COURSES & WORKSHOPS

THE SOUND OF THE SELF COURSE

Tuesdays 9th, 16th, 23rd February, 2nd, 9th March 2021
7.30pm-9pm
Online

LEARN THE ANCIENT ART AND SCIENCE OF INNER TRANSFORMATION THROUGH SOUND AND TONE.

During this 5 week course Paula Tait will introduce you to the ways in which the world’s wisdom traditions have used sound to deepen consciousness and unite with our true nature.

The knower of the mystery of Sound knows the mystery of the whole Universe.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Come and experience a balance of history, background information and gentle practical exercises. Each week we will explore different sound-based practices, including listening and chanting together, along with a representative musical instrument. No previous experience is necessary.  

This course is for you if you would like to become more aware of the potential of sound for inner transformation, whether that means establishing your own sound-based meditation or yoga practice or simply deepening your relationship to sound and music.

Week 1: The Sound of Nature

Deep Listening
The Great Song and Celtic Tradition
Rhythm and Entrainment
Medicine Songs
Sacred Drumming

Week 2: The Sound of Wisdom

Listening for Mindfulness
Sound Koans
Winnie the Pooh’s “Good Song”
Vedic Mantras
The Zen Bell

Week 3: The Sound of the Heart

Sama and the Sufi Tradition
Kirtan and the Bhakti Tradition
Hearing & the Bodhisattva of Compassion
Shanti Mantras
The Reed and the Bamboo Flute

Week 4: The Sound of the Spheres

Pythagorus and the Music of the Spheres
Sacred Geometry
Musical Harmonics
Overtone Chanting
Tuning Forks

Week 5: The Sound of Silence

Nada Brahman and the Unstruck Sound
The Sound Current
The Yoga of Listening
Meditative Toning
Gongs and Singing Bowls

This course will take place on the Zoom platform. You will need a stable internet connection and Zoom installed on your computer, tablet or phone. Zoom can be downloaded for free here https://zoom.us/download.

For further information, or to book your place, please contact Paula Tait on 01494 440356 or paula@paulatait.com.

BODY OF SOUND

Sunday 3rd November 2019
Coopers, Meter House, Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow SL7 1LW
7 – 8.30pm

TAOIST YOGA, NIDRA AND SOUND JOURNEY

With Jon Murphy of Zen Yo (Movement and Meditation) and Paula Tait (Chinese Zither and Gong Bath).

A mind and body expanding experience, soundtracked with therapeutic and uplifting live music on Chinese zither. Surf the subconscious with yogic sleep, enjoy flowing energy movement and finally relax into a restorative gong bath.

The perfect end to a weekend, Gentle, mindful and good for all abilities.

£12. To reserve a space mail or call: jon@zenyo.co.uk/07768806817.

MINDFUL MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Friday 14th June 2019
Cookham Dean WI Hall, Church Road, SL6 9PD
6.45pm – 8pm

Simple, flowing Qigong, Zen meditation and Yoga Nidra, with Celtic Harp.

Jonathan Murphy of ZenYo will guide us through an evening of mindful movement and meditation, while my harp gently connects us to the moment.

Perfect for all levels and abilities.

To book contact Jonathan Murphy at ZenYo or book via Facebook.

THE ZEN OF ONE STRING

Saturday June 2019
Zenways Family Gathering, Gaunts House, Petersham Lane, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 4J

“The ichigenkin is empty. There is nothing there. It is full of this nothingness. The ichigenkin is full. Everything is there. There is nothing left to put in.” Yamada Sensei
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The one-stringed ichigenkin is an extremely rare musical instrument, even in its native Japan. Paula Tait, a student in the lineage of Yamada Sensei, will recount its history as the chosen instrument of poets, priests and samuris and introduce us to its Zen aesthetics and philosophy.

Zenways Family Gathering June 2019

More information at Zenways website.