Faculty are esteemed scholars and researchers, and Masters in the Field
David Gibson is a leading scholar in the field of Sound Healing and Therapy. He is the founder and director of the Globe Sound and Consciousness Institute in San Francisco. His book, "The Complete Guide to Sound Healing," is one of the top selling books in the field. The book explains how to use sound for physical healing, brainwave entrainment, releasing stuck emotions, opening the heart, and connecting to Spirit. David is also one of the top selling producers of Sound Healing music with over 50 CD's, and runs the Sound Therapy Center at the Institute offering over 15 types of sound healing treatments. He is also the founder and Conference Coordinator of the World Sound Healing Conferences (now Globe Sound Healing Conference) and has put on 3 International Conferences. He has produced 9 Sound Healing concerts – 3 of them with full 3D projection with 3D glasses for everyone in the audience.
David has been studying esoteric systems of sound healing for over 15 years and has an in-depth understanding of the underlying physics of sound. David’s education in Physics at the University of California at Berkeley gives him a unique understanding of the way that sound affects us physically. David has been exploring the use of binaural beats for brainwave entrainment for over 10 years and has over 30 CD’s that incorporate brain enhancing frequencies in the music. David has come up with 9 techniques for releasing stuck emotions and deep emotional issues with sound and has been using these techniques in the classroom and therapy center for over 8 years. David has also been teaching a class on the Sound of Love at the Institute for 8 years. Through this class, David has come up with a full range of powerful techniques for opening the heart and connecting to spirit using sound and music as catalysts. He has also come up with a detailed array of sounds for bringing a person into gratitude, compassion, Universal Love and joy
David began as a Professional Recording Engineer. He has been teaching, engineering and producing groups in major studios since 1982. David is also the author of the best selling book, “The Art of Mixing” that uses visuals to explain and show every style of mix in the world, which makes complex structures of mixes easily understandable. His second book, “The Art of Producing,” uses the visual framework for displaying sounds to explain Music Theory. Gibson is also the inventor of the Patented, “Virtual Mixer,” which uses 3D visuals of the mix to control mixing consoles and computerized mixers.
David is currently working on a Virtual Reality system where you can step into an image of your own body and be able to place visuals of sounds inside the body in 3D. The visuals will then move sounds up and down in a Sound Table so you feel the sounds inside the body exactly where you are seeing the visuals.
David's mission is to bring Sound and Energy Healing into the mainstream (and hospitals). In order to do this he has setup the Sound Healing Research Foundation, and has also created plays and movies to help educate the general public.
Randy Masters has been a musician and educator
about the science of music for many years. He
has a unique understanding of harmonic mathematics,
and teaches about the ancient knowledge of Pythagoras
and esoteric teachings. Randy Masters is a composer,
publisher, and multi-talented musician specializing
in world music composition and performance.
He taught at the University of California, Santa
Cruz, where he was on the Music Faculty and
Artist in Residence for 10 years. He also taught
seven years at San Jose State University. Randy
has performed and arranged for many internationally
known recording artists such as Tito Puente,
Charlie Byrd, Hedzoleh Soundz, Lou Harrison,
and Solar Plexus.
Rafel helps people to change their lives. She
is a sound and energy educator, spiritual counselor,
gifted intuitive, singer, harmonic overtone
chanter, shamanic healer and a practitioner
of Integrated Kabbalistic Healing. Her chanting,
rooted in the tradition of vowels as the sacred
language of God, has been called “music
from before the languages divided” and
engages the listener at the deepest levels.
Lisa’s international teaching program,
“Resonate with the Soul”, encourages
development of the psychic senses as well as
personal transformation. Utilizing sound, body
awareness and ancient wisdom, the classes teach
multiple levels of self-awareness, and deepen
one’s relationship to courage and compassion.
Lisa guest lectures and performs at conferences
and in concert. Events include: Deepak Chopra's
Alliance for a New Humanity, Puerto Rico; The
Gather the Women Congress, SF; The State of
the World Forum, New York; San Francisco State
University; the Collective Heritage Institute;
The Institute of Noetic Sciences, and Jonathan
Goldman's Healing Sounds Intensive. She has
performed at The World Festival of Sacred Music,
Los Angeles in honor of HH the Dalai Lama; in
Chartres Cathedral in France, Sakya Monastery
in Tibet, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco,
ancient stone circles in England, and many temples
in Egypt including The Great Pyramid in Giza.
Steven is an internationally-acclaimed composer, master musician, producer, author and pioneering sound healer. His award-winning recordings radiate energies of relaxation, joy and peace that assist us in attuning to the quantum field of universal consciousness. Millions worldwide have experienced the blessings of benefits of sound healing simply by listening.
Since l975, Steven has been a recognized authority in the field and a passionate voice bringing the concept of sound healing to the mainstream through his recordings,writings and national major market media appearances. He is a founding father of New Age/ ambient music who has sold more (over 6 million) relaxing, meditative and healing albums than any other living composer
After being initiated into a non-denominational 'ministry of healing music' in l969, Steven was encouraged by Dr. John Lilly, Dr. Stanley Krippner and others to scientifically validate the extraordinary effects of his music. His landmark research explored the connections between sound, higher consciousness and healing were the first to employ sophisticated new technologies involving subtle energies, brainwave biofeedback and Kirlian (aura) photography. Halpern was mentored and assisted by a who's who of the world's leading scientists, including Dr. Marcel Vogel, Itzhak Bentov, Dr. Maxwell Cade and Dr. Peter Guy Manners.
The respected industry magazine KEYBOARD named him 'one of the 30 most influential keyboard artists of the last 50 years (2005) who launched a 'quiet revolution' in contemporary instrumental music. His recordings combine ancient sound healing traditions, modern technology and the soul of a sensitive artist; his music is used worldwide.As a producer, he has recorded with leading musicians including Paul Horn, Paul McCandless, Iasos and Fabien Maman. Halpern's music has been heard on "Ghost Whisperer," 48 HOURS, 20 /20 and PBS series with John Bradshaw.
For massage, "Halpern's music is in a class by itself!" (Massage magazine). His music is heard in leading destination/medical spas, yoga and complementary/ integrative healing centers worldwide, and has been praised by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Andrew Weil. Steven serves as the Therapeutic Music Director of MedCalm (R), the leading audio video wellness provider for hospitals, hospice and other caregiving environments.
He has written over 55 articles and a syndicated monthly column (now ezine) for over 20 years. Visit him at www.innerpeacemusic.com to experience the music, read his ezine, and book concerts and workshops.
Suzanne Sterling is an ecstatic vocalist, innovative teacher and invoker of the sacred. Both as a performing and recording artist, as well as a facilitator of transformational workshops and intensives for many years, Suzanne has received critical acclaim. Her devotional music has been commissioned for film, theatre and DVD. She has enjoyed mainstage billing at festivals such as Wanderlust, Bhaktifest, Burning Man, Boom, Harmony and The World Festival of Sacred Music (hosted by the Dalai Lama). Suzanne is a Priestess, who for more than 20 years, has developed curriculums, teacher trainings and apprenticeship programs combining ritual and activism for numerous communities nationwide. Her Sing Yourself Awake® workshops and circles offer a unique blend of yoga, music, sacred ceremony and activism to events and studios worldwide. Recently she has been a featured speaker/artist at several Yoga Journal Conferences, Omega Institute, Esalen, The Institute of Noetic Sciences. and Earthdance where she led the worlds largest Spiral Dance for 5000 people. Suzanne is also a co-creator, with Seane Corn and Hala Khouri, of Off the Mat, Into the World®, a project offering nationwide training programs combining yoga and sustainable activism. She loves riding the edge where art and ritual meet and is committed to creating sacred community and empowering others to be their authentic, expressive selves. For more information suzannesterling.com.
Silvina specializes in sound work and movement. She holds a certification in Sound Healing and has completed training in Sahuka, a synthesis on Egyptian Alchemy, Taoism and Tibetan Buddhism. With more than 25 years of experience she conducts sound healing classes and seminars utilizing sound, breathing techniques, movement and shamanic work to help facilitate emotional, physical and mental release to reawaken the body's innate wisdom and deep sense of awareness. The process creates a profound state of peace to access the subtle energy fields of consciousness and transformation. Her multidisciplinary background includes Hypnotherapy, Intuitive Development, Emotional Process techniques, and Vibrational Healing body work. She incorporates Movement Composition to her training by being a Holistic counselor, classically trained singer and dance instructor. Silvina has passionately dedicated her life to the healing arts as a conscious guide and Educator for developing human potential. She works with adults, children and teenagers. She also works as a facilitator in Sound Healing for San Francisco General Hospital, in a special program for cancer patients, and hosts her own Spanish radio show on consciousness.
Cercone MA,RN, PHN., Certified Music Practitioner,
has been singing since she was 12. Jan sings
Opera, sacred, classics, torch songs, inspirational
music and sang a solo cabaret show in SF and
Sonoma County. Her training in the Uncovering
the Voice method has brought a new form of healing
singing that she shares with local community
events and groups, and private students. She
is a leader for the Music Care program at Palm
Drive Hospital, provides bedside healing music
for hospice patients, and gives inspirational
workshops nationally about how music can be
healing in institutional and private environments. Checkout Musicforjoyandhealing.com
Music has been a lifelong passion for Craig Godfrey. His earliest memories are dancing to his parents’ records, discovering piano and feeling the rhythms of New Orleans and Brazil coursing through his body. All through his teens and twenties he played in bands and wrote music while concentrating his efforts on developing as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer.
Eventually his passion led him from performing in Austin, TX to California to study and develop a career. He attended the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA where he graduated with honors in the Professional Guitar track as well as in the Recording Artist Program. Following a few years of gigging around LA, recording and creating music, Craig discovered the Globe Institute in San Francisco and became certified in Psychoacoustics as well. Having fallen in love with his parents’ psychoacoustic tapes from the late 70’s, the Institute provided an opportunity to satisfy a deep curiosity and truly expand his perspective and tool set. After three years of providing one-on-one sound treatments and continued production and performance of music he has returned to the Institute to share his accumulated knowledge with hungry minds while growing and expanding himself.
Feather Anderson is one of the longest practicing
geomancers in America, with over thirty years’
experience. He founded the first cross-cultural
geomancy school in 1985. He has integrated his
training in architecture, environmental psychology,
Feng Shui, ecology, sacred geometry and ancient
philosophies. Introduced to geomantic wisdom
in childhood, he continued his studies in Feng
Shui with Professor Lin Yun, in sacred architecture
with Dr. Keith Critchlow, and in Earth Mysteries
with the world’s leading experts. He employed
sacred geometry to design the Chartres labyrinth
replicas for San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral,
and is the geomancy-feng shui consultant for
Esalen Institute’s long range planning.
Lis Addison is an award winning composer, songwriter, vocalist, keyboardist, hand drummer and dancer. She specializes in innovative forms of music and movement that incorporate ancient wisdom and promote healing. Addison holds an MFA in electronic music and a BA in music composition and environmental science from Mills College. She has written music for film, video, bands, solo performance and the concert stage and has been a student of Nada Yoga (the Yoga of Sound Vibration) & Shamanism for over 3 decades. She is a certified Yoga, Nia & Zumba Instructor.
Addison is the creator of VoCHeTTM (Vocal Chakra Healing Tones) designed to clear and activate the energy centers of the body. These are recorded on her CD “The Song of the Tree” which is playing Internationally and on XM Satellite, Sirius Radio and Soundscapes TV Radio. The CD blends her unique vocal tones and ambient music with world and contemporary rhythms ideal for Yoga, Dance, Meditation, Healing & Vocal Toning. Ms. Addison is also the originator of KiVoTM. Short for “The Kinetic Voice,” KiVo combines tribal dance & healing chants. By sending sound vibration created by the voice, through various body parts and energetic centers housed in the body, one is able to clear emotional and energetic blockages as well as isolate muscle groups and joints in a new way. Such an approach allows the participant to work with the voice and body in an integrated fashion that utilizes resonance, created through sound and movement, for a positive healing effect. Her work is dedicated to cleansing the physical and energetic bodies in order to be more available to receive and radiate the Light of the Divine.
For more information, go to www.lisaddison.com or www.kivodance.com
James Word is the first TaKeTiNa teacher in the U.S. to be trained at a senior level.
James' qualifications as a TaKeTiNa rhythm facilitator are a direct result of many years of intensive study and professional application. He has over 400 hours of professional TaKeTiNa leading experience, and over 1,000 hours of intensive rhythm and leadership training from TaKeTiNa founders, Reinhard and Cornelia Flatischler.
James also studied for several years with 28th-generation master drummer, S. Kwaku Daddy.
Before becoming a TaKeTiNa teacher, James resided for two years at Kanzeon Zen Center, where he studied and trained with Zen Master Genpo Roshi, founder of the Big Mind, Big Heart process, and Tenkei Roshi (then Tenkei Sensei), currently the abbot of Zen River monastery in Northern Holland.
James has a degree in Psychology from the University of California Berkeley, where he focused on Buddhist psychology, dreamwork, and musical perception.
James has been a regular guest lecturer for the UC Berkeley course, "Perspectives on Internal Happiness."
James has facilitated TaKeTiNa workshops all over the world, in France, Germany, Austria, Australia, and the United States, and regularly offers classes, workshops, and private trainings in the San Francisco Bay Area.
||Evelie Delfino Sales Posch
Evelie has led kirtan for over 35 years worldwide and has revived her kirtan leading at house concerts, festivals, in the community and by invitation. Evelie has sung with Robert Gass, Suzanne Sterling, Dharma Rose, Andrew Zenoff, and studied with Jai Uttal. Her group, "Kismat-Mahal Kirtan Ensemble (KSME)," has sung at Berkeley's Pagan Fest, Carnaval's Zona Verde/Green Zone; The Big ONE and Michael Franti's Power to the Peaceful Fest at Golden Gate Park. KSME has also performed at Burning Man.
Janis Arch has been a practitioner in Bodywork, Massage Therapy and the Healing Arts for over thirty years. She is a BioAcoustic Research Associate with Sharry Edwards using Vocal Analysis and Frequency Presentation to clear harmonic faults in the bodies processing and she holds two Certificates in Sound Healing. She is also Certified in Hypnotherapy and Bioenergy Balancing. Janis has led workshops on chant, and the healing power of trance drumming.
Don Estes is a professionally trained neuroscientist who has lectured worldwide on sensory science and vibrational medicine. He is founding CEO of InnerSense Inc., and inventor of VibraSound®, Sensory Resonance™ and other transformational technologies which have been featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, ET, Beyond 2000, Next Step, Science Frontiers, and many other national and international media. In addition, he has created a next generation biometric based on breath that can optimize a person's resonance. This supercomputer software is also used to power a futuristic alembic that makes a vapor, which has survived the experience of transformation rather than being charged from an outside source like lasers, coils, crystals, magnets, etc. This new paradigm of healing enhances what's right rather than fixes what's wrong and represents the state of the art in transformational technologies. Recent publication of his book, "Harmonic Law: The Science of Vibration," and its master illustration, "The Absolute Scale of Relative Cosmic Reality," are the basis for this class. www.vibrasound.com
||Dr. Jeffrey D. Thompson, D.C., B.F.A., C.N.S.T.
Diplomate is a physician, scientist, educator, musician, composer,
and visionary. He is Director of the Center for Neuroacoustic Research
in California, a world-class Center for cutting-edge research into the
effects of sound in healing and consciousness. His pleasant, non-invasive,
holistic modality - Bio-Tuning® - is a global tri-body healing, personal
transformation, and awakening consciousness force. His 60+ audio programs on CDs
are used and sold globally, healing and transforming lives wherever used.
Visit www.neuroacoustic.org for more information.
Maestro Curtis, MALS has a strong background
in Jazz and Classical music and has three Bachelors
Degrees: 1) Piano and Vocal Music, 2) Radio
and TV Communications, and 3) Speech and Theatre;
and, two Masters Degrees: 1) Music Theory/Orchestration
and Arranging, and 2)
Philosophy; and a Ph.D pending in Human and
Organizational development (The Fielding Institute
in Santa Barbara, California). Maestro has worked
in the recording industry for over 30 years
and has performed with such artist as Peabo
Bryson, The Ojays, George Benson, Phyllis
Hyman and Lenny Williams and has played with
The Count Basie Orchestra to name a few. He
has produced Albums with Maurice White of Earth,
Wind and Fire and is currently finishing his
second album with his Jazz group Xpression under
the Kalimba records label. He is also CEO of
"Jazzy Boo" records where he is currently
developing and producing artists in the area
of, jazz, blues, Neo-Soul (R&B), new age,
hip hop, rock, reggae, and gospel with emphasis
on the San Francisco sound. Maestro has also
developed and implemented a complete and comprehensive
music therapy program funded by United Way for
the elderly who suffer from Alzheimers
and dementia. A college professor for over twenty
years he now runs a private practice helping
to inspire and cultivate young music thinkers.
Maret, MD, M.Eng. is a holistic health practitioner
with 20 years of experience working in alternative
health care. He is clinic director at the Tree
of Health clinic in Aptos, California. He is
a medical doctor who specializes in complementary
and alternative medicine, nutritional and orthomolecular
medicine as well as the practice of Energy Medicine
with special emphasis on Sound Healing modalities.
Dr. Maret received his B.Sc. with Honors in
Electrical Engineering from Queen's University
in Canada, and holds a Master's degree in Biomedical
Engineering and Doctor of Medicine both from
the University of Toronto in Canada. He completed
a four year postdoctoral research fellowship
at the University of California in San Diego.
He has privately undertaken extensive training
in complementary and energy medical approaches
in Europe and the United States. He also serves
as president of the nonprofit Dove Health Alliance
located in Aptos, California.
Health Alliance is a California nonprofit
private operating foundation with the vision
of encouraging greater awareness and practice
of Energy Medicine including healing with sound
and acoustical modalities. The foundation is
proud to co-sponsor the first International
Sound Symposium in San Jose and encourages innovation
and excellence in the field of Sound Healing.
The Dove Health Alliance is committed to researching,
developing new technologies and methodologies
for monitoring and treating the state of health
of the human body. The foundation is also committed
to education, publishing and general dissemination
of this information for the benefit of all.
Stuart Grace Greene
Stuart Grace Greene
is a biophysicist, originally trained in physics, his passion has always been the exploration of human consciousness. In the 1970s, before the fusion of science and spirituality became popular in our culture, Stuart lived and trained in a Zen Buddhist community - believing that the study of science and the distillation of the spirit were convergent paths towards the same essential unity. Stuart also ran a school where he taught an in-depth program of "Visionary Healing" combining subtle manual therapies with biological, bioenergetic, and psycho-spiritual healing work.
After years of exploring subtle energy phenomena, Stuart discovered a similarly subtle level of biology in the research of Antoine Béchamp, Günther Enderlein, Royal Rife, and others. He was inspired by these great scientists, but mindful of the fact that their theories (which reached as far back as the mid-1800s) needed to be revised in light of modern understanding of molecular, cellular, genetic, and evolutionary biology. The resulting synthesis of ideas forms the core of the new science of health called EcoBiotics.
Amber Leiv HHC,CMT - A practitioner in the holistic
healing arts for over 10 years, Amber has extensive
bodywork training including, cranial sacral
balancing, vibrational massage, rebirthing and
intuitive energy work. She holds certifications
as a professional sound and voice teacher from
the International Kaleo Sound Foundation. She
is also certified in Bio-Tuning which was originated
at the Neuroacoustic Research Foundation in
Encinitas, California by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson.
Amber has a private practice.