summer solstice - yin yoga and gong bath

May this be a time of enjoyment, vitality and relaxation as we honour the abundant beauty around and within us.

equinox and solstice

with Sandrine Giacobino & Charlie Merton

The summer solstice marks the first day of summer as well as the longest day of the year. It is a celebration of the sun, of abundance and an honouring of the light within us all. It is a time where we are most outward in the world, when all that we have been incubating in the winter and planting in the spring, comes to fruition. It is a time to shine, to dance, to play and let the lightness of summer carry us in its warmth and generosity of spirit.
May this be a time of enjoyment, vitality and relaxation as we honour the abundant beauty around and within us.

Why yin yoga?
Yin yoga is a beautiful healing practice giving us a break from our daily busy lifestyle. Being in the yoga poses for a longer time, in stillness, we open the meridian lines and allow the energy (chi) to travel more freely. We become receptive to many aspects of our being, the physical, emotional and spiritual. When followed by a gong meditation we are even more open than before and therefore receptive to its healing qualities. The depth experienced is beyond words and can only be felt on a deep cellular level.

Why gong bath?
In a gong bath the cleansing metaphor holds true as the vibrating tones of the gong break through the mental and physical blocks of mind, body and spirit to promote a deep sense of well-being, relaxation and inner peace. The sound of the gong has the effect of timelessness – and of de-materialisation. People often have the experience of floating in space, or in an ocean. Some have inspiring visions or see colours.


  • Sandrine Giacobino

    Sandrine is a yin yoga teacher who helps guide her students into the silence and stillness where everything comes from, allowing us to reconnect to what we truly are.

  • Charlie Merton

    The Gong Master Charlie Merton first experienced the power of the Gong a decade ago through her practice of Kundalini yoga and was amazed by the profound healing qualities that the gong possess.

  • buying the workshop for a friend

    If you would like to buy a place for this workshop for you and the friend or the loved one, please contact reception on 0207 581 4090 or email

  • cancellation policy

    Please note: all our workshops and events have a 14 days prior event cancellation policy. We will not be able to offer any refunds if you cancel within 14 days, but we would accept your family member or friend to attend in your place.

More than a musical instrument, the gong is a conduit for vibrational waves of energy, releasing reverberating tones of great fullness and resonance that interact with the human body on a very deep, even cellular level. The gong facilitates deep meditation; it can open all the chakras and enable healing to more readily occur, as the body concentrates on drawing in the sounds it needs to re-align and harmonise itself.

The silence which settles when the gong bath ends is often very profound. Most people emerge from a gong bath feeling extremely relaxed, re-energised and refreshed. The aura, nerve and immune systems seem strengthened and the inner voice of higher consciousness more easily heard.

Slow down and soften into the healing benefits of a subtle and profound practice. Yin yoga classes consist of floor-based postures which are held for up to 5 minutes, opening into the thicker layers of connective tissues around the joints. In stillness, the physical, energetic, emotional and mental states of being are refined and aligned through heightened inner awareness. Tune in to the meditative power of the breath, observing what arises when you let go of doing and enjoy just being.

Suitable for all levels, except absolute beginners