Most of us want to feel happier and more content. Call Bryony 07966346039 or Kim 07825048623 to find out more about joining this workshop day at Gaunts House, filled with science backed techniques to boost your happiness levels.
This nine day event will bring in many professional artists from all over Europe to provide a very rich and exciting program of dance and music workshops, concerts and bals.So far Hot Griselda, Eelgrinders, Tondo (Gilles Chabenat, Maarten Decombel, Fred Pouget), Ciac Boum, HRD, Lyset i forsen, trio Roblin/Evain/Badeau, Naragonia, Steve & Marion, Benoit Guerbigny, Julien Barbances, Rémi Geffroy, Gabriel Lenoir have confirmed their coming.
Dance workshop teachers include : Leif & Margareta Virtanen (Swedish dances), Anne-Cécile Dubois (tango and more), Maria Guerbigny (Lindy hop), Mike &Heidi Gibbs (rueda), Gabriel Lenoir (Dances from Wallony) & more (polska, Poitou, Bretagne, French mazurka...
Bookings will be open from 1st May 2018.
Prebooking enquiries : contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices - Winter 2019
For a full day, several days, half event or full event, the prices given below include ALL food, accommodation, general workshops, concerts, bals, tea, coffee, cakes and midnight nibbles.
Linen and bedding will be supplied for participants staying more than two nights.
Accommodation in the main house
Full nine day event £630
Day rate £80
4 days or more, per day £70
Accommodation in the Stables and Cottages
Full nine day event £585
Day rate £75
4 days or more, per day £65
Camping and hard standing
Full nine day event £450
Day rate £60
4 days or more, per day £50
Prices without accommodation or food
These prices are for participants who have not taken advantage of the all inclusive prices given above.
Full day and evening (no food or accommodation) £35
Evening only from 5 pm £20
Evening Bal from 8 pm £15
Daytime occupancy at Gaunts House £20
Booking and payment
On receipt of your reservation by email to John subject the winter School at email@example.com an invoice will be raised and sent to you by e-mail giving details of how to make payment.
All cancellations will be refunded in full up until February the 1st.
Please make sure you reserve your place, even if you are coming just for the evening bal, please let us know, it makes life so much easier.
Children - free festival activities
under the age of 7 - no charge
between the ages of 7-12 half price food and full price accommodation.
between the ages of 12-15 full price food and accommodation.
These allowances relate to one child to one adult.
Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times
Please don't arrive with your dogs or pets as they are not allowed
For more information please visit www.emade.org.uk
CALLING ALL DANCERS
Are you a fan of dancing? Do you love to ‘strut your stuff’ on the dance floor?
Do you appreciate the benefits of dancing – the exercise, meeting others who share the same passion for dance and the opportunity to ‘let go’ and twist and twirl your cares away?
Then why not organise a group of like minded friends and colleagues and come to Gaunts for a weekend or few days of dancing and having fun.
We have three great dance spaces – The Ballroom, The Barn Theatre and the converted Squash Court. We provide delicious vegetarian catering, comfortable accommodation, (some with en suite facilities) and acres of glorious Dorset countryside to explore when taking time out from the dance floor.
We can tailor the weekend to suit your requirements so why not call us or email.
We will be delighted to hear from you and discuss all possibilities for providing your group with a most enjoyable few days in our country mansion.
Let the Dancing begin!
Call 01202 841522 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gaunts House invites you for a sit down dinner followed by an intimate concert in the Ballroom from Jeremy Johnson.
British singer songwriter Jeremy Johnson combines poetic narrative songwriting, sonorous vocals and accomplished guitar melodies in his powerful, intricately constructed music.
Jeremy’s first self released album ‘32nd Orbit’ enjoyed significant local radio play in the midlands on both BBC Introducing and Touch FM, leading to a BBC interview at BBC Introducing Live by DJ Andrew Marston. Right now Jeremy is working on his second album with producer Simon Britcliffe (Snow Patrol, Keane) at Decoy Studios in Suffolk which is due for general release in March 2019. Just the right time to come and play us some of his new music at Gaunts House.
The bar will be open for the evening for refreshments.
Please contact email@example.com 01202 841 522 for more information about this event.
Tickets must be prebooked by contacting Gaunts House or are available here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-music-and-dinner-tickets-53343206968?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
"I have learned a LOT about me this weekend."
"It felt very safe and contained." "Great love and humour."
"Being validated was so beneficial."
"I feel deeply privileged to have benefited from your learnings, watch out world!"
"It was empowering, supportive and I learned so much."
"Thank you for setting up a wonderful, powerful space for transformation."
"Just THE best weekend."
To celebrate Spring Equinox & following the resounding
success of the Autumn 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; which also align,
mirror & synthesise with Second Spring, our 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 Spring 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 with Michelle.
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!
To Book a place on this retreat call Gaunts House on 01202 841 522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All other enquiries about the even please contact-
Women's Health, Hormonal & Wellbeing Coach
07769 225 086
3 Amazing DJ's - DJ Junk - Earthboy - Paddy Thorne
Come and join us for "Conscious Clubbing". Clubbing without Alcohol... Beautiful Gaunt's House... Hot drinks, chocolatey nibbles and chillout area... Happy vibes...
For future events join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2056844624402408/
This event is proving very popular... Tickets £5 (suggested donation)... Pre-buy here to avoid disappointment: https://www.jxwd.co.uk/conscious-clubbing-bournemouth.html
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 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 !!
Sivananda Yoga Teacher
Thai Yoga Massage Therapist
due to a mix up in dates by the organiser of conscious clubbing the May 10th night will now not be taking place at Gaunts. Apologies for any inconvenience and please contact the organiser for any further information. Thank you
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...
For future events join our group (please invite your friends): https://www.facebook.com/groups/2056844624402408/
This event is proving very popular... Tickets £5 (suggested donation)... Pre-buy here to avoid disappointment:
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.
FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS
"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: email@example.com
Booking form available online at https://www.teahan-therapies.com/phdi/p1.nsf/supppages/4129?opendocument&part=6
AWAKE! records of the massive peaceful resistance led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to the Dakota Access Pipeline through their land and underneath the Missouri River.
AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock is a powerful visual poem in three parts that uncovers complex hidden truths with simplicity. The film is a collaboration between indigenous filmmakers: Director Myron Dewey and Executive Producer Doug Good Feather; and environmental Oscar-nominated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Spione.
The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. The film documents the story of Native-led defiance that has forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. It asks: "Are you ready to join the fight?"
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
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
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
Scania is a Sound Healing Practitioner and Psychotherapist Find out more about Scania at www.scaniaprice.com and the www.thelifeyoulove.co.uk Heike leads drumming groups and at Festivals all over the country.
BENEFITS OF SOUND HEALING
– 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
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
Book Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bach-flower-remedies-transform-your-home-into-healing-place-for-youothers-tickets-58105370728?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 07769800897
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!
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
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