What if surrounding yourself and others with serenely soothing vibrations was your full time occupation? What if you left work feeling more rejuvenated and relaxed than when you arrived? What if you could simultaneously support others and yourself on the journey to discovering the inner essence of our consciousness? We can inspire the world through a path that encourages our own awakening blissfulness, while being abundantly supported by our invigorating livelihood. Sound like a dream? Well, time to wake up.
Sound Healing Immersion Apprenticeship
This is an opportunity to cultivate a frequency that can inspire a direct connection to our true self. By supporting the inner adventure of exploring consciousness, this work aspires to heal the very roots of all suffering...unawareness. Sound Healing is spreading serenity, and telling the world what no words can say. By encouraging a meditative silence to blossom in all of us, we can demonstrate that everlasting peace emerges from within. At the Apprenticeship Academy you will have access to over $25,000 in musical instruments while being presented a unique perspective to designing your own career with healing sounds.
Four Day Immersion
Next Program Date: July 12th-15th Asheville, NC
Sound Healing Apprenticeship Academy
This is a four day Immersion, to teach you how to facilitate sound healing experiences, where you'll learn how to play and acquire different instruments, how to guide ceremony and also how to make this a sustainable occupation. Are you inspired to bring sound healing to the world?
This is a non-scientific, non-theoretical approach to Sound Healing. Although there is much science supporting countless benefits, our focus will be direct experience. This inspiring immersion is designed to support a meditative blissfulness in both participant and practitioner, as well as creating a viable and sustainable occupation and offering to the world what it truly needs........an opportunity to relax.
The Cost of this program is only $480, and this skill could earn you thousands.
(This price inclues 4 days lunch & dinner) Reserve your spot with a paypal deposit of $240 to SoulMedicineVibrations@gmail.com (to family and friends!) Refundable deposit details below.
This will be an intimate program, with a limit of only 12 seats.
Raised by deaf parents, Kennedy OneSelf brings a unique twist to sound healing. He is so purely non-theoretical, that most music theory completely baffles him. He cannot either read music, nor understand it mentally. This has brought him to a completely experiential journey in sound. He has been wildly successful in his work, which now ranges from prenatal meth & heroin recovery, detox and substance abuse to mental illness, trauma, juvenile detention facilities, festivals, weddings, retreats, grief ceremonies, ecstatic dance, toning circles, qi gong, acupuncture, breath-work and much more. In only 7 years of devotion to sound, he has devoted and excelled, crafting well over 200 didgeridoos, hosting didgeridoo making retreats, building 10 unity harp monochords, N'goni's and other instruments. He now has a full ensemble of gongs, tibetan and crystal singing bowls, native american flutes and split harmony drone flute, drums, ocean drum, kalimba, guzhengs, hulusis, bansuris, shakuhachi, futujara, RAV VAST (handpan like steel drum), tibetan bells, dozens of didgeridoos, unity harps, shruti box w/ foot pedal, RC 505 loop pedal, wind wand, shakers, n'goni, bull roarer, chakra chime, plate gong, and the collection is constantly growing. He is also a distributor of hulusi flutes, guzhengs, kalimbas, crystal bowls and more. He has spent over $25,000 on his master collection. These instruments you get full access to play for four days.
From last year's program:
"I could live a weekend like that forever."
"You've created paradise on Earth."
"I wish my whole life was like this, playing music, relaxing
and meditating, connecting with this community and healing
myself while learning how to spread that magic to the world."
...well, it takes some dedication, integrity and talent, but your whole life CAN be like this. And that's exactly what this immersion is designed to do, by somebody who has found a way to get paid to have his life like this.
Arrive Between Thursday Evening at 6 P.M.
And Friday morning at 9:00
Meditation Discourse/Opening Circle(10-11:15)
Demonstration of Flow(11:30-12:00)
How to: Playing Various Instruments(1:00-3:00)
Play Various Instruments! Group Meditation Jam(3:00-5:00)
Opening/Closing the Ceremony(5:00-6:00)
Didgeridoo Evening: Story, Mythology, Creativity (8:00-9:00)
Soul Medicine Vibrations Sound Healing(9:00-10:15)
Catharsis as Prelude(1:30-2:00)
Loop Pedal Dance Wave(2:00-3:00)
Break Time:Musical Jams (3:00-4:30)
Matching Multiple Frequencies(4:30-5:30)
Living Vibrations: Qi-Gong~Dance~Sound Healing: Public Event (8:00-10:30 P.M.)
Free Music Jam Time(7:00-9:00)
Musical Rotation Collaboration(9:00-10:30)
Check-in Circle (10:00-11:00)
Finish Practice Sessions(3:30-4:30)
Time to Play or purchase Instruments (4:30-6:30)
Healing Ceremony Jam(7:45-9:15)
How to Pack & Consolidate Instruments
Closing The Circle(9:30-10:30)
Stay The Night & Depart in Morning if you wish
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~ Meditation is the medicine of the soul, these sound journeys carry us to this medicine.~
The best way to free mankind from it's insatiable greed is not to forcefully halt his actions, but to offer him what he is actually searching for...true connection with his source. Thus, spreading meditation seems to be the most powerful way to encourage peace, harmony, and even sustainability. This work is not focused on healing bones or ligaments, or cleaning up the damage humans are doing to the earth, it is focused on healing the fundamental disease of humankind...unawareness.
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Location: The mountains near Asheville(133 N Fork Rd, Barnardsville, NC 28709)July 12-15
The Hawk & Hawthorne Wedding & Retreat Center features a huge barn sanctuary with full wrap around porches. Open air, furnished, bathrooms, shower, fridge, cool and spacious, this is our main event space. We have a swimmable pond, 20 acres of forest and rolling hills, mountain views, sunset, gardens and chickens. Oh, and by the way, the full moon waxing. You can camp on the land, or set up a sleeping space in the back of the barn. One private yurt is available for rent. Deposit of $240 is fully refundable until 1 month before start date or the program is full. You will be made aware when deposits are about to become non-refundable. Paypal your deposit now to SoulMedicineVibrations@gmail.com !
Earlier in life Kennedy OneSelf has been an accounting business major, a KFC dishwasher, a burger-flipper, an activist, a conspiracy theorist, a health coach, a garden builder, a hitch-hiking, bench-sleeping street bum, and a motivational speaker. He is a great example of "Rags to Riches." And the immense richness in his life exceeds simple money. He intends to leave you feeling inspired, empowered and ready to launch your sound healing business~service.
You can listen to his full length sound healing album here.
And visit his website here, SoulMedicineVibrations.com
Hosted in the mountains near Asheville, NC, this 4-day long program includes Vegan, organic Lunch and Dinner for all 4 days. Bring your own breakfast and any animal product needs. Camping, showers, and communal kitchen are included. This will be an intimate program, with a limit of only 12 seats.
For anyone who can truly hear, this journey can help you to listen.
Here is a little breakdown of the topics we will discuss, and the activities we will engage in.
If we wish to bring peace to others, it can only come through us if we are peaceful. The state of consciousness that we are in while we are presenting the vibrations will have a huge impact on how the energy is received. If we are tense, trying to bring peace to the world, we will only spread tension.
For this endeavor to continue to be sustainable, it must also nourish you! We are leaving the wounded healer archetype behind, and being supported on our journey to bliss, along with those who attend our healing sessions.
Demonstration of Flow:
I'll take you through a 30 minute fast-forward version of a full sound healing so that you can watch how the different instruments are played while hearing how they interact. Whereas most sound journeys, you just lay and listen, this one you are meant to watch.
How to Play Each Instrument:
We'll learn to play the singing bowls, crystal, metal, and alchemy. We'll learn to play gongs, and use various mallets. We'll play with the ocean drum, kalimba, chakra chime, buffalo drum, tibetan bells, futujara, shruti box & foot pedal, Koshi Chimes, Music of the Spheres, flutes- chinese hulusi, indian bansuri, japanese shakuhachi, native american flute, high pitched and deep, american split harmony drone, etc. We'll play with the asian and african harps. We'll play with strumming techniques on the unity harp monochord, and tune it to match other instruments. We'll learn how to create loops on the RC 505 looping station, and a quality P.A. System. Many of these instruments are available to become yours. Kennedy has invested over $20,000 in purchasing and making instruments, as well as thousands of hours crafting didgeridoos and harps. This immense and diverse collection of instruments are what you get to play with during this immersion.
Opening Our Voices:
Exploring the many frequencies of the human voice, this extremely versatile instrument that we carry with us everywhere can be one of the most soothing sounds. Most people's voices are not open because of an idea of what sounds are "good" and what sounds are "bad." When it comes to sound healing, sometimes we are creating soothing landscapes for people to relax into, and sometimes we evoke emotions so that they can move through them. If we turn off the self-critical mind we can be a better conduit for the sounds of the moment. We will play with letting this moment sing through us, and learn to drop the filters of the mind.
Matching Multiple Frequencies:
We'll play with adding a second sound, be it another bowl or your voice, and see what different combinations are possible. We'll also talk about using frequencies such as 432 and 440 hz(A), since this topic is crucial for matching instruments. Each participant will get a chance to sit in the sound healing "throne," where they can feel the potency of all the vibrational options around them. This throne has been cultivated over years of collecting instruments.
How to gracefully move from one instrument to another, how to select instruments that create natural transitions, and how to not get stuck doing the same exact combination each time. We'll also discuss about how to keep fluidly moving without "thinking" about what instruments to move to next.
Opening & Closing the Ceremony:
People can go so deep in these experiences that words can feel like another world. We must find the balance between speaking powerfully- loudly enough to be heard, and gently enough to be soohing. The silence after the last sound is very important; we shall not trample on it by speaking too soon. And then, what do we say to close it? Opening the meditation is of similar importance. Too many words can too mental or boring. Too few words might leave them without guidance or context to take on the journey with them. This is also your opportunity to introduce yourself, encouraging them to feel comfortable trusting you, as the pilot of the sound plane.
Having cultivated a deep connection with the didgeridoo over almost a decade of playing and over 200 didgeridoos made, Kennedy has a lot to share about this instrument. We'll talk about the history, the culture, the ceremonies. We'll learn different playing techniques, as well as talk about circular breathing. There will be dozens of didgeridoos hand-made by Kennedy for you to play with.
Catharsis as Prelude:
Many people cannot drop straight into the calm serenity of meditation. Sometimes, offering an engaging meditation to start can enhance their ability to be with the silence. We'll talk about different ways we can facilitate this. When people are able to dance, sing, shake, drum etc. before an event, this often assists them in dropping the mind during the meditation.
Intervals/Relationship between notes:
We'll talk about and experience the magical intervals in the octave system, such as the major Third, Perfect Fourth, and the Perfect Fifth, along with other intervals. We'll hear the differences in various different instruments and octaves. This helps us learn how to match tones harmoniously, with instruments and our voices.
How to approach creating events, describing your offering etc. Photos, recordings, description, bio and more. What to expect financially, dealing with event centers or yoga studios. Percentages and flat fees. Consistency and creating a reputation. The large upfront investment that takes time to return. There is a lot to say, this ends up being one of the longer conversations that leaves people feeling inspired with the tools to make this dream a reality.
I will share the story of all the magically synchronous unfoldments that brought me to this profound work, before I ever heard the term "Sound Healing." It is a great story that I'm glad to share with you, especially with the challenges I experienced early in my career. The story, as it may seem, takes a turn towards the inspiring declaration that we can be abundant in what we love.
Spontaneous Jam Time:
The schedule is designed with spaciousness, and believe me, it doesn't take long for this group of inspired musicians surrounded with new potentials to dive in and play together.
Walk home with new instruments:
There are various instruments that we will be playing with, that you can walk home with. I make my own Didgeridoos and Unity Harps, and Ngoni. I also have guzheng chinese harps, hulusi flutes, sansula kalimbas, crystal and metal singing bowls, buffalo drums, gongs, ocean drums and tibetan bells available for sale. This immersion is designed to make as many instruments available to you as possible. Most people leave with at least one or two instruments. Bring some extra $$
Healing Ceremony Jam(musical chairs):
Laying one person in the middle, we pick up any instrument we'd like to play. With deep listening to what else is happening in the room, we'll each add our sound into the container, directing a benevolent and nurturing energy towards the recipent in the center. You could choose just to massage their neck(if they consent to touch), or just hold them in your presence. After about 10 minutes, we'll put a new person in the center, and can choose to keep the same instrument or change it up. This is a mixture of ceremony and playfulness, which is a healthy balance to maintain.
Now that you have experience playing each of these instruments, and tuning in to the meditative spaces within you, we put the instruments in the center of the room as well as a few hand drums. I will guide a breath-work and toning meditation, vocal harmony excersizes and fun, and we will enter our spontaneously created sound journey.
Each participant will get to offer a 20 minute sound healing meditation featuring the whole instrumental ensemble, while the rest of us blissfully listen. Most people tend to keep wanting more, but some people get over-stimulated, so attendance is optional. You'll all get a chance to sit in the sound healing "throne" where you'll get to feel the potency of all the vibrational options around you. The throne is actually a foam yoga brick, surrounded by instruments that have taken years to collect. People often are nervous to start, and come out saying, "wow, that wasn't so hard."
Musical Rotation Collaboration:
Laid out will be a specifically arranged instrumentation, such that the sounds of each are harmonious to the other. Since we have already had time to exlore different instruments, we should be comfortable on a few already. There will be as many seats are there are people, each with an instrument. Some, just a shaker or the voice, some with the harp, singing bowl, gong, flute, kalimba, etc. During a 5 minute sonic collaboration, we are invited to see if the instrument sings through us, or listen if it doesn't. And we'll each shift one spot to the right and sit at a different instrument. This coerces you to try even the instrument that makes you uncomfortable, or that you haven't picked up yet. :)
Living Vibrations: Qi-Gong~Dance~Sound Healing: Public Event
The one time during the immersion that we will open our doors to the public. This will help us to see what the full flow of this work can look like. We'll start with guided ceremony and Qi-Gong, moving into a live music dance, and closed with a sound healing. All guided by me.
I typically have about 30-40 people at these events. This will be a blast.
Certification of Completion:
Although sound healing requires no certification or licensing, each participant will receive a certificate to show that they have invested time and energy into learning this skill. It's really pretty.