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ALCHEMY GONG BATH with Loriel Starr

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The Alchemy Gong Bath will take you on a mystical, powerful and captivating journey of sound healing and vibrational medicine

ALCHEMY GONG BATH

Alchemy = a process of transformation

Gongs are ancient instruments and their sounds are powerful, mysterious and captivating. A gong bath is a sound immersion that transports you into a mystical and trancelike state. This experience can be deeply healing and transformational. Gongs help to release, clear and rebalance the energy-body and nervous system in order to promote resilience and well-being. As the body relaxes, the psyche opens into inner dimensions of expanded awareness and self-attunement.

Your sound journey begins as you lie down and receive a simple guided meditation that supports the release of tension in the body and mind. Waves of sound will wash over you as you open yourself to the sonic textures, tonal qualities and harmonic richness of a unique ensemble of Seven Healing Gongs; each with their own vibratory qualities and presence.

The Alchemy Gong Bath showcases the gong’s unique voice in the realm of sound healing and sound meditation. If you like gongs you’ll love this event! And if you are new to the sound of the gong or just beginning to explore sound baths you’ll have an opportunity to dive more deeply into the powerful magic of the gong.

DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 PM AND CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 7:30 PM. Please make sure to arrive on time so that you can settle into your space.

PLEASE BRING A YOGA MAT AND BLANKET. Additional items that can add to your comfort are an eye covering, additional blanket, pillow and water bottle. In general, gong baths are experienced lying down in order to promote the deepest experience of rest; but if for any reason you need to sit up feel free to do so.

*** PLEASE NOTE - A gong sound bath has variable dynamics of intensity and volume in the form of sound waves. The tension and release of these dynamics are part of the process that supports the nervous system to strengthen and to develop resilience. However, if you are diagnosed with PTSD or find that you are prone to be more sensitive to the dynamics of volume you may find this event to be contraindicated. Feel free to contact Loriel with any questions regarding participation.

LORIEL STARR is one of Northern CA’s premier sound bath artists. She has both performed in and produced numerous sound bath events for over a decade. She is a Certified Sound Healing Practitioner, a Gong Yoga facilitator and a graduate of “The Sound, Voice, and Music in the Healing Arts Program'' of The California Institute of Integral Studies (2008). Loriel has studied with numerous luminaries in the field of sound healing and sound meditation. She had the honor of being part of the original “Sound Healing Symphony'' at Grace Cathedral for over 5 years.

Loriel is fascinated with using Sound as a way to explore meditative states, medicinal trance and deep rejuvenation. She continues to be inspired by the infinitely mysterious and magical qualities of Sound.

In addition to her work with Sound; Loriel is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator, a Level III Certified iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Teacher and a Somatic Sex Educator through the Sea School of Embodiment.

Her website:https://lorielstarr.com/

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