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February 3 at 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm£30
A gong bath is an immersive sound experience. You are bathed in endless overlapping sound waves. The sound and vibrations from the gong travelling through the body can induce feelings of deep relaxation and an open state of being, aware but very calm and centred. Other experiences can be altered states of awareness such as dream-like states, shamanic journeying and visions of colour. No two gong baths are the same. We play the gongs and other instruments intuitively.
The alchemy is in the combined intentions of the gongs, the receivers and the players. Taking care of your physical body first is key. Most people wear loose clothing and prefer to lie down making a comfy nest for themselves, using a yoga or camping mat. An hour is a long time to lie on a floor so please feel free to bring enough cushions etc to be comfortable, and extra padded layer for on top of your mat and a fleece or blanket to be warm.
We will create an ambient space with no harsh lighting but an eye mask can also help leave the outside world behind, assisting you to journey with the sound (we have eye pillows, mats, blankets and bolsters if you wish to use them). The gong bath will last about an hour, with time after to reflect on your experience, integrate and ground. Gongs are deeply cleansing, shifting emotional blocks. Water to hydrate afterwards is essential.
Sound Portals are Sarian Martell and Anatua Martin. We are based in Edinburgh and York and facilitate gong meditation and sound journeys for individuals, groups and corporate clients. For over 30 years we have each been on our own unique spiritual path, exploring many meditation techniques, lucid journeying, healing modalities and creative projects. Our own growth and development is at the core of everything we do.
Coming together on a shared path has opened unexpected and amazing doors to explore and has heightened the alchemy that we can create when working with other people. Sarian is a natural musician with his roots in improvised jazz drumming. Current projects to be launched this year include an ambient meditative album. Anatua is an earth healer and intuitive artist, painting images deeply connected to her own spiritual growth and inter dimensional influences.
We are both natural activators and awakeners in others to higher levels of consciousness and awareness. Experiencing the benefits of gong baths and sound healing had been part of our personal journey for a number of years. We hadn’t planned on being Gong Masters ourselves or owning our own gongs, but after a profound spiritual retreat on the island of Iona, it came as a big surprise to both of us that our next step was to do just that! We have never doubted this new mission and now have a growing gong collection and spend significant amounts of time training and refining techniques with the best teachers, including Sheila Whittaker and Don Conreaux.