This comprehensive sound healer training will provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to facilitate guided meditation and sound healing experiences. Through hands-on training with a variety of instruments, participants will directly experience the power of sound as a tool for mental, physical, and spiritual attunement. Participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments (instruments will also be provided as needed, and a variety of sound-healing instruments will be available for sale). The weekend will include a sound bath, interactive discussions, group exercises, and a “Sound Healer Open Mic” (friends and family welcome, free of charge).
*A certificate of completion will be issued to those who fully attend the workshop.
The Space: creating a hygienic “container” for healing and meditation.
- Inner space
- The outer environment
- The relationship between the facilitator and the receiver
- The Seven Directions
- The Four Elements and the Three Hearts
- Incense, altars, crystals, herbs, elements, oils, aromatherapy
- Nature sounds, white noise, recorded vs. live audio
Modalities: exploring the fundamental categories of sound-based therapy.
- What is healing? What is meditation?
- Traditional and indigenous perspectives
- Empirical science-based, physiologically-oriented treatment
- Intuitive approaches, “channeling,” etc.
- Conducting ethical “spiritual business”
Sound and Silence: frequency theory and the nature of vibration.
- Cosmology of sound
- Physics of sound
- Passive and active listening, group participation
- What are “healing frequencies” and are they objectively beneficial?
- Tuning systems, 432Hz, Schumann Resonance, Overtones, Solfeggio Frequencies, etc.
The Voice: the first instrument.
- The power of the “Word”
- Thoughts, prayers, mantras, invocations, sacred languages, translation, interpretation
- Guided meditation, drum journeying, call and response
- What constitutes a “sacred song”?
- Physiology of the voice, vocal exercises, breath, sighing, yawning, laughing, crying
- The diet of the voice
Instruments: tools of the sound healer/meditation facilitator.
- What constitutes a sound healing or meditation instrument?
- Practical demonstration, participants will gain experience giving and receiving sound in proximity to the body
- Common instruments: drums, shakers, leaves, gongs, singing bowls (metal, crystal, terracotta, etc.), guitars, flutes, handpans, tuning forks, bells, chimes, crystal instruments
- Instruments and the elements
Sound and Music Theory: the language of music.
- Dynamics, tempo, rhythm, intensity, tension and resolution
- Notes, colors, and chakra associations
- Combining instruments: determining compatibility, intervals, scales, keys
- Global music theory traditions
Harmony: principles of peace.
- Giving and receiving
- Sensitivity, empathy, intuition, emotion, compassion
- Physical, mental, and emotional balance
20 Hour Sound Healing and Guided Meditation Training
Friday (6-9:30pm): Introduction and sound bath (guided sound meditation)
Saturday (10am-2pm, 3:30pm-8pm): Extended study, hands-on training with instruments.
Sunday (10am-2pm, 3:30-6pm): Q&A, “Open Mic” (friends and family invited, free attendance), formal closing.
250 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
Cost of attendance?
Suggested donation (sliding scale): $250-300; no one turned away for lack of funds. Contact us for assistance.
Adrian DiMatteo is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino. For over 20 years, he has studied and traveled the world -- exploring sound, language, musical culture, and how they affect individual and collective wellbeing. With a holistic approach to science and consciousness, he offers a closer look at how sound itself can impact life.
Julieta is a certified and experienced yoga instructor, hypnotherapist and sound healer. A citizen of the world; she has lived in many cities including Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Miami and Los Angeles. This worldly intuitive free spirited woman combines her knowledge of the healing arts with her passion for music by uplifting the spirit with her unique voice and a variety of instruments from diverse cultures throughout the world. In her ceremonial music she combines intertribal spiritual chants, and Icaros from all over the world, while singing in different languages, and with a variety of instruments honoring and respecting all traditions, linages, and the medicinal plants.