Sound Bath Meditation
What is Sound Meditation?
Sankofa Mind + Body, launched in 2019, is a sound meditation and yoga-centric organization based in Detroit, Michigan. Sound Meditation is the practice of deepening meditation with the use of various sounds and music to stimulate the mind and body.
Sound has been used in ancient cultures around the globe for thousands of years to ease anxiety, stress, depression, and to promote a sense of well-being. Many cultures, religions, and mystic traditions have celebrated the power of music to induce trance and meditative states and expand one’s consciousness.
Sankofa Mind + Body’s approach to sound meditation includes a variety of tools to create a blissful sonic positive and self-healing space. A typical session includes using a combination of crystal and metal singing bowls, percussion instruments, chimes and more to deepen the meditative sound bath experience.
Tafari Stevenson-Howard is a Detroit, Michigan-based sound meditation facilitator who was introduced to the world of sound healing by indigenous practitioners while visiting the Brazilian rainforest. It is here that Tafari was ignited with passion through this ancient healing medium.
Over the years, Tafari practiced various forms of meditation and yoga practices. When he was introduced to the use of sound vibration as a vehicle for well-being and balance, Tafari began sharing the practice of sound meditation with his community as a way to assist people to become more present and to foster relaxation in the mind and body by implementing sound centering tools.
Please bring a yoga mat, a small blanket, and a small pillow!