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Healing Sound Bath & Circle Dance

The Monastery

february, 2024

sun04feb10:30 am11:30 amHealing Sound Bath & Circle DanceJoin sound healer, John Hofton for this therapeutic sound bath session10:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Details

Healing sound bath with John Hofton

Join John Hofton for a healing sound bath here at the Monastery, Manchester. For those of you wishing to lie down for the session, please bring a blanket.

Sound healing and relaxation

Sound healing is recognised as an aid to deep relaxation, increased energy flow and is a way to still the mind and feel more connected to your inner core.

John uses a wide selection of highly resonant sound healing instruments in these sessions: e.g. Tibetan singing bowls, Traditional American Indian drone flute, Gemshorn, Dream Chau gong , Sacred Solfeggio Tuning forks and Tubular Bells and
Quartz singing bowls.

This is a gentle, refined and subtle form of healing which works holistically – on mind, body and spirit.

Feel more relaxed, calmer, happier, more energised and in balance.

About John Hofton

John holds a Professional Sound Healer Practitioner Diploma from the Wheater Sound Academy. He is also a Master Practitioner of Urban Mysticism (awarded by The Awakening Network, Australia) and Reiki Master. John started running
Sound Healing groups in the North West of England ten years ago. During lockdown he was a regular contributor to the Awakening Network weekly online meditation sessions.

John and Ana Borges Da Costa have been running Sacred Dance, Sacred Sound retreats at Trigonos, N. Wales for the past fifteen years and have been regular contributors to events at the Monastery, Manchester for many years.

Do I need any special clothes are equipment?

No, just wear loose, comfortable clothes that are comfortable to relax in.

Do I need to book?


Click here to book your tickets.

How much does it cost?

This extended session lasts for 2 hours, starting with a sound healing session, and followed by Dr Ana Borges da Costa’s Circle Dance. The two-hour session costs £15 (+ booking fee) to help towards the huge cost of running and maintaining the Monastery, which is a charity. We do, however, have a small number of fully subsidised places available for those experiencing financial hardship. If you’d like to apply for a subsidised place, please send your request to


“John has a warm, gentle, healing approach. I find inner peace in his sessions and always leave feeling lighter and freer.” Sue Pow

“John’s sound healing sessions are sublimely beautiful, where one is bathed in rich ethereal music which connects straight to the heart. I cannot praise John enough for the work that he does. It is indeed food for the Soul.” Paul Nicholson, BWY Yoga Teacher

The relaxation is exquisite and almost impossible to explain. The captivating sounds that the instruments provide lull you into a perfect sense of just ‘being’.” Linda Cullen

Directions to the Monastery here.


(Sunday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am


The Monastery Manchester

89, Gorton Lane

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

7th july 2024 10:30 am4th august 2024 10:30 am1st september 2024 10:30 am6th october 2024 10:30 am3rd november 2024 10:30 am

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