Community Building – Music Making – Holistic Health – Cultural Experience – Stress Reduction – Self Care
Sound baths promote relief from stress and anxiety, alleviate pain, reduce emotional stressors and help balance the nervous system. Instruments include Gongs, 99% quartz crystal bowls, Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, Indian shruti boxes, harmonium, rattles, and didgeridoo. Deep, resonant tones from Himalayan and crystal singing bowls and gongs carry the listeners into a journey that enables an Alpha or Theta brain state. This is the state where spiritual connection and a sense of unity can be felt and where we experience vivid imagery in meditation, creative visualization, inspiration, and insight. Just listening and allowing the sounds to flow over, within, and around you greatly enables this process of clearing and calming the mind. Students will be whisked away on zero gravity chairs experiencing a healing journey that will improve focus and grades, and decrease stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety are major cofactors in every disease and condition, making soundbaths the perfect tool for midterm and finals week, and all other times in a stressful college year.
**Conducive to healing and transformation
**Induces a state of meditation by calming the mind
**Reduces the internal dialogue
**Creates a state of relaxation and release of tension
**Stimulates the circulatory system
**Strengthens the immune system
**Rebalances the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies
**Helps clear energetic and emotional blockages
**Regenerates the parasympathetic nervous system
Basia is a classically trained flutist who received her MA in music performance. As a member of philharmonic orchestras and various chamber ensembles she has performed throughout the world and also took part in television broadcasts on Polish National TV while performing with big band orchestras. Since moving to New York she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, and the DiMenna Center among others. Basia has developed a profound interest in sound modalities and their use in the broader scope of music healing therapies. She became a certified sound practitioner after having graduated from the Sound and Music Institute in 2014. She has studied with the Great Gong Master Don Conreaux, Grammy nominated Silvia Nakkach and renowned sound theorist Dr. John Beaulieu. She is very passionate and committed to bringing sound healing and its therapeutic effects to a broader audience.
Katie Down is a composer, performer, sound artist and music psychotherapist. She has a private therapy and sound healing practice based in New York where she provides sound healing services, mindfulness based psychotherapies and somatic therapies for trauma. Katie provides sound bath meditations throughout the city with therapeutic musical drone instruments including Himalayan and quartz crystal bowls, gongs, voice and the Monolina – a drone stringed instrument based on the divine monochord. She facilitates group meditations with sound throughout the city and internationally and has created workshops for young people in improvisation and song writing for self-expression in post conflict areas of the Balkans, South Africa and most recently Ecuador. Katie also works as a composerand sound designer for theatre, film, and dance and her sound scores have been heard at The Public Theatre in NY, Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, City Theatre of Pittsburgh, The Duke on 42nd in NY, and many others. Katie was awarded the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for best sound and nominated for a Drama Desk Award for outstanding sound design in 2013. Her commitment to mindfulness as a way into self-actualization and therapeutic rehabilitation continues to inform her artistic inquiries and endeavors. She facilitates sound walks for deep listening through all the senses and continues to search for new ways of listening that informs her artistic and healing work.
Michael Jay has studied sacred geometry with Lester Loving for many years alongside his multifaceted studies in the healing arts. He studied Shiatsu at the Ohashiatsu institute in NYC, tuning forks in the Acutonics and Biosonics systems, raw and living foods with Ann Wigmore and Dr. Gabriel Cousens, and the ’new’ field of Epigenetics with Dr. Bruce Lipton. He practices EFT ,which combines modern psychology and acupuncture (without needles), and Reiki (universal life force energy) in private practice and in every sound meditation he is a part of. For the last three years he has worked with Gongmaster Don Conreaux in his NY workshops and is also currently assisting
Alexandre Tannous in the Open Center Sound and Music institute. He is the founder of SVAHA which is a collective tribe of Musicians, Artists and Healers dedicated to awakening, activating and bringing forth the vibration of Love and Balance upon this planet, within and for All Beings, through ancient and ever-evolving technologies of Sound, Light, Color, Crystal, Intention, Breath, Sacred Geometry, and Seasonal and Planetary Cycles.
Krystal KP Perkins is a multi-dimensional channel, intuitive artist, teacher and healer based in Los Angles/New York. She is also the designer of 5Djewelry, an international crystal conscious jewelry company and the founder of Crystalline Paradigm, an intuitive pathway of creative evolution. As a Certified Crystal Healer, Reiki Practitioner, and Sound Practitioner, she correlates her practices with shamanism, herbalism, raw foodism, meditation, yoga and vibrational medicine for therapeutic and transformational holistic healing. Krystal has gathered techniques from personal channeling, shamans, priestesses, and gurus from South East Asia, Europe, and North America to anchor higher frequencies in creative and sacred spaces to activate and restore the multi-dimensional body. She is also available for private readings, workshops, group sessions, teaching, and live events.