UCLA Arts VAPAE and ART/SCI invite you to a Sound Bath - facilitated by Ossie Mair, MA, LMFT

UCLA Arts VAPAE and ART/SCI invite you to a Sound Bath - facilitated by Ossie Mair, MA, LMFT

UCLA Arts VAPAE and ART/SCI invite you to a Sound Bath - a healing experience facilitated by Ossie Mair, MA, LMFT

Monday, February 1, 2016 at 6pm
EDA, 1250 Broad Art Center, UCLA

Event is free and open to the public. Participation is limited - Reservations suggested.

The OM Rhythm Circles Sound Bath Experience is a journey of pure sound and vibration. It is called a sound bath because you are bathed in the healing vibrations of Gongs, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Didgeridoos, Hand Pan, and other gentle, relaxing instruments. You are immersed in sound, allowing it to vibrate away the negativity and tension in your body and mind, replacing them with positivity, peace and harmony. And because we all respond differently to similar stimuli, so too, each person will experience the sound bath in his or her own unique way.

Due to the demands of our daily lives, the increase in stress-related disease in modern society is a fact. Stress is like an over-amping of the nervous system, and has many contributors. Many external, as well as internal influences, such as the foods we eat, people we encounter, thoughts we think, sounds we hear, environments we move within, etc., have a proven, negative effect on our well-being. Therefore, the goal in all healing, meditative, and transformational pursuits is to restore the intrinsic state of balance within our body, and if possible, to effect this change on a cellular level.

Sound & music are nutrients for the nervous system. We are constantly being vibrated, on a cellular level, by heardand unheard sound frequencies. Sound is vibration that produces resonance and rhythm in our bodies, and touches us and influences our emotions like no other source of input or expression. The vibrational nature of the gongs, bowls and other instruments, triggers all cells of the body to resonate simultaneously in a most powerful & effective way. And so too, the sound bath experience will have an incredible and profound effect on your well-being.

During the Sound Bath, you will either lie on the floor (you should plan on bringing your own yoga mat or blanket, and/or pillows), or just sit comfortably in a chair and let the sounds envelop you. Most people close their eyes and let the music take them on a gentle and transformative journey. Typically, a state of deep relaxation is achieved, and some people even fall asleep. You should dress in comfortable clothing and be prepared for an exciting new experience.

Ossie Mair, Founder and Principal Facilitator of OM RHYTHM CIRCLES, is a Certified Drum Circle Facilitator, Actor andLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA.

This event is co-sponsored by the Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE), the ART/SCI Center and the Department of Design Media Arts in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.

For reservations contact: VAPAE@arts.ucla.edu