Welcome

There are many ways to meditate. Some, you may have heard of. Breath, visualization, physical movement...there are many ways to work with the unconscious parts of our mind. In this course, we will use sound as our object of meditation.

The course consists of videos, text, guided audio meditations, journaling prompts and more, which integrate the wisdom and discoveries of yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, neuroscience, somatic healing, and trauma therapy.

By focusing on the sense perception of sound, we sharpen our attention in order to become more aware of both our inner and outer landscapes. When we can begin to notice the subtler details of what is arising, and how that interrelates with the people, places, and things that make up our environment, we can feel a deeper sense of presence in our lives.

Course Overview

  • 1

    WELCOME

    • WHAT IS THIS WORKSHOP?

    • WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

    • WHAT TO EXPECT

    • TOOLS THAT YOU WILL NEED

    • OUTLINE OF PRACTICE

    • ME YOU US

  • 2

    ONE

    • COURSE DEDICATION

    • SOUND AS THE MOST PRIMAL HUMAN SENSE

    • AS YOU LISTEN...

    • JOURNAL

    • ME YOU US

  • 3

    TWO

    • SOUND AND OUR SENSE OF SELF

    • AS YOU LISTEN...

    • JOURNAL

    • ME YOU US

  • 4

    THREE

    • SOUND AS A WAY OF TUNING INTO YOURSELF

    • SOUND AND FEELING TONE

    • AS YOU LISTEN...

    • JOURNAL

    • ME YOU US

  • 5

    FOUR

    • SOUND AS A TOOL FOR TUNING INTO THE WORLD

    • AS YOU LISTEN...

    • JOURNAL

    • ME YOU US

  • 6

    FIVE

    • SOUND AS RELATIONSHIP

    • AS YOU LISTEN...

    • JOURNAL

    • ME YOU US

  • 7

    SIX

    • STILLNESS AMIDST SOUND

    • AS YOU LISTEN...

    • JOURNALING

    • ME YOU US

  • 8

    SEVEN

    • SOUND AS THE SOUNDTRACK OF LIFE

    • AS YOU LISTEN...

  • 9

    CLOSING

    • IN REVIEW

    • BEYOND THIS COURSE

Who is this course for?

This course focuses on using sound as an object of meditation, as this approach is an accessible, foundational entry into the wider world of meditative practices. While being beginner-friendly, it offers depth and expansion for those who have previous meditation experience. 

There is no one-size-fits-all style of meditation practice. For example, mindfulness of breath (ana pana sati) and scanning the body (vipassana) are two time-honoured, widely disseminated practices that us as course creators have received incredible benefits from, as have many others. However, it must be acknowledged that for some these practices are difficult for where they are at in their journey. In these cases, meditation on sound is an effective and beneficial alternative: when we focus our attention on something "outside" the body, it can make it easier and safer to shift into a steady state. 

For those of us who have previous meditation experience, but not necessarily with a focus on sound, this approach offers a vital bridge between a seated practice and daily living: sound pervades all, so we can use it as a tool to integrate the lessons of practice into our work, relationships, and life. 

It is important to remember that we all have different backgrounds, predispositions, and complexities; ideally we find a practice that meets us where we are at, and stretches us a little bit too - and as we evolve, we are agile enough to modify our practices to meet shifting needs. 

Whether you are looking to establish the roots of a meditation practice, or cross the threshold into another layer of exploration, the contents of this course can be incredibly insightful and illuminating tools for your journey.

Your Instructors

Course Creator

Adrienne Shum

As a career yoga teacher for over a decade, Adrienne practises and presents yoga as a structure for cultivating deeper gratitude, intelligence, and generosity. Her yogic studies are complemented by certification as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counsellor and a Master’s degree in Food Science. Her quest is to support others in personal and collective well-being.

Course Creator

David Quiring

David is a lifelong student and sometimes teacher of meditation and yoga - a complement to his life as a multimediographer and computer scientist. He has trained under Paul Grilley, Michael Stone, and Jonathan Austman, and currently studies with the Upaya Zen Centre. He is devoted to sharing the practice that he continues to uncover with others, in pursuit of wakefulness and being active participants in the world we build together.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course begins upon the date of purchase. The course material is designed to be completed over a timeframe of 40 days, but you will be granted access for 60 days to allow you to find your own pace.

  • How long are the practices?

    When you sit down to engage in the course material, expect to devote 30-40 minutes each time to enjoy the readings, meditations, journaling, and other content.

  • What tools do I need?

    You’ll need a journal (pen and paper), a wifi/data connection, and headphones.

  • How will this improve my life?

    Each section of the course will finish with an exercise called ME YOU US, which is about integrating the experiences you're gaining through your practice into life, relationships, work, and play. This step is important to having this inner work blossom outwards, so that you can move through life with more grace and ease, better serving others with your presence, and so that the fruits of your labour can ripple out into the world.