Remember this post about how Prana Fitness was collaborating with Root Yoga Center to sponsor one free spot for an attendee in the Sound Healing Workshop? Well it happened and it was incredible.  Here’s the sponsored attendee’s writing about the experience:

Good Vibrations

“A few years ago after a 90 minute yoga class, I listened to a recording of Tibetan singing bowls as I entered savasana.  It was the first time that I experienced that deep, trance-like meditation where you truly feel the post-asana energy whirling throughout your body and the flow of prana that you built up during the class.  It felt like I was melting into stillness, and there was something about the healing sound that just resonated with me.
Since that experience, I have embraced the healing power of sound.  Sound sets a mood, and it has such a powerful effect on how we feel during the day.  Our bodies and minds react so differently to sounds.  Consider the reaction to loud drilling versus ocean waves and waterfalls.  While I work, listening to classical music helps me stay focused.  When I feel the need to clear my head or get something off my chest, I’ll hum to open up my throat chakra.  In yoga, chanting is the first step to meditation, and those rolling “om’s” create a special connection that helps foster a deep mental clarity.
Recently, I had the honor to attend Claudia Ingraham’s Sound Healing Workshop at Root Yoga as a guest of Prana Fitness.  For the first time, I experienced the healing vibration of the singing bowls.  Feeling the vibration of the healing sounds was such a special experience.  It is difficult to describe the deep healing because it was so unlike anything I have experienced.
As I laid in savasana, I could feel the soothing vibration of the singing bowls roll out the angst, stress, and worries dwelling in my body.  While the sound of the gong echoed across the brick walls of the studio, the vibration of the gong echoed through my body, crumbling those mental blocks full of unproductive and negative thoughts.  At times, I felt like I was struggling to let go of the “rope of nasty thoughts,” but when it was severed by the vibration, I felt so free.  The vibration was more powerful than negative energy.  I felt so much lighter, like a load had been taken off my back.  As the session came to an end, Claudia smoothed the energy down my body and grounded me at my feet.  My worries, angst, and stress evaporated and were replaced with clarity and peace.
A few days later, I am relaxed, renewed, and energized.  I’m naturally drawn towards the positive.  I am grateful for this incredible feeling of well-being and continue to embrace it.”

ANNOUNCEMENT: Workshop Sponsorships


Prana Fitness and Root Yoga Center have partnered to bring you an incredible opportunity to deepen your yoga practice.

Once in a while, we will be able to offer one complimentary spot in an upcoming yoga or healing workshop.  Some students cannot afford to attend workshops, and we’d love to remove that road block for one individual at a time to enjoy a soulful experience digging into their hearts and their bodies.

Since there is only one complementary spot and high interest, please send an email to with your name, commitment that you’re able to attend the workshop, and a sentence or two describing why you would love to attend the workshop.  Use the subject line “Workshop Sponsorship.”  We will select at our discretion the one attendee and notify of selection via email, after which a complete registration on the Root Yoga Center workshop page will be needed (but yay- without payment! 🙂 ).

The first workshop for which we’ll be testing out this new sponsorship is coming up on Saturday, May 10th.  Please submit your email by end of day Monday, May 5th.

Saturday, May 10th | 7 – 8:30pm

Journey to the Spirit, Sacred Sound Healing for the Body and Soul, with Claudia Ingraham


Quantum physics has proven that everything has a vibration, especially in sound. When we use sound coupled with intention, we can direct sound vibration to raise the body’s vibrational frequency. Negative energy can make us physically ill or emotionally depressed and restrict our ability to reach our full physical, spiritual and mental health. By using singing bowls, we emit a soothing vibration that radiates out negative energy and allows your to live in harmony with your surrounding environment.

• Clear your chakras and release negative energy through the vibration of sound

• Heighten your intuition and improve concentration

• Reduce your stress levels and enhance your creativity