The SoundBody Collective – live musicians help you meditate during sound baths
What is a Sound Bath?
Sound baths are a simple exercise in deep listening which can lower stress. During a sound bath session with clients, sound therapy practitioners intentionally combine vibrations from the human voice with instruments and objects that resonate such as, but not limited to, crystal quartz singing bowls, metal singing bowls, drums, tuning forks, gongs, shakers, bells and chimes to administer memorable and soothing soundscapes to relax the mind and body.
What to expect at our Sound Bath?
We will be playing for approximately one hour. Simply lie or sit down and allow yourself to be immersed in healing sounds and vibration. During a sound bath, you may experience physical sensations or emotional release. You may journey into a state of deep self-inquiry. You may fall asleep or you may not. No prior experience with meditation is required to benefit.
Comprised of three certified sound therapy practitioners, The SoundBody Collective hosts regular public sound baths across Toronto/GTHA and can facilitate private sound bath experiences for workplace wellness, private functions, retreats, special occasions, home gatherings and more.
Each of their sound baths are tailored and can include a combination of instruments and sound healing tools including, but not limited to, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, handpan, shruti box, didgeridoo, tingshas, chimes, drone flute, spirit flute, ocean drum, frame drums, rain sticks, tuning forks and our voices.
If you’ve never been to a sound bath before, you just have to lie down and you get bathed in sound. It’s deeply relaxing, akin to a waking trance, a state you can only get into if you’re a really sound sleeper, or if you’ve been practicing meditation for several years. It has wonderful health benefits, like boosting your immune system, reducing cortisol (the main stress hormone) in your blood, and even can help promote the repair of damaged tissue (because certain harmonic frequencies have been proven to stimulate the production of nitric oxide in the body, which also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal benefits).
Join The SoundBody Collective, recognized as one of Toronto’s most “innovative soundscape groups”, for a one-of-a-kind live sound bath experience designed to help you harness the invigorating energies of summer!
Sunday, August 15th |Doors at 6:30 pm | LIVE Sound Bath from 7:15 – 8:15 pm
*Rain Date: Tues, August 17, 2021 – same time
#8 Tanglewood Terrace | Etobicoke , ON | M8Y 3P1
Light refreshments will be served. Limited capacity. Covid-19 safety measures in place.
*Please bring your own mat / blanket.
Laura Notton is a registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and certified Sound Therapy Practitioner. For the last twenty years Laura has supported hundreds of people from all walks of life on their healing journey. With skill and compassion she has helped clients overcome challenging life circumstances and worked closely with clients to help them reach their goals. Laura holds a Master of Social Work Degree with a specialization in Health and Mental Health from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Ryerson University. Her practice is informed by the exceptional training she received at Women’s College Hospital and specialized training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which is a body-centered approach that aims to treat the somatic symptoms of unresolved trauma. Laura has also completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, other mindfulness based therapies, Sound Therapy, and Restorative Yoga.
Nicole Manes earned her certification in Sound Therapy from the Institute of Traditional Medicine (ITM). She uses a variety of instruments and tools including voice, crystal quartz singing bowls, Tibetan metal bowls, shakers and chimes to provide sound therapy in both private and group settings. In addition to a long-standing interest in psychology, mindfulness and spirituality, plus over fourteen years as a public relations specialist, Nicole brings years of vocal training, live performance, song writing and in-studio recording experience to her sound therapy practice. Nicole has had the privilege of providing sound therapy at a number of organizations and workplace settings including Rotman School of Management / University of Toronto, Unison Health & Community Services, Better Life Studios, Living Waters Therapies, The Integrative Heath Care Clinic at ITM and more. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from The University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University. She is Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology student and volunteers with Kids Help Phone as a Crisis Responder.
Rufus Glassco is a trilingual Drum Circle Facilitator who specializes in drumming for health and wellness. He is also a Sound Healing Practitioner and a Shamanic Coach, and helps both individuals and large groups to relax, and come into greater resonance and harmony. Rufus’ put his experience as a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumental percussionist into soundscapes he weaves together using a variety of sound healing instruments (tuning forks, crystal bowls, didgeridoo, handpan, Shrutie box, native drone flute, ocean drum, gathering drum, frame drum, kalimba, chimes, ting shas, and voice) into a multi-layered sonic journey that transports sound bathers to a deeply relaxing place.
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.