“Sound is the vessel and it allows you to explore and identify what a meditative state is and how it feels.”
Experiencing sounds that correspond to the nadis energy lines and
the marmas in the body (similar to acupuncture points), and the elements
of creation. Based on the 50 Sanskrit Bija (Seed sound) mantras.
Receiving the sound vibrations of the Sanskrit alphabet is like pushing
the “cosmic reset button” and is wonderfully balancing, healing,
nourishing, and inspiring. During the session, you will receive the sound
vibrations of the Sanskrit alphabet for a energetic retest while you will be
laying down, and listen to the chants of the seed sounds, using light touch
on different parts of the body and/or gentle cranio-sacral hand positions.
A transformative and great helping hand to support a shift in your brainwave state into a more relaxed self to bring more harmony into our stressful modern life. Through frequency and sound it's possible, and very easy, to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), with the majority of people able to reach theta (meditative state) and even delta (where internal healing can occur). This experience is helpful for anyone who wants to give themselves a moment of relaxation or gain the benefits from meditation, but has not yet learned how to access on their own. A sound bath allows us to go to a deeper place where we can arrive in relaxation without complicating how to get there, we are surrendering and trusting the sound to do its work. Science has proven that pure sound immersion of minimum 20 minutes will deepen relaxation response in our nervous system.
The sound baths can be created by different types of instruments with various frequencies which can include crystal bowls, chimes, drumming, tuning forks, Himalayan singing bowls, overtone singing, harmonium, gongs or didgeridoos. Each person will comfortably be lying down in a very restorative way often with cushioning or an eye mask. To facilitate a safe and a deeply transformative journey as these sound baths are not something that happens or is done to you through the efforts of someone else, often called a healer. This is me holding space for you to remember or getting to know the healer that you are yourself as you allow yourself to listen and surrender to the magic of sound.
“Our current reality is a reflection of our vibrational state and changing our frequency, changes our reality! The sound journey is designed to support you in raising your vibration and shift your frequency into deeper resonance with your highest potential. “ - Thomas Power
Lets come together and sing ourselves alive! Kīrtan is a call and response from chanting, often with mantras in Sanskrit or Hindu poetry sometimes in other languages too.
Kirtan with Greta is a sacred sound journey with authenticity, joy and with focus of deep connection with oneness. Beginning the gathering with tuning in with help our breath, simple movements and a call and response rāga singing on the inward Sanskṛit vowel M and the Sanskrit vowel of ānanda (bliss) shakti, Ā… to really feel our true voice that grows from our hearts, innate heart intelligence activation so our bodies and hearts start to biochemically attune and pule in harmony with all that is. From this space of receptivity we continue to sing the names of the Beloved or our prayers in simple melodies, gradually blossoming to ecstatic intensity. When the rāga has reached its fullness, we dissolve the sound back into the stillness.
The Kirtan with Greta is not the festival popular quite the Westernized style and not fully the Indian style familiar to those who attend temple services or a Hare Krishna gathering, who both are incredible in their own ways, but Greta offers what is true and sacred to her inviting her students into the heart of sound, the true Self that shines through music and mantra.