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The sacred science of healing with sound ..

 

“The highest goal of music is to connect one’s soul to their Divine nature, not entertainment”
– Pythagoras

Enrollment Fees

How much does it cost to study with Pythagoras Institute of Sound & Vibrational Healing? 

  • Our 1-day introductory module is €99 per person. 
  • Levels 1, 2, 4 are €350 per person. 
  • Levels 3 & 5 are €395 per person and includes your Diploma assessment & certification fee of €45.  Printed & bound workshop manual

Booking Fee of €100 secures your place. 
Remainder paid either on first day of class, or at time of booking.

Note:  Fee does not include instruments/equipment.

See the Schedule for course dates

Sound Therapy for Clinical Practice or Therapeutic Sound Meditation with Groups including
Yoga Nidra

We have two study streams to choose from, depending on your sound medicine goals: 

  • Choose Levels 1, 2 and 3 for your Advanced Practitioner’s Diploma of Therapeutic Sound Medicine for specialisation in sound massage one on one clinical treatment, or our
  • Choose Levels 1, 4 and 5 for your Advanced Facilitators Diploma of Therapeutic Sound Medicine for specialisation in sound medicine/therapy working with groups including Sound Bath meditation and advanced Yoga Nidra. 
  • Or complete all 5 Levels for your Masters Diploma of Therapeutic Sound Medicine (Sound Therapy).

All modules can be studied in-person at our studio in Cork City. (subject to availability, please contact me first before booking your accommodation) or by Zoom blended delivery from anywhere in the world, (by request, on different dates)

For details on each module, please click on each heading below:

Introduction to Sound & Vibrational Healing (Beginners)
Certified 1 Day Introduction to Sound & Vibrational Healing Workshop
A beginners workshop suitable for anyone with an interest in sound and energy healing for self healing or the treatment of others, no previous experience required.  Note: Existing therapists (including yoga teachers) may request exemption from this module.
 
This is a recommended pre-requisite module for the following courses:
– Earth Sounds© Practitioner’s Diploma of Therapeutic Sound (Sound Therapy)
– Earth Sounds© Master Facilitator’s Diploma of Therapeutic Sound (Sound Therapy)
 
In this inspiring one day workshop you will learn :
 
Energy & Vibrational Healing
 
– History of Sound & Vibrational healing
– Introduction to energy and vibrational healing including a variety of principles and methods
– The role of intention in energy and vibrational healing
– How to prepare yourself as a therapist energetically including grounding
– Preparing the healing space
– How to dispel negative energy from a room using a variety of methods
– Introduction to the Chakra system
– Introduction to the Meridian system
– How to create the sacred healing space.
– Introduction to the sacred science of healing with sound
– Connecting with the healing energy of the cosmos and the sacred sound stream.
 
Sound Healing and Sonic Massage
 
– Conduct an aura cleanse & balance using a single himalayan bowl and the Earth Sounds© method
– Tools and methods to enhance the outcome of your sound healing treatment
– Introduction to sound healing with voice using sacred mantra
– Learn how to clear and balance the chakras with voice sound healing
 
Meditation for the Therapist
 

– Learn effective meditation techniques for the energy therapist
– Learn how to set your intention to acheive effective results
– How
to connnect to nature, plants and trees for spirit healing

– Experience a blissful Earth Sounds© Sacred Gong Sound bath / Sound Journey meditation to integrate the healing energies of the day
 
Plus much more!
Includes class manual and Certificate of Completion.
Usui Reiki Level 1 Attunement
Certified Usui Reiki Level 1 Attunement
Authentic Usui Reiki Level 1 Attunement.  Those who are already attuned to any form of Reiki Level 1 can request exemption from this module.
Includes a blissful Gong sound bath meditation, printed & bound class manual and Certificate of Completion.
Level 1 Therapeutic Sound Medicine Foundation

2-Day Certified Workshop

This is the foundation module and prerequisite for each of our Diplomas and is suitable for anybody with an interest in gaining a recognised qualification in sound healing, sound therapy and sonic massage, either for professional use or for their own personal development.  Existing therapist and teachers you can use the skills learning in this module in your existing practise right away.  Disocver how to conduct expert sound bath meditations and sound healing groups.

Learn the sacred science of sound healing, how to select your instruments, introduction to sound bath meditation, how to design your own sound baths with instruments of your choosing, including how to effectively induce and maintain Theta trance states of deep meditation required for profound self-healing of mind, body & Spirit to supercharge your sound bath and give your participants the WOW experience every time!

This feature-packed Level 1 Foundation workshop will equip you with the foundation skills you need for futher study to the Diploma awards in both clincial treatment and group sound healing study streams.   Discover how to conduct sound bath, sound journey, sound healing in groups with live instruments.  You will also learn fundamentals of therapeutic hypnosis and how to facilitate effective guided meditations, vocal toning and sound medicine, how to conduct a single himalayan bowl sonic massage treatment for family and friends and more.

If you are already a qualified and practising energy therapist, natural health or health and wellbeing professional of any kind, including Reiki therapist or Yoga teacher you may use this module may be considered as CPD to enhance your existing qualifications.  Please consult your insurance company for details.

Completion of this 2-day weekend workshop will equip you with the foundation knowledge and confidence you need to continue your studies and succeed as a sound healing professional.  For those who are already working as a natural health practitioner of any kind, you can immediately incorporate the skills learned into your existing practise as CPD training.

On compl;etion of this worksohp you will also be eligible to study the following Diploma pathways:
– Sonic Massage & Therapeutic Sound Practitioner Diploma & Advanced Diploma
– Therapeutic Sound Facilitator’s Diploma
– Nada Yoga Nidra Teacher’s Diploma

Topics covered in this Level 1 Foundation module include:

  • History of Sound Healing
  • Sacred science of healing with sound
  • Understanding the earth healing frequencies
  • Preparation of the healing space – learn the art of sacred ceremony and ritual and how to create a safe and sacred healing space
  • The Role of Intention
  • The Sacred Science of Healing with Sound
  • Connecting to Web of Life
  • Trusting Your Intuition
  • Developing your confidence as a therapist
  • How to avoid sound bath mistakes
  • Anatomy & Physiology 101 for Sonic Massage/Sound Healing
  • Introduction to sound heaing with voice.
  • Journey through the chakras
  • How to choose your instruments including gong, singing bowls, shamanic drum and more
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Hypnosis
  • The 3 stages of Transformational Guided Meditation© (TGM)
  • Learn how to expertly conduct guided meditations using therapeutic hypnosis techniques.
  • Introduction to basic playing techniques for a range of instruments including including gong, singing bowls, shamanic drum and more
  • How to use the principles of hypnosis and your instruments to effectively induce and maintain the trance state essential for profound self-healing
  • Conducting a Single Himalayan Bowl clincial treatment for family & friends
  • Putting it all together: Experience a real Earth Sounds© sound healing/sound bath/sound Journey meditation
  • plus much more!

Himalayan singing bowls will be available for purchase.  If you intend continuing with Sonic Massage Practitioner levels 2 and 3 or Advanced Facilitator levels 4 and 5, it is recommended (but not essential) that you purchase a Peter Hess Universal Therapy singing bowl from Thomann online at a cost of €169 for your own use during your Level 1 in-class.  You will find the bowl at the following link:
https://www.thomann.de/ie/peter_hess_phks9_g_phfs_2w.htm.  If you already have a himalayan singing bowl and do not wish to purchase your therapy singing bowl for Level 1 training, you can bring your existing bowl with you to class instead

Level 2 Therapeutic Sound Medicine

2-Day Workshop

Pre-requisite: Level 1

Topics will included: (but not limited to)

  • Creating sacred healing space
  • Sonic massage individual treatments with a variety of tools including: singing bowls, tuning forks and tingshaw
  • Sacred science of healing with sound
  • Sacred sound as a path to inner peace
  • Bio-field tuning with tuning forks including body scan, aura sweep and cleanse.
  • Working with crystals
  • The sacred healing triangle
  • Brainwave entrainment
  • Practical: Developing your confidence as a therapist
  • Anatomy & Physiology 201 for Sonic Massage/Sound Healing
  • Sound healing with voice
  • Connecting to the client’s soul song
  • More on working with the hypnotic trance state essential for profound self-healing
  • Clinical practice
  • Earth Sounds© Sound Bath experience to integrate the healing energies of the weekend
  • plus much more!

It is recommended that you purchase your Peter Hess heart bowl and pelvis bowl to complete your foundation set of 3 healing bowls to bring to class with you as you will need these bowls to complete your case studies on completion of Level 3.

Your foundation set of 3 Peter Hess therapy bowls consists of 1: Universal bowl/joint bowl 2: Heart bowl (small or large) and 3: Pelvis bowl (small or large).

Peter Hess Bowls are available from Ghandarva Loka Dublin (ask for student discount) and Thomann online music store.

Level 3 - Therapeutic Sound Medicine

2-Day Workshop

Pre-requisite: Level 1 Foundation, Level 2 Therapeutic Sound Medicine

This module is Part 3 of the 3 – part Practitioners Diploma of Therapeutic Sound Medicine (Sound Therapy)

Topics include: (but not limited to)

  • Creating sacred healing space
  • Grounding, centering and connecting to the sacred sound stream.
  • Advanced techniques for the Earth Sounds© method of sonic massage individual treatment.
  • Advanced bio-field tuning with tuning forks, tingshaws, chimes and singing bowls
  • Good business practice: setting up your business
  • Marketing strategies for business success
  • Using the pendulum to connect with subtle energies
  • Making your own pendulum
  • Preparation for Case study treatments
  • In-class assessment: Individual client treatment
  • Clinical practice – putting it all together
  • Earth Sounds© Sound Bath experience to integrate the healing energies of the weekend
  • plus more!

You will be assessed and coached every step of the way to ensure that you have the best chance at succeeding in your new business.

Our goal is to produce confident and capable Earth Sounds© Sonic Massage & Therapeutic Sound Practitioners.
On completion of your level 3 practical assessment and submission of your case study notes, you will be certified as an Earth Sounds© Sonic Massage & Therapeutic Sound Practitioner and ready to conduct individual treatments with your choice of sound healing instruments.

Level 4 - Gong Mastery & Yoga Nidra 1

2-Day Workshop – Gong Mastery

This workshop forms both:

  • Part 3 and final part of the 3 – part Facilitators Diploma of Therapeutic Sound Medicine & Yoga Nidra
  • and Part 4 of the Advanced Master Practitioner’s Diploma of Therapeutic Sound Medicine (Sound Therapy)

This inspiring 2-day training is for those with a calling to connect deeply with the healing power of the Gong is a therapeutic setting working individually or with groups.  Discover the power of the sacred gong, learning advanced gong techniques for sacred gong bath/therapeutic sound healing along with individual  treatment with the hand gong and Yoga Nidra guided meditation.

  • The Gong and its effect on energy
  • Connecting with your Gong
  • Care of your Gong
  • Advanced techniques for therapeutic Gong sound healing
  • Gong for ceremony and ritual
  • Trance work with the Gong
  • Journey meditation with the Gong and sacred gong bath
  • Gong healing with nature and the land
  • Individual treatment: Chakra balance with the hand Gong

The Ceremonial Rattle

  • The Significance of the Rattle in Ceremony
  • Types of Rattles
  • Methods of Rattle Making
  • Making Your Own Rattle

Meditation for Inner Peace (IPM)©

  • Benefits and practical applications
  • Effective meditation techniques for people with busy lives

Introduction to Yoga Nidra

  • History of Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra – theory & practice
  • Working with trance state

Therapeutic Voice

  • Using voice for therapeutic sound healing
  • Kirtan mantra singing with shruti or harmonium.

Labyrinth

  • The labyrinth as a path to inner peace
  • The vibrational effect of the labyrinth
  • How to design your own labyrinth of any shape
  • How to teach Labyrinth Meditation

Pre-requisite:  Your own hand-gong is required for this weekend of study and practice.

Note: This gong mastery training does not give you the title of “Master” or “Gong Master”.  You will learn foundation skills and techniques required for mastery, how long it takes you to become a true master is dependent on your level of dedication and practice.  Your own intution will tell you when you have achieved mastery.  Always remember that a true master is ego-less and will never refer to themselves as a master.

Level 5 - Drum Mastery & Yoga Nidra 2

Rattle

2-Day Workshop

Pre-requisite: Level 1 Therapeutic Sound Medicine Foundation

This workshop forms both:

  • Part 3 and final part of the 3 – part Advanced Facilitators Diploma of Therapeutic Sound Medicine & Yoga Nidra
  • and Part 5 of the Advanced Master Practitioner’s Diploma of Therapeutic Sound Medicine (Sound Therapy)

This inspiring 2-day training is for those with a calling to connect deeply with the healing power of the Drum in a therapeutic setting working individually or with groups.  Discover advanced Drum & Journey meditation and healing techniques to enhance their practice working with the self and others.  Includes powerful techniques for both individual treatment and working groups along with Yoga Nidra part 2.  This is the third and final module for the Earth Sounds© Master Facilitator Diploma.

 

Topics covered include:

  • Choosing your drum
  • Connecting with your drum
  • Getting to know shamanic frame drum
  • Getting to know Hang drum/Handpan
  • Developing your intuitive guidance
  • Creating sacred space
  • Drum for ceremony and ritual
  • Journey meditation with the drum
  • Clinical treatment with drum & rattle
  • Connecting your drum with the rythm of life
  • Safely working with trance states and the drum
  • Trance journey meditation – method and practice

    Rattle Part 2

    • Making Your Rattle

    Yoga Nidra 2

    • Extending the transformational power of Yoga Nidra

    Healing Circles

    • Benefits and application
    • How to Facilitate Transformational Healing Circles

    Cacao Ceremony

    • Health Benefits of Cacao
    • Working with the Cacao spirit
    • Meeting your Spirit animal
    • Sacred fire ceremony – method and practice
    • Sound healing in nature and the land
    • Kirtan and Mantra singing with shruti, harmonium and percussion instruments
    • Transformational Healing Circles including Moon Circles

    Concerts and Events

    • Concerts and events indoors and outdoors – PA systems, when and how to use them.

    Your own frame drum of any size is required for this weekend course.

    Note: This training alone does not give you the title of “Master” or “Drum Master”.  You will learn foundation skills and techniques required for mastery, how long it takes you to master the technqiues is dependent on your level of dedication and practice.   As a rule, mastery takes at least 5 years to acheive.

    Each person is different, your own intuition will tell you when you have achieved the state of mastery.  Always remember that a true master is ego-less and doesn’t even refer to themselves as a master.

    Are you ready?

    There’s no better time like right now …