Darren Austin Hall.
Darren Austin Hall is a pioneering mystical musician, sound healer and yoga teacher. His music is crafted from the infinite creative moment in spontaneous transmissions, devoted to fostering connection to divine power. His legendary performances entail diverse, salving instrumentation (from crystal singing bowls to lyre harp and guitar) combined with his powerful shamanic singing. His new album, The Tantra of Truth, is his soundtrack to the revolution of consciousness of our contemporary times. He teaches a wide array of workshops on new paradigms of healing in sound therapeutics, energy medicine, and eco-spiritual perspectives. Darren also authors a widely read blog called The Druid and is a renowned poet.
SATURDAY JUNE 17
4:45PM-6:30PM Vibrational Source Yoga Tent
SUNDAY JUNE 18
9AM-10:45AM Shaking Medecine Yoga Tent
Vibrational Source: The Power of Sound Healing & Living in an Energetic Reality. The use of sound as a healing force is one of the most ancient human practices of medicine which is being rediscovered with profound implications in our modern era. The ancients used sound and music to treat the essence of the human being, the soul itself, as the finer energies of vibration are able to relate and connect to our deeper aspects. This is also seen as getting to the very root of much dis-ease. Beyond its healing applications, the whole paradigm of sound healing opens a new horizon of engaging an energetic sense of reality and particularly in connecting to the vibrational intelligence of the Heart. This is literally a re-enchantment of the world, as our perception shifts to feeling our way through life, garnering union with the guiding wisdom of the universe and its subtle intuitive powers. As we come to realize our source as vibrational entities, it changes the whole way we live, giving us new skills of empowerment to foster lives of evolving potential. Using the voice as a healing tool emboldens this vibrational sensibility. Participants will learn simple ways to use the voice as a sound healing instrument to transform energy blockages in our being, enthuse intention, transform our moods and how to utilize sound in groups to foster powerful unified space. Participants will be introduced to the use of sound and music as medicine drawing from the wisdom of the ancients and modern innovations. The workshop will conclude with a mystical performance of the crystal singing bowls and a group chant for world peace.
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Shaking Medicine: A Shamanic Practice of Ecstatic Movement. One of the revolutionary threads bursting on the health and wellness scene is the whole realm of ecstatic movement and dance. We are beginning to rediscover what our ancient ancestors knew and many present day indigenous peoples know: dance is daily medicine to keep our vitality humming, our energy flowing and to keep a bit of us always a little wild to honour our nature. In this workshop, Darren will be your gregarious guide, taking you through a spirited talk on the ancient threads of ecstatic dance from the San Bushpeople from the Kahalari Desert and many other intriguing stories. We'll then plunge into a cacao ceremony where we'll drink of this nourish beverage that opens the heart and is the essence of chocolate. Darren will then guide participants through movement and shaking to unblock emotions, rouse our spirits and entice into sacred fun. We'll close with a grounding soundbath with crystal singing bowls.
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