Facilitated Sound Baths (ticketed)

event date: 
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Close your eyes and open your ears as we journey into sound and the senses. Mona Ruijs will facilitate a sound immersive experience with gongs, quartz crystal bowls, Himalayan singing bowls and various sound tools that are designed to induce states of profound physical relaxation, meditation, and general wellbeing. Lying down on mats you will be saturated and cocooned in the live sounds as you enter inside the wonderful world of the sound bath. The joy of a sound bath is the opportunity for you to lie down, listen deeply with your whole body and go inwards, as you may access a consciousness that lies between sleeping and waking.

Here you may be transported to states of stillness, meditation, bliss, expansion of consciousness and self-healing. Sound Bath participants variously report powerful bodily sensations and brain states often accompanied by creative thought, rich imagery, insights, and feelings of rest and timelessness. This unique composition of frequencies and harmonics produces a soundscape that washes over you, releasing bodily tension and produces a relaxation response lowering stress, cortisol and adrenaline levels. We invite you to explore new ways of listening and responding, as the ear hears, the brain listens and the body senses vibrations.

These sessions are ticketed and will run for an hour at the following times:

- Friday 15 June 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm (adults)

- Saturday 16 June 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (adults)

- Sunday 17 June 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (kids and families) 

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets through Eventbrite.

Mona Ruijs

Mona is a gong practitioner trained by The College of Sound Healing in Devon, UK. Inviting participants to close their eyes and open their ears, she curates a unique experience into sound and the senses, and an exploration of ‘the listening body’. Mona has spent the last 12 years abroad in Berlin and London where she facilitated sound baths, gong concerts and deep listening events. After completing her dissertation ‘Resonating Gongs: The Integration of Gongs into Sound Therapy’ with the Music faculty at the London Metropolitan University, she studied with Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux. Mona went on to train student sound practitioners at The Northern School of Soundsmiths in Manchester. In 2018 she is delighted to have returned to Australia to share her sound practice. Mona is continually exploring how the ear hears, the brain listens and the body senses vibrations.



Image credit: Photo by Mona Ruijs. Courtesy the artist.