Tag : Andy Dovey

  • We Are Two!

    Posted May 13th, 2013 By in Latest News With | No Comments

    Naked Dragon is Two Years Old this May! 


    And What a Thrilling, Inspirational and Amazing Two Years it Has Been! 

    Since our launch event in Surrey in May 2011 with our first guest speaker; best selling author and creator of The Mystery Experience – Tim Freke, it continues to be a great joy to offer a platform to the best of today’s Inspirational Speakers and Sound Performers. 

    Nurturing and developing our community has been fuelled by love and it is a real joy to have discovered that by following my passion in such a way that Naked Dragon has quickly become my life’s work. And as work has become play – and play has become work – I have found myself dancing the beautiful dance of life as many aspects of my life begin to gently flow into one another.

    Over the past two years it has been a great pleasure to have presented …

    57 x Unique Inspirational Experiences with…
    34 x Fantastic Speakers and Performers at…
    7 x Gorgeous Venues 

    And we were recently delighted to learn that we had connected with more than 30,000 people last month!

    Last year we were also honoured to have been invited to sponsor… 

    2 x Film Premières

    Three Magic Words featuring Gregg Braden
    Road to Peace featuring HH The Dalai Lama

    I would like to take this opportunity to offer a HUGE thank you to all our fantastic speakers …

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    Robert Holden Phd • Dr David Hamilton • Lynne McTaggart • Jason Chan • Sandy C. Newbigging • Kyle Gray • Tim Freke • Marie Claire Carlyle • The Barefoot Doctor • Janey Lee Grace • Mike George • Alla Svirinskaya • Tim Wheater • Brian Mills • Lucinda Drayton • Nick Williams • Russell Leak • David Wells • Tao Porchon-Lynch • Maggy Whitehouse • Aidan McIntyre • Stewart Pearce • Tad Hargrave • Karen Knowler • Andy Dovey • Katie Rose • Louise Presley Turner • John C. Parkin • Peter Owen Jones • Karen Knowler • Nick Williams • John Whiteman • Davina MacKail • Barbara Meiklejohn-Free


    It has been a real pleasure to have hosted so many amazing teachers through our series of inspirational  events and I am very grateful for all the love and support everyone has given Naked Dragon over the past two years.

    I would also like to offer a HUGE Thank You to our Wonderful Sponsors who have been so very generous with their support. Most of these are small businesses who don’t have large marketing budgets and yet each one of them has gone out of their way to ensure that the gifts they have given for our exclusive goody bags of Dragon Delights are of the highest quality. Thank you all.

    I am so excited to be celebrating our 2nd Birthday on Wednesday evening at our special event – Infinite Abundance – with Energy Master and Best Selling Author Jason Chan. 

    Hope to see you there!

    With much Love and Infinite Gratitude,
    Juls xxx
    The Dragon Lady!

    Our Wonderful Sponsors

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    Birthday Messages from Our Sponsors  

    Wow, what a couple of years Julie! :)You have worked wonders in creating an amazing community of inspirational speakers and always in a beautiful environment. You have touched many souls and instigated many breakthroughs for many people from the sacred space of the talks, workshops and special retreats that you have beautifully created. Happy birthday celebrations and may the success of Naked Dragon long continue for the benefit of all who have the pleasure of encountering the ‘Dragon Lady’! ♥
    Hugs, K xx The Aromatree Company 

    From our family to yours, wishing you a very happy 2nd Birthday. Thank you for being a vehicle of light and love. What you have achieved thus far is nothing short of spectacular ♥ Panache Desai and all of us at Team Desai

    “Happy Birthday, wonderful to see the success of such an awesome venture, looking forward to contributing some vouchers for anyone with a heart centred business to PR themselves to success…look forward to working with you.”
    Janey Lee Grace

    I am gutted I can’t be at your event and to share a glass of champers!! Have a fabulous time. Send me some pics!! xxx Katie Phillips Daring & Mighty 

    “Wishing you many Happy Returns for your 2nd Birthday at Naked Dragon and here’s to many more”! From All at Hay House 

    Wishing you a fabulous 2nd Birthday Juls at Naked Dragon – a great achievement!! Keep raising those vibes! From all of us at Merlin’s Diary 

    What a wonderful 2nd birthday event to celebrate 2 years of amazing events and many more to come. Well done Julie Bryant for all your hard work and for building a fantastic business to be proud of! It’s pleasure to know and work with you.
    The Holistic Directory

    Congratulations on two sensational years Naked Dragon. Thank you for all the wonderful talks, inspirational workshops and holistic events. We look forward to a lifetime of joy with our Naked Dragon family.
    The Henna Den Girls xxx

    Thanks so much guys…you ROCK!

    Each of our sponsors has generously donated some fantastic birthday treats for our limited edition bags of DRAGON DELIGHTS – including some very special gifts created just for us.

    To join us for the celebrations, please book one of the few remaining tickets before they are ALL GONE!

  • Finding Sanity In An Insane World?

    Posted Feb 1st, 2012 By in Mind Body Spirit Event Reviews With | No Comments

    A Guest Post by Andy Dovey

    Most of us would agree that we are living in incredibly challenging times, but how do we live through them successfully?

    What are the ‘impacts’ on us (emotionally, physically and socially) and what affect does this daily bombardment have on us?

    How can we mitigate the damage on ourselves from all these stimuli to our minds, bodies and souls?

    Russell Leak and I will be addressing all these questions (and much, much more!) at our Naked Dragon event on Wednesday 15th February – me through words in the form of a talk, and Russell through the medium of music in the form of his songs.

    As a practising clinical hypnotherapist, I have seen an growing number of clients of the past 5 years or so, who are experiencing increasing levels of stress and anxiety, the root cause of which is often fear – fear of losing a job, fear of not having enough money, fear of losing a home, etc. We are also subject to an environment of fear that may (or may not) be real – terrorism, war, pandemics, etc.

    The net result of all this is an almost constant stimulus of our adrenal systems (the flight-or-fight response) which has a number of profound effects on the individual, everything from compromised immune systems to chronic fatigue, and much more.

    My hypothesis is that we are not able to evolve fast enough as a species to cope with the world we live in, and this is placing us under more and more pressure that we are not designed to endure.

    So, what can we do about this? Come along on 15th February and find out!

    During the evening I will also look at how the world really works, taking a peek behind the veil that is projected to us via the media and government, to see how it really works and how we can maintain our sanity in an increasingly insane world.

    There will also be a demonstration of how everyone can use self-hypnosis to benefit themselves and reduce stress and anxiety.

    The event will be in 2 halves…

    My talk will be first, starting at 7.30pm. When everyone has had enough of me (☺) there will be an interval of about 15 minutes, and then Russell will start his Music/Life/Spirit/Love section, linking with some of the themes I will have been talking about.

    Russell is an incredibly talented songwriter and musician and, using modern technology, is able to be a true one-man-band. As a musician myself, I will join him occasionally on drums and percussion. Before playing each song, he will talk about the theme of the song, where his inspiration came from and the meaning of the song, so giving each piece a unique context that many listeners never experience.

    If all this sounds a bit ‘heavy’, yes it is in parts, but we guarantee there also will be a lot of fun and laughter as both of us don’t take ourselves too seriously! Amongst the sober facts there will be many lighter moments of banter, self-deprecation and audience participation.

    So, come along for some enlightenment, some fun and be prepared to get involved!

    For full details of this exciting event, please click HERE

  • Andy Dovey & Russell Leak – Surviving the Chaos of the 21st Century!

    Posted Jan 31st, 2012 By in Archives With | No Comments

    Inspirational Talk & Music
    Wednesday 15th Febuary 2012

    An evening of the spoken word, life-changing insights and enchanting music with…
    Andy Dovey & Russell Leak


    Surviving The Chaos of the 21st Century through the Four Cornerstones of…
    Music • Life • Spirit • Love

    We are going through a period where the ‘environment’ we inhabit in the developed world is changing at an ever increasing pace (without doubt the fastest rate of change in the history of our species) mainly driven by the rapid rate of technological change.

    All of the factors we have to contend with  – economic pressures, material needs, physical stresses, mental stresses – are being thrown at us in greater measure year after year.  This places us in an almost constant state of adrenal fatigue with our ancient, animalistic flight-or-fight reflexes being stimulated many times every day.  This is very bad news for our long-term physical and mental health.

    During this event, we will look at how…and why…we have got to where we are, and – most importantly – provide practical and spiritual advice on how best to combat the effects of the bombardment we are under so that we can maintain our physical and mental health to an optimum level and lead lives that are more contented, more fulfilled, and more true-to-ourselves.

    Surviving the Chaos – PART ONE

    During this first part of the evening,  Andy Dovey will discuss:
    How We Are Wired – a quick overview of brain function and how our emotional responses work

    What Is Healthy Or Unhealthy? – a look at our mental & physical health in the 21st century

    Avoiding Being ‘Programmed’ – discover how we are all ‘conditioned’; see it happening and how to deal with it

    Use of Language – how we deceive ourselves with misuse of language and how to avoid this

    Raising Your Self-Awareness – an honest stare in the mirror to see what others see

    Finding Out Who You Really Are – the person you ‘present’ to others versus the real you

    Using Self-Hypnosis – a demonstration of the benefits

    Staying Healthy – what sorts of emotions and behaviour are beneficial

    Please click HERE to read a special Guest Post written by Andy Dovey

    Surviving the Chaos – PART TWO

    During the second part of the evening, Russell Leak will combine the spoken word, popular songs and songs from his own album, “Smile” to explore the Four Cornerstones of our existence…
    Music • Life • Spirit • Love

    Music – Have you felt yourself soften at the sound of a chord or a melody?  Have you remembered something or someone with the sound of a song?  Sometimes music communicates better than anything else.  Russell talks about his relationship with music, how it has helped him and sings and plays songs that reach the heart and communicate where words fail.

    Life – Life is hard, and once you accept that fact, it isn’t hard anymore!  But does it really have to be so hard?  Can we change our relationship to life so that we can understand it better, so that we can live more fully and so have a more enriching experience of life?

    Spirit – Death is the end of life . . . or is it?  Russell explores what spirituality means to him as he shares his investigation of many different religions and expressions and discusses how we can best honour those who have left us.

    Love – “What is love?”  A question that has failed many of the best thinkers. Russell explores what love could mean to us, our resistance to it, our need for it – and why there are so many songs written about it.

    Please click HERE to read a special Guest Post by Russell Leak

    Join Russell and Andy for this unique inspirational event and discover how you can reduce your stress levels, increase your happiness and find your true-self.

    Ticket Prices

    £15.00 – Save £5.00 by booking online

    £20.00 – on the door

    ***Valentine’s Special***

    Book your ticket by 14th Feb and receive a FREE Hyphnotherapy CD – plus –  the opportunity to purchase music CD’s at half price on the night!


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    The Crown Hotel
    (Windsor Suite)
    7 London Street, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8AP United Kingdom

    Our venue offers great dining at reasonable prices.
    Please call the hotel direct to reserve your table: 01932 564657

    Free parking is available – after 6pm – at Sainsburys (almost opposite the venue.) Chertsey train station is just a few minutes drive away.

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