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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.

Mini Sacred Sound Retreat poster [Autosaved] sept

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.

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

Soundsphere has Moved and Merged!!

Well it’s been a very busy Autumn with lots happening – hence not many updates here! I have been too busy moving shelves and bowls, painting walls as well as running workshops and seeing clients 😉 The great news is we have moved to a bigger and brighter premises! Soundsphere has merged with Starlight Scotland and we have decided to call our new place The Golden Leaf – Centre for Holistic Therapies, Workshops and Events

What you cannot see here is the lovely new therapy room (pictures coming soon), but you can see our fantastic BIG workshop space, where I was delighted to host the first Voice workshop on Sat 1 September. We are currently putting together a great programme of workshops and classes, and making preparations for launching the new School of Sound and Tribal Healing Arts for spring 2013 – more news to follow.

I am myself going off to Colombia to take part in Anthar Kharana’s Tribal Sound Healing retreat, where I will be delivering some sound workshops as well as learning more about this wonderful culture and land.

Next monthly Edinburgh Sound Journey – Fri 5 Oct – being delivered by Sharon Rossi and Ken Shapely. 7.30pm, Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh
Sound of Good Health 1 day workshop – Sunday 21 October at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. A great introduction to working with sound and experiencing a deep day of sound. Full details here :http://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/event-details/2517

I look forward to bringing you more updates and events news when I return

*Our new address is 7 Silverbirch Studios, Cavalry Park, Peebles, EH45 9BU.

Monthly Treatment Taster Evenings

TIME OUT FOR A TASTER TREAT?
What is it about complementary therapies that provide such enormous benefit to many? Is it the simple time-out? Is it the gentle touch on the energetic system that brings in healing or balancing of the natural body systems? Or is it the ability to reach an inner peace that allows the body to heal physical ailments and cope with the challenges of life? Well the therapists at Soundsphere Holistic Centre in Peebles are inviting locals to come and experience it for themselves with a new series of monthly Treatment Taster Evenings on the second Monday of every month.
The Taster evenings will allow people to try a treatment in exchange for a donation, plus each month there will be a demonstration of a particular method, and free tea and coffee. The first evening is planned for Monday 11 June 7.00-9.00pm and tasters of reflexology, acupuncture, sound therapy, and head massage will be available. Plus there will be a demonstration of Hopi Ear Candles, a chance to find out more about Medical Herbalism and try a special hand blended herbal tea.
Locals are invited to pop along to Soundsphere, 2 Rowan Court, Cavalry Park, Peebles, EH45 9BU. Sessions will be available on a first come first served basis and  further details on the treatments can be found on the About Soundsphere page.
Next evenings are Monday 11 June, 9 July &13 August,

***Special Offer on Treatments for May 2012***

MAY SPECIAL OFFER
It’s a while since I’ve done a special offer on 1:1 treatments and since we are having such rotten weather, I thought this might cheer you up! For the whole of May I am offering a 25% discount on private treatments at Soundsphere in Peebles. These sessions are immensely powerful, supportive and deeply nurturing. They can help with all manner of illnesses or just as a treat for yourself. First session lasts 90 mins (including consultation), following sessions around 75 mins. Special offer, just £30 Star Email info@soundsphere.org.uk or call 07875 272571 to book x
Some words from previous clients:
“The different sounds affected my body and mind, some being very gentle, some very dramatic with vibrations filling my body almost to the point of shaking; some stimulating visual effects with colours, lights and symbols; feeling with some that I was drinking the note in wishing it not to end.”
“Amazing experience” “I have never experienced anything like it, totally wonderful” “The most relaxed I have ever felt”
“My sleep patterns have definitely improved” “My back pain has completely gone”
“I feel a greater sense of balance and ability to cope with life”
“Very powerful” I have trained in several healing therapies myself, but I feel that the sound healing gave me the most profound experience.
“I felt totally energised afterwards” I felt very relaxed after the treatments, much different to how I went in.

Sound and Tribal Healing Arts Retreat June 2012

Dear Friend,

This retreat offers the opportunity to become fully immersed in a deep and powerful weekend of sound and tribal healing arts that aims to give you a full experience, a connection with nature, as well as a lighthearted weekend with friends. The weekend will include an Opening Fire Ceremony, Sound Healing Workshops incorporating Voice, Bowls and Drum, Sound Journeys and Medicine Songs…all in a spirit of love, friendship and community.

The weekend will be hosted by Anthar Kharana of Tribal Healing Sounds and Suzanne Harris of Soundsphere.  Further details on their work can be found on their websites- see links below. Anthar and Suzanne have been working together since 2007 sharing their soundwork and music with people all over the country.

VENUE
The venue for the weekend will be Wiston Lodge, a former Victorian Hunting Lodge built in the 1850s. It is located near Lanark in Scotland, an hour from both Glasgow and Edinburgh and 10 minutes from the M74 (J13). The house and grounds offer a remote rural experience, far from any shops and other distractions. It is set within a 52 acre estate of woodland and offers plenty of peace, space and support for our group.

ACCOMODATION AND FOOD
Our group will be staying in the wonderful new timber log cabins overlooking the pond. The cabins are warm and comfortable and are constructed in Scotland from locally sourced timber. There are three bunkhouse cabins, each with two bedrooms, WC and shower, catering for 6 people each. All bedding is provided. A fourth communal cabin houses a small kitchen, seating and games.
* If the cabins become full, there is also the possibility of CAMPING next to the cabins and further information on this can be provided nearer the time.

All meals will be provided throughout the retreat, from an evening meal on the Friday evening, to lunch on the Sunday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as a buffet style in the communal cabin, and dinner on Friday and Saturday will be provided in the main house. The menu will be vegetarian.

DETAILS
The weekend retreat price will include all sessions, plus accommodation and food. Your place will be confirmed on receipt of the deposit.

Friday: Guests are invited to arrive around 3-4pm on the Friday afternoon. This will allow you time to register and have an explore of the grounds before the evening meal around 6pm

Friday 8pm : Opening Fire ceremony. A chance for us all to gather around the fire and share a ceremony to support all the work we will be doing over the weekend.

Saturday: A wonderful full day of sonic experiences! Working with sound in deep and powerful ways, you will experience sound and sounding, movement, breathwork, nature, different instruments and learn medicine songs.

Saturday 8.30pm: Fire gathering to share the medicine songs that we have learnt, plus anything else you would like to share – a poem, a song etc (optional)

Sunday: Developing from the work on day 1, we will take the sounds out into nature to enhance and deepen our connection.
Aim to finish in time for departure by 4pm

Rates:
Early Bird: If booked and deposit paid by 30 April 2012 – £195
Booking after 30 April 2012 – £225

Deposit £60. Full Payment required by 31 May 2012 -* Cancellation refunds can only be given after that date if we manage to fill your place.

BOOKING

For Registration form please email info@soundsphere.org.uk. Then Payment can be made by either:

Online: Via Paypal on www.tribalsoundhealing.com (small additional % admin charge), and completing the Registration form

Post: Sending the Registration Form with deposit cheque (payable to “Suzanne Harris”) to Soundsphere, 2 Rowan Court, Cavalry Park, Peebles, EH45 9BU

Equinox Sound Journeys March 2012

Dear all

I’m delighted to let you know that are planning two more special Ceremonial Sound Journeys around the weekend of the spring equinox 2012

* Friday 16 March 2012, 7.30pm, £10
Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh


* Saturday 17 March 2012, 7.30pm, £10
Silver Tree Studio, Pennels Close, High St, Peebles 

Sound Journeys are an opportunity to experience the power of sound in a collective context, allowing you to be immersed by deep and powerful soundscapes. They can guide an inner journey and help amplify the vision of life in the wider scale, plus they offer a deep relaxing experience, yet are energising and grounding.
Please bring a blanket and cushion for your own comfort.

A nurturing and strengthening soundscape of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, drum, gentle gong, flutes….
Anthar will start the Journey by leading us in a greeting to the four corners of the Heart, and a call to our Ancestors to guide us in the journey. He will also explain which aspect of life is the focus for that day according to the animal medicine wheel. Plus we will also be reflecting on the significance of the spring equinox and deepening with our connection to that. 
The evening will be hosted by Anthar Kharana (Tribal Sound Healing) and Suzanne Harris (Soundsphere). Please reserve your place in advance. Reservations can be made via Suzanne 07875 272571 or info@soundsphere.org.uk. Attendance £10

Reservations via Suzanne 07875 272571 or info@soundsphere.org.uk.

Love Suzanne Rainbow

Talks, Workshops, Journeys – Feb & March 2012

Divine, Gongs, Drums, Journeys and Retreats!

Here is some further information on the latest events coming up
Wednesday 22 February. Talk: Sound of the Divine. (Part of the Middle Eastern Festival for Spirituality and Peace http://www.eicsp.org/events-list/details/145-MESP%202012%20Pre%20Events)
How does the divine name sound? Jonathan Goldman has recently released the true sounding of the name of God into human consciousness, after allegedly being removed from religious texts over 2,300 years ago. This mini talk and workshop will be an exploration into this sound. Working with our voices, breath and intention to deeply experience the sound of the divine name, we aim to discover how it affects us, what mystery it holds, and how it can be used productively. The evening will be presented by Scottish Sound Therapist Suzanne Harris who has been working with Jonathan Goldman on the teaching of this sound. See: www.soundsphere.org.uk
Venue: Edinburgh Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH.
Time: 7pm-9pm. Cost: £10/£8 (Concessions). Contact: Suzanne Harris, 07875 272571

Friday 24 February: Planetary Gong Bath.  (Part of the Middle Eastern Festival for Spirituality and Peace http://www.eicsp.org/events-list/details/145-MESP%202012%20Pre%20Events) 
Be immersed in the power of the gong during this deeply relaxing and energising evening. As you lay down, the powerful frequencies from the planetary gongs will create layer upon layer of tones that cocoon you in an envelope of relaxing and potentially healing and transformational sounds. The gong is believed to have originated in Mesopotamia during the Bronze Age, and some say “it transports them to different realms.” The evening will be delivered by experienced Practitioners of Sound Therapy from the British Academy of Sound Therapy, Suzanne Harris and Helen Harris who has also trained with Gong Master Don Conreaux. See: www.soundsphere.org.uk
Venue: Edinburgh Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH. Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm. 
Cost: £12. Please bring a blanket and cushion.Contact: Suzanne Harris, 07875 272571

Saturday March 18th: Meet the Happy Drum!
Throughout the ages the drum has been used as a tool of connection, communication and celebration. In Colombia the main drum, Alegre or Happy Drum, has a particular tradition and is historically made from a sacred tree called Ceiba. During the day you will learn about their history, their use in modern day, and join a drum circle where you will learn to play patterns. Some djembe drums will be available to borrow or please bring your own. Suitable for beginners as well as those with  some experience. Led by RBGE scientist James Richardson and Colombian ethnic-musician Anthar Kharana. 10.30-5pm, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. £50/£45. Booking via RBGE 0131 248 2937


Equinox Ceremonial Sound Journeys

* Friday 16 March 2012, 7.30pm, £10
Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh


* Saturday 17 March 2012, 7.30pm, £10
Silver Tree Studio, Pennels Close, High St, Peebles 

Sound Journeys are an opportunity to experience the power of sound in a collective context, allowing you to be immersed by deep and powerful soundscapes. They can guide an inner journey and help amplify the vision of life in the wider scale, plus they offer a deep relaxing experience, yet are energising and grounding.
Please bring a blanket and cushion for your own comfort.

Hosted by Suzanne Harris and Anthar Kharana  (Soundsphere & Tribal Sound Healing)
Reservations via Suzanne 07875 272571 or info@soundsphere.org.uk.

Love Suzanne Rainbow

Imbolc Ceremonial Sound Journeys – Peebles Wed 1 Feb 2012, Edinburgh Fri 3 Feb 2012

Here is the information for the lovely sound journeys taking place at the beginning of February:


Imbolc Ceremonial Sound Journeys

* Wednesday 1 February, 7.30pm, £10
Silver Tree Studio, Pennels Close, High St, Peebles


* Friday 3 February, 7.30pm, £10
Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh

Sound Journeys are an opportunity to experience the power of sound in a collective context, allowing you to be immersed by deep and powerful soundscapes. They can guide an inner journey and help amplify the vision of life in the wider scale, plus they offer a deep relaxing experience, yet are energising and grounding.
Please bring a blanket and cushion for your own comfort.

Hosted by Suzanne Harris and Anthar Kharana  (Soundsphere & Tribal Sound Healing)

Reservations via Suzanne 07875 272571 or info@soundsphere.org.uk.

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