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Sound Practices for Wellness

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Randy O’Dell House

3910 Seton Drive SE

Calgary, Alberta T3M 2N9

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"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music' - Aldous Huxley

A key ingredient of music is sound, which can have a very positive impact on well being. This event will consist of a potpourri of sounding practices currently in use at Wellspring. The intent of this event will be to experience sound as a wellness tool, in a safe, relaxing and enjoyable environment and to review the benefits of sound in current research.

Sound is incorporated in a variety of programs; Visualization and Relaxation, Drumming, Kalimba, Yoga, Chi Programs... and more.

  • as a healing modality with the playing of sound tools; (eg, crystal harp, singing bowls, chimes, voice and harmonium), including vibration (ie vocal toning).
  • with Tibetan singing bowls and tuning forks
  • in community drum circles and the Kalimba (African thumb piano)
  • as soothing background to meditative activities.

Nicole St. Michel

Nicole is extensively trained in Yoga, Meditation, and Psychology, and she weaves sound practices into all her offerings as a counsellor and facilitator. Music and sound has played an essential role throughout her life, having been particularly useful during difficult times. Nicole began playing guitar and singing at the age of 12. Her collection of instruments has since expanded to include a large variety of high vibration sound tools, many of which she will be presenting at this workshop. Nicole thoroughly enjoys sharing her passion for sound as a tool for relaxation and wellness at Wellspring Calgary and she looks forward to exploring its mechanisms and mysteries at Sound Practices for Wellness.

Pete Oxland

Pete discovered the wonders of community drum circles about 16 years ago and passionately shares the thoughts of Robert Friedman shared below. He is a drum circle facilitator (or host) (having trained with Judy Atkinson, Circles of Rhythm) and feels community drum circles are a wonderful way to relieve stress, have fun and strengthen relationships through community. In addition, Pete loves many other instruments such as the Kalimba (or African thumb piano), and likes to find ways to introduce these old, yet wonderful instruments into drum circles and as part of meditative practices.

Pete is very pleased, inspired and privileged to 'follow in the footsteps' of his late wife, Barb, in helping bring the magic of drum circles, sounding and healing to the Wellspring community.

“From what can be experiences through the drum is the power of rhythm that exists within us. The drum and its rhythms unlock some of the most positive qualities we have as human beings – the need to connect with others, the expression of our creative selves, the exhilaration of joy and play and the capacity to heal. The natural drum is an accessible tool available to all of us. May you become the drummer that you already are. “ ~ by Robert Lawrence Friedman, The Healing Power of the Drum

Diane Smith

Diane is a passionate teacher and student of sound healing, Qi Gong and Yoga. While practicing these meditation forms, Diane experienced a profound shift in her life and is now passionate about sharing how the sound and vibration of Tibetan singing bowls, Qi Gong and Yoga practices can positively influence health and wellbeing.

Diane teaches Qi Gong and Yoga and performs Tibetan Singing Bowl concerts in Calgary.

Please note: within a few days of your registration on Eventbrite or Facebook, you will receive an email from “Wellspring Calgary - GameTime” with information about your registration.

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Do I need to be a Wellspring member to attend this program?

No. Wellspring membership is not required to attend this program. It is open to the public, but if you wish to become a Wellspring Calgary member, please visit our website wellspringcalgary.ca.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We will note your name on our list - there is no need to bring a ticket

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