Workshops and Events 

Here are some of the Workshops and Events that Sheila will be facilitating in the months to come. For full details scroll down below :-

2018 DATES 

Saturday June 16th/17th - All-night Gong Puja Ceremony
Sat & Sun June 23rd & 24th - Gong Practitioner Course 1 2017-18 Session 4
Sat & Sun June 30th & July 1st - Gong Practitioner Course 2 2017-18 Session 4
Friday to Sunday July 20th to 22nd - Workshops at World Yoga Festival, Reading.
Sat & Sun September 22nd & 23rd - Gong Intensive weekend Workshop
Friday to Sunday November 10th to 12th - College of Sound Healing Conference
Sat & Sun November 17th & 18th - Gong Intensive weekend Workshop

WORKSHOP & EVENT DETAILS

TWO-DAY GONG INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Sat & Sun September 22nd & 23rd (places available)
Sat & Sun November 17th & 18th (places available)

10am to 5pm each day, cost £170. Earlybird discount currently available for September & November Intensives. 

Sheila usually holds four Gong Intensive Workshops during the year. The two-day Gong Intensive is an immersion in the Gong teachings for a whole weekend. The weekend Intensive is open to both beginners and those who already play a little, and our work over the two days will be structured according to the needs of the participants. A variety of gong-related subjects will be covered including learning and practising various techniques. This is an ideal workshop for those who want to kick-start their gong experience and begin their gong journey with expert tuition in the powerful gong space! There will be plenty of opportunity to use many of the different high quality gongs in Sheila’s collection. We will also mention some of the other instruments used in our gong work, & students will learn how to give a simple seated gongbath. Over the two days participants will have ample opportunity to deepen their own personal experience with this powerful healing instrument. Sheila’s books will be available to buy at this workshop, which counts towards CPD and is also a College of Sound Healing extra module workshop for those doing the College training. Please contact Sheila for an information flyer & further details. Earlybird discounted price of £150 applies if workshop is booked and paid for online more than one month in advance.
Online booking is available for all Workshops on the Online Shop and Bookings page, or at Sheila's direct Paypal link here - please state what you are paying for! When you book online or by sending a cheque, you will receive a confirmation email that your booking has been received and your place is assured. As Sheila's workshops are often fully booked, we only accept advance booking and payment for workshops. Please do not turn up on spec on the day without having previously booked your place, as there may not be room for you! Please note - deposits paid for workshops are not refundable.

N.B. Occasionally people seem to experience hiccups in the Paypal payment software in the Online Shop. If you have problems when trying to book for a workshop, you can either go to Sheila's direct Paypal link here, or just email Sheila the details using the Contact form, and she will send you a Paypal invoice directly.

ALL-NIGHT GONG PUJA CEREMONY

Next one in Devon : June 16th/17th
The Gong Puja ceremony is open only to existing and experienced Gong players
including Sheila's current and ex-students.
It starts at 9pm on the evening of June 16th, and runs until 8am the following morning, June 17th.

All-night Gong Puja Ceremony
The all-night Gong Puja ceremony is open to already experienced gong players, plus Sheila's current and ex-students. Gong Puja participants bring their bedding and sleep in the Puja space while the gongs are played throughout the night, everyone taking a turn. This is a very profound and sacred healing experience, co-created by all players taking part. It is a great opportunity for experienced Gong players/members of the Gong community to meet up & participate together in a Gong event.
The Gong Puja will be held at Sheila's main Gong workshop venue - Splatthayes, Buckerell, near Honiton, Devon. Please contact Sheila for an information flyer giving full details.

Price for Gong players taking part in the Gong Puja : £30.
Online booking is available on the Online Shop & Bookings page or at Sheila's direct Paypal link here
. Advance booking and payment is essential for this event.

CHANT/MANTRA WORKSHOP
Next one : TBA Cost £60 
This is a short-day workshop, from 11am to 4pm, to be held at Splatthayes Studio, Buckerell, Honiton, east Devon. We will be chanting in both English and Sanskrit – the powerful sacred language of traditional spiritual chanting. We will cover the basics of Sanskrit including elementary pronunciation, and learn both simple and more complex chants. This workshop is for those who are interested in the power of chant and mantra, both for use in sound healing, & as part of a spiritual practice. It is suitable for all - whether seasoned chanters or novices, as the day will be structured to suit the group. Participants can expect to end the day in an elevated state of consciousness due to the high energy vibration of sacred chanting! This used to be a full day workshop but we had to shorten it as participants were getting too blissed out to continue until 5pm! When workshop date is fixed, an information flyer is available - please email for more details using the Contact form. Book and pay using Sheila's direct Paypal link here or go to the Online Shop & Bookings page.

HARMONIUM LEVEL 1 WORKSHOP 
Next one : TBA Cost £95

This is a one-day workshop, held 
at Splatthayes Studio, Buckerell, Honiton, east Devon. This workshop is for beginners on the harmonium. Sheila has developed this unique workshop to meet an obvious need for people who want to learn to play the harmonium (miniature organ) to accompany chanting. It helps if you already have some knowledge of the piano keyboard, but this is not essential, as full tuition will be given. You will be given very simple music to take away for your own ongoing practise. N.B You do not need to be able to read music to attend and benefit from this workshop – the music is a simple system that Sheila has devised, which can be read by everyone. Harmoniums will be provided but do bring your own if you have one. This workshop may also include a little work with the smaller and more basic brother of the harmonium – the Shruti box. Numbers will be limited so that individual attention can be given to participants. When workshop date is fixed, an information flyer is available - please email for more details using the Contact form. If you have already booked your place you can pay your balance using Sheila's direct Paypal link here.

WORKSHOP CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
+ Deposits are paid to save your space in our often fully booked workshops, and are non-refundable.
+ Cancellations more than two months prior to the workshop - your deposit can be transferred to another workshop if spaces are available
+ Cancellations more than four weeks prior to the workshop – refund of your balance minus the deposit of £50.
+ Cancellations less than four weeks before the workshop – no refund. 

PANDIA DUO : Early music on Violin, Recorders & Bagpipes

Pandia is an exciting & versatile Duo specialising in early music. Our repertoire covers the Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque periods as well as traditional music from various countries, & some modern compositions inspired by these sources.
Pandia Duo consists of Sheila Whittaker on violin, violina & harmonium, and Robin Andrews, aka Robin the Piper, on bagpipes & recorders.
Pandia are available to hire for weddings, functions, gallery openings etc – anywhere that quality live music would add to the ambience and enjoyment of the occasion.

Next Concert : TBA

Busking : Pandia has started doing a little local busking again..watch this space for posts of where we will be playing next.

VIDEO CLIPS
See short video from a previous concert held in Totnes : St. Mary's Church concert and a short clip from our official Debut concert in South Brent : Debut Concert