Wednesday, July 31st -- Sound Dreaming
with Kai Altair & Jessica Caplan
Kai Altair & Jess Caplan weave together dreamwork & shamanic journey practice into a meditative soundscape with Himalayan and crystal bowls, ethereal vocals, medicine melodies, heartbeat drumming, tuning forks, shrutti box, chimes, and other world and shamanic instruments.
The two-hour experience opens with an introduction to lucid dreaming & technique for visionary journeys; participants then lie down in a supported pose to receive the sound, and go on a 'test flight' using new tools.
In an atmosphere of deep listening, sound becomes the anchor as the body rests, the mind expands, and the spirit flies.
Kai Altair is a Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master, Teacher of Active Dreaming, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Meditation Instructor, and Tarot Consultant. She is trained by Robert Moss, a renowned dream teacher who is the creator of Active Dreaming– an original synthesis of dreamwork and shamanism. Kai is also a practitioner of ancient divination, musical and movement traditions, and is deeply connected to the energies of the natural world. Her experience combines over a decade of service to the elderly in nursing and rehab facilities, with work in communities of young entertainers and festival goers around the globe. She creates a gentle, compassionate, and playful environment for personal growth and healing, and loves to journey with people exploring inner realms of spirit. Kai’s intention is to inspire attunement to imagination, universal life force energy, helping spirits, and present moment awareness. A performance artist, writer, and composer sacred music- Kai lives in Brooklyn, and spends much of her time traveling the world in pursuit of musical and spiritual adventure.
Jessica Caplan is a certified sound practitioner, vocalist and yoga teacher. She is passionate about creating heart-centered experiences that weave together music, movement, self-connection, community and the journey to Spirit. A yoga teacher since 2006, and a singer all her life, Jessica’s love of music and the healing arts merged several years ago when she began to study sound healing. She graduated from the Open Center’s Sound and Music Institute in 2013, and facilitates soundbaths, as well as workshops, retreats and trainings in voice and the art of therapeutic sound. As a vocal guide, Jessica provides students an embodied, loving approach to reawakening the connection to one’s voice, and through that, with oneself. She is a Reiki practitioner and Restorative yoga teacher, and continues her studies of sound healing, yoga, Native traditions, shamanic practices, and classical Indian music. Jessica is also the co-creatrix of SoundMind (www.soundmind.space), an audio meditation series combining meditation with therapeutic sound. She is currently based in the Hudson Valley.