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Mindfulness Meditation on Mondays in June at River House


with Lynn Ringhaver

Calendar Jun 5, 2023 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Mindfulness Meditation for stress reduction and building your immune system. Participants will be sitting in chairs and standing. The goal of the class is to reduce stress and build your immune system.

Lynn is an RN.BSN. and a Licensed Acupuncturist. Certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat Zinn. Trained in EFT by Dr. Dawson Church

Class sessions are on Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 10:30 to 11:30 at River House (179 Marine St. in St. Augustine)

Ages 18 and up.

Will run

Sound Vibrational Frequency (Sound Bath) on Tuesdays in June at River House


with Sharon Infante

Calendar Jun 6, 2023 at 2:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Since everything has a vibrational frequency, including ourselves, it makes sense that sound frequencies impact how we feel. That’s why particular songs and types of music often bring about specific types of emotions. Vibrational sound healing therapy (sound bath) can retune your body, mind and spirit, while encouraging relaxation, healing and wellness. These sessions use therapeutic crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks and other sound vibration tools. The combination of tones and vibrations that produce a state of tranquility and act as a massage for the nervous system create a state of vibrational balance and harmony.

Participants are encouraged to be in a resting position. Best if on the floor with a yoga mat or a portable reclining chair but sitting up also works. Many enjoy having a light sheet or blanket to place over them.

Simply rest with eyes closed and listen as the practitioner plays a variety of instruments and you “bathe” in the soothing sounds and vibrations. Sound frequencies slow down the brain waves to a deeply restorative state which activates the body’s system of self-healing. Crystal bowls are tuned to chakras as well as the tuning forks. The gong, bowls and tuning forks helps release tension in the body and stimulates the glandular and nervous system. Vocal chanting sometimes is added which further releases stagnant energy of the organs and as in singing lifts our spirit. As in humming and sound frequency, nitric oxide is release and enhances our cellular state within.

Sharon has been on her journey since 2000, trained in Woodstock, NY with Master trainers of Sound and Frequency. She is a Qigong Practitioner, Senior Trainer of IIQTC Tai Chi Easy Leader, certified in various Tai Chi Health forms, Master Reiki and energy healer, and completed studies in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)

Class sessions will be held on Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 2:30 to 3:30 at River House (179 Marine St.  St. Augustine 32084)

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

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