Sound Camp

Sound 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.
Most of the food that is served is grown at Coombe Farm, and the water comes from a spring on the farm.
Coombe Farm, 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 an immersion of many sound therapy practices including talks, performances and workshops and the all night sound bath.

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

Sound Camp is not a weather dependent event, your enjoyment will not be compromised by a drop of rain.

If sound camp appeals to you, do come and join us on the 6th - 8th of July 2018


Payment/bookings are now closed, booking open on the 20th May 2018

 

Here is some feed back from a 2017 camp attendee: https://www.sound-spa.co.uk/single-post/2017/07/14/Gong-camp

Sound Camp Booking Form

Third Newsletter

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First Newsletter

The Sound Camp Car share

Go to the Gong Camp 2017 Page

The Sound Camp Cycle Route

Join the Sound Camp Facebook Group

 

If you are interested in attending Sound 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 Sound 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.

Fliers for the 2018 camp will be available in October/November

 

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An Indian Tipi As
 
A Workshop Space

Here at gong camp we like to be different, this is one of the workshop spaces, an Indian tipi, nothing against a marquee apart from them being too square and normal.

We live on a round World, we play round gongs and drums, so I do feel that at gong camp the workshop spaces should be round. There will be two tipis on camp used as workshop spaces and night time sleeping.

Camp Directions

Directions

By car– Using the google link below you can find direction from your location.

coordinates: 50.965787, -3.461503

https://www.google.com/maps

Unnamed Rd, Tiverton EX16 7QJ, UK

The directions on google maps will lead you to the entrance of Coombe Farm when using EX16 7QJ, however a sat nav will get you to about 50 metres before throwing you off route. To avoid this ignore the turning off when you reach Van Post and continue on 50 metres and Coombe Farm is the next turning on the left. 

The address is Coombe Farm, Cove, Tiverton Devon EX16 7RU (please dont use this post code in your sat nav) Please use EX16 7QJ in your sat nav which will get you very close to Coombe Farm.

Parking  - is at the bottom and to the sides of the steep concrete track. Park at right angles to the track, leaving plenty of space between each car, and try not to obstruct the turning circle. The camping field is a car free zone. It has level camping terraces and access to them is by foot.

By Train – Tiverton Parkway is the nearest station from where there are occasional busses to Tiverton.

Collection From Tiverton Parkway or Bus Station - We are happy to collect anyone arriving from Tiverton Parkway train station or Tiverton bus station. 

 

 

In Brief

Gong camp starts on Friday 7th July from 2.00pm and finishes on Sunday 9th July at 2.00pm.There will be a guided tour of Coombe farm at 5.00pm on Friday so attendees can get an idea of the layout of camp and they would then have the opportunity to explore some more during the rest of the weekend.  We will have some freestyle drumming around the camp fire on Friday evening and other entertainment.

On Saturday, there will be a variety of workshops and gong meditations.

The all night gong bath will carry us through Saturday night into Sunday morning.

On Sunday we will have a workshop in the morning and after lunch the camp will come to a close.

Meals

 

Good wholesome and nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals are included during the weekend (mostly organic) and some special diets can be catered for if requested in advance. Teas, coffee, spring water and healthy snacks will be freely available from the field kitchen.
Special diets are considered as those who genuine need to avoid some foods i.e. Celiacs, nut allergy suffers etc. The term I use “special diet” do not mean diet preference i.e. no mushrooms ,peppers etc.

 

Friday Afternoon/Evening

A guided tour of Coombe farm at 5.00pm a nice gentle stroll in the countryside and a great start to Gong Camp 2017. After the evening meal there will be an exciting time of drumming, dancing and singing. There will be other entertainment throughout the evening to complement the drumming.

Drums and other percussion instruments will be supplied; all drums are vegan friendly.

Saturday Workshops

During the morning, there will be three workshop sessions of between 1-1.5 hours.  You will be able to choose from a number of different workshops that will be running - mainly sound therapy based workshops but also dance, yoga, and tai chi. There will be a further three workshop sessions in the afternoon and since most of the morning workshops will be repeated then, you will be able to attend up to six different workshops during the day. Workshop leaders will have the opportunity to attend four workshops during the day.

There will also be a gong bath tent where you are welcome to give or receive gong baths throughout the weekend (except during the all night gong bath).  Please avoid starting a gong bath near mealtimes as hot meals cannot be reserved.

Saturday all night Gong bath

The gong bath will commence at 8pm and be 12 hours of unbroken gong sound. Anyone who wishes to play the gongs may do so, each player completing 30 minutes.

The first four hours will be designated for beginners and those who have never played; they will be able to pair up with experienced players.

Twelve hours is a long time to be lying down.  Therefore the first four hours will be very casual; people can lie down for as long as they wish and have the freedom to get up and join others near the campfire, drink tea etc but keeping a silence so as to not disturb those who are lying down.  

At midnight everyone attending will settle down for the night.
Maintaining silence throughout the gong bath is essential.

Sunday

After breakfast - A group workshop (2Hours)

Sunday afternoon - After lunch the camp will draw to a close.

 

Workshop Agenda

During each dedicated workshop slot there will be two workshops running in different areas of the camp. There is a thirty minutes gap between workshop times just in case workshops run over the hour.
Attendees are free to choose what workshops to participate in. Most of the Saturday workshops are repeated in the afternoon to give everyone a chance to attend all of the workshops offered.

Saturday Morning:

9.00am - 10.00am  Dinah Mann (Yoga) / Jo-Anne Burchfield (tuning forks & gong workshop)

10.30am - 11.30am Tallulah Rendall (qi gong sound journey workshop) / Diane Stewart (Sound & art workshop) / Philip Bromhill (steel tongue drum workshop)

12.00pm - 1.00pm Alison Dhuanna (Shamanic gong workshop) / Maite Alonso (shakti dance)

Saturday Afternoon.

2.00pm - 3.00pm Tallulah Rendall (qi gong song sound journey) / Jo-Anne Burchfield (tuning fork & gong workshop)

3.30pm - 4.30pm Dinah Mann (yoga) / Philip Bromhill (steel tongue drum workshop) / Alison Dhuanna (shamanic gong workshop)

5.00pm - 6.00pm Diane Stewart (sound & art workshop) / Maite Alonso (shakti dance)

Sunday Morning.

10.30am - 12.30pm   Tobias Kaye (introduction to sounding bowls workshop)

 

Sound Workshops


Are you interested in running small sound therapy related workshops
at Sound Camp ~ Saturday 8th July 2017

Your workshop will be loosely based around a sound therapy related subject. It will run both in the morning and in the afternoon and be 1 hour or 1 hour 30 minute duration. I am hoping for practitioners who offer workshops such as:
Voice Work ~ Sacred Bowls ~ Wind Instruments ~ Drumming ~ Qi Gong ~ Making of Instruments ~ Meditation ~ Dance ~ Sound-based Holistic Therapies  ~ Yoga ~Tai Chi ~ Gong
I am also open to suggestions.

Please feel free to use this opportunity to promote your particular interest, skills  and services.

The Camp is a time for us to Relax, Share, Experience and above all, Enjoy!  

All workshop leaders will be paid £75 for running a morning and afternoon workshop. (workshop leaders must be self employed and have a website). Eight different workshops are necessary throughout the weekend.
No workshop assistants please just one workshop leader per workshop.
You are also welcome to attend Gong camp all weekend by booking a place in April. Price is £150 per person for attendance.

A lunch will be supplied for you.

Your product/workshop will also be promoted on the "What's On" section (right) and linked to your website.

Please sign up to the workshop mailing list and you will receive an invitation email in January to participate during Saturday 8th of July 2017.

 

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Why Sound Camp?
I created sound camp around my interests, gongs/sound therapy, environmentally friendly low impact living and good nutrition.
Sound camp is different, i call it a retreat from modern life as its in the countryside, the campsite is off grid and in a valley so no electro magnetic stress from phones, wi fi and electricity.
I consider it the perfect place to practice sound therapy activities, consume good nutritious meals and have a joyful weekend.
There are no expectations of how attendees participate; those attending may join in whichever activities appeal and are also free to take time out to relax or explore the beautiful surroundings.

 Those who attend pay one fee of £150 per person and this covers everything for the three days:  camping facilities, meals, snacks, teas, coffee, spring water, and entertainment. There are no ‘hidden’ extras.

The Camp Fire

Sawn up firewood is provided for the camp fire so collecting of dead wood is not encouraged.

The main camp fire is the only camp fire to be lit, please be responsible around it.

No candles at sound camp, especially in your tents; torches are the safest form of lighting.

 

Coombe Farm

Please feel free to use the network of paths and tracks around the farm, but kindly respect the privacy of residents around the farm buildings.

Coombe farm is largely a reserve for nature and I would ask you to be aware of this whatever you do.

Please enjoy yourselves.

 

Places to Stay

Want to stay in Devon longer than a weekend? Here are a few local places to stay after gong camp.

 

 

 

Information Tent
Please feel free to send me your sound therapy brochures/fliers for attendees to pick up from our infomation tent during camp.
Send to: Peter Whitehart, 30 Tidcombe Walk, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4FB UK
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Questions & Answers/Terms & Conditions
  •      Will I be able to come to camp a day early or stay longer than the weekend?

Answer: Sorry as I hire the campsite from friday to Sunday I can not offer or encourage attendees to stay on camp any other days.

  •       Will there be a wi-fi connection on camp?

Answer: No sorry the camp does not have a wi-fi connection. Gadgets are not encouraged because sound camp is a weekend in nature and a break from modern life.

  •        Will there be electricity points to charge my phone?

Answer: The camp is off grid so there are no electricity points. Coombe farm is in a valley and most mobile phones will not pick up a signal. Several phone numbers will be provided to enable attendees to be contacted in case of emergency. I will have a solar panel charging system at camp with phone charging USB connections to charge phones etc (this is not to encourage the use of phones, it is to help those who have a digital rail ticket on their phone which is needed to get home)

  •        Will I be able to bring a barbecue and cook some meals?

Answer: No sorry, all meals are supplied; No barbecue, and no in camper van cooking, snacks, teas and coffee will be freely available from the field kitchen

  •         I am disabled and mobile via a wheelchair; am I welcome at sound camp?

Answer: Absolutely everyone is welcome and those less able to get about will be helped. Wheelchair access is very tricky due to being on grass and steep hill climbing is necessary in places. The camp site is not really suitable for wheelchair users.

  •      Will there be first aid people at hand in case of any accidents?

Answer: Yes sound camp will have a first aider and a first aid kit to hand. Any accidents will be recorded and appropriate steps taken to look after you if an accident should occur.

  •         I am not very good at sleeping in a tent; can I sleep in my van?

Answer: Yes you may sleep in a camper van.  However there are only two level parking spaces for vans (these spaces are available on a first come bases) You are also welcome to sleep in your vehicle but parking is on a slope.

    • Can I bring a caravan/trailer to sound camp to sleep in?

Answer: Coombe farm has a steep long drive and limited turning at the bottom and very large trailers are likely to cause all sorts of problems and mite be a struggle to tow back up the drive. Camper vans (not motor homes) or small trailers are welcome but flat parking spaces are all ready reserved.

  •         Are we expected to join in with all the sound activities?

Answer: Not at all; sound camp is very much a break from regular life for a weekend. Activities are laid on for you to enjoy but you are welcome to choose what you would like to do. So come and relax, receive gong bath after gong bath, drink tea, and talk with others or walk around the countryside!

  •        I will catch a train to Devon to attend sound camp and I won’t be able to bring my sound therapy instruments; will this be a problem?

Answer: You are not expected to bring instruments to sound camp. instruments, mats, blankets and cushions are all supplied; you will be able to travel very light.

  •        Is sound camp open to the public?

Answer: Sound camp is a book only event as meals will be supplied and the numbers of attendees are needed in advance to prepare for this. Bookings and payments will be available from May 20th 2018

  •         I am interested in attending sound camp; can I run a sound workshop?

Answer: Yes we are open to what people have to offer; please contact me to discuss. Saturday is the day that workshop leaders will be attending from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

  •     I would be interested in running a workshop at sound camp; will there be chairs and tables available?

Answer: Sound camp will be outdoors and there will also be Tipis with carpeted floors, tables, chairs are supplied, you would need to bring other equipment you require to run your workshop, help is available with getting your equipment to your workshop space.

  •         I would be interested in attending just the all night sound bath on Saturday evening/Sunday morning; is this possible?

Answer: No sorry the sound bath is for sound camp attendees only.

  •        Could I attend sound camp on the Saturday only?

    Answer: Sorry sound camp is an all weekend event.

  • Can I run a workshop at sound camp and get a reduced attendance fee rather than be paid for the workshop?

Answer: Yes workshop leaders now have several option available

1: You can attend camp all weekend in exchange for running two one hour workshops on the Saturday and a talk/performance/something different either Friday evening or Sunday morning or offer an hours sound bath during the Saturday evening/Sunday morning all night sound bath.  I would also be expecting some help with moving equipment back to the parking area on Sunday morning. (this means when you visit the toilet please bring an item of equipment up with you each time) This will be of great benefit to me as Coombe Farm is a physically demanding site.

2: You can opt to attend Saturday only running an hours workshop in the morning and again in the afternoon and receive a free lunch and get paid £75.

3: Sound therapy instrument makers are wanted to offer a group workshop of two hours duration either on the Friday evening or on the Sunday morning. This can be in exchange for the whole weekend attendance or for a payment (I pay £150 for instrument makers workshops) Friday evening gives you the most attendance and offers you good promotion to your target audience.

  • Do you offer concessionary rates?

Answer: To make the event accessible to as many people as possible, I have set a fee that covers the costs involved. Unfortunately, I am therefore unable to offer any concessions.

  • Can I help out at Sound Camp in exchange for free entry?

Answer: See question/answer above Can I run a workshop at sound camp and get a reduced attendance fee rather than be paid for the workshop?

  • I am not self employed but I would like to run a workshop at Sound Camp, is it possible to donate the payment to a chosen charity?


Answer: Absolutely! yes I am very happy to donate the funds to your chosen charity. I ask that you be very conscious on your chosen charity as I would rather Sound Camp money goes to very worthy charities. I would rather not support medical condition charities, but I am happy to support natural healing.

  •        If I attended sound camp would I need to bring spending money?

    Answer: Nothing will be for sale at sound camp; workshop leaders will be promoting their workshop/product but not selling anything, however there mite be a workshop leader who makes sound therapy instruments or be running an upcoming workshop that if interested mite need a deposit to secure etc.

Terms and Conditions

 

Terms and conditions are very useful to prevent misunderstanding as everything is clear and in one place.

Attendees

  •     A one off payment of £150 per person covers everything for the three days: camping facilities, meals, snacks, teas, coffee, spring water and workshops etc.
  •     There are no entry tickets issued for Sound camp, I will work on booking forms and signing people in on arrival to camp.
  •     The refund policy is as follows:

    A full refund will apply if at least three weeks notice is given before the start of the event.
    Transfer of place to another named person will be permitted without penalty at any time before the start of the event.
    This refund policy is made of necessity as costs are incurred with late cancellations/no shows.

  cancellations 3 weeks before the start of camp receives a 50% refund.
  cancellations 10 days to the start of camp results in no refund.

  •     Everyone attending must fill out a booking form, we need to know who is on site for safety reasons.
  •     We will cater for some special diets, but this has to be requested at time of booking. Meat is not available and cannot be requested.

 

  •     Meal times are flexible around my listed times and it is your responsibility to be around to receive your meals.

    Hot meals cannot be reserved for you.
    All meals are supplied, no self catering, this includes camper van cooking, barbecue and camp fire cooking.

  •     Sound Camp will be alcohol free so we request that you respect this and not bring alcohol.
  •     No smoking in the camp area or in your tent; there will be a designated smoking area.
  •     No candles in your tents please; torches are the safest form of lighting.

Workshop Leaders

  • Workshop leaders are invited to attend Sound Camp free of charge on Saturday 7th July 8.00am - 6.00pm and receive £75 payment.  Or you can opt for the stay all weekend in exchange for your two workshops on Saturday plus some extra help.

    Workshop leaders are responsible for bringing their own equipment to run their workshop. Workshop spaces are Tipis with carpeted floors or outside on the grass. tables and chairs are supplied. please bring the minimum equipment to run your workshop as you can not drive to your workshop space and a hill climb is necessary when  packing up your equipment at the end of the day. Reasonable assistance is available to you when packing up.

    There is no mains electricity at camp, so those needing music for a dance workshop will need to bring an ipod to plug into my supplied battery operated music system.

    Workshop leaders wanting to attend all weekend:

Workshop leaders are very welcome to attend sound camp for the whole weekend, there are now several options available to you:

1: You can attend camp all weekend in exchange for running two one hour workshops on the Saturday and a talk/performance/something different either Friday evening or Sunday morning or offer an hours sound bath during the Saturday evening/Sunday morning all night sound bath.  I would also be expecting some help with moving equipment back to the parking area on Sunday morning. (this means when you visit the toilet please bring an item of equipment up with you each time) This will be of great benefit to me as Coombe Farm is a physically demanding site.

2: You can opt to attend Saturday only running an hours workshop in the morning and again in the afternoon and receive a free lunch and get paid £75.

3: Sound therapy instrument makers are wanted to offer a group workshop of two hours duration either on the Friday evening or on the Sunday morning. This can be in exchange for the whole weekend attendance or for a payment (I pay £150 for instrument makers workshops) Friday evening gives you the most attendance and offers you good promotion to your target audience.:

Other information

Coombe Farm is mainly a reserve for nature and a environmental conscious camp site, I ask that everyone attending sound camp be aware of this with whatever you do.

Bookings/payment will be taken from the 20th May 2018 and will close on the 20th June 2018.


Special dietary needs require special preparation and cannot be requested on the day. It is therefore your responsibility to complete the booking form correctly.

Wheelchair access is very tricky due to being on grass and steep hill climbing is necessary in places. The compost toilets are not assessable via a wheelchair. disabled people are very welcome but please be aware that this camp site is not on flat ground and is not really suitable for wheelchair users.

Camp Facilities

Washing Facilities

There is an outside bath which is heated by lighting a fire underneath. You must sit on the wooden slats, otherwise you will burn your bottom. The shower next to the bath has hot and cold taps. Hot water must be carried from the bath up to the little tank by the loo wash basin, there is also a gas powered shower.

 

The Loo
There are 2 compost loos in the wooden building by the turning circle. After going, add one handful/cup of hay/sawdust, and shut the loo lid down. You are encouraged to pee on the grass, and not in the loos.

 

The Kitchen
The camp kitchen is a field kitchen and equipped with crockery, cutlery, pots and pans and a water boiler. Your meals are served from this kitchen but not cooked there. You are welcome to help yourself to tea, coffee whenever you want but please leave the kitchen clean and tidy.

Payment & Booking


Contact Me

For gong practitioners, gong enthusiasts, and sound therapists and anyone interested in the gong, sound therapy, yoga, tai chi or dance.

One fee of £150 per person covers everything for the three days:  camping facilities, meals, snacks, teas, coffee, Spring water, and workshops.

There are no ‘hidden’ extras and nothing is for sale at Sound camp.

Sound camp is an environmentally conscious, sound therapy weekend retreat, held in the middle of 100 acres of steep sided semi wild Devon countryside.

Payment/bookings are being taken from 20th May 2018, and the last day for bookings are on 20th June 2018.

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Sound Camp Booking Form

The Sound Camp  6th - 8th July 2018.

Bookings open on the 20th May.

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£150 per person

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Sometime during the first few weeks of January a Sound Camp workshop leader invitation email will go out to those on that list. Should you like to be part of the sound workshops that are running during the weekend of the 6th - 8th July 2018  please sign up to this email list.

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What's On

 

The 2017 gong camp what's on is now complete.

And can also be viewed here:

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Friday Evening

 

On the Friday evening we shall have a freestyle drum circle around the camp fire and we will be joined by a fire performer and other entertainment.

We will have a combined drum and gong jamming session, you are welcome to bring your gongs to make this a much bigger experience.


 

Saturday Workshops

 

Maite Alonso

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 Mann

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.

 

Jo-Anne Burchfield-James

Suara Sound Tuning Fork Ambassador

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)

 
More details on Jo's work you can visit her Facebook page: "Quay Of Life"

 

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/

 

 

Tallulah Rendall

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/  

 

 

Diane Stewart

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.

 

 

Saturday Evening

 

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"

 

Sunday

 

Tobias Kaye


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

 

 

Booking & Payment
 

For gong practitioners, gong enthusiasts, and sound therapists and anyone interested in the gong, sound therapy, yoga, tai chi or dance.

One fee of £150 per person covers everything for the three days:  camping facilities, meals, snacks, teas, coffee, Spring water, and entertainment.

Payment/bookings open on the 20th May 2018.

Gong Camp Booking Form

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.

Contact Me

 

 
 
Things to bring

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.

Boots, waterproofs.

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.

In A Nut Shell

 

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.

CPD Hours

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 sound camp as there will be several sound therapy workshops running and an all night sound bath.

I have calculated that there are approx 20 hours that can be validly submitted for CPD hours.

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