Nada Yoga and Sound Healing

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Nada Yoga and Sound Healing

225.00

February 17-18, 2019

Exploring Harmony and Balance in the Body Through Vibration

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Saturday, 11 am - 5:30 pm // Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Musician & Sound Healing Practitioner Isabel Castellvi has led sound healing workshops ranging from mantra practice, chanting, toning and vocalizations, breath work, meditation, visualizations, Chakra work and movement that focuses on the somatic experience of vibration as a healing tool for connecting mind, body, spirit and heart.  Isabel is inspired by nada yoga, yoga, Qi Gong, somatic body work, the Sufi mystics connection and devotion to sound, her studies of classical Indian music,  years of musical practice and performance, quantum physics, meditation and deep listening.  

What to expect:

We will be using the body, breath and voice as a vibrating resonant instrument. Deepening the connection of breath, movement, sound and rhythmic entrainment. We will look at the principles of harmony through the physics of sound and vibration and how this corresponds to us as feeling, thinking, expressive, communicating, resonant beings. This workshop aims to give participants deeper insight into listening both to sound and energy in the body.  We will explore tools for finding a sense of well being, harmony and balance in our lives and environments as yoga teachers, healers and practitioners.  

What we will cover:

  • Experientially explore concepts of sound and vibration for healing and transformation

  • How entrainment works with patterns of consciousness - deeper look at rhythm and cycles in the body and nature

  • Use the voice to create vibrations in the body - guided humming, toning and some singing (no musical experience required)

  • Connect the senses - explore sounding with visualizations, yoga and movement for integration and healing

  • Learn about and experience the effects of toning on the breath, brain, nervous system, and glands (pineal, pituitary, endocrine, adrenal)

  • Various meanings and toning practices of Om

  • A deeper look into the power of mantra - shifting our vibration through repetition

  • We will learn and chant various mantras and songs

  • Use our voices as expressive communicators

  • Connecting the body with our intention, thoughts, and feelings through speech

Required resources:: TBD

Meet our guest teacher:: Isabel Castellvi

Isabel Castellvi is a classically trained cellist, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, composer and sound healing practitioner.  In 2006 after completing conservatory training and a few years into a yoga & meditation practice Isabel began a deeper inquiry into sound and music as a creative source of healing for the mind, body, spirit and heart.  This continues to be an on going exploration for her delving into the realms of sound, harmony and cosmic vibration.    

Isabel has led workshops on nada yoga, toning/chanting and various forms of sound healing in New York, Chicago, Los Angelos, India and Nicaragua alongside masterful yoga teachers.  She has co-led a week long yogascape retreat with yoga teacher Dana Rizer in Nicaragua.  There she played live music for yoga classes, led meditations, songwriting and sound healing workshops.  In the summer of 2014 Isabel was invited to be the Bard, musician in residence The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.  There she had a chance to exchange with the community, compose new music, perform and teach workshops on creative improvisation, sound healing & nada yoga.  In 2015 she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training through Mind Body Centering Yoga with Nina Be.  This work continues to inform, inspire and corresponds to her approach to learning and experiencing music through the somatic body.