Sound Healing events 2017

Sausalito, CA: Sound rejuvenation journey

Sunday September 24, October 15, November 12 and December 10 at 6:30 – 8 pm at Soulstice Mind and body spa, 501 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA

Enter into the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility. Sound therapy is one of a growing number of subtle-energy therapies that make up the field of vibrational medicine.

According to the law of physics, everything vibrates, trees, the earth we walk on and the ocean. That sound is called resonance, the frequency at which an object naturally vibrates.

We will start with easy breathing and vocal exercises that will support your journey. The evening will end to the subtle acoustic sound journey into peace and deep relaxation.

Typical experiences in the sound healing classes are

•    stress release
•    improved mental clarity and focus
•    release of physical and/or emotional anxiety
•    relief for sleeping issues
•    restoration of inner balance and harmony.

No previous experience required. Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat.  Blankets and bolsters are provided.

Fee $25

Register here (recommended)


Berkeley, CA: Sonic Wellbeing for all bodies and comfort levels

Every Monday (next class October 2) at 2:45 – 3:30 pm at Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline, Berkeley, CA

I am “out of tune” is a common expression used when we are stressed, anxious or have a physical illness. The immersive practice of therapeutic sound can help your body feel more “in tune”.

Sonic healing is a powerful relaxation experience. In the class, we will breath, hum, chant and meditate. The practitioner uses singing bowls, drums, and other resonant instruments to stimulate the vagus nerve, which then activates the parasympathetic nervous system, resulting in a calming effect on the body.

Sonic healing can help you:
•    decrease stress
•    improve mental clarity and focus
•    release physical and/or emotional anxiety
•    find relief for sleeping issues
•    restore inner balance and harmony

This class is accessible for all bodies and comfort levels. Participants are welcome to lie down on a yoga mat or sit in a chair.  No previous experience required. NOTE: People in wheelchairs are also welcomed to these classes. The practitioner will accommodate the activities to everyone.

Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat, if you wish to lie down.

NOTE: no classes btw July 24 – September 25!

Register here (click “schedule” and look at the class on Monday) OR just come to the class.


San Francisco, CA: Monthly yoga therapy and sound healing with Claudia Bartsch

First Sunday of each month October 8, November 5 and December 3 at 4:30 – 6:30 pm at San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA

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Photo credit to Austin Neill

Therapeutic Yoga is a remedy for the challenges of our stressful times and blends restorative yoga, gentle yoga, healing touch, breath work and guided meditation. The practice creates a calm, supportive and nurturing environment in which you can relax and let go, allowing the innate wisdom of your body to naturally restore balance and well-being. Whether you just need to decompress from stress, recover from injury or deal with chronic illness, this workshop will help your body, mind and spirit to relax, rejuvenate and heal. Live sound of signing bowls and tuning forks will support the body for even deeper relaxation.

Cost: $30

Reserve your spot here. Pre-registration recommended.

NOTE: No event on September! October class on 2nd Sunday (Oct 8)!

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 http://www.claudiahuddleston.com/


Forestville, CA: A Women’s Yoga Retreat Honoring the New Moon with Elizabeth McKinley and Jenna

October 19 – 22, 2017, Forestville, Sonoma County, CA

Beginning on the new moon, the retreat will include a balanced blend of movement and stillness, releasing and receiving, community connection and solo space. During our four days and three nights together Elizabeth Mc Kinley will guide you through daily hatha and restorative yoga, accessible to all levels, as well as guided meditation. We will also explore subtle energy practices, group ritual to promote healing, and practices to connect with the five elements as we gather under the trees or around the fire. In the evenings we will slow down into deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey for inner peace led by Minna Sivola. Also included is a nutrition workshop where you’ll learn kitchen tips for women’s health and prepare some tasty treats. During free time, you have the option to schedule bodywork with the amazingly gifted Jenna Frisch, enjoy the hot tub and pool, walk the hiking trail, connect with old or new friends, explore wine country, or simply be.

And the food! Rachael Gorgestani of The Cupboard SF will craft all our organic, vegetarian, and gluten free meals with locally sourced, seasonal produce. Her cooking is seriously delicious and equally nourishing.

More info and registration at https://elizabethmckinleyyoga.squarespace.com/womens-retreat/

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.


Oakland, CA: Acoustics of your soma

October, 2017 at 10 am – 2 pm – date will be defined ASAP, 865 52nd street, Oakland

“Every particle in the physical universe takes its characteristics from the pitch and pattern and overtones of its particular frequencies. Before we make music, music makes us.” Joachim-Ernst Berendt

In this highly experiential and intimate workshop, we will explore physiology and psychology of sound in our body and mind. When you tune in with your instruments, they will begin to tell you a healing story. You will learn
– to use deep listening as you connect with your instruments with your entire soma
– to recognize and interpret the subtle vibrational changes
– basic principals how to transform the sounds to restore balance

As you deepen your relationship with your instruments, your confidence offering sounds expand, you sustain full presence in your sessions and stay in awe.

I recommend this workshop for sound healing practitioners and anyone who is interested in using sound intentionally. Attendees have called it “immensely practical” and “opened a door to discovery”.

Please bring your own instruments, journal, pen, yoga mat, blanket and water bottle.

Pre-registration required (only six places available) – please email Minna at minna@harmoniaalto.com
Fee: $70


San Francisco, CA: Grief Relief for the Heart & Soul: A Half-Day Retreat with Amy Swart

November 11, at 12 – 4 pm at Satori Yoga Studio 110 Sutter Street #100 (at Montgomery) San Francisco, CA

Come join Amy Swart and Minna Sivola for an afternoon of relaxing yoga, sound healing and meditation as we work with our grief to transform and purge the soul of pain and heartache.

Have you experienced a loss (death of a loved one or pet), gone through a major transition (loss of home, job, relationship) or simply identify with being in a state of bereavement knowing that even though you have coped with it in the best way you can, you still feel that heavy blanket of grief?

Whether your loss was recent or long ago, this retreat was created just for you. Learn breathing exercises and yoga poses to help you cope with the heavy emotions of loss and dip into a bath of sound to ease the grieving heart. Together we will explore creative ways to contact, express and move through grief both individually and in a group. Join us in a circle of non-judgement and kindness as we uniquely and authentically honor loss in its many shapes and forms.

Please bring a journal and object of significance for the grief altar.

Fee: $90 ($80 for early bird registration by November 4) .

Couple of work/trade positions open – contact amyhyunswart@gmail.com.

Register at Satori Yoga or call 415-658-7337

Amy Swart (LMFT, RYT) psychotherapist, and yoga and meditation instructor, has been helping bereaved individuals and families since 2012, as well as dealing with her own loss of her dad who passed away when she was young. She is passionate about shifting the cultural norm to view grief not as an individual process to carry alone, but as soul work that is important to be shared within a community. Learn more about her offerings at www.amyswart.com


Albuquerque, NM: Cranio sacral therapy and sound healing study group with Susan Mess

November 18 at 10 am – 5 pm at Kid Power, 3530 Pan American Fwy, NE, Albuquerque, NM

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Photo credit to Samuel Zeller

Purpose of this study group is to explore ways to use multi-hand cranio sacral therapy and sound healing as an integrated healing modality.

This event is by invitation only


Albuquerque, NM: Deep relaxation with asanas and sound healing with Anne Woods

November 19 at 4 – 6 pm, at Healing Gate3212 Monte Vista NE, Albuquerque, NM

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Photo credit to Deniz Altindas 

In this small group you will release tension and pain and improve movement and ease. We will start with vocal meditation. Live sound of various instruments will support the poses and take you deeper in your relaxation. We will end the evening with complete relaxation through sound healing meditation.

Cost: $45 – please register to Anne at 505-220-9817

NOTE: This event will sell out, so reserve early!

Private Sound healing sessions with Minna in Albuquerque available Thursday (November 16) at 11 – 6 pm and Mondays (November 20 and 27 ) at 10 am – 6 pm. Reserve directly with Minna at minna@harmoniaalto.com.

Anne Woods is occupational therapist, certified yoga therapist and has gone through specialized training in craniosacral therapy. Her company, Arise Therapeutics was created in response to conversations with patients and their caregivers who told me they wanted to get better but didn’t know how. Here is the link to Anne’s website http://arise-therapeutics.com/


Past Sound Healing Events:

Berkeley, CA: Acupuncture and Sound Healing

Friday September 22 at 8 am – 12 pm at Berkeley Community Acupuncture, 2880 Sacramento Street, Berkeley, CA

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Portland, OR: Acoustics of your soma

Saturday September 16 at 3 – 6 pm, at New Renaissance Bookshop, 1338 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR

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Portland, OR: Sound Rejuvenation Journey

Friday September 15  at 7 – 8:30 pm at New Renaissance Bookshop, 1338 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR

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Lummi Island, WA: Sound Rejuvenation Journey

Wednesday September 13 at 7 – 8:30 pm. Lummi Island private residence.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada: Sound meditation

Sunday September 10 at 4 – 5 pm. Vancouver private residence.

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San Francisco, CA: Monthly yoga therapy and sound healing with Claudia Bartsch

First Sunday of each month -August 6, July 9, June 4, May 7, April 2, March 5 and January 8 at 4:30 – 6:30 pm at San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA

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Santa Cruz Mountains, CA: Using your instruments as diagnostic tools

July 19 – 25, Pema Oseling, 2013 Eureka Canyon Rd, Watsonville, CA. Guest appearance at the Vox Mundi Summer retreat.

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Berkeley, CA: Sonic Wellbeing

Every Monday starting March 6, at 2:45 – 3:30 pm at Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline, Berkeley, CA

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Berkeley, CA: Acupuncture and Sound Healing

Fridays July 14, June 23 and 16, May 19 and 5, April 22 and 7, March 31 and 17, January 20 and 13 at 8 am – 12 pm at Berkeley Community Acupuncture, 2880 Sacramento Street, Berkeley, CA

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Sausalito CA: Sound rejuvenation journey

Sundays July 16, June 11, May 19, April 23, March 12 and January 15, at 6 – 7:30 pm at Soulstice Mind and body spa, 501 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA

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San Francisco, CA: Grief Relief for the Heart & Soul: A Half-Day Retreat with Amy Swart

June 11, at 12:30 – 4:30 pm at Satori Yoga Studio 110 Sutter Street #100 (at Montgomery) San Francisco, CA

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Oakland, CA: Creative journey to your inner world

Thursday May 31 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm at 865 52nd street, Oakland, CA

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Oakland, CA: Create your own sound healing offering

May 27 – 28, January 7 – 8  and 14 -15, at 9 am – 3 pm, 865 52nd street, Oakland, CA

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Albuquerque, NM: Deep relaxation with asanas and sound healing with Anne Woods

April 30 at 4 – 6 pm, at Healing Gate3212 Monte Vista NE, Albuquerque, NM

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Albuquerque, NM: Cranio sacral therapy and sound healing study group with Susan Mess

April 29 and January 28 at 10 am – 5 pm at Kid Power, 3530 Pan American Fwy, NE, Albuquerque, NM

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San Rafael, CA: Sound healing for deep relaxation

April 9, 2016 at 3:30 – 5 pm, at a private home in San Rafael, CA

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Sausalito CA: Transform your stress into bliss with sound

Fridays April 7, March 24 and February 3, at 7 – 8:30 pm at Soulstice Mind and body spa, 501 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA

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2016 Sound Healing Events

2015 Sound Healing Events

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