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Lewes: Spirit-Bird Retreat! Purification Lodges, Gong Bath & Journeys

  • The Laughton Lodge Common Lane Lewes, England, BN8 6BY United Kingdom (map)

A journey of celebration honouring the Spirit-Bird. On its wings shifting from what does not serve us, reaching a level of natural knowing through the ancestral wisdom of Grandmother Full Moon, Shamanic Drums, Gongs and Purification Lodges! 

Location is at a beautiful community with lush surrounding countryside, the South Downs and easy, 1 hour direct access from London Victoria. 



11:00am - 1pm: Arrivals and time to settle in (setting up tent or checking in bedrooms)

14.30pm: Group circle

15:00: Cacao Ceremony (optional), Drumming Circle & Tribal Dance with our master drummer Minah from Terra Mirim, Brazil.

16:30 Prepare the Herbal Bath, Grandfather Fire & Purification Lodge. Honour the 4 directions & Elements. 

Tribal Symbol with Medicinal Clay on the body.

17:00 Purification Lodge / Temazcal

20:30 Community Dinner

22:00 Gong Bath & Sound Journey - Entering the dreamfield with sacred sounds - Patricia Carlota ( Sonic Soul) & Mila Ribeiro.

23:00 Rest


06:30am Prayer to the Great Mother. Developing our senses in Nature, group tuning with drums and rattles. 

07:30 Light breakfast, teas and fruits only.

Start Grandfather Fire.

08:00 Purification Lodge - Calling upon the animals and guides.

11:00 Breakfast / Picnic

12:00 Chakra Meditation & Closing circle.

How to book: 
*via paypal. Payments made to
*bank transfer. Email us for details (

£140 Earlybird including all ceremonies, dinner & camping. | £155 including all ceremonies, bedroom accommodation & dinner. 

If you cant attend the whole weekend, there is also the option of attending one Purification Lodge + Cacao Ceremony, Drumming Circle & Sound Journey on Saturday. The exchange is £55.

Travel Arrangements: 
If coming by train, car lifts are avaiable from Lewes station to the venue at a small contribution of £2 per person to cover the petrol costs. Just let us know you would like a lift, and we will pick you up from the station. 

If travelling by car, there is plenty of parking at the venue.  

Please note: we are asking that everyone brings some fruits and snacks to share in community. More details will be given by email. 


<<>> Mila Ribeiro is one of the main representatives of the Terra Mirim UK movement which holds yearly retreats and healing circles in England with Shamans Alba Maria & Dhan Ribeiro directly connected with the Terra Mirim community in Brazil. She's currently a Psychotherapy Master's candidate at Regent's University while working as a Shamanic Practitioner & Complementary Therapist in the mental health sector. 

<<>> Minah especially from Terra Mirim Shamanic Community, Brazil will be guiding us through her powerful drums, sounds and intuition. Minah has extensively worked in Terra Mirim for the past ten years and present alongside her mother, Shaman Alba Maria during ceremonies in several countries. Minah guides the Full Moon Ritual, sweatlodges and drumming circles. 

<<>> Patricia Carlota is a Gong Practitioner passionate about sharing the sound of the Gong and related sound tools. She facilitates Gong/Sound Meditations working with intention, meditation and guided visualisation. She is interested in nourishing intuition and heart space, expanding consciousness, following inner guidance, and feeling each moment to the fullest. Alongside her Sound Healing practice, Patricia works with Reiki and the Munay-Ki. SonicSoul ( expresses Patricia’s passion and commitment to the Gong space.

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