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Complete Your Sound Healing Certification in 2023
How to Become a Certified Sound Healer
Find Your Sound Healing Certificate Program
There are many Sound Healing Certifications. Research to find the right Sound Healing Certification program for you.
Commit to a Sound Healing Certification
Get ready to grow your practice, offer group and individual sound healing and your sound healing business!
Receive your Certified Sound Practitioner Certification!
You’ve put in the work and now it’s time to share your new gifts with your community as a Certified Sound Practitioner!
Our 2023 Sound Healing Certification
Join us October 20-22, 2023 to earn your Sound Healing certification, restore in the incredible Hill Country, and learn from some of Austin’s most popular sound healers and trainers, Jessica Cross of Sound for Stress and Julie Afsahi of Soul Strong Yoga.
Our all-inclusive sound healing retreat will not only include comprehensive sound therapy certification training, but also our signature offerings, including immersive sound baths, aerial yoga, meditation, and gathering as a community under the stars. You will also enjoy deeply nourishing, chef-crafted vegetarian meals by Chef Emeline and her incredibly talented culinary staff.
What's included in the Sound Certification Retreat?
We have so much in store for you including a comprehensive sound bath certification process, a Sound Practitioner Guide for groups & 1:1, metal bowls, crystal bowls, gongs and additional instruments are addressed. You’ll also enjoy our luxury glampground amenities, 3 Daily Chef Crafted Meals, retreat style activities, and access to a full line of sound healing instruments onsite.
What are the activities?
You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy daily movement, including aerial yoga, meditation, and mindfulness retreat-style activities. We also allow time to enjoy the grounds and amenities of The Retreat Ranch including dipping pools, wood burning sauna, hot tub, wildlife, a meditation labyrinth, incredible views and so much more.
Does everyone earn a certificate?
Yes! Every attendee will participate in the sound healing certification process during the retreat if they wish. It’s also possible to attend the retreat for your own personal learning and not complete the certification process.
Is the price all-inclusive of the retreat & training?
It sure is! The Sound Healing Certification Retreat price includes not only an incredible weekend retreat experience but also a comprehensive sound healing certification and an incredible crystal singing bowl to get your practice started!
What kind of meals will be served?
Our Sound Certification Retreat attendees will enjoy 3 daily vegetarian meals, snacks and treats thoughtfully crafted by our onsite holistic personal chef team.
Are you able to accommodate food allergies?
Yes! Our meals are all gluten and dairy free as standard. Please let us know if you have any food sensitivities or allergies when booking so we can make accommodations.
What else is included?
A Meinl Sonic Energy crystal singing bowl, mallet, and silicone ring, as well as exclusive, limited-edition swag and gifts from our sponsors.
Where is the Sound Certification Retreat located?
We’ll gather in a Texas Hill Country glampground paradise, at The Retreat Ranch, to experience unforgettable sunsets, starry night skies, campfires, one-of-a-kind accommodations, dipping pools, wood fired sauna experiences, the animals that call the ranch home and wildlife alike, and mother nature as a community.
About Your Sound Therapy Trainers
Jessica Cross, E-RYT-500, Sound Practitioner, Level 1 Relax & Renew ® Restorative Yoga, Meditation Teacher, YACEP
Jessica Cross is a certified sound practitioner and creator of Sound for Stress, a heart-centered business that helps stressed souls come home to themselves through the power of sound, yoga, and meditation.
Jessica first stumbled into her first yoga class in 2008 as a young professional seeking stress relief from her corporate job. Jessica has since practiced, taught, and trained for thousands of hours in Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Meditation, and Sound Therapy. She is also the sound practitioner trainer for the Sound Certification Training Retreats and in other Soul Strong Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Julie Afsahi, E-RYT-500, MAT, Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher, Certified Meditation Teacher, Gong Practitioner Lead Trainer, YACEP
Julie is the owner and co-founder of Soul Strong Yoga. Soul Strong is one of the rare locally-owned fitness providers to remain in business through the pandemic due to a large client base and quick creation of virtual content. Her company has become a pillar of downtown Round Rock and provides over 40 in-person yoga classes a week, virtual live and pre-recorded yoga classes, Yoga Alliance Registered teacher training programs, and recently released a self-paced online yoga teacher certification at www.teachyogaforall.com.
Hear from Sound Healing Certification Students
Well Put Together!
The material shared was so well put together. I could tell a lot of time and effort went into planning the content. The ranch is beautiful and I had an amazing weekend.
– Terry H., Yoga Teacher
My First Retreat!
You’re cheating yourself if you don’t join the Sound Certification Retreat! This was my first real retreat, and I didn’t know what to expect! But I’m so glad that I chose this particular retreat to be my very first! Being with really nice people who are on the same page as me and getting to learn more about sound healing, how I can apply it to my current practice, and how to play the singing bowls was what I enjoyed the most.
-Teri W. Esthetician and Yoga Teacher
Better Than a Vacation!
The Sound Certification Retreat is better than a vacation. You get pampered while you learn new material. There’s the opportunity for plenty of rest without ever feeling bored. What a great way to transform and grow as you learn. The environment is stress free, and I felt plucked from the business of daily life and responsibility.
-Elizabeth D. – Recovery Mentor
Earn Your Sound Bath Certification in Glamping Style
We’ll meet you at The Retreat Ranch, to experience unforgettable sunsets, starry night skies, campfires, one-of-a-kind accommodations, dipping pools, wood fired sauna experiences, the animals that call the ranch home and wildlife alike, and mother nature as a community.
This glampground is nestled amongst historic oak trees and provides all the comforts, including well-appointed. Each accommodation has its own personality and each is equipped with AC and mini fridge, luxury linens among other comforts of home.
All accommodations are just steps away from luxury restrooms and of course, the dining hall for meals and snacking needs.
From every vantage point, you can see acres of incredible oak trees and wide open spaces, breathe deep breaths and totally relax and rejuvenate.
We can’t wait to spend the weekend with you in such a truly magical place.
Your Glamping Accommodation Choices
Standard Yurt Glamping Tents
Our standard yurt-like bell tents accommodations are designed with your comfort and peace in mind. This yurt tent features 4 comfortable twin-size beds with high-quality tempurpedic style mattresses and luxurious bamboo sheets. Every bed is equipped with its very own nightstand, as well as a battery-operated night light. Plenty of luggage storage is available underneath the bed. We provide electricity, along with air conditioning, heating & yummy heated blankets for the cooler months. These standard yurts share two full bathrooms with showers located in the dining hall.
Deluxe Yurt Glamping Tent
Our deluxe yurt-like bell tent is the glamping experience must-have! With approximately 300 square feet of space, it features 2 twin beds that can be converted into a king-size bed. Also has a twin size futon chair/sleeper. Featuring high-quality tempurpedic style mattresses with luxurious bamboo sheets- your comfort is our priority. This charming bell tent has air conditioning, heat, full access to electricity & heated blankets too. Stargaze at night on the private deck and relax and reconnect with nature in the seating area. This accommodation has a detached shared full bath with a shower. Come stay in a one of a kind beautifully designed bell tent!
The bunk cabin is a cozy cabin set in the trees with 8 built-in bunks, each with their own privacy curtain, night light and phone charging station/stand. It’s like everything you wished for at summer camp, but luxury glamping style! The bunk cabin has ensuite bathrooms (two of them!) as well as a fridge, vanity stations, plenty of storage, closets and outdoor sitting. 6 individuals may book this accommodation.
King Glamping Yurt
Our king yurt is the mack daddy of yurts! With approximately 350 square feet of space, it features 2 twin beds that can be converted into a king-size bed. Also has a twin size futon sofa/sleeper. With a fridge and ceiling fan you have all the comfort you could desire. Featuring high-quality tempurpedic style mattresses with luxurious bamboo sheets- your comfort is our priority.
Of course the king yurt has air conditioning and heat, with full access to electricity. Enjoy your private deck and relax and retreat from the noise of the outside world. This accommodation has a detached shared full bath with a shower.
Moon Dancer Retro Airstream Trailer
Experience sleep like never before in our Moon Dancer vintage trailer that features a queen-size tempurpedic style mattress, luxury bamboo sheets, super soft blankets and dreamlike pillows to ensure a full night’s rest. Moon Dancer features a small fridge with a bar area and 2 stools. Unwind for the night, as you sip your favorite drink, and enjoy the tranquil sounds of nature on your private patio area as well as the hammock lounge area. A full-size futon couch that doubles as a second bed is available in Moon Dancer as well and comes with its own luxurious linens.
Sun Chaser Vintage Trailer
Reconnect with nature, as you wake up to the birds singing, in our Sun Chaser vintage trailer that features a king-size tempurpedic style mattress, luxurious bamboo sheets, super soft blankets, and a couple of dreamlike pillows to ensure a full night’s rest. A small fridge with two barstools are available during your stay for a yummy nightcap. Complete with a private cozy patio and hammock lounge area, indulge in peace and comfort, during your stay at the ranch.
Sunchaser has a private detached full bathroom with shower.