Gong camp is an environmentally conscious, sound therapy weekend retreat, held in the middle of 100 acres of steep sided semi wild Devon countryside.
It's for gong practitioners, gong enthusiasts, sound therapists and anyone interested in the gong, sound therapy, yoga, tai chi or dance to come together for a weekend of sound and movement related activities.
Wholesome and nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals are included during the weekend, this is real food and is mostly organic, and some special diets can be catered for if requested at time of booking.
Coombe Farm, where the gong camp is set, offers peaceful, traditional, back to nature, off grid camping in the beautiful Mid Devon countryside. This is eco camping amongst 100 acres of fields, woodlands, camping terraces, walking tracks and a small acreage of nettles grown to make leafcurd. Wildlife abounds with the land supporting both creatures of the forest such as deer, badgers, and foxes, and birds of prey including owls, buzzards, and ravens.
During the three days there will be:-
- a freestyle drum circle around the camp fire
- Friday evening entertainment
- an all night gong bath (12 hour long)
- a variety of workshops - sound therapy, yoga, dance, tai chi and gong baths
A guided tour around Coombe Farm is also scheduled for those who are intrigued about leafcurd. To explore the world of leafcurd, visit: www.leafcycle.co.uk
Gong Camp is not a weather dependent event, your enjoyment will not be compromised by a drop of rain.
If gong camp appeals to you, do come and join us on the 7th - 9th of July 2017
Payment/bookings are now open.
If you are interested in attending gong camp please request a flier and add your email address to the mailing list. You will then be kept updated as to what’s happening at Gong Camp via a once a month newsletter starting in April 2017.
The flier will be sent in the mail to you, your email address and details will not be used for any other purpose than to send you a requested flier or send out the once a month newsletter.
Please include your full postal address if you are requesting a flier, I can not send a flier to an incomplete address.
The Gong Camp bookings are now open.
Bookings close on the 16th June or before if we become fully booked.
This years Gong Camp is almost fully booked.
Gong Camp Car Share
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We will have a combined drum and gong jamming session, you are welcome to bring your gongs to make this a much bigger experience.
3 Sticks Drummers
will be starting the Friday evening entertainments by performing briefly, they will then be leading everyone in to the freestyle drumming to help get the drumming going for when the fire performer does her fire act.
Three Sticks Drummers have performed at several world famous festivals, private parties, conferences, business meetings and they have even accompanied a bride down the aisle. Previous clients include, Notting-hill Carnival, Dragon's Den and Barclays Bank.
Maite was born in Spain and has an innate passion for music and dance. In 2009 she completed the training in Shakti dance and the Yoga of dance with Sara Avtar Olivier in the UK.
Maite also completed the Kundalini Yoga Training Course in December 2012 in Devon with the Amrit Nam Sarovar School.Through this practise she is finding the roots of Shakti Dance and exploring how these practices can be integrated and complement each other.
Buddhist meditation has also been a major influence since 1990, especially Zen and Insight Meditation. She feels committed to the work of inner awakening and to living a conscious and compassionate life.
Maite found that Shakti dance integrated her great passions for yoga, dance, meditation, music and healing into one practice where she feel most at home.
Maite lives in Totnes, Devon and works as a complementary therapist and Shakti Dance teacher.
Maite will be teaching Shakti dance,the yoga of dance, a fusion of yoga, dance and meditation (1hour in the morning and repeated in the afternoon)
For more details on Maite work visit: www.shaktisoul.co.uk
Dinah will be offering yoga workshops, drawing on her experience of a number of different yoga disciplines but primarily Hatha yoga.
The workshops will include asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing practices) and chanting.
Dinah has a wealth of experience, a gentle manner and a structured approach to her teaching that will guide you though a progressive session, supporting you to be in your body and challenge yourself as you feel right for yourself in the moment. All levels of yoga experience are welcome.
Dinah will be running a yoga workshop for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon.
I live and work in Rye East Sussex, I have been a Hairdresser for thirty years and have always liked the alternative medicine and therapies.
I work from my therapy room at home. I combine the tuning forks with my reiki so bringing into every treatment the beautiful vibrations and sounds of the tuning forks and tuning pipes, gongs and other instruments, I also like to use crystals, shells and stones.
Jo will be running a tuning fork and gong workshop and including an insight to reiki, showing how several therapies can be combined together (1hour in the morning and repeated in the afternoon)
Alison Dhuanna McCabe
Welcome to the Northern School of Astro-Shamanism
Thousands of years ago, our ancestors around the world looked up at the stars and gained wisdom and insights to assist their Earth Walk. Mayan astrologers calculated that at this present time we would be living in the ‘Galactic Mind’, where all people would have the potential to experience the inter-connectedness and holographic nature of the universe. They predicted that this would transform the way we live and return us to our true nature as Guardians of the Earth, honouring all life.
Alison will be running Sha-Gong Full Moon Shamanic Gong work with Pachakuti Mesa Tradition breath work, ceremony and sacred sound journey with Gongs. One hour workshop in the morning and repeated in the afternoon.
For more details on Alison's work: http://schoolofastroshamanism.com/
Sessions focus on openhearted empowerment through the deepening of our relationship with health and wellbeing, our creativity, our voice and our innate wisdom and intuition.
After spending many years touring worldwide as a Singer-Songwriter and suffering from ill health, Tallulah choose to place wellbeing and happiness at the core of her life; a place previously dominated by her creative drive. This drew her towards Chinese Medicine and the beautiful practise of Qi Gong.
Tallulah is now a qualified Qi Gong Teacher and has combined her passion for song and sound to help people attune to ways of leading healthier lives and connecting deeper to their creativity; she is currently also training as a Sound Therapist.
Tallulah will combine Qi Gong, Mantra, Song & Sound Journey Mediation." Qi Gong & Sound Journey Workshop"
One hour during the morning and repeated in the afternoon.
For more details on Tallulah work: http://soundofqi.com/
I make and play steel tongue drums.
The sound of a "Steel Tongue Drum" is unique. It has its own language, its universal and succeeds where words fail. The vibrating tones pass from the drum, into the body, giving a relaxing music therapy to all who hear it. Music is all about healing the spirit. When the drums sings everyone benefits. When the song forms the energy flows The tongue drum has an extraordinary ability to create a state of euphoria, creating a meditative trance and feelings of satisfaction. It is often referred to as a Hank drum, a Tank drum or even a mini Hang. Being a brand new instrument, it is still finding its feet as part of the Handpan family. Whatever you would want to call it, they are becoming increasingly popular with young and old alike.
Philip will run a steel tongue drum workshop one hour in the morning and repeated in the afternoon.
Sound and Art workshop
For me creativity and healing are two aspects of life force which can be used to bring about balance, fulfilment and expression of self. These two threads have run side by side through my life and both have equal value. As a therapist giving Reflexology and Reiki and also as a Sound Healer, providing Gong Baths and meditations, I have always been aware that creative expression and art can also play an important part in maintaining health. Drawing on my experience as a textile tutor and artist, I have combined this with sound to give an opportunity to express yourself in an easy and creative way. No drawing or art skills are necessary for this workshop and materials will be provided.
Diane will be combining sound and art.
Using the sound of the gong to connect to the inner essence this is then expressed through art/colour to make a unique piece of art to take home.
She will give a Gong Bath in the first part of the session then using the inspiration of the sound, do the art work in the second part. In this way embedding the sound into a unique expression of self.
Running for one hour in the morning and repeated in the afternoon.
More details on Diane work: http://www.dianestewart.co.uk
Gail / Paola
Biodanza And Voice
Gail and Paola will be giving you a taste of how the Biodanza system uses the power of sound for healing, self-expression and self-discovery. One hour during the morning and repeated in the afternoon.
Gail Stewart is a trained singer since childhood. As a nurse patients asked her to sing and soon realised the healing that voice can bring. She is a Biodanza teacher and realises how the group, music, voice, and movement can have a profound healing effect on the body and mind. She has studied aspects of shamanism over 20 yrs with Simon Buxton, Ken Meadows and the late Sarah Howcroft. Gail has also trained with various people for gong including Sanji Hall, Don Conreaux and Carolyn Coles. Her great love is working with gongs, bowls, monochord, pipes and voice. Besides workshops she is a volunteer at The Maggie cancer centre Swansea where she uses sound for the clients.
Paola's background embraces Gregorian Chant and early music, meditation facilitation, and Tibetan Buddhist sound healing. She is also a Biodanza facilitator and didactic teacher based in the South West of England. They are both looking forward to sharing their passion with you.
Starting at 8.00pm and running till 8.00am Sunday morning there will be a allnight gong bath under the stars. Everyone who participates will be playing the gongs for a thirty minute stretch.
"I have been surprised by the beauty of it, it has felt really sacred"
Sounding Bowls first appeared to Tobias Kaye during an evening meditation in 1986, unexpected and simple, the image was nothing more than a wooden bowl with a string inside. But simple ideas in the right hands have the potential to become things of greatness and with Tobias’ lifelong passion for sculpting bowl forms it is no wonder that the image has developed into what it is today.
Tobias will be running a two hour workshop;
“An Introduction to the Sounding Bowl”
during Sunday 9th morning.
For more details on Tobias work: www.soundingbowls.com
For gong practitioners, gong enthusiasts, and sound therapists and anyone interested in the gong, sound therapy, yoga, tai chi or dance.
One fee of £130 per person covers everything for the three days: camping facilities, meals, snacks, teas, coffee, Spring water, and entertainment.
Payment/bookings open on the 6th April 2017.
Paying by cheque by filling out the booking form, write cheque out to Peter Whitehart and send along with name and address details to 30 Tidcombe Walk Tiverton Devon EX16 4FB.
Paying via bank transfer by filling out the booking form, please make payment to Peter Whitehart and transfer funds to account: ? sort code: ? using Gong Camp as a reference.
IBAN Number is: GB10LOYD30803724115660 and BIC number is: LOYDGB21724 (Both numbers needed for international transfers) Bank is: Lloyds bank.
Or pay via online payment by filling out the booking form and follow the link on the thank you page that appears after submitting the form or click HERE if you have already filled out a booking form.
Gong camp is a weekend retreat held in the countryside. I am supplying most things so that you do not have to bring very much with you.
Below is a list of essential things that you would need:-
Change of clothes.
Soap, flannel, towel, toothbrush etc.
Tent, sleeping bag, pillow.
And a torch.
own water vessel – a closed lid beaker.
A few spare tents will be on camp for those who are unable to bring a tent.
Coombe Farm is not a flat ground camp site, so a hill climb is necessary when packing up. Wheel barrows are available to help you transport your belongings to and from the camping area. Reasonable assistance will be available where time and opportunity permits. It is advisable therefore to keep your brought belongings to a minimum.
Gong camp is held in the Mid Devon countryside at an off-grid eco camp.
Nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals are included; some special diets can be catered for if requested at time of booking.
Gong camp has been set up to give gong and sound enthusiasts the opportunity to come together for a weekend to share gong and sound activities.
The aim is to have a mini-break from the demands of modern living – to enjoy being with like-minded people in a natural environment.
Just one fee to pay - no hidden extras. There is nothing for sale at gong camp.
No hard work involved, gong camp will be a very relaxed weekend retreat for those attending.
Most sound therapy training organisations request that you carry out a number of hours of Continuing Personal Development (CPD) per year to keep your qualification current or to stay a member of the organisation.
You should be able to gain CPD hours during Gong Camp as there will be several sound therapy workshops running and an all night gong puja.
I have calculated that there are approx 15 hours that can be validly submitted for CPD hours.
Please check this out with your training organisation.