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Trance and Sound Healing with Ishtar and Maria Gornell

With Cocao Ceremony


Date: 9th December Time: 1.00pm -4.00pm

Venue: Liverpool Bluecoat LIC Studio

Investment £20/£25

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A mix of trance, movement, visualization, ritual and sound healing, for well-being and psychic detoxification.

Trance methods are from a variety of cultures, Primarily the  Middle East (in particular the Zaar), South America, India and the Celtic world will be demonstrated.

Maria and Ishtar work together to provide a deep energetic detoxification.

This is a unique opportunity to press the reset button with these synergic techniques, remove negative energies that can cause depression and some illness. 

See article on the healing powers of Zaar trance.

Bring blanket and yoga mat if you have one.

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Healthy snacks, tea, and coffee included.        

Ishtar Biography

Maria Gornell

Maria is a qualified sound healing artist with a diverse background in psychology, poetry, counseling, metaphysics and goddess ideology.Maria has run many sound healing events across the UK. She has a wide variety of instruments which she uses during the workshop. She uses her experience and intuition to facilitate healing and transformation in workshop participants. 
















Drum and Dance with Ishtar and Kosmic Krista  

Date 29th April

Time 11am-2.00pm

Cost  £20

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 Drum and Dance Workshop 

Learn Arabic drum rhythms mixed with other world beats and how to dance to them.  

Workshop leaders international drummer Kosmic Krista and dancer Ishtar.

Krista and Ishtar have been collaborators for a while and have worked together and separately for the Arabic community and many other clients. This workshop is suitable for men and women of all levels of ability, ages, and types- 

You will learn basic Middle Eastern beats on drum and Sagat (finger cymbals).


! Don't worry if you don’t own a drum (darbuka)/finger cymbals we have some to spare. You may use any small hand drum for your initial practice.

You will learn how to play various  Arabic rhythms We will learn a drum piece with opportunity, to perform at a theatre show.

Ishtar is known for her fast, athletic and precise drum solo work. She will show you basic combinations and improvisational methods, body conditioning for drum solos and of course working with live drummers. She will show you what moves one should do to the different rhythms. 

The workshop will engage people exchanging roles of playing for dancers and dancing with drummers.

Sticking to the traditional but also adding creativity, style and glamour, to make your drum solo entertaining and captivating.

As with all Ishtar events, we value the contribution made by all individuals and believe learning should be a friendly, uplifting experience. We hope to provide chances to make positive connections with others.