Events & Courses

  • Fri
    20
    Dec
    2019
    14.30-16.30

    Come and join Scania and Heike 2pm-4:30pm on the day of the Winter Solstice Friday 20th December at Gaunts House in the theatre for an afternoon of Gongs, Drums,Labyrinth walking and fire ceremony.

    The WINTER SOLSTICE has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands of years. Traditionally, the solstice is about clarifying and setting intentions for the coming 365 days cycle. This start of the solar year is a celebration of light and the rebirth of the sun — when we learn to appreciate the longest, darkest nights and look ahead toward the lengthening days. For from out of the darkness and cold, the light and hope returns.

    As you prepare for this shift, you will discover that there is an immense need for slowing down, for silence and resting. We encourage you to take this time to listen to those things that speak without words. Whether this is your first experience walking a labyrinth or your hundredth, you’ll notice that some things will change and some may stay the same. Its’ all about working with Nature, not against her, and learning to celebrate the seasonal transition.

    Scania and Heike welcome you into the space to warm teas, allowing yourself to arrive

    We begin with a drumming Session with Heike.

    We then go into a Gong Session with Scania allowing our bodies and minds to relax and just be.

    As we awaken, noticing the changes in us and step into the next part of the afternoon crossing over the lawn to breathe the calm peace of the labyrinth.

    Walk at your own pace and enjoy quiet meditation.

    Let a walk through the labyrinth be an opportunity, within the specific energy of the changing season, to take this pause and reflect.

    We finish with the opportunity to use the ritual of fire to release our intentions into the longer days that approach. A cauldron will be lit and paper offered if you wish to release your intention into the fire.

    Goodbyes and New beginnings

    Venue and details

    Gaunts House,

    Petersham Lane,

    Wimborne,

    Dorset,

    BH21 4JQ

    when you arrive please place your car in the carpark and walk down to the theatre. You are welcome to drive down and drop off your stuff first. Please bring a flash light with you so you can see your way back, hopefully the moon will be out and you will have natural light to guide you back to your car. Remember something comfy to lay on, blanket, pillow and water. You can bring a reclining chair if you like.

    1:30pm doors open

    2pm-2:45 Heike and drumming session

    3pm-3:45pm Gong Bath with Scania

    Head to the Labyrinth

    4pm Throw your intention into the fire

    4:30- goodbyes

    session lasts 2-4:30pm prompt start with the Gong at 2pm

    Price is £18
    Tickets available from www.scaniaprice.com

    You will need to bring something comfy to lay on and a pillow, bring your drums if you have them with you too.

    Starts Promptly at 2:00pm so please get there before hand for tea.

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    07929379918 (my number if lost)
    BOOK RECOMMENDED

    when you arrive please place your car in the carpark and walk down to the theatre. You are welcome to drive down and drop off your stuff first. Please bring a flash light with you so you can see your way back, hopefully the moon will be out and you will have natural light to guide you back to your car. Remember something comfy to lay on, blanket, pillow and water. You can bring a reclining chair if you like.

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  • Fri
    20
    Dec
    2019
    17.00-21.00

    Come and join us Winter Solstice 20th December at Gaunts House in the theatre for an evening of Gongs, Drums and Fire.

    THE WINTER SOLSTICE

    The earth rotates on a tilted axis. When this axis leans towards the sun, it’s summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the south. This is reversed as the earth continues on its orbit until the axis becomes tilted away from the sun.

    During the winter solstice, the earth’s axis is tilted at its furthest point from the sun. This means that, for us in the northern hemisphere, the sun is at its lowest point in the sky. It’s also the shortest day of the year - and the longest night.

    We welcome you into the space to warm teas, allowing yourself to arrive

    We then go into a Gong Session with Scania allowing our bodies and minds to relax and just be.

    As we awaken, noticing the changes in us and step into the next part of the evening with our drumming circle with Heike, allowing the ritual of sound to flow through us.

    We finish with the opportunity to use the ritual of fire to release our intentions into the longer days that approach. A cauldron will be lit and paper offered if you wish to release your intention into the fire.

    Goodbyes

    Venue and details

    Gaunts House,

    Petersham Lane,

    Wimborne,

    Dorset,

    BH21 4JQ

    when you arrive please place your car in the carpark and walk down to the theatre. You are welcome to drive down and drop off your stuff first. Please bring a flash light with you so you can see your way back, hopefully the moon will be out and you will have natural light to guide you back to your car. Remember something comfy to lay on, blanket, pillow and water. You can bring a reclining chair if you like.

    6:30pm doors open

    7:00pm-7:45pm Scania and the Gongs

    8:00pm- 8:45pm Heike’s Drum circle

    8:45-9pm Throw your intention into the fire and Goodbyes

    Price is £18

    Tickets available from www.scaniaprice.com

    The Gong and Drum is a 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 allow us to attune our energies and link with our higher selves. During this evening we can be reminded of the fact that in spite of outward appearances, we are really beings of light occupying physical bodies. The gong Bath and the drum circle will allow time and space to connect with that divine-light energy in order to recharge our “spiritual batteries” I invite you to join Scania and Heike with beautiful gongs, drums and voice for an evening of sound. 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.

    Starts Promptly at 7:00pm so please get there 15mins before hand for tea. Please note if late you will not be able to enter the Gong Session if started and will have to wait till ends to come in for the drum circle.

    07929379918 (my number if lost)

    BOOK RECOMMENDED

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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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  • Tue
    31
    Dec
    2019
    19.00-20.30

    Join Scania for a Gong Bath on New Years Eve.

    This is an event, so those of you that want to do something that is special, but not centred around drinking, fireworks and late nights.

    The Gong Bath will be at Gaunts House in the Theatre.

    Please arrive from 6:30 for a prompt start for 7pm

    The Gongs will play for an hour and you are welcome to stay for a cup of tea after.

    We will offer you a candle to take home with you to light to welcome the new year in when you are safely in your home.

    What do I bring with me?

    please bring something to lay on which is soft, a pillow, blanket and water. Make sure you are cosy. Remember a torch

    Where do I park?

    You park in the car park at Gaunts house and you walk down to the theatre (you can drop your stuff off first and then park your car after) bring a torch to light your way back to the car.

    How do I get to Gaunts house?

    If you are not familiar with Gaunts house allow yourself plenty of time to arrive, here is the address

    Gaunts House

    Petersham Lane

    Wimborne

    Dorset

    BH21 4JQ

    (NB: Please use the BH21 4JD postcode for your Sat Nav).

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  • Fri
    27
    Mar
    2020
    Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Join Michelle Oliver as she returns 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 love and joys of 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 !!

    £100 deposit + £200 inc delicious vegetarian/ vegan meals.

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  • Fri
    03
    Apr
    2020
    Sun
    05
    Apr
    2020

    After the success of Winter Retreat 2109, Mahesh has decided to bring us two more weekends in 2020. Firstly April 3rd - 5th 2020.....

    Arriving at the beautiful Gaunts House, Wimborne, Dorset every man will receive a warm welcome, hot drink & refreshments.
    Friday will be about settling into the space, sharing food and then,opening up with a wonderful Cocao Ceremony.

    Each morning will start with Yoga & observing silence until after breakfast has been taken. There will be Satsang, Kirtan, movement and discussion circles during the stay at Gaunts House. The invitation for all men is to fully submerge into the held space, and allow yourself to completely be in the moment.
    A mindfulness session will take place during your time at the House where we will hold ourselves under the microscope, take time to listen & be heard. This weekend is about men coming together in a sober ( Dry ) way, tuning into our own needs, emotions and bodies.
    There are a number of facilitators hold img space this weekend ,who are experts in their fields & chosen very carefully to maximise your experience.

    Accommodation will be on a shared basis in the house, and all food is Vegan or Vegetarian. Strictly no Alcohol to be consumed during your stay & smoking is strictly in observed areas.
    There is tea & coffee, fruit and biscuits at the refreshment area 24/7.

    £290

    Please contact darrenjames10@hotmail.co.uk for method of payment/ further information. Please state if you have dietary requirements at time of bookings. All Us Men are happy to hold the space with a £50 deposit, Full payment must be made you 1/4/2020

    Towels, wash bags,blankets ( yoga session), cushions, yoga mat & walking boots will be needed.

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  • Thu
    04
    Jun
    2020
    Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020

    Colourfest is a dynamic, beautiful and constantly evolving gem of a gathering that celebrates life through connection, ceremony, yoga, dance, music, art & theatre.
    It was created as an alternative festival for those feeling to connect with life in a deeper way. Upbeat, nurturing and family friendly, we have dreamed a packed program that will speak to the soul in a variety of ways.
    The location is beautiful, surrounded by nature, ancient trees and woodland that helps connect us deeply to the land. Our musicians are sourced and chosen for music we feel will soothe, inspire and uplift. We invite tutors and teachers that are well established in their arts and create safe and beautiful environments in which to meet.
    For lovers of movement, the festival offers collaborative dance jams, dj sets, a variety of workshops around yoga, the body and psychology of movement, as well as ceremonies and early morning practices rooted in many traditions.
    We cater for many moods, from those needing to relax, calm and restore, to those who are seeking connection, release and insight. The program caters for those who are just starting to explore themselves and life in a deeper way, but also offers an incredible depth for those who are already engaged with inner unfolding.
    Keeping the event alcohol and drug free adds to the ambience and with all the amazing work taking place in the workshops, the atmosphere continues to charge in beautiful ways to everyone’s benefit.
    The event is great for kids, being safe & creative, inspiring them to learn and grow within a gentle and supportive community spirit.
    We encourage you to come to the full four days, as it takes time to drop into a slower pace and build our resources enough to really open and benefit from what’s on offer.
    Find out more
    www.colourfest.co.uk

    There is a place where we can meet

    Where, hand in hand,

    We can dance together.

    Gathered in a place where others too, have felt the call

    We can dive into the mysteries of being.

    Allowing the old and familiar to fade like a distant memory

    Inviting us into a space of infinite possibility.

    It’s time to love, laugh, dance and sing to life.

    Let us abandon all our self made chains

    And greet each moment, unburdened and in celebration.

    There is a place where we can meet

    Shall we meet you there ?

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  • Wed
    17
    Jun
    2020
    Sun
    21
    Jun
    2020

    During the course of a year, you will be guided on a journey into the fascinating and empowering world of authentic shamanism.

    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.

    Feedback from participants:

    "You don’t have to be a shaman. This course provides a unique opportunity for healing and growth that changes the way you work in the world. Chris is totally trustworthy and fun to work with. Highly recommended."
    Sarah Mook, Oxford

    "The connection I now have to my soul, to my power animal and to all of nature and the elements has turned around everything I used to feel about being alive. The possibilities and choices that come with those teachings are absolutely amazing." Aina Binde, Norway

    "Since beginning the One Year Training with Chris, working with spirit and unseen forces has moved from being a somewhat abstract idea to something very real, and using this to initiate healing both within myself and others, utterly profound. Authentic teachings, much of them handed down over countless generations, provide a deep connection to the greater human journey and the transience of our modern way of life. Chris has a very down-to-earth style, with good humour and tremendous integrity. For anyone considering a course in shamanism I would thoroughly recommend his approach." David Earp, Gardener, Reiki Practitioner

    "Northern Drum preserves the teachings of both our ancestors and current native peoples. In passing these on without dilution, a strong framework is created to bring ourselves into balance. Chris is strong enough to hold the space for profound transformation while weaving gentle supportive wisdom every step of the way." Louise, Dance Specialist, Therapist

    "Professionally I have found the healing sessions I offer have become far more powerful and effective since implementing the Shamanic ways and techniques as taught by Chris. I am being confronted by the areas of life I have been weak in and life/spirit is demanding that I step up, and embrace whatever I need to embrace in order to reach a new level of empowerment and maturity. There is no fake showmanship with Chris, he holds space with clear boundaries, he shares authentic teachings, he keeps it simple... I highly recommend!" Amanda Lyons, Stroud

    Details and cost

    Led by Chris Lüttichau

    2020

    begins June 17 - 21Gaunts House, Dorset
    22 days of teachings spread over 6 modules.

    Total inclusive cost per year: £2,135. Deposit £375.

    Course dates:
    2020: June 17 - 21; July 31 - August 2; October 16 -18; December 4 - 6
    2021: February 5 -7; May 5 - 9

    Contact Matt Guy
    Tel. 07890 359054
    Email: info@northerndrum.com

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  • Fri
    21
    Aug
    2020
    Thu
    27
    Aug
    2020

    Deepening and extending mindfulness practice: Discovering our potential for freedom

    Tutors: Rebecca Crane, Jaya Rudgard

    How does our practice become a natural way of being in the world? What does walking the path of mindfulness invite and challenge us to embody in our lives? What freedoms are available to us within each moment? Taught over seven days for mindfulness-based teachers with previous retreat experience, this retreat will offer a container within which to inquire into the practical implications of the path of mindfulness in our lives and work.

    This retreat is designed for those taking the Teaching 2 module on the Bangor University Masters programme.

    The retreat is suitable for the following people:
    - those who have taken an eight-week mindfulness course and wish to deepen their learning
    - those who are training to teach mindfulness-based courses

    More information and how to book here- https://www.mindfulness-secular-retreats.org.uk/course-information/?id=749&fbclid=IwAR04gd80OaM8ZaFlSWDxwyv6kgJgheiVTKcW-7LE3aQRMscmCavdBycr5Kk

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