August 20th-25th -- Sound School Level 2 Retreat
with Jessica Caplan and Katie Down
Upstate NY, Location TBA
Sound School Level 2 is open to sound practitioners who have either completed Sound School Level 1 or who have previous training in sound in the healing arts. Offered in retreat style to create an immersive experience, this in-depth training will expand practitioners’ connection to sound in therapeutic modalities, covering basic music theory, history, practicum training, ethics and best practices.
Among the topics explored will be intuitive voice work, mantra and the energetics of sound, aesthetics of sound baths, instrument techniques, Mindfulness, and Deep Listening. Several guest teachers (details to be announced soon) will offer sessions on tuning forks, gong, and basic anatomy for sound practitioners.
Set in the beautiful Hudson Valley, there will also be time for participants to pause and tune into the frequency of nature, hike, swim in a nearby lake, and enjoy delicious vegetarian meals. There will be daily movement and meditation practice to open body and mind for learning, and evening sound experiences to enhance integration. Students will also have the opportunity to practice individual hands-on work, and receive feedback from the facilitators throughout the retreat.
arrival and check in
opening circle / sound meditation
Wednesday - Saturday
8:00 - 8:45am
Sound practice Free Play
7:30 - 8:30pm
8:30 - 9:45pm
8:00 - 8:45am
FINAL LUNCH & GOOD-BYES
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Katie Down, (MT-BC, LCAT) is a licensed creative arts therapist, Reiki practitioner, and performing musician. Katie's breadth of experience in sound and music in therapeutic modalities is encompassed in over 10 years of clinical work as a music psychotherapist and sound practitioner. She is on staff at MNDFL, MINKA Brooklyn, and Maha Rose Center for Healing. Katie received her masters degree at NYU in Music Therapy as well as additional trauma training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and is certified in EMDR. Incorporating MBSR techniques as well as creative visualization, Katie provides a nurturing and grounded environment to let go of blockages and negative thought patterns so that we can realize our full potential for wellbeing and happiness. Katie teaches mindfulness meditation through sound and deep listening at Maha Rose Center for Healing, MINKA Brooklyn, and MNDFL and has been a guest lecturer at NYU, The School of Visual Arts, Cal State Fullerton, The Jewish Theological Seminary, The Expressive Arts Therapy Summit, The International Conference on Deep Listening, and at many grand rounds presentations for area hospitals. www.soundwellcenter.com