July 28, 2023

Full Moon Healing Sound & Yoga Retreat - Chard

Stretch, cleanse and re-align with Healing Sound & Yoga

A wonderful day. Fantastic experience, loved every minute and left feeling amazing. Thank you,

The Barn - Mello View & Sound-Well Gongs

Join us in the beautiful barn at Mello View and give yourself some valuable time out as we come together to tune into Autumn and the October Full Moon.

This half day retreat offers yoga with Karen Ward and Healing Sound with Alexandra Simson. Stretch, cleanse and re-align with Healing Sound & Yoga.

Your session on the mat will be followed by a deep relaxation and sound meditation with the Full Moon, Mercury, Maiden, Heart chakra gongs.

The pure harmonics of these extraordinary instruments soothe and slow your busy mind into a meditative state while the vibrations gently restore resonance and harmony throughout your physical and non-physical body. Deeply restorative and rejuvenating, by the end you’ll feel beautifully calm and relaxed.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided at the end of your retreat. Plus, for the brave-hearted, you are welcome to enjoy a cold water dip in Mello View's own natural bathing pool! Please bring your own towel etc.

More information about the Heart chakra here

Thank you both so much. This was exactly wat I needed. I feel very calm and restored. Vikki

Karen Ward:
Karen Ward

"Yoga has been a huge part of my life for over 10 years. My practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and fearless both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully.

I completed my 200-hour Hatha and Restorative Yoga teacher training with Bristol School Of Yoga in 2021. I will always be a student of this beautiful and ancient practice.

In my classes I love to combine creative sequencing and a spirit of playfulness. My hope is that students step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced and able to take the practice into their daily lives. 

I currently teach in a variety of venues in Somerset from a local gym and leisure centre to taking classes outside by the beautiful Nature Reserve and Reservoir in Chard. My main styles are Hatha, Yin and Meditation."

What is Healing Sound?
Alexandra Simson

Sound healing is a unique experience. It goes beyond. It connects you to the vast ocean of peace and calm that lies within us all, to the joy of vibrational alignment and the resonance of your true soul note.

Weaving together the magic of gongs, Native American pipe and silence you will be transported to a blissful state of inner peace. It’s a journey that beckons to beyond the logical mind and concrete world. Gently crossing thresholds into realms of energy and magic, of subtle energy bodies and the unseen.

Wonderfully restorative and deeply relaxing, the experience nourishes on many levels as the sound vibrations bring the brain to a state of calm and soothe the nervous system. Your body and mind return to a place of rest, allowing you to retune to your Higher Consciousness and soul note.

In a unique and beautiful way uncomfortable physical symptoms, old wounds, unconscious patterns, emotional blocks - some we didn't know we had can be dislodged, released and cleansed…

Many studies have been made of the benefit of sound therapy, for both physical and emotional health. A powerful catalyst for timely shifts and change or a subtle vehicle for transformation within.

The soothing vibrations of these extraordinary instruments create a profound sound healing experience giving us the chance to let go of our current situation and perhaps allow in some new consciousness or guidance. Surprising and delightful - life can seem different afterwards, you may perceive things with more clarity, the world may seem more colourful and more magical in some way, for you’ve been re-tuned and your windows cleaned from the inside out.

"Alexandra is a highly experienced, sensitive and intuitive practitioner. We had never experienced a gong bath before and this was an amazing day. We came away feeling completely relaxed and “in tune”. It is extremely healing and beautiful and we would recommend it to anyone, for any reason."
Not to put you off but please be aware:

Gong baths are not suitable for anyone who's had major surgery within 6 weeks, has a pacemaker, suffers from fits (epileptics), or anyone who is extremely sensitive to sound. They are also not recommended for women in the first trimester of pregnancy due to the unstable nature of pregnancy during that time. If you wear a hearing aid, your device should be turned off during the session.

Your Retreat

The Barn, Mello View

With space to stretch, relax and 'be' with a group of like-minded individuals enjoy this offering to rebalance and cleanse your Heart chakra enabling you to live a healthier and more joyful life on all levels.

Practical Information

Booking Information: £44 per person

Bookings here. (Scroll down to 26th March!)

Once you've booked you'll receive a confirmation email including the full address etc.

Questions? Need help? Please email, I'm here to assist!


Midday - 3pm:

Doors open 11.45am

What to bring:

Water. A yoga mat to lie on and a blanket to lie under. Please bring clothes and blanket etc for your warmth. The barn has an open fire which will be lighted but there is no other heating. Your warmth and comfort is key to having a deeply satisfying gong bath experience so please bring pillows, eye pillows, thick socks etc. Plus a towel etc. if you fancy a dip in Mello View's fresh water pool!

A What Bath?!

Local author, Tracey Gemmell came to her first ever gong bath earlier this year. Completely unknown to her, she was sceptical to say the least. That is, until she met the Sound-Well gongs, after which she was inspired to write about her experience!

'The Day I met the Gongs.'


Really fantastic experience, beautiful chakra yoga and sound/gong bath. Many thanks Karen and Alex

Thank you both so much. This was exactly wat I needed. I feel very calm and restored. Vikki