Did you know that singing in groups releases oxytocin and other endorphins, helping people to bond with each other? This is why there are always songs inspiring and uplifting political movements, marches, and rallies. Did you know that sound resonates in our bodies and can open up blocked energy centers, bringing about healing? Science is proving what ancient cultures have fully embraced: sound and music can become the most powerful agents of transformation in every facet of our life. 

Join Studio Grand’s own music curator, Erin Raber, in a two-hour introductory class that will explore ways to free your voice through indigenous and eastern vocal practices and modalities, including toning, vocal mediation, mantra, prayer, medicine melodies, and chanting. Built upon scientific research and spiritual wisdom traditions, participants will experience sound's power to transform and heal. Drawing on the Yoga of the Voice practice, developed by Silvia Nakkach, we will awaken to the power of our voices as instruments of healing and use our voices in ways that can:

• reduce stress and anxiety
• energize the body
• increase mental clarity
• balance the nervous system
• transform consciousness and emotions

No singing experience necessary! Please bring a cushion to sit on if you would like to sit on the floor.

$25-40 sliding scale
To register, email erin.soundhealing@gmail.com.
Walk-ins welcome. Please arrive by 6pm.

Erin Raber

Erin is a vocalist, certified sound healing practitioner, music curator, and freelance editor and writer based in Oakland, CA. She performs with various artists/bands in the Bay Area, curates live music shows at Studio Grand in Oakland, CA, and provides individual sound healing sessions and vocal classes and workshops that draw on the Yoga of the Voice practice, developed by Silvia Nakkach. Erin has received accreditation through the California Institute of Integral Studies in Sound, Voice, and Music Healing, the Vox Mundi School of Sound and the Voice, and the Intuitive Energy Center as an Intuitive Counselor. She also has received vocal training at the California Jazz Conservatory, and studies indigenous medicine under the mentorship of teachers in Mexico and the Bay Area. You can find more information on her vocal coaching and sound healing practice at her Facebook page.