Hello, I'm Nate Loomis, this week's "eyes and ears" at New Renaissance and your resource for all things enlightening, intentional, and uplifting.
“Sounds are the echo of the ‘Harmony of the Spheres’ which man took into himself when he came down from the divine-spiritual world into the physical world.”
How would you like to kick off this coming New Year with crystal clarity intentions?
Imagine laying down, feeling completely at peace with yourself and the world within you. Gentle harmonic waves of blissful radiant light wash you free of all self-limitations and guide you on your life mission.
This is what it is like to be in a healing workshop with life coaches Avital Miller and Crystal Blue, and we are excited to have them lead us on a profound healing sound adventure on Sat. Dec. 29: New Year’s Restorative Sound Healing.
Recently, I had the pleasure to sit down with both Avital and Crystal and learn more about what brings them to this work and what they’ll be sharing with us.
Tell us about yourselves and how you discovered your passion in healing work?
Avital: A lot of people wonder what a former program manager from Microsoft is doing being involved with healing. It comes from my own experience. I was 27 years old, energetic, and a yoga and fitness expert. Yet I started having health issues and the doctors diagnosed me with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism. They told me I would be on medicine for life. However, the natural healing work I did seemed to help because they tapered me off of my medicines.
Then I started meeting people who were told they would die in a few months or hours yet turned that around. I felt compelled to let people know what is possible and included those stories in my book Healing Happens: Stories of Healing Against All Odds.
There are so many things we can do for ourselves to contribute to a healthy and happy life. Just as a cut heals itself naturally, longer periods of rest in restorative yoga can help heal chronic issues. Leading restorative yoga feels like one of the greatest gifts I can offer others.
Crystal: Like many healers, my experience with Holistic Healing began with my own healing journey. After a significant trauma, I was diagnosed with PTSD. I was prescribed multiple medications and talk therapy to manage the symptoms. There was never a long-term plan and I was never educated about what was happening to my mind or my body. Frustrated and confused, I accepted this “permanent” diagnosis and found ways to function in society… but it was a far cry from real living.
After more than 15 years of suffering through PTSD, anxiety, depression and insomnia, I finally had enough. I was determined to find truth, peace and freedom. Through this persistence, curiosity, and will to live a better life, I began to explore holistic medicine. My life drastically improved. Among many life-enhancing experiences, I found Sound Healing and Vibrational Therapy. These practices immediately resonated with me, as they combine my love for music and somatic psychology.
I was eager to share my story (and other stories of triumph), so I authored and published Ready to Fly: Stories of Strength and Courage to Inspire Your Journey Forward. This project not only served as part of my own healing process, but it is also intended to offer guidance and support for others struggling with mental and emotional health. I wanted others to know that it does get better. No matter how dark life may seem… you can be the light.
What will you be doing at your event?
Prepare to release and receive! At the New Year’s Restorative Sound Healing, we will hold space as you engage in intentional movement while immersing yourself in waves of sacred sound. During the guided meditation, you are invited to slowly unwind and let go, allowing your mind and body to soften and melt into the floor. You are welcome to set an intention and allow this to unfold…
Our yoga practice will be accompanied by singing bowls and drumming, creating a multisensory experience. Each restorative yoga pose will help you consciously release stress and tension in a safe and nurturing environment, while the sound waves and vibrations allow you to receive peaceful and calming energy.
During savasana, give yourself permission to surrender to the journey, as the cleansing gong bath washes over you and through you. Our time together will be complete as we take a few centering breaths together, sharing our positive intentions and high vibrations with the world.
Come join Avital and Crystal and dive into the healing sounds in this life-changing meditation for the New Year!
Call 503-224-4929 to reserve your spot for New Year’s Restorative Sound Healing
Sat. Dec. 29, 1-3:30pm, $40
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