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We are a loose collective of Lightworkers who come together to bring Love, Light and Healing with our various modalities under the umbrella title of

METTA COMMUNITY EVENTS...  Metta is the practice of LovingKindness.

The Healing Arts, Creativity and the Arts, the growing and cooking of good food, the treasuring of the planet  are all aspects of Metta Community.

We are linked to the Mind Body Spirit Sussex Festival and the share the same goals of bringing Transformation, Illumination and higher Vibration to all.

Please get in touch if this resonates with you and you would like to be a part of the collective. Please contact Ali ... mcnabali@yahoo.co.uk.

"As teachers, we teach people to teach themselves. As healers, we show people how to heal themselves. As intuitives we guide people back to their own inner navigational system. We are here to empower you so that you realise that all the help you need can be found within your own being. Our greatest wish is for us all to stand in our full power, in our full hearts, in our full selves, in our full presence, offering a reflection of Divinity to each other."

For all day retreats

Please bring veggie/vegan  lunch to share. Snacks and refreshments provided

Pre-booking preferred

Bank transfer details on request.

Places limited to   15 or less


6 July 'SACRED SOUND HEALING & MEDITATION RETREAT' for men and women with Ali McNab, Aoife Brown & Gaynor Newnham - 10.30am to 4.30pm. £40/30 concessions

Places limited to 6. Bring lunch & snacks to share.

-Ali - "I will be opening and closing our Retreat Day and leading the Energy Work. Together we will make an Enquiry into what issues can be healed. Bringing our issues into consciousness adds focus and precision to our day of Sound Healing. I will also be offering a transformative gong bath."

 -Aoife  - " I will be offering a sacred sound bath with quartz crystal singing bowls, Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks and a variety of percussive instruments to provide a deeply relaxing sound journey that also activates the transformation of dense energies into a clearer, lighter state of being.  Sound vibrations are profoundly powerful healing tools and when paired with positive intention can produce amazing results. I shall also be working with the heart-opening frequency of 528Hz, with the intention to connect to the earth's crystalline grid for personal and planetary healing. "

- Gaynor  - ‘I invite you on a magical journey through sacred sound, to promote deep relaxation and soul level nourishment, using voice, Native American flute and drum, ocean drum, singing bowls and other instruments.

I work with angelic energies and in the Avalonian Priestess tradition to connect with unconditional love and the ancient goddesses of this land, on a path of healing and transformation.’


10.30am arrival

10.45am - welcomes, housekeeping, introductions and Intentions - setting Sacred Space - meditation/METTA community  invocation .... with Ali

11.00am - Energy Work - Enquiry.... with Ali

11.45am - tea break

12.00am - Gaynor Session

12.45am - Silent 10 minutes to process followed by check in

1. 00pm - lunch

2.00 pm - Aoife Session

2.45 pm - Silent 10 minutes to process followed by check in

3pm - tea break

3.30pm - Ali session

4.00pm - Silent 10 minutes to process followed by check in

4.15pm - Closing Circle and meditation

5.00pm  to  6.00pm- optional dog walk in the fields

17 August     'RETURN TO EDEN' - MOVEMENT, MEDITATION and ENERGY WORK Retreat for Women with Ali McNab (Energy Work) and Helen Thatcher (Movement & Sacred Embodiment).

Meditation, Movement & Connecting with your Authentic  Natural Self. 11am to 5pm. £40


14 September      'SENSUAL SOUL Retreat' - MOVEMENT, MEDITATION and ENERGY WORK Retreat for Women with Ali McNab (Energy Work) and Helen Thatcher (Movement & Sacred Embodiment).

Meditation, Sensual Movement & Connecting with your Authentic  Divine Feminine Sexuality. 11am to 5pm. £40

19 October ‘SEXUAL HEALING retreat’ for Women with Ali McNab (Energy Work) and Helen Thatcher (Movement & Sacred Embodiment).

 11am to 5pm. £40

'SACRED CIRCLE' for men & women with Ali McNab & Helen Thatcher -  Deep Healing for ourselves and our beautiful planet. Connection with ourselves, with each other, with Higher Energies. Connect with your Highest Potential. We join together to raise each other up, in loving Support and Trust. A magical mix of Movement, Connection and Transformation.

'SATURDAY AFTERNOON SOUND CIRCLE' with Ali McNab & Aoife Brown- Energy & Sound Healing for men and women. Ali will open and close the session and start the Energy Healing process.  Aoife shall be using specific Solfeggio frequencies to support the releasing work that we do together and inviting in whichever frequencies are appropriate for the group to support and anchor in the transformations experienced.

‘SUNDAY AFTERNOON MUSIC CIRCLE’ with Ali McNab and Joni Graham-King/Emma Welsh. Heart-centred, Family-friendly, All ages welcome. 2.15pm to 4.15pm. Instrument and Singing Circle with improvised music making, chanting, Earth songs, etc.... and quiet pauses for heart/soul connection. Bring your voices and musical instruments. For the sake of the neighbours, no drums please except shamanic. £10 donation (£5 for children and concessions) for yurt expenses and upkeep. There is a children's playground outside the garden gate ... extra fun for our child visitors. Numbers are limited so please let us know if you are coming.

 Circles DIARY … so far

 9 June - ‘SUNDAY AFTERNOON MUSIC CIRCLE’ for men, women and children with Ali McNab and Joni Graham-King. 2.15pm to 4.15pm. £10/£5 children/concessions.

21 June - Friday -  'SUMMER SOLSTICE. - SACRED CIRCLE' for men & women with Ali McNab & Helen Thatcher 7.15pm to 9.15pm £20/£5  concessions

 23 June - ‘MID-SUMMER FROLICS - SUNDAY AFTERNOON MUSIC CIRCLE - the joy of making music together’ for men, women and children with Ali McNab and Emma Welsh. 2.15pm to 4.15pm. £10/£5 children/concessions.

3 July - Wednesday - SACRED CIRCLE' for women with Ali McNab & Helen Thatcher 7.15pm to 9.15pm £20/£5  concessions

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“I had such a wonderful time in this yurt. It feels like being back in the womb, it's so warm, cozy, and sensual. I felt truly held and supported in this space. It felt like a little sanctuary away from the world to tune back into my body again and recharge. Thank you so much, Ali and Helen!” L.R.

“What a fabulous day I had at Wivelsfield Yurt recently. It is a wonderful space where I felt very comfortable. We danced, expressed ourselves and meditated. Helen and Ali are skilled facilitators who made the day very special for me. Many thanks. X” S.R.

“Amazing evening and beautiful cosy space with kindred souls. Coming together for the good of the community. The theme was woman's day and teaching which resonated as I have been an Occupational Therapist teaching life skills, empowerment and independence in a difficult system. I'm now moving into teaching in a new way in the community including heart conscious meditation, heart dance and tea ceremonies for preventive healthcare and teaching prisoners mindfulness and connection. I have many fears around going against the system which were all bought into the light and exchanged for abundance, acceptance and my true destiny. A beautiful heart felt evening where I felt comfortable and connected to everyone who attended. Thank you Helen and Ali.” L.P.