Regular sessions in Galway, Athlone, Tuam, and Claremorris
Sound Bath can be a form of relaxation or meditation practice. Whatever you need at the moment.
Maybe you just want to have a refreshing nap, switch off your mind, or use the regular sessions as a form of practice to develop your self-awareness and awaken your consciousness and benefit from regular relaxation and mental training with long-lasting health benefits.
Our journey with the Sound Baths started in 2005 in Poland, where we experienced our first session. It led us to discover our passion for facilitating such an experience to others.
We hold regular sessions in Ireland since 2011 and we have played for thousands of people.
We've worked out our own unique style of playing, and meditation with a sound is an important part of our sessions.
The sessions we facilitate have also meditation/ mindfulness aspect, so help to create and practice awareness of the body, emotions, and feelings. The subject of meditation and our concentration is the sound and we can gain a lot from being present and aware.
The sounds that are played in the room help to harmonize us, a unique blend of sounds, different frequencies, harmonics, steady beats, takes our mind on the self-discovery journey and allowing the brain to enter a Theta state, which is easily achieved in this environment. This is a state of meditation, relaxation and intuitive dreams present also when under hypnosis.
What happens during the session?
The Sound Bath session can last 75min, we also do long sessions 3h, or gong night 9h long. No experience is needed to attend.
You will be lying down for most of the session, cozily wrapped up in your blanket, listening and experiencing the sounds in your body.
We start with body scan practise to connect with a present moment and ourselves and after the session, we share wishes of peace and kindness to open our hearts and learn to practice this beautiful yet simple technique.
What to bring?
You will need to bring something to lie on like a yoga mat or single duvet/ sleeping bag, a blanket to keep you warm and a pillow.
What are the benefits?
Sound Bath sessions have many benefits. They work on the mental, emotional and physical level. Depending on how far are you willing to go and what do you need.
The space created through relaxation allows each individual to start his own self-healing process. What I mean by this, is the miracle of relaxation, which will give your body a chance to restart your immune system, by accessing its own healing mechanisms, which is often being shut down by stress.
This practice itself gives us not only a chance to relax and contemplate but also results in many health benefits, just to name a few:
helps to generate creative ideas, visions.
generating more self- acceptance, compassion, and love
slowing down and normalizing breathing patterns, heart rate,
helping to deal with depression and addiction,
lowering stress and anxiety,
helping to sleep better
reduces and helps to manage chronic or acute pain
Improving the immune system
Please bring a pillow and a warm blanket for your comfort, you can even bring a single duvet if you need more padding under your back. Yoga mats will be provided.
What else to expect?
These sessions also teach your mind how to relax, or more remind your body and mind how it feels to be relaxed. It is a mind training so don't be surprised if you cant easily relax at the first session. It takes time for our thinking minds to learn how to let go. We are not used to simply lying still and concentrating on sounds. Especially if it's your first time and there are so many interesting new sounds your mind is trying to analyze. This is a form of mindfulness or meditation with a sound and we can use the regular sessions as a form of our practice.
Every session will be different for you as you may have different days, sounds may be different, you may be opened to other aspects or ready to go deeper into the journey. It is good to give it a try at least 3 times to give yourself a chance to experience the benefits of this practice. Every session can be very different for you. Stay open and accepting of whatever the present moment brings.
During the session you can experience emotional and physical sensations, if you have any pain you may feel like it changes the place, intensity or completely disappears. You can experience body being free of weight and floating like feeling. At times you may fall asleep or travelling between dream and reality. These are feelings connected to the theta state and widening of consciousness. You'll experience your body differently each time as everything is changing so does the session can be every time something new for you and offering you different lessons.
As you go deep into the subconscious mind you may enter places that need healing. It is ok to feel emotional. Sadness, grief, frustration, anger are common emotions which may come up after the session or even a few days after. Our sessions are a safe place for them to be healed. We are there for you during the session, we always keep an eye on the group. The deeper you go into the meditation the more you may notice layers of different sensations and emotions as they come up. The gongs and their powerful influence will help you go very deep. They are meant to stir up the feelings, letting them come up to the surface, so they can be acknowledged and healed.
Are there any contraindications to attend the Sound Bath?
Please do not attend the sound bath after consuming drugs or alcohol !!! We ask to treat the therapeutic space with respect for the benefit of others and your own safety. This is not the space for experiments with substances. It is not suitable or appropriate for everyone:
Frequency triggered epilepsy or history of seizures that might be sound triggered.
Those with serious mental health conditions e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar, advanced psychosis.
Those with metal implants in the body, such as pins or joints, should proceed with caution, as sometimes, although rare, sound can trigger resonance in the implant which might lead to physical pain.
Please let us know if you are pregnant in case of placing bowls on the body. There are
SOUND RELAXATION CONCERTS
The very relaxing concert played by musicians using gongs, singing bowls,
drums, didgeridoo, and many other instruments.
Whether you want to sit or lie down is up to you.
We can arrange it for your group, team or event.
We’ll be happy to come, where you need us and play especially just for you.