Shamanic Sound Healers Practitioner Training – Level 1

March 31st, April 1st, April 2nd – 2017 ~ A 3-Day Retreat~ Follow Event on FB

Facilitated by Jeremy Sills, Athena Naia, & Yogi Shambu

Sound is one of the oldest modalities of healing. Taking a shamanic perspective that is beyond cultural roots, and dreaming in a new culture that sees our bodies as connected and woven with all of life. Courting the altered state through sound and music we allow ourselves to open to understandings that reality is very much indeed a subjective experience. And in these altered states we may receive insight and understanding that can aid in healing, release, grow and open our hearts.

This 3-day intensive training will explore the power of sound to move and transform energy as you move through direct experience of atuning to sound vibration and practical techniques in application. This workshop is HANDS-ON, VOICES-ON, EARS-ON!

Sound therapies are known to reduce stress and anxiety, create a more balanced immune system, enhance overall sense of well-being, of relaxation and its effectiveness in treating various diseases and physical ailments, especially when used in companionship with other therapies.

The effect of sound and awareness practices have been utilized by esoteric and shamanic traditions throughout time. This workshop will support you to listen to, hear and use sound, silence and listening in a new way.

Exploring Themes of:
• the practice of conscious listening
• history, lore and shamanic practices around sacred sound
• toning, mantra, meditation, song and silence
• techniques to deepen your awareness of sacred sound
• primary concepts of the physical properties of sound
• hands-on practical application of sound on the body
• daily exercises to deepen your awareness of sound
• sound healing techniques to integrate into your practice
• toning, mantra, breathing, listening, song & silence
• techniques for working with crystal & metal singing bowls
• sound & movement – Ecstatic Dance, Rhythm, Frequency & Trance

Sound and Music directly affect us each and everyday, and as we begin to apply this knowledge and experience to our daily lives, with practice, we can begin to consciously affect our life experience with sound and music. This course can support you in your own personal journey with sound as well as complement various healing practices.

Cost: 300 $ ( reduced from our normal rate of $350 to support travel to Salt Spring Island )

Food: Community kitchen available for preparing meals.

Lodging: Accommodation is additional if needed. Shared rooms at Ram Spring Wellness Amrit Dhara Ayurveda range from 40$-80$ a night depending on the room, or you can sleep cozy dorm style in the warm beautiful yurt for 25$ a night.

There are also lots of Airbnb that offer very reasonable and beautiful accommodation.


ramspring wellness centerRam Spring Wellness Amrit Dhara Ayurveda
443 Upper Ganges Rd,
Salt Spring Island, BC

DAY I – : 6:30pm – 9:00pm
DAY II day – : 10:30am – 5:00pm
DAY II nite – : 7:00pm – 9:00pm
DAY III – : 10:00am – 3:00pm

About us!


Jeremy Sills is a gifted Singer/Songwriter with a B.A. in music from Carleton University, & 15 years of training and exploring the healing power of sound. Having trained with Barclay McMillan, Joy Gardner, Norma Gentile, Tom Kenyon, and others, Jeremy has developed a mystical healing voice and sonic awareness that inspires the deep and silent space within each of us how to remember.
As spontaneous co-creations, his crystal bowl concerts weave a deep tapestry of high vibration frequency, in which profound awareness, transformation and healing may occur. For the last 6 years, Jeremy has studied the ancient shamanic healing practices of sound healing, through Icaros; the songs of light of the spirit world in the Shipibo traditions of Peru.


Athena Naia has studied natural healing, and forms of shamanism for many years. Sourcing wisdom from elders, wisdom keepers and medicine people in north and south America, apprenticing to the traditions of the sacred.
She also has worked with plant medicine and powerful healers in Peru since 2009 and still travels extensively to host and facilitate retreats with Indigenous grandmother Curanderas.

She has experienced complete miracles in her own sound healing practice and is big believer in the potential it carries in creating more whole and connected ways of being.

She runs earth elemental healing, a practice that has supported many people on their life journey. She also facilitates classes, workshops, rituals, ceremonies and women’s mystery work.

Among other things, She is a Doula, Yoga teacher, Artist, Herbalist in training and musician. She carries a deep love for the earth and its wisdom in all she does, and is deeply devoted to the healing and evolution of humanity.


Yogi Shambu is a Canadian yogi, healer and musician. Shambu was trained as a youth in energy medicine, specializing in distance healing and council for crises, performance enhancement and spiritual growth. Shambu has maintained a fulltime practice for over twenty years serving an international clientele.

At the age of twenty-one he became deeply committed to Tantra Yoga. Upon receiving initiation at twenty-nine he immediately commenced a two-year yoga meditation intensive in the woodlands of eastern Ontario.

 As a drummer Yogi Shambu has played music professionally for over three decades in a wide range of musical styles including Pop, Jazz, hip hop, world music and EDM. Combining both his ability as a musician and as a healer to facilitate ceremony is one Yogi Shambu’s greatest joys.

 Follow Shambu on Facebook and Instagram @yogishambu, and on his website  at





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