Walking the Journey towards Release
We tend to hold onto fears and negative energy that we originally received from other people, our parents or our path along the way. Usually we think those fears and energy are are own or we mistake this for just how we are. But are these fears what we created or what we inherited or mistook as our own? Release your fears and let your true power flow into you from source in this Sound Ceremony. Create a welcoming void within where you can receive the holiday present of true presence and call in your true being.
December is the season of re-birth and the "virgin birth." What does that mean? It means that we let go of what is not true in ourselves so that we can be born anew in the truth of our own being, a place of purity and actuality. We also move towards the darkest day of the year where we we confront un-truth, the shadow and the darkest parts of ourselves or that which is hidden to learn of the lesson and strength it offers, and move once again back into the light of renewal, following the winter solstice.
Celtic animal mythos may accompany us on our journey as well as participatory exercises. This ceremony will prepare us for the Winter Solstice Ceremony and Celebration by taking us into un-chartered lands of mystery and renewal, clearing the dead wood within our lives both energetically & metaphorically, and preparing us once again to emerge into the light.
In this Ceremony you will participate (if you wish) to go into your deeper recesses, to encounter the shadow within or that has been adopted that is not yours so that it can be released and brought into the light. Through the help of sound and ceremony we will access deep relaxation and the parasympathetic to go into our unconscious and un-bury the covered to allow us to clear the dead wood and the stuck in our lives.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1515 Maple St., Santa Monica, CA
25.00 at the door
Yoga Mat / Blanket / Pillow or anything you need for comfort. We have chairs there but if you want to lie on the floor you may consider the above.
About the Sound Bath
The term Sound Bath was first coined a few years back by musicians or possibly sound healers who took instruments and immersed the audience in this sound for relaxation and stress relief.
It was found that specific instruments coupled with energetic medicine knowledge created conducive vibrations to provide ease of tension and deep relaxation. Deep relaxation is a per-cursor to health and healing and allows the individual to release patterns of tension, trauma and stress that create illness.
Science has long known about brainwaves—patterns of electrical activity generated by the billions of neural cells in the human brain. Different levels of consciousness generate brainwaves at specific frequencies. More recent discoveries have shown that when people listen to sound vibrations and rhythmic sounds matched to a particular frequency, their brainwaves begin exhibiting the same frequency. This process is called “brain entrainment,” and it’s how we harnesses the power of the mind to help heal the body.
The idea that sound affects the health of the mind and body is not new. Chanting and mantra recitation have been part of Hindu spirituality and the healing power of yoga for thousands of years. Given the recent interest in mind-body medicine, it’s not surprising that this ancient tradition is experiencing a modern-day renaissance.
Here are some of the many benefits of Therapeutic Sound.
Activates Higher States of Awareness
Promotes inner Stillness
Relieves Anxiety and Stress
Induces Deep Relaxation
Promotes Profound Meditation
Increases blood flow and Circulation
Aids in decreasing Depression
Re-focuses the mind
Normalizes Blood Pressure
Relieves Physical Pain
Helps in the release of Emotional Trauma
Mari Fix & the ""Fragrance of Sound" ®
Mari apprenticed with Sound Healer K. Bach for more than 8 years, has written for one of the members of the Cirque du Soleil's solo show in Las Vegas, as well as sung harmonic vocals on CD "Book of Alchemy," featured in Keyboard Magazine, and the soundtrack for an MTV Animation Festival. Mari has also performed with Eva Stokes in Kaliuga, the Ideals, as well as Sabrina Sayed, and with one of the members from the band, "The Residents." She also worked for a year or two with Aretha Franklin's backup singer, Geraldine.
Mari has an extensive background in Alternative Medicine. She has served as the medical Intuitive for Dr. Daniel Reeves, D.C., N. D., D.D., Phd. for 9 or more years where she helped to diagnose patients in his practice as well as treat them. She also has studied with 3 indigenous medicine lineages and studied Energy Medicine Modalities: Total Body Modification (Energetic Chiropractic) and Matrix Energetics 1, 2, & 3. She has Certification in all of these modalities. Further, Mari has a Certification to teach Kunlun Nei Gung or the Kunlun System, Taoist Internal Alchemy, and has been accredited to instruct Taoist Internal Meditation Techniques since 2011.
She has been working with Sacred Sound & Healing for 20 + years. Originally gifted a spontaneous form of movement meditation that came to her after attending a traditional indigenous "ghost dance" in 1992, she plunged into her own in-depth internal study of these mysteries, and her own moon cycle following a spontaneous Kundalini awakening. She spent many years developing a relationship to this work in private. In 2008, she had a Spiritual Awakening and is currently deepening the embodiment of that awakening.
She currently teaches meditation and provides Sacred Sound & Sound Healing for transformation, health and stress relief.
Mari also holds Certificates in
Medicine and the Arts - University of Capetown,
Preventing Chronic Pain, University of Minnesota,
Acupressure for Headaches - Jumonzy,
Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Duke U.
fMRI Data Analysis- Johns Hopkins University,
Consumer Neuroscience, Copenhagen Business School,
Curanderismo - University of New Mexico,
Magic and the Middle Ages - Univ of Barcellona,
Humanity & Nature in Chinese Thought - U of Hong Kong,
Sacred Objects and Religious Life - Hamilton College,
Stonehenge - University of Buckingham
The Science of Happiness - UC Berkeley
Inspirational Leadership through Emotional Intelligence - Case Western U.
Sound Design from Emory University,
Site Specific Dance and Performance from Cal Arts,
Music Production / Songwriting / Vocal Recording Technology - Berklee School of Music in Boston.
Ancient Architecture (Global History of Architecture) - MIT
Buddhism and Psychology - Princeton University Resilience and the Science of Stress Management - U of Washington
Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance - Monash U