Healing With Harmonic Frequencies
Experiencing a sound bath really is a bit like stepping into a tub, but instead of water, you’re inundated with sound. Now, it's not as if you’re just cranking up the radio — you’re not listening to the latest Top 40 bops during a session. Sound baths don’t use melody or even rhythm in the way we traditionally think about music.
Ultimately, the goal of a sound bath is to release and relax. Concentrating on the ethereal sounds created by gongs, chimes, and crystal bowls is your reprieve from the monkey mind that is often relentless in its mental gymnastics. Deep rest, the kind offered in a sound bath, can help bring your energetic body into balance. Tell the mind to sit this one out.
It’s a meditation with someone else doing all the work. All you need to do is relax on an open air platform in a Hawaiian forest and let that sound wash over you. No towel required. Expect to increase your sense of wellbeing and expand awareness.
A Cloud Forest
The Perfect Setting for Transformation
Rare experiences kind of seem to be the norm here in paradise. A Sound Bath Meditation Journey is no different. First off, it’s taking place in the Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary. It’s at that sweet spot on Hualālai that ranges from 2500 – 5000 feet in elevation; a 50-mile-long swath about five miles wide. You won’t get tons of water falling down in big fat drops the way you might expect in a tropical place. This is a cloud forest.
The very nature of a cloud forest is self-sustaining. Trees cool their habitat by shading the ground and drawing water up into the canopy. Moist air rising up the mountain cools and turns to clouds. This foggy precipitation maintains the forests that created it. Cloud forests are rare. The Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary even more so because it’s a seasonally dry cloud forest. Winters are the dry season on the Kona side of Hawaiʻi. And if you’re visiting during the summer, expect it to be even more misty.
Sound Bath Meditation Journeys run multiple times a week at the Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary. Book ahead to reserve your spot and arrive 10 minutes before the start time. To get there, take Palani Road from the hotel. Turn up the mountain on Kaloko Drive, which winds upward until Hue Street. Parking is on the street. Walk up to the forest platform. Blankets and cushions will be provided. You're encouraged to bring any items to support your experience like pillows, blankets, eye masks, and a journal for reflection afterward. Wear clothes that will keep you warm and comfortable. Groups are kept small to receive an individualized experience.