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Mon, Nov 27


Valley Spirit Wellness

Sounding Soak at Valley Spirit Acupuncture

A Monthly Beacon Community Sound Bath Meditation Concert + Vocal Flow Sound Healing Circle hosted by Joule L'Adara. This month features Katie Down and Francesca Genco! Register HERE:

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Sounding Soak at Valley Spirit Acupuncture
Sounding Soak at Valley Spirit Acupuncture

Time & Location

Nov 27, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Valley Spirit Wellness, 36 Mason Cir, Beacon, NY 12508, USA

About the event

Local Beacon Sound Facilitator Joule L’Adara hosts a monthly immersive sound experience to delight your senses and invite inner reflection amplified by the power of the Full Moon. Lay down and close your eyes to “soak” in the meditative sounds of ethereal vocals with therapeutic instruments including monochord, handpan, sansula, singing bowls, gong, tongue drums, rattles and more.

Through a process known as entrainment, you may experience deep relaxation and flow states, allowing you to access deeply creative parts of your mind and offering inner space for reflection.

Participants emerge with a feeling of renewal and expanded awareness that may then be expressed through their art - or the art of life. Each month Joule will be joined by different sound artists of the Hudson Valley so that every Sounding Soak will be completely unique!

Evening Schedule

6:00-6:45 | Opening Reception: Enjoy beverages outside on the balcony by the waterfall and play with Intuitive Instruments in the "Instrument Petting Zoo” inside the space. This month’s Opening Reception will feature Cider and Meade from ReservaBeacon

6:45-7:00 | Gathering:  Introduction to the evening’s performers and how to “travel" to sound

7:00-8:15 | Sounding Soak Meditative Journey: Experience the full moon Sound Bath plus facilitated therapeutic Vocal Flow Sounding

8:15-8:30 | Post-processing and integration

**You’re highly encouraged to bring yoga mats, pillows, blankets, and eye masks (or anything that helps you feel comfy lying on our wood floor). We will have some limited supplies available for use for those who do not have them, but recommend you bring your own support items if possible for your ideal comfort.

Opening Reception will feature Cider and Meade from Reserva Beacon This month’s Special Guests:

Katie Down,  LCAT, MT-BC, MMT, MM,  is a licensed creative arts therapist  and board-certified music therapist and with post-graduate certifications in EMDR and MBSR. She received her MA in music psychotherapy from New York University and in composition from the New England Conservatory of Music. She completed post-graduate training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York and through the Parnell Institute for EMDR level III.

She is trained in both music and music psychotherapy as well as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Sound Healing, and Reiki (level 1 and 2) and works with adults of all ages facing issues of depression, anxiety, and symptoms of trauma. She is the lead music therapist for the New York chapter of  The Angel Band Project , which provides free music therapy services to survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence in 6-8 week sessions online and in person.  Katie is also a highly-skilled multi-instrumentalist and flutist as well as composer and sound designer and brings with her a wide range of musical talents and approaches from classical to Balkan to jazz and free improvisation. She's been a figure in the downtown music scene in New York and regularly performs with a variety of groups in NYC and the Hudson Valley.

Francesca Genco, MA is a singer and sound healer, yoga instructor, bodyworker and interdisciplinary arts teacher.  She is the founder of Song of the Body, which offers classes, workshops and retreats in embodied voice, sound healing, yoga and creative expression. Her singing is featured in many films and TV shows, including Neill Blomkamp’s film Elysium and the BBC’s An Honourable Woman. She was also a featured vocalist in Serj Tankian’s (lead singer of System of a Down) orchestral concert, Invocations. Francesca’s classes and private sessions are centered on creating an intimate relationship with the body as we learn to listen and respond to its natural intelligence and resonance.

The Sounding Soak is created and hosted by Joule L'Adara

Joule L’adara, MFA is an experimental vocalist, holistic vocal coach, and sound facilitator now based in Beacon, New York.

She's the founder of Sounding Circles: a group facilitation vocal method bringing people into resonance through sound. Since 2009, Joule has been leading sound therapy workshops, trainings, and retreats. She's enjoyed a 12+ year artist partnership with The feeltone Company: an instrument builder in Germany producing Monochords - a dronal instrument with strings designed to be played on the body so you may “feel the tone”. Joule is the licensed feeltone US trainer offering online and in-person instruction on monochord for sound meditation and sound therapy. She also currently serves as the Creative & Community Director of WE PLAY WELL TOGETHER: A Certified Woman-owned business based in Northern California that distributes beautiful hand-made instruments by artisan instrument builders which can all be played intuitively by anyone.

Joule has worked as a professional singer having performed with The Metropolitan Opera Chorus and as a soloist in Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. She holds an MFA in Music from CalArts, a BFA in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts, is a Fellow of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), a graduate of the New York Open Center’s Sound and Music Practitioner Training, and is a Reiki Master.

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