Chanting classes & workshops

Jan. 10

One to One Sessions in Ipswich 
The Quaker Meeting House,
39 Fonnereau Road,
IP1 3JH, Ipswich
Please contact Mary to arrange an appointment time.

Jan. 19

Chanting in Ipswich
10.30 – 12.00
The Quaker Meeting House,
39 Fonnereau Road,
IP1 3JH, Ipswich
1-1 Appointments available in the afternoon.
Contact Mary to arrange a time.

Jan. 24

An Evening of Chanting & Meditation
7:45 – 9:15
The Complementary Health Care Clinic,
34 Exchange Street,
Norwich NR2 1AX
No need to book, just come!

Feb. 7

One to One Sessions in Ipswich 
The Quaker Meeting House,
39 Fonnereau Road,
IP1 3JH, Ipswich
Please contact Mary to arrange an appointment time.

Feb. 12 – 14

Wellness Retreat for Women
with Julia Endacott and Mary Benefiel
Clare Priory
Ashen Rd, Clare, Suffolk CO10 8NX
All Inclusive: £245 (shared) / £285 (private room);
Day places and some conc’s available
Contact Julia for more info and bookings

Come and enjoy a tranquil environment; withdraw from daily life to rest in a spiritual setting. The aim of this retreat is to experiment with simple practices (mindful movement and the voice) and to share experiences and ideas. Often small changes can have a big impact on how you feel. Get in touch if you want to discuss whether this is for you.

Feb. 16

Chanting in Ipswich
10.30 – 12.00
The Quaker Meeting House,
39 Fonnereau Road,
IP1 3JH, Ipswich
1-1 Appointments available in the afternoon.
Contact Mary to arrange a time.

Feb. 28

An Evening of Chanting & Meditation
7:45 – 9:15
The Complementary Health Care Clinic,
34 Exchange Street,
Norwich NR2 1AX
No need to book, just come!

March 2

A Voice Workshop in Ipswich
Sound Body – Free Voice
11:00 – 4.30
Quaker Meeting House
£45 / £35 (conc’s available, please enquire)
Contact Mary to apply
A £10 (non-refundable) deposit will hold your place

This workshop is for those of you who want to be in touch with the motor of your voice – what makes you sound? What makes your singing alive and meaningful? By working with the vocal body, the psyche and the spiritual dimensions of your voice, we can unleash your expression and inner musicality. This approach is based on my years of work in the field, and offers insights into how and why you voice the way you do. The singing and sounding will flow from there. I’m sure it will be an exciting and illuminating time together.
Get in touch if you want to discuss whether this is for you.

March 7

One to One Sessions in Ipswich 
The Quaker Meeting House,
39 Fonnereau Road,
IP1 3JH, Ipswich
Please contact Mary to arrange an appointment time.

March 16

Chanting in Ipswich
10.30 – 12.00
The Quaker Meeting House,
39 Fonnereau Road,
IP1 3JH, Ipswich
1-1 Appointments available in the afternoon.
Contact Mary to arrange a time.

March 28

An Evening of Chanting & Meditation
7:45 – 9:15
The Complementary Health Care Clinic,
34 Exchange Street,
Norwich NR2 1AX
No need to book, just come!

 

Regular events

Chanting in Ipswich

Every Third Saturday, 10.30am – 12.00pm
The Quaker Meeting House
39 Fonnereau Road,
Ipswich IP1 3JH
£10/ £7 conc’s

Chanting in Norwich

Every Fourth Thursday, 7.45pm – 9.15pm
The Complementary Health Clinic,
34 Exchange Street,
Norwich NR2 1AX
£8/£5 (2017 prices in effect for now)

Anam Cora events

February 10

Anam Cora begin our Pilgrimage through the Cycle of the Year
Imbolc – The Return of Spring

In this Sung Meditation we celebrate the return of the light, and the stirrings of new growth.
I hope you can join us for this little hour together where we will weave songs, poems, sounding and silence into a meditation on this promise of this time of the year. Everyone welcome!

6.30 pm at St. Mary’s Church,
Church Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LP
No tickets, donations on the door.

Performances and shows

18 December

“Off the Cuff” sings at Surlingham Ferry
2.00 – 3.00pm Christmas music with Mary & John,
Plus afternoon tea!

The Ferry House
1 Ferry Road, Surlingham,
Norwich, NR14 7AR

“Off the Cuff” are a zany singing duo with Mary Benefiel on Ukulele and Johnny Lazlo Bencze on Guitar. Expect songs that delight and harmonies galore! We have a delightful Christmas set that will definitely get you in the mood.
The Ferry is a traditional country pub situated on the River Yare only 6.5 miles from Norwich by car, and even closer by boat (free moorings). Families and dogs welcome. Delicious homemade food and a warm welcome.

 

Would you like to book an event in your area? Please contact Mary to discuss the possibility!