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Intuitive Sound Circle 6/18/19 – Oakland

Intuitive Sound Circle 6/18/19 – Oakland

7:00pm – 8:30 pm

Based on my training in sound healing, sacred chant, shamanic journeying, divine vocal lessons from masters in India, and connections with beautiful life force energies, this will be a intimate circle in my sweet cottage in Oakland.

We sink into the energies of the day, of the room, of the people in the circle, of the unseen forces all around and play and connect with them! We explore how the sound lives in our bodies, especially in our arms and hands.

Starting with grounding practices and vocal warm ups, we begin humming, toning, chanting, singing, and usually ending with a meditation and sound bath. I will use sruti box, electric tanboura, Tibetan bowls, drums, rattles and other instruments. Each circle is unique.

Expect outcomes including bliss, joy, relaxation, stress-reduction, healing, connection, wonder, and empowerment.

One person who came to the circle last month reported that she had the best night of sleep she’s had in a long time, and she woke up with more energy and less pain.


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May 2019 Circles

Oakland, CA

May Intuitive Sound Circles will be:

Friday May 10, 2019 7pm-8:30pm

Thursday May 16, 2019 7pm-8:30pm

Please RSVP if you plan to come, as registration is limited to 10 people each session. (Address is at my cottage in North Oakland, and will be given when you RSVP)

Based on my training in sound healing, sacred chant, shamanic journeying, divine vocal lessons from masters in India, and connections with beautiful life force energies, this will be a intimate circle in my sweet cottage in Oakland.

We sink into the energies of the day, of the room, of the people in the circle, of the unseen forces all around and play and connect with them! We explore how the sound lives in our bodies, especially in our arms and hands.

Starting with grounding practices and vocal warm ups, we begin humming, toning, chanting, singing, and usually ending with a meditation and sound bath. I will use sruti box, electric tanboura, Tibetan bowls, drums, rattles and other instruments. Each circle is unique. Expect outcomes including bliss, joy, relaxation, stress-reduction, healing, connection, wonder, and empowerment.

Here are some testimonials: https://iolaj.com/testimonials/

The circles are offered freely, and if you feel so moved, I am open to a love donation of $5-$25 for each circle. (I’m also open to barter.) I plan to hold the circles approximately twice a month, depending on my ever-shifting travel schedule.

With Wondrous Joy,

Joy

Co-founder, Institute of Light and Joy

www.iolaj.com

 


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Intuitive Sound Circles

April 2018

I’m initiating a new project in Oakland: “Intuitive Sound Circles.”

Based on my training in sound healing, sacred chant, shamanic journeying, divine vocal lessons from masters in India, and connections with beautiful life force energies, this will be aIMG_4207 intimate circle in my sweet cottage in Oakland.  I plan to hold it several times a month, depending on my schedule back and forth between Oakland and Mendocino.

This Intuitive Sound Circle will build on what I’ve learned from the delicious circles I’ve been holding up in Mendocino for the last two years called “Joyshops.”

We sink into the energies of the day, of the room, of the people in the circle, of the unseen forces all around and play and connect with them! We explore how the sound lives in our bodies, especially in our arms and hands.

Starting with grounding practices and vocal warm ups, we begin humming, toning, chanting, singing, and sometimes ending with meditation and/or sound baths. I will use sruti box, electric tanboura, Tibetan bowls, drums, rattles and other instruments. Each circle is unique. Expect outcomes including bliss, joy, relaxation, stress-reduction, healing, connection, wonder, and empowerment.

Here are some testimonials: https://iolaj.com/testimonials/

I ask for a love donation of $5-$25 (sliding scale) for each circle. (I’m also open to barter.) I plan to hold the circles approximately twice a month, depending on my ever-shifting travel schedule.

The first two Intuitive Sound Circles will be:

Tuesday May 1, 2018, 7pm-9pm

Tuesday May 8, 2018, 7pm-9pm

Please RSVP if you plan to come, as registration is limited to 10 people each session. (Address will be given when you RSVP)

With Wondrous Joy,

Joy

Co-founder, Institute of Light and Joy


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WOWZA

My summer has been so full of sacred sounds, travel, fun, dancing, laughter, hard work, long walks, singing circles, meditations, sacred ceremonies, and friendships. I’ve made some amazing new friends in my travels, at the Vox Mundi week-long retreat at the Pema Osel Ling retreat center inzinnias.jpg the Santa Cruz mountains, at several other sacred gatherings, and through other friends. I am so grateful for the expanding circles. I feel UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS growing and growing!

I’ve hosted some super fun and deep sound circles in both Mendocino and Oakland this summer, and plan to start a regular schedule in the fall. Please contact me if you’d like to be included in the magic…….