A Sound Mandala is a meditative journey into the power of sound for healing, well-being and rejuvenation. Your sound bath experience will encircle you in healing frequencies that bring balance and harmonization to the body, mind and spirit as you rest comfortably, either lying down or seated.
Calm your body’s stress cycle
Boost your natural opiates
Rest and restore your nervous system
Connect with a deep sense of inner peace and well-being
Enjoy an internal journey that is visionary and expansive
Feel greater self-attunement and more “tuned in” to life
Experience a blissful trance-like state equivalent to a good night’s sleep
The Sound Mandala Experience will immerse you in an intriguing array of sounds from an extraordinary ensemble of sound meditation instruments:
Over 30 singing bowls - A rare and beautifully resonate set of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls that offer specific sound healing frequencies to support a deeply restorative experience.
Five Gongs (including three Planetary Healing Gongs) that offer a rich blend of overtones and harmonic layers of sound
An assortment of soundscapes and ancestral sound healing instruments, including Peruvian Whistling Vessels, chimes, flutes and more
A Sound Mandala is a one of a kind experience that you won’t want to miss!
"Loriel creates an atmosphere that is beautiful, powerful and sublime with a wide range of rare instruments ... you really feel like you've been immersed in a vibrant mandala of sound!" - William Beasley
"After my experience I felt very connected to myself and everything around me. I really felt at ease and at peace." - Claire Caprio
What to bring – Please make sure to bring a blanket or yoga mat (or both) to use for a cushion beneath you when you lie down. Body temperatures can drop when experiencing relaxation; so, we highly recommended that you bring an extra blanket to cover yourself. We want you to stay warm and comfortable! A pillow for your head or under your knees, a covering for your eyes and a water bottle are additional items that can support your comfort.
What to wear - Comfortable clothing with layers that can provide warmth as needed.
The Sound Mandala Experience is an expression of Loriel’s love of sound meditation as a way to connect with self-attunement, well-being and inner peace. She has studied and worked with sound as a method of healing and self-growth for over 15 years.
Loriel is a Certified Sound Practitioner through The California Institute of Integral Studies (2008). Her offerings are informed by her work as a Level III Certified iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation Teacher, and as a Certified Holotropic Breathwork ™ Facilitator. In addiition, Loriel is a Gong Yoga Therapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). For more information about Loriel Starr: www.lorielstarr.com
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No ID required. Children under the age of 16 years old are not permitted.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The church is located one short block west and one block north of the 16th Street/Mission BART station. Several Muni bus lines pass nearby: 14-Mission, 22-Fillmore, 26-Valencia, 33-Stanyan, and 49-Van Ness/Mission. Parking may be found for free on surrounding streets, but the Mission District can be busy in the evening hours and in case parking on the street is challenging there is a public garage on Hoff Street. In addition, there is evening and weekend paid parking in the lots of Mission Bank on the corner of Julian and 16th. There is also paid parking on 14th Street between Valencia and Mission.
Taking Lyft or Uber is encouraged.
What can I bring into the event?
Please make sure to bring a blanket or yoga mat (or both) to use for a cushion beneath you when you lie down. A blanket to cover yourself, a pillow for your head or under your knees, a covering for your eyes and a water bottle are additional items that can support your comfort.
Please do not bring outside food or drinks to the event.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
What's the refund policy?
No refunds are issued.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A printed ticket is not required as long as we can access your email confirmation (with ticketing barcode on it). If you aren't able to show us your confirmation email on your phone than please print out your ticket.