Sound Healing Events 2020

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

Sundays January 19, February 23 , March 22, April 12 and May 17 at  6:30 – 7:45 pm, at Purusha Yoga, 3048 Claremont Avenue

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.


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

Saturdays January 25, February 22, March 21 and April 4 at 3 – 4:15 pm, at Soulstice Mind Body Spa, 2462 West 3rd Street

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


Berkeley, CA: New Year’s  Sound & Acupuncture with Thuy Nguyen

Saturday February 1st at 2  – 2:45 and 3 – 3:45 pm at Berkeley Community Acupuncture, 2880 Sacramento Street

Winter is the season of the kidneys and bladder in Chinese medicineThe kidney is the source and storage of vital energy (“Qi”) in the body so  that it can be used in times of stress and illness. Winter is the time to reserve our energy, do less, stay warm and find tranquility.

Sound healing, together with acupuncture can nourish the kidney and help us quiet the mind and enter into stillness. Sound healing in particular has an immensive quality to relax our entire being and support good sleep.

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

Pre-registration required.


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

Sundays February 2nd, April 5th, June 14th, October 11 and December 7 at 4:30 – 7 pm at San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores Street

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.


Oakland: Sound Practitioner Training

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

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. $80 non-refundable deposit will secure your spot. Use this link for payment.

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:
John Beaulieu: Human Tuning Mitchell Gaynor: The Healing Power of Sound
Silvia Nakkach: Free Your Voice


Santa Cruz, CA: Well Within: A Women’s yoga and meditation retreat with Elizabeth McKinley

April 10 – 12, Soquel, Santa Cruz County

Gather with a group of vibrant women for a Well Within redwood retreat this Spring! April 10 – 12, we’ll meet at the Land of Medicine Buddha in the Santa Cruz Redwoods to simplify, recharge, and connect. Find space to draw inward, tap into your inner well, shed winter’s heaviness, and emerge ready for the season ahead.

Calling women ready to look within and feel support from sisterhood, this retreat offers space to let your guard down, show up as you are, and be guided to reconnect with the wisdom of your heart. Find your rhythm with a weekend of guided meditation, accessible yoga flow practices, sound healing, and nourishing vegetarian meals. Amplified by the setting of magical giant redwoods, these practices promote release and connection.

The balance of led activities and personal time is designed to support your equilibrium and ease the frazzle that accumulates in daily life. Enjoy miles of hiking loops through enchanted redwoods, relax in the pool or sauna, or rest in your serene, spacious room, private or shared. Land of Medicine Buddha is a special place! Situated on 108 acres of redwoods and walking trails, which link up with thousands acres more, the land makes it easy to exhale and feel grounded. Balancing solo space and group support, movement and stillness, this retreat provides a container to embody steadiness and feel empowered.

Whatever winter holds in store for you, set yourself up for a refresh by committing to joining us this Spring. Realign with your inner wisdom, take this chance to shift from pressure and productivity to spaciousness and clarity. Nourish yourself: join us for Spring’s Well Within Women’s Yoga and Meditation Retreat.

More info and registration here.

Elizabeth McKinley is a registered yoga teacher.Exploring the intersections of physical, mental, and emotional health, she teaches groups and individuals, emphasizing the body-mind-spirit connection. Incorporating the traditions of Hatha, Restorative, and Therapeutic Yoga, Elizabeth guides her students to recognize and build upon their inherent wholeness. She completed her 200-hour and 500-hour trainings at Purusha Yoga School in San Francisco. Dedication to a daily personal practice and connection to the natural world nourish Elizabeth, allowing her to vibrantly share yoga with women, youth, families, and other groups.

 

2019 events

2018 events

2017 events

2016 events

2015 events

 

My Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Harmoniaalto collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the www.harmoniaalto.com website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Harmoniaalto.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name and email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Harmoniaalto may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

- To personalize user experience - We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

- To process appointments - We may use the information Users provide about themselves when booking a session only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.

- To send periodic emails - We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, they may do so by contacting us via our Site.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Changes to this privacy policy

Harmoniaalto has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
www.harmoniaalto.com
minna@harmoniaalto.com

This document was last updated on November 12, 2013

×