Yogacampus . The Art of Sacred Sound: OnLine
LIVE ONLINE: The Art of Sacred Sound Training
The Art of Sacred Sound course is an introduction to the elements of sacred sound instruments, vocal toning, chants and mantra singing, which will give participants the basic tools to facilitate a Sound Bath and to incorporate sacred sound into classes and personal practice.
In the Art of Sacred Sound course, Anne offers an invitation to explore, expand, and develop your natural healing qualities and creativity through sacred sound, singing, chanting and shamanic journeying. This unique course explores the essence of sound, experiencing the ease of playing instruments and singing and chanting from the heart. Sacred Sound instruments make up a Sound Bath as offered by Anne, and include the Tibetan bowl, hand held gong, Celtic drum (bodhran), hang, rainstick, and sansula, as well as vocal toning, used as a sonic diagnostic tool by sonically scanning the body.
You will learn how to play and place the singing bowl directly on the body’s chakras, how to tone (or tune) the body, play the hang, shamanic drum, rainstick, and sansula. You will explore the ancient pathways within the heartbeat of these instruments as we organically and lovingly weave these skills into a healing savasana Sound Bath. We will also discover the magic of vocal toning, chanting and mantra, as we connect and evolve within an ongoing sacred sound community … no previous experience is necessary.
You will receive a Sound Healing manual prior to your first session. You will also have the opportunity for a personal 1 to 1 session with Anne during the course.
The course is structured around live online weekly demonstrations and group learning. Each week you will receive a brief outline of the online session; after each session you will receive a video, clearly demonstrating all techniques covered in our session. At the end of the course there is an optional final assignment to design a class, based on what you have learned which will be marked with teacher feedback.
To get the most out of the course, you will be expected to do 3.5 to 4 hrs per week of practice between sessions.
Introduction to singing bowls (how they are made and history of the bowls)
How to play a singing bowl
Group demonstration and explanation of techniques (mallet hold and placement, playing/singing technique)
Introduction to placement of bowls directly on body and science behind vibrational contact and effect on molecular make up of body
Group demonstration and explanation of techniques (how to stabilise bowl on body, techniques for singing the bowl on body)
Introduction to Celtic bodhran drum and rainstick
Demonstration, practice and technique guidance
Incorporating singing bowls, bodhran drum and rainstick as a foundation to the SoundBath
Introduction to additional instruments: hang, sansula and koshi bells
Introduction of vocal toning, song, mantra and chant as part of class, savasana or performance
Introduction to guided meditation for Sound Bath
Devise guided meditation based on personal experience
Space clearing with sound
Setting intention and holding space for Sound Bath
SoundBath choreography and facilitation
The course will culminate in the virtual sharing of individual Sound Baths, choreographed and facilitated using newly learned skills.
Outline and discussion of final course assignment.
You will learn how to play and place the singing bowl on the body, how to tone (or tune) the body, play the hang, shamanic drum, rainstick, and sansula. You will explore vocal toning, chanting and mantra, and will learn how to weave these skills into a healing savasana Sound Bath.
Who is the Course for?
The course is ideal for anyone interested in an introduction to combining sound healing, mantra and song within their yoga/holistic practice and/or class; for musicians who wish to add a healing dimension to their compositions; for anyone wanting to learn how to use singing bowls, drums, and rainstick; and those wishing to enhance their quality of life through the use of sound therapy. All levels welcome; no experience necessary.
You are required to have a singing bowl (minimum 9 inch diameter) with a low/deep note, together with at least one other instrument (like a drum, rain stick, sansula, koshi bell, Chinese wind gong).
If you need to buy a singing bowl, Anne has sourced some bowls suitable for sound healing and body placement therapy from Nepal (these bowls are called Goddess Bowls). Please e-mail herto view what she has available.
Where to find other Instruments
All the following can supply Chinese wind gongs, sansula, drums and rainsticks:
Knock on Wood offers a discount for Art of Sacred Sound students (sansula, rainstick (150 cm), Chinese wind gongs (18 inch diameter))
Hobgoblin in London (drums 18 inch diameter)
Enlightenment in Glastonbury (all instruments!!)
To listen to music for Sound Bath: www.oasisofsound.com
If you choose to do the optional final assignment you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
What people say
Anne is an extraordinary sound explorer and healer. Her musical journeys on the hang are incredible soundscapes for the yoga of life.Shiva Rea , September 2014
Sunday 27 September to Sunday 6 December 2020 (alternate weeks)
Week 1 – Sunday 27 September
Week 2 – Sunday 11 October
Week 3 – Sunday 25 October
Week 4 – Sunday 8 November
Week 5 – Sunday 22 November
Week 6 – Sunday 6 December
10.00 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 15.00 (UK time) each Sunday