The inaugural Raglan Wellness Festival is set to hit Raglan this Month. The Chronicle caught up with organiser Gail McJorrow.
What is happening on the 18th October?
I am super excited to bring the first Raglan Wellness Festival to the Raglan Town Hall on Sunday, October 18.
How did this event come about? Who is behind it and what is the vision?
I am an energy healer and have recently moved from Wellington to the beautiful Raglan region. I do group sessions of Crystal Sound meditation twice a week at the Yoga Loft and have a studio at The Wellness Hub in the town centre.
The magical Raglan region with Mt Karioi, surrounding waters and black iron sand is a natural healing sanctuary luring people from all over seeking refuge from city life and is the perfect place to host a Wellness event. This is an opportunity to gather local healers together to showcase their healing modalities to locals and visiting out of towners.
The foundation of energy medicine is the understanding that we each have our own innate healing force, an intelligent, active inner physician. The festival will appeal to consumers looking for an alternative to the traditional pharmaceutical route to cure their ailments such as stress/anxiety/depression/insomnia and chronic pain.
Raglan Crystal Sound Healing is the organizer of the event and I want to make it an annual event and also use it as a launching pad for a Raglan Wellness Magazine.
What will be on offer?
The festival is in two sessions – daytime 10am-4pm with Native American shamanic healing, Reiki, Mirimiri massage, Rune readings, Tarot, Rongoa traditional Māori medicine and more.
Raglan Falafel will be serving their delicious vegan fare and there will be cushions to sit and where you can experience the amazing sounds and vibrations of the crystal singing bowls. (Entry is by gold coin) The evening session is 7-10pm with amazing live music featuring up and coming NZ band Samsara Dhi who have just released their album ‘Receive The Sun’ on Spotify and local legend Tukana Kaye performing her original songs.
This will be followed by a 90 minute Shamanic Sound Journey with organic drumming, didgeridoo, singing bowls, harp and Kirtan. Cost to this event is $10 cash. Door sales or book by texting Gail on 0272584726. You can also message FB page Raglan Crystal Sound.
Raglan Wellness Festival – The Raglan Town Hall Sunday 18 October, 10am-4pm – Healers in the Hall (gold coin), 7pm-10pm – Live music & Sound Bath Journey $10 cash door sales.