Phoebe, the artist behind IKSRE (I Keep Seeing Rainbows Everywhere) –facilitates group sound baths using a combination of Himalayan and Alchemy crystal singing bowls, gongs, hand pan, drum, chimes, Monochord and voice, including overtone singing. She also facilitates training workshops locally and abroad and runs a private practice from her home on Boonwurrung Country.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Meditation is a very effective form of relaxation. We know this to be true. But when sound is added a deeper level of relaxation is seen not only right away and that night but for days afterwards.
Reduce anxiety and lift your mood
Again, most styles of meditation can help us to reduce levels of anxiety and in turn, help to lift our mood. But on top of this, binaural beats, which are tones that are similar but not exactly the same in pitch played simultaneously, are shown to further reduce levels of anxiety.
Increase sleep quality and memory
On top of general relaxation, sound baths are shown to increase the quality of sleep. And when it comes to focus and memory sleep length and quality is incredibly important. Studies have been done that show those who attend sound baths not only sleep better but have improved test results on memory tests.
When we meditate it can be challenging to quiet down the mind, especially if we’re starting out. There’s something quite special that happens when you add sound, it can be almost overwhelming, but the amount of stimuli that is coming at you makes it much harder for the mind to continue chatting away and often it surrenders and you’re just left with sensation and breath.
When: Sunday 28 January 1.00-2.30 pm
Your Investment: $60