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Nicole & Katherine join together again Shake & Release Workshop.

About your Body:
In yoga, the hips are thought to be the baggage center for negative emotions. By releasing this area we may help to relieve lower back pain as well as free other tension filled areas of the body and mind- this may be intense for some people.
The psoas muscle, also referred to as your “fight or flight muscle” is responsible for stabilizing the body. This muscle, deep in the center of the body, attaches the lower lumbar vertebrae to the pelvis and legs -structurally connecting the upper and lower body. This is where most people unconsciously hold stress.

About the Workshop:
This workshop will start with a series of vigorous yoga postures aimed at warming up the psoas muscle. All levels of yoga practice are welcomed and modifications will be given if needed.

The second part of the practice, you will be lead on a journey of shaking out and releasing trapped energies from deep within these primal places while being bathed in the warm healing tones of the Tibetan Singing Bowls lead by Kathy Hamer.

All throughout the practice and during shavasana,(rest) the singing bowls will be placed on the body or at the head with the intention to heal, align, and gently move stuck energy out creating space within for deeper healing. The bowls will be filled with warm water infused with the magical, high vibration essential oil blend made especially for this workshop.

Fridays Open House Open Heart

9/3/2018 UPDATE! This offering is currently on hold!

A couple weeks ago, I held an open house. It was so well received I am going to continue the practice to make the bowls available to people seeking a sanctuary from the daily stresses of life…or to just be. 

You are cordially invited to drop in to my studio every Friday between 9am and Noon!

I’m calling it Open House, Open Heart. Come in and meditate, sit with the bowls, learn how to play a bowl, shop bowls, have a cup of tea, talk to me….whatever you need… my door is open! Open your heart and take time to nurture your wellbeing. 

Open House, Open Heart will be available every Friday indefinitely, unless I have something else listed on the Events page. I will keep it in my schedule on the website and let you know if I can’t make a week.

The Singing Bowl Studio
at 293 Central Park West, between 89th & 90th

Fridays Open House Open Heart

recorded meditation featuring Tibetan singing bowls

I’m thrilled to share this recorded meditation series from Wendy Parr, an award winning vocal artist, producer, songwriter, coach and more! She asked me to create a healing soundscape with the singing bowls to accompany her guided meditations for singers and performers. Anyone who is looking to present their work/healing/service to an audience can benefit from these meditations. 

I’ve facilitated sound healing concerts and accompanied many yoga classes with sound meditation using Tibetan singing bowls, but it was a new and exciting experience to go into a recording studio. I spent time with her recorded meditations weeks in advance, so when I went into the sound studio I could follow my guidance and synchronize with Wendy’s intentions in the meditation. And like a singing bowl healing, when the meditation focuses on the heart, I am playing the heart bowl, when the meditation speaks about the throat, I am playing the throat bowl. These recordings are truly healing and activating!

Please check out Wendy Parr, her variety of services and, of course, this meditation bundle:


recorded meditation featuring Tibetan singing bowlsThis Complete Series includes all 5 of the Meditations designed for singers AND performers: 

  • Free Your Voice: A meditation for authentic communication
  • Daydream: A Meditation Dedicated to your purpose and passion
  • Ready to Rock: A centering, grounding and empowering pre-show mediation

All Meditation feature an incredible healing soundscape of Tibetan Singing Bowls by Katherine Hamer.


Do you want your own recorded sound meditation or soundscape accompaniment? Drop me a line!

 

Kathy will be at Canyon Ranch, an All Inclusive Health Resort & Luxury Spa located in the Berkshires of Lenox, Massachusetts, on December 9th through December 10!

Now more than ever is an ideal time to take time for yourself and nurture your wellbeing – especially headed into the holiday season. This is a very special opportunity – sharing the bowls with people at Canyon Ranch. I hope you can join me!

~ Kathy


About Canyon Ranch’s Health & Wellness Services:

Learn how to feel your best every day, at every age. At the beautifully equipped Integrative Health Center in Bellefontaine Mansion, you’ll find a depth of holistic, integrative medical care far beyond that at any other wellness spa, and opportunities to establish healthy habits for life. You can have a full physical evaluation, as well as a complete range of diagnostic services for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic disorders, sleep disorders and genomics testing. The Canyon Ranch approach to medicine integrates the most effective Western and non-Western practices to provide the best comprehensive preventive care available. And where else can you spend 50 minutes with a top board-certified physician? [read more]

About Canyon Ranch’s Spa services:

Canyon Ranch is recognized throughout the world for unique, innovative programs that integrate fitness, nutrition, preventive health care and spiritual growth. In this singular vacation destination, you can enjoy a spa vacation and be inspired to transform your life. [read more]

Sound Therapy with Singing Bowls at Canyon Ranch

Friday – December 9th @ 4pm – Yoga Studio

RESTORATIVE YOGA AND HEALING TIBETAN BOWLS WITH KATHERINE HAMER
Soothing yoga slows your body – reducing physical and emotional stress – as the sounds of the singing bowls become vibrational healing moving through and around you.

Saturday – December 10th @ 8pm – Yoga Studio

SOUND HEALING WITH KATHERINE HAMER AND ANCIENT TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS
End your day with this peaceful unguided meditation using the vibrations of warm water and essential oil infused singing bowls. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing free of buttons and zippers.

To book your stay at Canyon Ranch go to http://www.canyonranchdestinations.com/lenox

Energy… it’s everywhere. It’s in our homes, offices, workplaces…even in our cars. It’s in the places we tend to spend a lot of time in and as a result can sometimes become stuck or stagnant. You’ll witness stagnant energy manifest in a number of ways; frequent arguments, tiredness, accumulating clutter, and an overall feeling of negativity are just some of the signs that point to stuck energy accumulating in your environment. Singing bowls are used to shift, remove and cleanse stagnant energy to create a clear, calm, serene and peaceful surrounding. It’s literally a breath of fresh air that rings and sweeps through your entire space to harmonize and reconnect with the soul and energy of the Universe and the Divine.

10 Steps to Purifying Space with a Singing Bowl

  1. Make sure the space is physically clean and clear of clutter.
  2. Standing, begin with your bowl in your open palm & take three deep breaths.
  3. Take a moment to set your intention & connect with Source/the Divine/God.
  4. Chant “OM” three times & clear your mind.
  5. Place one or two pieces of small, dried, white clary sage or palo santo wood or incense into your bowl. Light and blow to smudge/smolder (NOTE: Be sure to have a small cloth handy to place underneath the bowl. This protects your hand from heat, making sure the bowl does not become too hot to handle).
  6. Now walk through the entire space in a clockwise pattern, slowly ringing the bowl with a striker & softly blowing the smoke with a cleansing breath while quietly saying a prayer of intention. Call in your Guides/Masters/Angelic Beings to assist & support you throughout this purification.
  7. Thank & be in peace with all entities. Those who are no longer needed are asked to leave by the power of the “I AM”. Say this out loud, repeatedly, as you clear the space.
  8. Make sure to sweep spaces in corners, under beds, in closets and in dark places throughout the space.
  9. After you have finished smudging, clean and fill your bowl with water. Bless the water with your intention. The water now becomes holy and healing with your intention set.
  10. Walk through the space again while ringing your bowl with a striker. As the water sprays from the bowl say out loud, “I bless this space with light, love and peace to heal in the arms of the Divine”.

A few things to note…it’s best to make sure to open a few windows before burning sage or you may have a couple more bells going off besides your singing bowl! Also, singing bowls are comprised of seven sacred metals, one being copper, which is an excellent conductor of heat.

Be mindful & take precautions that your bowl does not get too hot when you are smudging with sage.

After space clearing with a singing bowl, you will notice an overwhelming feeling of lightness, brightness and rejuvenation throughout the space you’ve just cleansed and also within your whole being. For there is no separation from what’s outside and what lies within.

 

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