My very favorite room at the Ranch is the Oaktree. I just get the best vibes from it when I’m there and I always feel warm and fuzzy inside. It may be because they have all the pillows and blankets so I can jet super comfy when I’m there. Maybe it’s the beautiful wood ceiling and the huge glass windows that let the sun shine in. Or it may be that every time I’m in there I’m listening to wonderful speakers or experiencing some beautiful music or sound.
Whatever it is, I’m always excited when a class is located in the Oaktree. This particular afternoon I was feeling particularly good. You see, I had already done a workout class for the day, had lunch and did my hair by the time this class rolled around just before dinner so I just ready to relax and learn!
We sat in a circle in those comfy chairs that sit on the floor and the afternoon sun was streaming through the windows, it was very relaxing! Diane, our teacher discussed the different aspects of the sounds from the bowls that are used for healing in her practice and how the sound has been used to cure energy blockage and even cancer.
The thing I like most about the class was when she actually created sounds with the bowls. We were all sitting in a half circle with our eyes closed when she came around to us and played one of the bowls right next to our heads. Let me tell you, it was intense! The most powerful vibrations echoed through my head. I don’t know what the purpose was, but it felt strange and good at the same time.
I found the class very intriguing especially learning about how Tibetan Buddhism is connected with the sound healing. Our teacher Diane Mandle has a private practice in San Diego where she produces sound healing and also performs concerts as well.