Soul Bowl Sound Therapy
A Weekend Resonance Retreat
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of February 2018
Join us for a weekend of deep healing sound therapy.
Set in the serene surroundings of the Bobbio Centre, Maghermore, Co. Wicklow our Resonance Retreat offers you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate body, mind and spirit, to release tension and stress and return to a more balanced and harmonious state of being.
Arriving at approximately 17.00 and after settling into our rooms we will have a light meal around 18.00. The course will commence proper at 19.30 Friday evening. After lunch on Sunday we will wrap up our weekend at approximately 15.00.
Throughout the weekend we will explore sound and it's effects using gongs, Tibetan and crystal bowls, our voices, chimes, bells, tingshas and an array of other instruments. To deepen the effects of the therapy we will also provide instruction on various other methods for relaxation including breathing techniques (pranayama), guidance in performing basic yogic asanas and stretches to help tone and relax muscles, methods of using intention with sound therapy, Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) and both guided and free form meditation. We will also experience shamanic drumming, one of the primal forms of sound therapy and still in use to this day. The only requirements you need bring for these activities is your mat, cushion and blanket or anything else you may require for your comfort.
We hope that not only will all participants benefit from the immediate effects of the therapy but also that they can take away some new skills leading to a happier, healthier lifestyle.
The cost of the weekend is €250 per person sharing. A deposit of €100 is essential to secure your place. All rooms are en suite although we ask that you bring your own towel. Gourmet meals will be prepared by Chef Claire Smith-McCormick (Happy Pear/Cornucopia) and will consist of organic vegetarian cuisine. Please contact us and advise of any special dietary requirements.
Harry Parkinson is a qualified sound therapist, shamanic practitioner and Nada yoga teacher. He also holds a diploma in counselling, psychology and therapy. He holds regular sound events in Wicklow and Dublin and has recently released a sound therapy CD for use in relaxation, meditation and yoga.
And of course we will have the wonderful Clare McCormick as our chef for the weekend, providing use with wholesome, organic, vegetarian / vegan cuisine.
Future Resonance Retreats
25th-27th of May 2018
17th-19th of August 2018
2nd-4th of November 2018
St. Columban's Bobbio Centre Magheramore Wicklow Ireland