Sound Therapy Workshop & Restorative Sound Concert

  • 07 Sep 2014
  • 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Education Studio


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Info Session will be held from 2-4 p.m.
Concert will follow 6-8 p.m.

We live in a world of sound. Everyone likes music, and for good reason. Music is food for our soul, however not all music and sound is created equal. In this session we will learn how frequency and vibration can affect the way we think and feel. Jonathan and Robin will share their personal therapeutic sound experiences as well as show how to use music and sound as a tool for relaxation and meditation. Participants will also have the opportunity to experience and play a variety of therapeutic instruments. At the end of this session you may feel how sound therapy can help you to relax, de-stress, reconnect and feel great. Join us to learn more and experience the hidden power of sounds.

Concert Session:
Sound waves have been shown to alter brainwaves and lead to deep mental and physical relaxation. As our brain, heart and mind are connected, consciously relaxing one of these can help to relax the entire system. Music has been used throughout history to help achieve these effects. Sound Therapy is a meditative and relaxing therapy that has the ability to affect us not only emotionally, but also to affect our states of being, consciousness and our brainwaves. Many find such sound sessions to be centering and balancing of mind, body and spirit. Experience these and other benefits of therapeutic sound as Jon and Robin use music and sound to bring participants to a place of relaxation. Instruments may include classical guitar, handpan, singing bowls, Native American style flute, and a variety of textured sounds such as chimes, rain stick, monochord, and gong. Join us for a unique experience of the healing power of sounds!

Benefits Include:

· Fast achievement of deep relaxation
· Gentle massage through sound and vibration.
· Relief of tensions in the mind and body.
· Reinforcement of self-healing forces.
· Renewed sense of well-being.
· Silencing mind chatter and connecting to inner stillness.
· Improved sleep

Facilitators: Robin Burk & Jon Adams

Jonathan Adams (Bachelor of Music, UGA 1995) has been a professional musician for decades, but after an experience with extreme anxiety he came to see sounds in a new light. Jonathan began using sound as a self therapy and found it extremely useful for relaxing both mind and body. Specific frequencies and sound waves can affect our brainwaves and lead to deep relaxation. This invokes the body's natural defense against chronic stress, (the relaxation response) and leads to many long term health benefits. Sound, used therapeutically, can help you to relax, de-stress, reconnect and feel great! He performs extensively around the United States and internationally, and now he also produces healing music which is available for free at His original music has been featured on NPR and PBS as well as movies. (most recently in a documentary about Jay Rockefeller) Jon gives sound workshops and offers individual sound sessions. Recent talks include a Tedx talk in Augusta and a sound therapy workshop for the National Spiritual Living conference in Orlando, FL. Jon has also performed therapy music at the Las Vegas Yoga Center and Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA. Jonathan's group Montana Skies was awarded "Ambassadors of Sound" after their performance for the International Sound Therapy conference and Jon has also since trained as a sound minister with the International Sound Therapy Association.

Robin Burk, MLT, CMP is a multi-instrumentalist living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her instruments include Native American Style Flute, Handpan, Reverie Harp, ethno fusion flutes, metal tongue drums, and a variety of world instruments. Robin is a Certified Music Practitioner Intern providing live therapeutic music at the bedside of the ill and dying. She believes music opens the heart to release anxiety and tension in the body & mind and has the potential to bring us to a place of wholeness. She has performed at local churches, schools, festivals, weddings, and special events as well as festivals throughout the southeast. Robin facilitates workshops for musicians and non-musicians who wish to deepen their experience of self and sound. Visit her website at

Information Session: $15
Concert Session: $25

Center for Mindful Living                       400 East Main, Suite 150
          Chattanooga, TN 37408
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