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Joan White-Hansen

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Eileen Moran

Eileen Moran, Sound and Music Institute alumnus, is a certified therapeutic sound practitioner, director of programs at You Can Thrive! Foundation and founder of Architects of Experience, a retreat and event production company. She co-created the monthly practicum lab for the Integrative Sound and Music certificate program at The New York Open Center with Chris Cherney and is now a course coordinator. For nearly two decades Eileen has been studying and practicing healing arts modalities around the world. Her specialty is creating a conscious community by curating immersive programming with therapeutic sound, botanical medicine, meditation, yoga, integrative therapies and movement. An aromatherapist, Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra meditation teacher, herbalist and event producer, Eileen is a GWU Business School graduate and has studied with masters of sonotherapy and curanderas in Mexico at the Universidad Intercultural del Estado de México (UIEM).

Eileen Moran

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Eileen Moran

Eileen Moran, Sound and Music Institute alumnus, is a certified therapeutic sound practitioner, director of programs at You Can Thrive! Foundation and founder of Architects of Experience, a retreat and event production company. She co-created the monthly practicum lab for the Integrative Sound and Music certificate program at The New York Open Center with Chris Cherney and is now a course coordinator. For nearly two decades Eileen has been studying and practicing healing arts modalities around the world. Her specialty is creating a conscious community by curating immersive programming with therapeutic sound, botanical medicine, meditation, yoga, integrative therapies and movement. An aromatherapist, Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra meditation teacher, herbalist and event producer, Eileen is a GWU Business School graduate and has studied with masters of sonotherapy and curanderas in Mexico at the Universidad Intercultural del Estado de México (UIEM).

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Loire Cotler

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Loire Cotler

Loire Cotler is a critically acclaimed Rhythm Vocalist whose life is defined by the healing power of music and a mission to show the world the rhythmic power of the voice. Loire is a passionate educator and Music Therapist presenting masterclasses at The Juilliard School and conservatories worldwide. Loire’s debut recording VoiceNoBorders with Glen Velez, Howard Levy and Eugene Friesen is scheduled to be released in 2018.  

Glen Velez

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Glen Velez

Glen Velez is a four-time Grammy winning master drummer, founding father of the modern frame drum movement and Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame inductee. Glen is regarded as a pioneer in music for healing with his groundbreaking recordings, Rhythms of the Chakras (SoundsTrue). Glen’s artistic innovations and 40 year research into the 5,000-year-old history of frame drums have opened new possibilities for musicians around the globe. Glen is an adjunct professor at The Juilliard School and The New School’s Mannes School of Music.    

 

Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD

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Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD

Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD, is the founder and director of the Open Ear Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a distinguished pioneer in the field of sound and cross-cultural musical healing applications in healthcare and education. Dr. Cook has extensive training and certifications in auditory stimulation and sensory integration methods including the Tomatis Method and the Listening Fitness Program (LiFT). She is a Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery (FAMI) and certified in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). Pat is a certified Vedic Chant teacher by the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation (KHYF) and a certified teacher in Vedic Healing Chant by the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM), both institutions are in Chennai, South India. Pat trained six years with a Chinese/Indonesian grandmaster of martial and healing arts in Indonesia and the United States. Afterwards, she researched musical healing with a North Indian Hindu village healer near Varanasi for over a decade.   

Thomas Amelio

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Alan Turry D.A.

Alan Turry D.A., is the Managing Director of the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU Steinhardt School. Dr. Turry is on the editorial board of Music and Medicine, the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives and the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.

Alan Turry D.A.

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Alan Turry D.A.

Alan Turry D.A., is the Managing Director of the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU Steinhardt School. Dr. Turry is on the editorial board of Music and Medicine, the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives and the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

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Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is a teacher of the Bon Tibetan religious tradition. He is founder and director of the Ligmincha Institute and several Chamma Ling centers and organizations dedicated to the study and practice of the teachings of the Bon tradition.

Ysaye Barnwell

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Ysaye Barnwell

Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell, PhD, is a prolific composer, master teacher and choral clinician conducting workshops around the world. She was a member of Sweet Honey in the Rock from 1979 to 2013. Dr. Barnwell studied violin for 15 years beginning at age 2 ½ and majored in music throughout high school. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Speech Pathology, Doctor of Philosophy in Speech Pathology and a Master of Science in Public Health. Dr. Barnwell was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by her alma mater, SUNY Geneseo and conducts workshops all over the world. Her “Building a Vocal Community®: Singing in the African American Tradition” has been conducted on three continents in the past 28 years.