♥ An afternoon bathing in rhythm & sound: drum circle followed by gong bath. Drumming will begin with a simple beat or pulse, which everyone can play together; on top of this we will layer different flavors to create exciting music INCLUSIVE OF ALL LEVELS. Then lie back and let the music wash over you bathed in the healing sound of gongs, Himalayan singing bowls & other magical instruments. ♥ www.thesussexdrum.com Facebook: @goodvibrationssoundtherapy
Cost: £30 ♥ plus booking fee £1.93
Venue: Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks, BN6 8QH
Travel: Hassocks Station - 15mins walk; Train - London Victoria to Hassocks - 55mins; Car - London to Hassocks - 1hr 50mins
This event is ideal for.. Anyone who wants to gather and drum with others in warm community. Anyone of any ability; a musician or novice. Anyone who wants to relax & listen to healing sounds. Anyone longing to feel welcome & part of a group without having to engage with words. Anyone interested in personal expression & community music. Anyone who has come to a class or event run by Jamie Morgan or Al Nicholson before and wants more.
What to expect from a Drum N’ Gong afternoon..
In short.. A fun afternoon diving into rhythm followed by sound relaxation; Expect games, laughter, play & to take part in some really great music, with a chance to rest into healing sounds; We'll harness the potency of rhythm to connect, transform & empower & the potency of music to recuperate & recharge; After the workshop finishes at 4pm we will provide herbal teas & dairy free chocolate with the opportunity to chat about your drum n' gong experience.
Jamie Morgan Biography: With over 20 years passion and experience as a professional drummer and facilitator, Jamie has observed the global capacity of rhythm to connect, heal & inspire; no prior musical knowledge required. He has played alongside some of the foremost leaders and musicians in the field, such as Arthur Hull, Mamady Keita and Gabrielle Roth. This has fostered a deep knowledge that, irrespective of prior experience, taking part in rhythm has enormous power and potency to transform and empower. Percussion & hand drums provide a gateway into musical cultures from around the world & the art of music, which belongs to everyone.
Allan Nicholson Biography:
Allan qualified as a Gong Practitioner in 2017 after studying with Gong Master, Sheila Whittaker. His journey into sound healing began in 2015 when he was looking for holistic ways to deal with anxiety and SAD. Now running Sound Baths and collaboration events across Sussex, Allan's session are bringing a sense of peace and deep relaxation to those who attend and he continues to learn about the healing powers of sound and vibration on the body and mind. https://www.facebook.com/Goodvibrationssoundtherapy/
Timings: 1.00 - 4.00pm
Cost: £30 plus booking fee £1.75
Children under 12 years of age go free. This event is not suitable for children under 10 years of age & all children must be supervised.
What to bring:-
- Drums & percussion will be provided, but if you would like to bring your own, you are more than welcome.
- Chairs - This will be a seated event & chairs will be provided, but if you prefer to bring your own comfy garden chairs, please do.
- Yoga mat, blanket, sleeping bag, cushion - something to lie on is needed for your comfort during the gong bath
- Loose comfortable clothes – clothes you can easily lie down in & relax during the gong bath
- Eye mask - cutting out natural light can enhance your gong bath experience
- Food - We will provide herbal teas & dairy-free chocolate to share after the gong bath finishes
Car - sharing can be a great way to get to know people & save costs.
Train - www.thetrainline.com- affordable advance tickets
DRUMMING (1hr 45mins) With Jamie Morgan
This will be an immersive dip into the world of rhythm, community music & personal expression
Welcome - arriving in the space
Warm up - warming the hands, body and brain with simple rhythmic pattens
Foundations - learning rhythms, dropping into listening and playing!
Immersive Rhythm - We’ll set an intention, and then we’ll play out the afternoon, raising our own energy to meet the natural ebb and flow of music as it happens
By sharing time and space in the rhythm, we take part in something profound and simple that’s existed all over the world for millennia, with our own totally unique stamp on it: www.thesussexdrum.com
GONG BATH (1hr) With Al Nicholson
Following an uplifting drumming rhythm session with Jamie and Virginia, I will bring the energy back down with a relaxing gong bath to end the day
For an hour you will be bathed in the healing sounds of the gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and other grounding instruments.
For those who have never been to a gong bath before, there is no water or a bath involved, no getting undressed, just giving yourself an hour with nothing to do but simply be and allow the sounds of the healing instruments to gently relax and soothe you and take you on a journey through sound.
This will be a safe space for you to relax and unwind from the daily stresses of life and can help release physical, mental and emotional blocks that could be holding you back in life.
Following the gong bath there will be a selection of herbal teas and some yummy dairy free chocolate available and an opportunity to chat about your drum n' gong experience with others.
Please bring a yoga mat and a blanket to lie on, or a sleeping bag to keep you warm. For extra comfort please feel free to bring a pillow or cushion to support your head if needed (If you do not want to lie down seats can be available if needed or you can bring a comfortable garden chair). If you have an eye mask or eye pillow bring it along as cutting out the natural light can enhance your experience.
It's also advisable to wear loose clothing and drink plenty of water on the day.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me at: email@example.com