Mona Ruijs will facilitate a sound immersive experience with gongs, quartz crystal bowls, Himalayan singing bowls and various sound tools that are designed to induce states of profound physical relaxation, meditation and general wellbeing and Karolina will take you through restorative sequence of yoga posture to warm the body up and prepare for sound immersion.
You may be transported to states of stillness, meditation, bliss, expansion of consciousness and self-healing. Sound Bath participants variously report powerful bodily sensations and brain states of ten accompanied by creative thought, rich imagery, insights, and feelings of rest and timelessness. This unique composition of frequencies and harmonics produces a soundscape that washes over you, releasing bodily tension and produces a relaxation response lowering stress, cortisol and adrenaline levels. We invite you to explore new ways of listening and responding, as the ear hears, the brain listens and the body senses vibrations.
GUEST OF HONOUR: MONA
Mona is a gong practitioner trained by The College of Sound Healing in Devon, UK. Inviting participants to close their eyes and open their ears, she curates a unique experience into sound and the senses, and an exploration of ‘the listening body’. Mona has spent the last 12 years abroad in Berlin and London where she facilitated sound baths, gong concerts and deep listening events. After completing her dissertation ‘Resonating Gongs: The Integration of Gongs into Sound Therapy’ with the Music facultyat the London Metropolitan University, she studied with Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux. Mona went on to train student sound practitioners at The Northern School of Soundsmiths in Manchester. In 2018 she is delighted to have returned to Australia to share her sound practice. Mona is continually exploring how the ear hears, the brain listens and the body senses vibrations.
CLASSIC WELLNESS YOGA TEACHER: KAROLINA
Karolina loves playful but thoughtful sequencing in her classes, when we learn about our body and how to use our senses, and when and how to apply our breath to control the energy balance in the body breath. It is a magical instrument that helps us to drop into the present moment and explore our inner-selves, learning how to control mind, body and emotions. She encourages her students to focus on self-awareness, body movement and the joy of practicing yoga.