The College Conference

2022 Conference Details

11th - 13th November 2022

Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3ET.

Main Speaker – Lucy Crisfield

Lucy Crisfield

Lucy Crisfield is a speaker at the World Yoga Festival, a plenary speaker at the British Wheel of Yoga Festival and the founder of 'Original Wisdom'. Original Wisdom is a pathway for those wanting to experience the inner teachings of mantra and yoga philosophy for themselves through an immersion into sound, meditation and scholarly precision. It is the labour of love of a Sanskrit journeyer, of someone who was 'got' by a need to know the inner teachings of yoga, 'the word' and sound.

Having left the world of classical music and inspired by her own desire for awakening and intellectual illumination, Lucy travelled solo around the globe for four years and found herself at the feet of revered teachers of the tradition. She now shares the sounds of Sanskrit with the intent of it opening spiritual doors and insights; weaving the teachings and sounds of the tradition to illumine our intellect, connect us to our original being and open us to our creative wisdom.

Keynote Presentation

The Sounds of Sanskrit ~ The Language of Yoga

An enquiry into the nature of sound and being. Together we will notice the language of yoga pulsing within the framework of our life, as it is in this very moment. We will listen and become still as we discover the sounds of Sanskrit within, our tongues becoming the batons of truth, dancing sound into being. And so we find the language of yoga creating, supporting and destroying the moments that reveal the thread of our life: an immersion into the very substance of sound.

Conference Workshop - Sanskrit Sound and Yoga Immersion

What is it that makes Sanskrit a sacred language? What is its visceral connection to yoga? How do we find meaning in sound? Explore the life force of the language through 'the sixteen Divine Mothers', and the 'Bīja Mantra'. And then delve into the sounds of the Yoga Sūtra, the Veda and the Bhagavad Gītā to discover what they truly mean.

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Saturday Night Kirtan - Sivani Mata

Kirtan is a deep dive into the heart through co-created song. It is a conversation with that inner place in each one of us that is ever unified with everything in creation. Each Kirtan repeats simple mantras which invoke a trance-like state within, as well as evoking the spirit of Bhakti (the mood of love). Everyone is invited to add their voice. All are invited to express the truth of themselves, through these songs of freedom.

Sivani Mata is an artist who is moved by a sensory and elemental exploration of life through practice that evokes the liminal experience of trance-like states of consciousness (such as Kirtan) as a way to cultivate a harmonic relationship with the Earth, and to build the relationship of self love and acceptance.


  • Dru Yoga - Trixi Field
  • Gentle Yoga - Blu Cottam
  • Gong Bath - Darren Walker
  • Group Biofield Tune - Steph Healy
  • The Harmony of Mantra - Trixi Field
  • Laughter Yoga - Anetta Panczel
  • Love Your Voice - Andrea Jackson
  • Sacred Drumming - Drumming Tutors
  • Sanskrit Sound and Yoga Immersion - Lucy Crisfield
  • Sound Co-Creation - Sarah Stephenson
  • Trauma Awareness - Masha Bennett
  • Yoga Nidra - Sadie Hawson

Conference Bookings

Sound Healing Conference : 11th - 13th November 2022

Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3ET

The conference is fully residential, with three meals a day and two nights accommodation. The conference price includes all workshops. The conference is residential only with no day visitors.

The food is mainly vegetarian with a meat/fish option and a vegan option.

The conference offers you a chance to learn new skills, network, have fun and chill out in a beautiful setting. Bring your drum and rattle with you!

There is also a market area at the conference where you can buy sound healing instruments.

Arrival is from 3pm onwards on Friday for an evening meal at 6.30pm. The conference closes at 3.30pm on the Sunday.


If you would like us to put your name on a waiting list please can you contact June Dickerson.

The conference is residential only with no day visitors.


If you would like to run a stall at the conference the cost will be £75 for a two-metre table and £40 for a one-metre table.

Space for stalls is limited so please book early. For more information on booking stalls please contact Keith on 01562 741 743.

2021 Conference Feedback

Susan – “Thank you again for a superb conference - looking forward to next year.”

Keith – “Thank you and the team for a great conference. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I learnt a lot and enjoyed the social aspect of it as well.”

Pareena - “I just wanted to say thank you again for a lovely conference and for all the effort put in. It was magical and rewarding once again.”

Alistair - “What a lovely weekend! It was one of the best for me. So amazing to be with everyone and do lots of sound together.”

Kate – “I just wanted to say a big thank you for holding the conference this year. I received so much from the conference this year in many different ways - nurturing, rest and recuperation, emotional and spiritual support from friends, a holding safe environment in which to openly share.”

“I feel genuinely refreshed and held within the community of sound healers that you have created. It is such a magical event. Thank you. So much happens in such a short space of time at the conference - its such a rich and very positive environment for much learning and change.”

Jan and Paul – “Thank you for organising yet another wonderful conference. We really enjoyed the workshops and Ravi's concert. Paul Devereux's presentation provided yet another interesting perspective of sound. Overall the atmosphere was amazing and it was an absolute joy to be part of it.”

Debbie – “I just wanted to say how very much I enjoyed the conference this year. You all did a brilliant job putting together such a comprehensive program during these very difficult times.”

Jonathan - “This was my first conference having recently qualified as a gong practitioner. I really enjoyed the experience. I felt like my consciousness was raised by several degrees over the weekend. I learned a lot and it inspired me to share the gift of sound with others.”

Previous Years Conference Feedback

Blu – “Thank you again for another wonderful conference this year. I enjoyed every moment, the speakers, the workshops, Rajesh's wonderful sharing of Nada Yoga and especially meeting up with everyone, it really is a family.”

Craig – “Congratulations again for a beautiful uplifting College Conference. The vibration was fabulous! Thanks go to you, the organising committee and to the hotel staff for all the caring energy.”

Jenny – “Thank you for an inspiring Conference once again. This was the first time I had been able to stay for the final session and it made a beautiful completion of a special weekend.”

Georgina – “Thank you and your team for a wonderful weekend of insight and healing! I have come away feeling refreshed and energised with a new found confidence in what I share with others.”

Estelle – “Just to say a huge thanks. It was a wonderful conference - very stimulating.”

Sue – “I just wanted to say a really big thank you to you & all the team who made this such a great conference. I especially loved the idea of having an opening ceremony, it was a really bonding experience, especially as there were so many "first timers" there. After 2017 I didn't think it could get any better but I was wrong, well done everyone, and that includes the hotel staff who were as welcoming and helpful as ever! Can't wait until we're all together again.”

Alexandra – “We loved the weekend. We thought everything flowed beautifully. The selection of workshops was broad and we all found something inspiring. I particularly enjoyed Shirley's Life Music, such fun, and so liberating.

Blu – “A wonderful time shared, full of heart, fun and laughter! Thanks Simon and everyone!”

Anita – “An amazing conference. Best so far. The gathering with Chris was fabulous and an excellent way to start the conference and unite everyone there. By far the best Friday evening I've experienced. Eileen was simply inspirational and the best speaker I've heard. She will be hard to beat. The staff and hotel was brilliant as always as were the rooms.”

Patricia – “As always I really enjoyed the conference. Well done and thanks to you all for organising it. I thoroughly enjoyed Chrys's opening event. Eileen McKcusick's speech was excellent. Informative, entertaining and completely riveting.”

Trixi – “Once again, very enjoyable, excellent keynote speaker. The hotel was excellent, took good care of us, and has finally solved the food intolerance issue. It was a wonderful conference and I look forward to next year!”

Lisa – “I think the closing ceremony was my favourite part. After a weekend of tuning and balancing we were met by the Ancestors. I love that we all come together as a group to sing together. It was truly magical. The harmonies were so uplifting. Loved loved loved it.”

Zara – “I really loved the conference and thought the variety and quantity of material was fantastic and well down worth travelling to experience. There was a great amount of useful and constructive information on the tuning forks lecture and the other workshops were relative to my practice. The hotel was lovely and I will love be coming back next year. Thank you for such an amazing experience.”

Susan – “Thank you so much for making my first conference such an enjoyable time. It certainly won't be my last!”

Vivienne – “Thank you again to you and all the other volunteers for such an amazing Conference! It was absolutely wonderful!!!”

Blu - “A wonderful time shared, full of heart, fun and laughter! Thanks everyone!”

Anita - “Another fantastic weekend. The hotel and food were amazing, as were the staff. All the tutors were excellent also.”

Joan - “Thanks for a wonderful weekend. I really appreciated all the workshops and talks I attended and have come away feeling uplifted as well as finding pleasure in my own name for the first time.”

Elaine - “Perfect weekend; old friends and new, wonderful healing sound!”

Judy - “This was my first conference and I was, however, completely enchanted by the whole event. An extremely well organised event in an excellent venue that still managed to feel wonderfully spontaneous.”

Linda - “Wow - the orbs of light in the final photos, what a beautiful weekend. Thank you so much.”

June - “It is so lovely to meet friends old and new, we are blessed to belong to such a wonderful college. May it continue for many years to come a beautiful sound community.”

Linda - “What an absolutely amazing and wonderful gift that you and your supporters created. It was truly stunning.”

Masha - “Thank you for another wonderful conference, it has been one of the most enjoyable ones for me. It is hard to offer specific feedback as everything I took part in was excellent, a joy and honour to be part of such a talented, creative and loving community.”

Pam - “Without a doubt the best Sound Conference to date, many thanks to all the WonderFull speakers and participants ~ Lovely energy which just built and built the whole weekend, just a shame it all ended so quickly!”

Sarah - “A beautiful weekend of healing sound!”

Shirley - “Ah I absolutely loved this ritual that we did today. It felt electric walking through the shaker tunnel, magical! Thank you xxxx”

Steph - “Such an incredible weekend! Thank you to everyone for welcoming me into your big sound family!”

Sue - “It certainly was a really wonderful conference and even better than usual if such a thing is possible - truly the gift that keeps on giving! Always such a joy to be all together.”

Trixi - “Lovely photos and it was a wonderful conference.”

Sarah - “Thank you so much for the conference - it was my first COSH Conference and the most exquisite experience. I completely enjoyed all of it. The only problem I had was having to choose three workshops out of the nine - I wanted to go to them all!”

Gaynor - “I loved the weekend it is special and valuable. I loved the stands to shop and hear instruments played, all very colourful and inspiring.”

Helen - “The conference was fab!”

Mary - “Particularly valuable to me were the Sunday workshops, starting with Chi Gong - a lovely calm release.”

Anne - “This felt like a very special conference; the atmosphere was gentle and homely. The presenters directed their gifts to our heart.”

Pippa - “What a wonderful weekend! Thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it.”

Renate - “It was an interesting and enjoyable experience for me to attend. Such a multitude of interesting things to learn and experience in the various workshops and in connecting with so many interesting people, everybody teaching me a lot.”

Hara - “This was my first time at the Sound Healing conference and I absolutely LOVED IT! The workshops that I took part in were wonderful, the facilitators were warm, friendly, capable and knew their stuff. The experiences that I had were deep and beautiful and really moved me. The venue is lovely, the food was good, plentiful and most appropriate for vegetarians as well as omnivores. I will definitely be back next year.”

Jane - “Venue - excellent! The staff at the hotel were really helpful, polite and courteous. The food was simply delicious and I consumed far too much! It took me a while to find my way about but that added to the excitement and fun of the weekend.”

Patricia - “The food was excellent. As a gluten free person I had been most concerned about contamination protocols. Need not have worried it was fine. People mixed and chatted and I never felt a loner. The concert was sublime. I was so lucky to be on the front row so it was like a master class of teaching! A fantastic experience. Well done everybody for their hard work. I will definitely come back next year.”


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2018 Conference Videos

Opening Ceremony Chrys Blanchard Part 1

Opening Ceremony Chrys Blanchard Part 2

Opening Ceremony Chrys Blanchard Part 3

Eileen McKusick Main Presentation Part 1

Eileen McKusick Main Presentation Part 2

Eileen McKusick Main Presentation Part 3

Eileen McKusick Main Presentation Part 4

Eileen McKusick Main Presentation Part 5

Eileen McKusick Main Presentation Part 6

Eileen McKusick Main Presentation Part 7

Eileen McKusick Tuning Fork Demonstration Part 1

Eileen McKusick Tuning Fork Demonstration Part 2

Eileen McKusick Group Chakra Clearing Part 1

Eileen McKusick Group Chakra Clearing Part 2

Eileen McKusick Group Chakra Clearing Part 3

Steven Ash & Renata Ash Workshop Part 1

Steven Ash & Renata Ash Workshop Part 2

Closing Ceremony Simon Heather Part 1

Closing Ceremony Simon Heather Part 2

Closing Ceremony Simon Heather Part 3

2021 Conference Photos

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