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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20th

Friday
9/20/19

10 AM – 1 PM

NEWMAN HALL

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

The PrayerSong Process
Birthing Your Emergent Self into Being Through the Healing Power of Song

Gary Malkin

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”- Brené Brown

For time immemorial, indigenous cultures have been using the power of the human voice to express, align, and direct their positive intentions to create a more fulfilling, Spirit-directed life. We have always held within us the innate power to identify, express, and transmit our innermost prayers through our singing voices, but many people are unfortunately fearful of sharing their voice publicly. Most people incorrectly associate public singing with a presumption that one needs to “perform” as a trained professional rather than allowing oneself to experience the beauty of sharing one’s voice with an open-hearted vulnerability and humanity, for healing and connection. As a result, our innate birthright to use one’s voice to be human together, to share our common dreams and fears, or to affirm the life we want for ourselves is rarely experienced.

In order to awaken the unfolding of our emergence through the power of song, this highly interactive workshop offers a transformational process that provides a safe container to identify and feel the “you’ that’s ready to emerge in your life at this time. After ‘receiving’ your very own self-affirming prayer, you’ll be guided to set this prayer into a PrayerSong. When done in a group context, this empowering musical prayer is then sung by the entire group directly to you, providing a poignant process that can accelerate your prayer into reality.

The PrayerSong Process offers a profoundly touching experience that provides a safe space to harness the ‘fruit’ that comes from our deep inner listening into a felt sense of meaning, purpose and connection to the things that matter most.

 

“After experiencing Gary Malkin’s PrayerSong Process, I’m convinced that Gary is an angel on earth! Using his gifts and talents to help each person clarify their core purpose, each of us created our own chant that was sung to us by the whole group… transforming us into our illuminated angelic selves and moving each of us to tears.   You’re going to be blown away! “ Rikka Zimmerman, Acclaimed Spiritual Teacher

Friday
9/20/19

2:30 – 5:30 PM

NEWMAN HALL

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Sacred Sound Practice

Kevin James

Improve and open your voice, reconnect to your true self, clear emotional blockages and give your energy centers a cleans and tune up with the power of sacred sounds and mantras.

The introductory workshop involves a deep journey into the AUM as a meditation for cleansing the mind, also toning sacred sounds as a way to find emotional harmony and stability. Kevin will share his profound insight into the nature of sound and the connections it has to every part of our lives.

You will be supported to open up to an effortless way of singing and connect to your natural voice with emotion and feeling (The essence of Bhakti).  Kevin will explain how this has a direct connection to your true authentic self and how you relate to life. You will come away from this with a daily practice that you can do by yourself at home.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21st

Saturday
9/21/19

2 – 2:30 PM

THE SANCTUARY

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

Saturday 9/21/19

2:45 – 4 PM

THE SANCTUARY

Opening Keynote
The Future of Sound
in the Medical Field and In Consciousness

David Gibson

Things are starting to change.  The medical field is beginning to accept Sound Healing.  It is in just about every Integrative Therapy Department in major hospitals around the country.  How can we help mold the field so that we can take our power back and heal ourselves and each other once again.  What is the new template for hospitals?

But even more importantly, when we can access higher energies where “all is known” then we can not only heal we can access whole other states of consciousness where we are in bliss with profound deep peace and knowing.

Just imagine.

Saturday
9/21/19

4:15 – 5:15 PM

THE SANCTUARY

“Our Voice Our Wellness
Vickie Dodd

“The power of vocalization softens, relaxes and hydrates our tissue and musculature. Vocalizing helps our physical and emotional bodies become a more receptive healing environment. Our vocalizing can awaken the memory of wellness, helping to create an interior environment that is more willing to receive and better able to mend.”

The human body is a symphony of rhythm, pulse, flow, and tone.

Sounding brings a surprising dexterity to our spine and limbs.

Sound can be experienced as audible breath, rich in its ability to dissolve mass and density.

Our voices have the capacity to dissolve fears and paralysis, move emotions, and bring us to a more fluid and present moment.

* We will learn how our physical form supports our voice and intention

* How our voice can soothe and mend a stressed nervous system

* Ways to dissolve undigested emotional memories in the body

* How to “tune” ourselves daily.

A stressful lifestyle can create an amnesia of wellness, which hides and distorts the innate intelligence of the wisdom of our bodies.

Saturday
9/21/19

4:15 – 5:15 PM

NEWMAN HALL

Beyond Listening Programs for Learning Disabilities
Elizabeth Grambsch

The work of Dr. Alfred Tomatis and many others who have developed listening programs using electronically delivered psychoacoustically modified music has helped many children and adults with a variety of performance and learning difficulties. With so many children and adults experiencing benefit from the listening programs it is clear Tomatis’s underlying principles and concepts are valid but there are people who do not benefit from listening to the electronic music and instead need a practitioner who can guide them through a healing process beyond listening programs. 

This presentation will explore why listening programs are not right for everyone by taking a deeper look at the auditory nerve and its relationship to the other cranial nerves, the psychophysiological aspects of listening in the context of different external environments and how the sound therapist can help those with birth trauma, concussion and more in ways a listening program is not able to.  

Saturday
9/21/19

5:30 – 6:30 PM

THE SANCTUARY

“Moving from Mundane to Magical Flow”
Jamie Lu

We will talk about the difference between the self-endangering view of “working hard” and entering the freedom of magical flow.  It’s a whole new paradigm shift. We address some of the key blocks and gateways to get you there. The keys shared in this workshop aim to greatly assist your productivity, abundance and happiness. We use sound in this workshop to experience deep internal shifts to effect the changes we want to see in our lives. We also speak to how you can use sound to aid in sustaining a healthier vibration that supports a life of Magical Flow!

– Sound is an essential Embodiment Tool for the evolving times we live in.

– Release the blocks that keep you from living abundantly and in effortless flow.

– Finding and empowering your voice.

– The power behind your voice to create your life.

– How you can use sound as a practice to stay in Flow and invite more freedom.

About Your Facilitator, Jamie Lu: Renowned intuitive healer with a remarkable gift for shifting energies utilizing her voice, light language (soul sounds), and empowered wisdoms. She has an innate gift for relaxing a space, melting away tension in the nervous system and constricted energy in the body. 

Saturday
9/21/19

5:30 – 6:30 PM

NEWMAN HALL

The Next Level of Cymatics
Erik Larson

Cymatic Instruments and Technique

Erik Larson will present a cymatics “how to” and describe the various techniques of seeing sound with cymatic instruments.

The Nature of Sound

Enjoy a journey into the shapes, structure, and importance of sound, resonance, and its impact on our environment, planet and the universe.

Sound, Science and Technology

Explore the applications and importance of cymatics and sound in today’s science and technology.

Sound Healing, Past, Present and Future

Understanding the power of sound to affect and transform the health of our mind, bodies and spirit.

The Future of Cymatics

Take a look into the future of how cymatics can help us understand the wonders of sound, science, and the human spirit.

Photos of Water Droplets being Vibrated with Specific Frequencies:

Saturday
9/21/19

6:30-8 PM

BART HALL

DINNER

 

 

Saturday
9/21/19

8 – 9:30 PM

THE SANCTUARY

CONCERT

KEVIN JAMES
Heart Songs

Ecstatic and Heart Opening Kirtan

The Songs and mantras of Kevin James Carroll are an invitation to co-create a deep connection to the heart and a positive healing vibration for oneself and the world.

Weaving ancient Mantras with his own Heart Songs. They are a gift to the many hearts remembering the ONE. An expression of the movement of realization that is spreading across the planet right now.

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd

Sunday
9/22/19

9 – 9:45 AM

THE SANCTUARY

Morning Crystal Bowl Meditation
with
Crystal Tones

Join the Crystal Tones team for a sacred meditation with the
magical sounds of the alchemy crystal bowls.
Excellent way to start the day — with Light and Peace.

Sunday
9/22/19

10 – 11:30 AM

THE SANCTUARY

Keynote

What Does the Future of Healthcare Sound Like?
Music and Sound innovations to
Enhance the Humane Dimensions of Care

Gary Malkin

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”   -Nikola Tesla

Vibrations are known as the common denominator of the universe. From the tiniest quark to the largest galaxies in the universe, all things are in constant motion, all at different rates of vibration. The very first sense we humans develop, in utero, is our listening sense. Remarkably, on the other end of life’s spectrum, our hearing sense is the very last sense to go before we die. This suggests that vibrations – and our ability to be affected by them- can serve a meaningful role to keep us vital throughout our lives.

Have we fully explored how vibrational frequencies could best be harnessed for our health and well-being? Has healthcare embraced vibrational strategies to improve our mood, elicit compassion, alleviate physiological and emotional pain, or help us to bond with new life or assimilate the devastating effects of loss?

Human beings have been harnessing the immersive power of music for just these purposes for thousands of years, sculpting vibrational frequencies into sonic experiences that create life-generating outcomes to address all kinds of psychophysiological, emotional and spiritual imbalances, many of which are now considered stressful precursors to dis-ease.

Music and sound modalities can beneficially shift our energetic field at the cellular level, affecting our bio-chemistry, reducing stress, activating “heart-coherence” and reducing multiple forms of suffering associated with pain and trauma. When skillfully integrated with state-of-the-art medical care, sensitively designed musical strategies can connect us to the part of us that is distinctly human. Music can lessen our physiological, emotional, and even spiritual pain. Fully recognizing the potential outcomes of this non-pharmaceutical modality can offer profound catalysts for enhancing the humane dimensions of healthcare.

When integrating both individual and environmental musical strategies within a healthcare system, we can provide accelerated pathways to enhance the mind/body/heart connection for healthcare communities. A growing body of evidence shows that these multi-sensory modalities can people to become more buoyant, resilient, and compassionate when intense challenges emerge. They can enhance states of mindful flow, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative skills sets. All of these benefits can lead to an acceleration of the patient’s speed of recovery, increasing patient satisfaction and ultimately leading to likely financial benefits for both patients and healthcare systems.

Join Emmy award-winning media composer, performer, and music and healing advocate Gary Malkin in an interactive presentation that will convince you why integrating these musical strategies is becoming a refreshing imperative for any individual or organization who seeks to provide the most innovative and humane practices for 21st century healthcare organizations and institutions.

Sunday
9/22/19

10 – 11:30 AM

NEWMAN HALL

Dimensions of the Crystalline Sound Matrix 
Lupito and Paul Utz with the Crystal Tones Team

Come and join this crystalline sound portal of self transformation with Alchemy Crystal Bowl Masters. Utilizing the inherent properties of quartz crystal and mother nature’s treasures, such as ruby, diamond, gold, platinum, silver, emerald, rose quartz, amethyst, etc. we will be demonstrating Bowl Master techniques and uses of the Alchemy Bowls including crystal bowl layouts, bowl prescriptions, harmonics, binaural beat sets, toning, and the creation of divine group portals of light. Allow your heart to open fully and activate as you experience the alchemical energy of the Crystal Tones Crystal Singing Bowls.

Embrace, celebrate, and express your divinity now with the Crystal Tones Team! The healing sounds from the Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls empowers everyone to allow the master inside to awaken. Crystal Tones Team’s service with the Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls activates photons at the cellular level enlightening our awareness now. Part of the exercises in this gymnasium of sound will be activating our our divine mother’s heart of nurturing, kindness, caring, compassion, the power of vulnerability, and gratitude.

Sunday
9/22/19

11:45 – 1  PM

THE SANCTUARY

Why Energy Medicine and Sound Healing is Needed Today

Karl Maret, MD, M.Eng

Energy Medicine, including sound healing, is now a recognized component of Integrative Medicine by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this lectures Dr. Maret will give a brief overview of energy medicine from ancient times to today’s renaissance of energy healing modalities giving examples of practical applications in both diagnosis and treatment that may become part of tomorrow’s health care. At the same time there is growing concern of the proliferation of electromagnetic radiation and microwave pollution that is increasing affecting everyone. Neurological degenerative diseases are now the fastest growing cause of morbidity and mortality in older people, with especially women being affected. Energy medicine and sound healing appear to offer powerful tools to assist our current health care crises.

 

Sunday
9/22/19

11:45 – 1 PM

NEWMAN HALL

Sound and Consciousness
Donatella Moltisanti

Sunday
9/22/19

1 – 2:15 PM

BART HALL

LUNCH

 

Sunday
9/22/19

2:30 – 4 PM

THE SANCTUARY

Panel

Sound and Medicine
David Gibson
Karl Maret
Gary Malkin

Sound is in just about every Integrative Therapy Department in hospitals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  Just about every major hospital in large cities are now using Sound Healing and Therapy.

The next step is to get Sound into the medical side of hospitals, and doctors are now more open than ever.  Doctors themselves are now becoming more aware of the lack of effectiveness and severe problems that certain medical treatments create.

They are seeing the effects of specific frequencies, timbres, intervals and musical flows on specific parts and systems in the body.  With research like that done by Anthony Holland where he shows 4 different types of cancer being destroyed by 4 different sets of frequencies, it is becoming clear that there are profound possibilities around vibration.

David Gibson has setup the “Sound Medicine Association” to work with doctors to create detailed treatment plans and safety guidelines for using sound and vibration.

We look at all of the possibilities and explore the path to getting full acceptance of sound in hospitals — Medical treatments that are inexpensive, effective, and won’t kill you!

Sunday
9/22/19

2:30 – 4 PM

NEWMAN HALL

The Sound of Your Light
Silvina Vergara

In this sound healing workshop we will utilize frequencies of sound to experience vibrational accord with your higher self.

This is an opportunity to experience subtle fields of energy through remembering who we are and profound connection to our true essence. We all have a different vibratory frequency and when we listen to the sound of our light, we illuminate the path of consciousness, process our shadow, and elevate the activation of life force which expands our consciousness.

Practicing presence with inner sound and creating harmonics of sound brings back our awareness of profound universal love.  We will be accessing different frequencies in the body, and activating transformation at the cellular level.  This unlocks our internal wisdom that is stored deep in our DNA.

Embracing the light within, shifting and evolving, we all can contribute to lighting up our planet.

Silvina Vergara channels melodies that transport and guide participants on a “Healing Journey by Transmission,” utilizing sound as vehicle to communicate.

Sunday
9/22/19

4:15 – 5:15 PM

THE SANCTUARY

Sound, Water, Sacred Geometry, and Crystals: Revealing the Mystery of Consciousness.
John St. Claire

Human bodies are 60% to 70% water by volume but are 99% water by number of molecules.  Luc Montagnier, who won the Noble Prize for discovering the AIDs virus, has demonstrated that information can be stored in structured water, and this information can inform our DNA.

For over 10 years I’ve used sound, crystals, and sacred geometry in my practice to transform a wide variety of human conditions.  The incredible success of these methods led me to the California Institute for Human Science where I have been studying the mechanism underlying these results.

I propose that information may be stored electromagnetically in the hexagonal rings of the atomic lattice of both quartz crystals and the hexagonal rings of structured water, which exists in every living cell.   I’ll present the results of my studies, demonstrate how it relates to Professor Montagnier’s work, and how this guides my practice.

Spectral analysis of recordings after using Tibetan bowls on 40 clients showed that information was stored in the bowls, which changed the sound in specific, measurable ways.  That information could be erased, which created a more harmoniously pleasing quality to the sound, that was objectively measured.

Based on my studies with Marcel Vogel, I developed a unique protocol for storing information in quartz crystals and have made statistically significant measurements of various methods to erase that information.  I propose a new theory on how information may be stored in the atomic crystalline structure.

The hexagonal rings of both crystals and cellular water are analogous to self similar fractal antennas.  This structure may point to a mechanism for the transmission and reception of subtle energy information.  Could the structure of the water in our cells be a fractal antenna to cosmic consciousness?

I believe I have developed a method to delete information stored in the water comprising 99% of our molecules, restoring them to their natural state.  In this natural state, we feel deep inner peace and connected with our life purpose.  As a side effect, people often look 10 years younger and persistent uncomfortable physical conditions may change significantly or disappear entirely.

Sunday
9/22/19

4:15 – 5:15 PM

NEWMAN HALL

Sound and Divine Medicine
Judy Lynne Cole

Judy is a sonic and radionics researcher who deciphers hidden coding in the ancient art and texts in order to design cutting edge Complementary Alternative Medical Modalities (CAMM) primarily using sound driven equipment to create isomorphic modalities with coherent light, tactile transducers with enhancement by optional movement therapies and art, combined with high quality nutrition for creating the brain wave state of Mu.  

Judy’s sonic algorithms are being used in water sonication projects in San Francisco, in cetacean communication in Australia and in algae studies in Gallatin, Tennessee.  This year a water sonication project will take place off the Western Coast of South America.

Judy’s sonic algorithms, coupled with her K.I.S.S. laser, Brain Om sculptures and OMNiSound Loudspeakers, are being used in heroin addiction recovery in Southern California, in preliminary medical research in Houston, Texas and in college studies in Gallatin, Tennessee.

Judy is co-owner of Healing Partnerships ( www.healingpartnerships.info ) which is a distribution company of top quality and Physician’s Desk Reference listed nutritional products including:  SON Formula, Probiotics, Grand Unified, SAI Probiotics, Grandma WooWoo’s Magic Oil, and the uMMA medical test…

as well as very unique technological equipment and services including

OMNiSound Loudspeakers and Devices

The K.I.S.S. Laser

Kelly Research Technologies radionics equipment

Nevada Sound Research Measurement Test Lab

Brain Om

NSR Underwater speakers

Trans-sonic Reaction Mills

Sunday
9/22/19

5:30 – 6:30

THE SANCTUARY

Voice as a Teaching and Therapeutic Tool

Suzanne Sterling

Your Voice Matters 

Your Voice is Medicine

One of the most important tools we possess is our vocabulary and our unique voice.  It is time for our voices to be used in the service of healing and change.  But so many of us are terrified of our authentic voice that we bury it, silence it and cover it up.  What if we trusted our vessel and courageously gave ourselves permission to live and speak our truth?  What if the world was calling us to become voices of change?  What if our voice was necessary for the healing of our world?  

Our bodies hold trauma and our voice is one of the most powerful ways to both release trauma and to regulate our nervous systems.  In these intense times we can use our voices to shift and transform anxiety…we can tap into and utilize the inherent wisdom of our bodies and voices to calm our nervous systems and bring us to states of grounded clarity and focus.  We can learn simple techniques that come to us from both ancient practices and through the lens of modern sound and brain science to assist us in living lives of ease and vitality.  

In this workshop, designed specifically for teachers and students who feel blocked in their expression, we will discover the authentic voice within and enhance the potency and power of our self expression. 

We will learn about the healing power and medicinal uses of sound as well as specific instruction on how to use your voice as an aid to transformation and awakening.    We will break free from the stifling grip of the inner critic and focus on freeing the natural voice and allowing our innate creativity to break through and flourish!  

Sunday
9/22/19

5:30-6:30 PM

NEWMAN HALL

Acoustic Archaeology, Ancient Sound Temples, BioResonance and Mindful Healing Music

Steven Halpern

Many ancient civilizations constructed and used architecture and instrumental harmonics to induce a ‘natural high’ and amplify spiritual experiences. Today we can create similar effects with  technology and intentionally composed sound recordings,  We will listen to examples of pyramid harmonics (Egypt, Bosnia), Gothic cathedrals (Chartres, Notre Dame) as well as possible ET connections.  We will also demonstrate how to tune and balance the chakras in stealth mode disguised as CHAKRA SUITE album,

Which has demonstrated universal positive benefits worldwide.  We will also explore research modalities that have demonstrated the positive effects of my recordings over more than 44 years, including brainwave biofeedback, Kirlian photography, live blood cell analysis and insights from medical intuitives.

Sunday
9/22/19

6:30 – 8 PM

BART HALL

DINNER

 

Sunday
9/22/19

8 – 9:30 PM

THE SANCTUARY

SOUND OF LOVE 
CONCERT
Inspiring individual performances with amazing heart open vocals that come from the depths of the Soul and inspired by the heights of pure Spirit.

Lisa The Gongster  Array of Gongs (One 60″)
Silvina Vergara on Crystal Bowls and Voice
Kimberly Bass Crystal Bowls and Voice
Gabriel Gold – Hang Drum, Crystal Bowls and Voice
Jamie Lu and David Gibson– Crystal Bowls and Voice
Sonja Drakulich – Voice

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd

Monday
9/23/19

9 – 9:45 AM

THE SANCTUARY

Morning Crystal Bowl Meditation
with
Crystal Tones

Join the Crystal Tones team for a sacred meditation with the
magical sounds of the alchemy crystal bowls.
Excellent way to start the day — with Light and Peace.

Monday
9/23/19

10 – 11:30 AM

THE SANCTUARY

“Applying Sacred Geometry to Sound, Space & Consciousness”

Richard Feather Anderson

Learn how the application of the “Law of Three” to your daily life can make you more effective when you want to focus attention; shift consciousness; enhance your sense of place, community or personal identity; and manifest intentions. So that you can directly experience the power of following this ancient principle, from cross-cultural, geometry mystery school teachings, Richard will teach a way to chant AUM as a three-syllable mantra.

He will also demonstrate how to read the symbolic messages encoded in the geometrical grids, shapes and proportions of sacred architectural spaces, using the sanctuary of Sherith Israel as an example. Marvel at how this revealed geometry code conveys esoteric information about how to benefit from the intended use of a temple, cathedral or other sacred space, which is only available to those who know the language of symbolic geometry.

Monday
9/23/19

10 – 11:30 AM

NEWMAN HALL

Quantum Scalar Wave Entrainment

Helena Reilly

Helena takes you through the Quantum World and how to entrain us into higher states of consciousness using scalar waves.

Monday
9/23/19

11:45 – 1 PM

THE SANCTUARY

Sound Healing and Our Quantum Connection
Randy Masters

With the exciting, multi-discipline discoveries of how our consciousness effects our reality, we are learning how we can use our expanding consciousness with our intention, activation tools and technologies to make Sound Healing even more effective, profound and life changing. The new technologies are built on the validation that all things are interconnected, and that sound and light are at the heart of the matter, and in fact greatly affect the behavior of matter itself.

Randy will present Key ancient Sound knowledge that activates and assists our connection to this subtle quantum world. These same activations can also assist in our way of life, both individually and with each other. He will explain why our cells are so receptive to Tuning Fork energy waveforms and we will together look into how the Divine Quantum Field connection moves us from a particle to a wave orientation bringing us higher resonance and coherence.

This presentation will share details of how researchers have come to understand more about how the Universe works at the deepest levels that highlight the power and importance of sound. We will look at how sound and light work together and are part of shaping and improving our reality. Extensive experiments and mathematical measurement into phonon behavior have led some researchers to postulate that even our thoughts create sounds inside our bodies and influence our own well-being. And surprisingly, they found, that these same thoughts can produce similar results in the bodies of those we think about.

To enable our Sound Healing and Quantum Field subtle energy experience, Randy has specifically designed new Tuning Fork activations that can also work alongside coherence measuring instruments such as EEG, EKG and HRV. As we become more proficient in using these Sound and Quantum Activations our personal coherence from our cells to our everyday awareness increases.

The guiding principle of fostering more heart-mind coherence through the understanding and application of harmonic principles is something that can be shared with everyone. It is open for all of us to move along this journey at any time that fits our busy lives, or our deeper spiritual paths. Join Randy to see how Sound Healing and the Quantum Connection could help your world.

 

 

Monday
9/23/19

11:45 – 1 PM

NEWMAN HALL

Embodied Vocal Therapeutics 

Sonja Drakulich

In this presentation we will experience the voice as a unique, powerful tool for sound therapy, the medicinal use of the human voice in healing, the purpose of singing in context of social bonds and community healing, an overview on trauma therapy and stress relief through the voice, practices to unveil the voice and to cultivate pure tone for sound, speech and song therapies and practices for healing the relationship ones voice and finding empowerment through sound.We will experience the expanding and refining of our voices through the most liberating vocal techniques and exercises I have found throughout the Eastern and Western world. The foundation of these techniques lie in the creation of pure, natural tone, discovering overtones, unveiling the full range of our voice, and discovering the healing phenomena of coherence through our voice. 

Our body is our instrument, therefore alignment practices are included that create an open, clear channel for our voice and purest expression. We will strengthen and coordinate the breath, creating a strong foundation for our tone, balancing our nervous system and experiencing the spaciousness of our instrument. 

The ancient and hauntingly beautiful songs of the Balkans and the Near East, along with many other ancestral lineages, with their powerful and delicate vocal ornamentation are offered in these classes. Collected over two decades of personal field research, they speak to a time of open communication between humans, animals, plants and minerals. In singing these ancient songs, we immerse ourselves into the wisdom and animistic ways of our great ancestors. We have the ability through song to not only to transform grief and blockages, but as well the unsung emotions of our ancestors, allowing this energy to be liberated into it’s essential quality of beauty. In immersing ourselves in these songs we can experience the unity within seemingly disparate lineages and cultures, and in turn, the unity within ourselves. The creative process of art, and specifically song, has the power to transform unlike anything else in this world. We only need to show up for this process and learn to open, while increasing our own consciousness. The foundation for our sound and expression lies in the increased ability and practice of sensate awareness and embodiment. In these times of being more isolated from natural world than ever before, many of us have unconsciously learned to survive slightly outside the body, and with gaps of presence of the form and function of the body. Practices for heightened presence, focus and expanding ones awareness are practiced along with the art of deep listening, refining our instruments as artists and humans thriving in creative potential. Our art is the end result of our depth of listening and acute sensing. Through experiential learning the dynamics of attention, we are able to bring awareness into the organization of the natural coherence of our body through sound and movement. Embodiment, and the skill of locating psycho-emotional sensory awareness within our greater field of awareness is fundamental to  somatic therapy within daily life as well as the expressive arts. 

All of the songs and practices will be given in the context of expanding the singer’s range, breath support, vocal colors and textures. Here we discover our unlimited capacity of creative expression, deep healing and wholehearted joy. 

Monday
9/23/19

1 – 2:15 PM

BART HALL

LUNCH

 

Monday
9/23/19

2:30 – 3:45 PM

THE SANCTUARY

The Healing Power of the Human Voice
How to harness the power of your voice to heal and be whole

Cynthia Zhai

Most people speak with their voices every day but few have paid attention to its impact, positive or negative, on others, and on themselves. Let alone realizing the healing power in their voices.

Voice is your identity. It reflects everything about you, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It broadcasts your past, present and potential. Listening to your voice, you’ll hear the whisper on where it is stuck, blocked and wounded.

Voice is vibration. It has the power to transform your life. When you’ve developed the optimum vibrational frequency of your voice, you’ll remove the blockages, heal your wounds and restore your wholeness.

“The human voice is the organ of the soul,” said Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

You could heal your past wounds, restore your body to its wholeness and develop your true self by changing the way you sound, your voice. You could raise the vibration of not only yours but also those around you by raising your awareness of the way you use your voice. You are in the center of the ripples, creating an impact bigger than yourself just attuning to the sound of your voice. That’s what you’ll find out and learn in this session.

Monday
9/23/19

2:30 – 3:45 PM

NEWMAN HALL

TBS

Monday
9/23/19

4 – 5:00 PM

THE SANCTUARY

TBS

Monday
9/23/19

4 – 5:00 PM

NEWMAN HALL

TBS

Monday
9/23/19

5:15 – 6:30 PM

THE SANCTUARY

CLOSING CEREMONY

“Downloaded Bowls and Frequencies for Transforming the Planet”
Gary Cromp and Friends