Events & Courses

  • Fri
    27
    Mar
    2020
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    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
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    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
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    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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