Date for Raw food day
07 February 2015
I have just realised that there has been a mistake in the recent newsletter concerning the date for the Raw Food Day
It will take place on Saturday 7th March 2015 (not the 6th) 10.30 - 4.30pm
For more details or to reserve your place, contact Jenny Littman at Jenny@resource-me.com
Winter Gathering events
02 December 2014
Here is a brief outline of events for the Winter Gathering. It begins on Friday afternoon 5th Dec, until the end of Sunday evening 7th Dec. Come for something specific, drop in for whatever takes your fancy or come everyday.
No charge, offer what you can, receive what you need. It is helpful to know if you plan to come for something, especially meals, individual sessions and the Gong Bath.
Friday 5th Dec
Afternoon.Reflexology sessions with Emma Finch
Tree totem making with Gordon Field - continues throughtout the weekend.
7.30pm Gong Bath (Now fully booked but the usual monthly Gong Bath will take place on Friday 19th Dec)
Sat 6th Dec
Morning and afternoon Maya Spencer indiv 15 min crystal healing sessions
Afternoon Karen Stead-Dexter indiv sessions of Ter-Mai Reiki Seichem
1pm Light lunch
3pm Talk Gordon Field "Dowsing and communicating with trees
6.30pm Sacred Circle dancing with Sue Beechwood-Hunt
8pm An imaginal midwiinter journey to the Cave of the Dreaming Bears with Louise Page.
Sunday 7th Dec.
Throughout the day individual sessions with Sarah Norrish - No Hands massage and Ali Lloyd Jones - Cosmic Healing
2pm Talk by Sagara Vajra about his journey of creating the wonderful sculpture of the Wisdom Goddess Prjnaparamita
3.30pm John Hough will give his "Modern Day Robin Hood speech to the UN", based on his recent book.
Sunday evening Freya Hartley will lead us in a meditative journey with a focus on the Midwinter Solstice and Sagara will once again create a spiral labyrinth for us to walk.
The weekend wil complete with cups of tea, sitting round the fire and continuing conversations.
24 November 2014
After over a week with no phone or internet, BT have put everything to right today!
All being well the programme for Winter Gathering Friday 5th to Sunday 7th December, will be coming out later this week.
Dates for next meditation group and next Gong Bath
23 October 2014
Meditation Group 7.30pm start - 7th November 2014 Cost £3
Gong Bath 7.30pm start - 21st November 2014 Cost £7.50
See previous news item for further details of Gong Baths and other events.
November and December events.
21 October 2014
The October newsletter has just been sent out to those on the mailing list. If you would like to be included on the mailing list, please do email me with your email address and I will send it on to you.
For any further information, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01404 841 450
A day with Jennifer Ash and Clare Viner using Sound and Story telling.
Saturday 8th November 10am - 4.30pm. £55 to include lunch and refreshments.
Enjoy a day of creativity and reflection related to thehealing energies of Samhain as we enter this inner, meditative time of year
Anyone is welcome but please let me know if you plan to come (email@example.com) so that I can lay the room out appropriately.
Arrive 7.20pm for 7.30 start. Bring a pillow. Cost £7.50
The Gong Bath lasts for approximately one hour, followed by a cup of tea etc.
25 August 2014
During September, there will not be the usual monthly Meditation group or Gong Bath.
Other events during September:
Saturday 13th September - Karen Stead-Dexter Shamanic Circle 2-5pm
Saturday 27th September - Forest Garden Workshop with Sagara Vajra.10 - 5pm. £55 including lunch and visit to the Forest Garden.
Meditation Group with Sagara Vajra 7.20 for 7.30 pm start. £3
Saturday 4th October. Yoga Mondfulness Day with Karen Atkinson. 10 - 5pm. £58
Sunday 5th October. Advanced Chakra workshop with Karen Stead-Dexter. £60
N.B The Annual Winter Gathering!
Friday 5th December to Sunday 7th December 2014.
27 July 2014
The July newsletter, covering events currently planned until November, has been sent out to all those on the Eastcott Barn mailing list. If you would like an email copy, please do let me know.
Events in August:
Saturday 2nd August 10 - 5pm. A chakra workshop with Karen Stead- Dexter.
Wednesday 13th August. 7pm. Toxic Cosmetics. An interesting and experiential talk with Karen Stead-Dexter.
Friday 15th August 7.20 for 7.30pm The monthly Gong Bath with Jenny Ash.
Saturday 16th August 10.30 - 5.30pm. "Seed sounds of the Chakras" with renowned sound therapist and musician, James D'Angelo.
Please contact Jenny on 01404 841 450 or jennyash26@hotmail .com for further information.
April Gong Bath and Meditation Group
28 March 2014
Sagara will be leading the meditation on Friday 4th April. Please arrive shortly beforehand for 7.30pm start.
All welcome, whether you are new to meditation or are an experienced meditator.
It would be helpful if you could let me know if you are planning to come.
The April Gong Bath will be held on Friday 25th April. Start time 7.30pm.
Bring cushion or pillow. Cost £7.50.The Gong Bath last for approximately an hour and is followed by cup of tea etc..
February Gong Baths
04 February 2014
Gong Baths in February
Sunday 9th February, arrive 10.45 for 11am start
Friday 14th February, arrive 7.30 for 7.45 start
I thought it might be an idea to try a daytime gong bath for those who prefer not to travel out in the winter evenings.
You will notice that the second gong bath is on Valentine's Day, so if you have no Valentine and it feels as if all the rest of the world is planning a romantic evening, why not come to Eastcott Barn for a warm welcome and some gong sound therapy! Or if you do have a Valentine, you and your Valentine would also both be welcome!
Bring a blanket and pillow to make yourself comfortable. The Gong bath will last for approximately one hour and there will be tea and biscuits afterwards. The cost is £7.50 per person.
Please let me know of you plan to come on either date.
The monthly meditation group will be held on Friday 7th February, to start at 7.30pm. All welcome. Again it would be helpful if you could let me know if you are planning to come.
Eastcott Barn - December 2013 newsletter
30 December 2013
Eastcott Barn Winter Gathering - December 2013
30 December 2013
Eastcott Barn Winter Gathering Friday 6th – Sunday 8th December 2013
Programe for Winter Gathering 2013
03 December 2013
Winter Gathering programe
03 December 2013
Eastcott Barn Winter Gathering Friday 6th – Sunday 8th December 2013
The Winter Gathering
01 November 2013
In 2012 we held a wonderful Winter Gathering, where the aim was for people to offer what they could and receive what they needed, with no monetary exchange. It was a very happy and successful 5 days, with workshops, talks, music, knitting,conversations, good food, meditation, healing sessions and ceremony.
So now,an open invitation extends for this year's Winter Gathering. It will be held on similar lines, from Friday 6th December - Sunday 8th Dec.2013. If you have anything you would like to offer - from washing up to workshops - and anything you would like to receive, do get in touch with Jenny (see contacts page). The only charge is for B and B if you need to stay.
At the time of writing there are plans for a Gong Bath, a Labyrinth walk and an offer of Reiki/Shamanic healing. More I don't know as yet - and that is the magic of it. Like last year it will unfold, as together we create our winter celebrations around the fire.
18 April 2013
Our April email newsletter has gone out today. I am sorry that some people do not seem to be receiving the pictures in the newsletter and that they are not appearing here on the website. A glitch that at present I don't understand but hopefully will!
After the weekend I will be updating the information here, with regard to forthcoming workshops. Meanwhile Glenn Broughton's day exploring Earth Mysteries, ley lines etc takes place this Sunday. There is still time to book but don't miss what is sure to be a stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable day.
Eastcott Barn February news
11 February 2013
Winter Gathering programme
15 November 2012
Date Morning Afternoon Evening
Not included in the programme are full details of the one to one healing sessions. I am anticipating that the healers and those wanting healing will find the right people. If you would like to book with particular people, please let me know as sessions will inevitably be limited. Healing sessions will take place in the Crystal room here at Eastcott Barn. People who have offered healing are:
Jan Botsford is a qualified member of the Healing Trust/National Federation of Spiritual Healers (NFSH), She uses this natural, holistic therapy of healing to release tension and stimulate the body's own natural self-healing. No removal of clothes and no touching the body other than the shoulders." I act as a channel through which healing energies pass through to the client." Relaxes tension and stimulates the body's own natural self-healing. (Saturday, Friday afternoon, Monday afternoon)
Karen Stead-Dexter Tera-Mai Reiki and Seichem. She explains: The Seichem part brings in not only the earth energy (reiki) but includes fire, water and air/ether. This amazing energy healing system is so lovely and works on so many levels mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. (Monday or Tuesday)
Lesley Rogan Reiki and Indian head massage. Lesley is a PhD biochemist combining both scientific and spiritual training as Ushui/Tibetan Reiki Master, along with Indian Head Massage particularly adapted for those under stress. Lesley helps to guide two meditation and healing circles in the local area every month.
Maya Vati Spencer(crystal healing) Maya Vati is a crystal therapist and hypnotherapist. She trained in Alchemical Hypnotherapy in California in the 1990's. It is a specific form of hypnotherapy about transforming the "base metal" of emotional distress or illness into the "gold" of spiritual development through accessing archetypal inner guides and resources within the subconscious mind to promote healing. She has since found that crystal work dovetails beautifully with the alchemical approach,by adding healing energy into the equation. Maya Vati also teaches mindfulness meditation at York House in Taunton with Karen Atkinson. (Saturday)
Elena Macdonald has offered five 30-minute treatment slots for Sunday afternoon at 2.00, 2.35, 3.10, 3.45, 4.20pm. She is offering Indian Head Massage, Natural Facelift Massage (or Indian Face Massage), Reflexology and Aromatherapy massage. Please book in advance and indicate which treatment you would prefer. She will do a mini consultation before.
10 November 2012
Below are outline details of the Eastcott Barn Winter Gathering. A programme for the five days, will be on the website within the coming week. If you have anything you would like to offer, please contact Jenny Ash.
Winter Gathering at Eastcott Barn. Friday 30th November –Tuesday 4th December.
A five day gathering around the winter fire. Choose whether you stay for all five days or join in with just what appeals to you. An offering of small led workshops, talks, healing days, storytelling, good food and conversations around the fire.
The idea for these days has been growing through the year. The dark days and nights of winter were traditionally the time when communities came together around the fire. As we approach Winter Solstice 2012, whatever that might mean to you, this Gathering offers a place for reflection, coming together, enjoyment, sharing, being inspired and inspiring others.
A central theme is giving and receiving. Apart from B & B for anyone needing to stay, there are to be no charges but if you have something you would like to offer in exchange, that will be welcome. You may like to offer healings, ideas, a cake or help with the washing up. Or it may be that at the moment you feel you have nothing to offer. That’s Ok. Others will offer and you can just come and receive. Donation pots will be available if people wish to give to particular presenters or healers.
There will be a plan to the days, so you can find what appeals to you but there will also be space for the unexpected to arise. Please look at the Eastcott Barn website for details as they are updated. Workshops/offerings include Mandalas with Camilla Emmett, Chi Gung with Clive Tempest, storytelling round the fire with Clare Viner, Earth Mysteries with Glenn Broughton, chanting led by Trevor Ives. Other people have offered one to one healing sessions, bringing their particular skills, gifts and modalities.
This feels rather a different way of doing things but there has been an energy rising up here that seems to want this to happen – so I am just trusting it!!
13 March 2012
In recent weeks, I have been aware of stirrings, both in nature and in things that are growing and developing at Eastcott Barn. It is so interesting and affirming to see the synchronicities and unexpected unfoldings that occur if I can just trust the process.
There are three new workshops/retreats that are evolving in this way:
Camilla Emmett is to offer a "Journey in Art making as a Spiritual practice, using the imagination of your art to find the quiet place within your being." You do not have to be able to draw for this! Camilla is a professional artist and teacher who has a deep connection with the spiritual in nature.
A series of days - one a month, exploring Shamanism with two experienced and well grounded teachers.
A two day Family Constellation workshop with Julia Duthie. Julia is a cranial sacral therapist who has also trained with Karlton Terry in America. Family Constellation work helps individuals explore the unconscious dynamics that affects the way the family and the person within that family, behave and feel.
We are currently looking at dates so do let me know if you have interest in any of these workshops.
Entering into 2012
06 January 2012
Already dawn and the Owl are arriving a little earlier each morning as we move onward from the Winter Solstice and Christmas fesitivies into 2012, a year seen by many ancient cultures as heralding great change. Whatever our individual understanding of this is, there is no doubt that we currently face momentous challenges in many areas of life. A New Year marks a point of change and traditionally we celebrate this in various ways - Dragons, Church bells, Fireworks, Reflections, Resolutions. The liminal point between one year and the next brings the opportunity for things to be different, the possibility of new opportunities, often scary, often exciting.
I have some idea of events that are planned or are in the pipeline for Eastcott Barn over the coming year. 2011 saw the flowering and development of ideas that were seeded years ago but I have found that though I knew things were seeded I have never been sure of what would result. The whole process has taught me so much about trust, being open to possibilities, giving space to new ideas to come in, so that events, meetings, friendships have emerged that I had not even envisaged, let alone planned for.
The start of our 2012 programme can be found on the Workshops page but there is a lot more still in the planning stage. We will shortly be designing a new format for newsletters. Do contact us if you are not on our current mailing list but would like to be included.
Harvest and Autumn plans.
12 September 2011
As we step into the "Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness", there is an opportunity to review the harvest of the busy Summer months before turning attention to plans for the Autumn. A succession of Wwoofers (volunteers interested in organic gardening, sustainability, permaculture etc) have worked on various projects at Eastcott, in exchange for bed and board. The result is new raised beds in the vegetable garden, deer fencing and steps to make our 11 acres more accessible to visitors.
The recent Sound Healing evening was a great success. Sheila Whittaker brought 4 large Gongs and we were able to experience their strong reverberations as well as those of some of her Tibetan Bowls. Much interest was shown in a further evening and we have decided to hold a special Christmas Sound Healing evening on Friday 23rd December. This is an opportunity to deepen into Christmas away from the commercial razzmatazzz. Festive refreshments will be served after the Gong Bath. Why not book to stay the night and share a special Christmas Eve breakfast by the fire in the Blackbird room?
This Autumn, in addition to the two Yoga events and Clive Tempest's Chi Gung retreat, we have two new workshop retreats. Flowering of the Heart, Mind and Soul will be led by Lisa Anslow and Todd Lochhead. Then in November, Camilla Nock will lead the first in a series of workshops centred on Healing through Creativity. To see further details of our Autumn programme, have a look at the Workshops page. If you are not already on our mailing list, do let me know if you would like to be included.
22 June 2011
Last year I was able to watch the Midsummer Sun rise over the horizon but this year, cloud hid the morning fiery glory. Nevertheless all is green and abundant here after the recent rains.
There is still time to book for Levannah Morgan's workshop on Saturday 2nd July. I have taken part in one of her workshops previously and was so impressed by her knowledge, wisdom and openness to working at a deep level with the ancient tools of the Western Mystery Traditions.
The Western Mystery Tradition
20 May 2011
A wonderful opportunity to learn and deepen into aspects of The Western Mystery tradition with Levannah Morgan. Levannah is a teacher and practitioner of many years experience. A one day workshop to be held Saturday 2nd July 2011 at Eastcott Barn.
Go to Workshops page for more details on this and the June Chi Gung meditation retreat with Clive Tempest.
June Chi Gung Retreat
25 April 2011
Clive Tempest will be holding his 4th Chi Gung Retreat at Eastcott Barn from 10.6.11 - 12.6.11.
This follows two very enjoyable ( and powerful) retreats in early April when we were joined by several participants from Finland, escaping their long hard Winter and bursting into Spring at Sheldon!
For more details see Clive's website www.bigger-picture.net or contact Jenny 01404 841 450
17 March 2011
The wild daffodils are out in the field, the primroses and violets are taking the place of snowdrops in the hedges. Just a lovely place to be in the Spring sunshine.
Owls at Eastcott Barn
15 February 2011
Was just sitting at the computer, thinking what news I wanted to write about, when I heard the Owl. Quickly I went out and there in the Sycamore just above me, was the Owl, hooting into the dusk. For years the Owls have come to me at particular times. This New Year at quarter to 12, they started hooting - three of them calling across the valley, one in the Sycamore just outside the Blackbird room. For half an hour until quarter past 12 they created such a cacophony of farewell to 2010 and greeting to 2011.
Then, for the next two or three weeks, each morning at dawn and each evening at dusk, the Owl returned to the Sycamore. Recently he has been taking a slightly different route via a big Oak tree but tonight he was back. What an amazing thing it is to see his dark shape above me and watch his silent swift flight down into the woods, the moon hazy behind the Larch tree.
New therapeutic group
11 January 2011
Already - and amazingly after the recent bitter weather - the snowdrops are starting to push through in the hedges.Their appearance forms the theme for the start of a new group to be held at Eastcott Barn, starting in Febuary.
The small group will meet for 2 hours every Tuesday, for an 8 week period. The cost is £25 per session. After the first group on Tuesday 8th Febuary, participants will be asked to decide whether they want to commit to the remaining 7 sessions. This is to ensure continuity and to build the feeling of safety within the group.
The first half of each session will provide a confidential space for participants to discuss and be supported with difficulties and issues they are facing. After coffee and cake, we will then look more generally at the way we do or do not resource ourselves. This will include experiential work in finding a quieter place within ourselves.
The Snowdrops can be an inspiration in realising that we too can come though challenges.
For more details contact Jennifer.
Last week's Open day.
01 December 2010
Thank you to those intrepid people who braved snow and ice, to come to our Open Day last Saturday. To sit by the fire or in the warm kitchen, talking with old friends and new acquaintances, was very pleasant. We look forward to welcoming you here again and to meeting those who were unable to come last week.
Invitation to our Open Day in November
16 October 2010
An Open Day is to be held at Eastcott Barn
on Saturday 27th November 2010, from 10.30am - 6.00pm.
We invite you to see our comfortable surroundings and discuss what we offer here.
Gym Facilities, Circuits and Personal Training.
Psychotherapy. Medical Qi Gong.
Retreat Facilities. Bed and Breakfast.
Light Refreshments will be served throughout the day.
We look forward to meeting you
Our new website!
30 September 2008
At last we are on line and looking forward to making this a page where you can read about the latest news from Eastcott Barn. We plan to regularily update the site with new photos so can see the changing scenery in this lovely part of the Blackdown Hills.
01 January 1970