Sound Therapy Training Weekend 1: Harmonics of the Spine

Date: Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


with Katie Down, MT-BC, LCAT and Joseph Schmidlin, DO-MTP, LMT

Note: Students enrolling in the complete program will be given registration preference. Contact for more information.

16 CEs for LMTs (NY/NCBTMB Approved)

In the first workshop in the program, an introductory craniosacral class, we will learn the functional anatomy of the spine and central nervous system and how to use our palpation as tools of listening in therapeutic contexts. We will learn to listen through a sensorial lens and develop our understanding, appreciation and recognize the importance of psycho-acoustics on the body and mind.

Our Program
In this Spring/Fall training we will focus on how sound and vibration affect and balance the human bio-field. Through different modalities, disciplines and traditions, we will explore the use of sound and vibrational tools to understand and bring wholeness and equanimity to our body-mind consciousness.

Students will come away with a clear and in-depth understanding of the vibrational body, the science of how sound affects the neuroendocrine system, as well as deep listening skills to develop and enhance one’s ability to connect deeper with clients, patients and students.

Is This Training Right for You?
This program is designed for healing arts practitioners and clinicians interested in developing their understanding and skills in working with sound and vibrational therapies. Examples of disciplines that would benefit from this training include:
Music Therapists, Body Workers, Psychotherapists, Sound Practitioners, Yoga Teachers, Medical Professionals

Program Schedule
We will meet for total of 6 weekends – 3 in the Spring of 2018 and 3 in the Fall of 2018.
April 28th & 29th
May 12th & 13th
June 9th & 10th
Sept. 8th & 9th
Sept. 22nd & 23rd
Oct. 6th & 7th

Full Program Price: $2,100

Early Bird Price: $1,800 before 3/1/18 – $500 deposit required; payment plan available.

To register for the full program, contact

Individual Weekends: $350 each

During the summer break, students will work on developing their own individual studies and vision. Joseph and Katie will provide mentorship and supervision during the summer months to help students hone their skills and focus on their goals as well as help them create a proposal for their final project at the end of the full training. Certificates of completion will be given at
end of course.

Highlights of the Training

• Clinical Skills Development
• The current scientific basis for the efficacy of sound as a healing modality
• The gross and subtle anatomy and physiology of the body as it applies to sound and vibration
• Application of sonic tools within the bio-energy field
• Principles of therapeutic rapport
• Psycho-acoustics, Cymatics, and basic music pedagogy
• How to work with the dynamic properties of sound and its affect on the central nervous system
• Deep Listening Practices
• Developing individual practice methods through dyad and group work
• Proper instrument technique
• Expert guest lecturers


I have completed a day long workshop with Katie Down in elements of sound theory…what resonates most with me is her ability to authentically create a space of profound presence.

Joseph presented a lecture packed with useful information, followed by with individual attention to each student. Student were left with a tool box of usable skills, informed by their own experiential learning and his expertise.

Who Are We?

Katie Down, MT-BC, LCAT is a licensed creative arts therapist, psychotherapist, and Reiki practitioner offering integrative psychotherapy, EMDR, music and sound therapy for individuals and groups as well as clinical supervision. Katie teaches at MNDFL and Maha Rose Center for Healing

Joseph Schmidlin, DO-MTP, LMT is a classical osteopath and sound practitioner with over 25 years of teaching and practice in the field of energy medicine, including traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. He utilizes sonic vibrational medicine and Nada Yoga in his practice, frequently leading sound immersions and meditations.

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