Sound Healing uses the vibrations created by one or more voices for physiological and emotional attunement. Private healing sessions can include Andrea singing to you or singing combined with Reiki, a hands-on transmission of Universal healing energy. They can also include your own exploration of your voice as a healing instrument, expressing physical discomfort and nurturing, uncovering hidden memories and feelings. Andrea is adept at teaching you to clear and energize your chakras with sound. She has also facilitated the clearing of past-life and early life trauma.
Cosmic Harmony: Classes and Workshops
In Cosmic Harmony, we sing the harmony of balance and imbalance in our bodies, emotions and energy fields, following the stream of sound, revealing and releasing old wounds and treasures. Our work is inspired by various spiritual traditions including astrology, tarot, mythology, mythic astrology, ancient Egyptian Mysteries, Native American ceremony, shamanism, and the visions and wisdom of all participants. With meditation, breathing, moving, sharing and sounding, we experience our place in the cosmic order, we reveal our relationship to transition and rebirth, and we assist each other in opening to our new expanded selves.
Suitable for any group including college-level theater, dance and music departments, Cosmic Harmony sessions are held periodically in both Maine and New York. Visit our Calendar of Events for the next scheduled program, or call to inquire and schedule a workshop for your group.
The concept of Cosmic Harmony is the sense of being sung, sound pouring through each participant, combining without effort, without striving for a certain harmony, yet all joined in a shared intention, to spontaneously allow the play of dissonance and harmony that arises. Beginning with breathing and movement, vocal technique as a warm-up, new scores are created in each class, as a way of inhabiting our bodies, our aspirations and our visions.
"If I ever doubted that we can perceive, connect and support one another on a purely intuitive, soul level (and I have), Cosmic Harmony has erased it. And the classes are so much fun, too."
Vibration and resonance will be emphasized over melody and rhythm, the sound of the sound itself as communication, archetype, metaphor and character. The power of sound to heal, create and transform will be explored and experienced.
Singer and sound-healer, composer and voice teacher, Andrea Goodman brings 40 years of experience in experimental music to this workshop of vocal expansion and connection. Drawing on her work with Meredith Monk as an original member of her Vocal Ensemble, Andrea combines vocal technique that uses the full range of resonance and power with the practice of intuitive sound-healing. This improvisational style connects the voice to imagination and intention, singing without words in a universal language of sound.
For specific occasions, Andrea will teach some of her lyrical compositions, to explore using the sound quality to express the meaning of the words and the concepts behind them. She may also perform some of her solo compositions to demonstrate examples of vocal possibilities, and speak about the career path that has carried her to this way of singing.
Meditation With Sound
"Meditation with Andrea has truly improved my quality of life. As a person prone to anxiety, I was never able to quiet my busy mind sufficiently to successfully meditate on my own. Joining Andrea’s Guided Mediation Group was something completely new for me, and what a difference! I am now so capable of keeping my anxiety under control that I no longer require a prescription. She has helped me to experience the freedom that comes from letting go, the peace that comes with stillness, and the joy of recognizing my inner truth. It has enabled me to take steps down a spiritual path I didn’t realize was open to me. I live each day with gratitude for my bountiful life, our meditation practice, and for the generosity of Andrea Goodman, my guide and teacher." Susan Hodder
Monday evenings at Ruby-Throated Spirit, Andrea leads a guided meditation based on Tarot cards chosen by the participants. The meditation concludes with singing in Cosmic Harmony, fulfilling an intention that emerges from the meditation. It is a deeply relaxing, peaceful communion with others, restorative and illuminating, healing and uplifting.
Vocal Resonance: A Sound-Healing Workshop:
This workshop will explore vocal expression outside of traditional song. Focusing on sound itself and approaching the voice as an instrument, Andrea will introduce healthy, liberating vocal technique as well as intuitive singing for sound-healing and for improvisational, evocative music.
Sound healing can be both effective and enjoyable in groups, as we experience the power of our multiple voices, raised to clear and energize the chakras, to release unexpressed feelings, and to evoke guiding images. The vibrations of our voices carry our intentions into effective manifestation. There is magic in the spontaneous harmony created by our combined flow of sound. We practice giving through receiving and receiving through giving. We surrender to ourselves and summon the courage to trust in the unknown.
Vocal Resonance is an opportunity to expand your voice in every dimension, for both singers and non-singers, including:
• Resonating the voice
• Resonating the body
• Resonating chakras
• Resonating with another
• Resonating the space
• Resonating with something you resonate with
Sound Healing Workshops are held periodically in both Maine and New York locations: Visit our Calendar of Events or call to inquire as to the next scheduled program.
Rev. Andrea Gale Goodman has a 32-year career of singing without words in a pure universal language of sound, beginning with 17 years as an original singer in the Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble in New York City, touring world-wide, recording and teaching. She has taught vocal technique since 1979 and practiced sound –healing since 1985. Andrea performs with Figures of Speech Theatre, The Resonance Residence and other musicians.