The Sound of the Self – Online Course

Krishna Plays his Flute

Learn the ancient art and science of inner transformation through sound and tone.

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

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.

Summer Sound Ceremony – 24.5.20 – Princes Risborough

This event is cancelled due to Covid-19.

Sunday 24th May 2020
Dance Studio at Princes Risborough Secondary School, Merton Road, Princes Risborough HP27 0DR
2 – 4pm

Welcome the Summer as the Earth Grows

Join us to celebrate the energy and growth within each one of us as we enter into the Summer Season. The Sun is a ball of fire that gives life and inspiration to create a passionate way forward on our path ahead..

Paula Tait and Chrissie Martin are delighted to come together to offer four special Sound Ceremonies throughout the year in celebration of the seasons.

This will be the second ceremony to welcome in Summer. Each session is a stand alone ceremony so if you did not attend the first Spring ceremony you will still benefit from this one.

The ceremony includes gongs, singing bowls, grounding instruments and supporting musical instruments that represent the elements of the season. Together, they will create a non-ordinary space for relaxation, cleansing, healing and renewal that will prepare you for the coming growth of Summer.

We will also offer a seasonal guided meditation. For this, y ou may wish to consider what needs to be grown within or around you and how you can use the fiery Summer energy to help others who may be in a less fortunate position. We are all being called to look out for one another at this time and there may be simple ways to enhance somebody else’s happiness and create a sense of wholeness and caring within your community. The ceremony will offer the opportunity to set your intention for growth to come to fruition.

There will be refreshments and home-made chocolates at the end and you will take away a little gift to symbolise the energy of Summer. There will also be an opportunity to purchase handmade eye pillows and candles should you wish.

Summer Sound Ceremony

What to Bring

Bring a mat/s to lie on, blanket/s to cover you and keep warm and a pillow for your head. Bring whatever you need for your comfort and a bottle of water to maintain hydration.

Directions

For parking use the entrance off New Road into the car park behind the dance studio, as the Merton Road gate is likely to be closed. Follow signs for the Sports Hall. The Dance Studio is on the first floor.

Please arrive at 1.45 to get settled for a prompt 2pm start.

Booking

£25. Advance booking only. Tickets available at Eventbrite.

Contact

Chrissie (Aylesbury) 07531 049930 – http://www.wildpeace.uk
Paula (High Wycombe) 07743 351428 – http://www.paulatait.com

We are proud to be College of Sound Healing qualified and registered Gong Practitioners.

 

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”- F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.”

Spring Sound Ceremony – 29.2.20 – Princes Risborough

Spring Sound Ceremony

Saturday 29th February 2020
Dance Studio at Princes Risborough Secondary School, Merton Road, Princes Risborough HP27 0DR
2 – 4pm

Welcome the Spring as the Earth Awakens

Join us to celebrate the stirrings of rising energy within each one of us as we enter into new beginnings with renewed energy, optimism, vision and action to create our path ahead.

Paula Tait and Chrissie Martin are delighted to come together to offer four special Sound Ceremonies throughout the year in celebration of the seasons.

This will be the first ceremony to welcome in Spring. We are holding this event on 29th February, the extra day in this Leap Year. This day provides a time out away from the calendar, a liminal moment where we can step outside of norms, restrictions, and expectations, allowing us to re-assess ready to leap forward in Spring.

The ceremony includes gongs, singing bowls, grounding instruments and supporting musical instruments that represent the elements of the season. Together, they will create a non-ordinary space for relaxation, cleansing, healing and renewal that will prepare you for the coming awakening of Spring. All you need to do is lie back and allow the sounds to wash over and around you. We will also offer a seasonal guided meditation. You may wish to consider what needs to be released within or around you to enable you to move forward and to set an intention for what you would like to bring into your life as we move into Spring energy. There will be homemade chocolates and energy balls at the end and you will take away a little gift to symbolise the energy of Spring. There will also be an opportunity to purchase handmade eye pillows and candles should you wish.

Welcome the Spring in Sound

What to Bring

Bring a mat/s to lie on, blanket/s to cover you and keep warm and a pillow for your head. Bring whatever you need for your comfort and a bottle of water to maintain hydration.

Directions

For parking use the entrance off New Road into the car park behind the dance studio, as the Merton Road gate is likely to be closed. Follow signs for the Sports Hall. The Dance Studio is on the first floor.

Please arrive at 1.45 to get settled for a prompt 2pm start.

Booking

£25. Advance booking only. Tickets available at Eventbrite.

Contact

Chrissie (Aylesbury) 07531 049930 – http://www.wildpeace.uk
Paula (High Wycombe) 07743 351428 – http://www.paulatait.com

We are proud to be College of Sound Healing qualified and registered Gong Practitioners.

 

Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.” -Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

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 paula@paulatait.com 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.