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Experiential workshop where we take you into a place of self reflection. A place where you can gain insights and awareness of your unique inner processes leading to release of old outdated patterns and agreements that no longer serve you. This experience is directed to anyone who wishes to delve deep into the world of sound and experience first hand the healing power, for yourself or to share with others along the way. In the form of Individual or Group Sound session.
We live in a conformist society that represses and controls emotions. A society where we are expected to fulfill the expectations of a system which tells us who or how we should be. This patronising system usually begins subconsciously in the family. Most children these days no longer experience this, but many of the children 30 or 40 years ago experienced this way of growing up… meeting the expectations of our parents… learning how to keep our mouth shut and our emotions repressed. To do what we are told and what society expects of us. Loosing connection with our dreams, creativity and fullest potential.
Through music and sound you have the possibility to get into the feeling body, through the feeling tones which connect you directly with your heart, skipping the mind, allowing whatever needs to happen for you, to happen in this very moment. This is one side of the experience, but there are many other layers or levels that can be experienced with Sound. You will simply experience whatever is most needed in this very moment. Through your own experience, find yourself in a place of greater empathy and understanding when offering these sessions to others.
Personally we have witnessed in ourselves and others, a letting go of any attachment. Not only towards our feelings but towards many other things that we learn to be addicted or attached to. We possess and hold on to feelings, emotions, people, so this restart which happens not only during the workshops but also during a 45 minute Sound Ceremony, helps you to let go of whatever it is you need to let go of by simply going into a neutral space where you can become your own observer.
The Intensive Gong and Sound Therapy Training takes place in a Retreat setting, and is tailored for everyone, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced students of the Gong and Sound as tools for healing or you are simply searching for a connection within yourself… It is a time to go deep within yourself using Sound as the bridge. Through living the experience we become more attuned when we offer the experience. Dance the dance, sing the song, lead your own journey.
During this time, we use many instruments including the Gongs with their various qualities and characters, including the elements, as after all, we are made up of all the elements which represent each one of us on a very unique level. We work with these elements with the Gongs, the voice, dance and movement. These are all very simple techniques which we used naturally as children. We offer them in a ceremonial way with awareness, reconnecting with our inner child, our intention, our need, our desire beyond our mind. By clearing the space we can meet in our heart and hear the voice of our soul which is constantly in touch with us.
These are simple practices which come from the elements themselves, from the earth, from the forest, from the ocean, from the desert, from the mountains, from the sky, from the stars, from our soul… to go deep within ourselves though music, meditations and movement. Originating from our many years of experience, listening and responding to the needs of many from all the layers of existence!
THE MAIN TOPICS THAT WE SHARE DURING THIS RETREAT
The Art and Skill of Playing Gong and Singing Bowls
The Art and Skill of vocalizing, toning, Over-Toning, chanting and finding your inner Songs.
Introduction and application of modern and ancient instruments used in performance and healing by native cultures from different parts of the world.
Sacred Tone Improvisation
Sacred Sound Ceremony and Healing Performance
Tribal Sound Journey
Leading Sound Meditations and Therapeutic Gong Baths both individual and group settings.
Introduction to MEM Yoga Kriya, Breath and Meditation.
Philosophy, Science and History of Music – a practical approach.
During our gathering we cover all topics in an interactive experiential way. We are not limited to those listed above, but are constantly innovating in the world of complementary and alternative therapies to bring you the latest developments and techniques in the field of healing the mind, body and soul, so we can be present in the Now and truly experience ‘I am, that I am’.
Here are just some of the activities we wish to share:
Many, many Sacred Sound Ceremonies & Gong Baths.
Tribal Sound Journey
Singing Bowl Massage
Chanting, Toning, Singing…
Singing Bowl Massage in the Water (weather permitting)
Certificate of Attendance will be given after finishing workshop 9 Day Intensive Gong & Sound Therapy Training.
As every year we will have a special guest teacher during this retreat. This year we have the great pleasure of welcoming Johannes Heimrath who will share with us his Gong Life experience.
Johannes Heimrath, scholar of composition, music ethnology, and Early Music at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg in 1971, was involved in the dawn of Music & Sound Therapy exploring the healing effects of sound and music in therapy. Now, Master Gong Maker of all Sona/Tone of Life Gongs, creator of the sound therapy method he named “Sonogram” published in 1989 in his book, which in 1994 came out in the USA under the title “The Healing Power of the Gong”. Johannes will share with us his experience and expertise as a gong maker and sound therapist.
Sound and voice – powerful tools of transformation
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Date of workshops:
25.05 to 02.06.2019 We start at 10:00am on 25.05. and finish at lunch time on 2.06.
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23.08 to 31.08.2019 We start at 10:00 on 23.06. and finish at lunch time on 31.08
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Place of workshops: Tone Of Life Centre, 43-353 Porabka, Poland
Cost of Retreat including food and Accommodation : €1260 – (Workshop, €900*, Food and Accommodation €360)
To secure your place please send a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the cost of the workshop (€450)
Cost of Food and Accommodation is calculated from the night before the start of the retreat and can be payed with the final workshop payment either on arrival in cash or by bank deposit before arrival
All meals are vegetarian, home made with the best available products.
Accommodation is on a shared basis in either one of our log cabins or shared bedroom above the meeting hall.
Each room sleeps between two and four people. All with shared bathroom.
If you are coming from abroad, we advise you make travel arrangements to arrive the day before. Your accommodation will be ready from 2pm the day before the workshop starts and a light supper will be served at around 7.30pm.
Please send deposit to the following account:
ABIGAIL DAVINA BRAIN
6 MORRIS BLITZ COURT
FOULDEN ROAD LONDON N16 7UJ
BANK HANDLOWY IN WARSAW
Ul. Senatorska 16
(cp 00-923) Warszawa
*Please note prices quoted are Netto
Please email confirmation of deposit to
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The closest airports to our centre are
Krakow (Cracow) or Katowice (Katowitz)
In our online store you can find high quality Tone Of Life Gongs, Gong Accessories and many other instruments from all around the world. Participants of our workshops can experience playing all the instruments you will find in our shop. We encourage you to contact us –
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