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What is a Sound Bath?



The term Sound Bath was first coined a few years back by musicians or possibly practitioners of music therapy who took instruments and immersed the audience in sound for relaxation and stress relief.

It was found that specific instruments coupled with energetic medicine knowledge created conducive vibrations to provide ease of tension and deep relaxation. Deep relaxation is a pre-cursor to health and healing and allows the individual to release patterns of tension, trauma and stress that create illness.

Science has long known about brainwaves—patterns of electrical activity generated by the billions of neural cells in the human brain. Different levels of consciousness generate brainwaves at specific frequencies. More recent discoveries have shown that when people listen to sound vibrations and rhythmic sounds matched to a particular frequency, their brainwaves begin exhibiting the same frequency. This process is called “brain entrainment,” and it’s how we harnesses the power of the mind to help heal the body.

The idea that sound affects the health of the mind and body is not new. Chanting and mantra recitation have been part of Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto, Taoist, and Indigenous people's spirituality along with the healing power of yoga, Tai Chi, martial arts and indigenous medicine ways for thousands of years. Given the recent interest in mind-body medicine, it’s not surprising that this ancient tradition is experiencing a modern-day renaissance.

Here are some of the many benefits of Therapeutic Sound.

Activates Higher States of Awareness
Promotes inner Stillness
Relieves Anxiety and Stress
Induces Deep Relaxation
Promotes Profound Meditation
Increases blood flow and Circulation
Heightens Clarity
Improves Concentration
Aids in decreasing Depression
Re-focuses the mind
Relieves Insomnia
Normalizes Blood Pressure
Relieves Physical Pain
Helps in the release of Emotional Trauma

Mari's Bio:

Mari has been a sound healing practitioner since 1991. She apprenticed with Sound Healer K. Bach for more than 14 years, has written for one of the members of the Cirque du Soleil's solo show in Las Vegas, as well as sung harmonic vocals on CD "Book of Alchemy," featured in Keyboard Magazine, and the soundtrack for an MTV Animation Festival. Mari has also performed with Eva Stokes in Kaliuga, the Ideals, Sabrina Sayed, and with one of the members from the band, "The Residents." She also worked for a year or two with Aretha Franklin's backup singer, Geraldine.

Mari has an extensive background in Alternative Medicine. She has served as the medical Intuitive for Dr. Daniel Reeves, D.C., N. D., D.D., Phd. for 9 or more years where she helped to diagnose patients in his practice as well as treat them. She also has studied Energy Medicine Modalities: Total Body Modification (Energetic Chiropractic) and Matrix Energetics 1, 2, & 3. She has Certification in all of these modalities. Mari has a Certification to teach Kunlun Nei Gung or the Kunlun System, Taoist Internal Alchemy, and has been accredited to instruct Taoist Internal Meditation Techniques since 2011.

She has been working with Sacred Sound & Healing for 25 years.

Originally gifted a spontaneous form of movement meditation that came to her after attending a traditional indigenous "ghost dance" in 1992, she plunged into her own in-depth internal study of these mysteries, and her own moon cycle following a spontaneous Kundalini awakening. She spent many years developing a relationship to this work in private. In 2008, she had a Spiritual Awakening and is currently deepening the embodiment of that awakening.

She currently teaches meditation and provides Sacred Therapeutic Sound for transformation, health and stress relief.


Mari also holds Certificates in (see certifications)

Health and Healing Certificates

Mindfulness Meditation - Leiden University

Healing and the Arts - University of Florida

Music for Wellness - Berklee School of Music
Medicine and the Arts - University of Capetown,

Curanderismo 1,2,& 3 - University of New Mexico,
Preventing Chronic Pain - University of Minnesota,
Acupressure for Headaches - Jumonzy,
Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Duke U.
fMRI Data Analysis- Johns Hopkins University,
Consumer Neuroscience, Copenhagen Business School,

Wellbeing and Psychology Leadership Certificates
The Science of Happiness - UC Berkeley

Better Leader Richer Life - Duke University

Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations - Vanderbilt
Inspirational Leadership through Emotional Intelligence - Case Western U.

What Managers can learn from Philosophy - Ecole Centrale Paris

Additional Music and the Arts Certificates
Sound Design from Emory University,
Site Specific Dance and Performance - Cal Arts,

Visual and Audio Computational Arts - U of New York
Music Production / Songwriting / Vocal Recording Technology - Berklee School of Music in Boston.

Creativity, Innovation and Change - Penn State

Ancient Ways - Culture and Spirituality Certificates

Archeoastronomy - Politecnico Milano University

Ancient Architecture (Global History of Architecture) - MIT

Archaeology, (Henges) - University of Reading, England

World Heritage Sites - Open University
Stonehenge - University of Buckingham

Wonders of Ancient Egypt - Penn University

Ancient Egypt and it's Civilization - Penn University

The Bible in Light of the Ancient Near East - Bar-llan U.

Humanity & Nature in Chinese Thought - U Hong Kong,

Sacred Objects and Religious Life - Hamilton College,

Magic and the Middle Ages - University of Barcellona,

Scottish Highland Clans - University of Glascow

Wars of 3 Kingdoms, Uk - Open University

Book of Kells - Trinity College Dublin

Foundations of the Gael - Udemy

Lands and Faiths (Celtic) - Udemy

Ancient Irish Mythology - Udemy

Ancient Ireland Life & Ways - Udemy

Viking Sagas, University of Zurich

Additional Coursework in
Buddhism and Psychology - Princeton University

Budhism - UC Santa Barbara

Traditions of Yoga - UC Santa Barbara

Taoisim - UC Santa Barbara

Philosophy - UC Santa Barbara

Comparative Religions - UC Santa Barbara

Resilience & Science of Stress Management - WashingtonU

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance -

Monash University

Health and Well-being in the Ancient world - Greek and Roman - The Open University

Kilts and Kerns (Celts) - Udemy

Formal Teachers and Apprenticeships

Mark Montijo - Apache Roadsman

J. Wahoo - Siberian Medicine Ways

Max Christensen - Kunlun System (R) - Taoist Internal Arts

Sifu Jenny Lamb - Taoist Internal Arts

Gesula Geyeltsen - Tibetan Buddhism (Golupa)

Yuan Miao - Tibetan Buddhism

Pastel Miralous - Danza Azteca Cuauhtemoc

Shen Ballesteros - Taoist Internal Arts, Hawaiian Kahuna

Master Tung - Taoist Traditional Tai Chi - Yang Style

Richard Bartlet D.C. - Matrix Energetics

Dr. Daniel S. Reeves D.C., Phd, D.D.

Dr. Frank D.C. - Total Body Modification

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