The Zen of One String – 22.6.19 – Wimbourne

Zen of One String Talk

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

“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
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.

More information at Zenways website.

Zenways Family Gathering June 2019


Music & Movement – 14.6.19 – Cookham Dean

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.

Words & Music Concert: Beaconsfield Through the Ages – 9.5.19

Thursday 9th May 2019
Beaconsfield United Reformed Church, 16 Aylesbury End, Beaconsfield HP9 1LW
12noon Ploughman’s lunch; 1pm-1.40pm Concert

Beaconsfield is celebrating the 750th anniversary of its Charter Fair with a concert of “Words and Music: Beaconsfield Through the Ages”.

The concert features readings about the local area, interspersed with English music from different eras of Beaconsfield’s history. There are solos on trumpet, organ, cello and jazz piano, with Paula playing Mediaeval music on the harp and singing a folk song from the 1400s.

Harp Therapy Session – 24.3.19 – Maidenhead

Harp Therapy Session at the Health & Healing Market

Sunday 24th March 2019
Maidenhead Healing Centre, 3 Oaken Grove, Maidenhead SL6 6HL

2-5pm Market: 3pm Harp Therapy Session
Join me for a group session of Harp Therapy at the Health and Healing Market, organised by the charity, Relief From Pain.Simply lie back and allow yourself to be gently enveloped by the serene strains of the harp. Based on the Ancient Celtic tradition of healing music, the harp takes us on a journey away from our daily cares to a state of repose, restoration and renewal.Relief from Pain is a registered charity that is actively promoting therapies of all kinds in the local community.

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Yoga and Music of Ancient Britain – 16.3.19 – High Wycombe

ॐ Magic infused Yoga in Preparation for the Spring Equinox  ॐ

Saturday 16th March 2019
Wycombe Arts Centre, 19 Desborough Road, High Wycombe HP11 2RQ

Join Alexandra Alves (Yoga), Paula Tait (Celtic Harp, Tin Whistle and Gongs) and Charis Anne (Soprano) for this unique boutique yoga ceremony. Relax. Embrace. Surrender…

Alexandra has devised a new Pagan Yoga to honour the divine in the form of the Triple Goddess reflected in the waxing, full and waning phases of the Moon. Through this 2 ½ hour offering you will go on a journey through the landscapes of your inner world. Prepare to embrace magic and delve into a lost kingdom of enchanting mythology.

Join us afterwards at 4.30pm for refreshments and to receive your individual gift.

Investment £40. Booking essential. Tickets from Alexandra Alves at 07786332695 or

Silk Road Music & Yoga – 9.6.18 – Marlow

ॐ Inspired by the Ancient Civilisations of the Silk Road ॐ

Saturday 9th June 2018
Danesfield House and Spa, Henley Road, Marlow, SL7 2EY

Join Alexandra Alves (Yoga) and Paula Tait (Music) for this unique boutique yoga ceremony where we will be travelling the Silk Road through the vibrations of Yoga.

An alchemical journey of yoga is awaiting you – be enchanted by the Japanese Ichijenkin, Persian Setar, Indian Taus and the mythology of the Silk Road countries, whilst weaving asana with myth, mudra with mantra into a rhythm which accompanies the melody of your inner child.

Energy balls and tea afterwards (serenity and turmeric tea) 5.30pm to 6pm. Alice Nugent will be offering us a taste of her Hipopot Teas. These contain no green or black tea, no caffeine, and certainly no additive or preservatives.

Parking is available.
Investment £35pp

Tickets from Alexandra Alves at 07786332695 or

Summer Solstice Harp & Yoga with Gong Bath – 21.6.18 – Marlow

ॐ Celebrate the Summer Solstice in the Beautiful Gardens of Danesfield House ॐ

Thursday 21st June 2018
Danesfield House and Spa, Henley Road, Marlow, SL7 2EY

Yoga by Candlelight’s Alexandra Alves will be guiding you through a peaceful yoga practice to honour the longest day of the year. Paula Tait will be enchanting you with the warm sounds of the harp, before the evening ends with a gong bath.

Included are a small gift. Spa Illuminata bespoke tea and cookies will be served.

The session will be held inside in the event of rain.

£35. Book through Danesfield House on 01628 891010 or

The Harp of Mother Earth – 22.4.18 – High Wycombe

A Celtic Harp Meditation

Follow in the wake of ancient Irish seafarers on a voyage to the Islands of Music, Song and Imagination to meet Mother Earth – and find out how she came to make her harp of joy, sorrow and dreams.

In this special Celtic Harp Meditation to celebrate International Mother Earth Day, we will be combining song, music, story, sound healing and guided meditation to deepen our connection with our precious home.

Sunday 22nd April 2018
High Wycombe Quaker Meeting House, 25 London Rd, High Wycombe HP11 1BJ (entrance on Stuart Road)
(3 minutes walk from High Wycombe train station or park on Stuart Road or in Railway Place car park)

Doors open 4.45pm for 5pm start. Finishes at 6pm with refreshments.

£10. To book tickets email or Book Tickets Online (no booking fee).

All welcome. You do not need to do anything and no meditation experience is necessary. Just come with an open mind and heart.

Harp and Yoga Workshop – 18.11.17 – Henley

ॐ A Mythical Flow Celebrating the Heart of the Warrior ॐ

Saturday 18th November 2017
St Katherine’s Parmoor, Parmoor Lane Parmoor, Henley-On-Thames RG9 6NN

A union between yoga and harp.

With its pure and resonant voice, the harp calls to our souls. For thousands of years it has been used as an instrument of healing that calms our emotions and gladdens our hearts. Allow the harp to lead you on a journey through mystic landscape and deep healing.

Yoga by Candlelight is a combination of flow yoga in graceful sequences alongside longer held postures. Certified yoga teacher Alexandra  leads the classes, which focus on breath to create space in the body and quieten the mind. The workshop blends hatha, vinyasa , meditation, candles and essential oils.

Followed by a Gong Ceremony.

Yoga: Alexandra Alves of Yoga By Candlelight
Harp and Gongs: Paula Tait

Booking essential. Email: