Sound Healing events 2018

Berkeley, CA: Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing with Elizabeth McKinley

Saturday January 20, 3 – 5 pm at Berkeley Yoga Center, 1250 Addison St, Ste 209, Berkeley, CA

Open your body and mind to the uplifting powers of restorative yoga and sound healing.

In this experiential workshop Elizabeth will guide you through restorative yoga while Minna soothes you with sound immersion. Gentle, long-held poses supported with props allow the nervous system to shift to its natural mode of healing while the vibration of multiple instruments such as singing bowls ease stress, tension, and anxiety. This relaxing experience will leave you feeling cleansed, rejuvenated, and ready to step into the new year with clarity and focus.

All are welcome; no experience necessary. $30 early bird tickets available until December 19th. Price increases to $35 on December 19th. $40 at the door.

Register 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. http://elizabethmckinleyyoga.com/


Sausalito CA: Sound rejuvenation journey

Sunday January 21, March 11, April 8, May 13 and June 10, at 6:30 – 8 pm at Soulstice Mind and body spa, 501 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA

Enter the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility.

In the beginning of the class we will do practices that help us become aware of present moment and ease tension in the body and in the mind. These simple movement, breathing and vocal practices are easy to do at home as well. They will prepare the body and the mind to open up for outer vibration and deeper relaxation. We will then move into guided meditation and subtle acoustic sound journey allowing spaciousness and peace. The class will end with a chant to bring us safely back into the reality.

Typical experiences in this event 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

After the event, attendees have described feeling “Ethereal”, “Grounded”, “Serene”, “Noodle-y” and “Peaceful”

No previous experience is required. Please wear something warm and comfortable. Yoga mats, blankets and bolsters are provided

Fee $25

Pre-registration recommended


Kuopio, Finland: Hyvinvointipäivä – mielen ja kehon syvärentoutus

Sunnuntai 28.1 klo 12 – 15, Studio Nina Massa, Torikatu 19, Kuopio

Mielen ja Kehon Syvärentoutus johdattaa sinut lempeän vahvasti itsesi äärelle. Tämä harvinainen kokonaisuus, Kirsin ja Minnan yhteinen jooga- ääni ja meditaatiokurssi yhdistää kehoa ja mieltä hoitavat elementit toisiinsa ja luovat tilan, jossa voit rentoutua ja eheytyä. ❤

Ilmottaudu mukaan; kirsinjooga@gmail.com
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Päivän aikataulu
12-13:20 jooga
12:20-12:40 tauko, pientä evästä tarjolla
13:40-15 sonic meditaatio ja rentoutus

Aloitamme Kirsin ohjaamalla pehmeästi virtailevalla hatha joogalla, joka johdattaa sinut kuuntelemaan kehosi tuntemuksia ja päästämään irti jännityksistä. Teemme kehoa lämmittäviä ja notkistavia liikkeitä. Lopuksi löydät ankkurin läsnäoloon juurtumalla maahan rauhallisten pitkien restoratiivisten loppuvenytysten aikana. Rentouttavasta äänimaisemasta huolehtii Minna. Joogaharjoitus sopii kaikille.

Tauon jälkeen jatkamme Sonic-meditaatiolla, joka auttaa mm. vähentämään stressiä, parantamaan keskittymiskykyä ja rentouttaa sekä kehoa että mieltä. Harjoitukset ovat tehokkaita ja yksinkertaisia ja niitä on helppo jatkaa kotona oman aikataulun mukaisesti. Tarkoituksena on muistuttaa kehoa siitä miltä syvä-rentoutuminen tuntuu, jotta voimme palata halutessamme tähän tilaan.

Aloitamme tasapainottamalla kehoa ja mieltä hengitys- ja ääni-harjoituksilla yhdistettynä kehossa olevien energia pisteiden aktivoimiseen. Jatkamme ohjatulla meditaatiolla siirtyen vähitellen vastaanottamaan harmonisia sointuja koko olemuksella ja antautumaan syvän rentoutuksen tilaan. Tilaisuuden lopuksi palaamme takaisin omaan värähtelyyn laulamalla mantroja.

Kirsi Laitinen on Kuopiolainen jooganopettaja ja hyvinvoinninohjaaja. Kirsi aloitti hoitojen opiskelun 2000- luvun alussa mm. reikillä, intialaisella päähieronnalla sekä shindo- venyttelyohjaajan tutkinnolla. Hän on suorittanut RYT 200h jooganopettajakoulutuksen ja useita muita joogaan ja mindfulnessiin liittyviä kursseja.


Helsinki, Finland: Sonic-meditaatio illat

Perjantai 9.2 klo 18:30 – 20, Yoga Shanti, Runeberginkatu 43, 2. kerros, Helsinki

Torstai 15.2 klo 18:30 – 20Studio Yin, Urheilukatu 5, Helsinki (lähellä jäähallia)

Anna itsellesi hetki aikaa pysähtyä ja kuunnella kehon ja sielun sointua. Tule Sonic meditaatioon.

Sonic-meditaatio auttaa mm. vähentämään stressiä, parantamaan keskittymiskykyä ja rentouttaa sekä kehoa että mieltä. Illan harjoitukset ovat tehokkaita ja yksinkertaisia ja niitä on helppo jatkaa kotona oman aikataulun mukaan. Tarkoituksena on muistuttaa kehoa siitä miltä syvä-rentoutuminen tuntuu, jotta voimme palata halutessamme tähän tilaan.

Ilta jakaantuu kolmeen selkeään kokonaisuuteen – valmistautuminen, rentoutuminen ja palautuminen. Vuosien varrella olen oppinut, että nämä osa-alueet yhdessä varmistavat parhaan mahdollisen kokemuksen.

Aloitamme lempeillä qigong harjoituksilla, joiden tarkoituksena on valmistaa kehoa rentoutumaan päästäen irti mahdollisista kehon jännitteistä. Tämän jälkeen siirrymme tasapainottamaan kehoa ja mieltä hengitys- ja ääni-harjoituksilla yhdistettynä kehossa olevien energia pisteiden aktivoimiseen. Näiden valmistelevien harjoitusten jälkeen olemme valmiita vastaanottamaan harmonisia sointuja koko olemuksella ja antautumaan syvän rentoutuksen tilaan. Illan lopuksi palaamme takaisin omaan värähtelyyn laulamalla mantroja.

Tuo mukanasi avoin mieli, joogamatto ja viltti (tai jotain lämmintä), johon voit kietoutua rentoutumisen ajaksi. Aikaisempaa kokemusta ei tarvita.

Hinta 25 Euroa (Käteisellä paikanpäällä).

Ennakkoilmoittautumiset minna@harmoniaalto.com


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

First Sunday of each month starting on March 4 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.

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: Well Within: A Women’s Yoga retreat with Elizabeth McKinley

March 22 – 25, at Forestville, Sonoma County

Join a group of powerful women as we use the tools of yoga to connect to the source of vibrant energy within. We will gather in a private forrest to open to the flow of our creativity and wisdom. We will tap into the well within that provides us with abundant and clear energy.

This four day, three night spring retreat will support you in fueling your life force and experiencing balance. Elizabeth will lead you through daily guided meditation and hatha flow yoga, as well as therapeutic yoga, group ritual, and connection to nature, all in the community of women seeking to embody their best self. During free time, you have options to explore wine country, walk the lush hiking path, soak in the pool or hot tub, or connect with friends. A balance of stillness and movement is sure to nourish! In the evenings we will slow down into deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey for inner peace led by Minna Sivola.

Also nourishing: the food! Rachael Gorgestani, founder of The Cupboard, will craft all our vegetarian, organic, locally sourced, gluten free meals. The food is always one of my favorite parts of retreat, and Rachael nails it. She will also lead us through a cooking workshop and offer tips to integrate food into a yogic lifestyle.

Just 60 miles north of the Bay Area, the Forestville venue holds spaciousness and beauty, with nearly 100 acres of private forrest and a hiking path that meanders through the trees and across the creek. The renovated farmhouse provides welcoming lodging with plenty of room to recharge, or if you’re feeling more rustic, enjoy the option to camp. With a prime location in world famous wine country, Sonoma County holds plenty of fun for free time: enjoy the Russian River, mountain biking, redwood hikes, wine tasting, and more.

Are you ready to see, feel, express your truth? Join a group of wise women in nourishing the internal realms, the body, and community as we cultivate deep wellness. Join me in honoring your well within.

To sign up visit:
elizabethmckinleyyoga.com/womens-retreat-1/

Early bird pricing starts at just $600!

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.


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

Thursday April 22 at 6 – 8 pm, at Healing Gate3212 Monte Vista NE, Albuquerque, NM

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 (April 22) at 11 am – 6 pm, Friday (April 23) at 10 am – 4 pm and Monday (April 25) at 10 am – 4 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/


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

April 24 at 9 am – 5 pm at Kid Power, 3530 Pan American Fwy, NE, Albuquerque, NM

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Photo credit to Samuel ZellerPurpose 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


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