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Cauldrons of Creation 15th Sept 2018 Bowl Workshop

The beauty and mesmorising sound of the Tibetan singing bowls can take you to a place of deep relaxation and healing. They are ancient tools with a fascinating history and can be used to help carry our intentions, cleanse space and bring harmony and restoration.

crop kailzieHave you ever wondered how to play them? How you can use them for your own health and relaxation? Or simply would you like to enjoy a day of playing and creating gentle soundscapes?

On this one day workshop participants will:
* Learn the history of the bowls, their creation stories, and discover the many kinds that are around
* Experience numerous singing bowl relaxation/meditations
* Learn how to play the bowls exploring different techniques such as singing, gonging and waa waa
*Enjoy the sensations of bowls on different parts of the body
* Work in pairs to practice using the bowls to cleanse auras and balance chakras
* Try some of the lovely new range of bowls for sale

 

 

The workshop will be held in my lovely magic Yurt Casa Colibri and is limited to 6 people initially. Participants are invited to bring:
– any singing bowls you have (optional as not required as I have plenty!) 
– food to share
– bottle of water

The exchange for the day is £60 per person and bookings will be confirmed on receipt of a £20 deposit.

Some beautiful singing bowls will also be available on the day for sale

For any further information or to book your place please contact me via the facebook event Cauldrons of Creation or email info@soundsphere.org.uk or 07875 272571

Ceremonial Sound Journey Fri 31st August 2018

***Extra date for August! Please join us for our special ANSU sound journey and last one for Suzy and Anthar Kharana one for this year in Scotland (back in spring 2019). The monthly sound journeys continue after this on the first Friday every month – so the next one will be 7th Sept with Suzy and Sharon Rossi at 7.30pm
Join Anthar Kharana and Suzy Nairn for a wonderful evening of sound held within a ceremonial context in Edinburgh. Join us to reflect on an aspect of life related to the animal medicine wheel according to the original Mayan calendar. Be led in a greeting to the four corners of the heart, and a call to the ancestors to guide us in the journey through sound. Then rest deeply as a powerful healing and nurturing soundscape is skillfully created to support your journey and supported during and afterwards. 
 
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Anthar and Suzy of the ANSU School of Sound and Tribal Healing Arts have been working in sound and music for many years and this evening will be held at the lovely Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent in Edinburgh, EH3 6NE 

Guests are invited to reserve their places via email or the Ceremonial Sound Journey facebook event.

 
Payments for £20 can be made on the door on the evening and doors will open at 6.45pm.

A beautiful selection of instruments and sacred jewellery will also be for sale on the evening.

Please bring water, a blanket, cushion and mat (we have some rag rugs to borrow) for lying down with, plus a bottle of water. You may wish to bring an eye mask also. *No nylon sleeping bags please or if lying on nylon camping mat please cover with a blanket.

NOTES 
The ANSU School of Sound and Tribal Healing Arts was formerly established in 2013 by Anthar and Suzy after years of studying and working together. The School now runs an annual Certicate in Creative Therapeutic Sound in Communities alongside supportive events such as sound journeys, informal workshops and fire ceremonies. The course aims to produce highly skilled and sensitive sound healers who are able to deliver nurturing and supportive sound journeys within schools, hospitals, care homes, private groups, specialist centres. Students can also study the course for their own personal development and on copletiogn of the course are also eligible to study the ANSU Diploma relating to 1:1 Sound healing treatments.

BACKGROUNDS

ANTHAR KHARANA is native from a land of warriors in the north of Colombia called Ocaña the land of the Hacaritama people. He is a guardian of the sacred fire and medicines of the Americas, guided and supported by wise Elders from his homeland from an early age. He is also a music composer and sound healing practitioner. 

As a Sundancer he carries the Chanupa (peace pipe) and Inipi (sweat lodge) medicines from the linage of Leonard Crow Dog and became one of the Sons of the alliance of the Eagle and Condor, a New Nation united by the agreement of the Elders of the North and South America to become One. Anthar has been ordered as a Spiritual leader of the Pachamama Native American Church to continue spreading the word worldwide. 

Over the last 15 Years Anthar has been traveling and sharing the wisdom of the Sacred Fire and Ancestral Sound and its relation to the Plant and Animal Kingdom Medicine. He leads traditional ceremonies, sound journeys, conferences, workshops, concerts, therapies and retreats in different countries around the world including, Colombia, Chile, England, Scotland, 
Wales, Ibiza, Bali-Indonesia, Poland, Portugal, France and Italy among others.

As a composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthar has created different Albums of inspirational music and is an active composer for different international dance and theatre companies including Protein Dance, Sinman Dance, Vocab Dance and Fashion for Conservation.

He is the Director of TRIBAL SOUND HEALING in the UK and Colombia and co-director of ANSU School of Sound & Tribal Healing Arts. 
www.tribalsoundhealing.com 
www.antharkharana.com

SUZY NAIRN (Scotland) is the founder of Soundsphere in Scotland. Suzy has worked in environmental education and charity work for many years, whilst also exploring the nature of reality, singing and the power of voice as a healing tool. She graduated from Queen Margaret’s University in Edinburgh with a BA in Communication Studies, focussing her final year project on Music and The Communication of Emotions. Whilst studying to become a Sound Therapist, Suzy’s main focus was on the voice and specifically the effects of overtoning. During this time Suzy also trained and delivered successful Kindermusik classes for children and loves to share her passion for sound with all ages of the community. Now working full-time with Soundsphere, Suzy offers 1:1 Sound Therapy treatments, workshops, voice tuition and retreats in Peebles, Scottish Borders, alongside sound journeys and workshops for public and private groups all over Scotland. Whilst working privately as a Sound Therapist, Suzy has continued to explore different healing methods, and has trained in Reiki, intuitive development, Merlin Vortex healing, Moon Priestess work, and shamanic practices. www.soundsphere.org.uk

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Crystal bowl and gongs Fri 6th Oct 2017

Our monthly Friday evenings continue with a special focus on crystal quartz singing bowls, a total of 13 large frosted bowls!

A stunning soundscape awaits with an immersion in the beautiful Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, woven with rich and resonant Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, drum and chimes to create a wonderful sound tapestry for your needs – whether that being the release of aches and pains, tension and stress, or finding peace. 

20785685_10155688976724241_8024101337147866633_oThis month will be hosted by Suzy Nairn and Sharon Rossi and includes a one hour sound journey followed by grounding tea and home-made cake!

Please bring a mat, blanket and cushion for comfort. Reservations can be made via info@soundsphere.org.uk or facebook messenger “Suzy Nairn”. Doors open at 7.15pm and payment can be made on the door. Price £15

DATES
First Friday every month except dec (2nd week)
6 October
3 Nov
8 Dec

27-29th Oct 2017 Sacred Sound Retreat

The second of four new Mini Sacred Sound Healing retreats held in Peebles in the heart of the Scottish Borders for autumn through to Spring 2018. From Friday evening until Sunday afternoon 4 guests can enjoy a delicious immersion in sound, ceremony, unity, creativity and healthy practices. Each session will take place in Casa Colibri, the special Soundsphere yurt, alongside a visit to a local sacred site.

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The yurt is situated on the female leyline Elen which meets nearby with the masculine (ref Spine of Albion) and part of the aim of the weekend will be to connect with this energy. We will also be focussing on the element of Fire (linking with Samhain) and working with sounds to support the Sacral and Solar Plexus chakras, such as gong, tibetan bowls and voice.

Participants will experience their own healing journey through exploring playing and receiving these sounds, deepening their connection to and strengthening their creative fire element, and will leave with tools to.support their journey. Guests will also to make their own beautiful ceremonial candle ❤

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*If there is space some sessions can be booked seperately. Please pm me for details.

Friday 6.00-9pm: Gathering together and Sound Journey. *Additional guests will join at 7pm

Saturday 10.30am-5pm: Fire Song, working with sounds to heal and strengthen your inner fire. Explore playing gongs, tibetan bowls and vocal tones.

Saturday: 7.30-10.00pm: Moon ceremony, candle making, prayers and an opportunity to share.

Sunday: 10.30am-5pm Continuing our fire sound weaving from Saturday and a visit into nature to connect with the leyline and support with our sounds (weather permitting)

This retreat is not tailored as a teaching workshop as such, more of a deep immersion into sound, and guests are invited with or without prior experience. Of course you will learn throughout, whether it be how to play special instruments, using your healing voice, or gaining deeper understanding and insight. All equipment will be provided unless you have some of your own instruments you’d like to bring.

Snacks and refreshments included, and guests are invited to bring veggie food to share

Accomodation is seperate and can be booked locally.

BACKGROUND
The series of 4 Sound Healing retreats are planned with each one focussing on a different element and linked seasonal time in the Celtic calendar:
15th-17rd Sept 2017 – Earth and Lughnassadh: Sound for Healing our bodies and Earth, Leylines and Energy Centres, Healthy Eating

27th-29th October 2017 – Fire and Samhain: Sound and Creativity, Candle making, Fire ceremonies

19th – 21st January 2018 – Air and Imbolc: Envisioning the future, Sound Meditations, Weaving

16-18th March 2018 – Water – Healing our Sacred waters and Emotions through Sound plus Planting our seeds

Each weekend costs £150. A £50 deposit is requested to confirm your place (this will be non-refundable unless I am able to fill your place). 

*Guests will need to provide their own accomodation (information can be provided) and Casa Colibri directions will be provided on booking. Please contact Suzy Nairn directly if you require any further information or would like to book a place.

BACKGROUND
Suzy Nairn hosts these wonderful retreats at her home in Peebles and each gathering takes place in her yurt “Casa Colibri” in her garden, a sacred place of deep healing. Suzy has a wealth of experience and training which she brings forward to offer a profound experience. Suzy is a qualified and professional Practitioner of Sound Therapy and has been studying and working in this area for over 10 years. She is the founder of Soundsphere Scotland, co-founder of the ANSU School of Sound and Tribal Healing Arts, a graduate Priestess of The Moon and a Merlin Vortex Healer. Suzy has also studied reiki, singing, art and tantra and has a background in Environmental Education and Earth Healing events, as well as the candle maker in Dublin for 4 years on Grafton Street!

UPDATE! New Special offer for Mini Sound Retreat Sept 2017

SPECIAL OFFER! Dates change to 15th-17th September 2017 and reduced price.

To celebrate the launch of these special weekends I am offering a special price for the first of four new Mini Sacred Sound Healing retreats held in Peebles in the heart of the Scottish Borders over autumn to spring.

From Friday evening until Sunday afternoon a small group of guests can enjoy a delicious experience of sound, ceremony, unity, creativity and healthy practices.

The yurt is situated on a key leyline, the Spine of Albion, and part of the aim of the weekend will18986692_10155450544694241_1202472310_o be to energise and cleanse the leyline, the energy centre as well as our own chakra energy centres within the body. Participants will also experience their own healing journey through exploring the singing bowls in pairs to conduct chakra healing, enjoying sound healing through toning and mantras, as well as gentle movements and breathwork.

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The retreat also includes lovely healthy snacks in the evenings, refreshments and green juices and a delicious vegetarian lunch each day.

 

Friday 6.30-9pm: Gathering together and Sound Journey

Saturday 10am-5pm: Cauldrons of Creation, the Singing Bowls and chakra healing

Saturday: 7.30-9.30pm:  Moon ceremony, fire, prayers and an opportunity to share

Sunday: Healing Voice (even if you believe you “can’t sing as we will be sounding) and weaving with bowls/drums, plus a visit to a local sacred site with instruments (weather permitting)

This retreat is not tailored as a teaching workshop as such, more of a deep immersion into sound, and guests are invited with or without prior experience. Of course you will learn throughout, whether it be how to play singing bowls, singing mantras, or drumming etc. and all equipment will be provided unless you have some of your own. Some handouts will also be included.

The series of 4 Sound Healing retreats are planned with each one focussing on a different element and linked seasonal time in the Celtic calendar:

15th-17th Sept 2017 – Earth and Lughnassadh: Sound for Healing our bodies and Earth, Leylines and Energy Centres, Healthy Eating

27th-29th October 2017 – Fire and Samhain: Sound and Creativity, Candle making, Fire ceremonies

19th – 21st January 2018 – Air and Imbolc: Envisioning the future, Sound Meditations, Weaving

16-18th March 2018 – Water – Healing our Sacred waters and Emotions through Sound plus Planting our seeds

The special offer cost of the 4 sessions over the weekend is £150 if booked by 31st August (reduced from £225!). A £50 deposit is requested to confirm your place (this will be non-refundable unless I am able to fill your place). After 31st August the price will increase to £175 x

Guests will need to provide their own accomodation (information can be provided) and Casa Colibri directions will be provided on booking. For further information or would like to book a place contact info@soundsphere.org.uk or tel 07875 272571

BACKGROUND

Suzy Nairn hosts these wonderful retreats at her home in Peebles and each gathering takes place in her yurt “Casa Colibri” in her garden, a sacred place of deep healing. Suzy has a wealth of experience and training which she brings forward to offer a profound experience. Suzy is also a qualified and professional Practitioner of Sound Therapy and has been studying and working in this area for over 10 years. She is the founder of Soundsphere Scotland, co-founder of the ANSU School of Sound and Tribal Healing Arts, a graduate Priestess of The Moon and a Merlin Vortex Healer. Suzy has also studied reiki, singing, art and tantra and has a background in Environmental Education and Earth Healing events, and her latest area of exploration is healthy diet through detoxing, cleansing and nutrition.

Sound Journeys and Yurts April 2017

I am delighted to announce that we have a great series of Ceremonial Sound Journeys happening in Edinburgh over the summer, 28th April, 26th May, 16th June, 1st Sept 2017 with myself and Anthar Kharana. 

Wonderful evenings of s17973646_1413132168708583_7887940376210606559_oound held within a ceremonial context in Edinburgh. Join us to reflect on an aspect of life related to the animal medicine wheel according to the original Mayan calendar. Be led in a greeting to the four corners of the heart, and a call to the ancestors to guide us in the journey through sound. Then rest deeply as a powerful soundscape is created to support your journey. Led by Anthar Kharana and Suzy Nairn of the ANSU School of Sound and Tribal Healing Arts based in Scotland and held at the lovely Broughton St Mary’s Church in Edinburgh. The evenings are £20 for 3 hours, 7-10pm and you can book via email info@soundsphere.org.uk or via facebook if you look up https://www.facebook.com/ansuschoolofsound/ where you will find the event pages.

In addition the regular monthly Sacred Sound Journeys continue in the same venue on the first Friday every month 7.30-9.30pm. A delicious opportunity to melt into a sonic dreampot and followed by tea and homemade cake to help ground you. These evenings cost £15 and you can either book via email, or facebook (look up Soundsphere) or just come along on the night! 

PLUS I now have a wonderful new healing space in Peebles in a beautiful 16ft yurt! This is where I offer 1:1 and couple treatments, group sound journeys, one day workshops and more gatherings being planned as I type! So get in touch if you’d like more information on any of that or follow me on facebook for the latest events

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ANSU Certificate in Creative Therapeutic Sound – Starts 1 April 2017

Many of you have experienced the power of sound, you’ve felt it, know how it can touch the hidden parts, and cleanse and nurture – is it something you would now like to share with others?

ANSU Certficate in Creative Therapeutic Sound – starting 1 April 2017This course has been specifically designed to empower you to work professionally with sound with groups of adults and children. Students are trained in techniques and skills to weave nurturing soundscapes, how to work with and support a group (either private, or a school or hospital etc.) as well as having a personal healing journey themselves.  Students will complete home instrument practice, explore a written research project on a topic of their choice, as well as deliver a case study Sound Journey and a final exam.

Druming weekend panorama

It’s a beautiful course and a transformational journey, plus we also offer optional Fire Cermonies on the Saturday evenings to support the whole experience. We aim to provide payment options to suit all situations and students can even do the course for as little as £35 a week (details on the application form). 

The application deadline is Tue 28 February ! Applications may be accepted after this date if there are still places available, and full details and an application form can be downloaded from the ANSU School of Sound website here http://www.ansuschoolofsound.com. We look forward to hearing from you x

 
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Welcome and Bienvenidos to the new ANSU School of Sound and Tribal Healing Arts! This new training school is the first in Scotland offering professional courses in …

Autumn/Winter 2016 Journeys and Workshops

20160401_190545Hi there, well it doesn’t need to be cold and lonely through autumn and winter as I have planned a lovely selection of sound journeys and events to keep you nourished and full of inner warmth!

For the sound journeys guests need to bring a mat, cosy blanket and cushion and reserve a place via email, find me on Facebook under “Suzy Nairn”, or contact me on info@soundsphere.org.uk for any further information or any questions x

See further info below the Diary Dates:
 
Fri 7 Oct
Edinburgh Sound Journey, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent, EH3 6NE. £15, 7.30pm start, £15 payable on door.
 
Fri 21 Oct
Edinburgh Sound Journey, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent, EH3 6NE, £15, 7.30pm start, £15 payable on door.
 
Thu 27 Oct
Peebles Sound Journey, Space108, 1A Greenside Place, Peebles, EH45 8JA
£15/£12 (discount for advance payment online – contact me for details)
 
Sun 30 Oct
Healing Your Voice Workshop, Peebles (see further info below), 
Space108, 1A Greenside Place, Peebles, EH45 8JA . Attendance £50/40,11am-5pm
 
Fri 4 Nov
Edinburgh Sound Journey, Edinburgh Sound Journey, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent, EH3 6NE, 7.30pm start, £15 payable on door.
 
Fri 18 Nov
Edinburgh Sound Journey, Edinburgh Sound Journey, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent, EH3 6NE, 7.30pm start, £15 payable on door.
 
Sun 20 Nov
Cauldrons of Creation – Singing Bowls Workshop, Peebles (see further info below), Space108, 1A Greenside Place, Peebles, EH45 8JA. Attendance £50/£40, 11am-5pm
 
Thu 24 Nov
Peebles Sound Journey, 
Peebles Sound Journey, Space108, 1A Greenside Place, Peebles, EH45 8JA. £15/£12 (discount for advance payment online – contact me for details)
 
Fri 2 Dec
Edinburgh Sound Journey, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 6NE, 7.30pm start, £15 payable on door.
 
*** Advance Notice – Alba Sound Healing 6 day retreat and tour next March 2017!!! Planning a most incredible tour of ancient and sacred sites right to the top of Scotland, to Lewis and amazing places in between, all with us taking sound to these special places. more details to follow x
 
 
WORKSHOPS
Sunday 30th October, Healing Your Voice workshop, 11-5pm, Space108, Peebles. Do you want to use your voice for healing, or incorporate it into therapies? Do you think you “can’t” sing? Would you like to strengthen your voice for confident speaking? All of these aims can be achieved through practicing nurturing breathwork techniques, exploring “sounding” and “toning” with your voice, and through building confidence in a safe and supportive atmosphere. This one day workshop will give you all that and more as we delve into the most powerful sound healing tool – the Voice, and it’s fun too! £50/40 conc. For booking please contact me or again visit the facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1727366920920822/
 
Sunday 20 November, 11am-5pm, Cauldrons of Creation, Space108 Peebles.
How can these beautiful bowls be cauldrons of creation? How do we play them (different techniques included). How can we use them for myself, family, clients? Join me to have a wonderful day exploring the beautiful Tibetan Singing bowls, learning how to play them proficiently, mix them together, cleanse yourself, friends and space, and manifest intention. £50/40 conc. Facebook event to follow or contact me for further information.
 
Sound Journeys Description
Relax deeply, breathe slowly, rest and be nurtured in a healing soundscape. With rich and resonant Tibetan singing bowls, cleansing sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls, gentle gongs, flute, gong and drum all bathing you in loving vibrations and guiding you a place of inner peace.
Please bring a mat, blanket and cushion for comfort and reserve your place in advance via facebook or info@soundsphere.org.uk. 

Love and Oms 
 
Suzanne x

June 2016 Sound Journeys and Events

Hi there – apologies for the non-updated Events page! I changed server and it didn’t upload my latest version of the site.

The lovely Monthly Sacred Sound Journey continues in Edinburgh on the first Friday of the month with myself and Sharon Rossi. We have a beautiful and powerfulnew venue at Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh. This is the facebook link to the event https://www.facebook.com/events/613520978797472/

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We begin at 7.30 and guests are invited to arrive from 7.15pm, bring a mat, cosy blanket and cushion for comfort. We will then nurture you in a delicious soundscape of Tibetan and Crsytal singing bowls, gentle gongs, powerful drum over your body and many other instruments woven together to bring you the best experience.

There are now also also monthly Sound Journeys in Peebles held in the wonderful Space108 and dates are published on facebook, via email or on here. There is not a regular day for these yet and they are hosted by myself and involve a sweet gathering, smudging and preparation before you are invited to lay down and rest. Please email for the latest dates.12771861_10153976518679241_4307495600015807502_o

And occasionally throughout the year myself and Anthar Kharana host Ceremonial Sound Journeys in Edinburgh. The two dates left for 2016 are Friday June 16 and Friday 2 September. Both of these will be held in the same venue (Broughton St Mary’s church) and involve a teaching from the animal guide (the nahual) for the day according to the original Mayan Calendar, and a ceremony at the beginning to call in the four corners. We then weave together a wonderful mix of sounds to again bring you the journey that you need. Please contact me if you would like to book on these. 

I am currently planning dates for July onwards for a series of workshops working with the Divine Feminine and Sound, the Hathors as well as an Introduction series including Learning to play Singing Bowls, Colour , Sound and the Chakras and Healing Through Voice. Please keep in touch for the latest events or join me on Facebook where I post the latest events regularly Suzy Nairn

Certificate in Creative Therapeutic Sound – begins March 2015

Today I am just sending out the confirmation letters for the first group of student on our Certificate Course which begins on Sat 21 March in Peebles, Scotland (there are still a few places available for anyone else interested!) Please email me for full course booklet and application form.

The Certificate in Creative Therapeutic Sound is a completely new course for the Sound Training community. Within its’ heart it aims to take participants on a deep and soulful journey leading to the ability:

* to create powerful and nurturing soundscapes

* to work with sound for themselves and within communities

* to incorporate sound into their existing therapies or work places

* to record and create their own recorded material

Bowl workshop 1

We will cover aspects of the theory and history of sound as a healing modality;  introduce participants to many sound healing tools such as Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, healing voice and overtone singing, as well as gongs, drum and percussion and a myriad of other instruments and sounds;  and share skills, techniques and knowledge to ensure that the students become proficient in the playing of these. Throughout the course students will explore the different ways these instruments can be used individually, or woven together for group work.

Subjects include:

Healing soundscapes ~ Dynamics ~ Harmonies and dissonance ~ Exploring different tools

Support for emotional release and challenges ~ Sound as an ancient medicine

Performance and holding the group space ~ Sacred space cleansing and preparation

 Assessment recordings ~ Preparation of self.

There is also some information here on the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1544912325790259/