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Deep Bliss Day Retreat 2 with gongs, bowls, meditation and yoga

  • Blissland/Heather Bank Farm Heather Bank Farm. Congleton Edge, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 3NA. (map)

The first Deep Bliss Day Retreat was gorgeous and full to the brim.
I think we're all agreed it's time to get blissed out again so here it is.

The cost is £70 per person, but if you would be so kind as to book before 22nd April (to help with my costs and wotnot) then there will be an early bird (flamingo?) price of £60. To reserve a place, please contact Martyn Cawthorne directly for payment details on 07850 955810 or  

Note: there are only 16 places so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

OK, for your pleasure, here is a description of the event....

The Deep Bliss Day Retreat is an opportunity for relaxation and self-acceptance..... going deep and rediscovering yourself as you are.... being inspired by your own inner nature.... and sharing in the experience of awesome sound, silence, movement and meditation with others. Oh, and there may be some deep bliss involved ;-)

The players/instructors for the day are Martyn Cawthorne, Szilvia Bajada-Gardian, Mona Mock and Patricia Carlota (links below for further information).

The venue is the gorgeous Blissland, run very lovingly by the amazing Dawn and Lionel Cox. It's such a beautiful venue, high up on the hills near Congleton. It has lovely features such as the magical gardens, the love pond, the amazing pods (gorgeous intimate spaces), and the barn, from whose windows you can see out across the hills as you relax into your yoga stretches).

The schedule of events is planned as follows:
10:00-10:25 Greeting and introductions - a little hello time :-)
10:30-11:30 Guided meditation (by Martyn) punctuated by deep gong rumblings, creating a space in you for silence, balance, perspective and joy. This is taking place in one of the very funky hemispherical pods and will be a great preparation for the rest of the day.
11:00-11:15 Short break.
11:15-12:30 Himalayan singing bowls and gentle yoga (by Szilvia), creating clarity, space and opening the mind, body, emotions and spirit.
12:30-13:15 Lunch (please can everyone bring a little vegetarian food to be shared with the group - no need to bring more than one person's worth)
13:15-15:15 Oh-so-long, oh-so-deep gong bath immersion (by Martyn, Patricia and Mona) - a remarkable opportunity to come to know the incredible being that you are at your core... where we are all one and the same..... that creative, playful being of light... where the majesty of the gong is our own shared self.
15:15-15:30 Short break
15:30-16:00 Walking mindfully in the Ley Line Labyrinth (or indoors if raining) with the ambient sounds of a variety of healing instruments
16:00-16:30 The Great Gong Wave - together we will create a 'Mexican Wave' style gong vortex (just for fun) - everyone will have the opportunity to take a mallet and (with guidance and instruction) use a simple technique to gently bring forth some wonderful sounds and vibrations from these gorgeous instruments.
16:30-17:00 Drinking tea and sharing - a relaxed and pleasant moment, coming together, offering up our experiences of the day.
17:00 Home time :-)

Please note: we are asking that everyone bring a little vegetarian food (only enough to feed one person) so that, without being wasteful, we can share in and enjoy lots of different offerings.

Also, there is plenty of parking at Blissland. If coming by train, please communicate with us well in advance and we should be able to come and pick you up from the station:-)

Martyn Cawthorne - &
Szilvia Bajada-Gardian -
Mona Mock -
Patricia Carlota -
Blissland -, postcode is CW12 3NA

Directions to Blissland/Heather Bank Farm.
The full address is:
Heather Bank Farm. Congleton Edge, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 3NA.
Sat Navs don’t work well for the postcode so if you need to use one put in Congleton Train station first, then when you get there put in the postcode for the farm or you’ll end up in a muddy field.
Without a sat nav try this:
Heading out of Congleton towards Biddulph, past the train station and past the golf club on your left hand side. 
Carry straight on through the crossroads with the church on your left and you should see a small white sign saying Mossley CP School. 
Turn at this sign and then immediately left into Congleton Edge Road, carry on up the hill for a good half mile until you see a green bear. 
Yes a green bear, this is the entrance to the farm, it's a sharp left turn in, go straight past the house through the open gate into Blissland. Drive right through and there is a car park at the end.
There. :-)

Much love, Martyn and the gang :-)