Reserve your spot with a paypal deposit of $350 to SoulMedicineVibrations@gmail.com (to family and friends!) Please also give me your email. Deposits are refundable until 6 weeks before start of event or when event reaches full capacity. You'll be notified when immersion is full, and have a last chance at redeeming deposit.
This will be an intimate program, with a limit of only 12 seats.
Get access to over $27,000 in unconventional and obscure musical instruments(and take some home) while experiencing a unique perspective of a viable occupation in delivering symphonic sound as musical meditation.
The Cost of this program is only $675.
(This price includes 4 days lunch & dinner +a bed, shower and kitchen access)
Throughout time and all over the world, people have honored and utilized the healing power of sound. Intentional frequencies have been used to heal the body, attune the mind, and inspire the spirit. “Sound healing” is the ancient practice that is becoming modern musical medicine.
This Immersion unveils the musical mystic within you by presenting an exciting assortment of tools & techniques that guide us to a state of calm and ease, while harmonizing the essence of all.
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, touring around the country, festivals, weddings, retreats, grief ceremonies, yoga studios, ecstatic dance, toning circles, qi gong, acupuncture, breath-work and much more.
Next Program Date: August 5th-8th 2021
Blue Ridge, GA at Heartwood Retreat Center
Four Day Immersion for only $675(includes lodging & food)
This program is perfect as an introduction, or as a deeper exploration. This course is for anyone who has been moved by the Power of Sound. Learn fascinating, timeless instruments and add them to your personal practice, other healing modalities, or make sound healing your livelihood. The serenity of sound will deepen your peace.
Come to Experience Sound, Open your voice, Reduce stress, Enhance well-being, Transcend mental limitations. This is 4 days of symphonic saturation, in person.
Raised by deaf parents, Kennedy OneSelf brings a unique twist to sound healing. He is so purely experiential, that he can hear subtle frequencies missed by most, and can adequately explain sound to his deaf mother. He cannot either read music, nor understand most of it mentally. This has brought him to a completely explorational journey in sound.
Sound Healing Training Program
Musical Mystics: Sound Healing Immersion
This is a four day Immersion, that leaves you empowered to facilitate sound healing experiences, You'll learn to play and acquire different instruments, how to guide ceremony and also how to make this a sustainable occupation. Are you inspired to bring healing sounds to the world?
Additional services can be booked in advance or onsite by contacting Christina :
Thai Bodywork with Christina Law and Massiel Ocampo $80/hour
Hypnotherapy and Faster EFT with Christina $65/hour
In only 8 years of devotion to sound, he has excelled, crafting well over 200 didgeridoos, hosting didgeridoo making retreats, building 14 unity harp monochords, N'gonis 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", tibetan bells, dozens of didgeridoos, unity harps, shruti box w/ foot pedal, RC 505 loop pedal, wind wand, shakers, n'goni, caxixi, bull roarer, chakra chime, plate bell, aulos and the collection is constantly growing. He is also a distributor of hulusi flutes, guzhengs, kalimbas, crystal bowls and more. He has spent over $27,000 on his master collection. These instruments you get full access to play for four days.
~ Meditation is the medicine of the soul, these sound journeys carry us to this medicine.~
Scroll down further to find detailed description of each topic/activity
Arrive Between Wednesday Evening at 6 P.M.
And Thursday morning at 9:00 A.M.
Staying Wednesday night is recommended, for an additional $30
Opening Circle: Introductions (10-11:45)
Demonstration of Flow(12:00-12:30)
Exploring Dynamic Instruments: Learn & Listen (1:30-4:30)
Play Various Instruments! Free Music Time(4:30-6:00)
Opening/Closing the Ceremony(7:00-8:00)
Soul Medicine Vibrations Sound Healing(8:00-9:45)
Yin Yoga w/Live Music(8:30-9:45)
Matching Frequencies/Smooth Transitions(12:00-12:45)
Free Time (1:45-2:30)
Catharsis as Prelude(2:30-3:15)
Free Music Time(5:15-6:00)
Practical Applications: Marketing etc(10:30-12:30)
The Didgeridoo: Vibrations, Mythology, Creativity(7:00-9:00)
Healing Ceremony Jam(9:00-10:30)
Group Tune-In (9:30-10:30)
Finish Practice Sessions(3:30-4:15)
Time to Play or purchase Instruments (4:15-6:00)
The Symphony of Serenity: Public Sound Healing (7:30-9:00)
Graduation Ceremony/Closing Circle(9:30-10:30)
Stay The Night & Depart in Morning if you wish
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."
Your whole life CAN be like this. And that's exactly what this immersion is designed to encourage, by somebody who has found a way to get paid to be a living fountain of vibration.
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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: Heartwood Sanctuary, Blue Ridge, GA
I'm thrilled about this new location. A gorgeous and serene wonderland in the blue ridge mountains of north Georgia, this space is incredible. Check out more about it here. The Heartwood Retreat Center, Blue Ridge (heartwoodretreathouse.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 freelance 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 empowered and inspired to spread peaceful soundscapes.
You can listen to his full length sound healing album here.
And visit his website here, SoulMedicineVibrations.com
Hosted in the blue ridge mountains, this 4-day long program includes Vegan, organic, Lunch and Dinner for all 4 days(Food will also be sugar, gluten, soy free etc.). Breakfast will be offered in a minimal, simple way. Such as granola dn yogurt, fruit and eggs etc. If you need more substantial breakfast, bring it as well as any of your own animal product needs. 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.
Kennedy has been offering meditation discourses for years to substance abuse clinics and even to juvenile detention facilities and other such challenging places. As a result, he has cultivated an eloquent and poetic expression about how we can access the state of peace within. And of equal importance, why would we want to. This is fundamental to the journey of sound healing.
This is because 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 vibrations will have a huge impact on how the energy is received. If we are tense, trying to bring peace to the world, make no mistake, that tension can be palpable by our clients.
For this endeavor to continue to be sustainable, it must also nourish you! We can be 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.
The wide world of Musical Instruments:
We live in a time where the whole world of music is available to us. So many cultures around the world have cultivated music in their own way, and here, we in the modern day, we are blessed to explore them. We'll learn about the historical uses and the stories that brought these instruments to life, and how they became their modern versions. Then we'll learn how to play them all.
We'll learn to play the singing bowls, quartz crystal and tibetan metal. We'll learn to play gongs, and use various mallets. We'll play with the ocean drum, kalimba, chakra chime, shakers, buffalo drum, tibetan bells, metallophone, futujara, shruti box & foot pedal, Koshi Chimes, bullroarer, aulos, chimes, flutes- chinese hulusi, indian bansuri, japanese shakuhachi, native american flute, grandfather flute and contra-bass, american split harmony drone, etc. We'll play with the asian zither and african harp, as well as the Rav Vast "handpan" tung drum. We'll play with strumming techniques on the unity harp monochord, and tune it to match other instruments. Many of these instruments are available to become yours. Kennedy has invested over $27,000 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: Smooth Transitions
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.
How to gracefully move from one instrument to another, how to select instruments that create natural transitions. 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 minor Second, major Third, Perfect Fourth, and the Perfect Fifth, Octave, etc. 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. After hearing the same intervals on various instruments, we'll break up into pairs, each with an instrument with multiple notes(a scale). As a team, each pair gets to figure out what all the relationships are in the scale between each note. This will help you to hear the difference between minor and major scales, recognize the perfect ratios by ear, and also to get comfortable figuring out how to find the interval between any two notes.
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 events 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 recipient 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.
Our voices are the most available and versatile of instruments. And some say the voice is the most healing instrument of them all, partly because of the ease of instilling our intention through them. Kennedy regularly leads toning circles, and has found many techniques to help guide people into exploring the vibrations of their own voice.
The breath is such a potent medicine for the consciousness, as well as a tool that allows us to access our own autonomic nervous system. Kennedy has practiced various forms of breathwork, and will guide us through a few forms that we can incorporate into our own practices.
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. If you need to go on a walk you can. 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 cork 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."
Laid out will be a specifically arranged instrumentation, such that the sounds of each are harmonious to all the rest. Since we have already had time to explore 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. This is one of the more powerful explorations of the weekend. You may be surprised how harmonious a spontaneous experience like this can be. Last year, our group said, "We could start a sound healing band right now!"
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.