HANDPAN/SOUND BATH WITH RESTORATIVE YOGA
Embark on a restorative journey of restful yoga poses with lyrical handpan music & poetry followed by a sound bath.
Join us for an evening of yoga and healing sound. This practice is designed to create a deep state of rest and relaxation, and allow you to leave feeling invigorated and renewed.
Laurie VanCott will guide you through restorative yoga poses while Thomas Schroyer plays melodic eastern-inspired handpan music, with a special guest appearance by local poet Chelan Harkin reading poetry in between poses.
Then we will dive deeper into release and create further healing and calm with a sound bath by Thomas with gongs, Tibetan bowls, and low bass drums. The sound healing instruments can be very powerful as these instruments have calming effects and can bring you into a deep state of meditation.
Thomas's background in creating music for travel films and theater has greatly influenced his approach to sound baths. Laurie VanCott is a yoga instructor and physical therapist whose focus is to bring wellness and health into our lives by integrating the wisdom and knowledge of eastern and western medicine.
All you need to do is relax with an open mind and let the sounds take you deep into your inner journey!!!
WHAT TO BRING
Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat & water. There will be blankets and props available for you to use, but feel free to bring your own for maximum comfort.
More about Thomas:
International performer and yoga practitioner for over 25 years, Thomas Schroyer has been playing ethnic music since the 90’s deeply influenced by tribal trance music and mideastern world percussion. His vision is to bring peace through his music in these changing times.
Thomas resides in Portland and loves traveling with his handpan playing along the river or in the forest where you can catch him napping in his hammock.
His recordings and sound bath information can be found at HandpanMusings.com
More about Laurie:
Laurie VanCott, MSPT is a yoga instructor & physical therapist. Currently she teaches yoga in Hood River, Oregon, and online three days a week. She loves the community-feel of practicing and teaching, and during the pandemic has continued to evolve her style for all levels to come together and feel connected. You can find out more about joining her classes and yoga retreats at gorgeyoga.com.
As a physical therapist, Laurie has combined yoga and PT for over 20 years. She teaches a national continuing education course for healthcare professionals on Yoga & Meditation for Pelvic Health. Locally, she practices physical therapy in Hood River and is the clinical coordinator for the Mommy & Baby Wellness program and speaker on Yoga & Meditation for the Persistent Pain Education program.
When not geeking out on neuroscience or on her yoga mat, Laurie enjoys time in the outdoors, dancing, and being in community with family and friends.