All-Night Psychedelic Gong Bath
All-Night Psychedelic Gong Bath is a unique sound healing event organised by three experienced sound healers in association with The Psychedelic Society. This is an opportunity to enter a deep meditative & healing state of consciousness, as your guided by sound into a transcendental journey, throughout the night until sunrise.
We use various instruments including symphonic, planet & wind 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.
The evening will begin with a 1 hour workshop of body poetry; a form of movement, wording, sharing and meditation, taking you on a journey into the wisdom of your own body and up to the collective bodyknowing, to connect, to release and to bodydream.. Then there will be a short break for tea and time to set up your ‘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 the gongs & other instruments 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. 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.
Participants variously report powerful bodily sensations and meditative states often accompanied by rich imagery, visions and insights, or feelings of timelessness, ecstasy and bliss. The overall experience can feel both visionary & psychedelic.
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, when there will be another more intensive sound wave as you wake. At around 7:00am the gongs will go silent for 30 minutes of stillness & reflection; during this time people tend to experience powerful insights and a profound feeling of inner peace and liberation.
Everyone will be invited to the lounge & cafe area to share their night experiences with each other over a hot drink and a freshly prepared organic breakfast from Gaia Pulses.
8.00pm Doors open
8:45 – 9:45pm Movement Workshop (Details TBC)
09:45 – 10:30pm Tea & set up ‘sleeping nests’
10:30pm – 6:30am All-Night Psychedelic Gong Bath
7:00am Morning meditation
7:30am 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, please bring anything you will need to ensure you're comfortable 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. 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 organic and sustainable food with a difference. A delicious breakfast from the cafe is included in your ticket. Find out more about Gaia Pulses @ www.gaiapulses.com/
The event is for 18+. It is also not recommended if you are epileptic.
Free parking at the venue.
TICKETS: £70 Abundant / £60 standard / £45 concessions – tickets typically sell out before the event so please buy in advance, no tickets available on the door.
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 ‘Psychedelic Experience Weekends’; for more information please visit http://psychedelicsociety.org.uk/experience-weekends.
The Gong Bath will be facilitated by Kat Bumbul, Jamie Richards and Francisco Amoscotegui.
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.
Jamie – Experience sound healer & gong practitioner, 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 & co-facilitates the monthly event Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation alongside Phil Richards.
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.
Sophie - A poet and mover who guides creative embodiment workshops, making spaces for people to step into full feeling, expression and possibility. She is currently finishing an MA in creative writing & education where she is also researching writing & movement as a combined practice for initiation.
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"Incredible healing sound journey. What you together have created is truly remarkable. I was awake for all but 2 hour and felt every moment. Grateful for what you give to the Universe” Rikk
"They created a container that helped me feel held and safe enough to let go and voyage into myself. The power of the gongs and strength of their chants enabling a deep process within me - catalysed by a skilful balance between familiarity and novelty, between safety and provocation. The food was excellent and they were well equipped to meet my additional needs. The Practioners were clearly at the top of their game. It's definitely the best slumber party I've ever attended!” Mikey
“Amazing experience, thank you to Kat, Francisco and Jamie for sharing your healing and magical music for the soul, what a blessing.” Aggie
“One of the best experiences of my life. A*****+++++” Ryan
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