We believe that all energy is recycled. Quite simply what you put out, returns to you. It’s called Karma hun – spread the good vibes, keen that positive chain going. The purpose of IO Project is to encourage you to think, feel, play & re-connect.
Created by DJ Goldierocks, having spent the last decade travelling the world touring as a DJ & broadcaster she was very familiar with the need to seek balance. Throughout her career, she’s extensively researched & created a set of personal practices & routines that she finds restorative. That bring back a sense of well being & calm contentment in the face of burn out & that grinding feeling of being ‘out of sorts’; that extensive travel, late nights, high tech use & high pressured work circumstances contribute to, and that a lot of us are bombarded with on a daily basis. IO Project experiences are full of love, ritual and hippie good vibes but with a bit more contemporary attitude & delivery so they’re accessible & meaningful to a sophisticated, urban, contemporary clientele.
A certified sound therapist (Aka Gong Master flash, vibe doctor, hope dealer.. whatever you want to call it, is cool) registered with the complementary medicine association she specialises in “vibrational sound healing”. Sounds arty & clever. It is. The Gong has been used in various cultures as far back as 16,000 BC. It stimulates the glandular system, and resonates all cells of the body, impacting your brain, respiratory system, heart rate & the neurons in your frontal cortex meaning it’s an excellent tool for meditation, deep relaxation and creating a heightened state of consciousness. Especially for people that struggle to meditate. You could call Gong Baths… meditation for lazy people. But we’re not so judgey ; )
So “gong baths” do they involve bubbles? No babes.. it’s a metaphor. All it means is that the sound ‘washes’ over you. All you have to do is lie back, take some deep breaths and let the sound naturally take you to a gorgeous, warm, zenned out happy zone. When we’re stressed out & run down, our bodies & minds are inbalanced. Each cell of your body has its own vibratory frequency. We believe by stimulating these cells through sound, with a new healing vibration we bring the body & mind back into synchronicity- creating a sense of well being & calm, naturally kick starting your immune system to heal. Pure magic. We work with gongs but also tuning forks, crystal chakra bowls, drums, bells, chimes (it can change every session) hence we prefer the term ‘sound meditation’. Kinda cool eh?
Get in touch for our detailed menu of bespoke gong & holistic experiences that make IO Project a little bit different to your average gong bath. For example: energising gong baths focusing on intention setting, calming gong baths to help manage stress & to aid sleep, gong baths incorporating edibles like CBD or cacou. We regularly incorporate into sessions aromatherapy oils, a guided yoga nedra or breath work techniques. And want to create something more immersive, totally unique? We got you. We have a chunky black book of guest collaborators, hand picked for their skill but also style & zest & energy… your vibe attracts your tribe right? Crystal healers, yogis, clairvoyants, psychosynthesis therapists, reiki healers, pilates instructors, chefs, breath work specialists, motivational coaches, & work/life balance gurus are just some of the gang we have in our inner circle.
Testimonials & Press
“A JOY. I loved it so much. Cannot thank you enough.” – Fearne Cotton
Worldwide wellness special guest – true bliss, guaranteed to soothe you.” -Rob Da Bank (Bestival / Worldwide FM)
“Exactly what the doctor ordered. Simply plug in your headphones, relax and let the sound naturally take you on a journey to your happy place.” – Hip and healthy
“IO Project practices are the key to learning how to find balance through mediation & gratitude. Sam is on a mission to make wellbeing practices accessible for everyone” – Fem Foundy Podcast
“A very special treat indeed. It worked very well doing it remotely. I’d do that every week. Incredibly calming and relaxing.” – Amy (Google)
“IO sound meditation is the most wonderfully relaxing, beautiful and immersive meditation I’ve experienced. I suffer from pain and anxiety and I often struggle to meditate, but IO sound meditation has opened my eyes to a new way of meditating which helped to melt away my anxiety and ease my pain. I was lost in the sounds for the full hour; when it comes to self care, it doesn’t get better than sound meditation.” – Charlotte (GSK)
“Sam’s energy was so lovely, made the whole experience feel warm and safe. The session went deep and was full of actual vibrations!” – Rachel
“The most incredible hour thank you, from the moment I lay down there was an overwhelming sense of emotion, this meditation really took me to a place I did not know existed and I know I need to explore. You have a natural gift, it is very precious.” Lou
“The meditation left me with a feeling of immense calm and positivity.” – Dan
“My first gong bath and it was a beautiful experience thank you. I felt so free of tension after. It was if I had been cleansed emotionally.” – Kate
“A transformative experience. I felt really disconnected from this hectic time. I feel lifted” – Claudia
“I’m a first timer and struggle with traditional meditation that was fantastic, what a soothing voice & a beautiful message.” – Ben