Spotlight on Ana da Costa & John Hofton

Ana da Costa
Ana has had a passion for circle dance ever since she was first introduced to it in 1992 in Italy. She has been teaching circle dance since 1995, both in Brazil, where she is from, and here in the United Kingdom. Ana is an occupational therapist and a lecturer in occupational therapy. She holds a PhD degree (University of Bolton) for which she investigated circle dance as a medium to promote well-being.

John Hofton
John holds a Professional Sound Healer Practitioner Diploma from the Wheater Sound Academy. He is a Reiki Master and also Master Practitioner of Urban Mysticism (awarded by The Awakening Network by Ken and Elizabeth Mellor with whom he has been practising since 1989 when they initiated him into the Vedic Mantra). He holds regular Sound Healing groups in the North West. John is a regular contributor to events at the Monastery, Manchester, and has been running regular Sacred Dance, Sacred Sound retreats at Trigonos, N. Wales with his wife, Ana Costa for the past thirteen years.

John and Ana will introduce us to some simple sound healing techniques for deep relaxation at our global MOMM event at the Monastery, Manchester, 12th May.

Additional resources & information
'Experience of Meaning in Circle Dance' (Dr Ana Borges Da Costa)
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14427591.2016.1162191

Sound Healing  with John Hofton
John will introduce us to some simple sound healing techniques that will promote deep relaxation.

·         Sound healing is recognised as an aid to deep relaxation, increased energy flow and is a way to still the mind. 
·         Feel more connected to your inner core. 
·         John uses a wide selection of highly resonant sound healing instruments in these sessions: e.g. Tibetan singing bowls, Traditional American Indian drone flute, Gemshorn, Dream Chau gong , Sacred Solfeggio Tuning forks and Tubular Bells and Quartz singing bowls. 
·         This is a gentle, refined and subtle form of healing which works holistically – on mind, body and spirit. 

John runs regular workshops and can be booked for one to one sessions at: 


ana da costa

ana da costa

John Hofton

John Hofton