New Class at BORP Fitness Center: Sonic Wellbeing

Sonic Wellbeing
Mondays at 2:45 – 3:30 pm starting on March 6, 2017
BORP Fitness Center, 1st floor, Ed Roberts Campus
Sonic Wellbeing class at BORP Fitness Center
Picture of peaceful room with soft natural light and yoga mats and pillows set up behind a row of singing bowls and candles

I am “out of tune” is a common expression used when we are stressed, anxious or have a physical illness. The immersive practice of therapeutic sound can help your body feel more “in tune”.

Sonic healing is a powerful relaxation experience. In the class, we will breath, hum, chant and meditate. The practitioner uses singing bowls, drums, and other resonant instruments to stimulate the vagus nerve, which then activates the parasympathetic nervous system, resulting in a calming effect on the body.

Sonic healing can help you:
•    Decrease stress
•    Improve mental clarity and focus
•    Release physical and/or emotional anxiety
•    Find relief for sleeping issues
•    Restore inner balance and harmony

This class is accessible for all bodies and comfort levels. Participants are welcome to lie down on a yoga mat or sit in a chair.  No previous experience required.

Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat, if you wish to lie down (Yoga mats also available for use in the Fitness Center).

Minna Sivola is a certified Sound Practitioner. She has a private practice in Oakland. Minna also teaches Sonic Wellbeing classes around the USA and Europe.