Background... my journey
I was introduced to sound therapy by Megan Marie Gates in 2016. Since then I have been exploring Sound and these amazing instruments because of their potency in inducing a calm relaxed state. My primary tools are Himalayan multi-metal bowls as these are particularly effective at connecting to our deeper brain waves where creativity and healing happen.
I have an awe and respect for the instruments I use similar to the sense of wonder I have for nature. These instruments continually surprise me. Check out the last video for a visual of what is happening to water (at about the same ratio as our bodies, 70%) within this Himalayan bowl. Perhaps you can visualize what is happening on a cellular level when we are receiving the vibrations of these instruments.
Training and Certifications
Level 2 Diploma Workshop - Professional Sound Healing - Academy of Sound Healing - March 2022
An intensive 4 day workshop which followed a Level 1 training. 6 instruments were discussed as well as the 10 step integral sound healing method.
Seven Seeds - Yoga Nidra Teacher Training - February 2022
A slow paced experiential focussed program over 12 months that focussed on Yoga nidra & preparation for nidra with gentle restorative, yin and Qigong
Transformational Sleep Yoga Nidra Teacher Training - February 2021
An intensive 8 week experiential and theoretical journey through the 5 koshas and 11 phases of yoga nidra with Ally Boothroyd. The focus was on integration of the practice as well as teaching.
Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training with Blu Matter November 2020
David Emerson, Blu Matter and clinical pyschologists offered many suggestions for enabling choice, creating inclusion and recognizing trauma/ depression.
IAM Yoga 250 hour Certification - February 2020
IAM Yoga program curriculum includes Pranayama, Yin, Restorative as well as Hatha, Classic and Vinyasa flow styles with a focus on creative sequencing.
The Art of Rest - Spring and Summer 2020
Scott Davis Holistic and Awakened Spirit Yoga provide an excellent two part experiential training in many techniques for resetting the nervous system, breath, meditation, acupressure, Qi Gong and restorative and yin postures.
Sound/Work with Megan Marie Gates 2019
Three day intensive workshop on sound, and experiential learning of sound tools, deep listening. 2017-2019 lots of experiential learning through sound events with MMG. Assisting MMG at 2019 International Yoga Conference.
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training - Octopus Garden 2018
Octopus Garden Restorative curriculum includes basic holding positions for cranial sacral massage, introduction to Ayurvedic and Chakra work as well as detailed information and practice for sequencing and supporting restorative shapes.
Additional Related Trainings and Certifications...
Ayurveda Immersion - 17 week long - 50 hour immersion in Ayurvedic lifestyle wisdom and 5 sense therapy with Tiffany Nicolson Smith, and
Ayurvedic massage for yoga teachers with Andrea Olivera at Ayurveda Rituals
Crystal Healing with Liz Diaz
Chakras at Octopus Garden with Pat Harada Linfoot & Lisa Messina
Yoga for Kids - Yoga Sanctuary - 50 hour certification
Stress Less Workshop with Lisa McMurtrie
Reiki Level 1 and 2 - Paramaribo, Suriname
Mandala Prana Vinyasa Flow with focus on the elements, Shiva Rea, - Yoga Alchemy & Yoga Campus - 27 hour certificate
Currently in Shiva Rea Prana Flow - Soulful Wellness 300 YTT
Association of Nature and Forest Therapy certification
Growth and expansion is a continuous journey. Thank you so much to all who have helped me along this path.
The body generally knows how to calm and heal. Sometimes we just need to give a little extra time and support for this to happen. I think if you are interested in Sound this is something we can explore together and see if this might be what you are looking for.
You are totally the leader in this process, my role is to listen intently so that I can effectively guide you through the experience. All of these modalities affect each person differently, and only you know just how each experience lands in your body, and what experiences you may want to deepen the practice for.
There are so many paths to connection to wellness. To discover some other offerings see natures-alchemy.ca