Aloha and welcome! We bring our true Hawaiian Aloha to every session we offer.
Aloha and welcome! We bring our true Hawaiian Aloha to every session we offer.
A Sound Bath Meditation is an acoustic sound healing journey that relaxes the body, clears the subconscious, calms the mind, and activates your body's natural healing systems. Laura weaves in her years of Guided Imagery taking you on a journey of relaxation and healing. We provide everything you need to create your most comfortable space. You’ll lie down and let the cosmic vibrations wash away stress and all that no longer serves you. We create a chamber of healing vibrations using a wide variety of ancient sound healing instruments, including planetary tuned chimes, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, Gongs and more to create a sound healing experience that will vibrate and activate every cell in your body, revitalizing the mind, body, and spirit leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Sound Healing is so effective because it influences our emotional bodies as well as our physical bodies. Different sound vibrations interact with our physical and energetic bodies in beneficial ways:
GONGS are a truly special sound healing instrument. The gong vibrations impact the body and its meridians. It releases blocks, reduces tension and stimulates circulation. The gong changes the feelings that are blocked by cutting the thoughts that sustain and recreate the feelings.
About the Facilitator: Laura Crittendon is a multi-faceted wellness practitioner and instructor, specializing in the restorative and healing power of movement, meditation, sound frequency and vibration. With over 35 years of experience studying, guiding, and teaching Meditation, Chi Kung, Breathwork, Reiki, Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonic and Meditation, her approach is personal, empowering and uplifting. In addition to numerous degrees and certifications, Laura’s focus in Graduate School was Mind-Body Medicine with a focus on Breathwork and Meditation to reduce stress and improve health.
What is a Sound Bath?
The term Sound Bath can be used to describe a variety of experiences. In general, the term typically applies to an “in person” experience where people relax and listen to sounds. Our Sound Bath Meditations are played in a specific manner to create relaxation and also guide listeners on a journey of self discovery and inner exploration. Our playing style and the instruments we use help relax the mind, body and nervous system. We also add Guided Imagery to further enhance your inward focus, relaxation, and healing. This powerful combination results in a feeling of deep relaxation and peace, expansion of consciousness, and numerous other benefits (especially when experienced regularly). At Blossoming Lotus we use a combination of 4 premium gongs, 9 crystal singing bowls, a variety of Tibetan Bowls, Planetary Tuned Healing Chimes and other instruments. When a sound bath practitioner is skilled in combining the sounds, the greater amount of gongs and bowls is very effective in relaxing the mind and body. This helps one to feel a greater sense of overall health and wellbeing. Events at Blossoming Lotus are unique because we keep it intimate and personal. Attendance is limited to 10 people maximum at every event. We are about helping you connect to you, not everyone else in the room.
What makes a good Sound Bath?
While the ultimate judge of a good sound bath experience is the receiver, there are certain things that are important in creating a great sound bath. The quality of instruments, how they are played together, and how skillfully the player performs all matter in the sound bath performance. Anybody can hit the gong but not everyone can blend and merge the sounds of the gongs and bowls together in a way that create a therapeutic sound bath experience. Knowledge of basic music theory, the quality of instruments, volume management along with the sound bath performers’ connection to themselves, the participants and their instruments will influence the quality of the sound bath. For example, if the performer is ungrounded (or spaced out), or focused on themselves and not the group, the sound bath may feel ‘disconnected’. Our Sound Bath Meditations are different than most in that Laura is also using guided imagery to take you on a journey along with the sounds.
Laura graduated from a year long sound healing practitioner course along with shorter courses of study under some of the top sound healers in the US.
What do I do during a Sound Bath?
During our sound bath meditations participants relax in a comfortable position, usually laying on their backs. For best results, participants should listen and stay present with the guided instructions, the sounds and what they are experiencing and feeling. One can get much more out of the sound bath if they stay present, and not just use it as a time to take a nap. Each sound bath experience is unique – sometimes more physical sensations are felt, other times it feels like an emotional journey, and other times people will see colors, shapes, or images similar to a waking dream. Occasionally the sound bath will activate the higher mind and people will receive creative insights or work out issues they couldn’t solve prior. Generally, a deep state of relaxation of the body and mind is achieved, and most people look and feel brighter and more relaxed after a sound bath.
We are happy to announce our monthly "Sound Bath Meditations". Event investment: $55. Advanced reservations required, payment at time of reservation is required to hold your space.
Future events will be posted approximately 5 weeks from the date.
These monthly sessions begin with approximately 15 minutes Chi Kung for Healing & Stress Relief session. No experience necessary! Begin your profound relaxation by learning to move and work with (Kung) your own personal energy (Chi).
Students will then be guided through an amazing Sound Bath Meditation experience. The depth of relaxation will astound you. Such good medicine for Mind, Body and Soul. Our Sound Bath Meditation lasts approximately one hour.
Sound Bath Etiquette
All events start on time. Arrival time is 15 minutes before event start time and late arrivals will not be allowed in. All sales are final, we do not offer refunds. Your ticket is only valid for the date and time purchased. You may not transfer to another date or time, but you can give your ticket to someone else. Event schedule is posted about one month in advance, future event dates will be added soon.
For Chi Kung practice, please wear comfortable clothing you can easily move in. Socks are welcome. Shoes, however, are left at the door. Feel free to bring a water bottle (with a lid that closes) for your use.
Chi Kung is generally performed in a standing posture. And, it can be easily modified to be performed while seated on a stool or a chair. Please let your instructor know if you prefer to have a stool.
No experience necessary. All that is required is an open curious mind and a body yearning to move.
For the Sound Bath Meditation, we provide everything you'll need:
You may want to bring some comfy socks and perhaps a light sweater.
Sound baths are generally experienced while laying on your back. If laying on your back isn't comfortable, you are welcome to use a side laying position. We are happy to accommodate individuals who prefer to sit upright on a cushion, stool or chair. Just let us know when you make your reservation so we are prepared!
Laura will guide you on a journey of deep and profound relaxation using her voice and a group of sound healing instruments.
Blossoming Lotus GYROTONIC® (& Pilates)
445 W. Foothill Blvd, Suite 106, Claremont CA 91711
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