Sound yokes us to universal consciousness. It is powerfully linked to our well-being since its vibratory nature impacts our energetic and physical bodies. When sound is imbued with intention (such as love), it becomes sacred. In nada yoga (the yoga of sound), the ear is the gateway to the soul. Sound is the emanation of any tone, frequency or vibration. Music is the organization of sound. The body itself is composed of vibration and sound (heartbeat, blood pulsing, eyes blinking etc.), so one could say that we are music made visible.
Throughout this weekend course, participants will be introduced to the history of sound healing, sound as meditation, sound as prayer and sound as a healing modality. The course will be both informative (instructional) and practical (hands-on). We will gather in a studio environment where written hand-out’s will be provided and discussed. We will explore different techniques to experience the nature of vibration and sound and its impact on the human body. We will have access to many beautiful musical instruments such as Paiste gongs, drums, rattles, tuning forks, chimes, shruti box, rainsticks, didgeridoo etc. in order to practice both giving and receiving sound healing sessions.
This is an introductory course meant to give participants a “taste” of the incredible complexities and benefits of sacred sound and its relation to yoga and well being.
Some of the topics we will explore include:
~The history of sound as a healing modality
~Pythagorean tuning and solfeggio scale
~The effects of sound and vibration on the brain, nervous system and physical body
~The effects of sound and vibration on the energy body
~Toning: vowel sounds of the chakras and corresponding glands
~AUM meditation and mantra
~Receiving and giving sound healing sessions and the rituals and protocols involved
~Questions and Answers
Barbara (aka Eva) is the founder and director of Breathe True Yoga located in Guelph, Ontario. She is a hatha yoga instructor, expressive arts practitioner, journey dance facilitator, sound healer and visual and performing artist. Barbara received her chakra yoga 500-hour teacher training in Thailand at the Pyramid Yoga Center in 2016 and 2008 and her sound healers training from Gary Diggins (on-going) in Guelph and Jonathan Goldman in Colorado in 2009.
She also holds a Bachelor of Education degree in Fine Arts Education from York University, an Honors Bachelor of Art (Human Kinetics and Leisure Studies-Dance) from the University of Waterloo, and a College Certificate in Expressive Arts (Fleming College).
Barbara presently works as a yoga teacher, conscious dance facilitator, sound healer, mask maker and expressive arts practitioner, visual and performance artist and occasional teacher for the Ontario Board of Education. Her creativity, love of learning and eclectic background all contribute to her unique approach to living, facilitating and self-expression.
Dates: October 17 & 18, 2020 | 1:00 to 4:00 pm both days
Location: Barbara’s Home in Guelph
Exchange: $150 before Oct 3 & $200 after
CE Hours: 8
Please contact Barbara, the course teacher, with questions and to register at: BreatheTrue@gmail.com
$50 deposit is requested to secure your spot.