Saturday March 9 * Noon and 3pm* $20 * LIMITED SPACE // PLEASE PRE-REGISTER
Experience modern and traditional methods of sound healing through live electronic and acoustic music in this meditative sound bath hosted by sound healer Lavender Suarez. Working with the neurobiological phenomena known as “brainwave entrainment,” the music in this workshop helps facilitate relaxation. Even if you have never meditated before, the sounds will create an immersive experience as they move in gradual waves, subtly shifting in frequency and volume to help the mind become calm and centered. Participants will also be guided through gentle seated breathing and movement meditations. If possible, please bring a yoga mat and dress in comfortable, warm clothing, as participants will be lying down for the majority of the workshop. You are also welcome to bring a blanket and pillow for additional comfort.
Lavender Suarez is a sound healer and educator based in New York’s Hudson Valley. She manages a serene private practice located on a hundred-acre property in Hillsdale and often integrates nature immersion with wellness. Lavender regularly facilitates sound healing workshops and has been a featured speaker at the Rubin, MoMA PS1, Maha Rose, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Rensselaer Polytechnic University. In the spring of 2016, she taught a ten-week class for children about the scientific and artistic aspects of sound. Lavender is a certified member of the Sound Healers Association and is certified in Tibetan Usui Reiki.
This event is part of a month-long exhibition and performance series devoted to exploring the potentialities and limitations inherent in the theme “Sound Heals All Wounds”. Throughout the month we will present artworks, performances, and discussions dealing with topics like: performance as it is constrained by health challenges; the political power of sound as it relates to feminism, refugee experiences, and social hierarchies; sound as a means of coping with loss; listening as meditative practice; and more.
Sound Installations by:
Abby Wendle / Daniel O’Connor & Unthings / Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste / Rebecca Mahay
Layne Garrett / Twin Jude / Nate Scheible / Abby Wendle