Date & Time
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chris Cherney and Eileen Moran
Why is sound universally used as a gateway to meditation and religious ceremony? What do a shell, pinecone or acorn have to teach us about our place in the universe? Sound & Music Training alumni Chris Cherney will demonstrate that human beings are designed on the same principles as the design of a sunflower or a galaxy and that healing sounds are based on these same concepts. He will discuss topics including entrainment, resonance, overtones and sympathetic vibration. All is explained & demonstrated in fun, participatory ways.
Use sound to support your radiant health and foster peace & cultivate joy in your body. Explore the benefits of having a personal mantra practice, utilizing intuition in your sound practice, the joy of toning and utilize simple yet effective sound techniques to shift your state of being. Eileen will share her insights and wisdom on how sound can be used in concert with other healing arts modalities. Please feel free to bring an instrument(s) that you enjoy working with and or any tuning forks you have.
An Evening Event
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
$20 donation collected at the door
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New York Open Center
Chris Cherney has been active in New York as a teacher, performer, composer, and musical director for 45 years. With each passing year his appreciation of the transformative power of studying music grows. His command of different styles has allowed him to perform with a wide range of musical legends from Chuck Berry to the Duke Ellington Orchestra. The New York Times has called his work “powerful, rhythmic and kaleidoscopic.” In addition to his private practice Chris has taught at City College of New York, the Brooklyn Conservatory, and in the New York public school system. He is also a National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient.
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 cocreated 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 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).