Introduction to Sound Meditation and Sound Baths
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Sound Meditation and Sound Baths

The experience of a sound bath benefits anyone who wants to find a moment of relaxation or access the benefits of meditation. Sound can quickly and easily bring one into a state of relaxation akin to meditation or even sleep, a state wherein healing can occur. In this one-day workshop, you will be introduced to the therapeutic application of sound and how it can be used as a tool for meditation. Sara uses Himalayan and crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, voice, and gong to provide a safe and relaxing environment, inviting restorative effects for the mind and body.  
 
Explore the basic principles of sound therapy, including deep listening techniques and sonic tools to incorporate into your personal meditation practice. Discover the therapeutic power of sound and music to transform consciousness and improve well-being. 

Workshop includes the following:  

  • An introduction to the therapeutic properties of sound
  • Vocal exercises and deep listening practices
  • Sound bath and Sound Meditation experiences
  • Discussion and sharing

Register HERE

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Morocco Retreat
Apr
20
to Apr 27

Morocco Retreat

Join me and Abby Paloma in Morocco with Sky Ting in 2019. 

SAVE YOUR SPACE HERE

Come discover beauty in a new land and remember how to live beautifully in our own lives. Revitalize yourself with a week of yoga, sound baths, and mindfulness at Peacock Pavilions, a breath-taking retreat nestled in an olive grove on the outskirts of Marrakech.  Relax in swimming pools, gardens, lounges, and stunning accommodations, and be nourished by delicious meals. Delight in excursions to the Medina, Turkish baths, an organic farm, and the Atlas Mountains. Return home with an exuberant spirit and with memories that will uplift you for years to come.

Learn more about your teachers at abbypaloma.com and saraauster.com.

Maximum number of guests is 14.

INCLUDED:

  • 7 dreamy nights at Peacock Pavilions

  • 12 classes, including Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, and Sound Baths.

  • Nourishing Peacock Pavilions breakfast every day, two lunches, and five dinners, as well as welcome canape & cocktails (other meals are eaten out)

  • Visit an organic farm and cooking class

  • Hammam experience (Turkish bath)

  • Day trip to the Atlas Mountains

  • Trips into the Medina, including one guided tour

  • Transport from Marrakech airport to Peacock Pavilions and back to airport

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (NOT INCLUDED):

  • Visit to Jardin Majorelle (‎Yves Saint Lauren’s botanical garden)

  • Shopping in Medina

  • Additional hammam treatments

  • Camel ride in the Atlas Mountains

  • 3 lunches in Marrakech

  • TRANSPORTATION (NOT INCLUDED):

  • Airfare not included. Flights should be booked into Marrakech (RAK), arriving by the afternoon of April 20 and leaving in the afternoon of April 27.

  • We will help arrange airport pick-ups. Transport from Marrakech airport to Peacock Pavilions and back to airport is included.

ROOMING OPTIONS:

*Due to the limited space on this retreat, only a shared double-occupancy room option is available.

EARLY BIRD pricing of $2900 per student until January 1, 2019.  $3,100 for bookings made after January 1st.

$800 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot. Full balance is due by March 1, 2019.

Please read our cancellation policy on retreats below before signing up!

Email retreats@skytingyoga.com for questions or more information.

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Sound Doula - Introductory Workshop
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Sound Doula - Introductory Workshop

THE SCIENCE OF SOUND + SELF-CARE IN SUPPORTING MOTHERS 
Guided by:  LATHAM THOMAS + SARA AUSTER

As a doula or birth worker, your practice includes serving as a constant presence of support, serving as an advocate, and exposing expectant and new mothers to a variety of tools that serve to educate, empower, and impact their experiences for the better.

During the fertility and pregnancy period we want mothers to be relaxed- mentally, physically and energetically. We want to support a deep connection to the developing baby and help foster an opportunity to bring to surface emotions including: fear, worry, anxiety, excitement and joy. Our work as doulas is to help provide tools that dissolve tension and help our clients explore a deeper relationship with herself during this sometimes-stressful adventure to new motherhood.

Sound Therapy can provide access to a state of deep relaxation and rejuvenation during this time of profound transformation. We will introduce the science of sound and it's impact and influence on the systems of the body. 

We will explore the magic of crystal singing bowls, the medicine of tuning forks, and the healing balm of the voice to provide a safe and relaxing environment, generating restorative effects for the mind and body, while exploring the basic principles of sound therapy, including deep listening techniques and sonic tools to incorporate into your personal meditation and self-care practices as doulas and care givers. This workshop is the precursor to our weekend SOUND DOULA certification which will take place in 2019. If you desire to bring sound into your doula work, if you want to use sound to support your own wellbeing, if you would like to expand your self-care rituals to include sound therapy, this is a perfect introduction to the science of sound and self-care, to learn how to mother yourself and your clients.  
We invite you to bask in the glow of relaxation, mindfulness, and embrace ultimate self-care in our mini- Sacred Sound Bath session at the end of the workshop. Enjoy a sensory experience of sound, meditation and aromatherapy guided by world renown sound practitioner Sara Auster and master doula Latham Thomas. 

Sara Auster is changing the way the world is engaging with sound and the act of listening. As a sound therapist, meditation teacher, and artist, she has been a driving force in bringing sound baths to contemporary culture. Having worked with brands including: SONOS, Goop, Saje Wellness among others, Sara is a notable force in the wellness community. Using a holistic approach to well-being with the transformative power of music and sound, her carefully crafted experiences allow sound to be used as a tool to access meditative states, support self-inquiry, and cultivate deep relaxation. Sara recently released her second album - NAMORA on vinyl. 

Latham Thomas Named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100 - a enlightened group of leaders elevating humanity with their work- Latham is helping women embrace optimal wellness and spiritual growth as a pathway to owning their power. She is the founder of Mama Glow, a lifestyle brand and highly regarded website and women’s center in Brooklyn, NY, offering inspiration, education, advocacy and holistic services for expectant and new mothers. Mama Glow boasts a DOULA IMMERSION program that is globally recognized and attended by women from all corners of the USA and 6 continents. Latham released her first meditation album: BEDITATIONSGuided Meditations for Rest and Renewal and is leading a revolution in radical self-care teaching women everywhere to “mother themselves first.

Space is limited. Reserve HERE

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The Adventure of a Lifetime - Alaskan Cruise
Aug
11
to Aug 18

The Adventure of a Lifetime - Alaskan Cruise

Join me and Oprah in Alaska this August!  

Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine’s exclusive partnership unites the soul-stirring power of travel with O’s deep commitment to connection and personal growth.  The Oprah Magazine will feature members of the magazine’s editorial team, along with visionaries to be announced. The cruise departs Aug. 11, 2018, on a seven-day Alaska itinerary, offering a variety of engaging activities developed with the magazine’s editors including meditation, exercise, healthy eating, the onboard book reading room and more.

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Introduction to Sound Meditation @ Kripalu
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Introduction to Sound Meditation @ Kripalu

Sound can easily bring you into a state of relaxation akin to meditation or even sleep, where healing can occur. Come learn the therapeutic application of sound and how it can be used as a tool for meditation with sound therapist and meditation teacher Sara Auster.

Sound offers balance, relaxation, and a sense of wholeness for the body and mind. The experience of a sound bath can be helpful for anyone who wants to connect to a moment of relaxation or access the benefits of meditation. Sara uses Himalayan and crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, voice, and gong to provide a safe and relaxing environment, inviting balance and harmony in the mind and body.

Explore the basic principles of sound therapy, including deep listening techniques and sonic tools to incorporate into your personal meditation practice. Discover the therapeutic power of sound and music to transform consciousness and improve well-being in a program that includes:

  • An introduction to the therapeutic properties of sound
  • Vocal exercises and deep listening practices
  • Daily sound baths and sound meditations
  • Gentle movement
  • Discussion and sharing.  

RESERVE your space HERE

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