Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
$180 (Members & Nonmembers)
This program can be taken individually or as part of the Integrative Sound & Music Training program.
New York Open Center
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. 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, cultivate deep relaxation, and inspire meaningful connection and change. Sara’s work in making meditation and sound baths accessible to all, has gained her recognition as a leading voice in the wellness movement. She has been invited to speak about mindfulness and sound for companies such as Google, Microsoft and American Express. Sara has also facilitated sound baths at public schools, shelters, correctional facilities and hospitals as well as iconic locations including Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden and MoMA. Her work has been featured in several global media outlets including: The New York Times, Time Magazine, Vice, Quartz, Billboard Magazine and was named a top meditation teacher by O Magazine in 2016.