I am delighted to announce three upcoming Soundbath Meditation events with Simi Roche in Carrickalinga, SA in August 2015, November 2015, and January 2016.
Simi is one of Australia’s most renowned Ashtanga Yoga practitioners and teachers. She teaches classes both in Carrickalinga south of Adelaide, and in Adelaide city at the Adelaide Ashtanga Yoga Shala.
I’ll be presenting three Sound-Meditation events for Simi. Please see flyer for more details and dates. Bookings essential. Contact Simi to book, details on the flyer.
What a beautiful experience to perform and sing to babies! All of last week I joined Sally Chance, Stephen Noonan and Felecia Hick to perform the choreographed baby work “Nursery” for the Come Out Children’s Festival. Thankyou to all those who brought their little ones along to experience it!
All sound is in the present moment. The holistic energy of sound is the perfect means to open yourself to your inner spirit, to find your balance and your joy.
During this special long weekend, tune in to the resonance of Himalayan singing bowls, gongs, cosmic tone drums, flutes and other harmonic vibrations. Open to inner stillness with guided meditations and mantras. Gaze across the Australian plain in quietude with the ancient sounds of didgeridoo, drum and voice.
Presented by therapeutic sound and music practitioner Heather Frahn and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Rose, with guided meditations and mantra recitation lead by Swami Dayananda (Nancy Jackson).
Relax and rejuvenate during a “Soundbath” of instruments
Open yourself to the reverberations of Sanskrit mantras
Learn techniques that embrace sound for personal insight
Unveil your own musical capacities with drums and singing bowls
Enjoy good company, great food and a lush garden oasis
Full retreat includes all programs, outstanding vegetarian meals, and shared accommodation from Friday, 4pm through Monday, 2.30pm.
Investment $495 Full • $475 concession or early-bird full payment by September 1st. Please contact Lokananda 08 8581 1758 email@example.com to hold your place. If you have a discount code please inform when booking.
Lokananda Retreat Centre is just 1½ hrs from Adelaide’s CBD. 9 Main Street, Point Pass, SA 8581 1758
This insightful and moving film celebrates the sound and music program within the Arts in Health at FMC program.
The film launch will followed by a panel discussion Chaired by Amanda Duthie, Director, Adelaide Film Festival with guests: Rolf de Heer, Harry T Tregilgas, Heather Frahn and Emeritus Prof Ian Gibbins(neuroscientist).
Live music, food and drinks will be provided, with the screening of previously commissioned Arts in Health at FMC films from 5.30pm.
Tickets: $20 /$10 conc. All proceeds from the sale of tickets will support the work of Arts in Health at FMC.
I had such a fun day at the Marion Celebrates Festival running my Holistic Sound Therapy stall. I’d never managed my own stall before, so it was a great experience, and I loved it! I met many gracious people during the day who had a mini sound session with me. Some had never even seen a Himalayan Singing Bowl before! So it was a wonderful opportunity for me to introduce them to the healing powers of harmonic sound. Thank you all who came along to share in sacred sound with me, and have a little quiet time in this busy world. If you would like to study sound therapy, click here… Or if you would like your own personalised Holistic Sound Therapy treatment please email me for information, I’d be happy to work with you!
News just in Australia! … Look no further for professional training in Sound Therapy modalities!
Below is a free PDF 2015 Australian course prospectus from the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST). Principal Lyz Cooper, will be visiting Australia for the third time in August to teach a range of their professional diploma courses.
I have been lucky enough to receive professional training and mentoring over the years in Sound Therapy with BAST, as well as others in the USA, UK and Europe in Sound Healing, Holistic Voice, Drum Circles, Gong Therapy, Sound Massage and more.
I can highly recommend the BAST Sound Therapy courses, and advise anyone interested in a career in this field to consider investing in professional training. BAST is also fully recognised by the IICT as a Registered Training Organisation, and all professional training by BAST is recognised by IICT Insurance.
I am happy to announce that there are opportunities for residents in Australia and New Zealand to study Sound Therapy in 2015. Feel free to contact me if you have any queries as I’ve been working with BAST since they started teaching in Australia a few ago. You can email me at creations [at] heatherfrahn [dot] com
I was delighted to hear from my friend Neal Vincent Powell, that he wanted to make a portrait artwork of me! We met back in the day at visual arts school in the late 90’s ~ I studied jewellery design there. I asked if he would say a little something about himself so I could share his story with you all.
He created the portrait from a photo of me with my Irish Bouzouki. It was a happy time in life, and the photo, and portrait has captured it! Thank you Neal!
Neal Vincent Powell: I came from England and arrived in Australia in 1971; 44years ago earlier this month. This means that I have lived in South Australia for 44years; I thinks that makes me an Australian. My art, has always been there for me. My design teacher in high school said I should be in an art school, but that waited till 1997. I met Heather Frahn at North Adelaide School of Art, which is where I found out she was a singer and songer writer. I went to some gigs and was amazed at her powerful vocals and passion; there are elements in Heather’s song that link with me personally and remind me of elements from my past be it a song from long ago or a memory. Art & Music have a positive role in society because they bring people together. They hopefully make people think and feel and be happy in some way.
Thanks to Joshua MacCluer from TransVolve, I had the opportunity to be interviewed for their YouTube broadcast channel. I had the chance to talk about the power of conscious music, the transformative energy of sound therapy, and how these can help inspire our world.
Joshua is an amazing guy, being a versatile performer and coach in demand worldwide as a performing musician in a wide range of styles, educator, performance coach, producer and arranger.
TransVolve’s mission is an approach to personal skill development combines techniques from classical music performance, professional sport, movement arts, meditation, nutrition, pedagogy, neuroscience, biohacking, information technology, philosophy and business. TransVolve unites these diverse techniques with a philosophy based on continual self-improvement and a passion for the joyful act of learning, coaching, and teamwork.
In addition to the interview Joshua did with me, there are numerous other fantastic interviews with some interesting people from around the world.
Thankyou Joshua! It was wonderful speaking with you, and being part of the TransVolve mission.
Press play below, make ya’self a cuppa, and relax back listening in to our conversation.
We, that’s me, plus fellow conscious music songwriter Debra Gibson from The Rising Lotus, with multi-instrumentalist music legend Chris Finnen, and director & principal yoga teacher Loretta Voivodich from Unfold Yoga, are collectively hosting a special concert titled “Songs of Awakening”.
About the “Songs of Awakening” Concert
Gather in Sacred space and journey deep into your Heart with the music of Heather Frahn, Chris Finnen & The Rising Lotus for an intimate evening concert at the beautiful Unfold Yoga & Wellbeing studio. This is a truly magikal and intimate opportunity to immerse yourself in the healing power of uplifting, inspiring, conscious music with some of Adelaide’s finest musical gems.
This evening of co-creation will be an immersion into a spiritual, sensory landscape of rich sounds – a blend of crafted songs, gentle, free-flowing, reflective musical improvisation and guided meditation. Space is limited, so advanced booking is highly encouraged for you to enjoy this intimate and powerfully healing sound experience.
When: Friday 24th April, 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start (finish approx. 9.45pm) Where: Unfold Yoga & Well-being, Hack St. Mt. Barker Investment:
Super Supporter $50 Reserved front row seating, inlcudes a signed CD of Heather Frahn’s “Be the Change” and The Rising Lotus “Inner Revolution” – book by 10th April
VIP Earlybird $25 Reserved seating – book by 10th April
Unfold is a gorgeous studio space centrally located off of the main street of Mount Barker, but also tucked away at the top of a no-through road surrounded by some of the oldest trees in the area. With large windows all round, it is a light filled studio, with elevated views to inspire wellbeing and rest. Seating is by cushions on the floor with some chairs available. Chai and sweets available, but please BYO water bottle. Carparking is available onsite and adjacent streets. Visitwww.unfoldyogawellbeing.com
As Special Guest, I’m excited to announce I am playing with Markandeya at the Church of Trinity on March 26th!
CLICK ON VIDEO ABOVE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC!
It feels great to be on board for this concert… I’ll be opening the stage with some heart crafted songs before Swedish Visionary Pop Roots Duo, Markandeya play in Adelaide for the first time.
When Markandeya played in Byron Bay and Sydney in October last year the crowds LOVED their music and they were begged to come back…so here they are about to launch an Australian tour at OneSpace in Sydney with peformances following Melbourne, Byron Spirit Festival, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Gosford before heading to Indonesia to play Bali Spirit Fest! LISTEN ON SPOTIFY
Inspiring, life-affirming music for heart and soul
Dare to step out on Thursday, 26th March
at the ever popular Trinity Sessions Venue Church of Trinity, 318 Goodwood Road
for a special night of LIVE uplifting music.
This event is also a celebration and launch of the first concert for the
NEW OneSpace National Conscious Music Touring Circuit in Adelaide.
Doors open at 6.30pm for Connect Time Delicious vegetarian food available from Nicki at Clear Hills BioDynamic Farm. CD signings and supper available after the show for Reflect Time