Shakti Fest, Joshua Tree Retreat Center
Last weekend, the Sonic Being crew ventured out to Joshua Tree to share the sounds at Shakti Fest. It was a wonderful festival filled with yoga classes, workshops, kirtan, and sound healing presented by top
teachers in each field. We’ve been continuing our collaborations with talented Persian Tar player Alexander Eskandar. The session included expanded voice blessings and sound supoort from Skye Ray and Tiffany Raether. This is what happens when sound healing crosses the boundaries into musical performance. It was fun to hold “Band Practice” as well as figuring out how to keep the integrity of sound healing protocols for the atmosphere of being on an outdoor stage. (I think we pulled it off). As always, much gratitude to collaborate with a talented team and all the growth over the years! 🙂
Last Saturday, on a Downtown LA rooftop, we did some yoga stretches, we danced and I mean we really got down to some groovy house tunes, a magical sunset meditation looking over the sky-scape of Los Angeles, and then everyone gracefully fell to the ground for a sonic savasana. This is how we do it at a Deep – Exhale event hosted by Bender with Cristi Christensen and Marques Wyatt as our fearless leaders. When the next one swings around, well, I hope you join in, you won’t regret it!
New Moon Sound Bath – Yogaraj
A big thank you to everyone who joined us at Yogaraj last week for another sold out evening. We made sure to limit the attendance to make sure all were comfortable. It’s always a delight to have our musical guest Shervin Boloorian join us when here in LA on his annual visit. The sonic journey offered another unique blend of sound and vibration which included Shervin serenading our attendees with his magical voice.
West LA – Downtown LA – Mid-town – Venice
Another powerful Full Moon sound bath gathering took over the Yogaraj studio last Sunday. We packed in the sounds just as much as we packed in the people. So many instruments, so little time seems to be the story at each Sonic Being experience. Thank you to our special guests Taylor Barnes for providing deep didjeridoo sounds and Shella for the joyful play of the handpan. Of course, a shout out for Skye Ray for her loving voice and reiki energy, and our favorite Acupuncturist Rachel Orselli. I heard the crystal bowl player wasn’t so bad either… =)
We’ve been busy the last few weeks sharing the power of sound healing all over town. Thank you to The Parachute Hotel for hosting a special sound ceremony for the Spring Equinox. Our team included the talents of Alexander Eskandar on the Persian Tar, Kishan Shahon the didjeridoo, Alexcia and Skye with hands on sound and reiki energy, and doing her thing, was that one gal who plays the crystal bowls. We have too much fun seeing how each sound bath takes on its own character with our special guests and their unique blends of healing sounds.
Skye and I headed downtown to offer a lunchtime sound bath for a group from the corporate world. How nice it is to escape the cubicle, the desk, the phone calls, the paper work, and business as usual to get lost in healing sounds only to return revitalized for a productive afternoon. We had nothing but smiles post sound bath!
Last weekend, I was invited to provide the crystal bowls sounds for a HOT Yin Yoga class at Modo Yoga. I heard about “Hot” yoga, and being from Miami, I really thought it could not be so bad to play the bowls for an hour and half class… well, I’ve never sweated so much in my life from exerting so little. Beyond, the heat, it was a powerful experience for a full house of 60 yogis and for me, it was a lot of fun to play the bowls for this extended length of time. I will most definitely wear less and bring a mini battery operated fan to blast in my direction!
Downtown LA – West LA – Venice
All I have to say is the next time I send out an invite for Deep Exhale, you simply can’t pass it up! What an amazing afternoon! The sky gods answered our prayers and the sun came out offering a beautiful downtown landscape to gaze upon as a group of 100 yogis got their stretch and dance on. The music was top notch with live percussion, sitar, hand pan, deep house grooves, and of course a crystal bowl sound bath for our closing sivasana. The sunset was spectacular! Massive props to the organizers: Justin Henderson at Bender, Marques Wyatt of Deep LA as our music selector, Cristi Christensen our fearless yoga teacher, musical accents by Divine!, Masood Ali Kahn, and Louis Hale! I can’t hold back from sharing extra pictures of this magical day!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for last weekend’s Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse sound bath at Yogaraj. Rainy nights and sound baths go oh so well together! In sonic flow, Skye, Elias, and myself provided another journey of healing sounds tuned to 432hz and other natural earth frequencies.
We had two sound baths back to back… another sold out evening in Venice to tap into the New Moon energy. We are forever grateful to our dear friend Ray for opening up his home to the Sonic Being community for the third time in the past year. As you can see in the picture, it sure was fun in a sound healing kind of way.
The following evening the “Soundie” crew gathered again for a private Birthday party. We’ve done a few over the years and it’s wonderful to see new ways our fellow Angelenos are authentically celebrating life. By this Friday, We’ll have had a week off and will be fresh and ready to serenade our community once again… hope to see you!
All Across LA
Finally, a dream come true when I stepped into the recording studio to record a few tracks with Elias North a talented musician from Germany. We’ve been creating soundscapes combining the crystal bowls with guitar, synth pads, and other magical sounds tuned to 432hz. It will be exciting to see how our recording project blossoms.
We’ve had several sold out sound baths which included an all-star line-up of healers and musicians at The Parachute Hotel. This special evening was a collaboration of Taylor Barnes on Didjeridoo, Skye Ray and Evan sharing the gong magic, Elias North with acoustic guitar and live synth pads, and myself on the crystal bowls. I cant forget to mention Rachel Orselli, our in-house acupuncturist during some of our sound baths. Throughout the month of January we’ll be busy sharing sonic bliss all across LA so we hope to see you!
Pasadena, West Hollywood, and Venice, We’ve got LA covered!
Skye opened up her home to the Sonic Being community to host our first sound bath in Pasadena… Her and Evan were all smiles to share her new gong and for me to play the new 432hz crystal bowls. It was a very powerful evening connecting with Earth’s vibrations and natural frequencies..
We then circled back to Venice and had a full house at The Parachute Hotel on Sunday evening which includes additional healing team-mates of Rachel Orselli offering Acupuncture and Taylor Barnes on the Didjeridoo.
For the last Full Moon of 2016, a member of the Sonic Being community opened up his West Hollywood home to host this powerful evening. Elias North was our special guest sharing his musical talents with the live bass guitar, pads, isonchronic tones, mixed with myself on the crystal bowls. The collaboration created an expanded soundscape for the culmination of our sound bath journey. More to come for sure!
Sound bath activities for December have been in full swing…. A yoga / sound bath collaboration took place at YAS in Venice to raise funds for Standing Rock… Amanda Cosindas lead the group through a restorative yin yoga sequence which culminated with a mini sound bath savasana. I think we all slept very well that night!
Impromptu Sound Meditation for Standing Rock!
My new Crystal Bowls tuned to 432hz arrived over a week ago and I’ve been getting to know them here and there with mini “Jam” sessions in my home. On a rainy night last week, I felt called to finally video tape a short play of the new bowls as a dedicated prayer honoring water and to express gratitude for those Standing up at Standing Rock. It’s my first sharing of sounds on the internet and I just uploaded it to youtube. Feel free to take a break anytime of the day to relax with the sounds. (please note, this is an amateur recording with my cell phone, and as many of you know, a recording will never do the bowls justice as hearing them live).
Click here to see the video! Feel free to subscribe to my channel as we’ll be creating more to share in the future!
Please support the Standing Rock Movement in anyway you can… sign a petition, call government offices, don’t do business with banks that fund the Dakota Pipeline, or donate to those in ceremony on the frontline. This is our future! Water is Life! <3
We keep adding more to the Sound Bath experience!
The last few months we’ve been having so much fun incorporating a new vibrational therapy during our sound baths by placing Himalayan bowls directly on the body. It’s just a taste of what a full therapy may be like where we shower your full body with vibrational cellular healing for a duration of 50 relaxing minutes (contact us to book a private session).
Ojai Private Retreat and Hollywood Hills
It has been busy with a few private group sound baths from the Hollywood Hills to Ojai and in between a full house at the Friday Fine-Tune at Yogaraj. Playing healing sounds in nature is quite magical and there was a moment when a flock of birds came near to tune in with us. It’s too much fun to introduce sound healing to new people as well as see many return for more with friends. “Good Vibrations” are spreading near and far!
Renew Wellness Retreat – Malibu
We collaborated with Jonathan DeLeon on a private group sound bath for the Renew Wellness retreat that took place up in Malibu. Spa Sophia was a collaborating host offering a one day program of workshops and multiple healing modalities to help the group launch their 3 day juice cleanse.
Vibrational Sound Therapy Training – LA
I just completed a six day training course with the VSA (Vibrational Sound Association) and have officially added more skills and sound toys to my sonic tool kit! The therapy utilizes special engineered metal bowls that are made for placing directly on the body and produce a strong vibration that moves through you physically and energetically. The vibrational sound massage is a relatively new therapeutic technique that is quite powerful in relaxing the mind and releasing blocked energy stored in your cells. All I can say is that it’s a different experience from working with the crystal bowls or gong. When I was on the receiving end, I quickly drifted off to what I call a “Sonic Universe” providing beautiful dream-like visuals and my body became extremely relaxed as the sound vibrations moved through me. My cells received a vibrational cleansing and were tingling for the rest of the day. Please reach out if you want a private treatment!
Friday Fine-Tune – Harvest Full Moon
Agni Yoga, Hollywood
Last month we ventured back to Hollywood and shared the Sonic Being magic at Agni Yoga Studios. We provided a nurturing sound meditation tapping into the Harvest Full Moon and we will be at it again this Friday. Expect monthly sound baths in Hollywood moving forward. We hope to see you!
Bhakti Fest – Joshua Tree Retreat Center
Last week, I landed back in town just in time to venture out with Skye to Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree where we performed a few sound baths for attendees. It was a wonderful weekend filled with yoga, breathwork, and healing music.
This gal had to jump out of town to love and cherish my mother’s last days on earth. I was at her side around the clock while under hospice care but I did manage to escape one evening to partake in a special sound bath journey with my Miami sound crew. On my mother’s last day, just hours before her passing, I gave her and my brother a ceremonial sound meditation honoring her from all frequencies possible. There are no words to describe the vibrational exchange that took place. If anyone is interested in learning more about honoring the life of a loved one with healing sounds, please feel free to privately contact me.
Christa managed to catch me in the act of sneaking over to play Jared’s crystal bowl while he was off playing the didj over our attendees… I look like a deer in headlights…. kind of cute I must say… haha!
Baby Shower Sound Bath – Venice
It was an honor to perform a sound bath for a group of special ladies with intentions to connect with the vibration of a new soul on it’s way to experience planet earth. There really are no words to express the embracing sisterhood that supports a new mother through these elevating vibrations. We can’t wait to meet this little one!
New Moon Sound Bath
Collective HQ – West LA
Some things are just extra lovely! We finally synced up our schedules with Lynda Arnold who is another talented sound healer and musician from the Long Beach area. We offered a beautiful New Moon serenade for our attendees which included an impromptu blend of the crystal and tibetan bowls. I think we could have played for hours and hours. Our healing collaborations keep expanding.
Bhakti Yoga Shala – Santa Monica
Last Friday was a sonic double decker! Yes, I just typed that and I’m going with it… I led a sound meditation earlier in the day for a tech company located in the heart of Venice and then headed to Bhakti Yoga Shala in the early evening to sub for our sound brother Micah’s usual Friday night sound bath session. We had a full house and my sonic sisters Skye Ray and Alexcia assisted in the layering of healing sounds for our group. What a great way to wind down from the work week and shift into a relaxing weekend. More “Friday Fine-Tunes” coming up!
Sound Meditation for the Office
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Tuesday Tune In – Full Moon
Collective HQ – West LA
Our last sound bath gathering was super yummie and I mean it! Sara, our special guest gong alchemist is also a Raw Chef extraordinaire! She applied her mad scientist skills and blended up one delicious raw cacao elixir to share with all our attendees to help ground and connect each one with their energy centers. It was another evening of magical sonic flow that serenaded the group… more please!
The Friday Fine-Tune
Agni Yoga Studio – Hollywood
Our sound healing crew made it over to Hollywood for our first sound bath at Agni Yoga Studio. We love venturing to new spaces and it was a nice blend of familiar and new faces. Sara worked her gong magic and Skye blessed us with her beautiful voice and reiki energy. There is a little rumor that we might start up a monthly at Agni Yoga and continue with The Fine-Tune Friday theme… Stay tuned for all the details.
New Moon @ Soul Nest – Santa Monica
A group of ladies gathered at the Soul Nest healing space to tap into the New Moon energy. We embraced and elevated each other with vibration, touch, journaling, manifesting, and some of that yummie sound healing was thrown in the mix. New friendships were made through a beautiful evening of authentic connection with ourselves individually and with each other. More to come!
New Moon – Private Group Sound Bath
Last Friday, myself and Skye performed a private group sound bath to celebrate the new moon with the staff of a commercial production company. Skye stepped fully into her “Sonic Being” with an opening chant as we lead the group into the journey with tribal drum beats and more. It’s been a long time coming as we’ve chatted on many occasions about her sharing her beautiful voice at our sound meditations. We can finally check it off the list and now that the ice has been broken, we can expect more from her! We also had our friend Megan join us as our guest hand pan player to end the evening on an elevating note (and yes, more from her as well). <3
Full Moon – Private Venice Residence
Another Full Moon was celebrated through sound meditation at Ray’s beautiful Venice home. It was another full house with many new faces and some of our favorite regulars. This session offered a new collaboration between myself, Skye, and Jonathan De Leon. A deep soulful journey was guided by the sound of planetary gongs, Tibetan and Crystal Bowls and more. I think we all slept quite well that night! and as always, more to come!
Mother’s Day Celebration @ YogaWorks w/ Uma Mother
What a lovely Saturday afternoon spent with mammas and mammas to be for Mother’s Day Weekend! Yoga and Crystal Sounds connecting with the beauty and vibration of life – Honoring the magic of recreation! Thank you Patti Quintero of Uma Mother, Yogaworks – Montana , and Whole Foods for including Sonic Being sound healing. Together we elevate each other! Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om!
Sonic Being in Miami, Florida
I spent most of the month of April in Miami spending time with family and friends. The new ritual for each visit is collaborating with my high school bestie Christa who is a top yoga instructor in Miami. We reunited with Jared last December who is a fellow sound healer and the coolest part is that the three of us shared 7th grade home room together!
On this trip, we did a yoga + sound workshop at the Bagua Center, an event at the Standard Hotel & Spa on Miami Beach, and another sponsored by Leggings Lounge at the new Edition Hotel. I even squeezed in a private sound bath for a small group of friends and the most special part is that my mom attended. It was the first time she experienced what I do. Bi-coastal might be in the cards as things evolve!
Tuesday Tune In with Special Guest from Bali
It was great to close out the month of March with a special guest visiting all the way from Bali. Shervin Boloorian is the founder of the Bali Sound Healer collective and he joined us for the second year in a row blessing us with his talents and healing voice. I was lucky to receive from him and other sound healers when visiting Bali 2 years ago. It’s wonderful to have him active with the Sonic Being community during his annual visit to LA.
Full Moon Sound Bath – Venice Beach Private Residence
Our last Sound Bath gathering was pretty amazing landing on the Full Moon Eclipse. Ray, a dear friend opened his beautiful Venice home to the Sonic Being Community. If I had a living room this large, well, everyone would be over at my house every evening for some yummy sound vibrations! We had a full house and our team once again flowed from one magical sound to the next. Ray fully enjoyed the experience and is happy to host again in the near future!
Full Moon Sound Bath @ Yogaraj
A few weeks ago a wonderful group gathered to tap into the full moon energy. It was our first collaborative sound bath at the Yogaraj studio in West LA and we had a full house at this beautiful space. Micah provided gong and flowing tones from the tibetan bowls. Skye, as always, brings elevating reiki energy to the room and provided light sound support. We’ll be back again in a few weeks time for the Spring Equinox.
Private Sound Baths
It’s been a treat to perform a few private sound baths over the last few months. It’s nice to work with small groups or better yet one by one. Benefits include customized sound and energy coaching. You may also consider a series to stay in balance, relax the mind, or focus on the release of deep layers of blocked energy. Contact me if you are interested in this type of work for individuals, couples, close friends, and family.
January / February 2016
The Ultimate Vibrational Multi-Vitamin / Film Shoot / Soho House
It’s been an active few weeks which included a filming of a group sound bath for an upcoming documentary on music and sound healing. A few days later, Tuesday Tune In was back at the Collective HQ which was a total vibrational treat for all! The seamless flow between our team of musicians and practitioners provided a taste of different sound healing modalities. The evening also included acupuncture for some as well as reiki energy applied to the room as a whole. This past week, our team was back at the Soho House sharing the magic with their members. This gal is feeling blessed to be able to collaborate with amazing talent and to continue to expose the world of healing sounds with our growing community.
December / January 2015
Sound Meditations – House of Healing Arts – Venice
Hosting sound meditations has now become an official part of my career-life. The closing of 2015 and the entrance into 2016 has been something special. Rachel and I continue the Sound Healing & Acupuncture combo. Another impromptu collaboration happened in early January with colleague David Kennet who is a powerful sound healer and voice coach. We surprised our attendees with his presence for an intimate evening in Venice. It was the first time that we worked together and it was a wonderful blending of deep healing energy from David’s tribal drumming, shamanic chanting, and melodic flute playing along with the high realms of the pure tones from the crystal bowls. Stay tuned to the Sonic Being calendar because we’ll be doing it again soon!
December 2015 – Miami, Fl
OmBeats Studio & Standard Hotel & Spa
New Moon Yoga + Sound Bath w/ Christa Cantillo & Jared Bistrong
This gal is back in LaLa Land after spending close to three weeks in Miami. The trip was packed with holiday family time, Art Basel adventures, and of course closed up the trip with a few sound baths. Let’s just say it was something beyond special. The story goes like this: My highschool bestie (Christa) is a well-known yoga teacher in Miami, and for a few years we’ve talked about a collaboration. A week into my trip, my brother sends me a facebook invite to a friend of his (Jared) who was performing a sound bath… I look a little closer and realize that the name was familiar and I knew I went to school with him… sent him a message and through our conversations, it turned out we went to Junior High together and shared homeroom class… sure enough, he dug out the yearbook and found all three of our mug shots on the seventh grade yearbook page. Let’s just say this collaboration has been a long time coming! Jared has been drumming and playing the Didgeridoo for over 20 years. Beyond the few instruments I traveled with, I was lucky to borrow a few crystal bowls from a local friend. It was pure magic how it all came together. We had one meeting to plan out our program and the new moon sound bath was our live dress rehearsal and we nailed it! At the end of the evening, Jared invited me to join him the next night at the Standard Hotel on Miami Beach for a second event. On this evening we took it to another level as our seamless sonic flow created an interstellar soundscape for our attendees! There is a recording of the evening and I’m waiting to hear if it’s of quality to share with the public. I believe this will happen again and again when I continue to visit my home town of Miami in the future. Nothing but smiles over here!
October 2015 – Culver City
Sound Healing + Acupuncture with Rachel Orselli and Special Musical Guests Micah Sheiner, Alex Andre, and Skye Ray
Those who know me well, know that I love to collaborate. Rachel and I have been a great team providing the mix of sound and acupuncture. In October we hosted two sound meditations, one at the Collective HQ and the other at the Soho House. Our healing team expanded to include Micah a talented fellow sound healer who is well versed with Tibetan Bowls, the Gong, and other eastern instruments. Alex Andre is a longtime dear friend who is wonderful at playing the hand drum. Skye Ray continues to assist by adding layers to our soundscape by playing several ancient instruments and providing healing reiki to the overall energy to the room. Between all of us, our attendees are being showered with massive
healing frequencies providing the ultimate mind-body-energy rejuvenation.
September 2015 – Venice
Sound Healing + Acupuncture with Rachel Orselli
My newest collaboration has been combining sound healing with acupuncture and it’s been wonderful to finally work with Rachel Orselli who is one talented acupuncturist. We met several years ago on a camping trip and it was then that we started the conversation of the healing synchronicity between sound healing and chinese medicine. We’ve hosted two sessions together so far and both were a huge success so we will most definitely keep offering this healing combo moving forward on a regular basis.
August 15, 2015 – Deep Exhale – Venice, CA
With Marques Wyatt & Cristi Christensen
This past week has been nothing but fun as the adventures in spreading the sound healing love continue… Last Saturday morning, I joined in the “Mix” for Deep Exhale, the yoga / dance workshop lead by renowned House Music DJ Marques Wyatt with yoga taught by Cristi Christensen. The event was sold out with nothing but high energy radiating from our attendees. It was an active 2+ hours of yoga, dance, live tribal drumming by Dvine OneMusic and Shawn Barry, spoken word by dear friend Brooke Benson with a mini sound bath which provided a powerful Sivasana closing. The space was steps from the Venice Beach sands, ocean breeze, and radiating sunshine. I think every Saturday should start off like this!
August 1, 2015 – Habitas
Private Retreat just North of LA
Skye Ray has been a new partner in sound healing adventures… the two of us jumped in the car Saturday morning and drove about an hour and half north of LA to a private retreat located somewhere over the rainbow (an undisclosed location). The retreat was located next to a sparkling lake which provided a refreshing cool-off for the lovely souls enjoying their city get-away. Together we shared sonic blissful sounds in our own little healing tent along with providing a powerful closing to the sunset yoga class led by Patti Quintero. We performed 5 mini sound baths back to back throughout the afternoon and into the evening before packing it all up and trekking back to LA (only because we were booked for another sound bath the next day). Next time we stay the whole weekend because it was that good! Thank You Habitas for including us!
July 31, 2015 – Soho House – West Hollywood
Sound Meditation with Richard & Skye Ray
It was an honor to be invited to perform a sound meditation at the Soho House. Together with Richard Learmont and new assistant Skye Ray, we teamed up and created the ultimate sound journey for about 40 of its members. Technically we are not allowed to take pictures, but I’m thinking I can get away with sneaking in just this one taken right before we began setting up…. only because I have to show off this beautiful afternoon view of Los Angeles. We are looking forward to returning in August.
July 28, 2015 – Collective HQ – West LA
Self Hypnosis & Sound Healing
Guided by Julie Likht & Michelle Berc
Our first collaboration was a huge success, so for this group, we took it to the next level by exploring self-hypnosis. Through this special combination of rejuvenating therapies, we did a recalibration of the mindset. Our goal is to introduce tools that can be used for the personal growth and self improvement of our guests, and to create an experience that bridges the gap between theory and experience. The connection between Hypnosis and Sound Healing is that they both tap into your subconscious while you are in an Alpha or Theta brainwave state of relaxation. By combining the two together, ultimate shifts in your
behavior patterns will take place that can lead to lasting,
July 24, 2015 – Downtown LA
Sending a big Thank You to everyone who attended our sound meditation at The Springs! It was wonderful to share our sonic energy with the downtown community! Gratitude for our amazing team Richard and Skye Ray
July 3, 2015 – Griffith Park, LA
Private Birthday Sound Bath
Another recent sound meditation was the celebration of a beautiful young soul’s 18th birthday. Not only did her family attend, but a handful of teenagers from the neighborhood joined in for the experience. It was amazing to see how these young minds were able to fully engage in the workshop and grasp the powerful teachings of understanding how we hold vibration in our bodies… (I sure wish this was around when I was younger). So, sound baths for teenagers is in the works as well as for parents and their young children.
June 23, 2015 – Venice, CA
Summer Solstice Special:
Hypnosis & Sound Healing
I’ve been loving all the collaborations with sound healing that have been taking place and the latest was a combination with guided imagery by hypnotherapist Julie Likht. Before we dove into the experience, she gave a short educational talk explaining how hypnosis works and how sound healing elevates this mindful imprinting. We had a full house and the
response from our attendees was nothing but positive…. and yes, we will
be doing it again on Tuesday, July 28th!
June 9th, – Collective HQ – West LA
Collaboration w/ Richard
So much gratitude for watching our sound healing community grow! Last night at The Collective HQ was a special blend of the regulars, new friends, and old friends who finally made it out to experience the healing magic of receiving a sound bath. Thank you Richard Learmont for collaborating.
May 23, 2015 – Bradley, CA
Lightning in a Bottle Festival
Together with Richard, we pulled off a sound meditation right in the middle of an outdoor festival with massive sound systems blasting in all directions. We provided a much needed break from the festival’s stimulation located at the Pineal Playground in the Temple of Consciousness area. Two large oak trees provided shade from the day’s heat while we played soothing sounds from our magical instruments. We also guided the group through vocal toning of the chakras providing balance from within. Attendees skipped off rejuvenated for their evening adventures!
May 20th : Glen Muse Estate – Ojai, CA
Collaboration with Richard Learmont
En route and as a warm up to LIB, Richard and I stopped in Ojai, CA to provide a blissful sonic journey for a handful of locals. The Glen Muse estate is an amazing property hidden away in Ojai that is available for large events. Definitely, look up their website for consideration for hosting weddings and other large celebrations.
May 12th : Collective HQ – West LA
Tuesday Tune In
“Tuesday Tune In” is becoming a regular as many are craving to find balance during the work week. The evening has come to life after booking my first sound bath at a new space in West LA called Collective HQ. Nestled just north of Venice Blvd. and West of Overland, on a warehouse block, the remodeled space provides a clean and quiet atmosphere with plenty of space to grow attendance. Who knows, maybe we’ll add in tacos and make it a Sonic Taco Tuesday Tune In (ha)…. In the photo, A painting by Naira Hart serves as a lovely backdrop.
April 18th : Heart Space – Malibu
April 19th : Sure Shifting – Long Beach
It’s a good thing that my sound healing work certainly doesn’t feel like work when it’s a double booked weekend! This lucky gal had the opportunity to participate in the “Heart Space” event which took place on beautiful land high up in the Santa Monica Mountains. The location for our sound bath was in an unfinished concrete structure of what would have been a gorgeous home overlooking Malibu and the Pacific Ocean. It was quite a surreal location with Hawks gliding through the skies all afternoon and of course unbelievable views.
On Sunday, Long Beach was the destination for a sound meditation workshop at the Sure Shifting Space. A small group gathered as we explored deeper into sound meditation techniques which included vocal toning and the creations of crystal grids around many of our participants.
Joshua Tree Photo Shoot
This last Monday, I went on a Joshua Tree day adventure. We were in search for the perfect sunset spot to finally get some professional photographs taken for upcoming projects. Erik Borzi who is a dear friend and most talented photographer was the man in charge of finding the perfect landscape and visually capturing that sonic energy that I love sharing so much… We’ll be revealing more pictures over the next few weeks! And here is some shameless promotion of this man’s talents… please consider him for any upcoming photographic or video projects! Click here to visit his website!
True Resonance – Workshop
Private Studio – Marina Del Rey
It was wonderful to team up with Michele Meiche on our True Resonance workshop. I taught sound and vibration meditation techniques which included vocal toning and how to OM properly from your core. Michele contributed with a guided meditation and shared some of her spiritual coaching and shamanic healing skills . We closed with a sound bath and everyone was able to float off into their Saturday evening with that sonic glow!
Spring Equinox Sound & Tea Meditation
Private Studio – Venice
Lovely collaborations took place last Saturday as a merge of friends came together to honor earth’s cycles and welcome the Spring season. Guided by Michelle and Richard the sound journey was designed to organically clear, balance, and then elevate energetic centers to arrive at a perfect conscious place to set powerful intentions. The second half of the evening was a tea meditation offered by Hausofsages. Chris Sage and Mikki Sage graciously served tea and shared their knowledge of appreciating the intricate flavors of different chinese teas.
Kirtan with Michael Hathaway and Friends
Bhakti Shala – Santa Monica
I finally had the opportunity to be a part of “The Band”… it was a kirtan style evening lead by a dear friend and most talented Michael Hathaway! Light crystal tones added another layer to the soundscape of sanskrit singing and chanting. We closed with a mini crystal bowl sound bath and those magical chimes sending our attendees off with an elevated glowing spirit….Can’t wait to collaborate again!
Sound Bath with Special Guest from Bali
House of Healing Arts – Venice
It was truly a special collaboration with Sound Healer colleague Shervin Boloorian visiting all the way from Ubud, Bali! Together we lead a sound journey which included vocal toning and chanting, sufi music, tribal instruments, and of course the crystal bowls. The picture to the right is a quick capture of him singing a song, perhaps serenading all the ladies in the room… 🙂
If you ever visit Bali, please look him up and make sure to attend one of his sound medicine nights! http://soundhealingbali.com/
UCLA FITWELL Program – UCLA Campus
It was an honor to perform a sound bath for about 150 of UCLA’s staff and faculty as part of their FITWELL program. I gave a short talk about how sound heals along with guidance on how to get to know your inner vibrations and how to shift them when needed. Teddy Bears were given out to our attendees to keep them warm and cozy during their ultimate lunch time sonic cuddle puddle meditation! <3
New Year – Sound Baths – 2015
Culver City & Marina Del Rey
The sonic fireplace has been the theme as we transitioned into the 2015 new year! Two group sound baths took place during the last few days of the holiday season. The nights were quite chilly outside but luckily inside, guests were blessed with sonically activated warmth from the fireplaces which added an elevated energy to each sound bath gathering.
December – 2014
Venice, CA – Tutto Media hosts Music Heals! + Sonic Being Sound Bath
Co-hosted by Giovanna Joyce Imbesi at her recording studio TuttoMedia, together we offered this special healing experience for the music makers along with the music and sound seekers. Giovanna is very active with sharing her knowledge of how music and sound heals. She is also the founder of the Music Heals! concert series in Los Angeles and has a nonprofit “Generate Possibility” which provides support for those diagnosed with cancer through education and the healing arts.
December – 2014
Harbin Hot Springs – Private Retreat Sound Bath
Early December I was invited up to Harbin Hot Springs to offer the sound bath experience for the guests attending a private retreat. This was my first time traveling north of San Francisco. The drive through the Napa Valley and Calistoga wine country was gorgeous. I was also on an Ayurvedic cleanse so having the opportunity to dip into the hot spring pools was all in perfect timing. I highly recommend
visiting the rejuvenating land of Harbin if you want to completely check
out of the city life and check in with nature.
November – 2014
Sound Bath – Topanga Canyon
I found myself lost yet found up in the Topanga Canyon Nature Vortex while working away on many projects throughout the month of November. I managed to squeeze in 2 sound baths, the first was an open invite to the Sonic Being community and the second was a private sound bath for a group on a healing retreat. The fireplace kept us warm along with the fire’s crackling sounds and hearing distant crickets from outside added another dimension to
the sound bath experience. Definitely more to come!
September & October- 2014
Fall into your Sonic Being – Sound Bath at the Zen Den
For the sound baths that took place the last two months, we gathered at the Zen Den – A new healing space located at a private residence in Venice. This beautiful space is surrounded by a lovely garden and in the evenings a glowing fire pit provides a wonderful atmosphere for authentic exchanges. Stay tuned as this may serve as a regular space to hold Sonic Being Sound Baths.
September – 2014
Tame Your Dusty Hearts – 2nd Annual Sound Bath for my Burning Man Friends!
Downtown Los Angeles
It’s become an official ritual and a wonderful gathering of Burner friends with a few Sonic Being friends thrown in the mix. The Dutchess and Lushbunny who are near and dear to me where the perfect hosts at LA Canvas in Downtown LA. I was more than happy to contribute to the taming of these souls after experiencing the beautiful chaos of Burning Man. What a perfect way to help them settle back into the “default” world. Looking forward to next year!
September – 2014
Labor Day Impromptu Sunset BBQ & Sound Bath
I’m back after taking a long summer break from all things work related! For those who didn’t know… I spent about 6 weeks in Bali on my first vacation in many many years! So upon my return, I did an impromptu sound bath up in Malibu on Labor Day as my warm up of being back in the “Sonic Saddle!” We had a full house of Angelenos, It was something special as I honestly thought no one would show up with all the holiday traffic…. I love these sonic warriors! Thank you to everyone for coming together with such ease and sonic flow! ♥♥
>> ooohhm yummie oooohhhhmmm <<
On Saturday, under a beautiful oak tree at Lightning in a Bottle Festival, I had the opportunity to perform a crystal bowl sound bath for a large group of attendees. I kind of wish I was one of them drifting off into sonic bliss. What I do know, is that this tree’s soul was pleasantly tapping into the vibration with us while providing much needed shade from the sun’s heat. Much gratitude to the handful of friends who made it over for the experience and thank you LIB temple crew for doing such a great job on the whole production! ♥
It was a full day of sonic activation at the Source Spiritual Center in Venice, CA. A handful of local sound healers, including myself, gathered to educate and share our knowledge and talents. The talks took the participants on a journey through the world of healing with sound. Performances not only included the crystal bowls but also vocal toning, singing, Didgeridoo, Caribean Steel Drums, and electronic music tuned to 432hz. Those who where there for the full day floated out into their evening with a sonic glow.
You’ve heard of a Ted talk but what the heck is a Fred Talk? Well, you’ve guest it, they are very similar except Fred is a bit more relaxed, it’s local, and it’s free! So, I dove right into my first public speaking engagement on Sound Healing and I think I pulled it off for being a shy gal. This is what sound healing is all about, shifting frequencies and learning how to push through your fears and accomplish what you want. It brings me so much joy to be able to share how to tap into this wonderful world of “Sonic Being!”
Winter Solstice Sound Bath + Tea Tasting
Electric Lodge – Venice
What can I say… it was a “Sonic Winter Solstice.” With perfect timing, we gathered to not only to find balance during the holiday season, but to create the perfect atmosphere to officially shift into winter with a sonic meditation, and set intentions for the new year which was just a week away. I was excited to incorporate the sounds of the crystal pyramid, evolving the Sonic Being experience. The evening closed with a tea tasting guided by Chris Sage.
October – 2013
Harmony – Yoga + Sound Bath
A collaboration led by Michelle Berc and Andrea Brook took place last October at the Electric Lodge. Bringing together the perfect combo of yoga and sound… resonating the physical with the spiritual… vibrating together in perfect harmony – this is the best description of what our attendees experienced. Disco ball included… what more can you ask for?
Michelle and Andrea plan to team up again in the new year.
Whether it was your first Burning Man experience or you’re a seasoned veteran, transitioning back into the default world can be quite the challenge. In the Burner Community we call this “Decompression” and it’s no joke… but this is when I stepped into the picture to help my dusty friends find balance and harmony after such a mind blowing cultural experience. I was happy to “gift” a wonderful sound bath to about twenty dusty friends who dragged their feet over to Cerraeh’s lovely Venice home. Post sound bath, “Sleeping Man” was giving birth as many reported having the best sleep in their lives that coming night post sound bath. I think we’ve officially started a Decompression Sound Bath Ritual.
May 3, 2013
Tres de Mayo Sound Bath
A return back to Andrew Coltman’s for another sound bath (2.0)…this is where it all started over the holidays, which is when i made the commitment and New Year’s resolution to bring the magic of sound to friends and beyond. I also found myself signed up for a certification program in sound healing that I’ve been wanting to take for years…. And it’s all just getting started… Sonic Being is in full blossom!
March 20, 2013
Inner Spring Equinox Sound Bath
The Spring Equinox is considered a sacred time of ‘rebirth’. We collectively harmonize and set rich, inspiring intentions for new beginnings during this special sound bath.We concluded our gathering with a circle, which we each one by one lit a candle and voiced our intentions as we each spring forward into the new season. There were two Birthdays celebrating with the group so in due order we sang Happy Birthday and all blew out our candles. It was another authentic gathering of loving vibrational souls.
March 3, 2013
Youer than You – Sound Bath – Venice, CA
Themed sound baths seem to be the trend for 2013 and what a great way to honor the Birthday of Dr. Seuss and his wonderful impact on all of our lives. Energy centers were harmonized and balanced by the crystal singing bowls with a wonderful reading of several favorite Dr. Seuss poems. Intentions of becoming “YOUER than YOU!” was the motivation of our evening. After, we shared Sonic Being experiences as we snacked on “Green eggs and ham”, well, actually it was more like tea, fresh fruit, and coconut macaroons. It was a “Yummie” evening all around!
February 10th, 2013
Sound Bath Black Snack and Tea Ceremony Celebrating Chinese New Year – Santa Monica
Michelle joined forces with Chris and Mikki Sage for a special Chinese New Year Celebration. 35 friends gathered to welcome the year of the water snake while swimming in the pure tones of the crystal bowls. Friends mingled and sipped exotic hot tea authentically presented and served by Chris Sage.
January 27, 2013, Temple of Angelic Sisterhood – Chakra Sound Healing Session – Love Dome in Santa Monica
12 women gathered for a chakra sound healing session honoring our feminine energy and to set intentions for the New Year. Once the session commenced, we shared stories of personal evolvements while munching on fresh fruit and veggies. Participants felt balanced and energized- ready to dive into pursuing their personal goals.
The Temple of Angelic Sisterhood (TAS) is a women’s group guided by Kela Brousard. It is a collective of Angels (High light beings) who incarnated as women to help raise the vibration and the collective consciousness of mankind at this critical time in our collective evolution on Earth. You do not need to believe that you are an Angel incarnate to join this group, you only need to have a deep heart and soul commitment to embrace your highest truth and to live from your heart and soul no matter what. You also need to see the value in becoming a part of a solid community committed to honoring, loving, and supporting one another on our paths of becoming.
December 30, 2012, Michelle and friends hosted “Bowling for the Soul” at a private home in Santa Monica – A sound healing session + potluck for 25 people.
Intentions were placed as we said goodbye to 2012 with much gratitude for our accomplishments and closure to our lessons learned. We balanced our mind, body, and soul with pure tones as each cleared a path to successfully fulfilling their New Years Resolutions for 2013. Everyone was beaming with joy from the magic of the crystal bowls. Michelle has received numerous compliments from the group and shared stories about smooth transitions into the New Year. =)