February 23rd & 24th -- Sound School
Saturday, Feb. 23rd: 9am - 6pm
Sunday, Feb. 24th : 9am - 6pm
with Katie Down and Jessica Caplan
Sound School at Maha Rose, is led by licensed creative arts therapist, music and sound therapist, Katie Down (MT-BC, LCAT) and sound practitioner / yoga instructor, Jessica Caplan. This 2-day, 16-hour training gives participants a thorough introduction with hands-on practicum training in the therapeutic use of sound. Weaving together theory, history, and experiential learning, this course will invite students to explore the voice and different instruments for the purpose of healing, connection, and personal transformation.
Students will gain tools and inspiration to create their own personal sound practice while employing ethics guidelines and best practices for using sound in a variety of healing modalities. We will explore the history, science and cultural relevance of sound in healing traditions and expand our capacity for deep listening in meditation and clinical applications. Students will also have the opportunity to use traditional sound healing instruments including but not limited to: Himalayan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, monochords, hand pans, tuning forks, shruti boxes, and others. The training will focus on the use of melody, rhythm, and timbre as diagnostic tools as well.
Maha Rose Sound School is open to clinicians, healers, musicians, non-musicians, and bodyworkers, etc. who want to expand their understanding of and connection to sound as a tool for healing - not only in the context of clinical practice but for creating a personal sound practice in our daily lives. Teachers, bodyworkers, yoga instructors, musicians, therapists, and anyone curious about the power of sound and deep listening in our daily lives is encouraged to apply.
*Payment plans also available, upon request, please call us at the Studio for further information*
"In the sea of healing practitioners we have to choose from today, Katie holds a unique and vital place as she possesses a rare combination of scientific evidence-based knowledge, solid foundations in both music and psychotherapy, and an undeniable personal talent for integrating a sense of creativity and warmth into everything she does. I have had the true pleasure of attending Katie’s sound baths, been a student in her Sound School program at Maha Rose, and have brought her in as a special guest lecturer for a grand rounds presentation in the Department of Psychiatry at Jamaica Hospital. My experiences with her have added so much to not only my professional work as a creative arts psychotherapist, but also to my personal artistic practices and overall sense of wellness. In all of the different settings I’ve worked with Katie, she consistently imparts knowledge, humor, increased inner strength, and a sense of both wonder and grounding. I highly recommend her offerings to anyone seeking a new perspective!" - Karen Codd Fairchild, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT (former student)Licensed & Board Certified Creative Arts Psychotherapist
Jessica Caplan is a certified sound therapy practitioner, vocalist and yoga teacher. She creates heart-centered meditative sound experiences, workshops, retreats and trainings that weave her passion for music and movement as medicine with our innate capacity and desire to heal.
A yoga teacher since 2006, and a singer all her life, Jessica’s love of both music and the healing arts began to organically merge several years ago. She completed sound therapy practitioner training at the Open Center’s Sound and Music Institute, and has since guided soundbaths, crafted meditative soundscapes for yoga classes and events, and led workshops, retreats and trainings in sound healing. Jessica is particularly passionate about providing students an integrative, loving approach to connecting with the voice, and through that, with oneself. She is a Reiki practitioner and Restorative yoga teacher, and continues her studies of yoga, sound healing, Native traditions, shamanic practices, and classical Indian music with dear teachers. Jessica is also the co-creatrix of SoundMind (www.soundmind.space), an audio meditation series combining meditation with therapeutic sound, released in the fall of 2016.