Sound Healing Events 2020

Berkeley, CA: Summer Solstice Sound Healing and Acupuncture

Friday July 10th at 1  – 1:45 and 2 – 2:45 pm at Berkeley Community Acupuncture, 2880 Sacramento Street

Summer is the season for the heart, an organ associated with joy, love, passion and creativity. When the heart is supported, these emotions are available and balanced. When the heart is overstimulated, excess nervous energy, anxiety and insomnia can be present. Keeping the heart balanced and open has been a challenge while in Sheltering in Place.

Sound healing together with acupuncture can sooth anxiety and open the heart to increase the capacity for passion creativity and love. Sound healing particularly will help to entrain and tune the heart, support sleep and calm the nervous system.

Please wear a mask and loose comfortable clothing so that we can easily access the acupuncture points.

Dress in layers, bring a small blanket, sunglasses and a hat!

Reserve your spot here. Only five seats available per session!

Oakland, CA: How to offer Sound Healing Events

Date TBD, 865 52nd street

Are you a sound practitioner, yoga teacher or musician already offering sound baths or interested in using sound healing in your events? Are you looking for structure and/or inspiration for your offering?

In this hands-on one day workshop we will explore and assess variety of sound healing protocols, sequencing and practices that will help you and your attendees to have best possible experience in your events. In the afternoon we will integrate them with your tools and skillset in order for you to define your unique sound healing event offering.

We will particularly tap into the topic how to meet the audience where they are and how to guide them to relaxation. People often come to the events directly from work and it will take them a while to get to the point of relaxation. There are lots of things you can do to support their journey so that once they lay down on the mat they are ready to receive the sounds.

The agenda includes items such as
– multiple ways to open and close the event
– specific sound healing protocols that can be applied with multiple acoustic instruments
– rhythm and sequencing that will create safe healing experience
– practices that help you and your participants to have the best possible experience

Bring your instruments, note book and dish for potluck lunch.

Space is limited to 8 people. Reserve your spot by paying $80 non-refundable deposit using this PayPal link, the remainder can be paid at the event. Kindly add the event name to the description field when sending the payment. Email Minna for any further questions at minna@harmoniaalto.com

Sliding scale $150 – 200 Payment through Paypal>here

All participants will gain access to private sound practitioner FB group, where we share insights of our sound practice. You will also be invited to a sound practitioner call to share and get inspired by fellow sounders. The video call is scheduled four times a year.

Past Events

Oakland, CA: Gentle yoga and Sound Healing for Parents to be with Amelia Pudoff

Sunday March 8 at 2 – 4 pm, Anasa Yoga, 4232 MacArthur Blvd

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This two-hour practice is for parents to be, both pregnant mamas and their partners and supporters, as well as adopting and fostering parents, caregivers, stepparents and blended families. We will gently warm up and stretch out, and then settle into longer held restorative poses, all to the soothing sounds from Minna Sivola. Allowing your mind and body to relax with the help of yoga and sound, you can take time to embrace this season of your life, connect to this new person in your life, and create space for your inner wisdom.

$40 early bird fee / $50 after February 29. Sign up here.

Amelia Pudoff’s love of yoga and anatomy shines in her alignment based classes. She teaches with props, clear communication, and a positive and caring manner. Amelia studied prenatal and postpartum yoga at Yoga Garden in San Francisco and completed her 500-hour certification at The Yoga Room in Berkeley, CA in 2016. She has two children of her own and has learned much about the beauties of life and the importance of slowing down from them. ameliamarieyoga.com

Emeryville, CA: Breathe for Literacy, a buildOn fundraiser

Saturday March 7th at 3 – 5pm, 5515 Doyle St #12

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Dear friends, let’s harness the power of our community to change the lives of people in Senegal for generations to come.

Join us for an afternoon of deep relaxation and restoration lead by healing arts practitioners Micayla, Brad and Minna, who have all graciously donated their time and expertise to take you on a journey of Ayurvedic self discovery, heart opening movement and sound nourishment.

Gratitude to Tree of Life Yoga and Spine Therapy for hosting us 🙏

Schedule
3-3:30 Ayurvedic Spring Wellness with Micayla Kuehn
3:30-4:30 Gentle Heart Opening Yoga with Brad Kuntz to the healing sounds of Harmoniaalto (Minna Sivola)
4:30-5 Chill and enjoy healthy treats of juice, kombucha, salad…

If you’re unable to attend this event and feel called to contribute to making this school a reality, you can donate to my fundraising page directly: https://act.buildon.org/fundraiser/2510295

Oakland, CA: Building Resilience through Sound Healing

Tuesdays March 3rd and February 18 at 7 – 8:15 pm, at 865 52nd street

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Join us on our safe and intimate space to explore resilience – the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. With somatic meditation and soothing sound bath, we can let our mind and body to rest and rejuvenate. In this state of relaxation, we can explore and witness our patterns and behaviors in a non-attached way. We are able to find healthier ways and gain self-empowerment through the process.

Space is limited to eight participants. Each class has a different approach and includes a 45-minute sound bath.

Pre-registration required. $20 / class. Sign up by Sunday prior the class to get 20% off  – use code EARLY.

Oakland: Sound Practitioner Training

Saturday and Sunday, February 29 – March 1, at 10 am – 4 pm, 865 52nd street

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Do you want to start offering sound healing sessions but don’t quite know how? Do you want to vitalize your current sound healing offering? Sound healing is much more than “just” playing your sounds with your instruments. You can greatly enhance your practice when you understand how to integrate common energy principals to the way you play your instruments.
Join me on two day hands-on, collaborative workshop that draws from my experience of offering hundreds of sound healing sessions and my diverse studies of sound healing and somatic practices. During the weekend, we will explore and assess variety of sound healing protocols and practices, integrate them to your tools and skillset in order for you to define your unique sound healing offering. Bring a notebook, instruments and your own practices/ideas.

Agenda is created based on your feedback in the application form and may include the following: how to
– set up a private practice
– set up a physical space for sound healing sessions
– connect with your instruments and use them as diagnostic tools in sound healing sessions
– integrate basic energy principals to play your instruments
– integrate your skillset into sound healing sessions
– clear the space and center yourself prior working with clients
– create a flow in the session, including variety of possibilities to start and end the sessions

The class size is very limited (max 6 participants). Request for application and further information at minna@harmoniaalto.com. Application return deadline is February 21st.

Fee: sliding scale $250 – $350 / weekend.  SOLD OUT

Feedback from the former students:
“Minna is a wealth of information, a kindly soul, and a wise woman who shares her gifts, warmth, and ancient knowledge openly.” Janine P.
“It was super fun and inspiring to see and explore all of your various instruments and learn about the different ways you use them as diagnostic tools.” Rachel D.
“I enjoyed watching Minna in action then having an opportunity to craft and practice my own sound healing session.” Anna R.

Recommended reading prior taken this workshop:
Mitchell Gaynor: The Healing Power of Sound
John Beaulieu: Human Tuning
Silvia Nakkach: Free Your Voice

Berkeley, CA: Elemental sound healing – time for self care

Sundays February 23 and January 19 at  6:30 – 7:45 pm, at Purusha Yoga, 3048 Claremont Avenue

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When we allow our mind and body to relax, we create space to our inner wisdom. We start noticing the signals our body is constantly offering to us. This state of deep listening builds our capacity to be fully present in our lives and enhances the trust to our inner wisdom.

Join us on this intimate, safe space to improve and rediscover your body/mind/spirit connection. We will allow the elements – Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Either – to support our inner journey.

Balancing the

  • Earth element will support our connection with others, lifts us up from laziness and brings us to our center.
  • Fire element will awaken our joy, creativity and vitality.
  • Water element will bring ease and flow into our lives and helps us to understand who we truly are.
  • Air element helps us to move on, transform and feel fresh
  • Either element helps us to understand that life is full of ultimate possibilities

The evening will include any combination of breathing and vocal exercises, movement, shamanic journeying, chanting, deep listening, somatic meditation, guided meditation, Tibetan yoga and variety of self care practices to empower our connection within.Each event will include a 40 minute gentle sound bath. Come for the experience and/or to learn practices that are simple to do at home.

Fee $30 / $100 for all five sessions! Pre-registration recommended. Register here.

Wear warm comfortable cloths. Bring water bottle with you. Yoga mats, bolsters, blankets and eye pillows are provided.

Each class can be taken separately. Plan to arrive about 10 minutes early for timely start.

San Francisco, CA: Restorative Yoga and Sound Immersion with Claudia Bartsch

Sunday February 2nd at 4:30 – 7 pm at San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores Street

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As our external world becomes increasingly more challenging, many of us are left behind feeling overwhelmed, depressed or anxious. Slowing down and supporting ourselves is now  more important than ever. Only with a calm and strong sense of Self will be be able to remain wakefull towards the external world.

This workshop offers you a safe place to relax deeply and to reconnect to yourself. You will learn concrete tools with which you can encounter the stress of daily living with more equanimity.  Breathwork will enable you to actively influence your nervous system. Chanting and simple vocal exercises will balance emotions and improve concentration. Restorative yoga postures, healing touch and sound vibration of multiple instruments will support your body to release deeply held tension and increase your body’s innate capacity to reorganize and heal itself.

This practice will gradually build your ability to acknowledge life as is, both on a personal and universal level.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to give yourself time to settle in.

Fee: $40 early bird, $45 at the door

Pre-registration highly recommended.

Claudia Bartsch is a certified Integral Yoga Teacher (RYT500) and has been teaching for 12 years in various locations. After finding great healing and transformation through the practice of Yoga in her own life, she is now passionate about sharing this healing power with others. Her teaching style is inward and compassionate, supporting students to replace self-judgment with self-love and acceptance. In 2011, she became a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist to deepen her understanding of the bodymind and on how to tap into the wisdom of the body to connect to Self. She teaches advanced asana classes, restorative and therapeutic yoga and focuses lately on working with private students. More information at here.

Berkeley, CA: Sound Healing & Acupuncture – Lunar New Year (Metal Rat) with Thuy Nguyen

Sunday February 2nd at 12  – 12:45 and 1 – 1:45 pm at Berkeley Community Acupuncture, 2880 Sacramento Street

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Lunar New Year 2020 is the start of a fresh new 12 year cycle beginning with the Year of the Metal Rat! Harmonize with the energy of the New Year by tapping into new realms of possibilities with sound and acupuncture.

Metal Rat is a year for great potential in work, providing the energy to focus on projects and goals to their completion! Metal rat year is for dreaming and doing! Start with the dreaming with sound and acupuncture and allow the sounds and needles to move your energy to initiate your dreams into reality.

Our focus for this Special is acupuncture for Lung Metal points associated with the Year and Liver Wood points associated with the season. This point combination will help inspiration, both physical-breath as well as spiritual-vision. Combined with sound, this combination will harmonize your intentions with the Year bringing your dreams to fruition!

Fee: $50 for each 45 minute session. Limited to five participants / session.

Pre-registration required. Both sessions are sold out! Stay in tune for next events.

Santa Rosa, CA: Elemental Sound Healing – time for self care

Saturdays January 25, at 3 – 4:15 pm, at Soulstice Mind Body Spa, 2462 West 3rd Street

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When we allow our mind and body to relax, we create space to our inner wisdom. We start noticing the signals our body is constantly offering to us. This state of deep listening builds our capacity to be fully present in our lives and enhances the trust to our inner wisdom.

Join us on this intimate, safe space to improve and rediscover your body/mind/spirit connection. We will allow the elements – Earth (November), Fire (January), Water (February), Air (March) and Either (April) – to support our inner journey.

Balancing the:

  • Earth element will support our connection with others, lifts us up from laziness and brings us to our center.

  • Fire element will awaken our joy, creativity and vitality.

  • Water element will bring ease and flow into our lives and helps us to understand who we truly are.

  • Air element helps us to move on, transform and feel fresh

  • Either element helps us to understand that life is full of ultimate possibilities

The evening will include any combination of breathing and vocal exercises, movement, shamanic journeying, chanting, deep listening, somatic meditation, guided meditation, and a variety of simple self care practices to empower our connection within. We always finish up with a 40 minute gentle sound bath. Come for the experience and/or to learn practices that are simple to do at home.

Bring water bottle, yoga mat and blanket to keep you comfortable.

Each workshop can be taken separately. Plan to arrive about 10 minutes early for timely start.

Fee: $30. Pre-registration here highly recommended

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