TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS

SOUND SCHOOL

Maha Rose (Level 1)

Feb 29, Mar 1 and 2

THE WELL OF SOUND

Wainwright House

April 25 - 26

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FEB. 29 - MAR 2, 2020

Saturday February 29th, 10am-6pm

Sunday March 1st, 10am - 6pm

Monday, March 2nd, 10am - 6pm (optional Lab day)

EXCHANGE: 

$900 for all three days including lab

$650 for two days (Sat. and Sun.)

Sound School Level 1 at Maha Rose, is led by licensed creative arts therapist, Katie Down, (LCAT, MT-BC, MMT) and sound practitioner/yoga instructor, Jessica Caplan. 


This training gives participants a thorough introduction with hands-on practicum training in the therapeutic use of sound. Weaving together theory, history, and experiential learning, this course will invite students to explore the voice and different resonant drone instruments for the purpose of healing, connection, and personal transformation.

Students will gain tools and inspiration to create their own personal sound practice while employing ethics guidelines and best practices for using sound in a variety of healing modalities. We will explore the history, science and cultural relevance of sound in healing traditions and expand our capacity for deep listening in meditation and clinical applications. Students will also have the opportunity to use traditional sound healing instruments including but not limited to: Himalayan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, monochords, hand pans, tuning forks, shruti boxes, and others. The training will focus on the use of melody, rhythm, and timbre as diagnostic tools as well.

Maha Rose Sound School Level 1 is open to clinicians, healing arts practitioners, teachers,musicians, bodyworkers, and anyone curious about the power of sound and deep listening to understand and connect with sound as a tool for healing - not only in the context of clinical practice but for creating a personal sound practice in our daily lives.

Monday Sound Lab


In this optional, additional full day, supervised hands-on clinic, students will have the opportunity to integrate the tools and learning from the weekend. Through demo's, dyad and group practice, feedback, and discussion groups, we'll refine skills, and experience the nuances of one-on-one session work. This day is highly recommended for those who wish to bring sound work into their established therapeutic practices, or are looking to offer individual sound sessions.

Level 2 will be offered in June, 2020

Stay tuned for more info.

The Well of SOUND

Apr 25, 9:00 AM - 6PM

Apr 26, 9:00AM - 6PM

Wainwright House

This training in sound, sound therapies, and mindful listening will be offered at Wainwright House on the weekend of April 25th and 26th, 2020. We will delve into sound practices, mindfulness meditation, connection, and what it means to heal through creative ways of mindful and intentional listening, hands on practicum training and stimulating discussions about sound and listening. How we engage in sound through our voices, playing instruments, and the simple act of being present will be explored through hands-on practicums, improvisation, and mindfulness meditation. Participants will be introduced to specific musical drone instruments including gong, crystal singing bowls, monochords, voice, drums, and more. Students are encouraged to bring a personal instrument of their choosing including their voices to look at how we engage in “musicking” with each other and in the natural world. Students encouraged to participate include those wanting to learn how sound can be incorporated into their work, teaching, and personal lives. A certificate of completion is provided. Overnight accommodations are available for up to 8 students. Please contact Laurie Jordan to reserve ljordan@wainwright.org. Lodging for Saturday night is $80, double occupancy

 

Weekend Schedule: 

SATURDAY

8:30 - Arrival (bagels, GF treats, fruit, coffee, tea)  

9:00 - Introductions

9:30 - What is musical drone in therapy and healing and how to use it in clinical work 

10:15 - Introduction to instruments and playing techniques

11:00 - Hands on experiential of instruments

12:00 - Open discussion  

12:30 - Lunch  

1:45 - History, context and practicum use of vocal toning techniques and mantra. 

3:15 - Break

3:30 - Rhythm and how it is used in clinical work using drums, rattles, shakers, body percussion and voice. 

4:30 - Monolina and shruti box introduction as essential musical drone instruments

5:15 - Hands on experiential with Monolinas and shruti boxes 

5:45 - Wrap up, discussion.

6:00 - Break 

7:30 - Sound Bath free for all participants and open to the public

 

SUNDAY

8:30 - Arrival (bagels, GF treats, fruit, coffee, tea) 

9:00 - Toning meditation, breath and movement activity 

9:45 - Open discussion

10:00 - Introduction to tuning forks with hands on practicum

11:30 - Break

12:00 - Discussion of best practices/ethics/boundaries

12:30 - Lunch

1:45 -  Review of all instruments, mantras, and other topics

2:15 - Break up into groups of 3 for "hands on" work with voice and instruments.

3:15 - Discussion

3:45 - Break 

4:00  - Offerings from all participants fro 5-10 minutes each depending on number of students utilizing tools and topics learned from the weekend 

5:30 - Close and certificates of completion  

6:00 - Good-byes

 

Katie Down is doing important work in raising the level of training for sound healers. She is combining her knowledge of training and supervision as a music therapist with her teaching and practice as a sound healer. I heartily support her work and see her as an important 'bridge' integrating the knowledge base in these two areas of practice.

- Dr. Alan Turry, Managing Director,

Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy

After taking one of Katie Down's workshops,

I found her to be a gifted and supportive teacher

and decided to stay on with her for individual sound therapy,

supervision and mentorship.

This immensely aided my professional development

as a mental health clinician, listener and doctor

as well as in my own practice of mindfulness and meditation.

I regard Katie as instrumental in boosting my confidence

to work in this arena with my own patients.  


                                                 - Dr. Meredith Bergman, MD, Holistic Psychiatrist

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