Hi sunbeams!! Today is so exciting because I get to tell y’all about the event this weekend that I feel so honored to even experience let alone share with some of you in New York! Awhile back, I mentioned in a few posts on the blog and social media that I’d been going to “sound baths” with my “sound healers”. Believe me, the first time I heard all of this lingo, I was a lost cookie and pretty skeptical, to be fully honest with you.
Here are a few questions or concerns that you may be asking yourself about the event and regarding any new vocab that I’m throwing your way tonight…
- “Sacred Rhythms”…what am I getting myself into?
Sacred Rhythms is the name of the retreat because it’s going to be all about sound and energy! I would think of the word “Sacred” as tapping into your own power. “Rhythms” is about the music we will hear during the sound bath, mostly gongs and singing bowls and instruments like the digeridoo! Something I talk about on the blog a lot is mind, body, & spirit. This event will tap into all three. Previous events have been pretty fitness-discussion focused, while this event is more relaxing, meditative, & introspective. Basically if you’re feeling like you’ve lost touch with the mind-body-spirit balance, this event is for you. Or if you are just feeling a bit lost and ungrounded, this event is for you. Or if you are just the most open minded person ever and want to try something new, this is for you!
- What the heck is a sound bath?!
*Spoiler, no water in this bath* A sound bath is an immersion of sound and vibration. I’ll explain it in Jane terms as well… you lay down on a yoga, plus blankets if you want to get extra comfy, cozy and two amazing musicians play and sing to immerse the entire room in sound and vibration which makes you feel amazing. Seriously amazing. It’s like a massage for you brain & your heart but it also affects you on a cellular level. Tyler always does a wonderful job of explaining the science behind it all! Think of it like a concert but you get to lay down and sink into a meditative state (which is super rad for anyone feeling overly anxious or ungrounded). Sound baths are created through instruments that are therapeutic which reduces stress, alleviates pain, and recalibrates the nervous system. Hello, best self!!
- This sounds a little “earthy” for me… I’m not into that stuff.
I agree. But what’s better than tapping into the energy of the earth. I’d rather feel that than the swirling, anxious energy of the city or the audition room I went into this morning. Side note: this practice is beyond healing for anyone who is desperately searching for a pre-audition or pre-preformance ritual to get rid of the jitters! And believe me, it’s not as woo-woo as it sounds, it’s literally just going to be an evening to find your calm and we have two sweet lovely people to lead us there with music!
- But it’s a “Retreat”, what else is happening?
Well, before we sink into our sweet sound baths of happiness, Aya and Tyler will be leading a mini-workship providing y’all with tools to harness your energy.. aka chill the heck out and let your true light shine. Who doesn’t want that? 🙂
- Why is it $21.49 when all the other events have been free?
There are a few costs to put this magical event together considering it’s super-duper different than any event in the past and the $21.49 is to cover these costs. Please contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) if this is an issue for you and you are eager to come. We can chat it out because we want everyone who’s interested in this retreat to be able to make it!
- Is this going to be a magical, amazing experience?!
YES! I can pretty much guarantee you’ll leave calmer and you will certainly have a few amazing tools to take in your back pocket for any time you feel stressed or anxious in the city! Plus, then you can say you’ve been to a sound bath!
PS I’ll be giving away from FFB swag too… maybe even some brand new stuff so you won’t want to miss out!