Friday, March 8, 2019
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Violet Owl Wellness, Downtown Asheville
Mary Arose and Mikaya are excited to present a sound healing event to raise money for the Treesisters Charitable Foundation. Mikaya will be playing 2 Paiste Gongs, 7 Tibetan Singing Bowls, and a Shruti Box. Mary Arose will be singing several sacred songs, some of which are call and response sanskrit and kundalini chants.
Proceeds will benefit the Treesisters organization committed to the restoration of our forest and the rebalancing of humanity’s relationship with the natural world. Treesisters plant over 2.6 million trees per year through donations.
$30 per person or bring a friend and buy two for $40.
At the age of nine my mother encouraged me to practice what she saw as my natural gift to channel energy by working on her mother, Baaba, who lived with us in Japan for two years.
Several times a week, I stood in front of my grandmother while she sat on her bed, placing my hands on her eyes and softly toning to her. She sat peacefully in front of me and received my delicate touch, using a channeling technique no one had ever taught me, but that somehow I had always understood.
We did these session several times a week for two years. Although my grandmother's eyesight didn't return, the healing went to other emotionally blocked areas as the tears would flow down her face in steady streams.
Baaba was letting go of the pain of living through worn torn Japan during WWII, losing her beloved husband to Parkinson's disease, and later her eyesight to retinitis-pigmentosa.
When we finished she would thank me, give me a delicate hug and kiss me on the forehead. We often cried together silently after our sessions as she held my hands.
In 2005, my mother gifted me my first Tibetan Singing Bowl and I began offering private sessions to people while deepening my healing practice. In 2016, I went a step further to India to study sound healing, yoga, and mediation in the Himalayan mountains.
As my practice has developed I've expanded my offering from one-on-one sessions to include group sound bath sessions.
Sessions use the Paiste Gong brand, one of the finest contemporary gong makers. Its vast mystic sound aids in clearing away physical and emotional stagnation and deepening one's awareness.
These bowls were made by a small village in Nepal and range in size from 4" to 30" in size, with clear overtones. They are played either on or around the body either one-by-one or together.
This instrument comes from India and works using a system of bellows. It is similar to a harmonium and provides a drone sound that can be harmonized with during chanting and toning.