Back to Nature: Autumn Wellbeing

15 September 2018 - 14:00

Event organised by drumNorwich

Yoga and Drumming Wellbeing Afternoon. Let's come together and celebrate Harvest; a time to be mindful and present, appreciating the bounty of summer and enjoying the fruits of our labours. Nurturing what brings us joy and taking time to prepare, take stock, let go and retreat within as the seasons change to equal day and night, welcoming the cooler, crisp, drier weather, creating balance, peace and harmony. This event is in collaboration with Chloë Swinton from drumNorwich and Yoga with Lucy.

Arrival + Welcome 2pm Tea and refreshments

Yoga + Meditation 2:15pm A challenging and fun dynamic flow for all, connecting movement with the breath, creating space for your own experience and explore your awareness. Supporting each student on their journey and ensuring variations and adaptions for injuries, health conditions and physical limitations. Using elements from Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda to aid in restoring the body safely and creating deep relaxation and harmony.

Group Drumming 3pm Coming together in the lodge with sound and vibration to share the fun and healing of a drum circle. Finding our own rhythms, expressing ourselves through the drum and enjoying the therapeutic experience of drumming. We use a variety of drums and percussion from around the world. If you have any drum or percussion instrument please bring it along. No experience necessary!

Drum Journey 3:45pm A deeply transformative experience, bringing peace, balance, insights and understanding, releasing negative feelings, blockages and emotions. With a repetitive drum beat, this slows our brain waves, rests the mind, and allows a deep inner connection. After being guided by an empowering visualisation, there is also time to take a personal journey in a safe and supportive environment.

Closing Fire Ceremony 4:15pm In the Fire Ceremony we intentionally raise our vibrations, sharing what we are grateful for, lessons learnt. We let go of what no longer serves us. Bringing with us the feelings, thoughts and patterns that have been holding us back, old habits and stories. Making space to focus our intention on new dreams and what we want to create, invite in and manifest now and for the year ahead. We will then feed this to the flames in an offering, whilst our companions hold and share the space, allowing the deep, clearing, cleansing, purifying power of the fire to transform us all.

About the Facilitators
Chloë Swinton is has been facilitating drumming sessions for over two years, with a focus on the therapeutic benefits. She is also a qualified Reiki Drum Practitioner and Counsellor. Chloë welcomes those who have never picked up a drum before to simply enjoy the experience of healing sounds and vibrations. "The rhythm was healing, uplifting and empowering. I left the session feeling energised, light and relaxed. I’d recommend drumming to anyone as a satisfying and fulfilling way to express, connect and heal. I’m really glad to have gone and will be definitely be going again.”

Lucy is from Norfolk, UK and trained in Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda in Spain (Yoga Alliance Certified). Her passion is to share the gift of yoga and help people use it to express themselves and find their happiness and balance. For the last six years she has taught in schools and collaborated with a variety of organisations locally and internationally, from special needs to bilingual nurseries on various creative projects to promote well being. ‘’Welcoming and friendly and Lucy is a really thoughtful, engaging and kind teacher…with nice positive energy and I always feel supported and listened to…gentle flow with lovely elements of relaxation and strengthening too’’

We look forward to welcoming you to our seasonal afternoon, which will leave you feeling nurtured, relaxed and grounded.

Location: Hayman Lodge in Catton Park, Oak Lane, Norwich NR6 7DB. Free parking is available outside Hayman Lodge - drive through the main gates following the sign down a short track.
Cost: £20 per adult. Places are limited - book and pay in advance via

£20 - Please book in advance
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Hayman Lodge
Catton Park
Oak Lane
Old Catton
Type:Training or workshop
Contact: Lucy