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Sacred Sound and Movement: A Spiritual Healing Journey with Rich Gausman, Erik Lieux & Friends
This is a past event.
Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134
What potential healing can be experienced through rhythm and sound? How can we hear the music of our own life more clearly? Join us for a dynamic, interactive, and experiential event exploring the healing and spiritual qualities of sacred sound and embodied movement.
Our journey will begin by feeling our own life force through guided breathwork and visualization courtesy of master of ceremonies, Jaret Brooks. This will help engage our body and minds for the journey into our ecstatic dance session led by DJ and master practitioner Erik Lieux. Ecstatic dance is a form of body movement in which practitioners surrender to the rhythm, moving freely as the music takes them on an inner journey, leading to an altered state of consciousness reminiscent of meditation. Ecstatic dancers describe feeling connected to others, to the Earth and to their own emotions and inner being. Ecstatic dance has been practiced throughout human history by many cultures and faith traditions as a way of attaining not only inner serenity but also enlightenment and connection to the divine. Live musical accompaniment of drum, voice, flute, and more by Jaret Brooks & Erik Lieux will help to amplify and guide this expressive and meditative portion of the event.
From this refreshed space of body and mind, we move into alert stillness with master sound healing practitioner Rich Gausman. Rich will elevate the collective vibration through the use of a 40 inch gong and quartz crystal bowls, creating a healing immersive experience. This will further be aided by Jordon DeMercado and friends via use of Australian origin didgeridoo and ancient sound healing tools to bring deeper stillness and peace. Sound healing is an ancient meditative practice that uses different musical implements to create healing vibrations around the physical body. As we resonate with the vibration, we shift our brainwave state through entrainment, moving us from our normal beta state (waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and finally to theta (meditative state). Additionally, crystal gemstones will be offered for everyone as a gift to take home with them as a memory and placeholder for the potency of our sacred sound experience together. We are pleased to share such a unique and potent experience of Sacred Sound with you.
Please bring a yoga mat, pillow, blanket, and water bottle.
Erik Lieux, DJ and Ecstatic Dance Master Practitioner
Rich Gausman, Sound Healing Master Practitioner
Jaret Brooks, Master of Ceremonies & Healing Artist
Jordon DeMercado, Meditation Guide