New Mini Sacred Sound Retreats starting July 2017

21st-23rd July 2017, the first of four new Mini Sacred Sound Healing retreats held in Peebles in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

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From Friday evening until Sunday afternoon up to 6 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 will 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, enjoying sound healing through toning and mantras, as well as gentle movements and breathwork.18986692_10155450544694241_1202472310_o
 
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: July New 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:
 
21st-23rd July 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 cost of the weekend is £225 or £195 Early Bird (if paid in full by Friday 30th June 2017). 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. 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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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/

 

New events and New premises!

Lots of events coming up! And a new premises in Peebles for Soundsphere – exciting times! If you would like more information please contact me for any of the events below or visit the facebook pages. Thanks x

Sound Journey (Edinburgh Fri 6 Feb and the first Friday every month), Kundalini Yoga and Sound Journey (Edinburgh Fri 20 Feb), Goddess Empowerment Through Sound (Edinburgh Sat 21 feb), Sound Journey Peebles sat 7 March), Certificate in Creative Therapeutic Sound (Peebles begins Sat 21 March). Links to each of the events here:

Fri 6 Feb https://www.facebook.com/events/852971371381457/?fref=ts.
Fri 20 Feb: https://www.facebook.com/events/383814268455046/?fref=ts .
Sat 21 Feb: https://www.facebook.com/events/886233531398665/?fref=ts. Certificate course:https://www.facebook.com/events/1544912325790259/?fref=ts . No event yet for Peebles sound journey but coming soon or pm me to reserve a place x