All day experiential workshop with Sika.
Enter a beautiful world of evocative soundscapes...
Sika holds a safe space for us to drop into relaxation, in a series of healing Sound Journeys throughout the day. The sound offers us a gateway to reconnect to ourselves, earth and great mystery.
Sika plays empathically in-the-moment, as his beloved collection of natural instruments open him and us to spirit. Didgeridoo, drums, native flutes, rattles and Māori taonga puoro (‘singing treasures’). His deep sonorous voice also adds to the soundscapes, as do foraged natural objects like leaves, sticks, bones and shells.
Sound Journeys are a shamanic style of sound bath. Like most gong/sound baths, people generally lie down and relax to the healing sounds. But the Sound Journey really is a ‘journey’ – a powerful inner experience.
The day will combine:
- Live Sound Journeys
- Time for personal reflection / journaling
- Wisdom teachings
- Sharing together as a group
Some prior experience of meditation is helpful but not necessary. If you feel called to attend it will be a pleasure to welcome you.
Sika is a Sound Artist based in New Zealand, renowned for his innovative use of ancient instruments.
His music tells stories and depicts landscapes. It speaks of old relationships with trees, rocks and elemental spirits.
Sika's devotion to living a path that merges nature's wisdom with contemporary culture, gives him an authentic and unique presence in this emerging genre. His work reflects a lifetime of listening to the rhythms of nature.
Doors open at 10am so we can settle into the space ready for a 10.30am start. We'll finish at 4pm.
Early bird tickets are $70
Advance tickets are $80
Door sales are subject to availability on the day and cost $100 cash. There is a limited capacity.
CDs available on the day - $25 cash each.
What should I bring?
A pillow and extra blankets to make a comfortable 'nest' for yourself. People usually lie down but standing or sitting in meditation posture is also fine - in which case please bring a meditation cushion.
- A notebook for journaling.
- You may also wish to bring a bottle of water.
- Bring a pack lunch and food for your breaks. Teas will be provided.
- Wearing comfortable clothing is recommended.
If you have mobility needs or require a chair please let us know asap so we can accommodate you.
Getting to the venue:
The Sanctuary is located at 638 Oxford Road, Fernside (8 minutes from Rangiora)
Look for the large wooden sign at the front gate.
If coming from Christchurch on the motorway ... take the first left over the Waimakariri River bridge .. this is Tram Road.
Travel on Tram Road until you pass Swannanoa School then turn right on to Two Chain Road. Stay on this road until the end of the road (note there is a name change and a few curves to this road but stay on it ) then turn left into Oxford Road.
Sandra is our host - phone: 0212571909.
To find out about Sika's other events and Sound Journeys, please visit www.sikamusic.com or his Facebook page.
With the current move to level 2 here in the South Island, we are still safe to go ahead with this event. However, if this changes and we go to level 3, all tickets will be refunded in full by Eventfinda.