A Concert of Sound Healing and World Expressions
7 PM Sat Feb 29
Theater CRRL Library
1201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg VA 22401
What Happens when sound healers, musicians and master teachers come together performing indigenous, third world and high-tech instruments with the intention of shifting global consciousness? Join us...and See!
With Members of the Healing Circle and Guest Artists
Crystal & Tibetan singing bowls, Gong, Native Flutes, Thunder Drum, Tuning Forks, Bells, Didgeridoo, Berimbau, Voice, Synthesizer
Throughout recorded history intentional sound has played a significant role in the shifting and transformation of consciousness. Cultures of consciousness have used specific instruments in acheiving specific states of non-ordinary reality. Petroglyphs in Australia 30,000 years old depict Aborigines playing dijeridus, entering the Dreaming during three day ceremonies. Tibetan bowls and bells have been used in the Himalayas for 4,000 years to invoke deep states of meditation. Frame drums are found in all indigenous cultures and played by the village shaman or medicine woman to enter underworlds or invoke healing states. Gongs are found in most eastern temples and are used to activate spiritual connection. Chanting of mantras, or sacred sounds, has been foundational in Hindu traditions for over three thousand years as tools of manifestation and accessing cosmic unity.
More recently used is the Crystal Singing Bowl, comprised of pure quartz crystal, working on the same principles as the silicon chip in your smartphone: storing data (through making one’s intention) and amplify it (through one’s projection). The crystalline nature of human molecular physiology - such as DNA, which has enormous capacity for information storage - resonates sympathetically with quartz bowls, and responds dramatically to the frequencies generated.
Tuning forks are calibrated to specific frequencies and access ancient modalities such as the Solfeggio Scales and Chinese Meridian system to entrain the body-mind to higher states of resonance.
This evening's experience includes a foray into the instruments, then allowing the sounds to immerse one into their transformative sonorities. This format is designed to quieten the mind and invoke deep states of relaxation and regeneration.
Didgeridoo, Berimbau, Space Drum, Djembe, Ocarina, Vocals
Julian J. Desta is 200hrYT Instructor residing in Richmond Va. Always having a passion for the creative arts he was introduced to the practice of Sound Healing and Therapy when given his first singing bowl as a birthday present from a friend. Julian began researching the depths of sound and it’s powerful healing techniques.
Specializing in a variety of instruments from the didgeridoo, to flutes, singing bowls, and drums Julian has created a unique Sound Healing Experience called Elemental Sound Healing. Discovering relationship between sound healing and nature he calls on the 4 elements of Air, Wind, Water, and Fire to channel through each practice to bring balance to the human system or what he likes to refer to as homeostasis.
Shanti Bells, Ocean Drum, Crystal & Tibetan Bowls, Elemental Spirit Drum, Log Drum, Shakers
Therese Reiff is an Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Sound Healer, Herbal Educator and Flower Essence Therapy Consultant. She is a graduate of The Herbal Foundation Apprenticeship through Sacred Plant Traditions and has participated in intensive workshops with some of the country's leading herbalists. She studied Flower Essence Therapy through the Flower Essence Society and is certified in Sound Healing through Sound Healers for Planetary Awakening.
Therese brings together her love and connection to plants, with the added energy of Reiki and sound vibration to help facilitate wellness on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. She loves sharing her knowledge of plant connection and the sacredness of medicine making with others.
Thunder Drum, Shakers & Rattles, Clear Crystal Bowls, Tuning Forks
Deborah Coleman is an educator, lover of people and music. She appreciates the positive and healing effect musical vibrations have on the human body and spirit!
She enjoys sharing love and healing through music. Her favorite instruments are the piano, drum, and crystal bowls. Her passion is being of service to others by being a source of encouragement and hope. She believes every person is a unique expression of our Creator’s love! Deborah provides such services as: Spiritual Counselor and Teacher, mentor for at risk youth, and Certified Teacher of Secondary Education.
Voice, crystal bowl, didgeridoo
Haylee Hill is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Sound Healer, and Reiki Practitioner, as well as a vocalist and songwriter. She is passionate about transformative sound and teaching self-care/self-love & healing to all. She facilitates healing circles, ceremonies, rituals, classes & workshops, and creates sacred healing tools (reiki infused crystal jewelry, aromatherapy, paintings) and practices intuitive movement, energy work & dance.
Shakuhachi, gong, Native American Flutes, piano
Mark Torgeson is a practicing Reiki Master and sound healer and composer. He has produced over 30 albums of transformational music and sound which have aired on all continents. His intention is the evolution and expansion of human consciousness at this pivotal time in history, and has cofounded Center for Planetary Awakening to aid in this purpose.
Crystal & Tibetan Bowls, Bells, Didgeridoo, Peruvian Thunder Drum, Koshi Bells, Elemental Spirit Drum
Jessica Kloeker is a certified sound healer and received her 200 hour yoga training at Pilgrimage of the Heart in San Diego in 2014.She is a multi instrumentalist and currently enjoys playing the didgeridoo and harmonium in her free time. In addition to facilitating a weekly sound and energy Healing Circle, she is also a Yoga Teacher and Usui Reiki Practitioner. She incorporates sound and energy healing in to her weekly gentle yoga classes to help her students relax and release what is no longer serving them.