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Dr. John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D., is a pioneer in the field of sound healing. He is the founder of BioSonic Repatterning™, author of Human Tuning, Music And Sound In The Healing Arts, and numerous research papers on the molecular effects of sound.  He teaches a practical approach to sound healing with forty years of clinical practice integrating science, spiritual traditions, and energy medicine.

Zacciah Blackburn, PhD teaches internationally, and, at the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies in Vermont, is Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network, and working board member of the Sound and Music Alliance.

He, also offers world musical instruments, and sound healing tools, at




Mitchell L Gaynor, M.D.,is Founder and President of Gaynor Integrative Oncology, Assistant Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College.  He has held numerous prestigious positions in the medical field of oncology, is an author, and lecturer.



David Newman, or Durga Das, as he is also known, is a Kirtan Chant Artist, sacred singer songwriter and a practitioner and educator of Bhakti Yoga - the Yoga of Love. David travels extensively sharing Kirtan, devotional music and the spiritual, meditative and musical aspects of Yoga. David's music embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a deep respect for India's ancient chant tradition. David records for the Nutone Music Label. His CDs include Lotus Feet: A Kirtan Revolution, Soul Freedom, Leap of Grace: The Hanuman Chalisa, Love Peace Chant, a CD/DVD set entitled Into the Bliss and his latest release To Be Home. His live Kirtans are joyous, ecstatic, uplifting and exploding with energy. A dedicated Chant Troubadour, David tours throughout the world with his wife Mira, a celebrated devotional singer, recording artist and percussionist. He is also the author of Merging with Grace and the founder of Yoga On Main in Philadelphia.

Harpist, singer and composer Therese Schroeder-Sheker has maintained dual careers in music and palliative medicine. She made her Carnegie hall debut in 1980, and concertizes all over the world. She founded the palliative medical modality of music-thanatology and the Chalice of Repose Project.


tn.rg1c-300-head.jpgRich Goodhart is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and recording artist working with world music in non-traditional forms. He has composed and produced six albums of progressive World Music. His recordings have been hailed as "The ultimate soundtrack to one's most private ritual dream" by New Age Retailer magazine. Originally a keyboardist, for the past 25 years he has also been a hand drummer and world music multi-instrumentalist and has studied with master musicians of Africa, India, America and Indonesia. He has performed and collaborated with many highly regarded musicians, dancers and writers.

His Sound Healing studies include a ten year close personal association with Divine Sound Master Saruah Benson, intensive training with Tom Kenyon and additional studies with Russill Paul, Dabadi Thaayrohyadi, Fiona Whitmore, the work of Chloe Goodchild, Jonathan Goldman, Don Campbell and many others.


      Rich is also a Qigong and Tai Chi instructor and for many years has been a regular teacher on the Omega Institute staff core faculty and has also taught at the Kripalu Center.





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