Sound Practitioner Training

Sound Practitioner Training with Hamid Jabbar

With Hamid Jabbar

November 6-7 & 13-14
at Authentic Yoga Scottsdale

An initiation into the world of the Sound Practitioner. Explore the history, spirituality, science and practice of sound as used in yoga, meditation and therapy. Hands on training in gongs, singing bowls, Native American flute, shamanic drumming, vocalization and much more. Begin using sound in your own teaching or practice.

Sound Practitioner Training (32-Hour Certification)

Sound Practitioner Training is returning to Authentic Yoga Scottsdale (formerly Dave’s Astanga Yoga). This initiation into the world of the Sound Practitioner is spread over two weekends and explores the history, theory, spirituality, science and practice of sound while providing hands-on training in playing gong, crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, shruti box, flutes, overtone singing, chimes, and more. This will be an intimate training with limited space.


Weekend 1: Saturday & Sunday November 6-7, 11am to 7pm
Weekend 2: Saturday & Sunday November 13-14, 11am to 7pm

About the Training

Sound Practitioner Training is designed for both teachers and students who would like to begin using sound in public or private settings, or for those who are simply drawn to sound and wish to learn more. Sound Therapy and Sound Meditation (also sometimes called Sound Healing) are a range of practices used to bring about physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual changes using sound. Participants will learn the fundamentals of Sound Meditation and Sound Therapy and learn to deliver public and private sound sessions. Yoga and meditation teachers will learn how to incorporate sound therapy and guided meditation into their classes.

Participants in this training receive Certification as a Sound Practitioner (Level I). Yoga Alliance teachers receive 32-hours of Yoga Alliance CEUs.


Regular $799. Includes all materials.
Currently enrolled Authentic Yoga Teacher Training students received discounted pricing of $599 and must pay in full by October 29th.

Topics Explored in Sound Practitioner Training

History & Theory of Sound Therapy
History of Sound in Yoga and Shamanic lineages
Use of Sound in Meditation and Therapy
Science of Harmonics and Overtones
Importance of Non-Equal Temperament
Use of Sound in Working with Chakra
Responsible Use of Terminology: Sound Healing, Sound Bath, Gong Bath,Gongmaster, Vibrational Healing, etc.
Physical Effects of Sound: Nervous System, Vagal Nerve, Cellular Responses, Brainwaves
Use of Sound in Ceremonial Settings
Conducting a Sound Class or Private Session
Types of Gongs and Cultural Uses
History of Gong and Metallic Overtone Emitting Instruments
Energetics of Gong Playing
Gong Meditation
The 39 Gong Strokes
Friction Mallets (Flumies)
Hand Gong Techniques
Caring for the Gong
Selecting Gongs
Singing Bowls
Types of Bowls: Crystal Types, Metallic
Energetics and the Chakra
Playing Techniques and Styles
Use of Drone
Vocalization and Bowls: Toning, Chanting, and Talking Bowls
Binaural Playing
Selecting and Assembling Bowl Sets
Shamanic Journeying Styles
Use of Frame Drum in Meditation
Powerful Rhythms
Playing for Yourself and Others
Invoking the Medicine of the Drum
Use of Other Percussion Instruments: Shakers, Rattles, Wave/Ocean Drums, Rain Sticks, and Tingsha
Finding Your Voice Even if You Think You Can’t Sing
Mindful Singing and Chanting for Meditation
Overtone Singing
Singing and Chanting with Shruti Box and Bowls
History of Flutes
How to Play Native American Flute
Introduction to Other Flutes: Overtone Flute, Bansuri, Neh
Playing Flute with Other Instruments
And more…

All instruments will be provided for use during training but students who own their own gong, flute, bowls, or other instruments are encouraged to bring them!


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