Sound Therapy of Austin
Everitt Allen, ERYT500
What is Sound Therapy?
Singing bowls can be used for meditation, healing, clearing spaces, and to open chakras. When these centerers are balanced, one’s life becomes more balanced both physically, emotionally and spiritually.
You can be restored to balance by a sound massage with a gong bath and old patterns are broken up. The true Self can emerge in form of a well-disciplined intelligence so that old wounds have a chance to heal.
Sound therapy has also been reported to remove stress, giving peace, and relieving depression.
It is a wonderful for people with physical limitations to experience the relaxation and increases flexibility. Many health benefits are seen with regular yoga practice even if you cannot get onto the floor. Suitable for those who have difficulty getting up and down off the floor.
Using props and blankets to modify traditional yoga poses, these postures are held for extended times, gently opening the body to deep relaxation and healing. The use of Tibetan bowls and the Gong are use to help deepen the student into a more relaxed state of deep relaxation.
A guided meditation class done primarily while resting on the back to clear the mind and create a relaxed and energized experience in the body. Suitable for everyone. Tibetan bowls and Gong are incorporated in my classes to help deepen the experience.
Stretches the connective tissue, rather than conditioning the muscles, the latter being the aim of most other styles of hatha yoga. Experientially, the practice is characterized by passive asanas held for several minutes each.
It was a chiropractor that first referred me to yoga for problem with my shoulder. I was surprised at how the small efforts had such a profound healing effect. I felt great relief from the stretching, and calm from matching movement to breath. These are elements that I bring into my classes still. I continue to take trainings with master teachers, refining my teaching and personal yoga practice.
I have completed Hatha Teacher Training with Yoga Yoga in 2006, then graduated from Kundalini Level One in 2007. I have studied Hatha techniques with Donna Farhi, Vinyaskrama with Srivatsa Ramaswami and completed Restorative, Relax and Renew Training, Advanced Relax and Renew Training and The Spine:: Anatomy, Asana and Therapeutics with Judith Lasater, assisting in three of her workshops. Completed certification in Yoga in Chairs by Liz Franklin and Silver Age Yoga Certification by Frank Iszak. I completed Kundalini Teacher Training Level 2 with Yoga Yoga. And completed a 42 hr. intensive training with Richard Miller for i-Rest training. Having just completed Atma Buti (Soul Medicine) Sound Healing with Himalayan Chakra Singing Bowls with Suren Shrestha, Master Teacher, Atma Buti – Boulder, Colorado. I am a retired nurse of 30 years, and I am CPR certified. “Always a student!”
I teach Restorative, Yin, iRest/Yoga Nidra and Kundalini Yoga at Yoga Yoga studios. I also have a Seva Senior Chair class at Dittmar Rec. Center, I have taught over 7 years. I believe that yoga can be practiced at any age, and welcome students of all ages to my classes. I also provide Sound Healing sessions with Tibetan Singing Bowls, by donation only.
One thing, I love about yoga is its portability. You can practice wherever and whenever you like, and without much equipment required. Knowing the feelings that await at the end of a practice, keeps me going to classes and practicing on my own.
I draw a lot of influence from Mehtab, Guru Karam, Siri Bahadur and other great teachers at Yoga Yoga. I moved to Austin in 2001, and grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. I am an avid gardener. I also enjoy reading, eating at Mr. Natural and Bolden Creek Cafe. I dream of someday running a yoga studio at a resort. Registered as a 500 ERYT through Yoga Alliance, Yoga Therapists through IAYT, and International Association of Yoga Therapist.
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“Hours after my session, I still feel euphoric, and my limbs rebel from wanting to work, overcome by a relaxed heaviness. The experience was like an alternative massage…”
“Stress is something we all have to learn to manage and we’ve found another way to relieve anxieties! Everitt Allen from Sound Therapy Austin showed us how he relaxes his clients using sound.”