Events & Courses

  • Thu
    7:00 pm

    In an investigation that spans the globe, award-winning filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the international electronics industry and reveals how even the tiniest devices have deadly environmental and health costs.

    From the intensely secretive electronics factories in China, to the high tech innovation labs of Silicon Valley, DEATH BY DESIGN tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast-approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.

    Change-makers meet at the Conscious Cinema Lounge in the rural and relaxed surroundings of Gaunts House. Global, Environmental & Social-Justice cinema for the ethically minded #bethechange







  • Fri

    We welcome you to a Sound Medicine healing retreat weekend with Scania and Heike at the beautiful setting of Gaunts House in Wimborne, Dorset. This weekend you will nourish your Mind Body and Spirit. We will play together in rhythm, relax into the sounds of gongs and bowls, dance ecstatically, create a memento, sing and drum by the fire and share the joy of time spent in the company of friends – new and old. Both Scania and Heike are local to the area and have held many workshops at Gaunts which has fabulous grounds, a lake, woodland and a pool which can all be enjoyed exclusively by the group . We shall gather to celebrate the summer season and enjoy time and space at this lovely place, with full board - home made delicious vegetarian (or optional vegan) food a full program of sound healing, rhythm, fire & ceremony

    Friday Evening: Dinner and introduction circle.

    Relaxing Gong Bath and Mediation

    Saturday: Morning meditation, journeying, Music medicine circle, sound healing, craft session and gratitude flower ceremony.

    Saturday Evening/Night: Mid-Summer fire Ceremony, Drumming and Dance

    Sunday: Medicine Drumming Circle, Sound Healing, Forest Bathing and Walking the Labyrinth, voice and sound journey and Gong Bath.

    It’s been on our radar for a while now to create an immersive & healing retreat. To allow individuals to take time for themselves within a beautiful space, surrounded with nature, freedom and flexibility. To offer an accessible affordable space that people can come to reboot, rebalance and reintegrate .

    In circle and alone, using all elements (fire, wind, earth, water and air) we experience Sound Medicine and access Portals into our depths. With the support of Scania and Heike and our retreat family, this journey is possible to allow you to relax and come back home to yourself transformed.

    We will acknowledge that we have just passed the Summer Solistice when this retreat starts.This open and perfect place is perfect to access visible connection between sky and earth, body and soul for deep Gong work, drumming, singing, healing and celebration. You are welcome to have private retreat time as well as integration when you want it.

    We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. You can do all of the workshops or dip in when you feel like it. It is after all your retreat time.

    The intention behind this Sound Medicine retreat is to dive into the healing alchemy of sound medicine. Sound healing is rooted in the principle that everything in existence is made of micro-vibrations and to keep our body/heart/mind in good health it makes sense to keep ourselves in tune. Through vocal practices, healing instruments, intention and tuning ourselves back into nature, we are able to bring ourselves back into vibrational alignment.

    This retreat is suitable for all adults and all levels of experience, all we need is an open heart. Great care will be taken to ensure that everyone feels they have support and feels safe and comfortable at all times.


    * Two nights (Friday and Saturday) accommodation or camping at Gaunts House

    * All meals (beginning with dinner on Friday evening) and all snacks, coffee, tea in-between meals ends with Lunch on Sunday

    * Participation in all workshops, gatherings, circles, ceremonies and events


    Shared Accommodation

    Early Bird Price £275 (deposit £50)

    After 31st March £325 Full Price

    Single occupancy with shared bathroom (only 4 of these)

    early bird ticket £301 (deposit £50)

    After 31st March price £350

    Single en suite room (only 4 of these)

    early bird ticket £325 (deposit £50)

    After 31st March £375

    Double or twin en suite room (only 1 of these)

    per person early bird £275 (£50 x2) deposit)

    Price after 31st March £325


    early bird ticket £ 175. (£50 deposit)

    - After 31st March regular price £ 205

    Please note rooms come on a first come first served basis.

    All deposits are non refundable.

    registration & information

    About us:

    Scania is a Sound Healing Practitioner and Psychotherapist Find out more about Scania at and the Heike leads drumming groups and at Festivals all over the country.


    – Balances our nervous system
    – Improves mental clarity
    – Enhances creativity
    – Helpful in meditation + dream-work
    – Helpful in stress relief
    – Pain management, due to endorphin release
    – Boosts immunity
    – Can provide relief of anxiety, stress, depression
    – Helps bring healing to areas of physical upset

    – Helps with insomnia and sleep disorders
    – Provides states of deep relaxation






  • Sun

    Sacred Circle | Shamanic Journey | Despacho Cacao & Fire Cejremony

    Join us beside the fire circle at the edge of the woods. A safe space to be honest, relaxed and supported. A place to be seen and accepted in all your richness; A place to share your story and witness others.

    Supported by Charlotte & Louise and guided by the power of nature, we will be enveloped by heart opening cacao, reconnect with the golden heart at the centre of ourselves, partake in collective Andean ritual and at the end of the day, hand our offerings to the flames with gratitude, remembering who you truly are.

    This is the work of the Heart. Re-connect with yourself, Mother Earth and the Divine - dedicate a whole day to YOU, YOUR Power and the Wise Woman that resides within.

    Due to the nature of the day we have only 8 space available. The full day programme will be emailed to you on booking. Joining us for this all-inclusive retreat day is £88.

    For bookings & inquires please contact Charlotte Email or Call 07769800897






  • Thu
    Gaunts House

    We have the privilege of hosting this highly participatory, first-of-its-kind residential event at Gaunts House. The event will bring together Helena Norberg-Hodge, Satish Kumar and Mac Macartney – three highly sought-after, internationally-recognized and inspirational speakers – as well as distinguished guests, facilitators, thinkers and activists from around the world, for a 5-day course that gives you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people to discuss the topic that is of pivotal importance in our current society. See: happiness for more information!


  • Sat

    Use BFR for confident, calm, and natural healing
    Imagine being prepared for your loved one’s mode swings, stress, anxiety, or depression issue with simply BFR from your home. Instead of reaching for pills, you can reach for a bottle or two of BFR (various case studies available) to recover from a stressful day, or perhaps a soothing water in your daily water bottle to calm down in busy, hectic days.
    With just a few drops of BFR, you likely can already manage to settle up & down emotions with natural plant & flower essences, and variety benefits just waiting for you!

    Your health starts right in your own home, and it’s easier than you think! This course will walk you through how to transform common up&down emotions to heal. Using BFR can sometimes seem complicated, but this course offers a way to learn how to take, what to take, and when to take, which can be as simple and inexpensive as relaxing in forest or garden!

    In this course, I'll walk you through the difference of each bottles, how to select the best bottle for the greatest emotional benefit. I'll discuss some of the case studies, and walk you through some of the based-on experiences’ health benefits of each, followed by 5 Asian element personal diagnosis method to help you immediately put your newfound knowledge to use!
    Consider this one small step to an amazing, happiness-filled journey that will result in amazing emotional benefits that can help heal current emotional concerns, and prevent future ones from happening!
    Jump right in to the course to start taking better care of your life today!
    This course is not intended to replace professional medical care; Serious health issues should be handled by a physician
    Anyone looking to learn basic emotional care using BFR that they may already have in their homes

    Cost £25

    Contact details:

    Junko Norman

    Book Here -








  • Fri
    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!





  • Fri

    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
    We have both a physical body and an energy body, and live simultaneously in both
    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
    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