Events & Courses

  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018
    Sun
    13
    May
    2018

    About the Course

    The various situations that we blame for causing stress in our lives, are not the primary cause of the stress that we experience.  Rather stress arises from a deeper internal disturbance within.  Stress is within not outside. Awareness and experience of this pattern within us which causes stress, is the way to reduce its intensity and its effect on us. As this happens we can come out of the fixed melody that rules our lives and have the freedom to be in the ‘now’.   So, let us ‘Surf the Inner Net’ These workshops have already been created and conducted in India for three years, by the renowned international healer, author, teacher and homeopathic physician, Dr Rajan Sankaran.  Carolyn Shanti will be offering these courses both in the U.K and the U.S.A this year. In the U.K, this course will be offered in May and October in the lovely, thoughtfully created environment of Gaunt’s House in Dorset.  It will leave within you a feeling of being inspired, deeply nourished and grateful to have had the experience.  The workshop explores how the creative processes of meditation, painting, sound, music, doodling, words, writing, dancing and sharing, effectively aids in coping with illness, stress and trauma; resolving conflicts and problems, developing interpersonal and social skills; managing behavior; achieving insight and increased self-esteem.  This workshop deeply digs into the elements that contribute to both personal and collective wellness, which shape our exploration of the nature of compassion, gratitude, resilience, joy and other aspects of living whole heartedly in the moment and thus create substantial happiness within.

    The course is open to everyone, participant numbers are limited to 20 people.

    Carolyn Shanti is a healer, trainer and author.  Her first book is being published this year.  Carolyn holds a master’s degree in social work and has practiced for fifteen years in public hospitals in England and Australia, working with people suffering from cancer, patients in palliative care, neurology and traumatic brain injury.  She taught at Melbourne Carolyn Shanti M.A University in Australia for nearly four years.  In 1982 she trained as a holistic healer and held a practice in New York and London for sixteen years, seeing patients and teaching healing and the Bach Flower Essences.  She taught at the New York Open Center in Manhattan.  She has published numerous articles on social issues and some articles on holistic healing and the world of homeopathic medicine. Since 2014 Carolyn has studied and trained with Dr Rajan Sankaran at ‘the other song’, his ‘International Academy of Advanced Homoeopathy’ in Mumbai.  From May of this year, Carolyn will be offering lectures and workshops in the United Kingdom and the U.S.A, courses that incorporate training developed by Dr Sankaran called ‘Surfing Your Inner Net’ based on the W.I.S.E (Witnessing the Inner Song Experience), processes Dr Sankaran has developed to help people to understand core inner patterns and reactions.

    Cost for the weekend, including meals, is from £299 for a shared room.  Single & ensuite available please ask for details.  For bookings please email Gaunts House.

  • 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.

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    14
    Oct
    2018

    About the Course

    The various situations that we blame for causing stress in our lives, are not the primary cause of the stress that we experience.  Rather stress arises from a deeper internal disturbance within.  Stress is within not outside. Awareness and experience of this pattern within us which causes stress, is the way to reduce its intensity and its effect on us. As this happens we can come out of the fixed melody that rules our lives and have the freedom to be in the ‘now’.   So, let us ‘Surf the Inner Net’ These workshops have already been created and conducted in India for three years, by the renowned international healer, author, teacher and homeopathic physician, Dr Rajan Sankaran.  Carolyn Shanti will be offering these courses both in the U.K and the U.S.A this year.  In the U.K, this course will be offered in May and October in the lovely, thoughtfully created environment of Gaunt’s House in Dorset.  It will leave within you a feeling of being inspired, deeply nourished and grateful to have had the experience.  The workshop explores how the creative processes of meditation, painting, sound, music, doodling, words, writing, dancing and sharing, effectively aids in coping with illness, stress and trauma; resolving conflicts and problems, developing interpersonal and social skills; managing behavior; achieving insight and increased self-esteem.  This workshop deeply digs into the elements that contribute to both personal and collective wellness, which shape our exploration of the nature of compassion, gratitude, resilience, joy and other aspects of living whole heartedly in the moment and thus create substantial happiness within.

    The course is open to everyone, participant numbers are limited to 20 people.

    Carolyn Shanti is a healer, trainer and author.  Her first book is being published this year.  Carolyn holds a master’s degree in social work and has practiced for fifteen years in public hospitals in England and Australia, working with people suffering from cancer, patients in palliative care, neurology and traumatic brain injury.  She taught at Melbourne Carolyn Shanti M.A University in Australia for nearly four years.  In 1982 she trained as a holistic healer and held a practice in New York and London for sixteen years, seeing patients and teaching healing and the Bach Flower Essences.  She taught at the New York Open Center in Manhattan.  She has published numerous articles on social issues and some articles on holistic healing and the world of homeopathic medicine. Since 2014 Carolyn has studied and trained with Dr Rajan Sankaran at ‘the other song’, his ‘International Academy of Advanced Homoeopathy’ in Mumbai.  From May of this year, Carolyn will be offering lectures and workshops in the United Kingdom and the U.S.A, courses that incorporate training developed by Dr Sankaran called ‘Surfing Your Inner Net’ based on the W.I.S.E (Witnessing the Inner Song Experience), processes Dr Sankaran has developed to help people to understand core inner patterns and reactions.

    Cost for the weekend, including meals, is from £299 for a shared room.  Single & ensuite available please ask for details.  For bookings please email Gaunts House.