The following is a list of our current course offerings. We hope in the future to expand this list.
Fundamentals of Sound Healing and Sound Metaphysics (15 hours).
This is a two-day intensive designed to impart an in-depth understanding of the primary concepts related to sound healing and sound metaphysics, and, to provide guided, hands-on, introductory-level instruction in the proper techniques and use of the following practitioner-quality instruments (provided by the Academy, or bring your own):
- singing bowls
- crystal bowls
- tuning forks
Students will also experience group toning sessions and sound meditations with my own master-quality singing bowls and gongs. Be aware that this course is more than just a learning experience – for many participants, it proves to be a transformative event, often resulting in emotional clearing that can effect powerful personal shifts. Two days of focused sacred sound creation in a supportive and compassionate group setting can have a profound effect for all involved.
The Way of the Sound Shaman (15 hours).
This two-day intensive is similar to the Fundamentals course above, but is geared toward the individual who is interested in using sound in shamanic practice, and for those who seek to use sound to expand and explore consciousness, as well as for healing and meditation.
Fundamentals of Sound Healing and Sound Metaphysics for the Western Musician (15 hours).
This is essentially the same course as the above, but is targeted to the Western musician and draws in knowledge of music theory, tonality, modality, etc. Participants are expected to have some instrumental proficiency and a basic knowledge of music theory or the ability to read music. The course explores an understanding of scales, intervals, key signatures (tonal center), as they relate to sound healing and sound metaphysics. Participants are also encouraged to bring instruments for ensemble sound creation and meditation.
Gongs Intensive (7.5 hours).
This course presents intermediate and advanced level material in the use of gongs for healing and meditation. While several different types of gongs are examined, the course will focus on the large Paiste gong. Students will be given specific techniques and exercises that they can practice on their own. Students are also encouraged to bring their own instruments, or may use instruments that I provide. Pre-requisite: Fundamentals of Sound Healing and Sound Metaphysics.
Singing Bowls Intensive (7.5 hours).
This course presents advanced techniques in the use of singing bowls for healing and meditation, and will gain the knowledge needed to practice as a singin bowl healer, or to use singing bowls in their own practice. Participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments, or use practitioner-grade instruments that we provide. Pre-requisite: Fundamentals of Sound Healing and Sound Metaphysics, 1 and 2.
Music Theory for Sound Healers (7.5 hours).
No musical experience necessary! This course is designed for the sound healer who wants to further their education and develop their ears with a deeper understanding of sound, vibration and tonality through the lens of Western and non-Western music theory. This course consists of lecture, demonstration, and group sound creation. Pre-requisite: Fundamentals of Sound Healing and Sound Metaphysics.