Sound Healing events 2018

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:

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.

Sausalito CA: Sound rejuvenation journey

Second Sunday of each month 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

Berkeley, CA: Sonic Wellbeing

Every Monday starting April 9, 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.

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

Registration here .

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

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

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

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


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

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

First Sunday of each month starting on May 6 at 4:30 – 6:30 pm at San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA


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

Past Sound Healing events

Helsinki, Finland: Sonic-meditaatio illat

Torstai 15.2 klo 18:30 – 20Studio Yin, Urheilukatu 5, Helsinki (Telia jalkapallo stadionin talossa)

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

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Kuopio, Finland: Hyvinvointipäivä – mielen ja kehon syvärentoutus

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

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Sausalito CA: Sound rejuvenation journey

Sunday January 21 at 6:30 – 8 pm at Soulstice Mind and body spa, 501 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA

See more

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

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2017 Sound Healing events

2016 Sound Healing events

2015 Sound Healing events

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