Led by Marian Kraus & Gabriela de la Mora
Saturday, February 16
5:30p - 7:00p | $32 | Registration requested. Drop-ins welcome.
We invite you to a unique mindfulness meditation and sound therapy event designed to detox your mind and body on a cellular level through the vehicle of sound. Gaby de la Mora and Marian Kraus will present you with a wonderful opportunity to re-balance your entire being.
The couple’s meditative and transformational experience is a psycho-acoustic gateway to elevate individuals’ vibratory frequency and reach higher states of conscious awareness. Participants will be bathed in an envelope of sound generated by the mystical characteristics of three large gongs, several authentic Himalayan singing bowls (a.k.a. Tibetan singing bowl) and additional sound tools.
The event includes three stages:
1st segment – participants receive a general outline of sound therapy and history of the gongs, followed by a description of how the upcoming guided meditation and sound session work together to facilitate a transformation, evolution and healing experience within the conscious mind.
2nd segment – a carefully chosen guided meditation, or mindfulness meditation, primes the subconscious mind to transition into the essential personal transformation experience brought on by a colorful bouquet of soothing sounds in the…
3rd segment – following the guided meditation guests are immersed in a bubble of ancestral and otherworldly sounds generated by gongs, one of man’s oldest therapeutic instruments. The couple’s sound space envelopes one in a uniquely rhythmic, melodic and pleasing fashion. The gong’s vibrational and sonic characteristics deeply resonate all 50 – 75 trillion cells of the body, and energize and relax simultaneously in a most powerful and truly unique way.
Combined, these powerful elements facilitate a change in one’s nature of being and potentially restore an intrinsic state of inner balance, homeostasis. Throughout the session, you will be introduced to mindfulness techniques of a sonic kind. We invite you to read more here. The only requirement is to bring an open mind, wear comfortable clothing, and come with a pillow and blanket to cover up. Experience a guided mindfulness meditation coupled with solid sound therapy elements of the gong, all designed to assist you in raising self – awareness.
Marian generates a broad spectrum of fascinating rhythms and functional harmonics by exploring the full range of frequencies within his instruments ranging from shimmering explosive highs to deep mysterious lows. His meditative and transformative sound journeys are driven by his innate rhythmic hand drum abilities and keen sense of visual and intuitive perception. The result is that these sonic, vibrational and mystical characteristics energize and quiet the mind & body in a very unique fashion. His gong sound meditations are psychoacoustic gateways to higher states of awareness and consciousness. They provide spaces for inner healing while taking listeners into truly otherworldly realms.
After spending 20 years in the corporate world, he began his career as a professional architectural and fine art photographer in the Chicago area in 1999. By being a long time hand drummer, he expanded his creative repertoire by expressing images also through the sound of gongs. Marian is a member of the Sound Healers Association and refines his advanced interpretation and application of gong sound healing under the guidance of senior instructor, lecturer and teacher Mitch Nur, PhD of
Growing up in the bustling and colorful surroundings of Mexico City, Gabriela holds masters degrees in art, religions and psychotherapy, and degrees in communication and history. She is certified as a Life Coach and facilitator of Universal Energy. In her earlier career she applied her extensive experience in corporate marketing and communications for the Ford Motor Company and the Interlomas Commercial Center, among others. Following, she moderated several health related programs on national TV in Mexico for nearly two decades in broadcasting corporations such as cultural Channel 11, Televisa, TV Mexiquense, TV Formula, DGTVE, and the art and cultural Channel 22.
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Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $30
Mail your check of $30 ($2 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.
Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488.
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