February 8, 2011 Program

from "Sounding the River"event   photo by Keith Emerling

 "An Evening of Connection: 
   Connecting with the Physical World and with the Divine"

This evening is all about building our sense of connection - our sense of connection with ourselves and the physical world, and our sense of connection with the Divine. Spiritual director and energy healer Rev. Anne O'Neil will lead us in a 6-position grounding meditation and in chanting the names of various manifestations of the Divine -  some of whom have incarnated on this planet, some of whom have not.This practice opens us to recognizing differences between spiritual guides and identifying guides with whom we relate.

Rev. AnnE O'Neil is an energy healer and spiritual director with a practice in Great Barrington.  Her primary focus is working with people in issues of grief, loss, and transition, although many clients are looking for a more general sense of healing and deepening of their spiritual life.  She was ordained in 2003 by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City and is currently enrolled in their postgraduate Interspiritual Counseling program.  She is also a Certified One Light Healing Touch practitioner, as well as a life coach trained by Coach for Life.  Her personal mission is to provide healing and inspiration to individuals so they may step more fully into lives of joy, consciousness, and purpose.

"Creating Harmony in Yourself and the World:
      Easy Sound Techniques for Everyday"

  Thursday January 13, 2011

Talented group leader and sound healer Eve Schatz will guide participants to focus awareness on feeling the sound of their own voice resonating in their body, which feels like a massage from the inside out. The program will include learning how to find your own tone or the frequency at which you vibrate, and a 'Song of the Soul' group experience which is a comfortable, joyful improvisational lifting of our voices and spirits. 
Eve Schatz earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and was a graduate student in Expressive Therapies when she discovered the profound effects of Sound Healing as taught by pioneers Sarah Benson and Kay Gardner. She co-founded the first Sound Healing Association in the Boston area and taught sound healing in the West Palm Beach Public School system, massage and Soma schools, privately and in workshops. Her multicultural interest in music and culture brought her to join Agbekor, the Boston based 30 piece Ghanaian Ewe Drum and Dance Troupe, as a drummer, and she co-founded Cambridge Custom Percussion, a multicultural music school, performance and recording venue. She spent three months in Nigeria where she performed African and Western Music with indigenous musicians and where she met indigenous healers while participating in a medical program.  Eve joined the women's music ensemble Mother Mountain and recorded music in the pyramids and temples of Egypt.