Tuning, June 2013 (Photography: Enrico Conti)
The amazing effects of sound on our bodies, emotions and minds are well researched and documented. Ancient spiritual traditions as well as current scientific researches agree that sound can calm, soothe, agitate, and even kill.
As a language teacher and yoga teacher, I am particularly sensitive to language as sound. The reverberation of the way we speak and the way we think travels within us and outside, creating effects that often not immediately tangible. And yet, we know that negative or positive patterns of thinking create very different outcomes.
I have been studying the effects of sound on matter since an early age. I studied various modalities of sound healing in Italy (tarantismo), India (Nada Yoga and Mantra Yoga) and in the United States. In 2008-2009 I trained professionally with allopathic doctors, music therapists, and artists at the New York Open Center Sound and Music Institute in New York, and earned a diploma as an Integrative Sound and Music Practitioner.
In my private sessions, I integrate listening exercises, vocal composition and improvisation and sound analysis. I work with movement, breathing, tuning forks, crystal singing bowls, chanting and prayers.