ONLINE VSA Singing Bowl Vibrational Sound Therapy Certification Course September 1-30, 2023
What: VSA Vibrational Sound Therapy Singing Bowl Certification Course
This immersive, interactive course is designed to ensure that upon graduation, our students will fully understand and be able to professionally practice Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST) with Himalayan Singing Bowls. This course is designed for both new practitioners and experienced sound workers. Vibrational Sound Therapy is a relaxation modality using singing bowls on the body one-on-one with a client. All graduates are required to complete 15 probono sessions within 6 months of graduation from the course as well as obtain liability insurance to receive their Certification from the Vibrational Sound Association. Once certification is achieved, our Certified Practitioners can begin asking clients for compensation and embark on their professional careers in VST.
This class is approved for CEUs for massage therapists from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)> Our 6-day certification class qualifies for 42 hours of credit.
Who: This course requires no prerequisites other than the willingness and ability to follow easy to learn methods using singing bowls and other instruments. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or new to the world of sound healing, this immersive online certification course is perfect for anyone looking to master the art of Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST) using singing bowls. After completion of the class, you will have the skills, confidence, and support to practice Vibrational Sound Therapy professionally.
When: September 1-30, 2023 Online at your own pace.
This is an online course you can take at your own pace.
Included in the cost of tuition: -Full recorded Vibrational Sound Therapy Class. You can watch and rewatch any lessons at any time. You will have access to the videos for 12 months.
-4 One on One 30 minute consultations with a VSA instructor scheduled at a time convenient for you via Zoom.-4 Therapeutic Singing Bowls - the ZT900($280), ZT1300h($380), ZT2000($600) and ZT300t2($99) - total cost $1359. These are the 4 main bowls we use in the class, and this package is enough to start practicing immediately after class. (Other additional singing bowls are available for purchase) -Mallets, Bags, and Cushions for your Therapeutic Singing Bowls -Full Color 350+ Page Physical manual-Shipping of all physical supplies included for students in the USA. International students must pay a $50 shipping fee Requirements to Complete Certification: Complete all modules of the online coursePerform all practice sessions in the course (3 practice sessions that you record and send to the VSA for an instructor to evaluate)
Complete all module tests (open book)Meet 4 times with a VSA instructor for 30 minutes via ZoomReceive 3 in-person VST sessions from a Certified VST Practitioner Complete 15 pro bono sessions and turn the completed session forms in to the VSA
$2100 - This cost includes everything listed above for the Certification in Vibrational Sound Therapy with Himalayan Singing Bowls A $500 deposit will lock in your spot in the class. Balance must be paid in full in order to receive your class supplies and access to the online platform. Refunds are not available after the class pack has been shipped. Limited spaces available.
Vibrational Sound Therapy Singing Bowl Certification Course
Tuition cost covers 42 hours of pre-recorded videos as well as the four bowls needed to practice VST, a 400+ page manual, and four one-on-one Zoom sessions with the instructor. The procedures in the class are limited to 1-4 bowls at a time, which keeps the method both simple and cost effective. Additional bowls are added to the procedure and are also available for purchase.
Certification in Vibrational Sound Therapy allows our practitioners to not only perform Vibrational Sound Therapy, but also become an affiliate of the VSA. As a VSA affiliate, our practitioners receive a lifetime discount on singing bowls and other instruments as well as bowl credit by referring other future practitioners. In addition, the VSA remains a pillar of support for our practitioners that will continue to provide new information and course opportunities as the association expands.
Participants in the course are introduced to all the modern variations of metal singing bowls as well as antique Himalayan bowls, Tingsha chimes, hand chimes, and our exclusive line of Therapeutic grade singing bowls that are featured throughout the course. Gongs and crystal bowls are touched on but are not the focus of the course.
The bowls featured in the class are the perfect co-stars to our highly trained practitioners. All hand hammered singing bowls have some therapeutic qualities to the sound. The distinction that we draw with our bowls is that we are the only singing bowl school in the USA today using and promoting engineered Therapeutic grade singing bowls.
Therapeutic grade singing bowls may have a similar look to traditional hand hammered bowls, but that is where the similarities end. The bowls used in the course are world-class instruments, specifically engineered to provide a strong, soothing vibration and sound. The sizes and vibrational characteristics are matched to appropriate body zones in the course. Our Therapeutic series bowls were designed for use in hospitals and are the safest singing bowls on the market today.
In this class our students are introduced to the Measured Strike Technique. The MST has revolutionized the way we use and play singing bowls and will become the singing bowl practitioners’ most powerful tool. Developed at the same time as the engineering of the Therapeutic singing bowls, the MST is the most efficient and effective method for use in the VST modality. The MST is more than just the style of strike that we use during the VST procedure, it can be used with any hand hammered bowl. We have designed the measured strike technique around specific weighted mallets to provide a very predictable result each strike. Our students will practice the MST each day in class, honing their skills to achieve a steady, unerring strike each time, ensuring a smooth and truly relaxing VST session.
In this class our future practitioners enjoy learning and discussing the fundamental ideas behind Vibrational Sound Therapy, the history of Himalayan singing bowls, the physics of sound, and psychoacoustics. These subjects provide our practitioners with a solid knowledge base from which to confidently practice the VST modality. These ideas are reinforced through live demonstration and the practice of the method itself. Practitioners are attuned to sound in wholly new ways through the intensive program. Many of our past students have made note of this, gaining a new understanding of sound itself through the course, and forever changing the way we hear the world around us.
Working with the bowls directly on the body strengthens the effect of the powerful vibrations that come from the specially engineered Therapeutic singing bowls. Practitioners can see and understand the results of the method the very first time they perform a Vibrational Sound Therapy Session.
The Vibrational Sound Therapy modality is the first of its kind, eschewing cultural appropriation and seeking instead a common ground based on scientific principles and effective techniques. This is another reason Vibrational Sound Therapy is so powerful. We can adapt the techniques to interface with any existing modality. This is evident when you look at a cross section of who is taking our classes.
Why study Vibrational Sound Therapy with us?
Once you have become certified in Vibrational Sound Therapy, there are many ways you can use your knowledge and skills, whether you are working with Vibrational Sound Therapy as a stand-alone practice or adding a sound-based modality to your current practice.
Vibrational Sound Therapy is the perfect companion to massage therapy, reiki, chiropractic services, psychotherapy, music therapy, acupressure and acupuncture, dental and medical services, teaching, and more. As a VST practitioner, you will be able to work within an established institution, providing complimentary services to spas, healing centers, yoga centers, or retreat centers. We currently have practitioners providing relaxation therapy in professional medical settings where the profound effect has presented incredible results. Now we want you to join us!
So far, the VSA has launched the careers of over 1000 Vibrational Sound Therapy Certified Practitioners who are now practicing around the globe. You will find certified practitioners with an incredible range of backgrounds, working in a broad variety of fields. From elementary school teachers to light workers to yoga teachers and kirtan leaders, we see our influence spreading. Retailers of singing bowls gain an incredible amount of knowledge during the course, helping them to better cater to the needs of their customers. Therapists and counselors are using our modality to introduce a new way of life to people who are suffering. The Therapeutic series bowls are being used in the offices of psychologists and in the homes of retired individuals with equal benefit. The VST modality is universally effective, and our practitioners emerge from our program ready to provide the benefits of this method to the public.
Who is the Vibrational Sound Association (VSA)
A committee of instructors with valuable experience handles course instruction. The well of knowledge offered in the class is thoughtfully comprised of the combined wisdom coming from musicians, recording engineers, sound therapists, and sonic visionaries. This potent combination is coupled with the founder of the organization that is the largest importer of singing bowls in the USA, Jeff Howard.
Jeff Howard has over 20 years of experience with singing bowls, traveling the world and learning about sound therapy in many cultures including Tibet, Nepal, India, Thailand, USA, and China. Jeff created the Vibrational Sound Association (VSA) to offer singing bowl therapy designed with the practitioner in mind. The VSA is dedicated to the continued evolution of Vibrational Sound Therapy with singing bowls. The VSA seeks to further the use of these ancient tools in a professional modern and structured modality that is an efficient relaxation and therapy system. This is a secular course with no need for any specific spiritual or religious beliefs. This course relies on proven methods of using sound and vibration for therapy.
Details of the Intensive Course Including Vibrational Sound Therapy with practitioner certificate
This full 42-hour course includes instruction on:
- the history and use of sound therapy
- the effect of vibration on the body
- the different types of bowls and how they are used
- methods of play
- which tools to use with each technique
- practitioner client relationship
- basic business
- much more!
The Vibrational Sound Therapy course is broken down into both basic and advanced sections. Basic sections cover the sound therapy itself while advanced sections delve deep into topics like binaural beats, brain entrainment, aura energy, and the chakra systems. Further techniques are also illustrated in sound meditation and live sound bath performance, which expand the abilities and knowledge of the practitioner. A certificate of completion will be provided to those who complete the course.
Vibrational Sound Therapy Registration and Workshop Cancellation Policy
Since Vibrational Sound Therapy workshops fill up quickly, it is advisable to sign up as soon as possible. To reserve a space in any workshop, we require a deposit amount of $500. Once you pay the $500 deposit, you can make payments as needed. The balance is due two weeks before the first day of the scheduled course.
We rely on an accurate attendance count to make important arrangements for our workshops. If an attendee needs to withdraw from a workshop, they must inform us in writing via email no later than 30 days prior to the first day of the scheduled workshop.
Any cancellations that are made more than 60 days prior to the class start you may use the funds as a credit toward a future class or request a refund. If you cancel less than 60 days prior but more than 30 days prior to the class start you may use the funds as a credit toward a future class only. Finally, any cancellations that are made less than 30 days prior to the class start will be charged a non-refundable administrative fee of $500, and the balance of your registration fees must be used toward the balance of a future class only (no refunds).
Please take this into consideration when you sign up for a workshop.