Residential Weekends and Single Day events

These events are comprised of intensive work at all levels across a wide range of themes. One or more of the Society’s most experienced members and associates, all of whom are expert within the given subject hosts the courses.

There are now also ‘Tan y Garth’ events run independently by like-minded guest speakers and teachers on a variety of interesting and worthwhile subjects – see events list below for details.

Working Events:

Comprised of single days or weekends where volunteers undertake essential maintenance of the Hall and grounds. There is no charge for working events.

If you would like to volunteer with us either at a working event or in any other way please get in touch. You can also download & complete our skills questionnaire and return it to

Arrival for Weekends

– no earlier than 7pm Friday evening, there is no formal meal but sandwiches and drinks will be available on arrival until 8.15pm. A warm drink will also be available later in the evening.

All weekend courses begin at 8.30 pm on Friday evening and finish after lunch on Sunday.



One Day Events run from 10am – 5pm

Morning coffee on arrival, lunch and afternoon tea are provided.


All Events

All food is strictly vegetarian.

Please notify us of any special dietary requirements when booking.

To help prevent staining the carpets,
please bring a change of footwear for indoor use.

Booking for All Events


Bookings for day events includes a £10 deposit. Bookings for weekend events includes a £30 deposit.

Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to event will be refunded minus the deposit.

If bookings are cancelled within one week of the event no refund will be available.

If the event is cancelled by the organiser there will be a full 100% refund.


Places are limited so please book early.

Most bedrooms are shared. All only contain single beds.

Preferably, all bookings should be made by clicking the links next to the event information

Alternatively, payment can be made by BACS (the BACS number will be sent by return email) or by Cheque – made payable to I.H.S and send your booking to:


International Hermeneutic Society

Tan y Garth Hall,




LL20 7AS

For further information phone 03003021936 (local rate) or email:

Current Programme of Events 2019

Click here to download the current Programme of Events Full details


Event Date Run By Title
MEETING Sunday 27th January 2019 IHS Council IHS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – members only info
RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND / DAY EVENT Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th February John Bailey, Alan Roberts & Pip Waller. PATHWAYS TO SPIRITUAL HEALING (III) info
RESIDENTIAL EVENT Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March Sheila Taylor WILD GOOSE QIGONG info
RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND / DAY EVENT Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th March IHS Council WORKING WEEKEND info
RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND / DAY EVENT Friday 26th – Sunday 28th April June Meagher THE POWER OF SOUND info

Sunday 27th January 2.00PM


Annual General Meeting

Members only. If possible please let us know if you plan to attend.

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th February



John Bailey, Alan Roberts & Pip Waller

John Bailey ImageAlan Roberts ImagePip Waller ImagePart of series of weekends in which people share their experiences of various pathways to self-healing through spirit, exploring how we can become active agents in our own healing process. Presenters during this weekend will provide insights into the healing aspects of Diet, Sacred Drama, Group Healing,Yoga and Plant Spirit Medicine. Experiences and understanding are shared in relaxed, informal sessions through talks, practical work and questions and answers. Please bring suitable clothing for gentle yoga postures/deep relaxation and for walking in the gardens and woods.

John Bailey has been involved with Tan-y-Garth Hall for over 45 years where he was introduced to Eugene Halliday’s work by Ken Ratcliffe. Through his own experience of cancer he has widely researched and successfully applied dietary based remedies on his journey back to health which he documented and freely shares with others who may benefit from his experience.

Alan Roberts has been involved with Tan-Garth-Hall since its establishment in the early 1970’s. Originally mentored by Eugene Halliday he teaches a range of subjects including yoga, perennial philosophy and Sacred Drama (a means to gain understanding of relationships) to classes across the North West. He currently leads a spiritual healing group that meets regularly on the Wirral.

Pip Waller is based in Llangollen where she practices as a qualified Medical Herbalist and Plant Spirit Medicine healer, which she studied under renowned international teacher Eliot Cowan and is a meld of earth-based shamanic healing and the Five Element diagnostic paradigm from classical Chinese medicine. She is also an experienced teacher and a writer. Her books include “Holistic Anatomy” (2010), “The Herbal Handbook for Home & Health” (2015), “The Health and Beauty Botanical Handbook” (2018) “Deeply Holistic” (2018) and the forthcoming “Touched by Nature – Plant Spirit Medicine Journeys” (2019) co-authored with Lucy Wells (out April 2019).

Costs including accommodation and all meals (12 places)

Members £150

Non-members £170

Costs including all meals but excluding B&B accommodation (6 places)

Members £95

Non-members £110

N.B. Early booking is recommended as the previous event in this series sold out.

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March



Including a look at the Daoist approach to health and well being.

Shelia Taylor

Sheila Taylor ImageSheila has been learning Wild Goose qigong since 2005, and recently visited China to learn from the present Grand Master Chen Chuan Gang. She says “We will be learning some of the 1st 64 movement set, together with a meditation exercise. We will also look at some of the underlying theory about qi, the meridian system, and the 5-element system to aid deeper understanding of the form. The graceful, enjoyable movements help to restore balance, stimulate and relax the body, mind and emotions, nourishing and supporting all the body systems. The movements can be adapted to any level of physical ability.

Wild Goose qigong dates from the Jin Dynasty 1700-1800 years ago. Daoist Masters from the Kunlun Mountains, in south-west China, observed the geese on their annual migration high over the Himalayas. They copied their movements, integrating into them their knowledge of the circulation of qi (vital energy) in the body. It was passed down through many generations, but was withheld from the general public until 1978. Then 27th lineage holder Grand Master Yang Mei Jung (1895-2002) decided to teach this ancient Qigong practice and share its healing benefits to improve the quality of life of all people.”

Previous experience of the practice of Qigong is not necessary to attend this event. The course will embrace all levels of ability and experience.

Costs including accommodation and all meals (12 places)

Members £150

Non-members £170

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th March



The working weekends are always enjoyable and fun occasions where old friends and new come together to achieve practical goals working on Tan-y-Garth Hall and its grounds. A wide range of skills are always needed from gardening and wood cutting to cooking, building, decorating, sewing or just labouring. Event is open to all with accommodation and food provided for free.

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th April



June Meagher

June Meagher ImageSound healing is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to the body/mind of a person with the intention of bringing them into a state of harmony and health. Explore the many facets of sound healing in this residential weekend workshop with June Meagher comprising talks, discussions and practical exercises that anyone can do. Learn to tone your body using the greatest instrument you will ever have – your own voice. Take a mindful walk in beautiful countryside and discover your own sound that resonates with you. Discuss why mantras are repeated 108 times, why some sounds heal and some harm, why your name is so important. Create your own mantra and join in the singing of sacred chants from around the globe. Select an instrument and create rhythms that are fun and beneficial to your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Enjoy sound baths and stillness and, above all, live in the moment.

Please bring suitable clothing for gentle activity and for walking outdoors.

June Meagher has been healing since she was a child and has studied various modalities including Spiritual, Energy, Reiki and Sound. She has taught a range of holistic workshops and courses around the UK for over 20 years. All funds raised go towards holding a free holistic exhibition with speakers and over 100 exhibitors which she organises every year in Shropshire. June studied sound healing under Simon Heather founder of the UK College of Sound Healing as well as Tim Wheater, Sheila Whittaker and Mike Barron. A former Director of The Healing Trust, June was also a founding trustee of Sound4Healing, a charity set up alongside the College of Sound Healing to fund research into Sound Healing. She released her first Sound Healing CD in 2009 entitled Journey of the Soul, 7 piano pieces with Maria Giles and Susan Raven, each piece created in the key and characteristics of the 7 major chakras. Some of her work is available for free download from SoundCloud or via her website

Costs including accommodation and all meals (12 places)

Non-members £170

Members £150

Costs including all meals but excluding B&B accommodation (6 places)

Non-members £110

Members £95

Saturday 4th – Monday 6th May



Turn off, tune out and reconnect with your family and friends over a two day Spring Bank Holiday, self-catering weekend in the peaceful Ceiriog Valley. Using Tan-y-Garth Hall as your base there are many interesting places and activities available nearby including; the World Heritage Site of Thomas Telford’s Chirk and Pontcysyllte Aqueducts, the National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erdigg, the ruins Castell Dinas Brân and Valle Crucis Abbey, Offa’s Dyke long distance pathway, hill walking, cycling, horse riding, canal boating, steam trains, white water rafting, swimming, fishing, quad biking and many other outdoor pursuits. More information about these available on request.

This event can only be booked on a per room basis by members who may bring family members and friends with them. The prices work out from as little as £22.50 per bed per night and include exclusive use of the room booked (door key provided), in-room tea and coffee facilities, bed linen, shared use of bathrooms, toilets, library, large kitchen, small dining room, the veranda, gardens and grounds.

Room number 6 with 2 beds. £100 for 2 nights

Room number 4 with 3 beds £150 for 2 nights

Room number 5 with 4 beds £180 for 2 nights

N.B. Booking subject to availability.

Additional nights can be book at £20 per person on request. Please call 0300 302 1936.

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