April 02-05 2020 • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Faculty - Megan Marie Gates

Megan Marie Gates is a sound practitioner, movement teacher, and folk herbalist based in Southern Ontario. She believes that music, movement and nature are the sweetest vehicles for re-enchantment, cellular reset + unification of all things divided, and continues to offer her voice as a sound artist + yoga teacher for the last 8 years. Megan Marie offers sound meditations and trainings/immersions full-time, in Canada and internationally.

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Cocoon: An Elemental Sound Bath

COCOON: AN ELEMENTAL SOUND BATH

Megan Marie Gates - TH6MMG

An intuitive, meditative journey through intentional soundscapes, Cocoon offers us space to discover the effect of sound as journey and meditation; moving into deep states with over-tone harmonics of the crystal singing bowls, elemental field recordings, drumming, chimes, song, and visualization. We begin with a brief introduction to sound meditation and its function on our body - mind systems before leaning into our experiential, sensory journey through sound and rest. Bring any props you'd like to get cozy with!

THURSDAY APRIL 02

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (2 HRS)

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The Foundations of Sound Meditation

THE FOUNDATIONS OF SOUND MEDITATION

Megan Marie Gates - FR1MMG

In this foundational training, we will learn practical and easeful ways of working with sound as meditation and as a therapeutic offering. This workshop will cover the history of sound medicine, ancestral connections, brainwave function, deep listening practices, voice work, and salving instrumentation (crystal singing bowls, gong, drumming, etc) and more. If you have been interested in learning about sound therapy, then this workshop is for you!

FRIDAY APRIL 03

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (6 HRS)

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Sound Therapy for Yoga Teachers

SOUND THERAPY FOR YOGA TEACHERS

Megan Marie Gates - SA4MMG

When we integrate music and sound into our movement (or stillness) practices, it can offer a deepening of experience for our students and can support our work as storytellers through yoga. This workshop will cover the foundations of sound therapy and its application in our yoga practice, the subtle and gross effect of music and sound, curating supportive vs. distracting playlists, use of voice and simple instrumentation, and much more!

SATURDAY APRIL 04

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM (2 HRS)

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Creating a Mantra Practice

CREATING A MANTRA PRACTICE

Megan Marie Gates - SU1MMG

The practice of mantra offers profound medicine for meditation and transformation. Together we will touch on the origins / history behind this practice, and how to put it into personal and teaching offerings through silent + vibrational mantras, deity work, mantra meditations, incorporating sound into an asana practice, and the practice of 108 repetitions of a Solar Mantra. Please bring a mala if you have one!

SUNDAY APRIL 05

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (2 HRS)

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