Sound Therapy Workshop – Goa

Immerse yourself in the transformative world of Sound Therapy as you explore various elements, including psycho-acoustics, singing bowls, gongs, Handpans, and Drum circles, during a two-day workshop led by four experienced facilitators: Arjun Arora, Priyanjali, Aditya Prabhu, and Valeriy Frolov.

Each facilitator brings unique expertise to different aspects of sound healing. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Goa, this workshop will run from February 23rd to 25th.
This hands-on workshop spans diverse dimensions of sound therapy, covering theoretical insights, psycho-acoustics, and practical applications, with a focus on how to harness the therapeutic potential of these instruments for the well-being of individuals and groups.

Tailored for individuals of all backgrounds who share a belief in the healing power of music and sound, the workshop accommodates both seasoned practitioners and newcomers to the world of sound therapy.

The retreat unfolds with the opening circle Dinner on Friday evening, 23rd Feb the Nalanda Retreat Center in Mandrem, Goa, a serene space in Mandrem along the beach, providing an ideal setting for the workshop.

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14 hours

7 PM Friday 23rd Feb – 6 PM Saturday 25th Feb

Starting February 23, 2024

Till February 25, 2024

Price

23500 INR

Event Schedule

Friday Evening(23 Feb):

7 PM: Get together for Dinner

Dinner, catch Goa vibes and prepare yourself for the workshop.

Saturday Schedule(24 Feb):

9 – 10: 00 am:

Get ready, have breakfast

10:00am – 11:30 pm:

Sound Healing Insights, Origin & Psychoacoustics by Arjun

  • Sound Healing – Origins and mythology
  • Psycho-acoustics – Sounds, sound sources, physics, vibrations
  • Harmony, consonance, dissonance
  • Sound and brainwaves
  • Entrancement, Binaural beats, cymatics & more

12 – 1 :30 pm:

Structuring sound sessions & exploring instruments by Priyanjali

  • Designing and structuring effective sound healing sessions for individuals and groups.
  • Panchamahabhuta theory for sound healing
  • Fields of sound
  • Integral approach for individual vs group
  • Preparing the space, client and yourself

1:30 – 3 pm: 

Free to head out, eat and relax

3 – 4:30 pm: 

Exploring Singing Bowls. Bells & Gongs:

  • Types of Singing Bowls
  • Frequencies produced by singing bowls and their effects
  • Playing Singing Bowls
  • Exploring gongs and bells
  • Setting up bowls, gongs and bells for healing
  • Learning to perform one-on-one and group sessions

4:30 – 6:30 pm:

Evening tea, relax, head to beach for swim and sunset

6:30 – 7:45 pm:

Sound Journey Live Experiencing & Learning Session by Priyanjali and Arjun

7:45 onwards:

Dinner

 

Sunday Schedule(25 Feb):

7:30- 9:00 am:

Morning Yoga and Rhythmic Pranayama

9-10:30 am:

Get ready and Breakfast

10:30 am- 12:00 pm:

Explore and Learn the Handpan- by Valeriy Frolov

12 – 2:00 pm:

Free to head out, eat and relax

2 – 4 pm:

Sound Journey, Exploring Instruments & more with Arjun

  • Exploring other instruments-
    • Rattles
    • Rainsticks
    • Shakers & Maracas
    • Chimes and more
  • Crafting a sound journey
  • Q & A

 

4:30 – 6pm:

Rhythm Transformation Circle – Discover drumming & drum circles for group therapy with Aditya Prabhu

 

General Information

The workshop will be held at the beautiful Nalanda Retreat(@nalandaretreat), located in Mandrem (Junaswaddo), Goa. It is located on the beach side with the perfect in a relatively less crowded part of Go, providing an ideal setting for the workshop. The food served here throughout our workshop will be wholesome vegetarian sattvic meals, enhancing the overall well-being experience. Here are some pictures of the venue :

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The price of the 2 day workshop including all the events, stay for 2 nights at the retreat(Friday and Saturday) along with 4 meals( Dinner on Friday night, Breakfast and Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday) is Rs. 23,500/-

Please note that the rooms will be on a sharing basis. If you’d like to have a private room for yourself, it’ll be an additional Rs. 5,500 per person.

For participants living in Goa or ones who would like to arrange their own stay and food, the price of the retreat is Rs. 15,000 per person.

Please note that we will require a 100% advance payment to confirm your place for the workshop. There are only limited spots available for the workshop so they will be given on first-cum-first-serve basis 🙂

 

About the Teachers

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Arjun Arora

Driven by his endless curiosity for a better understanding of the Self, Arjun has been on journeys across India and the world, learning from philosophies, meditation, yoga, psychology, music and various holistic wellness modalities. Arjun founded Sarveda as an earnest attempt to align his passion for creativity and well-being with making a positive impact and changing the world for the better.

He is a percussionist, guitarist, sound producer and a sound therapist with a keen interest to use music as a force to help people connect with themselves and others. His other interests lie in integrating the broad vision of the philosophies of the East with the pragmatic psychology of the West.  Arjun is an engineering graduate from IIT Madras.


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Priyanjali

Priyanjali is a multi-dimensional explorer – a movement, psyche & sonic researcher who believes in quantum thinking. Her initiation into creative arts started at the age of 4, when she started learning Kathak. Having completed her senior diploma in Kathak in her teenage years, she graduated as a psychologist and specialized in Behavioural psychology. She later pursed her passion for movement, sound & breath by becoming a certified yoga & sound therapist after many years of study, training and self-practice.

She has been holding space, facilitating yoga therapy & meditation for 9 years now. The last 5 years have also kept her busy in the space of sound therapy where she is combining her intuitive guidance towards creative arts with her study & research of the exploration of human consciousness through a sound collective called Farasha. She lives in Auroville and works with SVARAM as a sound facilitator, space holder & researcher.

Her current studies and research have taken her into an exploration of approaching sound therapy from an integral perspective – combining the understanding of nada yoga with psychoacoustics. In the core of combining integral knowledge, lies her the firm belief that sound is accessible to everyone if approached with sensitivity, authenticity & receptivity.


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Valeriy Frolov

aleriy is a multi-genre musician and composer from Ukraine. Starting at the age of 13, he began his musical journey by playing the electric guitar in rock bands while studying classical and jazz. After exploring various genres, Valeriy discovered the Handpan, and in 2015, he founded the ethnojazz project Space Monk. Since then, his musical journey has taken him to stages in Ukraine, Russia, Hong Kong, China, Macao, Thailand, Malaysia, and Taiwan. In 2019, he came to India to gain fresh musical experiences, collaborating with local musicians on various projects. At the same time he started to give Handpan Classes and Workshops to share his knowledge and musical experience.


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Aditya Prabhu

Aditya Ashok Prabhu, a dynamic figure in the world of West African drumming, seamlessly blends his rhythmic expertise with a passion for teaching and learning. As a devoted student of Master Barbara Bangoura Fakouly, he founded “Mama Goa Drum Circle,” fostering rhythmic exploration and community bonding.

With a decade of corporate experience, Aditya now channels his entrepreneurial spirit into buydjembe.com, a platform for sourcing djembes and learning workshops. As a drum circle facilitator, he’s led over 600 sessions globally, focusing on wellness, education, and mental health.

Since 2021, Aditya has shared his profound knowledge as a music teacher at Holistic Yellow Primary School in Goa. His continuous learning, most recently from Guinea in the 6th edition of the North-South Cultural Exchange, reflects his dedication to advancing the art of drumming and education.


Inclusions

  • All workshops mentioned in the event
  • 2 nights stay- Friday, 23rd Feb and Saturday, 24th Feb
  • 4 meals – Friday Dinner, Sat Breakfast & Dinner & Sunday Breakfast
  • Discount on Instruments purchased through Sarveda
  • Participation certificate for the workshop
  • A handout covering concepts covered in the workshop

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