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2023 | Art & Healing: Soundbath with Ambiente432

June 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us Saturday, June 10 from 1:00-2:00pm for a sound bath experience with Nara Woodland of Brain Body Balance Sound Therapy. Nara’s sound bath will include frequencies from Ambiente432, an interactive sound sculpture created for the museum’s Pavilion Gallery by artist and composer Trimpin. After the sound bath, Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs, will offer a short tour of Keiko Hara: Four Decades of Paintings and Prints in relation to the Art & Healing theme.

A sound bath is a meditative experience that uses intentional and soothing ambient sounds composed by the practitioner. Participants are bathed in deep sound vibrations while tuning in to a full-body listening experience. These frequencies can slow down brain waves to a deeply restorative state, activating the body’s parasympathetic nervous system. This is where the body begins its self-healing. Sound and vibration healing is an effective and proven modality that uses vibration and sound to help reduce stress, alter consciousness, and create a deep sense of peace, well-being and better health. Come and experience this collaboration between Nara Woodland and Ambiente432.

Please bring your own yoga mat, pillow and blanket, and a water bottle. A few extra yoga mats will be available if you do not have your own. Participants will be asked to sign a standard assumption of risk and release of liability form prior to the event. This event is free and open to the public, with donations welcome ($5–$20 recommended). First come, first served, so please arrive early.

Art & Healing is a continuing partnership between the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU and Pullman Regional Hospital.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Nara Woodland has lived on the Palouse for over 21 years. She has a background in fine art, and a passion for helping people. Nara is a Licensed and Certified Sound Therapy Practitioner, and she has a business in Pullman where she provides vibrational sound therapy sessions. Nara’s practice has seen a surge in community support and interest over the past two years. In addition to the individual sessions, she provides sound baths for Hospice patients, Pullman Regional Hospital staff, local doctors, schools, local businesses and non-profits. She frequently collaborates with skilled yoga practitioners and a therapist to offer layered healing components and deepen the understanding of the Bodymind connection.

ABOUT AMBIENTE432 | Comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, this site-responsive installation explores the sound-space continuum, demonstrating how an architectural environment may coexist and harmonize with a kinetic sound sculpture. Like much of his previous work, Trimpin’s installation combines ancient methods with scientific principles and 21st century technology. Ambiente432 is tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments. 20th century physicist W. O. Schumann calculated the Earth’s rhythms at a cycle close to the fundamental frequency of 432Hz. Ambiente432 is ‘played’ by visitors themselves as they move through and activate the space, impacting their own immersive spatial and aural experience.

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu.

LOCATION & PARKING | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Mall across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday. Parking is free in Green lots on Saturdays.


June 10, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Kristin Becker


Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU
1535 NE Wilson RD
Pullman, WA 99164-7301 United States
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