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Student Testimonials and Reviews of our Vibrational Sound Therapy Class with Himalayan Singing Bowls
 
Please read the below comments and experiences with our courses from certified students. The VSA offers the best certification classes using Sound Therapy and Singing Bowls for relaxation and wellness. Join a workshop today.
 
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Can't say enough about Jeff and his team. Kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. Stellar experience. I left feeling supported and equipped to start right away. Thanks to VSA for all you do!

Kim A.  Boulder, Colorado

 

I'm so glad I took this class! I've been using a variety of sound now in my private sessions and classes for 20 years now. I was hopeful that he could teach me a new way of working with the bowls. Jeff did not disappoint me! Great class, great information, wonderful pace, amazing bowls to play with... what a fun, expansive week! Loved our Boston group!! Thank you Jeff for all that you do!

Brenda C  Farmingdale, Massachusetts

 

Surpassed my expectations for an effective healing/relaxing modality! This training is a wonderful balance of theory, hands-on, humor, camaraderie, and counsel. Highly recommend!

Amy R.  Lees Summit, Missouri

 

The class was taught in an organized, professional manner, the class materials are informative and the instructors created a fun and relaxed environment.  Beth and Karen are great!

Maggie R.  Chicago, Illinois

 

Jeff Howard has fine-tuned the art of making singing bowls and has developed a thorough treatment program that can be used on its own or melded harmoniously with other therapies.
I'm looking forward to delving further into this modality and offering it to my clients!

Patsy J  College Station, Texas

 

I am so excited to be learning VST technique from Jeff! In the first two practice sessions I have had immediate relief from various traveling ailments. Tight hamstrings and bloating. The practice sessions with my peers helped move those blockages and rejuvinate my energy. It's really quite an amazing experience for me as both the client and the novice practitioner.

Beth D.  Detroit Michigan

 

Erica is wonderful! She taught everything from an unbaised standpoint and was able to share several of her own experiences with sound and insights on her business!

Octavia D. Bozeman, Montana

 

Great friendships were made.
Jeff was very professional. The class was given in such a way, that was appropriate for all walks of life.
Great information was taught.
Our practice was very educating.
An array of awesome bowls were on sit-available to try out, purchase and bring home with us.
I had a lot of fun.
I would highly recommend it!!

Tobi R.G.  Running Springs, California

 

I attended Jeff's 6-day class in Chicagoland in the summer of 2016. Jeff and his crew provided everything we needed for the class including tables, pillows, binders for each student full of informative literature, and lots and lots of signing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs and many other interesting musical devices for us to compare and practice with. His class was very professional and well-organized and he followed his own protocol and teachings with us while also giving the students an opportunity to share and experiment.
The modality itself is very relaxing to the point that, as "students" we wanted to stay aware even during our own treatments, but were so relaxed that most of us almost immediately fell asleep on the table.
I love this modality so much and I am craving to one day offer it to so many more people.
Thank you Jeff and your Nebraska crew. You do a very nice job with teaching and outreach.

Tanya B.  Schaumburg, Illinois

 

Loved both Beth and Karen's style, dedication, knowledge and experience. They made us feel at ease and supported through out the week.

Adriana S. Chicago, Illinois

 

I had The most amazing time learning awesome new ways of alternative healing, experiencing with my classmates different and positive responses of our bodies , in a very nice atmosphere and from the best teachers, thank you Jeff and Beth.

Ely Kilmer  Los Angeles, California - Chiapas Mexico

 

The Vibrational Sound Therapy Association provides an excellent hands on, deeply relaxing, informative and multi-leveled modality for healing. I am very excited about the possibilities of where I will use this training. Many thanks to Jeff Howard a trainer extraordinaire! His training was delivered knowledgeably and with humor; a winning combination.

Jeanette Ethridge  Santa Rosa, California

 

Amazing experience and fantastic genuine and attentive teacher !

Tara M.  Chicago, Illinois

 

I felt very comfortable in this class.  Erica is really good at her job and made everyone feel welcome and able to do this.

Barb B. Highland Park, IL

 

I am honored to be part of this association filled with kind and caring people. The Zen singing bowls are amazing. My life has changed in so many wonderful ways since I have taken my first training with the VSA and using the Zen bowls in my practice.

Kathy L.  (Hypnotist)  Seattle, Washington

 

I truly loved Beth and Karen! They make a great team, and both are so welcoming, and approachable.

Kristen S. Saline, Michigan

 

Great training, can't wait to add this modality to my practice.

Kathi T  (Nurse) Willamina, Oregon

 

Fantastic class and wonderful instructors! The classroom atmosphere is both fun and accommodating to your needs. All the information is professionally delivered, easily understood and applied. Specifically, I love how they've put together the workbook binder that both visually guides you in diagrams and is explained in writing. The teachings of the process are very systematic. Plan on immediately going to work. I did. The proper knowledge and training to start your business is adequate the minute you return home. My clients sure are happy that I took this class! They are having positive results immediately.

Michelle M.  (Yoga Instructor and Retired Firefighter)  Beaver, Utah

 

Erica was very intuitive and definitely has passion for teaching and sharing vibrational sound therapy!

Michelle V. Boulder City, Nevada

 

The VSA sound healing training is in-depth, experiential and educational. The founder, Jeff Howard, is a remarkable instructor offering students science based information that goes hand in hand with the knowledge of using and applying various types of singing and vibrational bowls on and around the body. I would recommend this course to anyone. Weather you are a practitioner or simply enjoy singing bowls, the VSA training is amazing and will serve you well.

Denisa Ronzani  (Meditation Center Owner)  Evergreen, Colorado

 

Vibrational Sound Training intrigued me. Jeff's knowledge and passion is apparent as he presents the material for us to follow as well as support us in expressing our individual work. VST has enhanced the sessions for my clients as well as myself!

Mary F.  (LMT)  Chicago, Illinois

 

I really enjoyed the training I received through the Vibrational Sound Association. It has great information and everything we needed (plus more) was provided! I am so excited to start using this work in my career. Thank you so much Jeff Howard!

Heather O.  Milton, Wisconsin

 

Erica is a wealth of knowledge and her comments have motivated me to begin further studies.  I appreciate her enthusiasm for this work. She was on-point, kind , well-prepared and respectful of her students regardless of skill levels coming into class. 

Julie S. Westcliffe CO

 

Found this course because a client of my had purchased a singing bowl that I ended talking her out of. I was so intrigued with the singing bowl I knew I had to learn more. That's when I came across Vibrational Sound Association. I've worked as a massage therapist long enough to know that things don't just come to you for no reason. And when the student is ready the teacher will come. That's when I found Vibrational Sound Association and Jeff Howard.

This course is awesome. I have never felt this relaxed and peaceful after a massage, The bowls take the experience to a whole different level of relaxation. We had an awesome group!!!
And for me what I noticed is that things that would normally trigger me weren't after this class. I feel like a different person. And now I can have my clients have the same experience.

A experience you don't want to miss.

Jeff Howard you are the BEST and my HERO!!!!

Christine J.  (LMT)  North Aurora, Illinois

 

Beth was amazing! Had a great group of people and really enjoyed learning about the bowls. Very interesting.

Lesley D. Manchester, Connecticut

 

Sound vibration is the next step to stress reduction in the body. The sound of the bowl soothes the mind, and the vibration of the bowl soothes the energetic blocks in the body caused by stress. Jeff Howard is an excellent instructor and has taught others. If you do have the opportunity to work with Jeff or any of the VSA certified instructors you will understand that you are learning from the best. I was at the VSA Conference which was a fantastic experience in meeting, networking, and learning. We learned shorter 15 minute and 30 minute treatments and I felt a change in me even in that short time. I love VST and VSA. I also bought new tools and new bowls that will allow more opportunities to happen with getting new clients, retreats, and a full fledged business in Vibrational Sound Treatments! Love Love Love VSA!!!!

Sandy S.  Manchester, New Hampshire

 

This class exceeded my expectations in so many ways! I had been on the fence about enrolling but am so glad that I did. The exceptional materials provided, the attention to detail, and the caring and thought that went into the planning make this an exceptionally high quality workshop.Spending 6 days with other like minded people (instructor and classmates) was fantastic. Experimenting with the bowls and the hands on practice was most certainly the highlight of the week! The bowls are absolutely amazing! The state of relaxation that they bring is only the tip of the iceberg, and I believe they should be experienced by everyone! I highly recommend this class to anyone who is interested in exploring vibrational sound therapy.

Lori Q. T.  Sarasota, Florida

 

There are no words for this course; only sound. ^_^ Jeff is amazing. The bowls are amazing. The content is amazing. The effects are lasting. Just take the course and see. The only thing you will lose is negative vibes, but those of course will be replaced with the love only Himalayan bowls can give.

Nalia S.  (Massage Therapist)  Atlanta, Georgia

 

Beth & Karen are a phenomenal, warm, and welcoming team. I felt at ease as soon as I walked in the room. All questions were answered thoughtfully and the information was shared in a way that was easy to grasp. Thank you for sharing this healing modality and I look forward to more training opportunities with VSA in the future!

Erica B. Saint Clair Shores , Michigan

 

I am so filled with delight about the class and all I have learned. It's so much more than I imagined. I am thrilled with the expansive content and the attention to detail, all the science, all the cool things that vibration can do...

Kandi A.  Adamstown, Maryland

 

If I could give this course more stars I would! Jeff was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!! He was everything you'd want an instructor to be...knowledgeable, thoughtful, flexible, humorous, and most of all intentional...and delivered a course that I'm certain is the next wave in natural/holistic healing. This is not a course just for therapists, but for anyone who is enthusiastic about sound and vibration and the body's natural ability to heal itself. And if that's not enough, my classmates were all beautiful souls. What a joy to meet and spend six days with kind, smart, soulful, spirited, like-minded people committed to supporting people as they create their most happy and healthy lives.

Kourtney B.  (School Principal)  Brooklyn, New York

 

Erica was a great teacher and such a lovely person!

Anastacia B.  Hotchkiss, CO

 

Thanks to Jeff Howard and the Vibrational Sound Association, there is a vehicle for us humans to learn how to work with the magic of Himalayan singing bowls.  All "things" are vibration: thoughts, rocks, kisses, cancerous tumors... when our own vibration gets out of sync from stress and other stuff things happen: dis-ease, illness, depression... The vibration and sound of the Bowls retrains our bodies to vibrate as they were meant to and it relaxes the brain so that the body can do its amazing healing work.  Jeff presents all of the Bowl information (history, how to, etc.) in a thoroughly researched and well-rounded manner and with his open and friendly demeanor he inspires us all to vibrate with the Bowls!

Faun F.  (Attorney)  New Orleans, Louisiana

 

This class was incredible. The material is well-researched in a way that appeals to all kinds of people. I never knew singing bowls could impact my life so much. My classmates were rockstars and the instructor was thorough and patient. I can't wait to work with people and help them relax.

Christa L.C.  Palm Coast, Florida

 

The VSA changed my career path completely. I started the program because of a hunch! I knew there was something to sound healing...Most trainings/workshop/certification programs are only 1-3 days, while this is a full week of completely immersing yourself in this technique. I wanted more than the average program and that is what I got. The world of sound healing is sooooo vast, and this program was really a nice kick off to what is to come. Their warehouse of sound healing tools is also amazing, and I almost do not trust buying singing bowls from anyone besides them!

Mo C.  St. Louis, Missouri

 

Erica is outstanding, eloquent, knowledgeable, professional, focused, beautiful and a born gifted teacher.

Cindy S. Lubbock, Texas

 

This was a great class. I’ve always loved singing bowls but had no idea how powerful they really they can be.  With our everyday lives we are often under different types of stresses that can cause us many different problems. These are wonderful tools for relaxing and releasing stress and also pain on many levels. Watching myself and the other ladies in class open up and release their stress while finding their own journey was life changing for me.

Dona L.  (Hypnotist and Business Owner)  San Pedro, California

 

From the first day of class I knew this was something special. From the well thought out manual to the expert teaching, each day brought a new awareness of how to assist people in relaxation, meditation and general well being using Himalayan Singing Bowls. Jeff Howard our instructor and CEO of the Vibrational Sound Association teaches with authority, expertise and compassion. I have taken many courses and would count this as one of the best.

Susan D.  (Business Owner and Author)  Sanibel, Florida

 

Hi! I'm thankful for getting these amazing course; the vibrational sounds it very helpful for your sickness and helping to regenerate your condition ! ❤️

Martha V.  Tampa, Florida

 

VSA is truly a wonderful and peaceful group. Everything about it the training, the people, the tools are first class zen. It's one the best trainings I have received in my career . Jeff Howard's heart is in this organization and you can feel it.

Patricia W.  Chicago, Illinios

 

Jeff Howard serves up a first class operation with the VSA. I AM so grateful to be a part of a group of like minded people willing to help other people move forward in their lives. ❤

Amber H.  Shoreline, Washington

 

I have been doing Sound Therapy for 10 yrs and have studied with several different teachers, all having different techniques in the treatments that they offer. VSA teaches a very effective and simple techniques that do not require large numbers of bowls and was found to be very effective. I would recommend this class to beginners and those who want to add new tools to their toolbar can. My clients have found the sessions to be very effective.

Everitt, A   (Yoga Instructor)   Austin, TX


I took the 6 day, level 1-4 workshop is Sedona. It truly blew my mind. I anticipated the relaxation I would feel, but certainly not to the extent I did, and I NEVER anticipated the very deep meditative state I found myself in time and again. The entire experience was deep, blissful, and profound. Thank you, Jeff.

Julie F.  (LMT)  Portland, OR

 

The VSA sound healing training is in-depth, experiential and educational. The founder, Jeff Howard, is a remarkable instructor offering students science based information that goes hand in hand with the knowledge of using and applying various types of singing and vibrational bowls on and around the body. I would recommend this course to anyone. Weather you are a practitioner or simply enjoy singing bowls, the VSA training is amazing and will serve you well.

Denisa R.   (Meditation Studio Owner)   Denver, CO

 

Beth and Karen provided a relaxed and friendly environment that encouraged everyone in the class to interact with each other, have fun and learn.

Lynn O.  Trenton, Michigan

 

Vibrational Sound Training intrigued me. Jeff's knowledge and passion is apparent as he presents the material for us to follow as well as support us in expressing our individual work. VST has enhanced the sessions for my clients as well as myself!

Mary F.   (LMT)    Chicago, IL

 

This is quite a potent healing and relaxation technique. The training offers a lot of information on the power of frequency and entrainment practices, and you get to observe for yourself, as both a practitioner and a recipient, the gentle realignment that occurs with vibrational sound healing. The specially designed bowls are incredible healing tools. If you're thinking about it, go for it!

Bryan P.  (PHD and Float Tank Business Owner)  Sedona, AZ

 

I really enjoyed the training I received through the Vibrational Sound Association. It has great information and everything we needed (plus more) was provided! I am so excited to start using this work in my career. Thank you so much Jeff Howard!

Heather O.   (LMT)   Milton, WI

 

Beth was the best instructor we could have wished for. She knows the material well and displayed good leadership qualities while still being approachable. She was prepared to answer all questions and and seemed genuinely concerned to help each of us do our very best in the class and gain as much as we could out of it before we set off into the world on our own. Taking the class was the one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.

Helen Y.  Columbus, Ohio

 

When a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to take this class, I immediately said "I'm in". I'd always been attracted to the singing bowls and the idea of using them for a higher purpose. I had only one small bowl for meditation so I wasn't sure what I was walking into, I just knew I wanted to attend.
I'm sooo glad I allowed myself this experience! Our learning environment, structure of the class and our teacher, Jeff Howard was the Best!! Also, each and every person in the room added something to the magic.
I'm so greatful for the knowledge and transforming experience of attending this informative, stimulating and Oh So Relaxing workshop. I highly recomend this class to anyone interested.
Big love and appreciation

Carrie H.    Redondo Beach, CA

 

I had an awesome time and experience with them. Thank you so much.

Sato K.  (Yoga Instructor)  Hawaii

 

Vibrational Sound Therapy Association offers sound healing training and certification through modalities that are based on research based evidence. Unlike other associations out there, VSA owner, Jeff Howard, realizes the importance of teaching practitioners and enthusiasts the science behind why psychoacoustics is effective and educates his classes on debunking myths and misinformation. The modality that VSA uses teaches the intersectionality of ancient spiritual practices and religion with modern day vibrational therapies and practices. What is particularly exceptional about VSA is that it teaches practitioners to offer sound therapy to a very broad demographic, including those in higher education and other so-called mainstream populations because it stresses the data behind why sound is the new medicine. This training is excellent for psychologists, medical practitioners, health educators, mental health advocates, massage therapists, energy workers and anyone who is working with individuals suffering with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, insomnia, and other ailments. I highly recommend Vibrational Sound Association as it will greatly add to your skill set and enhance your ability to work with individuals seeking help for physical and emotional problems.

Makeba R.J.  (Public Health Educator) Atlanta, GA

 

This is a very interesting process. Having been trained and practicing now for over a year I find that I am still in awe of client's reaction to sound and vibrational therapy. At first I would conduct a session just as I was taught. I then started to be more intuitive in my practice sensing my clients reaction as I'm going through the session and adjusting it accordingly. My training was exceptional with VSA. I would recommend and have this modality to anyone interested.

Frank T.  (Retired) Chicago, IL

 

It truly was a blessing to be part of the VSA Sedona June 2016 Training. For 20 years, I have dabbled with Singing Bowls, playing for my own pleasure and healing, and that of family and friends. I wished to delve deeper into the Bowls healing properties. I Googled for a workshop in Phoenix and found VSA and quickly enrolled in the Sedona class. It was pure magic. From the ethereal beauty of Sedona, the energizing crystal filled studio, the gentle souls of my fellow participants, and of course our facilitator and founder of VSA, Jeff Howard. By sharing his extensive knowledge of all aspects of the Singing Bowls, Jeff was an inspiration to us all. Much learning, healing and laughter happened during the training. Beyond my expectations, it expanded my awareness of the beauty and mystery of Singing Bowls.

Sally S.  (Teacher)  Phoenix, AZ

 

This course is straightforward but very intense. Expect it to change you!

I have been a massage therapist for 16 years and working with alchemy crystal bowls for over seven years. My journey had started Himalayan metal bowls before that. In this course I got to experience the depth and the power of them. I was truly amazed!

You learn the science behind sound therapy and techniques that can be used by themselves or as an adjunct to other modalities. It has a well put together manual with pictures that are easy to follow. The sound tools are wonderful with a large selection to choose from.

Jeff Howard is a great teacher - down-to-earth and engaging.
I feel very honored to now have in my life the beautiful people this course brought together.

Overall, this course goes above and beyond! Don't miss out!
Rita Taylor  (LMT)  Souix Falls, SD

 

I found this course because a client of my had purchased a singing bowl that I ended talking her out of. I was so intrigued with the singing bowl I knew I had to learn more. That's when I came across Vibrational Sound Association. I've worked as a massage therapist long enough to know that things don't just come to you for no reason. And when the student is ready the teacher will come. That's when I found Vibrational Sound Association and Jeff Howard.

This course is awesome. I have never felt this relaxed and peaceful after a massage, The bowls take the experience to a whole different level of relaxation. We had an awesome group!!!
And for me what I noticed is that things that would normally trigger me weren't after this class. I feel like a different person. And now I can have my clients have the same experience.

A experience you don't want to miss.

Jeff Howard you are the BEST and my HERO!!!!

In Peace, Love and Light,
Chris J.   (LMT)   Chicago, IL

 

Hi, I have just returned from Vibrational Sound Association and want to thank you very much for the gift of sound, light, love and soul you gave us all. It was deeply profound. And so many levels of being and then expanding and yet contracting. I experienced new sensations and consciousness.
This will be the most profound, useful, expansive sound or any healing course you will ever experience. May your journey be blessed and your heart be full. Namaste

Sergei V. (Yoga Instructor) Calgary, AB Canada

 

I took the 6 day, level 1-4 workshop is Sedona. It truly blew my mind. I anticipated the relaxation I would feel, but certainly not to the extent I did, and I NEVER anticipated the very deep meditative state I found myself in time and again. The entire experience was deep, blissful, and profound. Thank you, Jeff.

Julie F.  (LMT)  Portland, OR

 

The training delivered what it promised. It covered the practical and business aspects of VS. Since I have used quartz crystal bowls and gong for several years both in groups and private sessions, I particularly enjoyed learning about the use of the therapy bowls. When VSA says 'intensive', they mean it. It took me three days to come down from the vibrational high I experienced during the class. For anyone in the holistic field, or for individuals working on their own healing process, I highly recommend it. :-)

Emily S. (Yoga Instructor) Phoenix, AZ

 

I just completed my level four certification at VSM. Top notch instructors. Honest and knowledgeable. I will use what I learned in my massage practice and personal life.

Connie H (LMT) Emerson, NE

 

November 2014 I completed the vibrational sound massage course. During the hands-on training I experience sleeping through the night after six years of no sleep due to chronic pain, what a blessing to sleep without morphine pain patches!
For the two years I've been working with the Zen Bowls The rheumatoid arthritis In my hands has improved The pain are used to feel my hands is gone, even the knots in my joints are shrinking, my friends can see the difference I must take photos!! it's totally amazing how much has changed and transformed in my life

Deborah W. (Self Employed) Martinsville, OH

 

Tons of info in a light and fun atmosphere. Would recommend for anyone looking to set themselves apart from the crowd; no matter your practice.

Tegan F.  (LMT)   Los Angeles CA

 

My life was changed by taking this course. My love for sound and vibrational healing became more full and rich with in a week. The therapeutic bowls are a must for any sound practitioner. If you are thinking about taking this class do it!!!!
Go in with an open heart, and a open mind, and you will receive a lot!!

VJ H.  (Sound Therapist)  Lincoln, NE

 

I didn't really know what I was getting into when I took the VSA course. I am a professional Sound Meditation Leader and, luckily, the opportunity caught my attention. Bonding with other students around sound was rewarding in itself. Concentrating on what intentional / sacred sound can do for a week was delicious.

Having hands-on access to four hundred different bowls - styles and materials from around the world, new and old, not so expensive and very expensive - was perhaps the best part for me.

I'd always wanted to try bowls I'd only heard about or seen in photos, and this was my chance. Every day I played bowls, and I had two paradoxical responses:
(1) Whew! That saved me some money, I really thought I'd like those _______ bowls. And
(2) Ah! Take my money, I really DO like these _______ bowls.
There's no better way to shop and learn than to have a whole week to make sounds in a leisurely manner.

If you're into bowls / meditation / sacred sound, this course is a worthy one. It's the best way to bond with the bowls that are meant to be yours, all while learning. -

Preston K. (Musician) Chicago, IL

 

VSM course was packed with relevant and up to date information on sound, gongs, bells and singing bowls. VSM provides a powerful technique and structured method for the application of singing bowls on the human body. This enables the therapeutic benefits of the Zen singing bowls to be transferred directly to the person receiving the sound vibration massage. My friends, family members, and clients are amazed at how much stress and tension is released from their bodies after just one session.

I AM VERY GRATEFUL I finally have a non-invasive healing and therapeutic gift to share with those who are receptive to improved health and wellness through sound and vibration.

Rochelle, J.  (Retired Military) Minneapolis, MN

 

It is a good class, and one that shows a lot of potential.

Joseph W.   Rhome, TX