Every Thursday 3:00pm – 4:15pm
At The Yoga Barn
Sound Healing is a profound and powerful experience of sound and vibration, which combines live music, pure natural sound, ancient mantras & soulful vocals. Sound has been utilised in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for the body, mind and soul of a person for harmony and healing.
You can lie comfortably on mats on the floor while slowing down your breathing. By doing this, you prepare yourself to get in a meditative state of stillness and become the receiver of sounds. You receive powerful mantras, sound medicine melodies and other different songs accompanied by sacred instruments in order to move in a place of complete relaxation and peace.
The benefits of sound healing are among others stress reduction, deep relaxation, improved sleep, improved concentration, and a stronger immune system. Sound healing affects all cells in your body.
Punnu Singh Wasu is an Indian vocalist, musician, songwriter and multi instrumentalist. He was born and raised in Hyderabad, India into a family that has a true love for Kirtan and spirituality. He began studying the harmonium and singing at the tender age of 5. At age 10, Punnu moved on to learning the Indian Classical Music (Hindustani) while traveling with his father throughout India singing the beautiful verses of Kirtan. Later on his knowledge of mandolin and tabla became his focal point. Nowadays he performs Kirtan, Xtatic Kirtan, Indian Fusion, Indian Classical music, Sufi, Bollywood music as well as Sound Healing around the world. He has his own Kirtan Academy and also leads music workshops in combination with yoga & meditation.
Dear Punnu, I have been to three of your classes – sound healing, meditation and Reiki. All have been amazing! I have enjoyed your personal style which for me is a rich blend of support, encouragement, challenge, wisdom and love; all imparted with generous splatters of a playful, cheeky humour. All the classes have contributed in some way to healing some aspect of my being. The sound healing was, as you described in the introduction, a journey. The music drew inspiration from traditional Indian to contemporary Western – a rich variety of sound, which inspired within me a joyful and relaxed state of mind and body. This relaxation then allowed for a cathartic opening of energy channels – especially evident during the Indian raga type music with its hypnotic dwoops, clangs, bing-dings, tinkles and beats. The renditions of Hallelujah and Freedom (You know how I Feel) were simply beautiful and brought to my heart such bittersweet feelings of joy, yearning and sadness. Your meditation classes have given me fresh insights into the nature of the energetic body (Chakra and Nadis System). More than this I feel I have a beautiful compliment to my usual meditation of simply sitting and observing the flow of thoughts and bodily sensations. It was for me a clear and powerful way of promoting a purification of the energetic body. During the meditation I experienced shaking of the body and coughing. This was accompanied by a feeling of energy rising up through the system to culminate as a blissful tingling in the Crown Chakra. After both the sessions I attended I felt deliciously peaceful and calm. You ran the Reiki course I recently attended with enormous care and respect for the trainees. This, along with the reverence you have for the divine beings who enshrine the process with guidance and love, promotes a palpable Aura of Celestial Holiness within the training room. The Transmission I received was very powerful. Although the initial current of bliss and joy has subsided somewhat, I am aware of a subtle yet significant increase in the energetic current within the body. This is accompanied by a greater sense of calm and stillness. So thank you Punnu for all the gifts you have imparted to me and I heartily recommend all of your above mentioned classes. With Love and Gratitude.