sure guide through tensions into joy and delight. We will follow this guide in many ways to release energies, shake off blockages,  feel our aliveness, and go deeper into meditation.

    Aneesha Dillon, the creator of Osho Pulsation, is one of the world's most experienced breath therapists. She travels internationally, leading workshops in every continent.  She holds the space strongly but gently, so that you can be together with your breathing and make your own discoveries.

    Cost £400, with substantial early-bird discount

    Bookings and all enquiries: Islam Andrew White, islam@osho-meditation-bristol.co.uk

    Further information on Aneesha's work: https://www.osho-meditation-bristol.co.uk/aneesha-2018/

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  • Thu
    19
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018

    This retreat is for anyone who is curious about or who would like to deepen their understanding of Qigong.

    Tricia Teahan and Sally Ibbotson are dedicated Qigong Teachers and practitioners with some 50 years' experience between them!!

    They have worked together for the last 4 years running London based workshops and retreats.  This is the 3rd retreat that they will hold at Gaunt's House.

    The retreat is suitable for complete beginners and those who are wanting to take time out to focus and practice Qigong in the company of like-minded people.

    They will be offering formal Qigong tuition, some self-healing techniques, meditation and plenty of time in Nature.

    Increasingly the movement therapy of choice for those wishing to combine mindfulness with physicality, Qigong is becoming popular amongst healthcare professionals as well as individuals.

    Qigong is easy to learn, however a lifetime of challenges wait for those who wish to build a regular daily practice – it is deceptively simple and yet has great depth and power. Qigong is highly adaptable, fitting into the busiest of lifestyles and also opening paths to an understanding of mindfulness and Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

    The retreat participants will be made up of past attendants and people teaching Qigong in, for example, NHS settings, There will therefore be plenty of opportunities for Teachers and students to personalize learning so that it is highly appropriate and effective.

    There will be time for reflection and for one to one sessions with the retreat leaders.

    A full schedule is available on request and a booking form can be found at www.teahan-therapies.com -  go to the Qigong Retreat page.

    For further information please telephone Sally on 0798 004 6815 or email Tricia at patriciateahan@hotmail.com

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  • Thu
    24
    May
    2018
    Sun
    27
    May
    2018
    6:00 pm

    These retreats are designed specifically for you to find out your true nature – to find out who you really are (enlightenment or kensho in Japanese). This intensive format is suitable for those with no prior meditation experience, but can also be very powerful for those who have an on-going or developing practice.

    For further information and to book, please contact  Zenways directly.

     

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  • Wed
    06
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    10
    Jun
    2018

    Traditionally the focus of the shaman is the art of healing, and our one-year training reflects that. The shaman heals, not by his or her own power but by becoming a channel for higher forces that flow through the shaman to the person who needs healing. Native Americans call this ‘the hollow bone’, and in the Far East it’s called becoming ‘the hollow bamboo’. It requires that you surrender, so that you become an empty vessel through which spirit can work.

    Embarking on this shamanic training will lead you into a powerfully transformative personal healing journey, enabling you to become a clear vessel for spirit. To become the hollow bone we first need to heal our heart and mind, and on this training you will use earth-based universal, spiritual ways to bring yourself into balance.

    The training provides a sound, safe, grounded and comprehensive understanding of the basic healing skills and knowledge you will need to practice shamanic healing, if that is what you, and spirit, decide to do.

    We will work as a tribe, the way the old people did, and feel the safety, holding and reflection of this healing dynamic. Individuals will be guided according to their needs and encouraged to achieve their fullest potential within the circle.

    Over six workshops you will be introduced to these ancient arts: soul retrieval; extraction; how to heal fear, both personal and global; spiritual blessings; cleansing and purification of houses; healing with plant and tree spirits; shamanic dreaming; the cycles of life and death, including how to work with people who are dying; psychopomp work; ancestral contact and the breaking of ancestral curses and patterns; divination; and working with nature spirits.

    The training is for beginners as well as those who already work with the principles of shamanism and want to go deeper.

    For further information please see Northern Drum website.

  • Wed
    06
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    10
    Jun
    2018
    7:30 pm

    IPHM-accredited professional training:  ‘Space transformation: space clearing and harmonisation of homes, offices and land’.
    Space clearing can transform homes, business premises and land by clearing negative historical imprints and stagnant energy; purifying, harmonising and fine-tuning the space to support well-being and aspirations.
    You will learn: – space clearing practices – consulting with clients – creating ceremony and ritual – working with the elements – sound and energy healing – geomancy and land healing – shamanic healing and spirit release.

    For full course details, and to book onto this training, please contact firehorse

     

     

     

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  • Thu
    14
    Jun
    2018
    Mon
    18
    Jun
    2018
    5:00 pm

    A warm welcome to Highly Sensitive People at our 34th HSP Gathering
    Retreat.    The HSP Gatherings offer a unique opportunity to be
    renewed and validated. Each gathering, since 2001, has taken on its own
    special energy. It is a privilege to observe unencumbered HSPs sharing
    in deep conversations, coming alive with insight, creativity and
    confidence.  The trait of high sensitivity has come to notice in recent
    decades due to the detailed research of psychologist, Dr Elaine N Aron
    (www.hsperson.com).  The information and reframe of a common trait
    among over 100 different species of animals including humans, helps us
    to understand and value a trait that all too often has not been seen to
    have advantages.  Now that sensitive people all over the world are
    becoming more aware of the unique and varied aspects of being highly
    sensitive, it is a pleasure to gather together to celebrate, underpin
    and reframe our natural trait.  The HSP Gathering Retreats™  were
    co-founded by Dr Elaine N Aron and Jacquelyn Strickland LPC and continue
    to benefit HSPs all over the world as they gather to learn and grow
    together.  Join us for four days of living the sensitive life, gaining
    insight, inspiration and restful pleasures with your own tribe.

    All enquiries, or for more details please go to www.lifeworkshelp.com
    or email Jacquelyn (USA) on Jacquelyn@hspgatheringretreats.com or
    Barbara (UK co-host) on Barbara@hspsensitive.com.

  • Fri
    29
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    01
    Jul
    2018

     

    With Christa Mackinnon, Heike Jenkins & Sally Free

    Join us for an energising, creative & empowering weekend of drumming, dance, shamanic journeying, gong baths, crafting and spiritual ceremonies at Gaunts Dorset

    This weekend will enchant, nourish and empower you!

    For further information and to book please see Christa Mackinnon's website

     

     

     

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  • Wed
    04
    Jul
    2018
    Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018

     

     

     

    Zero Balancing is a gentle yet powerful method of balancing body energy with body structure using skilled touch. Regular Zero Balancing sessions release stress and tension held in our bodies and minds, helping to maintain good health. Zero Balancing can relieve symptoms caused by energetic or structural imbalance through encouraging flexibility and alignment with an approach which is truly holistic. It was developed by an American Osteopathic Physician, Dr Fritz Frederick Smith MD, integrating western knowledge of our body with oriental insights into energy.

    The annual Zero Balancing Masterclass at Gaunts House is specifically for existing practitioners or those who have already started their training in Zero Balancing. It is an opportunity to refine and deepen Zero Balancing skills, in the company of fellow Zero Balancers, as well as building community, celebrating those who have Certified in the past year and supporting the continuing growth of Zero Balancing in the UK.
    This year Jim McCormick will be teaching alongside the UK Zero Balancing teachers. Jim was at acupuncture school in Leamington with Fritz Smith in the early 1970's, was the first person to become a certified Zero Balancer and the first teacher after Fritz Smith. Based in the USA, Jim has been teaching Zero Balancing for 35 years. This will be the first time he has taught in the UK.
    For further information, and to book, please contact Zero Balancing directly.
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  • Wed
    11
    Jul
    2018
    Sun
    15
    Jul
    2018

    Tashi Lhunpo Monks, Teachings and Talks:  'Rebirth, Reincarnation and the Path to Purifying the Mental Continuum', Tenzin Dechen Rochard; Sika Deer: Spiritual Journeys; Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino Mongolian Khoomi singing , Olu Taiwo: Animal Spirit Dancing; Tashi Mannox: workshops and Tibetan calligraphy exhibition;  Nigel Shaw and Carolyn Hillyer: Performances and workshops; Tashi Lhunpo's sacred Cham dance, Tibetan Art, Sand Mandala, Drumming, Yoga, Tai Chi and Much More!
    More details are available on our website at www.tashi-lhunpo.org.uk
    Very Early Bird tickets are now available (until 11th March 2018).  Book now to get the best prices.

     

     

     

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  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018
    Sun
    29
    Jul
    2018

    This retreat combines yoga, mindfulness, creativity, and is designed to help you relax, stretch and detox. The weekend will rejuvenate your body, mind and soul, and revive you at many levels as a human being. Take a break from your busy life and join us for a wonderful weekend in the beautiful and peaceful countryside. The weekend will include four 90-minute yoga classes taught by yoga teacher, Sherin Shefik, who will mainly teach vinyasa flow yoga, but also combines lots of different styles of yoga into her teaching, (including yin, restorative, hatha, ashtanga, acro and partner yoga).The classes are suitable for all levels. Each class will be designed around one of four natural elements: earth (grounding), air (opening), fire (igniting) and water (letting go).There are numerous mindfulness meditations, practices and discussions, which will be led by mindfulness teachers Deborah Wharton and Shenel Shefik. There will be other diverse and exciting activities on the programme too, a poetry workshop (where you will get to try your hand at writing a poem), mindful dance (you might be given a blind-fold!), and a life coaching workshop. We have Scania, an excellent local practitioner of massage and reflexology and she can be booked in advance or on site for additional cost. 

    The variety and fullness of this programme means that there is something for everyone, whether you come alone or with your partner or friends/family. All sessions are, of course, optional so you can pick and choose as you flow through the weekend.

    Please see more details here  and contact deborah@idchoices.co.uk to book your place.

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  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018
    Sun
    29
    Jul
    2018

    Enjoyable yoga classes (mixed ability), chanting-vibratory sounds of subtle energy to resonate nerves, stress release yoga nidra relaxation, meditative nature walk around the lake and bonfire plus use of the swimming pool.

    Your accommodation in twin or triple shared rooms. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) included.

    The only thing you’ll need to arrange is your travel!

    See Mala's website for further information and to book.

     

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  • Thu
    09
    Aug
    2018
    Mon
    13
    Aug
    2018

    Gaunts House 27th Annual Summer Gathering returns.

    Surrounded by majestic trees of differing greens, and a timeless landscape stretching into the distance, Gaunts House and Estate is naturally beautiful and peaceful. Our annual Summer Gathering is our invitation for you to temporarily join our ever evolving community during an unforgettable week of family friendly camping. The week includes daily talks from guest speakers, workshops, masseuses, therapists and various types of music!
    Whether you're a local friend or coming from the other side of the world, Gaunts house offers an interconnected experience for everyone to come together in a loving and accepting environment. The Summer Gathering gives individuals a chance to freely express themselves by sharing, learning and teaching, while experiencing and appreciating the present moment.
    Past workshops included various types of meditation, yoga, dancing, sound therapies, body massages, shamanic practices and other forms of healing from renowned leaders; all revolving around creating a holistic community space and immersing yourself within nature.
    Keep checking this page and the Gaunts House FB and instagram page (@gaunts_house) in the next few months for further details regarding ticket prices, musical line-up, guest speakers and workshop schedules!
    With love,
    The Summer Gathering Team
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  • Thu
    16
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    19
    Aug
    2018

    “Vital Development, Healing and Psychotherapy”
    The relationship in between the healing process, dance-movement and psychotherapy.

    All Vital Facilitators and other participants are welcome to enjoy this unique vital gathering, to share VitalDanza workshops and meet members of the Vital Family worldwide.

    There it will be VitalDanza workshops, talks, live music, bonfire ceremony and other activities that will be informed soon.

    For more information please see the Vital Development website or Facebook page and to book, please contact info@vital-development.eu

     

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  • Fri
    14
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018
    4:00 pm

    Now in its sixth year, this unique and ever popular weekend retreat returns to Gaunts House.  This year the retreat will be focusing exclusively on Space Clearing and the rich energetic history and spiritual influences both in and around the property.

    Through a series of workshops and lots of practical experience we will explore how you can discern if a space needs clearing, how the symptoms of this may manifest and the tools you can use to clear it safely and effectively. We will look at portals, different types of Spirit activity including elementals, energy lines, geopathic stress, imprints, House and Land Guardians, blocked or stuck energy, the impact of humans and their energy and much more besides.

    During the weekend, there will be the exciting opportunity to do a night time walk through the main house to tune into the prevalent spiritual activity there, and, if appropriate, to clear it. Throughout the day (weather permitting), we will investigate the extensive grounds and learn how to work with dowsing rods and pendulums.

    The weekend retreats at Gaunts are always filled with interesting energetic experiences and you will be taught lots of tips and techniques that you can continue to use either personally or professionally long after the retreat is over.

    For further information and to book, please see School of Intuition & Healing website.

  • Wed
    03
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    07
    Oct
    2018

    Sue HolmesTrain to be a professional space clearing consultant.

    IPHM-accredited professional training: 'space transformation: space clearing and harmonisation of homes, offices and land'.

    Space clearing can transform homes, business premises and land by clearing negative historical imprints and stagnant energy; purifying, harmonising and fine-tuning the space to support well-being and aspirations.

    For further details of this course and to book, please contact firehorse directly.