The Chester Cathedral Public Workshop series, initiated by Claire, and offered in partnership with Chester Voluntary Action, is a space where we can practice community building and explore together the nature of human flourishing. Everyone is welcome – of any faith or none.
The workshops take place on Sunday evenings in the cathedral Chapter House/Nave, from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Tickets for this workshop are £10 & £8 on the door.
This workshop is: ‘Need a break from the Christmas rush? Try the Chester Cathedral sound bath.’
Sound Bath led by Gavin Kendrick – sound therapist & international DJ.
Novalis, the 16th century poet and philosopher, wrote: “Every illness is a musical problem, and every cure has a musical solution.”
Sound meditation is based on the principle that everything in the universe is in a state of constant vibration. Every molecule, cell, tissue, organ, gland, bone and energy centre in our bodies has its own specific rate of vibration. Like a well tuned musical instrument, the body has a rhythmic, harmonious form, unless its vibratory field is disrupted.
The sound meditations offered by Gavin Kendrick, a sound therapist and international DJ, combine overtone singing with acoustic instruments from across the world, including the Reverie harp, jaw harp, koto, monochord, tambura, handpan, ocean drum, frame drum, Koshi chimes, Himalayan singing bowls, sansula and tuning forks. During this sound bath, we will also explore the sound of the cathedral organ and the way different notes and chords resonate in the body and in the cathedral building itself.
Wear warm clothes. Some yoga mats and blankets will be provided but please bring your own if you have them.