Events & Courses

  • Fri
    7:30 pm

    4 Amazing DJ's - Benny G - DJ Junk - Earthboy - Paddy Thorne

    Come and join us for "Conscious Clubbing". Clubbing without Alcohol... at Beautiful Gaunt's House... we have a Spectacular Show lined up!!! Lasers, Mirror Balls, Projectors, Face Painting, Fire Breathing... Hot drinks, chocolatey nibbles, cosy fireplace and chillout area... Fun for all...

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    This event is proving very popular... Tickets £5 (suggested donation)... Pre-buy here to avoid disappointment:





  • Thu

    This Retreat offers an opportunity to refresh and revive your mind, body and spirit, working with two highly experienced Qigong teachers in this beautiful venue. Known as ‘mindful movement’ or ‘moving meditation’, Qigong is a gentle, relaxing and strengthening exercise which helps calm the mind and enliven the body. The retreat is suitable for all levels – beginners or experienced Qigong practitioners.

    Sally Ibbotson and Tricia Teahan are skilled and experienced Teachers of Qigong and this is the fourth retreat they have led together.

    Sally and Tricia will be teaching at a relaxed pace over the retreat days.

    Our aim is to teach you, through demonstration and working together with you, a gradual step by step approach to the Elemental work, based on both our experiences, so that by the end of the retreat you will have a complete sequence to practice on your own.

    The Qigong movements we will cover are based on the Five Elements Theory - a Chinese philosophy used to describe interactions and relationships between things. The five elements — Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire — are believed to be the fundamental elements of everything in the universe between which interactions occur. Each Element will have a series of movements and walks.

    The schedule is flexible, and pace is often dictated by the participants’ needs. The most important aim is that you enjoy the movements and walks and allow yourself to move and flow with ease as you practice. There will be time for reflection with breaks throughout the day, as well as time to enjoy some walks in nature in the beautiful grounds of Gaunt's House or a swim (there is an open-air swimming pool on the grounds).

    A ‘You Tube’ video of some of the work will be available after the retreat.


    "I felt relaxed and uplifted… great teaching, flexible schedule and appropriate 'time out’..."

    "Your instructions were clear and the You Tube videos provided great back up after the retreat"

    " I so enjoyed the venue and was pleased to work outside."


    Sally is a professional Qigong Instructor leading classes in the NHS and for Open Age, an organisation addressing isolation in older adults.  She is qualified in teaching Qigong for rehabilitation and in practising and teaching Massage. She has also taught Qigong to employees, for Corporations, and in residential care homes.  She is also a Shiatsu Practitioner and Massage Therapist working mainly in the area of Women’s health.  

    Tricia has studied and practised Qigong for over 20 years and draws her enthusiasm and interest from some of her great teachers throughout the years, notably Thalbert Allen of the College of Elemental Chi Kung and Zhixing Wang of Hua Gong.  Tricia is also a professional Craniosacral therapist and a Shiatsu Practitioner.  Her main areas of work have been with Breast Cancer Haven London, City Lit Adult Education and with senior groups at Community Centres and Open Age.


    o Three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) accommodation or camping at Gaunts House

    o All meals (from dinner on Thursday evening to lunch on Sunday) and all snacks, coffee and tea

    o All tuition


    Early Bird discount of £25 applies if you pay before 18th February.

    Price per person:

    o Shared room (2/3 people) - £496​​

    o Single own use room - £541

    o Single en-suite - £571

    o Double en-suite - £545

    o Camping (own bedding)- £395​​


    For more information- including booking form, schedule and biographies - please contact:    

    Booking form available online at








  • 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






  • 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 -








  • 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!


  • 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