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The Lark Ascends 

The Mount Without, Bristol

Sunday 1 September

12pm/3pm/5.30pm

Sessions: 90mins duration

Soar high above the clouds with this blissful tibetan bowls sound healing and lying down concert experience  of inspiring and uplifting music for violin and piano as you lie down on soft mattresses and gaze at the ceiling adorned with clouds and the infinity sculpture at the Mount Without.

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"Utterly blissed out"

Financial Times

"De-stress and get your culture fix all in one"

Evening Standard Magazine

WELCOME 

You'll be welcomed with warm cacao, before settling into cosy warm beds made up with mattresses, cushions and blankets so that you can let go and allow the music and blissful vibrations to move through you.

INTENTION

These sessions will focus on grounding and then allowing ourselves to soar - uplifted and elevated beyond those things which keep us down in daily life. 

SOUND AND DEEP RELAXATION

Lie Down and Listen guides you into a deep state of relaxation with yoga nidra, in a blissfully relaxed state, the music and sound feels like a massage for your entire being.

 

The vibrations of the Tibetan Bowls are purifying and energising, while the emotions and sensuality of the music is felt deeply following the sound healing and guided relaxation.  

MUSIC 

Start your September with optimism as you Lie Down and experience therapeutic benefits of Tibetan bowls followed by beautiful soaring sounds of violin and piano, including the Lark Ascending by Vaughn Williams played by Violinist Philippa Mo. You’ll hear other beautiful suites by Bach - which can provide such clarity and joy, and with music by pianist and Lie Down and Listen founder Christina McMaster.​​​

Sunday 1st September

12pm - 1.30pm

Sunday 1st September

3pm - 4.30pm

Sunday 1st September

5.30pm - 7pm

Early Bird Tickets £40 (available until  July)

Tickets include cacao drinks served on arrival

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Meet your violinist Phillipa Mo

Philippa will be playing and inspiring with her sweet and soulful sounds as you Lie Down and Listen.

Discover more about her: 

Philippa studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. Philippa now performs extensively as a chamber musician. She has given performances and live broadcasts worldwide, including her acclaimed debut at the Wigmore Hall, recitals at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, St John’s, Smith Square, London, the Deutsches Museum, Munich, the Natural History Museum, Ulaan Bataar, when she was invited as the only British musician to participate as soloist in the International Music Festival of Contemporary Music, Mongolia in 2002. Philippa has also been invited to play at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and The Tate St Ives in the UK and more further afield at the Ankara International Music Festival and the Lincoln Center, New York.

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Meet Your Host: Christina McMaster

Classical pianist, sound healer and founder of Lie Down and Listen

“She is an incredibly sensitive intuitive player who brings out the mystery and beauty of these pieces”

Sarah Walker BBC Radio 3

“One of the most talked about concerts of our festival.” Alistair MacGowan, Artistic Director of Ludlow Piano Festival

 

Founder and Classical Pianist Christina McMaster noticed that it wasn't only the rituals of classical music concert halls that led to a disconnected listening experience, but in daily life, we are experiencing more disconnection than ever, leading to loneliness, anxiety, stress, sense of emptiness etc.

 

Lie down & Listen began after a chance meeting with Prof. Sir John Strang and a series of events at Kings College London to recreate the wellbeing benefits of a hallucinogenic experience without hallucinogenics- but simply using a certain combination of music in a lying down concert experience as they did in the 1960’s in downtown New York loft apartments where music of Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Steve Reich - also known as the New York Hypnotic School. After training in sound healing, Christina then evolved the meditation, sound healing and lying down concert experience of today which creates space for deep relaxation and for listeners to reconnect within.

Find out more about Christina here.

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