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Didgeridoo Workshops

The didgeridoo is an ancient tribal instrument, which originates from Australia, it is primarily and instrument of the coastal 'Arnhem Lands', in the 'Northern Territories'. Researchers have suggested that the didgeridoo could be the oldest instrument in the world, dating over 40'000 years old. Traditionally, there is no evidence to show it was used as far South as Alice Springs, and certainly not within the Southern 3/4 of Australia.  The Didgeridoo is traditionally made from Eucalyptus trees, hollowed out by termites, but can also be made from pretty much any material, for which you can create a hollow tube from, including plastic, metal, other solid woods, bamboo and hemp, along with the different lengths and shapes created, from box didgeridoos, to those which are round (like a snail shell) or as much as 7 feet in length. The Didgeridoo produces low pitch, resonant sound, with complex rhythmic patterns, it is a traditional instrument used for ceremonial activities, along with chants, singers and dancers, as well as this, it is often seen as a healing instrument, and a powerful one at that, as the strong vibrations from this beautiful native instrument can have a powerful effect upon your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, assisting in clearing stuck energies, re-aligning and balancing the chakras. 

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The word 'Didgeridoo' is a western name for this instrument, but traditionally, there are many different names, depending upon the native tribe and the didgeridoo, primarily comes from the Northern territories of Australia, known as the 'Arnhem Lands'. I have listed this, along with a few of the tribes and their traditional name for this deeply meditative and purely healing, ancient instrument, native to Australia below, along with in some cases, the meaning/translation of the word or name of the instrument:

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Arnhem Land - Gupapygu Tribe

Yiraka (meaning 'Trachea/ Wind Pipe)

Arnhem Land - Djinang Tribe

Yirtakki 

Katherine - Jawoyn Tribe

Artawirr (meaning 'hollow log')

Mornington Island - Lardil Tribe

Djibolu 

Kimberleys, WA - Nyul Nyul Tribe

Ngaribi (meaning 'Bamboo')

Adelaide River - Warray Tribe

bambu (used for singing)

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Corporate Team Building, School Workshops, Groups & Events

The ancient history of the didgeridoo makes it a powerful, fun and enjoyable instrument, to learn about, and to play, and so lending itself perfectly to talks and school/ after school workshops or activities, as well as opportunities, for a very different, fun and interactive corporate team building workshop. Although there is most certainly an art to playing it, which for some, can be picked up really quickly, but for others, it can take quite a long time. The key to creating the full array of sounds, is 'circular breathing', effectively meaning you are breathing in through your nose, and out through the mouth, at what seems like the same time, this is where the real fun of this instrument brings it to life, with the creation of different sounds, from the basic 'drone' note, to talking down the didge and even the animal sounds that you can create.

 

Sessions are light hearted and all about having a little fun. During any workshops, I talk about the history of the didgeridoo, which is quite possibly one of, if not the oldest known instrument in the world, we then have some fun getting to know circular breathing and going on to create an array of different sounds, step by step, for an inclusive fun workshop. I have a number of my own didgeridoos, that I can supply, but if you have one, which you may have bought, simply as a decorative item, or tried to play, but quickly gave up, then bring it with you and let's have some fun, getting creative with the sounds of the didgeridoo. I have crafted several Ash and Downy Birch didgeridoos myself, the very first of which was back in 2011, made from Blackthorn wood, which I found in a little copse of woodland, while at a festival in Northampton, UK. Check out the subtle sounds of my Blackthorn Didgeridoo, on the video gallery page.                    

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Type of session: Group sessions for corporate team building, school workshops, after school groups and general group events

Length of sessions: From 1hr taster sessions for pupils to half day, group sessions for school and corporate/ staff team-building events, or in combination with any other meditation, group soundbath events that I offer, as part of a half day or full day programme.

Types of activities: Didgeridoo workshops and talks for school or corporate team-building, plus the option to include Immersive Gong bath sessions, Meditation & Mindfulness sessions at your half day or full day event or weekend programme of events.

Themes: Team building, stress management, relaxation and fun events, self confidence & empowerment.

As well as these aspects, I have excellent contacts and relationships with other wellbeing experts outside of my expertise, who can add to and assist with a broad range of activities to boost any wellbeing programme. All of the above are an example of the selection of programmes available with me, to give you an idea. We will tailor any packages to suit the requirements of your company, for more information get in touch with Christian, for a chat on 07849861713 or via the contact us page.

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