I am a fully qualified and deeply committed gong practitioner/sound healer, having graduated from the College Of Sound Healing.  I’m also founder of the Northern School of Soundsmiths, where we have courses, workshops and retreats for gongs and related instruments.

I have been playing instruments for most of my life and my dearest loves are sound, silence and sharing. I’ve been meditating and attending retreats for over twenty-five years.  I have been interviewed by the Guardian, the Manchester Evening News and by Radio 2 and Radio 4.

I love to play for people and to be a channel for healing energy.  I have found that the work with gongs is exceptionally well-received in terms of relaxation, revitalisation, blockage/toxin release and sheer pleasure.

Upcoming Events

Relax and recharge

August 23-26, 2024
Yoga with Anna Taylor and sound baths. Yoga sessions will combine slow, mindful flowing practices in the mornings with restful yin and restorative practices in the afternoons and evenings.
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"Design your life"

September 19-22, 2024
Unique "Design your life retreats” will combine yoga practice with Emma Louise Newlyn to renew and ground, sound baths with Martyn Cawthorne, combined with Professor Kate Williams’ guidance to writing your future into reality.
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Yoga Retreats

Set amidst the beautiful parkland of the Woodhill estate, our retreats offer a range of yoga practices to both energise and restore. The outdoor amphitheatre, with its sweeping views over the historic parkland, provides an inspiring backdrop to practise.
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