Sacred Sound and Voice
10-day Immersion and Facilitator Training
February 2 – 11, 2019

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As far back as pre-history, all over the world, people have awakened the sacred power of sound, vibration, and intention in order to heal, transform, connect, and manifest using vibrational sacred practices.
From tribal chanting, to Indian mantras, to Turkish wailing, to Gregorian Oms, to Tuvan throat singing, to intuitive toning – from spontaneous laughter to heartfelt crying – the human voice has been used to clear and move energy throughout the entire being and produce exalted states of consciousness.

There are also numerous instruments that show up across cultures, reflecting a common language of sound beyond the traditions and beliefs they derive from. Many sacred instruments were created to harness and play with various vibrations, permeate layers of reality, and bring musician and listener alike into states of deep healing and spiritual unity.

This immersion is an experiential journey into the world of sacred sound an​d vibration.

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The breadth and depth of this world is as infinite as the spectrum of vibrations themselves; ranging from precise and reproducible patterns to completely organic and natural sounds of the inner realm.  Sounds we can hear and sounds that are so subtle that they can only be heard by the most peaceful hearts and quietest minds. In these sounds, we find the hidden messages of nature and the truths about the nature of reality itself. Connecting with the unified vibrational field that undercurrents the whole universe is a conversation with divinity and life itself.

In the days we have together, we will be exploring a tapestry of traditional sound healing and vocal practice methods as well as being supported in discovering and cultivating our own unique inner vibrational frequencies.

Supported by modern scientific discoveries as well as the ancient wisdom passed down through lineages, we will experience and practice offering a variety of different sound healing and voice techniques.  We will also learn the foundational principles of the art of holding transformative space and facilitating sacred sound practices.

It is our hope to share these sacred sound practices so that they may be incorporated into the lives and sound offerings of the participants; the transformative effects of which will ripple through and bring positive shifts and heightened sensitivity to all different facets of life.


Energetic approach to the Immersion
‘Don’t worry –  Stuff comes up and it’s ALL divine’

Shervin and Greg share a deep love of Sacred Sound, the voice, and the facilitation of sound healing and devotional singing.

Our philosophy is that each human being and spirit contains the spark of the infinite, a ripple in the divine ocean; and thus we all have within us the wisdom of the entire universe.

We are connected to each other through invisible strings and our vibrations all play with one another on the surface and deeper levels of reality.

Working with sound sends vibrations deep inside, stirring up and allowing the release of long-held patterns and energies collected throughout our entire lives (and perhaps memories locked in the DNA). In order for these energies to be expressed, acknowledged, given space to be loved and allowed to move on, we maintain a vibration of unconditional love and acceptance, as well as the intention that all is divinely supported.

There is an unspeakable magic and unity when Sacred Sound is explored with a group of like-minded and open practitioners. The separate energies and vibrations harmonize into one allowing each participant to transcend individual consciousness and merge with the whole, uplifting one another into higher states of bliss and Spiritual connection.

Shervin and Greg will create a safe and supportive environment for practical learning and heart-centred expression. In this space students will feel nourished and held through their energetic processes allowing us all to dive deeper into the experiential practices of connecting to sacred sound through the divine human instrument.

This Sacred Sound and Voice training immersion is unlike any other because it draws together the complementary practices of Sound Healing, Nada Yoga (Yoga of sound), and devotional song, skillfully guided with uplifting and compassionate energy by two professional instructors with a rich depth of experience.


About the Facilitators
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Shervin Boloorian (MA) is a trained sound therapist from one the world’s most prestigious vibrational healing academies (certified with the Tama-Do Academy of Sound, Colour and Movement 2011 to 2018). He is a celebrated vocalist of sacred songs and has produced two music CDs in Bali.

A former Washington DC peace advisor for Congressional and nonprofit leaders, Shervin’s passion is presenting ancient sacred songs from different world cultures. He shares traditional songs but also adds his unique stamp to healing/medicine music for modern listeners. He is also a trained shamanic practitioner and Chi Gong practitioner. He learned shamanism with an emphasis on how the energy world can benefit those with urban lifestyles.

Read more about Shervin and his work here.

Greg Kaps is a full-time yoga teacher, professional Kirtanwalla, and ‘life’ musician at heart.  Delighting in finding the ‘music’ in the waves of life, he uses sound, intuitive voice toning, and classical Indian mantras to support his spiritual practice and enrich all of his yoga classes and sound offerings. His sharing of these practices is fueled by a profound love of music, sound, and their transformative effect. He has personally healed many aspects of his being and experienced sublime spiritual connection through these practices and wishes for others to experience the benefits and heart opening power in their own lives.

“Everything is sound and light, but I definitely ‘resonate’ with the philosophy of the universe (uni-verse = one song) as an infinite vibrational orchestra of energy” ~ Greg

Read more about Greg and his work here. 

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About the Course
Throughout this 10 day immersion, participants will gain a solid foundation in the philosophy of sound and sound healing; theory, techniques, and concepts of sacred sound practices; facilitator methodology; as well as hands-on practical application of these theories. There will be daily experiential explorations in sacred sound practices, as well as movement practices to help clear the energy lines of the body – opening up voice as well as developing the ability to feel more subtle vibrations.

Shervin and Greg will offer complementary teachings and techniques based on their backgrounds and areas of study.
Below is a general overview of some of the techniques that will be offered

Drawing from his vast breadth of training including Sound Healing at the Tama-do Academy, Shamanism, and a love of Sikh devotional singing, Shervin will offer teachings and techniques in:
  • Using sound and instruments to invoke the power of the elements of nature
  • Tuning in to how, when and where to apply sound by practising with the different sound healing instruments
  • Exploring with the different frequencies and properties of sound to empower and open the low, mid and upper chakras
  • Identifying, diagnosing and sensing which sounds to use with yin and yang personalities and energies.
  • Basic fundamentals of sound healing theories and philosophies such as: Entrainment, overtones, and intention
  • Highlights of cellular research by pioneering sound therapist, Fabien Maman, and other significant sound research
  • Practising shamanic group exercises to explore sound for manifestation, empowerment and wisdom.
  • Creating a shamanic connection with a particular instrument which “tells your story”
  • Learn the difference between “sound” and “noise”  🙂
  • Exploring how to use sound and listening as a way of life and other non-sound healing applications
  • How to work together and co-create soundscapes with others
  • Exploring sound and the voice for self-inquiry—knowing where you hang out with voice
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  • Exercises in vocal toning, exploring low, mid and high frequencies of the voice and the varying energetic messages and qualities of vowels and language
  • Exploring the hum and other techniques as a tool for self-care and for opening the voice
  • “Funneling” the voice for healing on the body
  • How to combine the voice and colour
  • How to combine movement and the voice for centring and awareness building
  • And more, time permitting
Greg will be teaching from the Classical Indian lineage and his own developed intuition; the foundational philosophy, supporting science, techniques, and ‘how to lead” methodology of the following:
  • Kirtan – The heart opening and spiritual practice of devotional group chanting/singing with music
  • Chakra Clearing Sound Meditation
  • Om” – the seemingly simple practice of chanting Om that shows up in many yoga classes is actually deeply nuanced and rich with accompanying philosophy and technique that when understood takes ones experience of Om to new levels
    (Om is said to contain the sound of the whole universe, and if you fully experience Om, you fully experience the entirety of creation)
  • Classical Indian Mantras – for healing, stimulation of the brain/glands and vital organs, balancing the energetic system, spiritual activation, dissolving negative energy
  • Toning – Developing the sensitivity and knowledge of self guided, intuitive inner sound therapy
  • Internal Mantra – Mental chanting to develop concentration and spiritual connection
  • Hatha Raj – This transformative yoga practice was taught by Greg’s beloved heart teacher Yogrishi Vishvketu, and is one of the most healing, and consciousness-shifting practices he has ever experienced. It combines simple and therapeutic yoga asanas with Bhramari Pranayama (the sound of the humming bee) to release deep tension, relax the central nervous system, stimulate the glandular system and bring the practitioner into deeply restorative and meditative states.
  • White Tara Inner Peace Sound Meditation – intuitively developed by Greg to aid in the reduction of stress and anxiety and to find one’s centre amidst life’s ever-changing waves of harmony and dissonance
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  • E.A.S.T – The foundations of Energetic Awareness and Sensitivity Training – Being a sound healer and sound facilitator requires awareness and sensitivity of oneself, the individuals being guided, and the group energy as a whole. Greg will teach methodology and practices to develop and hone these subtle skills, aiding you in your own sacred sound practice and becoming a more effective Sacred Sound facilitator
  • Energetic anatomy of Nadis, Chakras, and their relationship with the physical and emotional body
  • Yogic Philosophy of Sound and Mantra
  • And more if time permits

Sample Daily Schedule
This schedule is a sample only and is subject to change.
8:00 – 9:00AM   ~ Morning Movement Practice or Yoga Practice
9:00 – 9:30AM   ~ Practice Toning, Chanting, Kirtan, etc.
9:30 – 10:30AM  ~ Breakfast Break
10:30 – 1:00PM  ~ Sound Philosophy, Facilitator Methodology, Techniques, Theory, and Concepts
1:00 – 2:30PM    ~ Lunch Break
2:30 – 5:00PM   ~ Practical Applications
5:00 – 6:00PM  ~ Experiential Sessions in Week 1; Practice Facilitating Sessions in Week 2
6:00 – 6:30PM  ~ Closing Sharing Circle

* Throughout the course, there will be two or more evening experiential sound healing or Kirtan practices
** Included in the course is a half-day field trip to experience the subtle sounds of nature


Included in the Course
Early Bird Price – 1100USD – if paid in full by January 1, 2019
Regular Price – 1250USD – if paid after January 1, 2019

Included in the cost of the immersion is the following:

  • 10-day intensive course
  • All course materials
  • Resource manual
  • Access to a variety of recorded sound offerings and practices
  • Welcome lunch & Celebratory Graduation dinner
  • One group Sound Medicine class at the Yoga Barn with Shervin Boloorian
  • One half-day field trip to experience the subtle sounds of nature
  • Certificate of completion
  • YACEP certificate for 20 hours (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Program)

** Please note: This is a non-residential training; food, accommodations, and flight are not included in the cost of the program