"If you want to find the secrets of the Universe think in term of energy, frequency, and vibration." - Nikola Tesla
This "daycation" retreat led by Jonathan Adams, aka Sonic Yogi, explores how frequency and vibration affect the way we think and feel. We will learn through direct experience, with time for extended meditations, and we'll share a high vibration vegetarian lunch catered by Happy Seed!
Learn how sounds may affect the pineal gland, for improved sleep, as well as release deep stressors from the body and mind. Learn how to use sound and frequency based techniques to:
- Quiet the mind and release stress;
- Encourage alpha and theta brainwaves and right brain activity;
- Calibrate the body and mind for deeper states of meditation and awakening;
- Develop a greater awareness of this universal language of frequency that connects us all.
- Brainwave entrainment;
- Rhythmic breathing;
- As well as chanting and toning.
Description of Content:
Did you know that sound waves and brainwaves are both measured in hertz? In this session we will explore frequency and rhythm. We learn what frequency is and how it relates to our bodies and nature. We will also learn how frequency is measured and how it can be applicable to meditation and using sound as therapy.
In this session, we are going to take a further look in cycles of nature and how these may also relate to the cycles of the body. We will learn how becoming more conscious of the cycles within the body and in nature can assist in the process of relaxation, releasing stress and maintaining harmony.
In this session we will look more closely at the cycles of our brainwaves. We will also learn how brainwaves of various frequencies also relate to different states of consciousness. We will also explore how the random and repetitive nature of sound therapy may activate our right brain for states of deep relaxation, creativity and insight.
In this session we will learn about brainwave entrainment, and the various types of sonic entrainment that are commonly used to shift states of consciousness. The brain, the heart and the breath are all connected. These tools of entrainment can help to relax our entire body and create a new level of harmony. Building on what we learned about cycles in the previous lessons we will learn how listening to sonic entrainment can help to encourage more relaxed states of consciousness.
In this session we will learn methods and practices of creating and altering internal vibrations using the sounds of our own voice. In the previous lesson we learned how sound therapy can use outer vibrations to entrain, or synchronize the brainwaves for states of deeper relaxation. Today we will look further into how we can use our own internal vibrations, to affect the mind and body.
This lesson explores the role of the pineal gland for sleep, altered states of consciousness, and how sounds may affect this process. We will explore how sound may affect melatonin production and other mood calming neurotransmitters as well as supplements that can support this process.
In this session we will learn how conscious and unconscious mental patterns can also be stored in the body and how these can manifest in the form of stress or tension. Using sound consciously also seems to be able to vibrate these energies loose, resulting in a release of tension. The lesson will also cover a method for releasing stress while listening to sound therapy.
In previous lessons we learned about sound as it relates to our physiology, and as tool for accessing deeper layers of our consciousness. In this session we will learn more about using vibrational awareness to access optimal states in the present moment. We will learn about the superhighway of life force energy running through the body known as Chakras and how we can become more conscious of this ongoing energetic conversation between the body and mind.
In this session we will look at sacred sounds from around the globe, as well modern scientific study and uses of frequency and sound. Since the beginning of time we have used sound as a sacred and scientific tool for working with our emotions, a tool for finding states of relaxation, and as an offering of gratitude. We will also look at some key figures in the world of sound from ancient forefathers to recent pioneers.
In this session we will summarize the key points from the previous sessions. So far, we have learned how we can benefit from a deeper understanding of sound and frequency in order to: Quiet the mind and release stress, Encourage Alpha and Theta brainwaves and right brain activity as well as stimulate the vagus nerve and pineal gland and calibrate the body and mind for deep relaxation. We will also look at some ways that we can incorporate these ideas into our everyday meditation and stress release practices.
Jonathan Adams (aka. Sonic Yogi) discovered sound as therapy after his experiences and recovery from anxiety. As a touring musician, he knew the power of music to move our emotions, but following this experience, he understood its potential as a healing force. Since then, he has used his intuition, experiences, and studies to explore the role of sound and music in the healing arts and create new ways for people to relax, enhance self-healing, self-awareness, focus and creativity.
Jon also frequently gives talks and workshops on sound therapy and wellness, which include appearances at TedX, National Spiritual Living Conference, GA State Social Workers Conference, Emory Wellness Center, Wigwam Wellness Festival and many more. In only a few years, his sound therapy tracks have received millions of plays online, and can be streamed on YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud and the Insight Timer app. They are also used by Golds Gym nationally in their Centergy yoga classes. He continues to explore ways in which sound, as therapy, can help people to relax, de-stress, enjoy deeper meditations and FEEL GREAT!