Barefoot Sound Bath!

Thanks to all that came to the lovely sound bath last night at Birmingham Buddhist Centre. Great to see so many new faces!

Next up, a Friday night relaxation special at Barefoot Yoga in Harborne.
This is a thoroughly wonderful way to end your busy week in a beautiful yoga studio.
A great way to unwind before the weekend or even a great way to start your Friday night off with total peace!

The February New Moon Sound Bath will take place on:

Friday 24th February
8pm-9pm
Barefoot Yoga Centre
7 High St,
Harborne,
Birmingham, B17 9NT
£10

The session will begin promptly at 8:15pm. Doors will be open from 7:45pm and closed at 8:10pm.
Please arrive a little before the session to find a space and settle.
For your comfort, bring with you a blanket, cushion and yoga/roll mat.
If you don’t have any of these there are a few spare!

Please let me know at the beginning of the session if you are in the first trimester of pregnancy, suffer from seizures/epilepsy, have metal implants or are fitted with a pacemaker.
Participants need to be 16yrs or over.

The session will last approx 45mins, followed by refreshments and a short group feedback session.
The session is a passive sound session. All participants need to do is lie back, close their eyes and enjoy bathing in a sea of sounds!
The exchange for the sound bath is £10 per person and can be paid in cash on the day.
There is a carpark right next to the pub opposite the yoga centre and also parking on Nursery Road.
The sound bath will be taking place in the yoga studio up the stairs from the reception desk on the 1st floor.
Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to this venue.

Thanks and Happy Vibrations!

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Beat those January Blues!!!

“Snow is diamonds for a faery’s feet;
Blithely and bonnily she trips along,
Her lips a-carol with a merry song,
And in her eyes the meaning… Life is sweet!”

Ruby Archer

January is a hard time for everyone so to help with those short dark days and in bringing some balance back in to your life, try some soothing, healing sounds!

It’s going to be a wonderfully busy couple of months for Sound Baths!
First up, a joint sonic journey between myself and the wonderful Sarah Westwood, this Sunday at Birmingham Buddhist Centre. We shall be running a 1.5hr session, including gongs, singing bowls, didgeridoo and percussion!
Please note this sound bath is now fully booked, apologies for any disappointment.

I will be running a special Friday night sound bath at Barefoot Yoga in Harborne on 24th February for anyone that can’t make it on a Sunday. A brilliant way to end your busy week!

Here are the next few Sound Bath dates. I am taking bookings now.

Sunday February 12th, 5pm, Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, Birmingham Buddhist Centre
Friday February 24th, 8pm, New Moon, Solar Eclipse, Barefoot Yoga Centre
Sunday 12th March, 5pm, Full Moon, Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Relax, Unwind, Replenish & Rejuvenate!

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Mendi Singh & Friends

My dear friend Mendi is performing at MAC alongside Rioghnach Connolly from Honeyfeet, Beware Soul Brother & The Breath.
This will be a wonderful evening of world music and I can’t recommend it enough!
Wednesday 15th February 2017.
See you there!

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Tis the Season…..!

Thanks to all that attended last nights sound bath. A great turn out and I look forward to seeing some of you next month!

Here are the upcoming sound baths:

January 8th 2017 – 7pm – 1hr – £10
January 29th 2017 New Moon – 5pm – 1.5hrs – £15 FULLY BOOKED!
February 12th 2015 Full Moon – 5pm – 1hr – £10

There are only a few places left for January 8th and January 29th is now fully booked!
Please email me to book your place on any of these sound baths.

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Gongs with Sheila Whittaker

I recently took part in some intensive gong training with Sheila Whittaker.
A thoroughly brilliant weekend with some lovely people and some stunning gongs!
Sheila is running an all night Gong Puja for Winter Solstice on December 17th if anyone is in the Devon area. I highly recommend this! For more information please see her website for details:

http://www.healing-sound.co.uk/

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I wish you all the warmest of festive seasons, in the truest meaning of the time…

Holly and Mistletoe for healing and peace.
Amanita Muscaria for transformation and change.
Sinterklaas, St Nicholas, Odin, Frau Holle, Sun Gods.
Evergreen trees, life, giving, sharing, kindness and love.
Welcoming in the light of the longer days, getting closer to Spring and rebirth each day.

Happy Winter Solstice everyone and may you be warm and merry!

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Stoneage Soundtracks

So I’ve just returned from the Cantabria region in Spain. A beautiful part of the world with so many stunning vistas, colours and fresh air!
The book that accompanied my trip was Stone age Soundtracks – a great read!
Coincidentally we also visited the Altamira Cave which has some of the oldest cave paintings.
Fascinatingly for me, I was reading about the acoustics of ancient sites at the time.
Resonance and sounding of ancient sites, monoliths, stone circles, tombs, caves and ringing stones!

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Through much testing and research it seems that these ancient cave paintings by Neolithic people had acute precision in being placed at the right places of resonance within the space.
Ritual practice, altered states, planned arrangement of stones and paintings…. too perfect and too acoustic to be random.

Here’s a little video of Brian Cox at Altamira. We didn’t get to see the real thing because our names weren’t Brian Cox!

And a brief article on Stone age acoustics…. for more insights I highly recommend Stone age sound tracks…
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/07/080702-cave-paintings.html

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Winter Sound Baths…

Thanks to everyone came to last nights sound bath.
December’s session is half full already so get your bookings in quick!
I’m looking forward to this run of Winter Warming Sound Baths, especially a New Moon extended special session with Sarah Westwood!

To book your place for any of the following dates please email me at muserysound@gmail.com

Sunday December 11th – 1hr
Sunday January 8th – 1hr
Sunday 29th January New Moon with Sarah Westwood – 1.5hr
Sunday 12th February Full Moon – 1hr

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I am looking for a venue for a monthly week night session. If anyone knows a good, quiet, warm and non-religious space for hire please let me know!

I am no longer on facebook so please check the website or email for updates on sonic goodness!

Happy Winter Warming!!

By |November 7th, 2016|Blog, Events & Workshops|Comments Off on Winter Sound Baths…

Watt’s Orbit

For those of you that unfortunately missed Watt’s Orbit on the weekend…. wwoooooaaaaahhhh!!
What an incredible sound installation, the sounds, the bass, the atmosphere, the precise composition, the visuals, the journey!
A meeting of minds of two geniuses and an industrial sound bathing roller coaster!!
Well done to Bobby Bird!!

https://avacurate.com/watts-orbit/

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Topaz, Citrine & Chrysanthemums!

Next up….

November Sound Bath.

Sunday 6th November
Birmingham Buddhist Centre
6pm-7pm
11 Park Road, Moseley,
Birmingham B13 8AB
£10

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Booking is essential and places are filling up fast so email me to book your place as soon as possible! muserysound@gmail.com

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Highbury Harvest

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

I’m looking forward to seeing the sound bathers that have booked on to this Sunday’s sound bath. Apologies to those that didn’t email me in time, we are now fully booked!

Upcoming sound bath dates:
Sunday 6th November, Birmingham Buddhist Centre
Thursday 24th November, Hollyfields Sports & Conference Centre, Erdington
Sunday 11th December, Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Please email me to book your place!

And for those of you about in Brum on Saturday 15th October, I will be running a Himalayan bowl workshop and possibly a mini sound bath (weather permitting) at the Highbury Harvest at Highbury Park, Kings Heath, 3-4pm.
Come join us for an array of Autumnal natural goodness and fun activities….

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October Sound Bath

Rooting in the word Octagon, October means the eighth month. October was the eighth month in the year according to the old Roman calendar until January and February were added to the start of the year.

The Old English name for October is Winterfylleth which is said to refer to the Winter full moon.

So as the leaves start to turn to their many rich colours of Autumn, we welcome in October, the opal, calendular, the month of Michaelmas, Halloween and Apple Day…

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October Sound Bath
Sunday 9th October
6pm-7pm
Birmingham Buddhist Centre
11 Park Road, Moseley,
Birmingham
B13 8AB
£10

Thanks to all that attended Septembers New Moon Sound Bath, what a lovely turn out!
October is getting booked up fast so get your bookings in quick!

To book your place please email muserysound@gmail.com

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