In New York, Los Angeles and beyond, people are gathering for “sound baths,” group experiences where participants focus on the vibrations of tuning forks and singing bowls.
Wellness expert Debbie Attias recently began hosting sonic meditation sessions in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. “I’m interested in sound healing through listening as well as through expressing and making sound,” she said. “Both bring you fully and completely into the present moment, and when you are in tune, the world becomes synchronistic and your path is made clearer.”
Sound baths are popping up at Twisted Trunk Yoga and Studio Anya, both in Manhattan; at the Wythe Hotel, Maha Rose Center for Healing, and the Brooklyn Zen Center, all in Brooklyn; and at House of Intuition in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. The Integratron, a domed structure built in the Mojave Desert starting in the 1950s, has lately received a surge of new interest as a sound bath mecca.