us this coming Friday for a special Winter Solstice celebration - All-Night Psychedelic Gong Bath - a
unique and magical sleepover gong experience at The Old Baths in Hackney Wick.
This is a night to stay in a peaceful and deeply meditative space, and have a healing and transcendental journey till sunrise.
The evening will begin with an hour of Psychedelic Yoga, where we will connect with one another & practice postures, pranayama breathing & meditation to help us prepare for & navigate the Psychedelic Gong Bath experience ahead.
There will be a little break for tea and time to set up our ‘sleeping nests’ for the night ceremony. After a short introduction, a guided meditation will take you into the gong dream space.
You will be “bathed” in the sound waves of gongs for 8 hours continuously. As the powerful vibrations and harmonics wash over you, they will induce deep relaxation, altered states of consciousness and help to release tensions and blocks. Expect to emerge revitalised and rejuvenated in the morning, and please be gentle with yourself for the remainder of the weekend to fully ‘digest’ the process, which can last for a few days after the experience.
Psychedelic Gong/Sound Bath participants variously report powerful bodily sensations and meditative states often accompanied by rich imagery, visions and insights, or feeling of timeless nothingness, levitation, ecstasy and bliss. The overall experience can feel both visionary & psychedelic.
We will be using various instruments throughout the night including numerous gongs, crystal & Tibetan singing bowls, shamanic drums, didgeridoo, shanti chimes & shruti boxes, combined with overtone singing, vocal toning & medicine songs, weaving a tapestry of sound to guide you on your journey within.At the beginning of the night the sound might feel quite intensive at moments. After a while we will keep it gentle and comforting till the early morning. Around 7.30am the gongs will go silent and we are strongly suggesting you to stay in that stillness for at least 20min. During this time people tend to experience powerful insights and a profound feeling of inner peace and liberation.
The sun will rise at 8.04am, when all of us will be invited to the lounge & cafe area to share our night experiences with each other over a hot drink and a freshly prepared organic breakfast from Gaia Pulses.
Doors open at (We suggest arriving between 9:30 – 10:00 to enjoy the full
experience. No entrance after 11:00 please)
10pm - 11pm Psychedelic Yoga
11.30pm - 7.30am All-night Gong Bath
8.05am Morning Hot Drinks & Organic Breakfast
During the night you can meditate or sleep. In both cases you will feel the beneficial effects of healing sounds of the gongs & other instruments.
What to bring:
Clean comfortable clothing to change into for sleeping, pillows, sleeping bag,
blankets, duvets, camping/yoga mat or blow up bed, or any other item that will
help aid your comfort as you will be sleeping on the floor. Although inflatable
mattresses are fine, we ask that you don’t bring king size inflatable
mattresses and keep your “sleeping nest” within a reasonable size. Although
there are heaters in the hall, it is December, so please be sure to
bring warm clothes i.e. socks/slippers/jumpers & anything you will need to ensure you're nice and
warm throughout the night. Please also bring a bottle of drinking water.
We advise you to eat a good meal an hour before the event, but not too heavy, and no alcohol/drugs. Before the Gong Bath there will be herbal teas available with biscuits and dried fruit, along ceremonial grade pu-erh or oolong tea for those who prefer meditating over sleeping. You are welcome to use a kettle at any time during the night if needed.
Gaia Pulses, a cafe at The Old Baths is an amazing project of real, organic and sustainable food with a difference. A morning meal from the cafe is included in your ticket and it consists of a hot drink of your choice and a light breakfast (5 different options inc GF). You can also have a fuller breakfast or something more special on your own cost. Here’s a full cafes menu: http://www.gaiapulses.com/
The event is open to all who preferably have had a gong bath at least once and know ‘what to expect’. It is not recommended if you are epileptic.
Free parking at the venue.
TICKETS (£54 standard / £40 low income)
For more information about this event please visit the
facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/events/450023982065990/
This event isn’t designed for people to take psychedelics at (though the combination of the frequencies brought about from the sound journey & meditation, can bring about altered states of consciousness similar to those experienced on psychedelic medicines). The Psychedelic Society does however organise monthly ‘Psychedelic Experience Weekends’; for more information please visit http://psychedelicsociety.org.uk/experience-weekends
The Gong Bath will be lead by Kat Bumbul, Jamie Richards and Francisco Javier Amoscotegui Calles with Phil Richards leading Psychedelic Yoga.
Kat – Experienced sound healer and ceremonial tea artist, known for her sold-out Psychedelic Gong Baths at The Round Chapel. Kat also runs weekly Gong Baths and Gongs with Tea Ceremonies in central London, organizes nature retreats, sound healing workshops, participates in various art projects, also offers private sessions and tutoring, can introduce to Kashmiri Tandava practice on request. https://www.facebook.com/Sound-Mysterium/www.soundmysterium.com
Jamie – Gong practitioner & sound healer, trained with the College of Sound Healing. He works with sound, breath & meditation to bring about & enhance the healing potential of altered states of consciousness. Alongside the monthly event ‘Psychedelic Sound Journeys’, Jamie offers individual sound healing sessions in Muswell Hill & co-facilitates the monthly event Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation alongside Phil Richards. https://www.facebook.com/InfiniteSpiritSounds/ https://www.facebook.com/PsychedelicYoga/
Francisco – Experienced sound healer & massage therapist offering private & group sound healing sessions, trained with worldwide known didgeridoo master Ondrej Smeikal, overtone singing master F.Lumbreras and sound healing master V.Collado. He co-created many popular events in London like Urban Shamans, One Spirit and Shift Happens, and often collaborates with yoga teachers for various Yoga & Sound workshops. https://www.facebook.com/toestocrown/
Phil - has practised yoga and meditation since 1971. He has studied in the UK and India with the Ramakrisha Vedanta Centre, the Shivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order and the Rigpa Organisation. He became qualified as a yoga teacher in 2001 through the British Wheel of Yoga and trained in Pranayama Yoga in 2002. Phil together with Jamie created Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation: https://www.facebook.com/PsychedelicYoga/