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    An individual who experienced harp healing with me had the following to say about the harp and color I offer during a session:

    The harp is an instrument of sublime beauty and a powerful tool for healing. Revered throughout the ages for its angelic sound, the harp has now been shown in clinical studies to have measurable therapeutic benefits for reducing stress and anxiety, inducing restful sleep, and helping listeners release physical and emotional suffering.
    The use of color as therapy is a truly holistic, non-invasive and powerful therapy which dates back thousands of years; evidence of this can be found in ancient texts from India, China and Egypt. Color is simply light of varying wavelengths and, as such, is a form of energy used in Color Therapy. Christina uses colored scarves based on the client’s vibration to assist with the Harp Healing.”

    A harp healing session consists of playing improvised, intuitive harp music (which you’re welcome to record), an invitation to sit at the harp and play your own harp sounds, and an opportunity to choose a scarf or two of vibrant colors to enhance your time with harp healing. Each session is unique and completely tailored to the needs of the person sitting with me. I feel like I’m holding the space, with the addition of music and color, for energy, for healing work.
    My work as the harp healer at the O.N.E. Wellness Center in Rochester, NY comes after years of studying many different disciplines. This includes astrology, palmistry, sound healing, music therapy, many forms of dance (Zydeco, African drum and dance are favorites), voice lessons, and harp lessons. Then I had the good fortune to work with Mara, who encouraged the journey to improvisation. I’ve taken many art, painting, crafts, zentangle, jewelry making classes. What they all had in common was working holistically with individuals, making intuition an integral part of this work, and the desire to be deep in the creative process. I still enjoy creating unique jewelry pieces from many different mediums.

    When I complete my color therapy course, I will “learn more, each day, about the light spectrum, how we harness its power to heal and when and where is the best time to use it. Color is present in the food we eat, clothes we wear, environment we live and work in, as well as, the colors we’re attracted to each day. These mysteries tell a story as to what we need, in the moment for transformation to occur.” This completely complements my view of intuitive, improvisation harp sounds used to support individuals on their journeys.

    M.A. Mental Health Counseling, City University of Seattle: Grief and loss, Bereavement, Pet loss specialties
    Harp Healer at O.N.E Wellness Center, www.onewellnesscntr.com
    Strings of Light, CD recorded in The Tank in Rangeley, Colorado

     

    www.tanksounds.org

    https://members.cdbaby.com/Album/Review/vialb01329894

    https://www.amazon.com/Strings-Light-Christina-Ivanna/dp/B07FZTCVVT/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540312972&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=Strings+of+Light%2C+CD%2C+Christina+Ivanna

    https://christinaivanna.bandcamp.com/releases

    Practitioner of:

    Tai Chi, Qigong

    Member of Sound Healers Association

    Member of Upstate New York Bead Guild

    Member of Upstate New York Polymer Clay Guild

    *Member of National Association of Holistic Wellness

    *Member of International Therapist Directory

    *upon completion of The Color Elite Color Therapy Course (3/19)

     

     

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    I have always been acutely aware of the healing power of music, especially the vibrational power inherent in the human voice. Music is the universal means of expression, the language of humanity, and our voice, the most personal instrument of all connects us to our hearts. I have been blessed to spend my life in the performing arts enjoying an international career as a singer and teacher. It is a great privilege and joy to share my music and mastery, guiding my students and clients in discovering and opening their true, authentic voice and their unique soul signature sound and expression.

    In 2008, between engagements singing Mozart, Beethoven and Verdi, I discovered Crystal Tones Alchemy Singing bowls and was dazzled by their exquisite sounds. I always loved the Himalayan singing bowls, but these were very different. I bought a set of seven, one for each chakra, and began to explore. I experimented. I used them to open blockages, relieve stress and create balance and harmony for myself, my family and my students. When a student had a vocal blockage, I would ask them to choose a bowl and tone or sing with it. Their blockage would dissipate. I loved the soulful intimacy and long lingering sense of peace from the sounds. Magical. My young son loved them too. ‘Mommy,’ he would say as I tucked him into bed, ‘please give me my sound blanket!’ And I would play. And he would drop into a deep sleep.

    In 2006, I was moved to create a children’s foundation in Germany where I was living and working. The goal of the Kids4kids World Foundation was to train young people in the performing arts and instill in them the power of teamwork and service at a young age. Every year our original productions raised over 25,000€ to support the music therapy program which we co created, serving hundreds of children and their families throughout Germany.

    Our performers often participated in a national music contest, and when my son was thirteen, he made it to the semifinals of the singing competition. One week before his audition, he came into the room with a grimace on his face. “mom, listen, my voice!” It had begun to drop in register! At that point in my teaching career, I had not yet guided a boy through his voice change. I trusted my intuition and knowledge about healthy singing. We worked with the crystal alchemy bowls every day. He chose the little citrine G note. He gently toned and hummed with it. And his voice remained open. We lowered his keys by a fourth, and a week later he sang his 15-minute program brilliantly. The citrine anchored a security that was miraculous at that vulnerable time.

    “My name his Dylan”, he said with great confidence “and since last week, I am no longer a soprano!” Everyone laughed. He was thrilled.

    Fast forward 6 years later.

    On March 27, 2015, my life changed forever when I lost him, dearest Dylan, my only child, my beloved 19-year-old son. I never imagined one day music would be my emotional stability through such an unimaginable loss. I am traversing a journey of profound grief, and music is the stabilizing container embracing and transforming that anguish. I am navigating the intensity of the feelings supported by the vibrations of the Crystal Tones Alchemy Singing Bowls. When I am frozen in the depths of despair and overwhelmed by loss, the pure crystalline emanations in combination with breathwork anchor and transmute. Their incredible beauty, the pristine, sacred vibrations of their tones soothes, comforts and take me instantly to my son. A profound and tender connection ever present through the heavenly frequencies. The bodily felt sensation of pure Love. Eternal. Heaven/Earth. The luminescent pathways created are indescribable, transforming the darkness to radiance. Morphing the grief to love, acceptance, gratitude and joy. Understanding it is all perfect.  A journey of healing, of release, of receiving; a journey of heart, soul, and love eternal.  

    My transformational journey with sound vibration and energy medicine has been nothing short of phenomenal. My son began communicating with me the night he died, sending me a whoosh of sound vibration in a shooting star, guiding me, holding me, bringing joy and fulfillment in ways I had never thought would ever be possible. Five months after his passing, I was struggling. He said, “Mom, call the bowl dudes” I ignored him, and he insisted. “Call the bowl dudes”. I did. And my life path changed. With his guidance, I created Crystal Cadence, A place for Song and Sound Healing and home of the Crystal Tones Los Angeles Temple where 400 bowls are available for purchase. I travel the world teaching healing sound, leading meditations and giving concerts. I work regularly with cancer patients and train alchemy sound healers. We learn bowl playing techniques, we study the notes of the chakra and endocrine system, we train in bioenergetics, we do improvisational exercises and activate our human instrument. In 2018, Dylan suggested we present an online series called “The Sacred Science of Sound.” Jonathan Goldman spoke, Eileen Mckusick, Barry Goldstein, Lee Harris, Dr. Daniel Levitin, Deva Premal and Miten, Gregg Braden, Anita Moorjani and Dr. Sue Morter too. People all around the globe listened. And they asked for a live event.

    We invite you now to join us Nov 1-3 in Los Angeles at the Sacred Science of Sound. It promises to be nothing less than extraordinary. www.sacredsciencesound.com

    Quantum Science proves we are made of Energy, Sound Vibration and Light. Come immerse yourself in the medicine of NOW. Explore the Healing Power of Music, Sound Vibration and Energy Medicine and learn state of the art restorative tools, sound medicine techniques and embodiment practices to transform your life.

    Tickets available at www.sacredsciencesound.com

    Surprise guest just announced: Jhene Aiko-singer/poet shares her “Modern Mantra.” https://youtu.be/vkJGa0eaktE

  • Do you use the power of sound to enhance your speaking voice?

    You can use it to manage nerves, release challenging thoughts and bring yourself into the full power of your presence.


    The first time I experienced Sound Healing I was in a voice class at drama school, repeating sounds, feeling the vibration through our bodies. I wanted to stop. I was feeling all sorts of things I didn’t want to feel.  Our teacher said it meant my voice was opening areas it hadn’t accessed for a long time; and I burst into a flood of tears.

    Eight years later, I discovered sound-healer Stewart Pearce (who taught my drama-school voice teacher!).  After taking Stewart’s course I began incorporating sound in my massage work. I went to Egypt on a spiritual holiday and was invited to lead my first group sound circles. 

    Then one day, a massage client asked if I knew anyone who could help her husband gain confidence in public speaking.  I did. Me! 

    This started what I do today, sound healer and vocal confidence and communication specialist.  I reconnect people to who they really are, and release the restrictions they hold around speaking and self-expression to find their confident voice.

    Why? When I was about 9 years old, a music teacher said to open our mouths when we sing.  I did, and three girls started making fun of me.  Suddenly the thing I loved was ‘dangerous’ and might ostracise me.  This stuck with me.  It got so bad when auditioning for musicals huge nerves would kick in, my body shake, and my voice would go. 

    These are the same kinds of challenges people face when they don’t like speaking in front of others or are afraid to have a challenging conversation.  You shut down, or shut off the parts of your voice that connect with the experiences your brain remembers as vulnerable - and your body responds.

    Your voice affects every part of your life.  Whether you are expressing yourself personally or professionally you need to let go of the barriers and blocks a younger you created mentally, physically and emotionally around self-expression.

    Next time you are nervous about speaking, I invite you to hum and ‘Haw’.  Let your voice vibration ground you, bring you back into your body and release those emotional charges too. It is the simplest way to change your state because it works in a moment. It is physical, emotional and spiritual.  It is accessible immediately and you need no special tools to create it. 

    This is how I connect my clients to their deepest truth, to the passion behind their purpose to speak with clarity, confidence and conviction.  Every one of them a pebble into the ocean of creating global vocal-liberation and sending “Sound Around The World.”


    I ask them … words make waves – so why not speak with the power of Your Whole Voice?!

    by Judith Quin

    www.yourwholevoice.com

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