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My friends,

I am glad to announce a new season of Shelter in Music, starting this Friday, May 15th, at 8pm Pacific Time. 

Every Friday for 12 weeks, I will be offering a sound journey dedicated to a specific theme and quest, all contributing to Self~Exploration and Well~Being

 

The livestream will be donation based and an edited version will be available afterwards on my website for a suggested fee. There you can also watch for free the 12+ episodes of Season One plus the last two Sound Ceremonies.

 

I want also to share with you I have been resuming my individual sound therapy sessions which I can now offer online. In those Resonant Healing sessions, I use a blend of sound healing, shamanic techniques, and wisdom schools to address the specific needs and inquiries of the person or a group. I am so pleased to see that despite not being in each other’s presence, we are able to achieve major benefits from these sessions - releasing burdens and anxiety, facilitating wellbeing, finding inner guidance, deepening our Self-discovery.

 

I am offering online music classes, MetaMusic, teaching the Hang as well as  Structured Improvisation Technique, my music method for a variety of instruments and musicianships. 

 

If you feel the call, you are welcome to book a session or a class with me at info@laurainserra.com

 

I look forward to journeying with you…

 

Love, Beauty, and Light…

Laura Inserra

A Livestream Series for the Lockdown at https://www.laurainserra.com/shelterinmusic
 

We are living a unique time in history, and each one of us is experiencing it in our own way. I invite you to connect as a global community through sacred sounds, rhythms, and melodies of ancient and modern instruments.

 

Shelter in Music is a blend of sound healing, ancient wisdom, and shamanic techniques to facilitate inner explorations and wellbeing. It is experiential and therapeutic music. It provides a space to reach deep relaxation, to release heavy emotions, to find strength and inner guidance. 

Looking forward to being in that sonic space, touched by each other's presence. 

Laura Inserra

Tune in on my website https://www.laurainserra.com/shelterinmusic

where you can find also previous livestreams,

or on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/LauraInserra/live

on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/laurainserrapage/live

For musicians, creators, and performers,  the social-distancing has almost erased all sources of income.

Let's create these journeys together by making a tax-deductible donation. 

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MR52PVWZPSDR8&source=url

 

You can use Venmo venmowww.venmo.com/Laura-Inserra-108

or PayPal 'friends and family' paypal.me/laurainserra108

A Livestream Series for the Lockdown at https://www.laurainserra.com/shelterinmusic

 

How many times have you found yourself at the threshold of a new beginning? And how many times did you take that first step? In new beginnings lies the potential for a rebirth, for a transformation, for a new growth, for creativity. They carry excitement, joy, curiosity, enthusiasm...  

 At times beginnings are not always easy transitions; letting go of the past, entering an uncertain path,

adapting to a new 'reality'... 

 

Let us create a space to honor a new beginning, a baby-born joining us, a new intellectual or spiritual birth,

or simply the divine expression of life itself. 

 

'For a New Beginning'

"... Though your destination is not yet clear

You can trust the promise of this opening;

Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning

That is at one with your life’s desire.

 

Awaken your spirit to adventure;

Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;

Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,

For your soul senses the world that awaits you.”

- John O’Donohue

To Bless the Space between Us...

 

Love, Beauty, and Light...

Laura Inserra

Sound Alchemist / Music Therapist / Teacher / Performer

 

Tune in on my website https://www.laurainserra.com/shelterinmusic 

where you can find also previous livestreams,

or on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/LauraInserra/live 

on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/laurainserrapage/live 

For musicians, creators, and performers,  the social-distancing has almost erased all sources of income.

Let's create these journeys together by making a tax-deductible donation. 

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MR52PVWZPSDR8&source=url 

 

You can use Venmo venmowww.venmo.com/Laura-Inserra-108 

or PayPal 'friends and family' paypal.me/laurainserra108 


Laura Inserra

A Livestream Series for the Lockdown at https://www.laurainserra.com/shelterinmusic

 

This sound ceremony is to honor those who have passed away as well as any sense of loss we have been experiencing in this pandemic. Whether we have lost someone dear or are feeling the collective loss of those who have passed on, I would like to honor their body, their soul, their memory… I would like to create a space for us to grieve, to sense all the emotions attached to such loss, and what those losses reveal about our own lives. The energy of those who passed away is still here with us.

As Rumi said: “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation.”

Also, beyond the loss of human lives, this period has been  full  of deep loss for so many of us ~ the loss of human connection, of dreams, of projects, of joy, of whatever normalcy had meant until now.

This sound ceremony will be a space to pause and grieve whatever was left behind and is no longer here, today, available for us.  We first need to sense and grieve all the emotions tied to those losses, so we can let go of them, and create the space for the new... for some form of connection, growth, and rebirth. Let us sense the delicacy of life and the unceasing flow of transformation.

Love, Beauty, and Light...

 

Tune in on my website https://www.laurainserra.com/shelterinmusic

where you can find also previous livestreams,

or on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/LauraInserra/live

on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/laurainserrapage/live

For musicians, creators, and performers,  the social-distancing has almost erased all sources of income.

Let's create these journeys together by making a tax-deductible donation. 

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MR52PVWZPSDR8&source=urlor

 

You can use Venmo venmowww.venmo.com/Laura-Inserra-108

or PayPal 'friends and family' paypal.me/laurainserra108


Laura Inserra

A Livestream Series for the Lockdown at https://www.laurainserra.com/shelterinmusic
 

Sponsored by SAND - Science & Nonduality, I will perform a 30 minutes live stream sound journey to introduce a community gathering with spiritual teacher Thomas Hübl. You can read more here: https://www.scienceandnonduality.com/webinar/being-together-online-community-gathering-with-thomas-hubl

Esalen Institute - 55000 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920

Step out of noisy and dissonant environments and step into the harmonic resonance of your body, mind and spirit. This will be a weekend of immersive sound journeys, playful creativity, body awareness, energetic explorations, wisdom traditions and deep flow, while benefiting from Esalen’s rejuvenating beauty. Inner Resonance Explorations is the development of Laura Inserra’s work around the transformative power of sound and body awareness. It is a musical immersion into enchanted soundscapes and an invitation to listen with your whole body to your visions, moods, feelings, thoughts and states.

During this weekend together, we will:

* Experience immersive sound journeys with a multitude of ancient and modern acoustic instruments

* Move and drum to feel, express and integrate emotions and insights

* Learn techniques to connect and release emotional, mental and physical stagnation

* Dance, wander and play alone and together 

* Harmonize body and mind, while learning new pathways to access our innate wisdom

No music knowledge is needed, just an openness to connect with your vibrational nature and the joy of sound.

More info at HERE!

Sunday, March 22th, 2020 4pm

Sacramento State's Concert Choir & University Chorale / Concert

St. John's Lutheran Church - 1701 L Street Sacramento, CA

Sacramento State's Concert Choir and University Chorale perform, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Kreckmann. The concert is entitled "Please Stay", with a program to raise mental health awareness, understanding, and healing. perform, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Kreckmann. The concert is entitled "Please Stay", with a program to raise mental health awareness, understanding, and healing. Special guest musician, Laura Inserra.

More info at https://www.trumba.com/calendars/sacramento-state-department-of-music#/?i=1

Saturday January 25th, 2020 from 11am to 5pm

Music Ceremony & Sound Healing / Workshop

Berkeley Hills, California - (address sent upon signing up)

In this one day workshop we will explore sound as a transformative tool. I will share my knowledge about ways to create immersive sound experiences and provide a resonant field from which opportunities to heal arise. 

The workshop is dedicated for sound practitioners, musicians, and those wishing to use sound as a healing and transformative tool. The group will be kept small so we have ample space and time to learn and practice. 

 

Here are some of the topics we will be exploring: 

 

* What is Sound?

* What is Healing?

* What is a Ceremony?

* Movement / Vibration/ Frequency / Resonance

* Sound versus Music

* The Transformative Power of Music

* Immersive Sound Experiences

* Beginnings and Endings

* Which Instrument and When?

* Silence in Between

* Deep Listening

* The Flow of the Invisible

* The Musician, the Healer, and the Shaman

* Integration

* Closing Ceremony

 

More info about Resonant Healing at https://www.laurainserra.com/resonanthealing

More info about Music Ceremony at https://www.laurainserra.com/musicceremonies

More info about Laura Inserra at https://www.laurainserra.com

RSVP ​by email at info@laurainserra.com

Nov. 16th 2019 - 5pm

The Power of Music and Sound in Transformative Technology / Panel

TransTech: Transformative Technology Conference in Palo Alto, California

 

Bridging ancient and modern technology at TransTech. Transformative Technologies are medically and scientifically validated technologies supporting mental health, wellbeing and thriving. We are the largest global community of entrepreneurs and innovators leveraging tech to expand human joy and possibility. We gather, connect, and inspire our global community in order to stimulate the development of scalable transformative technologies. More info at www.ttconf.org

Nov. 15th 2019 - 6:30pm

TransTech Conference / Closing Ceremony

TransTech: Transformative Technology Conference in Palo Alto, California

 

Bridging ancient and modern technology at TransTech. Transformative Technologies are medically and scientifically validated technologies supporting mental health, wellbeing and thriving. We are the largest global community of entrepreneurs and innovators leveraging tech to expand human joy and possibility. We gather, connect, and inspire our global community in order to stimulate the development of scalable transformative technologies. More info at www.ttconf.org

Saturday July 20, 2019 - 7:30pm

Inner Landscapes Sound Journey in Lodi / Music Ceremony

15720 Moore Road, Lodi, California

House concert with Laura Inserra

Gathering at 6:30pm. Seating to begin at 7:15 with music sound presentation starting promptly at 7:30. Potluck following the presentation.

Please no latecomers as it disrupts the presentation.

This is a prepaid event with limited seating. Please purchase tickets in advance to ensure entrance to event.

Sunday June 30th 2019, 11am to 6pm

‘Make Your Double Chamber Zepotec Flute’ / Workshop

Le Chalet, Berkeley Hills (address sent upon signing up) 

These flutes were originally made of clay and used as sound healing and ceremonial tools in ancient Mexico. As part of the practice, once the ceremony was completed the flutes were smashed and returned to Mother earth as part of the ritual. As you can imagine no example of those flutes were passed down except from lineage holder Nash Tavewa, who felt the call to bring these powerful tools to us.

The flutes have a double chamber, which includes a drone and a regular flute. The drone harmonizes with the flute being played to give a very soothing and mystical sound. It can be played as a single or two flutes at same time. It’s like having your own accompaniment when you want it.

 

Specifications: 

  • Clay Flute, six holed, mid-range Key of “G” and fully tuned. Jaguard head not included.

  • Your ceramic flute will dry and then be kiln fired and returned to you.

  • More info at https://doublechambersflutes.eventbrite.com

    Saturday June 29th 2019, 11am to 6pm

    'Make Your Shamanic Drum' with Nash Tavewa (Mayan tradition) / Workshop

    Le Chalet, Berkeley Hills (address sent upon signing up) 

    The size of the drum will be 18'' diameter. It is made one sided elk rawhide. All the material to 'Make Your Shamanic Drum' will be provided by Nash during the workshop. You just need to show up! Your take away is an unforgettable experience and your own hand-made shamanic drum. More info at https://shamanicdrumnash.eventbrite.com

    Friday June 21, 2019 - 5pm to 9pm

    New Music Bay Area’s Garden of Memory / Concert

    Chapel of the Chime - 4499 Piedmont Ave. Oakland

     

    Garden of Memory is a a columbarium walk-through music event at the Chapel of the Chimes, in Oakland.  It is held every June 21st from 5pm to 9pm to celebrate the summer solstice with creativity and wonder. It is an amazing sound and music journey where you walk in this stunning Julia Morgan architectural masterpiece and in every garden, or chapel, or room, or patio, or corner a musician or an ensemble is playing to celebrate the longest day of the year. Laura Inserra will play in the Garden of Eternal Wisdom. A map of the performing spaces and the musicians is available on the official website and at the event. More info at: www.gardenofmemory.com

    Saturday May 25th, 2019 - 8pm

    Culture Kin with Real Vocal String Quartet / Concert

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum - San Francisco

    Culture Kin was envisioned and created in collaboration with artists from eight San Francisco international sister cities from Cote D’Voire, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland, Brazil and Japan. RVSQ brings the world a little closer through a joyful interplay of vocal chamber music, improvisation, and unique instrumentation that can only be classified as genre-bursting music.

    The performance features Soo Yeon Lyuh, performing on the Haegum, the traditional Korean violin; Fely Tchaco from Cote D’Ivoire on vocals; Marta Roma from Barcelona, Spain on cello; Laura Inserra from Switzerland on Hang Drum, Máirtín de Cógáin from Ireland on vocals, and Roberta Valentefrom Brazil on pandeiro. Visual artist Seiko Tachibana from Japan collaborates on visual design. The highly acclaimed Bay Area saxophonist and composer George Brooks appears as a special guest in a piece influenced by South Indian rhythms. 

     

    More info at https://www.ybca.org/whats-on/rvsq-culture-kin

    Weekend of March 29-31, 2019

    Esalen Institute - 55000 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920

    Music has the power to generate sublime present-moment awareness, deep flow states, a powerful sense of interconnectedness, and profound emotional healing. Join music producer, meditation teacher, and creative futurist Darin McFadyen and music teacher, sound therapist Laura Inserra as they lead an exploration of transformational sonic possibilities that aims to change the way we experience ourselves, each other, and our world. 

    Experience intimate live music meditation performances blending acoustic instruments and bleeding-edge immersive music technologies. Dive deep into carefully composed meditation journeys that intertwine powerful Buddhist compassion meditations with multisensory music experiences. This program offers a rare opportunity to discover emergent music and sound technologies that can deepen your understanding of music as a tool for human wellness. Activate your body, mind, and spirit in a weekend of unique music-based group workshops, free movement, and breathwork practices that will open you up to a new universe of musical perception and give you heart-opening tools for personal and group transformation.

    Sunday to Friday March 3 - 8, 2019

    1440 Multiversity - 800 Bethany Drive  Scotts Valley, CA 95066

    As a special feature of this transformative program, Dr. Gabor Maté will lead conversations with spiritual teacher Adyashanti and master coach Lissa Rankin, MD,  on separate evenings during the week.

    Spiritual practices can help soften shame, confusion, anger, and pain. We often seek the release of meditation, yoga, or chanting and they can soothe the discomfort of fear or self-judgment. But many people get lost in what can be called Spiritual Bypass—when our spiritual identity, beliefs, or practice become a defense to avoid honestly experiencing and processing deep emotional suffering.

    This 5-day intensive workshop with renowned author Gabor Maté, MD, and expert Kundalini Yoga teacher Sat Dharam Kaur, ND, combines unique therapeutic work, Compassionate Inquiry, and enhanced yoga to explore emotional realities that many spiritual practices often ignore. You will learn:

  • Skillful, curiosity-driven, non-judgmental witnessing of body sensations and emotions

  • Meditations and breathing for calm and stability

  • Kundalini Yoga for expressing repressed emotional states

  • Cultivation of self-acceptance and self-compassion

  • Compassionate Inquiry to reveal implicit memory and traumatic or unconscious feelings

  • Patience, respect, and the importance of choice in any therapeutic process.

  • Don’t allow Spiritual Bypass to cause a split to form between your authentic internal experience and a facade you present to the world, leaving wounds unhealed. It’s a serious pitfall for all spiritual practitioners, new or experienced. Instead, cultivate sensitivity and understanding to reveal any underlying unconscious beliefs like “I’m not good enough,” “I’m not loveable,” or “I’m wrong,” and resolve them.

    In this workshop, which will be hosted by Maurizio Benazzo and Zaya Benazzo (SAND), explore true practice probing the origin and surrounding beliefs of pain and repressed emotion in a safe and supportive setting. Participate in real witnessing, non-judgment, and expression, the ingredients of resolution.

    This in-depth program is suitable for therapists, spiritual seekers, and anyone looking for a profound understanding of their personal issues. This is part of SAND programs 2019. 

    Rose Labyrinth 2138 Cedar St, Berkeley

    Samavesha presents

    Chambers of AWE (Acoustic Waves Emergence): using sound to create transformative experiences.

    As part of the Rose Labyrinth Series

    Chambers of A.W.E are deep, immersive sound experiences created with ancient and modern acoustic instruments, augmented by cutting edge technology. Conceived and created by Laura Inserra, they are a bridge between ancient technology (wisdom traditions and music) and modern technology (high tech and science). 

    Chambers of A.W.E. combines recorded ambisonic sound architectures and live performances of rare ancient and modern instruments. Using the most advanced technology, Laura amplifies the instruments’ impact by entering the sound, augmenting it, and yet maintaining the integrity of the source and its harmonics.

    Chambers of A.W.E. create immersive environments with a vast spectrum of frequencies and facilitate powerful transformational experiences. In these settings body and mind merge with the sound and transit to deeper inner landscape journey, traveling beyond the field of cognitive perceptions.

    Read more about the vision at www.chambersofawe.com

    These performances display a rich palette of global sounds using ancient and modern instruments which are infused with a unique blend of harmonies and melodic lines on top of intricate rhythmic expressions.

    The room will be set up in a way that we can fully and comfortably immerse ourselves into the inner journey or dance the flow of the invisible… There will be available regular chairs, room to lay down in the wood floor, and an assigned area where to dance. You are welcome to bring a mat, an eye mask, pillows, or blankets if you want to lay down and completely surrender to the experience. 

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert and will close at 7:30pm sharp. No one is allowed after that to enter the space. Please arrive not later than 15 minutes prior to the concert to allow yourself to land and set up your seat. 

    Online ticket sale ends at 1pm before the concert. Tickets will still be available at the door at an extra charge.

    Date: December 20, 2018
    Doors open: 7pm
    Concert: 7:30pm 

    Rose Labyrinth - 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley (1 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART & in the middle of the Gourmet Ghetto!)

    Nov. 9 & 10, 2018

    Chambers of A.W.E. at TransTech - Transformative Technology / Conference

    4249 El Camino Real - Palo Alto, CA 94306

     

    Presenting Chamber of A.W.E. at TransTech. Transformative Technologies are medically and scientifically validated technologies supporting mental health, wellbeing and thriving. We are the largest global community of entrepreneurs and innovators leveraging tech to expand human joy and possibility. We gather, connect, and inspire our global community in order to stimulate the development of scalable transformative technologies. More info here.

    Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, 2018

    World Premier Chambers of A.W.E. - using sound to create transformative experiences

    Prague Congress Center - Czech Republic

     

    Chambers of A.W.E are deep, immersive sound experiences created with acoustic sources of sound augmented by cutting edge technology. Conceived and created by Laura Inserra, they are a bridge between ancient technology (wisdom traditions and music) and modern technology (high tech and science). 

     

    Chambers of A.W.E. is presented in ambisonic sound architectures with multiple speakers evenly distributed over a virtual sphere. It combines recorded music and a live performance with dozens of ancient and modern instruments. Using the most advanced technology, Laura amplifies the instruments’ impact by entering the sound source, augmenting it, and yet maintaining the integrity of the acoustic source and its harmonics.

    This creates a vast spectrum of frequencies and powerful transformational experiences. In these settings body and mind merge with the sound and go on deep inner landscapes journeys, traveling beyond the fields of cognitive perceptions. More info here.

    Rose Labyrinth 2138 Cedar St, Berkeley

    Samavesha presents

    Inner Landscapes Sound Journey

    As part of the Rose Labyrinth Series

    Inner Landscapes Journey is the development of Laura Inserra's work around the transmutational and evolutive power of music which invite and nurture personal transformation, healing, and self-awareness. These 'sound ceremonies' are a musical immersion into enchanted soundscapes and an invitation to listen with your whole body your inner visions, moods, feelings, thoughts, and states. In other words, is an inspiration to relax into your precious 'presence' through a form of sound meditation.

    The sound coming from each instrument resonates differently with each part of your being, opening up, liberating, or transforming stuck energies, emotions, creative thoughts, healing, inner guidance, and so much more. Some of the instruments presented are rooted in ancient schools of wisdom, others are so new you have never heard them before. All of them create an opportunity to journey into your ‘inner landscapes’ with a different perspective, a different mode
    of being.

    We are pure vibration and everything vibrates around us which it means everything emanates sounds. Hearing is one of the first senses that activates when we come into life, and it is the last one to dissolve when we die. There is more to listening to than what we are aware of. Imagine only that we can hear up to 10 octaves compared to one octave of the color spectrum that the sight is able to perceive. With that in mind, our vision of life expands wilder than what only our eyes are able to receive. So much to say about that…

    These performances display a rich palette of global sounds using ancient and modern instruments which she infuses with a unique blend of harmonies and melodic lines on top of intricate rhythmic expressions.

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert and will close at 8pm sharp. No one is allowed after that to enter the space. Please arrive not later than 15 minutes prior to the concert to allow yourself to land and set up your seat. 

    Online ticket sale ends at 1pm before the concert. Tickets will still be available at the door at an extra charge.

    Date: June 16, 2018 at 8pm
    Doors open: 7:30pm
    Concert: 8pm 

    Where: Rose Labyrinth, 2138 Cedar St. Berkeley (1 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART & in the middle of the Gourmet Ghetto!)

    Rose Labyrinth 2138 Cedar St, Berkeley

    Samavesha presents

    Inner Landscapes Journey / Sound Ceremony

    As part of the Rose Labyrinth Series

    Inner Landscapes Journey is the development of Laura Inserra's work around the transmutational and evolutive power of music which invite and nurture personal transformation, healing, and self-awareness. These 'sound ceremonies' are a musical immersion into enchanted soundscapes and an invitation to listen with your whole body your inner visions, moods, feelings, thoughts, and states. In other words, is an inspiration to relax into your precious 'presence' through a form of sound meditation.

    The sound coming from each instrument resonates differently with each part of your being, opening up, liberating, or transforming stuck energies, emotions, creative thoughts, healing, inner guidance, and so much more. Some of the instruments presented are rooted in ancient schools of wisdom, others are so new you have never heard them before. All of them create an opportunity to journey into your ‘inner landscapes’ with a different perspective, a different mode
    of being.

    We are pure vibration and everything vibrates around us which it means everything emanates sounds. Hearing is one of the first senses that activates when we come into life, and it is the last one to dissolve when we die. There is more to listening to than what we are aware of. Imagine only that we can hear up to 10 octaves compared to one octave of the color spectrum that the sight is able to perceive. With that in mind, our vision of life expands wilder than what only our eyes are able to receive. So much to say about that…

    These performances display a rich palette of global sounds using ancient and modern instruments which she infuses with a unique blend of harmonies and melodic lines on top of intricate rhythmic expressions.

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert and will close at 8pm sharp. No one is allowed after that to enter the space. Please arrive not later than 15 minutes prior to the concert to allow yourself to land and set up your seat. 

    Online ticket sale ends at 1pm before the concert. Tickets will still be available at the door at an extra charge.

    Dates: Every 1st and 3rd Monday of March and April 2018
    Doors open: 7:30pm
    Concert: 8pm 

    Where: Rose Labyrinth, 2138 Cedar St. Berkeley (1 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART & in the middle of the Gourmet Ghetto!)

    Sunday February 18th, 2018 - from 11am to 6pm

    'Make Your Shamanic Drum' / Workshop with Nash Tavewa from the Zapotec tradition

    Laura Inserra presents

    'Make Your Shamanic Drum' / Workshop with Nash Tavewa from the Zapotec tradition

    About Nash:

    Nash Tavewa and his family are masters of traditional Zapotec pottery, clay flutes, whistles, and ceremonial figurines. They have descended from centuries of potters and have no reason to doubt that their ancestors were potters in pre-Columbian times.Nash belongs to the Bene Walash (Zapotec) Culture from the Sierra North of Oaxaca, Mexico. His flute journey began as a child. As a kid, his parents made him small cane flutes, clay whistles, and drums to play with. Surrounded by family artists, he learned to make his own flutes and whistles.

     

    In 1998, he met Guillermo Martinez a renowned Native American Flute and Drum maker. For 4 years, he apprenticed under Guillermo Martinez where he learned to make Native American Flutes and Drums. Since then he has mastered  and refined the craft and, as a young adult, he has great appreciation for his heritageis. Nash interested in his tribal culture, traditions, ceremonies, and music has lead him to perform and do workshops in making flutes and shamanic drums. He is so passionate and wants to share the 'Make Your Shamanic Drum' with you. We look forward to it!

     

    About the workshop:

    The size of the drum is going to be 18'' diameter and can be made in one sided or double side elk rawhide. All the material to 'Make Your Shamanic Drum' will be provide by Nash during the workshop. You just need to show up! Your take away is an unforgettable experience and your own made shamanic drum.

     

    When: Sunday February 18th, 2018 11am to 6pm 

    Where: Berkeley Hills (address sent upon signing up) 

    Food: Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided

    RSVP: Only few spots available. Be sure to reserve your drum as soon as possible!

    Contribution: $360 per person

    If you have questions of for more info about the workshop send an email to info@laurainserra.com

    For more info about Nash Tavawa visit http://www.flutesbynash.com

    Sunday February 4, 2018 11am to 7pm

    Berkeley Hills (address sent upon signing up)

    A playful exploration of our different personalities.

    Have you ever felt confused and conflicted about a person or a situation? Have you ever felt some strong instinct only to be torn by immediate second guessing? Have you ever been self destructive and helpless to stop it? Have you ever teared up or been overwhelmed with anger or impatience in ways you couldn't explain? Have you ever felt uncertain about directions your life should take? 

    One way to understand this mix of feelings and contradictions is to look inside what we generically call “I”, or the self, and recognize it as a collection of characters. Each one of them displays different skills, needs, fears, limitations, roles, and desires. Nadine Kreisberger calls it the ‘The Roundtable of Inner Characters’. Having worked as a counselor and journalist on three continents, she found the limitations of simply using the word “I” in expressing one’s thoughts and feelings. She saw the need to understand much more in depth “who” in the person is thinking, or feeling. It was clear to her that each one of us is made of many different facets and personalities, and yet we are mostly unaware of who those are and what truly drives or distinguishes them. 

    Laura’s music will provide a powerful tool to harmonize the group and help each individual’s discovery through what she calls Inner Landscapes Journeys. Using sacred instruments, rhythms, and melodies, she will create a musical environment to facilitate and nurture personal transformation and self awareness. Her music will allow us to connect to feelings and realizations which sheer intellect could not reach. The combination of verbal and non verbal tools will help us integrate the shared knowledge in deeper, richer and more comprehensive ways.

    Read more...

    Join us for this playful and yet empowering, transformative, and meaningful experience!

    Details:

    When: February 4, 2018, 11am-7pm
    Where: Berkeley Hills (address sent upon signing up)
    Fee: $360 per person.


    If you are interested and have questions please email Nadine at nadinelas@yahoo.com

    Rose Labyrinth 2138 Cedar St, Berkeley

    Samavesha presents

    Dancing the Awakening: a concert with Laura Inserra, Gary Haggerty, and Jérémy Marais

    As part of the Rose Labyrinth Series

    Musicians Laura InserraGary Haggerty, and Jérémy Marais present a concert that celebrates life and the awakening. As a trio they combine ancestral traditional music and improvised music dialogues. Their music is an invitation to overcome limitations, to surrender to the ecstatic impulse that awakes within us, and to allow the body to express itself freely in its natural flow.

    The room will be set up with regular chairs and an assigned area where you can dance the flow of the invisible. 

    Online ticket sale ends one day before the concert. Tickets will still be available at the door at an extra charge.

     

    Date: Saturday January 20th, 2018
    Doors open: 7:30pm
    Concert: 8pm 

    www.samavesha.org

    Rose Labyrinth 2138 Cedar St, Berkeley

    Samavesha presents

    Sowing Your 2018: an Inner Landscapes Sound Journey with Laura Inserra, René Jenkins, and Janay Cipriani

    As part of the Rose Labyrinth Series

    What do you want to invoke for your 2018? What does your intuition want to reveal to your awareness? What do your spirit guides and guardian angels want to communicate to you? What does mother nature want you to sense? What do you need to let go in order to create more capacity to receive? What is encoded in the memory of your body that can facilitate the path to your New Year? 

    When we are at the beginning of a solar cycle, it is important to spread out widely our vision and to sense the path that wants to manifest in front of us. 

    In this first 2018's Inner Landscapes Sound Journey, ceremonial sound healers Laura Inserra, René Jenkins, and Janay Cipriani will create a sound journey with the opportunity for you to envision and sow the seeds of your New Year's pathway. We will journey vision-ally with our inner 'eye', and physic-ally through the vibratory memories in our body. We will create room in our mind for the intelligence of our senses to give us hints and guidance for the year to come. 

    Inner Landscapes Sound Journey is the development of Laura Inserra's work around the transmutational and evolutive power of music, which invites and nurtures personal transformation, healing, and self-awareness. These 'sound ceremonies' are a musical immersion into enchanted soundscapes and an invitation to listen with your whole body to your inner visions, moods, feelings, thoughts, and states. The sound coming from each instrument resonates differently with each part of your being, opening up, liberating, or transforming stuck energies, emotions, creative thoughts, healing, inner guidance, and so much more. Some of the instruments presented are rooted in ancient schools of wisdom, others are so new you have never heard them before. All of them create an opportunity to journey into your ‘inner landscapes’ with a different perspective, a different mode of being. In other words, Inner Landscapes Sound Journey is an invitation to relax into your precious 'presence' through a form of sound meditation. 

    The room will be set up in a way that we can fully and comfortably immerse ourselves into the journey. There will be available regular chairs, room to lay down in the wood floor, and an assigned area where you can dance the flow of the invisible. You are welcome to bring a mat, an eye mask, pillows, and blankets if you want to lay down and completely surrender to the experience. 

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert and will close at 7:30pm sharp. No one is allowed after that to enter the space. Please arrive not later than 15 minutes prior to the concert to allow yourself to land and set up your seat. 

    Online ticket sale ends one day before the concert. Tickets will still be available at the door at an extra charge.

    Dates: Thursday January 11th, 2018
    Doors open: 7pm
    Concert: 7:30pm 

    Rose Labyrinth - 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley (1 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART & in the middle of the Gourmet Ghetto!)

    www.samavesha.org

    Rose Labyrinth 2138 Cedar St, Berkeley

    Samavesha presents

    Sealing Your 2017: an Inner Landscapes Sound Journey with Laura Inserra and Jérémy Marais

    As part of the Rose Labyrinth Series

    What are the teachings 2017 delivered solely to you? What are the challenges that made you stronger? What are the patterns that you repeated and made you weaker? What about the gifts, the opportunities, the blessings, the growth, and the people that were brought to you by this specific year?

    In this upcoming Inner Landscapes Sound Journey, in collaboration with Jérémy Marais, I will share with you one of the most sacred rituals I practice: Sealing the Year. When I reach the end of a solar cycle, it is important for me to travel in time and sense all the steps and occasions that gave me the possibility to become who I am in this moment in time. While I envision them, I acknowledge, I bless, I forgive, I thank, I accept, I choose, I cut, I nourish, I honor, I surrender, I transform, I embrace, I give back, I pray... 

    We will journey vision-ally with our inner 'eye', and physic-ally through the vibratory memories in our body. For those who are new to my work, Inner Landscapes Sound Journey is the development of my research around the transmutational and evolutive power of music. It invites and nurtures personal transformation, healing, and self-awareness. These 'sound ceremonies' are a musical immersion into enchanted soundscapes and an invitation to listen with your whole body your inner visions, moods, feelings, thoughts, and states. The sound coming from each instrument resonates differently with each part of your being, opening up, liberating, or transforming stuck energies, emotions, creative thoughts, healing, inner guidance, and so much more. Some of the instruments I bring are rooted in ancient schools of wisdom, others are so new you have never heard them. All of them create an opportunity to journey into your ‘inner landscapes’ with a different perspective, a different mode of being. In other words, it is an invitation to relax into your precious 'presence' through a form of sound meditation. 

    The room will be set up in a way that we can fully and comfortably immerse ourselves into the journey. There will be available regular chairs, room to lay down in the wood floor, and an assigned area where you can dance the flow of the invisible. You are welcome to bring a mat, an eye mask, pillows, and blankets if you want to lay down and completely surrender to the experience. 

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert and will close at 7:30pm sharp. No one is allowed after that to enter the space. Please arrive not later than 15 minutes prior to the concert to allow yourself to land and set up your seat. 

    Online ticket sale ends one day before the concert. Tickets will still be available at the door at an extra charge.

    Dates: Thursday December 28th, 2017
    Doors open: 7pm
    Concert: 7:30pm 

    Rose Labyrinth - 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley (1 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART & in the middle of the Gourmet Ghetto!)

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