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  • Sound, Healing and Consciousness - MA, April 9-14 2019 - School of Sound Healing

  • Sound, Healing and Consciousness - MA, April 9-14 2019 - School of Sound Healing
  • Sound, Healing and Consciousness - MA, April 9-14 2019 - School of Sound Healing
  • Sound, Healing and Consciousness - MA, April 9-14 2019 - School of Sound Healing

This program is April 9th-14th, 2019


the SpiritFire Retreat Center
407 West Leyden Road
Leyden, Massachusetts 01337

Come join us in this beyond expectation exploration of therapeutic sound healing led by Zacciah Blackburn, with assistance from Dorothy Stone.

feedback3.jpgWe know of no other sound healing training which offers the level of in depth and comprehensive experiential and cognitive preparation, for competency in becoming a qualified and effective therapist in the field of intentional sound. No prior therapeutic or musical experience is necessary.

While this is an "introductory" program, no matter your level of experience or competence, you will find this program effective at meeting your needs for integrating rich experiential practices, and broadening and advancing your understanding and your work in the field of intentional sound (and music,) and enriching and fulfilling both your personal and professional needs.

Zacciah teaches from an adept level of understanding arising from the wisdom schools and science of sound based practices, yet effectively reaches both novice and advanced students and practitioners with his in depth knowledge. We enter an intuititive, experiential, and cognitive understanding of the inter-connectedness of life, consciousness, and healing, and how sound is effective as an application of a healing conduit. This is a beginner's practice, yet filled with advanced material presented at an easy to understand level, directly experiencing work with crystal and Tibetan bowls and bells, Native American drums and rattles, voice, toning, tuning forks, and other sound healing instruments and methodologies, as well as a background in scientific, esoteric and mystical understanding of the human neurophysiology and energy systems, the nature of sound, healing, and consciousness, as advanced and utilized through centuries by indigenous and wisdom school teachings, such as Native American shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism, Hindu chant, as well as modern medicine, psychotherapy, and other healing arts.

school-of-sound-healing.jpgNovice and advanced practitioners have most often reported the insight and experienced gained was far beyond their expectations. The program has proven beneficial both forfeedback.jpg those wishing to begin a sound practice for themselves or professionally, as well as far advanced practitioners and professionals, from the medical, (MD, nursing, etc.,) psychotherapeutic, yogic, body-workers and other holistic professions, to integrate into their current practice.

At the end of the program, you will be given a certificate of completion.

For the most in depth training, we recommend our full Year 1 of the School of Sound Healing. But there are no current full Level I programs available. Sign up for our newsletter for notices on when our next full year program is offered. 


From this program, you can expect to explore:
• Experiential and cognitive advancement of our understanding of fundamental principles and utilization of techniques of sound healing therapies
• Exploration of the nature of Authentic Healing
• Experiential practices and esoteric understanding of the nature of human consciousness
• Utilize sound practices from Vedic/Yogic traditions, Tibetan Buddhism and indigenous cultures
• Hands on practice in sound techniques with applications for personal development and the professional setting
• Scientific research and contemporary sound therapies
• Use of voice, ancient and contemporary instruments including, crystal bowls, Tibetan bells, tingshas, shangs, drum, rattles, flutes, and tuning forks in wellness and therapeutic practices
• Practice of sound techniques to enhance personal and professional practices (especially useful for Yoga instructors, Massage/Body Therapists, and other complementary therapies)
• Balancing and clearing techniques for the neurophysiology, chakras,etheric/subtle energy and endocrine systems
• Using sound and consciousness practices to provide pathways to awakened states of wholeness and well being

It is highly recommended for all pursuing our program of studies. It offers a skilled approach to the nature of sound and healing designed to be of benefit to novice and practitioner. We approach a broad understanding of major sound healing modalities. With this foundation of understanding with the nature of sound, and the use of instruments, we begin to explore ever more deeply the use of voice, also, for personal and professional use, for practice in clearing, aligning, and energizing the human energy field, the nature of and use in invocation of allies and teachers in the subtle worlds of understanding, and much more. How is sound used as healing tool? Why is it so effective? We each have the creative capacity to utilize our voice in healing, every day. By setting proper awareness, and intention, we can, by speaking our truth, voicing our wounds, and touching our Divinity, and alliance with subtle realms of being, spark healing in ourselves and others.

Daily Itinerary
Typical schedule format:

First day: Arrive and register by 12:00 noon
. Lunch begins at 12:30 PM
Program begins at 2 PM
Breaks every 1.5-2 hrs.
Practice ends 6:30 PM

At minimum, 2 evenings we will offer practice for 1-2 hrs.
Starting at 7:30-8 PM
If you are a musician, we often give time for musicians to share, improvise, or join with others in their musical offerings
during at least one evening gathering.

2nd through 5th day:
Program begins between 9:45-10:00 AM
Lunch break at 1-1:30 PM
Lunch Break 1 1/2 hrs
Afternoon session ends 6:00 PM

6th day:
Program begins between 9:45-10:00 AM
Lunch at 1-1:30 PM
Lunch Break 1 hr
Program Closes 3:00 PM
with time for Certificate Presentation ceremony

Location & Travel Information

This program is April 9th-14th, 2019

The retreat is held on the 95 pristine acres and retreat center complex of
the SpiritFire Retreat Center
407 West Leyden Road
Leyden, Massachusetts 01337

The food offered at this program is amazingly nourishing, offering whenever possible local organic produce and meeting many dietary needs. 

Please let us know if you have any food allergies or restrictions. The retreat center is flexible in meeting the dietary needs of the program attendees.

By Car
We will give best travel routes to those registered for program.

By Air, Bus, Train
The Center is near Greenfield MA & Brattleboro, VT
--bus, trains available to Greenfield/Deerfield, MA, or Brattleboro, VT.
Closest major airport is Hartford, CT (Bradlee/BDL), though Manchester, NH, Boston, MA, Albany NY, and Burlington VT are also good choices.
For internationsl travel, there is good train & bus service to the region from NYC, and Boston, MAairports.
SpiritFire will assist with transportation from Greenfield, MA, Brattleboro, VT, and when possible, Springfield MA or Hartford CT Bradlee Airport. A fee may apply.
Taxi and Limousine service are available from BDL, Springfield, MA, Greenfield, MA or Brattleboro, VT

YOU MAY COME EARLY OR STAY LATE for an additional fee, to prepare, relax, integrate, and enjoy the exceptional services of the Retreat center..YOU MAY COME EARLY OR STAY LATE for an additional fee, to prepare, relax, integrate, and enjoy the exceptional services of the Retreat center.


Registration Information
We accept debit and credit cards, PayPal, cash or checks for payment:
By Phone:
please call us 802-674-9585
By Email:
please email us admin@sunreed.com, and we will set up payment. Please do not email us any secure credit card information.
By Mail/Check:
Please send payment
to: The Center of Light
PO Box 389
220 Hidden Glen Rd.
Ascutney, VT, 05030 USA

Call our offices
10:15 AM - 4:30 PM EST.
PHONE: 802.674.9586