Sound Healing Workshops are often a part of our retreats.
Our dear friend, Caroline Measures from Sunshine Therapies in Dorset and other lovely sound therapists, join us regularly for Gong Baths and the workshops are beautiful, very healing experiences.
Saira often uses Crystal and Tibetan Bowls as part of her yoga sessions and sometimes uses 7 beautiful Crystal Bowls to create a Chakra Balancing sound session.
What to expect from a Sound Healing Gong Bath
A sound bath usually starts with some meditation and relaxation to help you to feel that you can release and let go.
Once you are open and ready to receive the sound healing you will simple lie back and enjoy, there is usually at least one full hour of sound healing so plenty of time to really be nourished!
Sometimes we ask you to bring a blanket or pillow to rest on if you are attending a retreat day but this will all be requested in an email if needed, if you are joining a residential retreat all is provided.
After the sound healing sessions there is a period of silence to lie and enjoy the vibrations of the gong or bowls and then we sit up for a final closing meditation and simple chant.
More about the Gong
The gong is a sacred and ancient instrument of healing, rejuvenation and transformation.
The gong is the greatest synthesizer in the world. It synthesises everything so that it comes into functional harmony. To heal is to make whole, so where there is functional harmony and holistic resonance, healing takes place naturally.
On a physical level, the gong releases tension and blocks in the body, it stimulates a higher functioning of the glandular and nervous system, it increases prana, our vital life force and improves circulation.
The gong also works deeply on the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. The gong purifies and quietens the mind. It literally cuts through the linear mind and clears the clutter from the subconscious mind to reveal the radiant and authentic self. It has the capacity to bring us to our neutral mind that is wise and non-judgemental. It helps turn the mind to zero, a state of stillness where innate wisdom can be accessed. Another benefit that comes from the mind stilling, is repair at the DNA and cellular level allowing deep healing to take place.
We will prepare our self to receive the healing vibrations of the gong with breath, mantra and relaxation exercises, then all there is left to do is to lie down and allow the healing waves of the gong to penetrate deep into our being allowing healing to take place.
Please note: Sound healing is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or who suffers with Epilepsy, please contact us if you have any concerns about whether joining a sound healing workshop is right for you.