Fri, Sep 15|
Breathwork + 7 Gong Sound Healing at The Belfry in Sisters
Amanda Ramirez and Annemarie Crosier bring an immersive experience of Breathwork + Gong Sound Healing, weaving the two together on a journey of healing and imagination.
Time & Location
Sep 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sisters, 302 E Main Ave, Sisters, OR 97759, USA
About The Event
We begin this workshop with 10 minutes of rhythmic drumming to drop us immediately into our bodies. We then move right into the breathwork.
The breath is a pathway into the body. We breathe to get in touch with what our bodies are holding— physically, emotionally, and energetically. And then, we exhale to allow complete release and ease to flow out.
The style of breathwork Amanda leads invites and encourages you to be gentle and curious. We begin slowly and you are welcome to stay slow and gentle the entire time (no need to push). Music will play in an arc and Amanda will guide you with invitations to deepen the breath and express vocally with the group. This can be especially helpful to those with reservations around self-expression which we all experience at times.
After the active breathwork, we return to normal breathing, giving the body time to slow down, rest, and receive, allowing stillness to wash over the room. At this point, we will gently enter the sound healing.
Annemarie offers a unique and transformative style of gong play, intuitively and deeply attuning to the nervous system and the room.
During the gong bath, sounds begin to provide a stable frequency for fluctuating brain waves to latch on to, in a process known as entrainment. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves, and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta brain wave state (very active) to alpha and theta states (relaxed and meditative), and even a delta state (sleep; where internal healing can occur). As sound slows the heart and respiratory rate, it can also create a therapeutic and restorative effect on the mind and body. This full body experience can bring a sense of calm and balance to your whole being. Annemarie likes to think of her sessions as group Craniosacral Therapy.
For closing, we will guide you back into your body with gentle movement and provide a little time to share if you’d like.