New! Virtual Intensive Retreat: Secrets of the Monochord, Level 1 Training, Part 1
Virtual Retreat! Secrets of the Monochord: Level 1, Part 1
The power of overtones & natural acoustic vibration for Sound Meditation, Sound Baths, & Sound Massage
A Day-Long Online Retreat Training with USA Feeltone Trainer Joule L’Adara, MFA in Music
This is the first part of the “Secrets of the Monochord” weekend intensive. Normally an in-person 2.5 day retreat, we are now offering half of the training online in a one-day virtual retreat format. While there is a portion of the training that doesn't translate to distance learning (such as experiencing the magic of a group of monochord players layering together vibrations in the same acoustic space!) the instructional aspects of the training that DO work wonderfully online will offer you a more profound connection to your instrument and improved playing within this one-day deep-dive. (You'll also have the option of attending the full weekend in person for 1/2 price in the future when it is safe to gather again!)
This hands-on intimate intensive workshop will give you the opportunity to play, experience, and learn more about the feeltone Monochords including the Monolini and Monolina body therapy monochords plus the larger Concert and Meditation Monochords. Learn Monochord playing techniques including: how to create a "flying sound carpet" rich with overtones by bringing out the different harmonics to accent your playing, as well as how to tell evocative stories on the monochord by changing the 5 playing perimeters. You will be given the opportunity to open your ear to the harmonic spectrum, be shown how to differentiate between sound qualities, and understand the difference between tuning options for the different monochord models. You’ll also learn practical care, maintenance, tuning tips, how to change a string, and basic harmonic theory. By the end of the day spent focusing solely on your monochord with the support of our small group, you will have come to a new “attunement” with your instrument, experiencing how playing a Monochord can open a new space for you: allowing you to relax, rejuvenate, and nourish yourself and others.
For more details about what makes this training so magical, read this article: "How do you learn how to play an 'intuitive Instrument?' " written by our Feeltone trainer Joule L'Adara.
$50 deposit to hold your place - Email us to Sign Up
Small Group: 6 participants max!
All-Day Online Retreat: Specific dates to be coordinated around participants’ schedules and availability (that means once you offer your deposit, you have a say in when the next retreat date will be booked!) Once a training date is chosen, start and stop times vary based on your time zone - we ask that participants keep an entire day available so you can have the "retreat" experience of focusing only on your music making for one day. The schedule starts as early as 8:00 am and ends as late as 9:00 pm which will include two 3-hour sessions and one 90 minute evening participatory experience. Included is 6 hours of live instruction, an evening sound experiential, and extra instruction time for Q&A.
Upcoming Virtual Retreats:
Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 (Sold Out!)
August Training: Date TBD (will be scheduled around participants!)
October Training: Date TBD (will be scheduled around participants!)
November Training: Date TBD (will be scheduled around participants!)
To find out if this is the right course for you, book a complimentary live consultation time on our instructor's calendar HERE (Select "Sound Breakthrough")
Joule L'Adara, MFA is a certified trainer for Feeltone Instruments. She has taught vocal sound healing workshops since 2009 and been teaching online since 2014 - having a unique ability to create the feeling of palpable togetherness in the online format.
Joule is an experimental vocalist, holistic vocal coach, and sound facilitator based in New York City. She is the founder of Sounding Circles, offering sound-based practices that support well-being for personal transformational development. She has worked with global companies including Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, WeWork Wellness, and Planned Parenthood, as well as training sound practitioners through live workshops, retreats, and online courses. Her vocal meditation programs have been featured nationally at the New York Open Center, Integral Yoga Institute, Donna Karan’s Urban Zen, Unplug Meditation, The Green Spa, Naturopathica, The Dorot Institute, New York City’s Community Healthcare Network, The WOOM Center, The Big Quiet, The Samadhi Center for Yoga and Meditation Denver, The Globe Institute San Francisco, Community Arts Partnership (CAP) Program in Los Angeles, and at Kalani Oceanside Retreat Hawaii. Additionally, Joule is a trained classical singer who has performed with The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall.