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We had a wonderful program last weekend with Gopi Kallayil, a Sivananda yogi and the Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing at Google.

We were instructed how to take our practice out into the real world:
1. Teach yoga because it keeps up your own practice. Or volunteer in a yogic environment.

2. Meditation practice. Find the time each day.

3. Nutrition. Eat plant based foods, the more colourful the better.

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Exploring the Sounds of Life with John Beaulieu

 

Please share what you do in 10-15 words: I teach integrative medicine with an emphasis in sound healing.
 

Why do you do what you do? I have worked in the healing arts and musical arts for 46 years. I do it because this is my calling in life. It is what I was born to do.
 

What are you currently fascinated by in your work? I am interested in the neuroscience of sound and how different sounds affect our neural network and enhance neuroplasticity.
 

How did you come to your path? Any aha moments or key teachers? I began playing the piano at 3 years old. When I was 20, I visited a psychiatric hospital as part of a college psychology class. I just knew I wanted to learn more and work with this type of patient. It did not take me long to integrate music with psychology.
 

What book(s) are you currently reading? I am always reading the Bhagavad Gita. I have four different translations on my Kindle. I have been reading it for many years and always discover something new. I am always reading research papers. For fun I read James Rollin’s novels.
 

Have you been to the Yoga Retreat before? I have taught at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat for more than 10 years. I come back to teach because of the open diversity environment in which all spiritual paths are honored.


John Beaulieu, ND, PhD, is a naturopathic doctor, counseling psychologist, board-certified polarity therapist, composer, pianist, and sound therapist. His career spans over 40 years of creative arts, healing arts, and martial arts. A world leader in the use of integrative energy medicine for healing, Dr. Beaulieu is the author of four books including Human Tuning, and Music and Sound in the Healing Arts. He is an instructor of sound science and sound therapy at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

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June 23 — 27, 2017
John Beaulieu and Thea Keats Beaulieu

Enjoy a combination of ancient principles, modern scientific research, and movement practices in this exploration of sound and healing.

 
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January 30 — February 5, 2018
John Beaulieu and Silvia Nakkach

Come discover methods to integrate sound waves, chanting, and movement for optimal healing and personal growth.

 

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