Events

Click here for Current Programme of Events

To book an event go to the CLICK TO BOOK section at the bottom of the event information.

If you are not a member please select the CLICK TO BOOK – Non Members Rates.

If you have any questions regarding booking please email info@hermeneutic.co.uk or call 0300 302 21936 (local rate).

Residential Weekends and Single Day events

These events are comprised of intensive work at all levels across a wide range of themes. One or more of the Society’s most experienced members and associates, all of whom are expert within the given subject hosts the courses.

There are now also ‘Tan y Garth’ events run independently by like-minded guest speakers and teachers on a variety of interesting and worthwhile subjects – see events list below for details.

Working Events:

Comprised of single days or weekends where volunteers undertake essential maintenance of the Hall and grounds. There is no charge for working events.

If you would like to volunteer with us either at a working event or in any other way please get in touch. You can also download & complete our skills questionnaire and return it to info@hermeneutic.co.uk

Arrival for Weekends

- no earlier than 7pm Friday evening, there is no formal meal but sandwiches and drinks will be available on arrival until 8.15pm. A warm drink will also be available later in the evening.

All weekend courses begin at 8.30 pm on Friday evening and finish after lunch on Sunday.


IF TRAVELLING BY CAR PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SHEETS OR SLEEPING BAG.
PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOU INTEND TO BRING.

One Day Events run from 10am - 5pm

Morning coffee on arrival, lunch and afternoon tea are provided.


All Events

All food is strictly vegetarian.

Please notify us of any special dietary requirements when booking.

To help prevent staining the carpets,
please bring a change of footwear for indoor use.

Booking for All Events

BOOKING TERMS

Bookings for day events includes a £10 deposit. Bookings for weekend events includes a £30 deposit.

Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to event will be refunded minus the deposit.

If bookings are cancelled within one week of the event no refund will be available.

If the event is cancelled by the organiser there will be a full 100% refund.


Places are limited so please book early.

Most bedrooms are shared. All only contain single beds.

Preferably, all bookings should be made by clicking the links next to the event information

Alternatively, payment can be made by BACS (the BACS number will be sent by return email) or by Cheque - made payable to I.H.S and send your booking to:


International Hermeneutic Society

Tan y Garth Hall,

Pontfadog,

Llangollen,

Clwyd.

LL20 7AS


For further information phone 03003021936 (local rate) or email: info@hermeneutic.co.uk


Current Programme of Events 2018

Click here to download the current Programme of Events Full details


Event Date Run By Title
RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April Working Weekend Working Weekend/Skills Sharing (plus shared catering).
No charge for this weekend
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RESIDENTIAL EVENTSaturday 5th – Monday 7th MayExclusive Members Friends & Family Weekend Bank Holiday Accommodation Weekend (2 nights) info
RESIDENTIAL EVENT Friday 18th – Sunday 20th May Peter and Gina Westbrook Veda, Vastu, Yoga: The Vedas in Theory and Practice info
RESIDENTIAL EVENTSaturday 26th – Monday 28th May Exclusive Members Friends & Family Weekend Bank Holiday Weekend (2 nights) info
RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOPFriday 15th – Tuesday 19th June Shelia Taylor Four Day Residential Workshop
Wild Goose Qigong -An introduction to the 1st 64 Movements
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RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND Friday 13th – Sunday 15th July John Bailey, Lynne Samuel-Perry, Carol Richards and Derek Murray Spiritual Healing Weekend info
WORKING WEEKEND Friday 7th – Sunday 9th September Working Weekend Working Weekend/Skills Sharing (plus shared catering).
No charge for this weekend
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RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd September Retreat WeekendRelax, Recharge & Recuperate info
RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND Friday 19th – Sunday 21st October Lynne and Richard Samuel-Perry Consciousness and Awareness info
RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND Friday 16th – Sunday 18th November Spiritual Healing weekend II
More details to follow.
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SUNDAY AFTERNOON EVENT Saturday 1st December Christmas Celebration info

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April

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Working Weekend/Skills Sharing (shared catering)

A weekend involving practical work like grounds maintenance and work inside the Hall.

Work planned for this weekend;

  • Cleaning and decoration of the room next to the big kitchen to become the self-catering dining room.
  • Decorations to 3 of the main bedrooms.
  • Tidying up, repair and removal of heavy materials from the veranda outside the main dining room. Will need some strong able-bodied people for this. Joinery and general building skills would be useful.
  • Scrapping and levelling the drive with a mini-digger. Someone with experience of operating a mini-digger would be useful.
  • Gardening.
  • Tree cutting. Someone with experience of tree cutting and chainsaw operation would be useful.
  • Making roman blinds. Someone with sewing machine skills to help our skilled volunteer.
  • Assessment of the repairs to the balcony outside the meditation room and the roof to the coal store. Someone with joinery, building and roofing skills would be useful.

Those travelling a long way can arrange to stay over on the Friday night.

This is a shared catering weekend where basic food will be provided.

Participants will need to bring their own sheets and towels.

Due to its practical nature and the help given there is no charge for this weekend.

Saturday 5th – Monday 7th May

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Exclusive Members Friends & Family Weekend

Bank Holiday Weekend (2 nights)

Ever thought of spending some time at the Hall to take in the atmosphere and either relax or explore the beautiful countryside in and around the Ceiriog Valley without the need to be attending a specific I.H.S. event. We are exclusively offering members the opportunity to spend a bank holiday weekend at the Hall with friends and family on a self-catering basis. There are three rooms available:

Room number 6 with 2 beds. £100 for the weekend (£50 per night per room)

Room number 4 with 3 beds £150 for weekend (£75 per night per room)

Room number 5 with 4 beds £200 for weekend (£100 per night per room)

Price includes shared use of the library, catering kitchen and dining room Booking subject to availability.

N.B. Extra nights can be added on request. Please call 0300 302 1936.

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th May

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Veda, Vastu, Yoga: The Vedas in Theory and Practice

Peter and Gina Westbrook

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Veda means knowledge. Knowledge of a very special kind.

Orthodox Indian theologians refer to the Vedas as sruti ("what is heard") literature. The Vedic hymns were divinely revealed to the ancient sages known as rishis. In essence, the source of the Vedas is consciousness itself and the study of the Veda therefore is the study of consciousness itself. From this central science, Vedic literature branches out to such fields as medicine (Ayur Veda), music (Gandharva Veda), and Architecture (Sthapatya Veda, or Vastu).

This course will be of interest to anyone interested in science, music, interior design and/or spiritual development. It will consist of an in-depth discussion of vedic literature relating this to Peter and Gina’s own professional specialisms in music and interior design. Peter will discuss his research into Gandharva Veda and and its relationship to both Ayur Veda (medicine) and the Western tradition of the Music of the Spheres. Gina will discuss her investigation into the interior design of a Vastu home. Vastu being the Vedic science of architecture which provides the universal principles of design to bring the beneficial influence of the laws of nature to human life.

Peter Westbrook holds a Ph.D. in Musicology and has taught Transcendental Meditation since 1969. He was a founding faculty member at Maharishi International University and is the founder and director of the Harmonia Institute (www.harmonia-institute.com).

Gina Westbrook, has been an interior designer for over thirty years and has practiced and taught Transcendental Meditation for 48 years. Over the last five years she has engaged in an in-depth study of Vedic literature on building and design and translates this to her practice of interior design.

Event Fee; Non-members £170, Members £150.

Saturday 26th – Monday 28th May

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Exclusive Members Friends & Family Weekend

Bank Holiday Weekend (2 nights)

Ever thought of spending some time at the Hall to take in the atmosphere and either relax or explore the beautiful countryside in and around the Ceiriog Valley without the need to be attending a specific I.H.S. event. We are exclusively offering members the opportunity to spend a bank holiday weekend at the Hall with friends and family on a self-catering basis. There are three rooms available:

Room number 6 with 2 beds. £100 for the weekend (£50 per night per room)

Room number 4 with 3 beds £150 for weekend (£75 per night per room)

Room number 5 with 4 beds £200 for weekend (£100 per night per room)

Price includes shared use of the library, catering kitchen and dining room Booking subject to availability.

N.B. Extra nights can be added on request. Please call 0300 302 1936.

Friday 15th – Tuesday 19th June Four Day Residential Workshop.

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Wild Goose Qigong -An introduction to the 1st 64 Movements

Shelia Taylor

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Qigong means energy work, or energy skill. Wild Goose Qigong is a set of graceful and enjoyable movements that have been refined and developed over 1700 years. The ancient practitioners took their inspiration from the power and grace of the bar headed geese that migrated each year, flying high over the Himalayas.

Our way of living distorts and disrupts the natural flow of qi through the bodies energy channels. The aim of Wild Goose Qigong is to restore the flow of qi to its ‘prenatal’ state, opening the energy channels and acupoints to benefit the whole body. The deceptively gentle twisting and stretching movements nurture all the body systems, improve balance, flexibility and strength, and calm the mind and emotions. It is suitable for people of all ages and abilities, as the full range of each movement can be easily adapted, and gradually extended.

There are 72 forms in the system, but the basis of them all is the set known as the 1st 64. The aim of this four day workshop is to introduce students to all 64 movements giving enough time to learn them together with some of the theory underpinning the system.

The workshop will be led by Shelia Taylor who has practiced since 2005, and recently visited Wuhan in China to learn from Grandmaster Chen Chuan Gang, the 28th inheritor, and the present ‘guardian’ of the form. His intention, passed down from his mother, Jang Meijun, the 27th inheritor, is to practise and teach with ‘uprightness, accuracy and honour’ which our group of instructors strive to live up to, in order to make this valuable form available here in the UK. For more information visit http://www.wildgooseqigong-uk.com

Event fee; £390 for four days. Members discount of £20 for this event.

Includes accommodation, all meals and refreshments plus tuition fees.

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th July

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Spiritual Healing Weekend

John Bailey, Lynne Samuel-Perry, Carol Richards and Derek Murray

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A weekend exploring and experiencing pathways to Self-Healing

John Bailey lives in Chester. He was introduced to the work of Eugene Halliday by Khen Ratcliffe at Tan-y-Garth in 1973. Absenting himself from the group, he worked abroad in the eighties. During his time away from the Hall he completed a course at the Northern Institute of Massage, which method he still uses with family and friends. Happily, on his return he found that Khen was still teaching, and he rejoined his evening sessions. John accepts that the attention given to his body had been less than generous, and this he ascribes in some part as the cause for a couple of health 'events'. He regards these as having been illuminating, and very worthwhile educational experiences. Cleaning his act up has also been highly rewarding.

Lynne Samuel-Perry spent many years studying Yoga in India and Europe and since returning to the UK has continually taught Yoga as her primary vocation. She was introduced to the work of Eugene Halliday in the early 1980s through Khen Ratcliffe at Tan-y-Garth Hall.

After studying with the Shivananda school of Yoga in India Carol gained a teaching certificate with the International Yoga Fellowship. Whilst teaching on the Wirral she then formed a link with the IHS and its founder Khen Ratcliffe in the late 1970’s.

A long standing member of the IHS, Carol has taught The Art of Yoga, Stress Management and related subjects over the years.

Derek Murray is a professional filmmaker with experience of both the UK and Hollywood film industries who currently works as a senior lecturer in VR Media, Film and Television production at Edge Hill University Ormskirk.

Event Fee; Non-members £170, Members £150.

Friday 7th – Sunday 9th September

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Working Weekend

Those travelling a long way can arrange to stay over on the Friday night.

A weekend involving practical work like grounds maintenance and work inside the Hall.

This is a shared catering weekend where basic food will be provided.

Participants will need to bring their own sheets and towels.

Due to its practical nature and the help given there is no charge for this weekend.

More information will be available nearer the event re specific jobs and skills needed for those interested in attending. There is no charge for this weekend.

Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd September

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Retreat Weekend

Relax, Recharge & Recuperate.

Want to retreat from your hectic lifestyle for a while, need a place to have some time to yourself or just looking for a weekend away. Then why not join us on this weekend to take in the atmosphere of the Hall and the beautiful Glyn Ceiriog valley.

Weekend also includes the use of the library and meditation room.

Event Fee; Non-members £170, Members £150.

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st October

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Consciousness and Awareness

Lynne and Richard Samuel-Perry

Defining our terms gives us greater understanding of the words we use and increases our capacity to use them appropriately.

We will examine the words ‘Consciousness’ and ‘Awareness’ and see how our greater understanding moves us towards a level of Super-Consciousness which Eugene Halliday calls Reflexive Self-Consciousness

Lynne spent many years studying Yoga in India and Europe and since returning to the UK has continually taught Yoga as her primary vocation. She was introduced to the work of Eugene Halliday in the early 1980s through Khen Ratcliffe at Tan-y-Garth Hall.

Richard was introduced to the work of Eugene Halliday in the early 1990s. He gained a Master of Philosophy in 1988 and has worked in many organisations to promote individual and organisational metacentres.

Event Fee; Non-members £170, Members £150.

Friday 16th – Sunday 18th November

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Spiritual Healing weekend II

John Bailey, Alan Roberts & Sheila Taylor

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A weekend in which three people share their experiences of pathways to Self-healing. During the weekend we will explore how we can become active agents in our own healing process. We will look at ways of interpreting our symptoms to aid healing. Working as a group we will explore ways of releasing old patterns of behaviour and perception conditioned by the past enabling us to free up new energy and gain insight.

Please bring loose fitting comfortable clothing for Qigong practice

John Bailey will share his unique journey of healing and rejuvenation and the influences and insights he experienced on the way.

Alan Roberts will be introducing Sacred Drama as a means to gain knowledge and understanding of our relationships with others including those closest to us.

Sheila Taylor will explore the Chinese philosophy behind Wild Goose Qigong including a practical session of its unique form.

"I found the spiritual healing weekend in July at Tan-y-Garth of great value, informative and well rounded. Especially the notion that health should be a natural state, that an imbalance in our cells can lead to illness and faith and belief can restore health.
The importance of a correct diet in treating illness, even life threatening illness was also brought out. The four speakers were knowledgeable and explained the concepts clearly and the sessions were interactive allowing for the participants to contribute. Highly recommended" - Richard Evans.

Saturday 1st December

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Christmas Celebration

More details to follow.