May 8, 2024

Seasonal Glastonbury Retreats for body, mind and spirit

Autumn Equinox Retreat, Glastonbury: Saturday 28th September, 2024

View from the Gables Studio
A beautiful, safe and held space. This enabled me to go to a deep place to explore and hear exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you so much. Awesome.

Join us for a relaxing day in the beautiful space of The Gables Studio overlooking Somerset countryside where you will have the space to relax, reflect and re-align with your natural energy and creative flow.

Tune into the energies of the Autumn Equinox, renew your energy, open your heart and release any blocks that are holding you back. Re-align and cleanse yourself of outdated habits, whilst also setting some clear intentions for the way ahead.

Limited spaces to ensure maximum comfort and space for all.

Combined with the New Moon and the seasonal energies, this is a time of renewal, healing and heart-opening.

It is a time to tune into nature and Mother Earth for the birthing of new intentions as well as to enjoy a release and cleansing of that which no longer serves your highest good.

 A wonderful experience, magical! I feel I can now move forward with and in Harmony, thank you.

Our day together will include:

Tune into the fullness of the Autumn Equinox and who you are! Renew your energy, cleanse yourself of outdated habits and open your heart.

Limited spaces to ensure maximum comfort and space for all.

• A complimentary evening sound bath the evening before (7.30pm - 8.45pm)

• Tune into the earth and spirit of Cacao with a shared ceremony to open our hearts and release any blocks holding you back

• Clarity and focus around what you want in your life and how to set clear intentions

• A sound bath with gongs for a deep cleanse, realignment and relaxation

• Relax and enjoy a traditional story, retold in the oral tradition

• The magical setting of The Gables Studio overlooking the Somerset countryside

• Feasting together – bring a sharing plate of food for lunch

Alexandra Simson is the founder of Sound-Well, an holistic service that aims to relax and inspire the natural flow of energy, and well being that exists within us all through the magic of healing sound and traditional storytelling.

Details and how to book:

Saturday 8th June: 10am - 4pm

£88pp - bookings via Sound-Well's Events Page or via email:

Bring some lunch to share and whatever you need to enhance your comfort during the sound bath.

Yoga mats, cushions and blankets provided.

Want to give yourself more of a break? Need somewhere to stay?

The Gables Studio has several bedrooms including ensuite bathrooms. Prices from £50 per night (single occupancy). Rates include a light breakfast (Coffee/tea/cereals/toast/eggs) for those using the double rooms, but not for those using the sofa bed or camp beds.  

You are also welcome to use the fridge & mini-kitchen on the Studio level for the duration of your stay.


Alex has a warm and grounding presence that made me feel I was right where I needed to be, in safe and considerate hands.  I instantly began to relax and unwind. Her facilitation of the group felt secure, skilful, beautifully natural and full of heart. What a combo! In that glorious container I found myself letting go more and more across the day, and not having to worry about a thing. The storytelling in the afternoon was an unexpectedly nourishing experience, and the gong bath took me to an expanded yet integrated and balanced place I truly did not see coming. I was genuinely blown away, and got much more from the retreat than I was expecting to.
I attended the Autumn Equinox retreat in Glastonbury and I cannot recommend the experience highly enough. Alexandra creates such a beautiful and peaceful space where everyone is warmly welcomed and nourished. We were a group of 9 who met as strangers but parted as friends thanks to the lovely container of space that Alexandra created. There was time for reflection, yoga, shared lunch and deeply relaxing story-telling and gong bath all in the glorious Glastonbury countryside. This type of experience is such a wholesome gift to give yourself at significant turning points in the year. I can't wait for the next one!
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.
Simply wonderful. The feeling in the room was open minded, calm and beautiful. I loved your storytelling! I loved watching the characters you create and the meaning to the stories. To end with a gong bath was perfect. I always love your gong baths and never have the same experience twice. This leaves me a blank canvas every time to let my mind create it's own journey. Most importantly, you are simply wonderful at what you do. To be with someone who is completely real, open and so so gifted at what they do is such a blessing. Thank you.

Header image - Glastonbury Tor Sunrise: Photographed by Michelle Blackmore