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Workshops - Retreats - Sound Baths

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

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Monthly Online
Sound Healing
Workshop

  • January 19th 2024

  • February 8th 2024

  • March 7th 2024

  • April 11th 2024

  • May 9th 2024

  • June 13th 2024

  • July 11th 2024

Thursdays monthly - 7.30pm

£10

This ongoing series of workshops will introduce a new sound healing element and practice each month, followed by a sound meditation such as a soundbath, singing bowl meditation, sound activation, healing harp improvisation, planetary frequency atunement, and more. 

Aspects of Sound healing will include:

  • An Introduction to Sound Healing

  • Deep Grounding & Earth  Connection: Sounding with The Mother

  • Resonant Humming Breath for the Nervous System

  • Exploring & Developing Intention

  • Toning the Vowels & Energy System

  • Intuitive Voice: Listening-feeling-sounding

  • Bija Mantras & The Chakras

  • Introduction to Vocal Tai Chi

  • Inside the Vowels | Ethereal Vowels

  • Introduction to planetary frequencies

  • The Ancestral Voice

  • Sounding The New Earth

Please get in touch if you'd like any more information (or use my contact form).

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Monthly in person
Soundbaths

Fridays monthly - 7.30pm

£17

  • January 11th 2024

  • February 16th 2024

  • March 22nd 2024

  • April 19th 2024

  • May 24th 2024

  • June 21st 2024

  • July 19th 2024

A sound bath is an immersive sound experience. Once you are lying down and comfortable, I will take you on a meditative journey using gongs, singing bowls, chimes and percussion. Sound baths are great if you find it difficult to relax and let go. The sound gives your mind something to focus on and become absorbed in. The myriad vibrations can help your body release tension and your energetic system to shift imbalances and dissonant patterns.

Please bring anything you need to be comfortable. I suggest a yoga mat, blanket, pillow, bolster, teddy bear (optional). Please arrive 10 minutes before the start to get yourself settled. 

Please read more about soundbaths below.

Venue: Life By Margot, 84 Park Rd, Crouch End, London N8 8JQ

About Soundbaths

A sound bath is an immersive sound experience. Once you are lying down and comfortable, I will take you on a meditative journey using gongs, singing bowls, chimes and percussion. Sound baths are great if you find it difficult to relax and let go. The sound gives your mind something to focus on and become absorbed in. The myriad vibrations can help your body release tension and your energetic system to shift imbalances and dissonant patterns.

Please bring anything you need to be comfortable. I suggest a yoga mat, blanket, pillow, bolster, teddy bear (optional). Please arrive 10 minutes before the start to get yourself settled. 

I rarely play the gongs loudly and so most people find the experience relaxing. However, the complex sounds of the larger symphonic gongs can be unusual and challenging for who are very sensitive or vulnerable. For this reason soundbaths are not recommended for:

 

  • Women in the first trimester of pregnancy

  • Children under the age of thirteen

  • If you have a metal implant or a pacemaker

  • Those experiencing severe mental health problems

  • Those affected by sound induced epilepsy

Please get in touch if you'd like any more information (or use my contact form).

Day Retreat - Hertfordshire

Healing Sound & Vocal Tai Chi

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Healing Sound & Vocal Tai Chi - Day Retreat

Fanshaw Rooms - Opposite the village green, Brickendon Green (near Bayford), Hertfordshire, SG13 8PB

Public transport: A 10 minute walk from Bayford train station with direct connections to Moorgate, several north London stations & Hertford North

 

September 28th 2024 - 10am - 4.30pm

 

Cost: £90

 

With sound we can tend to our inner world, aid our physical healing and health, and harmonise our energetic system.

To Book email: alistairsound@gmail.com 

The phenomenon of sound is a dynamic form of vibration and energy. For us humans it has always been used instinctively for expression, communication and also healing. We will look at how and why we do this, and how it can be developed into simple self healing practices of what we call sound healing.

 

Plan for the day

 

Morning

 

  • Welcome & Introduction

  • The inner nature of sound

  • Vocal sounds as Sonic Archetypes & Personal Archetypes

Break

  • Introduction to Vocal Tai Chi

  • Vocal Tai Chi Session 1 - Body-breath-flow - opening the voice

 

Lunch 

 

Afternoon

 

  • Vocal Tai Chi session 2 - Exploring the Sonic Archetypes

Break

  • Settling into centre with sounds for grounding & balance

  • Guided Meditation & Earth-tuned Sound Journey (Soundbath)

  • Drawing it all together - Personal practice - advice & tips

 

What to bring

 

Please bring your own lunch, a yoga or camping mat, pillow, blanket and anything you need to be comfortable and warm for the sound bath. 

Day Retreat - Reddish, Stockport

Sacred Sound & Energy

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Sacred Sound & Energy - Day Retreat

Sand & Sound Centre 

Unit 1 (1st Floor), Reddish Business Centre, 123a Gorton Road, Reddish, Stockport SK5 6EE

 

September 15th 2024 - 10am - 5pm

 

Cost: £90

 

With sound we can tend to our inner world, aid our physical healing and health, harmonise and develop our energetic system.

 

To Book email: alistairsound@gmail.com 

Sound is a dynamic form of vibration and is amazing at working with energy, as our energy is also dynamic vibration. Harmonious, balanced and aligned energy exists in a state of ‘flowing wholeness’ (ref. Lucy Crisfield) - this is the perfect state of health and vitality. Experiences on our life journey inevitably cause this flow to become unbalanced, restricted and dissonant which results in dis-ease, disfunction and ultimately illness. Practices and properties of Sound and Sound Healing can serve to unbind, release and restore this healthy flowing wholeness. 

Beyond this, it can also be a powerful tool for growth, through ‘developing’ and ‘enhancing’ our energy system.

 

In this workshop we will take a deeper dive into aspects of sound and healing, some of which you may not have thought of in these ways before. Every aspect will be hands on and experiential, allowing you to get a feel for how it all works for you. This workshop is for anyone wishing to go deeper into the world of sound healing, and is great for practitioners of any healing modality, wishing to enhance their practice.

 

Plan for the day:

 

Morning

 

  • From the Ground Up - Earth Connection & Grounding - Safety, vital energy & belonging - Deepening a relationship - Resonant humming with the Mother

Break

  • The Power of Intention Deep Dive - Definitions - The physical & energetic anatomy of intention - nurturing & developing it - practices

  • Sound & Energy Evolution - How we can use sound to heal and evolve

 

Lunch 

 

Afternoon

 

  • Sacred Sound Geometry - sound’s inherent internal geometry - spatial geometry - taking it out of our minds and into our ears and bodies - practical ways to use it to enhance your practice

  • Sacred Sound Ceremony - toning & tuning the energy system with sound geometry

Break

  • New Mudras for personal energy work

  • The magic & majesty of the Heart

  • Sacred Heart Activation, leading into…

  • Sacred Sound Journey

  • Drawing it all together - Personal practice - advice & tips

 

What to bring

 

Please bring your own lunch. Bring a notebook, a pen and a pencil. If you have a favourite tuning for or singing bowl, please bring this also. Don’t worry of you don’t, there will be plenty there. Please also bring a yoga or camping mat, pillow, blanket and anything you need to be comfortable and warm for the sound bath. 

3 Day Sound Healing Retreat

Sound Coherence & Vocal Tai Chi Retreat

October 25th - 27th, Claridge House, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6QH

Cost - £399

 

The healing path is a journey towards 'flowing wholeness' (ref. Lucy Crisfield). This is when we are able to move through life, with all its ups and downs, and still feel ok, even thrive. More than this, we can find greater authenticity in the expression of our truth and of who we are. We can experience a profound sense of safety and belonging, and step into joyful embodiment of being - alive on this Earth.

This weekend you will learn about the healing power of your own voice and its relationship to your body, breath and energy. Learn about the physical and energetic anatomy of expression and intention, and experience sacred sound geometry. And you will begin to discover your own inner universe of sound through the wonderful practice of Vocal Tai Chi.

 

Plan for the weekend (TBC)

 

Friday

 

  • The wonderful world of sound & healing

  • Deep listening: Learning to be with what is - Finding where you are through sound & sensation

  • The healing power & potential of the voice

  • The physical & energetic anatomy of expression & intention

  • Coming into presence - Singing bowl choir

 

Saturday

 

  • Deep grounding & Earth connection - Resonant humming with the Mother - Deepening your relationship

  • Vocal Tai Chi Session 1 - Body-breath-flow - Opening the voice

  • FREE TIME

  • Vocal Tai Chi Session 2 - Exploring & unfolding

  • Guided Meditation & Soundbath

  • Silent Time

 

Sunday

 

  • Sacred Sound Geometry

  • Drawing it all together - Integrating the practices - what to take this home

 

Vocal Tai Chi

 

This wonderful practice is a way of working with the self through the relationship to one's own voice. Our voice contains everything we are: our identity, origin, our mental, emotional and physical states, and even our ancestry. Connecting with the flow of energy in breath and body, I will guide you through ways to engage and open your voice. From grounded, centred presence, you will initiate an ever deepening exploration of yourself within your sound. Vocal Tai Chi is a highly intuitive embodied practice, welcoming all sounds as valuable parts of us to be witnessed and honoured. It truly is liberating and can open us up to new levels of truth, expression, release, healing and integration.

 

To book, contact Claridge House 01342 832 150

 

Please get in touch if you'd like any more information.

Previous Events

3 Day Sound Healing Retreat - Claridge House

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1st - 3rd December 2023, Claridge House, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6QH

Sound Coherence & Vocal Tai Chi

Sounding the Energy System

Sound vibrates the body, moves the emotions, inspires the mind and touches the spirit. It is deeply relaxing, meditative and transformative.

This weekend we will be taking a deeper dive into the world and practices of sound healing.

We will be focussing specifically on our energetic system and Chakras. We will learn how sound is excellent at activating, clearing and shifting our energetic pathways, and how it can promote greater harmony, alignment and coherence within our entire energy system and throughout every level of our being. 

 

We will learn about our Chakras, their aspects and associations, and begin to engage with these energies using intention, sensation and imagination. Connecting these faculties with our sense of hearing, we will explore how to intuitively vocalise from the experience of our own energy, our own sense of self and inner state. 

Once we have begun to awaken our energetic sound we can begin to encourage greater balance and coherence through the use of intentionally therapeutic sound. 

This will involve a practice that will progressively integrate the toning of vowels, visualisation of colour and sacred geometry, and planetary orbital frequencies - the music of the spheres. 

 

Every practice will be framed and contained by deep grounding and Earth connection.

I will treat you to a healing sound bath and relaxing sound meditations that will guide through the process.  

There will be the opportunity to meet online a month after the retreat for sharing and for a top up of sound healing.

I look forward to meeting you and to sharing the wonderful world of healing sound with you.

Claridge house is peaceful and restorative in itself and the staff are wonderfully kind and supporting. They will provide us with lovingly cooked wholesome, vegetarian meals and are always happy to help if we need anything. 

To book please contact Claridge House here: 

For more information please contact me or Claridge house

3 day Sound Healing Retreat - Claridge House

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Friday 7th - Monday 10th October 2022, Claridge House, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6QH Cost £495

Sound Coherence - Going Deeper

Sound vibrates the body, moves the emotions, inspires the mind and touches the spirit. It is deeply relaxing, meditative and transformative.

This weekend we will be taking a deeper dive into the world and practices of sound healing.

Moving between intuitive vocal sound and intentionally therapeutic sound, we will explore how sound can shift, clear and promote harmony, balance and alignment. In doing this, we will begin to explore our own energetic system.

There will be group work where we will create coherent sound fields for each person to experience and also send this healing out to all beings and our beautiful planet. Every practice will be framed with deep grounding and Earth connection.

I will treat you to a healing sound bath and relaxing sound meditations that will guide through the process.  

There will be the opportunity to meet online a month after the retreat for sharing and for a top up of sound healing.

I look forward to meeting you and to sharing the wonderful world of healing sound with you.

Claridge house is peaceful and restorative in itself and the staff are wonderfully kind and supporting. They will provide us with lovingly cooked wholesome, vegetarian meals and are always happy to help if we need anything. 

Vocalisation + Visualisation = Manifestation
(Jonathan Goldman)

In this workshop we will be focussing on our beloved Mother Earth and what we wish to manifest for the future of our planet.

After a deep grounding practice we will brain storm and heart flood our dreams and visions for The New Earth. I will recite these ideas back to you as affirmations for your mind and poetry for your heart. We will then put all of this imagery & energy into a vocal and Earth-tuned instrumental soundscape that will intensify and amplify our intention. This will generate a coherent field of charged sound & electromagnetic waves that we will radiate out across the Earth to all beings everywhere. This will be followed with more deep grounding and Earth connection.

 

With the remaining time I will give you a soundbath including some Earth tuned instruments.

For more info or to book this workshop, please contact me.

Forest

Sounding The New Earth

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World renowned artist, Mr Wallace Chan invited me to include my therapeutic soundscapes at his 2022 Venice Biennale exhibition Totems, curated by James Putnam.

I installed 5 speakers above and around the exhibition space, playing 5 soundscapes designed to work together. Each was composed above a common frequency, that of one Earth orbit around the Sun - the frequency of 1 Earth year! Pure harmonic ratios combine with traditional sound healing instruments - gongs, bells, singing bowls, chimes - to create textures that represent both the eternal and ephemeral. Continuous, cyclical harmonies become ethereal settings for the emergence and decay of the gongs, bowls and chimes which drift back into the ceaseless stream of Earth overtones.

Sound Healing Retreat - Claridge House

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14th - 17th June 2022, Claridge House, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6QH 

Sounding Intention

With sound we can look after our inner world, aid our physical healing and health, and balance our energetic system.

Before the retreat, I will ask you to decide on an intention to work with. Throughout the weekend we will 'sound our intention', exploring how it feels as the sound goes where it's needed. We will use our voice in simple ways, moving between intuitive voice and intentional therapeutic techniques such as humming, toning and mantra, supported and enhanced by sound healing instruments.

This will help to reveal and shift resistance, energising your intention so it may unfold over the following weeks or months. 

I will treat you to a healing sound bath and relaxing sound meditations that will guide through the process.

A month after the retreat there will be the opportunity to meet online for sharing and for a top up of sound healing.

I look forward to meeting you and to sharing the wonderful world of healing sound with you.

Claridge house is peaceful and restorative in itself and the staff are wonderfully kind and supporting. They will provide us with lovingly cooked wholesome, vegetarian meals and are always happy to help if we need anything. 

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Gentle Yoga & Sound Retreat

19th May - 2nd June -  Tilton House, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6QH 

With Alistair Smith of Sound Coherence & Julia Moore of Holistic Yoga

This weekend will be a restorative weekend with Julia's unique blend of therapeutic yoga styles, yoga philosophy and Hanna Somatics. Her approach is a gentle, subtle and effective way to unwind, release and relax through breath and gentle movement.

Alistair will complement and enhance yoga sessions with therapeutic sound and music. There will be an opportunity to learn some simple sound healing techniques using the voice. Alistair will also treat you to an evening sound bath.

Tilton House is a retreat centre within the South Downes national park. 

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Sound Healing Retreat - Claridge House

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5th - 7th November 2021, Claridge House, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6QH 

At the beginning of the weekend we will each make an intention to work with. We will then explore

the power of sound to express, shift and encourage balance in every part of ourselves. We will use

simple vocal techniques such as humming, toning, intuitive sound and mantra, supported and

enhanced by sound healing instruments. All of this will help to energise and amplify your intention

so it may unfold through the following weeks and months.

I will treat you to a healing sound bath and relaxing sound meditations that will guide through the process.

I look forward to meeting you and to sharing the wonderful world of healing sound with you.

Claridge house is peaceful and restorative in itself and the staff are wonderfully kind and supporting. They will provide us with lovingly cooked wholesome, vegetarian meals and are always happy to help if we need anything. 

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