Sacred Sound Lab and Sonic Sanctuary

Sacred Sound Lab and Sonic Sanctuary

Sacred Sound Lab and Sonic Sanctuary 150 150 Pulsewave


an eight week class with Kim A and friends
Wed Evenings 7 to 9PM Feb, Mar and  April 2019
Sebastopol Location  Fee: $200 or $30 drop in
email to register

Join us for experience and discussion of the tools, techniques, art, spirit and science of sound healing.  Hands On!

Each session will begin with with toning and improvisational singing and end with a group healing.

At each session I will give a presentation and initiate discussion on topics in the emerging field of sound work, including science, art, spirit and ethics.

In the second half, you will have guidance in playing instruments from my vast collection, including:

metal and crystal singing bowls, gongs, chimes, kalimbas, tuning forks, small drums, metal and wood tongue drums, hand pan, ethnic string instruments: tambora, gobichand and berimbau, many kinds flutes, conch shell horns, animal horns, digeridoo, wind wands, udu drums, shakers, scratchers, shruti box, harmonium, electric keyboard, tabla drums, shacapas, damaru.

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What is Nada Brahma and the inner sound? Experience sonic and silent mediations. Mantra What is sound and how does it affect the human organism. What is noise? What is music? Self tuning thru the experience of vocal toning, pitch matching and rhythm matching. Tune your perception. What is the Music of the Spheres and how does it relate to our work?

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How does our sense of hearing work? What are the limits to what we can hear?
other theories: Zuccarelli Holophonics/ Human physiology: development of the senses of a fetus, the sense of pressure, the piezoelectric effect, biophotons, stress, bone conduction,
Relationship of polymeter and harmony. The continuum of pulsation and pitch. How do other creatures hear?

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what are waves? Rope waves, spherical waves What is frequency, how is it measured? What are “Hertz”. What is pitch?
What is time and how does it fit into the equation. Cycles per second vs Beats per minute. Our perception of the spectrum of Sound vs Spectrum of EM radiation What is the relationship between sound and light? Similarities and differences.

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Music – tuning, temperment, and scales. How many divisions to an octave? 432A vs 440A vs 528C (444 A)
What are intervals? How do we use them? Harmonic, melodic What are harmonics? find the harmonics on various instruments. Overtone singing, resonance of the body and head. Consonance and Dissonance in our experience and throughout history. How are they used in Sound Work? What are these names: Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do, ABCDEFG sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa

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Why does sound healing work? How does it work? What can it do, what can it not do? What is Cymatics ( show video)
How does consciousness interact with sound? Mood, emotions, mind, and sensation. Conscious, Subconscious. Define Consciousness. The Elements: E W A F S the nature of each, current theories of the aether. How do they relate to sound and body? What sounds evoke each element?

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How do humans vibrationally relate to their environment? What is Rhythmic Entrainment? What is Brain Wave entrainment? How does it relate to resonance, harmony and coherence? How do Drum Circle, and Kirtan relate to this work?

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Winds, strings, drums, idiophones. Making simple instruments, straw flutes, blowing bottles, straw reeds, diddly bow. What is resonance?

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SonoTherapy, Music Therapy, Sound Healing, Sound Journey. Use of the word Therapy. Leaders and Authors in the field : Johnathan Goldman, Jill Purce, Tom Kenyon, Dr Jeffery Thompson, Mitchel Gaynor, Joshua Leeds, Sylvia Nakash The Globe Institute. Sonic and PEMF healing devices: Heart Math, Bemer, Scenner, Theta Wave entrainment CD ( I will bring all of these to class.)

I am inspired to offer this class based on my years of study of sound and music.  In 2006, 2007, 2008, I accompanied singers and dancers and presented my rhythm work at the International Sound Healing Conference in Santa Fe NM, where I was able to study with the top teachers and practitioners in the field of Sound Healing. I hosted World Sound Healing Day (Feb 14) in Sebastopol several years in a row.

email to register or call 707 889 4949


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