Sound Meditations are offered in intimate group settings or in private Sound Therapy sessions. The instruments used during these sessions vary from Lisa's pure sounding Crystal bowls, authentic Tibetan singing bowls or to her newest 30" Paiste Symphonic Gong.
These instruments bring their own personal resonance and Lisa plays them therapeutically to work in combination with your own vibration to achieve the best experience for you. Each sound meditation features one set of instruments. You may decide to attend different meditations to see what your personal favorite is or choose depending on what you feel would serve you best at any given time.
Singing bowls have a time honored history for producing sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assist one entering into meditation. The sound bathes the mind into stillness, stopping the internal "dialogue". This can be a wonderful tool for those who find it hard to meditate on their own or looking to just de-stress. They are a beautiful way to let go and allow yourself to journey freely without fear.
The Gong is known as a transformational instrument and an ancient form of Sound Therapy. It is a powerful yet grounding instrument affecting the nervous system. As the sound travels you are not just picking up the sound with your ears but feeling the touch on your skin as well.
As the Gong is played it creates constant tones and undertones that ripple like a pebble cast upon the water. There is no particular melody for the brain to follow. This disengages the mind and allows for one to connect to the deepest part of themselves. These sessions seem to be more powerful as the tones take you deep into your consciousness, cleansing and clearing your mind into complete stillness. You will most likely enter a deep meditative or dreamlike state.
Overall, the results of Sound either in meditation or as therapy are waves of peace, heightened awareness and relaxation for the mind, body and spirit. Sound meditations can be an unforgettable experience for those seeking deep relaxation and rejuvenation or an acceleration of their inward journey. Time is suspended as you enter the world of vibration, where the thinking mind rests and great insights can be accessed. It is a truly profound experience.
For all group sound meditations you will be lying on the floor. To ensure the greatest comfort and experience please bring a thick yoga mat, water and small pillow and blanket. We do have extra blankets if you find you need one to put under your knees to help support your back. You will be lying on your back for approximately one hour so please only attend if you can do so without pain or discomfort.
Intention is everything so try setting your own personal intent of what you would like get out of the sound meditation beforehand. We find it's a great way to start and obtain the greatest benefits. Lisa will play softly at first, slowly building the sound and vibrations for approx. 45 minutes, she will then slowly reduce the tempo coming to a gentle finish. Please know that the end of a sound meditation is just as equally important. You will need to be gentle with yourself and we ask you to stay in silence until everyone is awake and stretching.
The days following a sound meditation or therapy session it is important for you to stay well hydrated. You may experience a happy "buzzing" feeling and you may notice some emotions coming to the surface, continue being gentle with yourself as you journey through them.