Workshops

WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVATIONS
and
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

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Friday
10/5/18

10 AM – 1 PM

NEWMAN HALL

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

TBS

Friday
10/5/18

2:30 – 5:30 PM

NEWMAN HALL

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Sound Technologies and Modalities
to Help Change the Planet
and Everyone on It

David Gibson

Saturday
10/6/18

2 – 2:30 PM

THE SANCTUARY

Opening Ceremony
David Gibson, Silvina Vergara
We set the tone for the conference with Invocations, Intention, and Love.

 

Saturday 10/6/18

2:45 – 4 PM

THE SANCTUARY

Opening Keynote
The Frequency of Everything
David Gibson

Once we know the frequency of everything we will be able to heal every disease, and wlll be able to access higher states of consciousness at will.

David  discusses the multidimensional frequency hierarchy found in all living organisms: Frequencies, Timbres (combinations of frequencies), Musical Intervals and Chords (combinations of frequencies or timbres), Music (combinations of frequencies, timbres, musical intervals, chords — and time), and Energy (which has all levels of vibration within it). He then will talk about how all of these different levels of vibration manifest within Love, the Soul and Spirit

We will also experience these frequencies as we use Sound to resonate stronger energetic resonant fields of Gratitude, Love and Joy.

Saturday
10/6/18

4:15 – 5:15 PM

THE SANCTUARY

TBS

 

Saturday
10/6/18

4:15 – 5:15 PM

NEWMAN HALL

“Deep States of Consciousness, Transmuting Emotions and Shifting Energy”
Silvina Vergara

In this workshop we are going to learn different techniques for self care and self-healing through sound. Utilizing breathing techniques, stress management and the power of human voice, as our main tools.

We are going to work with the Pineal and Pituitary Glands, accessing deep states of awareness incorporating some information about the importance of working with these centers located in our brain. The brain functions with oxygen. It consumes oxygen in large quantities. If we increase the level of oxygenation within the brain itself there is an increase in brain function and potential.
Learning deep states of consciousness opens us up to the world of subconscious mind where we can create our reality from a different space.

During the presentation we are going to experience how Sound healing can change our emotional states, our perception and Spiritual awareness.

We will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy the soothing healing voice and transmissions through Silvina’s voice. Learn specific and easy to use techniques for accessing higher spiritual awareness. Reawaken our inner wisdom, cultivate profound awareness and gain valuable tools in this transformational session.

Silvina Vergara channels melodies that transport and guide participants on a healing soul journey. Her work emphasizes the importance of accessing deep states of consciousness to transform emotions, change perceptions, and create new realities. She has xx years of experience in this field and had hosted workshops at the San Frnacisco General Hospital, SF Living Expo, and many more.

For more information about Silvina please check the following link.
www.silvinavergara.com

Saturday
10/6/18

5:30 – 6:30 PM

THE SANCTUARY

TBS

Saturday
10/6/18

5:30 – 6:30 PM

NEWMAN HALL

TBS

Saturday
10/6/18

6:30-8 PM

BART HALL

DINNER

 

 

Saturday
10/6/18

8 – 9:30 PM

THE SANCTUARY

SOUND OF LOVE 
CONCERT

 

Sunday
10/7/18

9 – 9:45 AM

THE SANCTUARY

TBS

 

Sunday
10/7/18

10 – 11:30 AM

THE SANCTUARY

Morning Keynote
“Awakening the Internal Physician with Sound”
Dr. Jeffrey Thompson

As healers, we have never done the healing for another person. We can only do the healing for ourselves. For others, we are actually the Grand Physician’s Assistant, using whatever tools we have accumulated to awaken the Healing Powers within, to stir and do their job. As a Holistic Physician, Dr. Jeffrey Thompson has many “tools”, but uses Sound as his primary “Tool” to initiate a gentle but powerful Healing Cascade in patients.

In this day of hi-technology, we can now use cutting-edge medical monitoring systems that can show where the imbalances are in the Brain and in the core “Bio-Computer” – the System that orchestrates, synchronizes and coordinates the functioning of all body systems – organs, glands, meridians, biochemistry, chakras, etc — and use specific sound frequencies to rebalance these master control systems. Using these precisely calibrated sound frequencies is “Star Trek” Scientific Sound™ Healing in the 21st Century.

It doesn’t stop at healing, however, for at some point a patient/client/participant is no longer someone who is “broken”, looking to get fixed. He or she is now someone who is whole, asking “What’s Next?” The answer to this question is as old as humans have been around, in every culture on earth. Sound has been a primary choice for expanding consciousness and self-awareness. Now, combining the latest scientific monitoring devices with advanced meditators, psychics and spiritual mystics, we can see in unprecedented detail what advanced conscious states look like in the brain and nervous system and use new, advanced Scientific Sound™ techniques for changing brainwave states to create new levels of increased self-awareness, advanced pre-cognitive ability and intuition, creativity, lateral thinking and epiphany states of consciousness.

Explore this exciting world of the future that is here now, with Dr. Jeffrey Thompson. His presentations can blow your socks off and change your mindscape forever.

Sunday
10/7/18

10 – 11:30 AM

NEWMAN HALL

TBS

Sunday
10/7/18

11:45 – 1  PM

THE SANCTUARY

Sacred Chant
Lakshmi DelSesto
Lakshmi will take you out into the depths of your Soul with heart opening voice and crystal bowl.

Sunday
10/7/18

11:45 – 1 PM

NEWMAN HALL

The Threshold Singers
Threshold Singers of the East Bay is a group of women, part of the international network of Threshold Choir, who volunteer to sing at the bedsides of people at the thresholds of life. We sing for struggling newborns, those in coma, and people on hospice or with a terminal diagnosis. Our singing is our gift; there is no charge.

As a means of introducing our service to the community of people who recognize the healing power to be found in sound, we will set up our reclining lawn chair – possibly two, space permitting – in the Sound Garden on Saturday and Sunday. While there, we will invite any conference attendee or presenter who would like to experience the service we provide to rest for a few moments of peaceful music from a small group of our singers.

We will be available to speak with any women who would like to consider singing with us, or with anyone who would like to learn how to request our service. We will have printed information available.

Threshold Singers of the East Bay (TSEB) can be reached at:
Phone: (510) 473-2427
Email: thresholdsingers_eb@comcast.net

Sunday
10/7/18

1 – 2:15 PM

BART HALL

LUNCH

 

Sunday
10/7/18

2:30 – 4 PM

THE SANCTUARY

Afternoon Keynote

SonaTherapy
Gary Buchanan

Dr. Gary Buchanan began developing Sonatherapy – Healing with Light, Color, Sound, Water & Subtle Energies – in 1975. In this workshop individuals will learn how this revolutionary new therapy is being made available at Steamboat Healing Center in Reno, Nevada and at other licensed clinics now established elsewhere in the U.S., Europe, Japan, South Africa, and Australia. (See: www.sonatherapy.com)

For this workshop emphasis will be upon specific Wave Front Bioresonance™ (some 2,500 arrays developed to date), the arts, sciences, and technologies of 5- and 6-frequency optimal Sonations employed in therapies for myriad conditions, with documented case studies and unique application systems using analog sound. Attendees will be able to personally experience sounds generated by the Sona Analog Box and as applied with various hand held stereo wands and transducers, and learn how sound is now being embedded within LED and Laser beams (Sona-Lite Systems), as well as transported in water (acoustic foot baths, tubs, and pools).

Cymatic videos of the Sonations will also be viewed, discussed, and explained as scientifically healing geometries (Synergetics). This is the “medicine of the future.”

Sunday
10/7/18

2:30 – 4 PM

NEWMAN HALL

YOU ARE MEANT TO SING! 10 Steps to Unlock Your Inner Voice
Helane Anderson

Connect with your voice, home of the throat chakra, through singing, toning, meditation and movement.

Do you sing in the shower while being too afraid to share your voice with others? Do you long to be in touch with that part of yourself that loves to sing and use your voice?

If you miss having the confidence to sing and would like to ready yourself to unleash your inner voice to the outer world, now is the time.

YOUR SINGING VOICE IS MEANT TO BE HEARD!

Connecting with your vocal essence will open doors in every area of your life, and your voice is ready to be shared!

Join us for an introduction to her 10-step process for transforming your voice and learning how to harness your personal power muscles to sing.

Discover the reasons why you have been too silent and overcome them as you acquire tools for using vocal expression to heal yourself. And most importantly, reconnect with a wellspring of inner joy through singing.

This workshop will involve movement, breathing, toning and most importantly, SINGING!

Sunday
10/7/18

4:15 – 5:15 PM

THE SANCTUARY

TBS

Sunday
10/7/18

4:15 – 5:15 PM

NEWMAN HALL

TBS

 

Sunday
10/7/18

5:30 – 6:30

THE SANCTUARY

“Introduction to Gongs”
Lisa Lippincott

In this workshop you will learn:

Origins of the Gong

Different Types of Gongs

How Gongs are made

Different Types of Mallets for different Sound Effects

Techniques for Playing, Gongster’s; The Sound Healing Way.

Prelude to Gongster’s “Play A Gong” Workshop on Monday which will be 3 hours of Fun and Learning. You will get to practice techniques of playing a Gong.  At the end of class we will do a Sound Immersion having you, the participants play!

This Workshop is more an intro to the history of Gongs. How Gongs are made, different mallets for different sounds, which can answer your questions if you are wanting to invest in your own amazing sound healing Gong. Gongster’s methods on how to play the Gong; “The Sound Healing Way”

Sunday
10/7/18

6:30 – 8 PM

BART HALL

DINNER

 

Sunday
10/7/18

8 – 9:30 PM

THE SANCTUARY

NATURAL SOUNDS CONCERT

Sacred
Voice, Gongs, Crystal Bowls, Tibetan Bowls, Didgeridoo,
and many other Trinkets.

Monday
10/8/18

9 – 9:45 AM

THE SANCTUARY

TBS

 

Monday
10/8/18

10 – 11:30 AM

THE SANCTUARY

Suzanne Sterling

“Sing Yourself Awake® Workshop:
an Ecstatic Journey into Soulful Self Expression”

Join Suzanne on this in-depth mind/body immersion into the heart of soulful self expression. Learn how to combine yoga asanas with sound, ecstatic movement, pranayama, and guided meditation, leading you to access your own true voice and embodied creativity, as well as deep states of inner peace.

Singing has been an integral part of many cultures for centuries but in modern, urban cultures we have lost touch with the permission to use our voices and subsequently with the incredible healing benefits of sound and singing. Each of us has a uniquely authentic voice and when we create the correct physiological and psychological foundations, that natural voice is freed up to move through us, bringing us into a very real experience of bliss.

In this workshop we will learn about the history of sound in spiritual traditions as well as using the power of sound as a tool to enhance our contemporary lives. Through vinyasa flow yoga, conscious movement, chanting and singing, we will break free from the stifling grip of the inner critic and focus on freeing the natural voice; allowing our creativity to expand and tapping into our connection with the Divine.

We will explore the vast science behind mantras, the healing power and even medicinal uses of sound and specific instruction on how to use your voice as an aid to transformation and awakening. We will cover both the strengths and weakness of the 5th chakra, the art of purification through sound and asana, and yogic techniques to connect you to your inner truth.

Join the community of spirit on this ecstatic journey of singing for the soul…a juicy fusion of chanting and meditation, ritual and prayer.

Monday
10/8/18

10 – 11:30 AM

NEWMAN HALL

Embodied Rhythm Mandalas
Ryan Moore

In this workshop participants will be guided into understanding complex rhythmic structures both experientially and intellectually.

  • Are you are interested in learning how to make complex rhythmic structures from all across the globe simple, accessible and playable?
  • Do you want to enjoy the benefits of understanding rhythm in the mind, while experiencing rhythm in the body?

We will explore one theory of what cyclical structures underlie rhythms from all over the world, as well as one method of ‘unlocking’ this understanding somatically.

Participants will be guided into both ‘thinking’ and ‘feeling’ rhythm simultaneously, and by the end everyone will have an opportunity to relax and drop deeply into ‘feeling’ rhythm in their bodies so that we can all enjoy a shared experience of play and joyful music-making together.

Monday
10/8/18

11:45 – 1 PM

THE SANCTUARY

TBS

 

Monday
10/8/18

11:45 – 1 PM

NEWMAN HALL

TBS

 

Monday
10/8/18

1 – 2:15 PM

BART HALL

LUNCH

 

Monday
10/8/18

2:30 – 3:45 PM

THE SANCTUARY

Harmonics of the Divine Feminine in Sound and Sacred Geometry

Much of Sound research ,physics and Sacred Geometry has been from the Male point of view and has missed the Divine Feminine Creatrix that supports Creation  and restores Wholeness.  This workshop presentation will highlight the Numbers and Spiritual Math of what Dr Edward Gardner termed, The Night Side of Nature, the sometimes unseen and unheard aspect of reality. This is the part that represents the As Below aspect of the Alchemical Law, (As Above, So Below), where the Overtone Series reprints As Above and the Undertone Series represents So Below. It gets deeper as these Numbers and Ratios are built into Sacred Sites all around the World by those that understood the deeper laws of Nature. There are many good reasons why these numbers are encoded in sacred sites by many Ancient Cultures.  Revealing this information is part of restoring the Balance of Male and Female Energies that contribute to our Understanding of Harmonic Law and Spiritual Awakening.

Participants will get to hear many of these important sounds, numbers and relationships to activate our remembering and respect for the Whole in Creation. These “secrets” have great implications in Sound Healing and Spiritual Attunement.”

Monday
10/8/18

2:30 – 3:45 PM

NEWMAN HALL

Buff Up Your Spiritual Immune System
Your voice at play, keeps dis~ease away!
Michelle Newman

Sing Your Soul Song! Reduce Your Pain, Stress & Worry ~ Increase Sleep, Peace & Hope!

In our playshop, you will discover your Innermost Truth for Healing Your Mind, Body & Spirit. Dive deep inside your own soul!

Experience the vibrational frequency of your authentic voice, your most powerful, natural healing tool. The ability to Sing Your Truth is integral to your health, well-being and good balance in daily life. You will be supported by the pure resonance of the alchemical crystal bowl sound bath, Tibetan Singing bowls, chimes, bells and other sound healing instruments. Hear Your Angels Singing to You and feel the reverberation of your personal inner harmony. Learn to listen deeply, tune in to your soul’s guidance, and joyfully spring into action to create what you really want in life.

When the human voice sings and the crystal bowls are played, cancer cells disorganize and destabilize to the point where they’re incapable of reproducing.

I have years of experience working with people who have a cancer diagnosis, and other life-threatening or chronic conditions. I’m now utilizing my process with healthy people, too, and they love it! I’m a medical intuitive, singer-songwriter, cantorial leader, spiritual director, sound healer and I channel Light Language. www.SingYourSoulSong.co

Michele’s voice sounds like an Angel Singing!
You always have the right thing to say that is Life-Affirming and Soul-Strengthening! Thank you for your strong heart.
This is life-changing! You have the insights and tools to push me through. Thank you!
My utmost gratitude for your beautiful work. It was a sweet dive into my inner child self. Your sacred tones and caressing words helped my nervous system surrender with ‘You Are Safe, You Are Safe.’
What a gift of divine sound concert I received from you last night! It was so harmonious and healing. I actually slept better, too. I’m still vibrating. Many thanks!
You’re so gifted & loving, Michele. I now know that I can speak my truth and have a strong voice.
“Michele, you’ve enriched my life fully on the spiritual and emotional level. You taught me how to open up spiritually in ways that I never knew how to do.

Monday
10/8/18

4 – 5:15 PM

THE SANCTUARY

SOUND AND CONSCIOUSNESS
PANEL

 

Monday
10/8/18

5:30 – 6:00 PM

THE SANCTUARY

CLOSING CEREMONY