Sound Healing Training, 17 – 24 Sept 2023 (YACEP)

Welcome to a week of Sound Healing Training (Accreditation and YACEP)

Welcome to a week of Sound Healing and Energetic Transformation

You love what you experience with sound therapies

You are deeply invested in your personal practice and well-being

And you’re ready to take your progress to the next level by continuing your education as a sound healer 

If we understand the universe as energy, vibration and frequency, then how might this translate to our understanding of human well-being?

What if there was a wisdom and a practice that allowed us to optimize the way energy flows in and around our body?

And what if we discover that the way that energy flows activates our glandular system and changes our body chemistry, thoughts, words and actions – and even our destiny?

And what if we could visit a beautiful Greek island to study, experience and become certified in this transformative science?

Conscious Sound Healing – The Science of Healing Through Sound

Everything that exists is energy and vibration at its most fundamental essence. From solid matter with dense energy and lower vibrational frequency, to more subtle and light vibrations in softer and less tangible materials, all the way to the source of all.  

Everything in the universe is transmuting and alchemizing energy continuously. The more proficient we become at energy transmutation the more ease we find in our lives. Humans are gifted with an energy body, in the yogic tradition it is referred to as Pranamaya-kosha, to facilitate the transmutation of more dense to more subtle energy. The body’s energy centers are subtly connected to the glands which control the body’s chemistry and ultimately our moods and feelings. This also affects the way we perceive our reality and how we think and act and inevitablyour destiny and life trajectory.

The life process often generates conditions that create blockages of energy in the subtle body. This occurs through everyday experiences that bring about stress, injury, Illness, and physical and emotional trauma. When these energy blockages become severe enough, dis-ease results and our system is no longer functioning in harmony. 

The heightened vibrational frequencies accessed and activated through sound healing help to remove the energetic blockage in the first place and our system goes back to ease, wellness and vitality. This is why it is so effective.

Unique elements  

Holistic teacher training and accreditation in sound healing – gongs, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls (both

crystal and Tibetan), tuning forks, and healing with the voice.

You will be supported during your preparation for the training in cultivating the right foundations to build on.

Asana, pranayama and mantra practice will be offered throughout the course.

You will be supported after the completion of the training on how to implement the knowledge and tools you received in your life and the lives of others.

You will gain access to quality sound healing tools at reduced prices.  

More importantly it’s not just an educational week, it’s a week of transformation. We are an educational provider and, at the same time, this one week is about your own transformation and own personal healing and expansion of consciousness. In this training enough space in participants is created for consciousness to arise.

Program 

The program will include a morning and an afternoon sound healing sessions where the participant will both offer and receive healing. It will also include the science and history of sound healing as well as training on all modalities of sound healing such as Gong, Crystal and Thibetan singing bowls, Tuning forks, Voice, Harmonium and other instruments.

Participants will receive two yoga sessions per day with experienced trainers and practitioners.

It will allow for many opportunities for rest, visiting the beach, sun bathing and entertainment.

We will practice together Bhakti Yoga.

Various sub-yogas: Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative Yoga.

Different aspects of yoga such as: Yoga Mundras and Bhandas

Attendees can expect to explore new viewpoints on different aspects of their life and as a result, experience more trust, abundance, mental, physical and sentimental balance, greater self-esteem and self-confidence, compassion, non-attachment, and to be more capable in communication at all the different levels.

Although every day will be different, there will also be similarities throughout the week. Every day participants will meditate together with an experienced meditator, there will plenty of time for swims, breaks, hammock time and massages. There will also be walking visits to beaches, dinners out and plenty of summer outdoor movie nights – perfect way to chill out after an interesting and fruitful day of learning.

The Instructors

Elias

Elias was raised at the south suburbs of Athens in an affluent environment close to the sea. From an early age he excelled in school, sports and especially swimming where he competed at national level. At the age of 18 he moved to England to study and achieved BEng, MSc, MPhil and IMechE status in engineering. It was during his college years where he also came in touch with yoga for the first time. Through his professional career he has been integral for the sales, negotiation, execution of significant investments exceeding €100mil. in wind energy and has personally invested in property, tourism and tech projects. In 2009 he has diagnosed with a life threatening disease. When faced with the possibility of transition, he understood that his life wouldn’t have meaning on the path he was on and decided that if he was to remain at this level he would be of contribution to others.

Once his health had improved, he pursued a number of personal trainings and a project where he would cross a sea for people involved with cancer together with other athletes using windsurf, kitesurfing, kayaks and small sailing boats. It was also in 2012 he experienced a full kundalini awakening and his first spiritual teacher came to his life, Paramahansa Yogananda and in 2013 he visited India to receive initiation in Kriya yoga.

He continued to practice Karma Yoga and inspire others to be of contribution that led to a number of festivals happening such as the Well Being Festivals, created to spread the use of meditation and yoga in Greece, the Athens Spirit Film Festival and others. He is an experienced Raja Yoga Teacher E-RYT 500, a Life Coach, a Gong Master, a Sound, Aroma and Energy Healer. He has offered sound healing to several hundreds of people and has supported their subsequent emotional blockage removal and healing. He also practices Jnana and Bhakti Yoga, completes the writing of 4 books in relation to life, personal growth, conscious communities and what is possible on the spiritual path. He pursues ever higher states of consciousness and has devoted his life to causes that have positive and meaningful impact to humanity.

Kathrine Brustad 

Kathrine is the founder of Kathy’s Island Retreat and comes from Oslo, Norway. In 2010 she moved from Oslo to Karpathos with her family and she currently lives in the capital town, Pigadia with her three children. In 2012, after practising extensively yogic techniques such as pranayama and meditation, a heightened state of consciousness was reached that changed her life forever and made her go deeper into a path of personal growth.

She is an open-minded, spiritual person, always looking to learn new things about the nature of herself. She loves running Kathy’s Island Retreat and practicing yoga as these experiences give her the chance to meet new people, learn from others and grow as a human being. Kathrine has completed a total of 500 hours of yoga teacher trainings. As a yoga teacher she is humble and open and loves the challenges teaching offers.

She has a BSc in International Hospitality Management and Bach remedies and she also offers aromatherapy. She practices Hatha and Yin Yoga and has a keen interest in human anatomy. She loves sharing her understanding and knowledge of the human body to bring more awareness to students and practitioners about how everything is connected.

Her sound healing classes are focused towards inspiring the students to bring mindfulness and proper breathing into their practice in order to enhance it. She wants to bring presence into her classes and into the life of more people and believes that she can achieve that one healing session at a time. She is a yoga and sound healing practitioner both on and off the mat as she knows from experience what an amazing impact the practice of yoga, sound healing and meditation has on herself and the people around her.

Aggelos Kattis 

Aggelos Kattis from early age felt the urge to be connected with music. At the age of 5 he decided he wanted to learn guitar and went to Halkidonio music school. As the years went by he find an interest in learning different types of guitars and other instruments . In his early teens he started vocals, piano and expressing feelings through song writing, using the beautiful technique of improvisation. After his 18th birthday, decided to travel Greece and work as a singer. In the meanwhile he graduated music production of antenna academy in Athens. At his 25 he felt that something was missing and took the path of exploring sound healing and music therapy, graduating at Opera music school. He has participated in many meditation sessions and continuously exploring the potentials of our trueself.

Nutrition

The menu will consist of both vegetarian and vegan food and if you would like a raw food diet this can also be accommodated upon request. Should you have any dietary issues, like gluten, milk intolerance or allergies, we will take this into consideration when planning the menu.

Breakfast is served with fresh organic eggs, fresh fruit, and a variation of muesli and nuts and of course Greek yogurt and honey. Lunch and dinner consists of tasty and healthy Greek and Mediterranean dishes, many from their own organic vegetable garden. You will also have access to a great variety of fruit and vegetable juices.

We enjoy lunch under the shadow of the trees in the garden and in the evenings, we gather together one the terrace for a cosy candle lit dinner.

Price

Price includes shared accommodation in a twin room for 7 nights, Mediterranean vegetarian buffet meals, Pick-up and drop off from the airport, one excursion around the island, enter-trainment during the night time with fun activities and outdoor enriching movie nights, training, access to discounted sound healing equipment and certification.  Price is 1,495 euro but for early bird bookings it is set to 1,295 euro. Single rooms available.

SPA treatments

You can book a massage on site. The massages take place outside, under big beautiful pine trees. An amazing experience!

You can also book private sessions in Aroma Therapy and Bach Remedies healing sessions. The energy of the sea and the sun are the perfect combination for an unforgettable experience!

For more information about this week, please contact us:  https://www.greeceretreats.gr/contact/