John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D.:
BIOASTROSONICS SOUND HEALING WITH THE PLANETS
Dr. Beaulieu will present the history of planet sounds from Pythagorean harmonic theory to NASA’s recent satellite recording of planet sounds. Tuning forks tuned to the specifications of each theory, will be used to hear the Music of the Spheres. Sound will be your teacher. Next Dr. Beaulieu will present how the sounds of the planets are used in sound healing. His talk will center on neural plasticity, and the relationship between intervals and micro intervals to entrainment of neural synaptic Nano ratios in the context of stress science and neural transmitter activation. Students will then learn methods of using planet and asteroid sounds for self healing and integration into healing sessions. The class is open to anyone interested in integrating accountable sound healing skills into their life and professional healing practices. Musical and astrological skills are not required for this class, however those with these skills will discover the class will enhance their skill level.
John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D., is one of the foremost philosophers and major innovators in the area of sound healing therapies. A world-renowned speaker, composer, pianist, and naturopathic doctor, Dr. Beaulieu has pioneered a technique called BioSonic Repatterning™, a natural method of healing and consciousness development using tuning forks and other sound modalities based on the sonic ratios inherent in nature. As the founder of BioSonic Enterprises, he has developed and distributed over 50 different sound healing-related products including tuning forks, instructional videos, audio programs, CDs and books. Dr. Beaulieu is the groundbreaking author of Music and Sound in the Healing Arts and the composer/producer of Calendula: A Suite for Pythagorean Tuning Forks, a CD designed to physically align your body and create a deep relaxed state of awareness.
Mitch Nur, Ph.D.:
A critically important program for everyone working with sound. Mitch Nur, PhD has been presenting programs on the applications of sacred sound, harmonics, and psychoacoustial approaches for therapeutic conversion for nearly 4 decades. He has trained hundreds worldwide, and he will host a valuable workshop on critical components of raising your awareness and building a solid foundation. A very good program for sacred sound teachers and practitioners, and those in the meditation, yoga, holistic, and energetic fields. Mitch will bring his experience as one of North America’s leading sound therapists and offer insights and perceptions on how to become a better sound practitioner.
GOING GOING GOING GONGED
An intensive master class on everything Gong, designed to not only make you more knowledgeable about the Gong, but to make you a better player as well. Mitch will cover everything about sticks, mallets, stands, and the different types of Gongs, including an overview of their history and cultures. This program will also feature playing tips for Yoga, Meditation, Sound Therapy, and Live Performance, including sound baths. Mitch has been playing Gongs for over 4 decades and has one of the largest private Gong collections in North America. If you think hitting and smashing a Gong is playing it, you could not be further from the truth. Learn insights on how to use the Gong as a therapeutic instrument, as well as an entry point for a psychoacoustical experience.
Mitch Nur, PhD. has been involved with eastern cultures for nearly 40 years, specifically studying spiritual discipline, sacred sound practices, and healing techniques. He currently lectures and teaches workshops throughout the USA on the many world traditions involving sacred sound instruments including the human voice and nearly 100 indigenous sound tools. Lama Khemsar Rinpoche is his Bön root teacher and he has studied with the 33rd Menri Trizin, Geshe Chongtul Rinpoche , the 7th Kundrol Namkha, Geshe Tenzin Dargye, and HH the 14th Dalai Lama. He is a student of the eastern Tibetan Nyingma Master and Abbot of Osel Samten Ling monastery in Kham, Adzom Rinpoche. Mitch is the Spiritual Director of Studio 116, Senior Teacher of the 9ways Academia, and Founding Director of the Harmonic Therapy Association. He also assists visiting Lamas when they present teachings in the US. http://www.sacredsound.org
Philippe Pascal Garnier:
CRYSTAL SINGING BOWLS MASTER TRAINING ~ PRINCIPLE & PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE CRYSTAL SINGING BOWl
In this unique master class, discover the optimal use of the Crystal Singing Bowl. We will learn about the natural affinity and resonance we hold within our crystal core consciousness and how the crystal bowl can be integrated into our life and professional practice to enhance therapeutic outcomes. Philippe will talk and demonstrate the many ways to use and play the crystal bowls for inner and outer transformation and get the most benefit of this type of vibrational medicine. We will go through a range of “crystal sound landscapes” and Crystal Kriyas, to demonstrate how to bring a client into a state of “mind-heart” and learn how to bring forth his/hers crystalline core essence. This class will refine your understanding of Crystal Sound Healing. Everybody will have a hands on opportunity to create and merge with the Crystal Sound. As a closing, in a special sound evening ceremony, Philippe will perform The Crystal Core Activation Concert. The Crystal Bath will immerse the participants, in frequencies that mimic and entraine the brain frequencies to the subtle, present energy of healing frequencies for the benefit of all beings.
Originally from Paris, Philippe Pascal Garnier has been initiated into sacred ceremony and practice in a variety of shamanic traditions. After experiencing deep personal transformation through his own participation in these modalities, Philippe pursued intensive training in the Healing Arts and specifically in Sound Healing. After a decade of research, studies and training, he now shares this expertise with the public through the organization he co-founded and directs: Sage Center For The Healing Arts ~ Sage School of Sound Energy, in Woodstock, NY.Philippe has been offering group sound healing sessions in numerous yoga studios in Manhattan and around the north East in Ashrams and sacred places as well as in Europe. He also teaches the fundamental principles of Sound Energy Healing and Crystal Sound Healing. He had the honor to collaborate and perform with Steve Gorn, Don Conreaux, Dr. John Beaulieu, Zacciah Blackburn, Peter Blum, John Medeski & others. Beside his own Sound Medicine CD, Philippe was honored to have been asked to be part of the original music soundtrack of Deepak Chopra Leela’s interactive relaxation and meditation game. The ambient soundtrack album is has been produced as a 2-disc set. Philippe is the organizer of the Annual Sound Healing Symposium taking place at Menla Mountain retreat and a yearly Sound healing Retreat in the South of France.
www.soundhealingretreat.com / www.sagehealingcenter.org
HARMONIC OVERTONE SINGING: THE SOUL & SCIENCE OF VOCAL SOUND
Harmonic singing is a way of singing and listening with acute attention to the overtone spectrum of the voice, producing a sound at once otherworldly and deeply human. Almost unknown a quarter century ago, it has steadily gained wider recognition as more people have heard the chanting of Tibetan Buddhist monks, the Throat Singers of Tuva, and David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir.Far more than an exotic vocal technique, harmonic singing deepens and enhances your relationship with your natural voice, giving singers a direct experience of the physical laws of sound, powerful insight into the nature of harmony and a glimpse at the roots of human language and song.
Timothy Hill, singer and composer, is a member of David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir, he has been a pioneer in the art of harmonic singing. Writing in The New York Times, critic Robert Palmer called Hill “a virtuoso of the Tibetan chanting technique.” Hill appears on eight of the Choir’s recordings, including their seminal work, Hearing Solar Winds. His wish to deepen his understanding of music brought him to the study of Indian Classical music with Sheila Dhar and Pandit Vijay Kichlu; music in the teaching of Gurdjieff with John Pentland and others; and several rare intensive workshops with pianist Keith Jarrett.
WHERE THREE RIVERS MEET-HYPNOSIS, SHAMANISM, AND SOUND HEALING
We will explore the strong parallels between the work and worldview of traditional indigenous shamans, and the approaches and techniques of contemporary western hypnotherapy. Traditional healers of all cultures have used vibrations – specifically the audible vibrations of sound and music, to induce and enhance states of healing, vision and creativity. Hypnotherapy typically employs primarily spoken language to make suggestions to induce change in an individual. We will be addressing two questions: How can today’s hypnotherapists better utilize music and sound healing practices; and how can those who are following the path of sound healing learn to incorporate spoken “hypnotic” language into their systematic understanding.
Peter Blum, a senior hypnosis instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists, has trained hundreds in the spiritual art of hypnosis. He has co-facilitated hypnosis and storytelling workshops with Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona (author of “Coyote Medicine”), and is an Adjunct faculty member of the Coyote Institute. Peter has served on the Board of Trustees of the Deep Listening Foundation, has taught at the Omega Institute, The Graduate Institute, and presented Sounds for Healing concerts and workshops at The Abode of the Message, Menla Retreat Center, and numerous yoga studios throughout the United States. A musician all of his life, Peter has studied music and sound healing with Dr. Karl Berger, Ustad Jamaluddin Bhartiya, Beautiful Painted Arrow (Joseph Rael), Pauline Oliveros, Fabian Mamman, John Beaulieu, and Don Conreaux. His six CD’s in the “Sounds for Healing” series are perennial favorites as an adjunct to meditation, guided imagery, yoga, massage, etc.
SINGING INTO BONE ~ THE DRUM AND VOICE CLASS
Rebecca Singer is a Shamanic Sound Healer. She uses drum and voice to alter the energetic flow in and around the body.
Each person’s soul has a sound that is part of the harmonics of the universe. Within that sound is deep wisdom and healing. Rebecca will share how vocal vibrations can align you with your soul, as well as techniques for using your own voice as a healing instrument.
Through drumbeat, tones, and vocals, Rebecca will demonstrate how to sing down into your bones to bring forth a outline of your ancestral lineage and make you reemerge in a new reality, with more clarity.
Rebecca Singer’s work of 25 years as a shamanic energy healer led her to live in the Cloud Forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica and to Mongolia to be with The Reindeer People. She received the “Singing Into Bone” Ceremony as a result of her time with Shaman Saintsegset in Mongolia. Rebecca is a shamanic healer, working with the power of the drum and her voice, she is teacher, writer, artist, mother, and world traveler who has done healing work internationally. She is the owner of Shaman’s Eye, offering sessions, readings, apprenticeships, ceremonies and workshops.
As a child Rebecca experienced direct openings into the world of spirit, and by the age of 13, initiation into the world of Shamanism.
Her first teacher was Patricia Spradling, an Irish/ Lakota healer, who she studied with and assisted for 13 years. Her teacher taught her the world view of the Lakota medicine wheel, how to work with crystals, light, protection, feathers, drumming, and more importantly her voice.
Rebecca also studied the roots of shamanism from Siberian shamans. This experience recently led her to embark on an extended trip to the northern mountains of Mongolia where she met and stayed with the Reindeer People, a vanishing native people who still manifest the very roots of Siberian Shamanism in their cultural beliefs and practices.
Following the vibrational path has led her on a fascinating journey from her childhood connection with divine energy to the strong and grounded work that she is doing today as an adventurous Elder.
Rebecca feels urgently the call for all human beings to step into their most powerful healing forms as equals and protectors of all life forms on this planet earth.
SOUND CEREMONY ~ CUTTING THE CHORDS FROM ANCESTRAL DNA CODES (LIPIA)
During our workshop Pierre will offer a sound healing experience in the style of the Rainforest shamans, the “maestros Ayahuasqueros”. Pierre will invite the spirit of the mother plant, the jungle spirits, and his spiritual lineage of teachers and masters to help participants clear and advance in their awakening process. He will guide students in a process he designed called Ancestral DNA Clearing.
Participants lie on the floor on a comfortable mat and practice a breathing technique that helps energize the spine, the chakras, meridians and neural centers in the brain. In a sacred space, Pierre help participants clear and cut chords from ancestral DNA codes that are no longer needed. There is no medicine plant offered during the event but once a connection with the spirit of Ayahuasca is established, the mother plant takes over promising a fantastic journey.
Pierre Garreaud is a Peruvian Sound Healer, Shaman and Teacher who was born in the city of Lima, Peru. When he was 18, Pierre traveled to the City of Cuzco for the first time. Immediately, he discovered a deep connection with the Andes and the Inca elders of this land. This connection inspired him to research and learn more about the native healing ways of his homeland. For the past 20 years, Pierre has traveled back and forth to the Andes Mountains and the Amazon of Peru to train with the well respected healers. Pierre was taught sound healing by the shamans of the Rainforest of Peru and was initiated in the Andean Cosmology Path since the early 1990′s. Pierre is a Kriya Yoga initiate; he studied and follows the teachings of Self Realized Master Paramahansa Yogananda. This unique combination of Peruvian shamanism, yoga and meditation combined with his extensive music background acquired at Berklee College of Music, clearly defines Pierre’s healing and teaching work as very powerful and deeply transformational.