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Ashland Seminars

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• SOUNDWORK for Musicians, Educators, & Therapeutic Professionals

Kindly drop me an email to be notified of  new dates. I look forward to seeing you.

-jl      Joshua.Leeds@97520.net

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SOUND SANGHAS with Joshua Leeds

(Next Ashland event is not scheduled at this time.)

Johua-Sound-Sangha
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“After three decades in the field of Soundwork, I feel the most

important thing I can facilitate is the creation of Sound Sangha.

Sangha is a Buddhist term referring to community for practice and support.

How can we engage in conversation about vibration and frequency

without acknowledging the spiritual through line of voice,

rhythm, and the desire for union and harmony?”  – jl

Join sound researcher Joshua Leeds in a rare, dynamic, and immersive exploration of the use of intentional music and sound. This workshop is academic, greatly experiential, and fun! Designed for people interested in the role of sound in their lives and culture,  SOUND SANGHA is a gathering of the tribe – those that deeply remember music and sound as a sacred and healing community currency.

This 3-day gathering will be a digital-free zone, an opportunity to unplug from online commitments and communications while diving into song, chant, rhythm, thought, emotion and psyche.

Everyone with a body is already a sound professional. We have all the gear we need! Our bodies are made up of atomic material, water, and bone – all resonant conductors. Our cells are hard-wired for entrainment. Mostly, what we are missing is the understanding of how to consciously use sound and music for spirit, health, learning, and productivity.

For therapeutic professionals, educators, and musicians: Music and sound are powerful components for any therapeutic or educational practice. Research continues to clarify and expand our awareness of the impact of tone, tempo, and pattern identification on human and animal nervous systems, and agriculture.

As with any remedy, it is best to start at home with ourselves, in the discovery of impact and reward. Sound is ubiquitous; how do we use it wisely? How does our relationship to sound change as we age? How can we use music and sound to great personal benefit?

SOUND SANGHA with Joshua Leeds is a personal journey into the heart of sound. Included in this inquiry will be:

    • Sound as frequency medicine
    • Core principles of Dr. Alfred Tomatis (1920-2001)
    • Psycho- & bio-acoustic principles
    • Resonance (tone), entrainment (tempo) and pattern identification
    • Frontiers of soundwork
    • Research overview
    • Planetary frequencies
    • How to create positive soundspace
    • Toning
    • Song and chant
    • Rhythm
    • Sound and animals
    • Soundwork community
    • Vibroacoustics

The Take-away: Sonic tools and practices that can be used in our homes, families, and professional settings.

REGISTRATION FORM 

SOUND SANGHA with Joshua Leeds

Schedule

Broad overview: This 3.5 days is about music and sound for professional and personal usage. Each day, there will be one hour of rhythm, one hour of song and chant, and one hour of instruction with tuning forks. There will be substantial academic sessions and fun space with Joshua Leeds, inspired special guest presenters, and time for rest, food, and networking.

Sound Sangha size: We will limit the attendance to 26 registrants. Early registration recommended.

We guarantee a great and valuable time to be had by all. Come revitalize and attune anew.

(Schedule subject to change)

FRIDAY evening  7:30-10:30 pm

SATURDAY  10:00 am-6:00 pm

SUNDAY 11:00 am-11:00 pm
MONDAY 10:30 am-4:30 pm

Event Location

The workshop will be held at the beautiful and serene Hidden Springs Wellness Center during the glorious Ashland spring.

635 Lit Way,
Ashland OR 97520

Tel: 541-488-8858 (for location info only, not avail during workshop)

www.hiddenspringswellness.com (for map)

Recommended Lodging

There are multiple motels, restaurants, and a great market within walking distance of Hidden Springs. The following motel room rates are in the range of  $60-150 per night.

1. Cedarwood Inn (800) 547-4141 (closest and least expensive)
2. The Ashland Motel (541) 482-2561
3. The Timbers  Motel (866) 550-4400
3. The Palm (800) 691-2360

Registration and Fees 

REGISTRATION FORM 

A $295 registration fee holds your space at the event. This fee covers the cost of the workshop and printed resource materials; food and lodging not included.

Early registration: $265 record by….

Cancellation: In the event that a registered participant needs to cancel, refunds will be issued according to the following schedule. All refund requests must be received in writing via email or fax.

• Through  : Registration fee minus a $50 processing fee.

• Through  : Registration fee minus $150.

• No refunds after      .

Payments (check, Visa & MasterCard):

You may register and conveniently pay in the following formats:

1. Via fax: Download Registration PDF and fax to 541.488.7796
2. Via mail: Download Registration PDF and mail to:
Joshua Leeds/Sound Seminars
1467 Siskiyou, #30
Ashland, OR  97520

3. Via scan: Download Registration PDF and email to Joshua.Leeds@97520.net
4. Online payment: You may pay with Visa or M/C (secure and encrypted). Also please fill out reg form and mail, scan, or fax). http://www.sound-remedies.com/assowwo1120.html  (credit card payment process is under construction)

You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your registration fee.

Book Referrals

We will travel higher and further if you read one or both of the following books prior to the seminar:

The Power of Sound (Revised Edition) by Joshua Leeds

Books are available at Sound-Remedies.com

PDFs available

1. Registration form
2. SOUNDWORK info
3. SOUND SANGHA Intro & 3.5 Day Retreat

About Ashland in the Spring and Fall 

 I came to Ashland in 2008 to look after my teenage daughter. As a big city boy (LA, SF, London, NYC), I was never attracted to a small town. However, after my parental duties were fulfilled, I couldn’t imagine leaving.

Ashland is charming, has more art per square inch than anywhere else, enjoys gorgeous climate, and the spring and autumn colors are glorious!

During your visit for SOUNDWORK, take in a play at the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, stroll gorgeous Lithia Park, shop shop shop, and eat, eat, eat. The hiking is fantastic, as well! Couldn’t be sweeter.

Travel:

• Air: Medford (MFR) is the nearest airport (13 miles from Ashland).
• Driving: Ashland is 5 hours south of Portland, 6 hours north of San Francisco, and only one hour north of the breath-taking Mt. Shasta.

Special Guests

Very Special!!! TBA

The Vision of Sound Sangha

After nearly three decades in the field of Soundwork, I’ve come to see that the most important thing I can facilitate is the creation of Sound Sangha. (Sangha is a Buddhist term referring to community for practice and support.) While not overtly overlaying a spiritual overtone, the phrase, sangha, is appropriate; how can we engage in conversation about vibration and frequency without acknowledging the spiritual through line of the voice, the drum, the desire for union and harmony?

The way I would like to facilitate Sound Sangha is through annual SOUND CAMPS. Remember how fun it was to go to camp as a kid or teenager? My vision is adult camp with an emphasis not on lanyards and canoes, but a different sort of arts and crafts – that of intentional music and sound.

I believe that community is vital to the healthy growth of any emerging cultural force. Wouldn’t it be great to come together, annually, in a beautiful retreat setting, where we sing for an hour a day, use rhythm for an hour a day, study for half a day, network and party and meditate and make music for the rest?

I’d like to create a big tent, in which people from the various sound disciplines come and meet and be together. Music therapy, sound therapy, therapeutic bedside musicians, expressive arts therapy, music neuroscience, drummers, musicians, singers… Wouldn’t it be fabulous to gather once a year to revisit what we have learned, renourish, and come away revitalized in our work as sound guardians of the planet?

I’d like to have one location on the Pacific Coast and one on the East Coast, meeting each year. I’d like to begin in 2014. What do you think and feel about this idea of Sound Sangha? I cannot do this alone. Share with me your interest level and considerations of how this kind of annual coming together would help grow this field of  soundwork. Joshua.Leeds@97520.net.

The Ashland SOUNDWORK Seminars are a first step in the Sound Sangha direction.

Namaste,
-jl

 

 

 

 

SOUNDWORK

for Musicians, Educators, & Therapeutic Professionals

(Professional training. Please check back for CEU information)

Join sound researcher Joshua Leeds in a rare, dynamic, and immersive exploration of the use of intentional music and sound. This workshop is academically solid, experiential, and fun! It is designed for professionals interested in creating or adding soundwork to existing practices. Topics of study include:

  • Sound as frequency medicine
  • Core principles of Dr. Alfred Tomatis (1920-2001)
  • The auditory system
  • Interconnection of tonal processing and neurodevelopmental issues
  • Binaural beat frequencies
  • Resonance (tone) and entrainment (tempo) for brainwave modification
  • Auditory pattern identification
  • Frontiers of soundwork
  • Psychoacoustic music production techniques
  • How to create soundtracks and soundspace conducive to office ambience, treatment, application, and classroom environments

REGISTRATION FORM (October 2014 reg form not yet completed)

SOUNDWORK
Ashland, OR

Schedule

There will be substantial academic sessions and fun space with Joshua Leeds, inspired special guest presenters, and time for rest, food, and networking.

(Schedule subject to change)

FRIDAY evening  7:30-10:30 pm

SATURDAY  10:00 am-10:00 pm

SUNDAY 11:00 am-11:00 pm

Event Location

The workshop will be held at the beautiful and serene Hidden Springs Wellness Center during the glorious Ashland spring.

635 Lit Way,
Ashland OR 97520

Tel: 541-488-8858 (for location info only, not avail during workshop)

www.hiddenspringswellness.com (for map)

Recommended Lodging

There are multiple motels, restaurants, and a great market within walking distance of Hidden Springs. The following motel room rates are in the range of  $60-150 per night.

1. Cedarwood Inn (800) 547-4141 (closest and least expensive)
2. The Ashland Motel (541) 482-2561
3. The Timbers  Motel (866) 550-4400
3. The Palm (800) 691-2360

Registration and Fees 

REGISTRATION FORM (October 2014 reg form not yet completed)

A $245 registration fee holds your space at the event. This fee covers the cost of the workshop and resource materials; food and lodging not included.

Early registration: $195 rec’d by October 1, 2014.

Cancellation: In the event that a registered participant needs to cancel, refunds will be issued according to the following schedule. All refund requests must be received in writing via email or fax.

• Through  : Registration fee minus a $50 processing fee.

• Through : Registration fee minus $150.

• No refunds after .

Payments (check, Visa & MasterCard):

You may register and conveniently pay in the following formats:

1. Via fax: Download Registration PDF and fax to 541.488.7796
2. Via mail: Download Registration PDF and mail to:
Joshua Leeds/Sound Seminars
1467 Siskiyou, #30
Ashland, OR  97520

3. Via scan: Download Registration PDF and email to Joshua.Leeds@97520.net
4. Online payment: You may pay with Visa or M/C (secure and encrypted). Also please fill out reg form and mail, scan, or fax). http://www.sound-remedies.com/assowwo1120.html  (credit card payment process is under construction)

You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your registration fee.

Book Referrals

We will travel higher and further if you read one or both of the following books prior to the seminar:

1. The Power of Sound (Revised Edition) by Joshua Leeds
2. Listening for Wellness by Pierre Sollier

Both books are available at Sound-Remedies.com

PDFs available 

1.
2. 

About Ashland in the Spring and Fall 

 I came to Ashland in 2008 to look after my teenage daughter. As a big city boy (LA, SF, London, NYC), I was never attracted to a small town. However, after my parental duties were fulfilled, I couldn’t imagine leaving.

Ashland is charming, has more art per square inch than anywhere else, enjoys gorgeous climate, and the spring colors are gorgeous!

During your visit for SOUNDWORK, take in a play at the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, stroll gorgeous Lithia Park, shop shop shop, and eat, eat, eat. The hiking is fantastic, as well! Couldn’t be sweeter.

Travel:

• Air: Medford (MFR) is the nearest airport (13 miles from Ashland).
• Driving: Ashland is 5 hours south of Portland, 6 hours north of San Francisco, and only one hour north of the breath-taking Mt. Shasta.

Special Guests

TBA

 

Joshua Leeds is a sound researcher, educator, and music producer with 50+ hours of specialized soundtracks used in clinics, classrooms, and animal care facilities worldwide.

He specializes in the field of psychoacoustics, the study of the effect of music and sound on the human nervous system, and bioacoustics, how human sound affects other living beings.

The author of The Power of Sound, Through a Dog’s Ear, and Sonic Alchemy, he lives in southern Oregon.

Further information

JoshuaLeeds.com     Joshua.Leeds@97520.net

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