April 22 is Earth Day. To honor and contribute to this event, bringing peace, harmony and healing to our mother earth, we will tone the vowel sound “ah” (heart chakra) and the earth tone “oo” (base chakra) in combination with toning the seven energy centers in the physical body. Sound coupled with intent provides a truly powerful avenue for healing and transformation.
Toning is a system of healing that utilizes vowel sounds to alter vibrations in every molecule and cell in the body. Sound has the power to transmute energy by disrupting negative qualities and turning them into positive ones. When one learns to produce harmonious sound vibrations and mentally direct them with intent, a balancing and centering occurs which allows for a greater flow of energy.
Laura Parrotti (MA and certification in Voice/Speech) and early retiree Associate Professor in the Division of Theater, has taught voice, speech, dialects, acting and Shakespeare’s Language in the Ohio University’s graduate and undergraduate program for 38 years. Her practice of toning and overtoning grew out of the voice work and is an integral part of the students’ training.
Workshop training includes: Polarity Wellness Center in NYC, The Omega Institute in NYC, The Light Institute of Galileo N.M., and the Esalen Institute in California. Laura has worked with world sound healers Jonathan Goldman, Kay Gardner, Ted Andrews and Jill Purce. Toning workshops taught include the International Sound Colloquium in Colorado, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Self-Health and Awareness Center in Parkersburg, and many local venues.