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Winter Solstice Sound Bath

Special Event | December 21 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Ancient cultures have long marked the Winter Solstice as a sacred turning point in the year, a special day, in which the darkest days come to a close and the sunlight returns. Attune with the slow, inward energy of the Winter Solstice during this special outdoor concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs within a grove of redwoods. Close your eyes and experience the natural meditative quality of the forest and bird song layered with serene sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls.

These unique instruments slow down your brainwaves to meditative-like states through a process called entrainment that have the potential to:

• Create sustained harmony of the body and mind.
• Release emotional stress and physical tension.
• Receive spontaneous insight and heightened intuition.
• Soothe and balance your nervous system"

No yoga will be practiced, simply wear comfortable clothes and bring layers, blankets, and anything that can make sitting more ease filled. No meditation experience needed. All ages and peoples welcome.

About the Presenter
Melissa Felsenstein is a certified 750 hr yoga therapist and sound healer. A self-proclaimed “reformed” relaxer, Melissa focuses her work on restoring the nervous system through the use of live sound with quartz crystal singing bowls and specifically tuned gongs. Melissa used these unique instruments as therapeutic tools to rid herself of severe anxiety and depression.

Her mission is to offer others a soft, receiving, space for inward journeying, truthful listening, and sustaining change. Learn more about her at www.innersoundsyoga.com


 $30, $25 Garden members

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.


gardenprograms@berkeley.edu, 510-664-9841