Events are held all year round
in the Heart of Nature
Many events follow the rhythm of the moon cycles, and sun cycles at Solstice and Equinox times.
By actively participating in the natural cycles such as the Equinoxes, Solstices and the phases of the Moon, we can attune ourselves to the creative forces that flow through us and learn how-to live-in harmony and balance with ourselves and with Mother Earth.
A “sense of ceremony” is an important part of what we’ll do together. Ceremonies are all about connection, providing a bridge between the physical and the energy fields that exist within you and around you. Every time we work with ceremony we can connect more deeply into our own sense of sacredness, a vital part of the great web of Life.
“It was beautifully healing from start to finish.”
17th December, 2-4.30pm – The Sound Lodge, Hexham
HEARTBEAT Winter Solstice Meditation
A meaningful time to rest and ceremoniously "go within" before the onset of Christmas. As this shortest day approaches. experience playing your own rhythmic drum beat to help align you, along with mantras, seasonal sounds and resonant sound bath of various planetary gongs and other instruments, colour focus, poetry and Silence. Followed by hot mincepies and refreshements. Cost £40 for one or £75 for two.
Cost: £40 or £75 for two
13th January, 2-4pm – The Sound Lodge, Hexham
"New Year, New Beginnings" Reflection and Sound Meditation
A wonderful time to pause, reflect and start afresh setting your intent for the Year ahead. Experience slow rhythmic drum-beat to help you align, along with seasonal sounds, mantras and resonant sound bath of Peace Gong, Moon Gong, Earth Gong, Shruti, Colour Focus, Poetry and Silence. Followed by tea around the fire. Booking required, cost £30 for one or £55 for two.
Cost: £30 or £55 for two
All of the meditations and workshops are for 6 -8 people and take place in the well-ventilated Sound Lodge, allowing for generous personal distancing. If you’d prefer a more private and exclusive experience, smaller sessions for 2 people can be arranged by appointment. Contact Johanna for more information.
“So uplifting and inspiring. Your manner is simply beautiful; compelling, sincere and gentle.”
Each group meditation starts with a short, mindful barefoot walk across the grass (optional and weather permitting) where you’ll be wowed by the vast Northumbrian skies and magnificent views overlooking the Tyne valley towards Hadrian's Wall. At this point we start our energetic connection with Mother Earth learning some very simple movement, which enables us to set our intentions and connect before we enter the Sound Lodge, our heart-warming 16-foot Yurt.
Once inside, we’ll gather around the traditional wood burning stove to begin our meditation. The resonant sound and harmonics you can expect to experience, create vibrational changes in the physical/emotional body and in the busy mind, (you can often feel the vibration) so that as internal shifts occur, you start to truly relax, wind-down and come into harmony.
We often start with a simple humming and breathing practice to harmonise with one another. Numerous instruments such as Monochord, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Crystal Singing Bowl and Shamanic Drum are interwoven around the regenerating Gong Bath to help still the mind, soothe the spirit and uplift you.