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  • Sound, Healing and Consciousness - Ottawa, CN Sept 18-23, 2018 - School of Sound Healing

  • Sound, Healing and Consciousness - Ottawa, CN Sept 18-23, 2018 - School of Sound Healing
  • Sound, Healing and Consciousness - Ottawa, CN Sept 18-23, 2018 - School of Sound Healing
  • Sound, Healing and Consciousness - Ottawa, CN Sept 18-23, 2018 - School of Sound Healing
$1,485.00

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

school2.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 findfaqs1.jpg 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 school3.jpgbowls 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.

Novice and advanced practitioners have most often reported the insight and experienced gained was far beyond their expectations. The program has school-of-sound-healing.jpgproven beneficial both for 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. A certificate of completion is given at the end of the program.

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. At this point, this is the last sound healers training we plan on offering in 2018. We show tentative dates for 2 potential programs in 2019 in the US. For those seeking the most comprehensive, compact module of training, this is an excellent program to join.

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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.

A SPECIAL NOTE about Instruments Used:

Zacciah will make available instruments to demonstrate and work with, which can, also, be purchased.
If you wish to bring instruments related to this workshop, to learn more deeply in hands on practice, or to utilize in practice with others, it is highly recommended. These might include, especially, frame drums (hand-held drums, with beater, like traditional Native American or 'shamanic' drums,) rattles, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, Tibetan bells, tingshas, tuning forks, some work with horns or didgeridoos.) If you have questions about other instruments, you may bring them, and we will discuss or experience them as time permits. You, certainly, can bring instruments for your own enjoyment during private times.
If you wish to reserve, or purchase instruments before hand, you may do so via our instrument website, www.sunreed.com, or by calling our office.
We have highly experienced staff who can assist in appropriate tools for sound healing. We can ship them to your home, or bring them with us.

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

Registration Information

You may register in full by clicking "Full Cost" and adding this program to your cart and going through the checkout process. We are accepting a non-refundable deposit to hold you place in this class. We need full payment no later then two weeks before the program. You will need to contact us my phone or email to make payment, or send a check to the address below.

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
Monday-Friday,
10:15 AM - 4:30 PM EST.
PHONE: 802.674.9586


Location & Travel Information

This retreat is being held Sept 18-23rd, 2018. Please see the itinerary tab for the rough timing of the program.
The retreat is held on the 55 pristine acres in near wilderness setting on Lake Usher, with a modern retreat center complex, cabins and tent sites for residential services, high quality meals.

Gaia Wellness Center
209 Chemin Usher
La Peche QC Canada
(near Ottawa ON)

Please see Gaia Wellness Center's website for more information: http://gaiawellnessretreat.com/

 

 Please contact us 802-674-9585 if you have any questions.

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

MEALS AND HOUSING
Registration in the program includes meals and housing.

Sleeping accommodations are arranged in 4 beautiful winterized cabins each with their own screened porch. Cozy and quiet, you are sure to get a good night’s sleep!

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   •    Some or all cabins have:
    •    Small kitchenette with mini-fridge, toaster, coffee pot, dishes and utensils 
          Guests can access the main kitchen for cooking meals and fresh drinking water is provided in the cabin
    •    Wood-burning fireplace
    •    2 recliner chairs to cozy up next to the fire
    •    Loft bedroom with 2 single beds
    •    Private outhouse

Each cabin is fully outfitted with linens, cozy blankets, plush towels and luxurious pillows to enhance your stay. Our clean and environmentally friendly Honeypot Outhouses are easily accessible to each cabin and guests have 24 hour access to our indoor change rooms with beautifully tiled, floor-to-ceiling showers.
They have both indoor washrooms and private showers … and the honeypot outhouses are super clean and lovely!

Camping

Camping is available for the program. This option includes meals. Please bring your own gear for camping.


MEALS at Gaia:


Meals at Gaia 
At Gaia, we are a plant-based, lacto-ovo vegetarian facility that believes in fresh, whole foods that are locally sourced when possible.  Beyond eating well for ourselves, our vegetarian facility supports animals and the environment.  We are fortunate to live in an area with many local organic farmers and are proud that we grow our own organic veggies as well.  We are happy to accommodate your dietary needs such as vegan, raw vegan, gluten-free, or nut free.’ 

What to Bring:

At Gaia Wellness Retreat our aim is to offer a comfortable retreat experience. Each cabin is fully outfitted with linens, cozy blankets, plush towels and luxurious pillows to enhance your stay. However, you may want to include a few comforts and necessities from home to make the most of your stay.

Recommending Packing List

Hiking boots to explore the numerous trails and forests
A bathing suit for the lake and sauna
Natural mosquito repellant & sunscreen
Personal care items & toiletries (bio-degradable preferred)
Warm clothes for breezy nights around the campfire
A good book you’ve been longing to read
Warm socks or slippers
A flashlight
Food
In winter bring outdoor wear, skates, a toboggan, and plenty of layers to keep you warm

If you are on a restricted diet. Our kitchen is plant based, vegetarian. We do not permit meat in the Main Lodge or Cabins & Camping area.

Essential Retreat Items

Flip flops/sandals
Sun hat, sun cream, sun glasses
Beach towel(s) – we provide room towels
Comfortable yoga clothes
Practical clothing for the season
Some long sleeves for cool evenings/beach cover up/sun burn
Camera (if you would like to take photos)
A reusable water bottle/coffee mug

A SPECIAL NOTE about Instruments Used:

Zacciah will make available instruments to demonstrate and work with, which can, also, be purchased.
If you wish to bring instruments related to this workshop, to learn more deeply in hands on practice, or to utilize in practice with others, it is highly recommended. These might include, especially, frame drums (hand-held drums, with beater, like traditional Native American or 'shamanic' drums,) rattles, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, Tibetan bells, tingshas, tuning forks, some work with horns or didgeridoos.) If you have questions about other instruments, you may bring them, and we will discuss or experience them as time permits. You, certainly, can bring instruments for your own enjoyment during private times.
If you wish to reserve, or purchase instruments before hand, you may do so via our instrument website, www.sunreed.com, or by calling our office.
We have highly experienced staff who can assist in appropriate tools for sound healing. We can ship them to your home, or bring them with us.