Sound and Movement of Life; Embodied Practices of Music and Movement

Expressive Music and Movement

marshSound and Movement of Life: Embodied Practices of Music and Movement Healing

Music and Movement utilizes music from many cultures including Native American, West African Jewish and African American. All draw on universal themes of love, grace, peace, reconciliation, forgiveness of self and others and integrates this through voice with chant, tuning, toning and mantra and movement in circle dances and unstructured free movement. Conscious Dance and playful prompts for movement invite freedom of expression as well as community building.

Kirtan is also part of this musical experience. A simple call and response repetitive structure in Sanskrit, Kirtan is from the Bhakti Yoga tradition, the yoga of devotion. Integrating Sound and Music together with your body and voice is the opportunity to find the ultimate in self expression with tools you always have, your breath, your voice and your body. Rachel also has an extensive library both of original chants and movement pieces that are accessible to all regardless of musical or movement experience. Sound and Movement marries spirit and body, wisdom and love, letting go and adoration.

This is what we call a Tantric practice in Yoga, embodying the physical with the spiritual in a joy filled centering practice! These tools of breath, body and voice can be used to experience the acceptance, compassion and love that surround us always. This engagement has the potential to release us from our fears and surrender into Love.

Rachel has shared this practice at the American Holistic Nurses Conferences, Rhythm Renewal Retreats, Mennonite Women’s Talkin Bout a Revolution Conference, First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, New Farm ,Queensland, Australia and regionally on a regular basis at Trinity Lutheran Church in Somerset, Pa.

Rachel offers this practice at workshops, retreats and gatherings regionally, nationally and internationally and brings this practice into community based settings. Please contact her to book and schedule this workshop at your next retreat or conference!

This workshop weaves the theme of the Buddhist practice of love and compassion through reflective writing, information about the energetics of the heart center, mantra and mudra that open and connect the heart center, music and circle dance from various faith traditions and a musical practice of Metta followed by meditation.

Healing Sounds Workshop

The Healing Sounds Workshop can be offered at retreats, yoga studios and conferences. Please contact Rachel as to her availability.

Healing Sounds

Sound and Movement of Life: Embodied Practices of Music and Movement

Music is both a centering meditation and a lively joyful expression of the life experience. Healing Music and Movement utilizes music from many cultures including Native American, West African Jewish and African American.

All draw on universal themes of love, grace, peace, reconciliation, forgiveness of self and others and integrates this through voice with chant, tuning, toning and mantra and movement in circle dances and unstructured free movement.

Conscious Dance and playful prompts for movement invite freedom of expression as well as community building.

Kirtan is also part of this musical experience. A simple call and response repetitive structure in Sanskrit, Kirtan is from the Bhakti Yoga tradition, the yoga of devotion. Integrating Sound and Music together with your body and voice is the opportunity to find the ultimate in self expression with tools you always have, your breath, your voice and your body.

Rachel also has an extensive library both of original chants and movement pieces that are accessible to all regardless of musical or movement experience.

Sound and Movement marries spirit and body, wisdom and love, letting go and adoration. This is what we call a Tantric practice in Yoga, embodying the physical with the spiritual in a joy filled centering practice! These tools of breath, body and voice can be used to experience the acceptance, compassion and love that surround us always.

This engagement has the potential to release us from our fears and surrender into Love.

marshRachel has shared this practice at the American Holistic Nurses Conferences, Rhythm Renewal Retreats, Mennonite Women’s Talkin Bout a Revolution Conference, First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, New Farm ,Queensland, Australia and regionally on a regular basis at Trinity Lutheran Church in Somerset, Pa. Rachel offers this practice at workshops, retreats and gatherings regionally, nationally and internationally and brings this practice into community based settings. Please contact her to book and schedule this workshop at your next retreat or conference!