What is this program about?

Are you seeking for knowledge in the field of sound healing? 

Today the world needs you more than ever!

This series of lessons was created for those who wish to explore the use of sound as a therapeutic modality. It is focused on the preparation of skillful sound healing arts facilitators and teachers.

While the curriculum is designed for the beginning and intermediate level students, more experienced sound practitioners and teachers will benefit as well. 

Reading the chapters describing the many elements of acoustics, you will learn about the human response to sound. Most importantly, you will learn how to work with sound instruments, and how to compel your audience to listen to your work, and to themselves. 

Practical exercises, interactive elements, and various tools given in each segment will help you to become a thoughtful architect of the sonic matrix and will teach you how to create meaningful content for your sound journeys. This program ignites the heart and both brain hemispheres so that you, the sound worker, can become a more skillful and sensitive artist.

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What you will learn

List of essential topics (but there is more)

  • Segment One: Physics of sound

    Definition of sound. Vibration, medium and receiver. Frequency and pitch in sound. Low and high frequencies, wavelength. Definition of loudness. How sound travels in a medium. Human perception of sound amplitude. Rerception of low and high frequencies at a different volume. Resonance and resonant frequencies. Sympathetic resonance. Using sound frequencies in medicine and healing. Debunking common myths about resonant frequencies for healing. What sound consists of. Timbre and sound partials. Harmonics and overtones. Constructive and destructive standing waves. Nodes and antinodes. Cymatics. Relationship between physical properties of matter and geometrical patterns in cymatics. What is the difference between white noise, pink noise, and brown noise. Shumann resonance frequencies. Check your knowledge (multiple choice exam).

  • Segment Two: Basics of music theory

    Notes, tones, semitones and octave in music. Frequencies assigned to notes in commonly used systems. What is a scale in music. History of notes and modern musical scale. Mathematical ratios in various musical scales. Comparison of musical scales (Just Intonation, Equal Temperament, and Solfeggio). Debunking the superior frequencies (432Hz, Solfeggio frequencies). Names and building structures of musical intervals. Harmonic and melodic intervals. Frequency charts (Equal Temperament, Just Intonation, Solfeggio). Comparison of the intervals (Equal Temperament and Just Intonation). Finding the most coherent scale. Consonance and dissonance. A brief history of the discovery of consonant intervals. The list of consonant and dissonant ratios and intervals. Major and minor chords. Tempo in music. Check your knowledge (multiple choice exam).

  • Segment Three: Psychoacoustics

    Definition of psychoacoustics. Passive hearing vs active listening. Sonic triggers. Ear anatomy and hearing. Vagus nerve and sonic nourishment. The aspects of active and selective listening. Awareness of the healing sounds. Cleansing by listening. Puzzling the reality with sound. Perception of low and high amplitude. Overwhelming with sound. Perception of high and low pitch. Pitch and chakras. Exercise to develop connection between the sound and body. Ascending and descending tones. "Hysteresis" effect. Shepard tones. Sound density. Crescendo and decrescendo. Silence as a source of information and a tool for transformation. Healing potential of dissonance. Connecting body, mind and spirit with sound. Mood shifters. Melancholic and joyful intervals. Overtone-emitting instruments. The power of "surprise". Tension and relive. Auditory-tactile synesthesia and misophonia. The autonomous sensory meridian response.

  • Segment Four: Rhythms and entrainment

    A brief history of entrainment discovery in physics. What entrainment is in nature and what are the conditions required for entrainment to happen. The rhythm of life and internal periodicity. The heartbeat of music. Rhythmic entrainment. External rhythms and body's motor skills. Stable patterns, periodic patterns and erratic rhythms. What do we know about the brainwaves. Specifics and aspects of main brainwave patterns (Infra-low, Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta, Gamma). A brief history of brainwave entrainment. How brainwave entrainment works. The definition of isochronic tones. The definition of monaural and binaural beats. The application of isochronic tones, monaural beats and binaural beats in brainwave entrainment. Understanding the link between the sound, heartbeat, and breath. What is the healthy rate of heartbeat and breath. Heartbeat and breath rate entrainment.

  • Segment Five: An introduction to singing bowls

    What is a singing bowl. The history and the origins of singing bowls. The original purpose and modern utilization of singing bowls. Types and styles of Himalayan singing bowls. Personal story about learning the great lesson, healing emotional trauma and choosing the path of life. To what fields could singing bowls bring their benefits. Personal story about giving a healing session on a special occasion. Comparison between antique singing bowls and modern singing bowls. Nine singing bowls made of nine different metals. Guide to indicate the age of a singing bowl. Crystal singing bowls. Comparisons between the timbre of metal singing bowls and crystal singing bowls. Taking care of a singing bowl. Case study and buyers guide, finding the proper bowl for your needs. Ethos of sound. Conscious listening practical exercises. Debunking the myth about using singing bowls for working with chakras. Sound and light. Planetary sounds.

  • Segment Six: Singing bowls art lab

    Choosing the right mallets and cushions. Beginners and advanced playing techniques. How to listen to the singing bowl. Evaluating the quality of antique and new singing bowls (all types). Price guide. Practical exercises for mental and physical health benefits. The pulse of a singing bowl in working with brain entrainment and internal rhythms. Most efficient frequency analyzers. The contradiction of harmony and dissonance of singing bowls. Analyzing the ratios between the sound partials of singing bowls (a series of exercises). Exercising assembling a set of bowls with common harmonics and specific intervals. Practice of putting together binaural sets and head sets. Assembling any set of bowls matching musical intervals, sound partials, pulsations, and Ethos. Periodic rhythm of singing bowls and a striking rhythm. Breath rate and heartbeat entrainment. Nodes and antinodes in matching singing bowls "BPM". Building tension with singing bowls.

  • Segment Seven: The lightness of a heavy metal

    Segment Seven is dedicated to the etiquette and teachings of good manners in interaction with the king of the heavy metal kingdom. It provides you with the knowledge and skills to be respected by the king (the gong) and your audience. Types of the most popular gongs. Chao gongs, Wind gongs. Making process of gongs (Chinese gongs, Paiste gongs, artisan gongs). What equipment do you need for working with gongs. Review of stands, striking mallets and rubbing mallets for playing the gong. How to clean your gong and what are the best solutions for different alloys. Philosophy of playing the gong. Tutorials on playing the gong by striking. Beginners and advanced playing techniques. Tutorials on playing the gong with friction mallets. Wave-surfing the gong. Stories played by gongs.

  • Segment Eight: Musical instruments commonly used in the sound wellness field

    Sound wellness practitioners use a number of different instruments and tools to create soundscapes. Like all instruments, it is important to understand the underlying principles of how the sounds are made and transmitted. You will learn what these instruments are, and how to thoughtfully use them. The subjects are: Main types of crystal singing bowls. How to play crystal singing bowls. Working with a drum. Working with rattles. Tips on working with Tingsha bells. Tips on working with Koshi chimes. Working with Shruti box. Therapeutic lap harp. The story of tuning forks (what's the buzz). Types of tuning forks. Tuning forks as the mood shifters. Burma bells (Kyeezees). What is Jew's harp and how to play it.

  • Segment Nine: Facilitating group sessions.

    Sound master vs sound servant. Relationship with silence. Preparations for the sound journey. Set and setting. Welcoming your audience. Facilitator-audience relationship. Meaningful nuances (what and how are we saying). Finding and setting up the intention. The meaning of healing. Benefits of conscious listening. Ethics. Emotional rollercoasters. Lying down vs sitting up. How to unify the audience. Last preparations. Skills of sonic architecture. Setting up the instruments in the most efficient way. Composing the content of the journey and creating meaningful scenario. Sequencing. Holding the space for the session. How to facilitate a sacred journey. Relieving tension in practice. Safe arrival. Ethical advertisement. Medical limitations and precautions. What NOT to do during the sound sessions (experienced practitioners survey).

This course is a perfect one for you because:

  • looking to become a better listener.

  • already serving sound as a therapeutic or healing modality, and want to expand the field of your expertise.

  • wanting to find reliable references and knowledge about sound wellness.

  • you want to know everything about singing bowls, gongs and other instruments used in sound healing field.

  • you've been leading the sound journeys for 0-5 years and inspired to master your art of captivating conscious listening for deep healing.

  • you are looking to become confident in educating other sound practitioners.

  • you want to incorporate sound healing in your yoga, reiki or other professional practice.

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Course curriculum

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    SEGMENT ONE: THE BASIC PHYSICS OF SOUND

    • ABOUT THIS SEGMENT

    • 1a. SOUND AS A PHYSICAL PHENOMENON

    • 1b. FREQUENCY

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 1c LOUDNESS

    • 1d RESONANCE AND RESONANT FREQUENCIES

    • 1e SOUND PARTIALS (OVERTONES AND HARMONICS)

    • 1f STANDING WAVES

    • 1g CYMATICS

    • BONUS

      FREE PREVIEW
    • CHECK YOUR KNOWLEDGE

    • YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

  • 3

    SEGMENT TWO: THE BASICS OF MUSIC THEORY

    • 2a NOTES

    • 2b SCALES AND MATHEMATICAL RATIOS

    • 2c INTERVALS

    • 2d CONSONANCE AND DISSONANCE

    • 2e MAJOR AND MINOR TRIAD CHORDS

    • 2f TEMPO IN MUIC

    • CHECK YOUR KNOWLEDGE

    • YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

  • 4

    SEGMENT THREE: PERCEPTION OF SOUND

  • 5

    SEGMENT FOUR: RHYTHMS AND ENTRAINMENT

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    SEGMENT FIVE INTRODUCTION TO SINGING BOWLS

    • ABOUT THIS SEGMENT

    • 5a WHAT IS A SINGING BOWL?

    • 5b TYPES OF HIMALAYAN SINGING BOWLS

    • 5c WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE SINGING BOWL: MY STORY

    • 5d FIELDS OF APPLICATION FOR SINGING BOWLS

    • 5e ANTIQUE SINGING BOWLS VS MODERN SINGING BOWLS

    • 5f METAL SINGING BOWLS VS CRYSTAL SINGING BOWLS

    • 5g HOW TO TAKE CARE OF HIMALAYAN SINGING BOWLS

    • 5h FINDING YOUR BOWL

    • 5i ETHOS OF SOUND

    • 5j NOTES AND CHAKRAS. REALLY?!

      FREE PREVIEW
    • BONUS

    • YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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    SEGMENT SIX: SINGING BOWLS ART LAB

    • ABOUT THIS SEGMENT

    • 6a PLAYING TECHNIQUES AND ACCESSORIES

    • 6b BUYER'S GUIDE

    • 6c NOW THAT WE GOT A BOWL, WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO WITH IT?

    • 6d THE PULSE OF A SINGING BOWL

    • 6e RATIOS BETWEEN THE SOUND PARTIALS IN SINGING BOWLS

    • 6f OCTAVES, PERFECT FIFTHS, AND COMMON HARMONICS

    • 6g MATCHING BINAURAL PAIRS

    • 6h HEADSETS

    • 6i BUILDING A SET OF BOWLS

    • 6j PERIODIC RHYTHM OF SINGING BOWLS AND STRIKING RHYTHM (BREATH AND HEART ENTRAINMENT)

    • 6k NODES AND ANTINODES OF SINGING BOWLS

    • YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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    SEGMENT SEVEN: THE LIGHTNESS OF HEAVY METAL OR MEET THE GONGS

    • ABOUT THIS SEGMENT

    • 7a MEET THE GONG

    • 7b GONG STANDS MALLETS AND ACCESSORIES

    • 7c STRIKING THE GONG TECHNIQUES

    • 7d RUBBING THE GONG TECHNIQUES

    • 7e TIPS AND ADVANCED PLAYING TECHNIQUES

    • 7f STORIES TOLD BY GONGS

      FREE PREVIEW
    • YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

  • 9

    SEGMENT EIGHT: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS COMMONLY USED IN THE SOUND WELLNESS FIELD

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    SEGMENT NINE: FACILITATING GROUP SESSIONS

    • ABOUT THIS SEGMENT

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 9a WHO IS MAKING SOUND

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 9b SET AND SETTING

    • 9c FACILITATOR AND RECEIVER

    • 9d INTENTION IS A KEY

    • 9e PREPARATION OF THE AUDIENCE

    • 9f BREATHING AND VOCALIZATION

    • 9g POSITIONING OF BOWLS

    • 9h PRACTICAL TIPS ON HOW TO CREATE AND RELIEF TENSION

    • 9i HOLDING SPACE AND PROVIDING SPACE

    • 9j THE CONTENT OF THE JOURNEY AND SAFE ARRIVAL

    • 9k MEDICAL LIMITATIONS

    • BONUS

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    WRAP UP

    • COURSE RECAP

Testimonials

Rudi Bach Sound Meditation Facilitator at Kripalu Center (MA, USA)

Guy Yair Beider is a core teacher in my development as a sound therapy practitioner. He has thoughtfully guided my approach and ethos during a time when my work has expanded into larger groups. While some teachers tend towards theory, and others more towards practicum, Guy blends both with wisdom, humor, and a heart the size of a bus. One of the things you come away with when studying with him is his love of the instruments, and the way he cares for the soundscape. His approach is grounded in deep experience, and he has a clear eye for any unnecessary baggage the student may be carrying. I've learned so much from Guy, and enjoyed it!

Lee R Horsman Sound Meditation Facilitator (NC, USA)

Guy Beider’s class was exactly what I needed! Not new to singing bowls but interested in developing my skill in using them therapeutically and in support of meditation, I had no clear idea of the many kinds of singing bowls there are, what their properties and ranges of sound are, how they perform both alone and together, and certainly knew nothing of how to pull together a set of bowls that would work well [synergistically] together, both musically as well as therapeutically. Guy brings science and art - plus a touch of mysticism - together in presenting his class. He is highly skilled in being able to share of his wisdom and experience through a clear presentation of the material. He also very helpfully debunks popular misconceptions including some that sales people use. Step by step, Guy describes the sound dynamics that exist in the varying intervals between pitches, all in a way that I could develop a sense of both what I wanted in terms of creating the sound I was searching for as well as how to wisely choose the pitches needed. Guy makes use of numerous online links, video tutorials and interactive exercises which demonstrate points he is illustrating, making even the rather complex concepts easily understandable. I have not elsewhere found video clips as clear and helpful as these. Taking this class has put really helpful tools in my hands, deepened my understanding in very practical ways, and provided an inspiration that makes my search possible and real. I am very grateful for this exquisitely well written class!

Marina Sigalova Sound Meditation Facilitator & Theta Healing Practitioner (Italy)

I consider myself so lucky, having learned sound healing from Guy as he unveiled a whole new world of sound to me. Guy has an extremely wide scope of knowledge and deep understanding in the field of sound healing. Prior to studying with him I took two sound healing courses with a famous internationally acknowledged Sound Healing school: One on One Sound Healing and Group Sound Healing. Having paid around £2300, I was left with lots of questions that were not answered by my tutors. I was not satisfied with vague, “trust-your -intuition-and-play” answers. Moreover, I realized that it was not only my problem: my friend who took a sound healing course with another famous school, had no idea about harmony and awareness of the dissonant intervals whatsoever, so it was like an unconscious beating onto a bowl, with notes being attributed to a particular chakra. With Guy's methods of teaching, I was able to get a really deep understanding of sound and how things work. In a clear, practical, and enthusiastic way, he passed his knowledge of how to apply sound to generate deep healing responses. As his teachings are based on profound scientific research combined with intuitive knowledge, Guy encouraged me to develop intuition through a conscious listening. His course is so comprehensive and there is no need to learn more from other sources. I truly recommend him!

Lisbeth Busk-Johansen Sound Meditation Facilitator (Denmark)

This course is an abundance of knowledge, insights and love for singing bowls, shared with generosity, and honesty by Guy Yair Beider. Theory, science and practice are going hand by hand in well-formulated chapters revealing the author's broad experience with sound work. Taking the "Sound Healing Teacher Training" course leaves me well informed and inspired working in the field that I was struggling to find reliable and practical knowledge. Currently, I find myself at a higher level of understanding, confident, and better grounded in the approach to my own sound work, as well as my ongoing love life with singing bowls.

Meet your instructor

Guy Beider

For many years I was seeking a practice that would help me become a better version of myself and bring benefits to others. In 2007 my path brought me to the sound of Himalayan singing bowls. That moment that I heard the complex simplicity of the singing bowl for the first time, I skipped a breath. It felt like the world just stopped. It appeared to me right away that I had to learn about these instruments… Lots of information I was finding didn't make sense to me at all. YouTube videos of people striking loudly sacred instruments made me doubtful. I was drawn to the subtle beauty of sound and committed to unveil and share this beauty. I bought several singing bowls and started to gently play hypnotic sequences for individuals and groups. Singing bowls and the audience became my best teachers. For a better understanding of the dynamics between my instruments, I began to explore the acoustical properties of each bowl. I deepened myself into the judicious listening and study of musicology, physics, psychoacoustics, and psychology. Now I was feeling — and knowing — what was happening. Since 2010 I've conducted hundreds of sound journeys. I've been blessed to witness and document real miracles happening to my audience. These miracles made me confident and motivated to share my expertise with you. I take this mission with humility, great honor, and even greater responsibility!