A Gong Bath™ is a powerful yet gentle sound healing/awakening experience. During the session one can use the power of the Paiste Planetary Earth Gong to heal and awaken wanted and unwanted energy from ones mind, body, and spirit. Through this sound healing one can experience deep relaxation, bliss, and clarity. In addition, feelings of stress, anger, and fear may be felt during the ritual. Using your intention, breath, and the vibration of the gong, one can enhance the wanted feelings and release/transmute what is unwanted.
Cedar Bear has been trained in the lineage of Richard Rudis who created the original "Gong Bath™". Cedar's Gong Bath's and concerts include elements from Nada Yoga, DJ mixing, drumming, Tibetan Buddhism, Tantric Hinduism, sacred geometry, and Reiki. This creates a meditative experience in which each participant is acoustically guided via harmonic overtones, into realms of physical & mental/emotional well-being as well as cellular healing. Carefully designed vibrational constructs are used to further entice the brain into Alpha/Theta/Delta wave-scapes of clarity, peace, and wholeness which promotes physIcal, mental, and spiritual awakening, wisdom, and healing.
Richard Rudis, the original creator of the 'Gong Bath™", describes what a Gong Bath™ is:
"A ‘Gong Bath™’ is an expression of ‘Sacred Sound’ which is constructed of sound frequencies, harmonics and overtones rooted in Buddhist teachings and practice techniques. It is a powerful vibrational journey which positively affect emotional balance, cellular healing and spiritual awareness. It is an alchemy of eastern philosophy, bioenergetics and quantum science resulting in a most powerful healing modality. Within every ‘Bath’ each participant is bathed with rhythms, tonalities and multi-tonal octaves that are naturally revitalizing, stress reducing and profoundly healing physically, mentally and spiritually."
Cedar Bear has been studying and offering sacred sound healing since 2009. The sacred sound tools he uses are a 38" planetary earth gong, didgeridoos, shakers, drums, crystal singing bowls, drum, and chimes. He offers Gong Baths™ and Didgeridoo Sound Journeys solo and with his wife Kriyanna.
Cedar Bear received the title of Certified Gong Practitioner by Gong Master Mehtab Benton in 2019. He has studied Nada Yoga (the yoga of sound) extensively with Bhagavan Das and Michael Stirling. He is currently studying in the Gong Bath™ lineage under gong master Richard Rudis and deepening his learning of the art of the didgeridoo with master Rob Thomas of Inlakesh. He is also a Reiki Master since 2008 and a Certified 500 Hour+ Hatha Yoga and meditation teacher since 2010. Cedar has has given sound healings all across the Midwest, California, Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, Tennessee and at Burning Man. He is humbled and honored to assist you on your healing and awakening journey.
During Cedar Bear's Gong Sounds Healing I felt a relaxing sensation in my jaw. Not the normal type of relaxation I feel during mediation, but a deeper relaxation. You see, I have a condition called TMJ, more commonly known as lock jaw, where the muscle that cushions my jaw gets stuck. I could feel this muscle relaxing and in effect the left side of my jaw becoming more even with the right. Thank you Cedar Bear!
"I have never had such deep powerful experience before with gong though I have heard a lot of gong masters all over the world. You definitely have a special gift and I really appreciate your luminous presence. I loved the invocation before and I think calling in those energies made the gong bath extra special. I felt deep deep Theta state afterwards. Similar effect I only got ones after being on Chrystal bio Matt for 10 min years ago. Nurturing healing and deeply relaxing. Your gong session is especially unique as you know a very special way to create sound like whales. I really loved it a lot. I was able to be in that deep deep state the rest of evening and even next day. I loved your grounded presence and I can see how deeply you are on a spiritual journey as healer, yogi and musician, which carries through the sounds you create. I want to thank you for that as-well. I wish you from the heart that more people would benefit this amazing gift of your gong bath and expand their healing and relaxation."
I had the pleasure of attending Cedar Bear's gong sound healing. I could physically feel the vibrations healing my sacral area after the gong healing. I have endometriosis and ovarian cysts. My period started hours after the gong session without the usual painful warning. It was also 8 days early, just in time to sync with the Full Moon. I definitely feel like Cedar's divine energy channelled through the gong helped give me a hard reset for a new clear cycle.
This was a great experience! The location was cozy and beautiful, Cedar Bear was friendly and had a very welcoming and calming demeanor. My boyfriend and I enjoyed learning about gongs and how they are made and how they help heal the energy of the body. It was a fun and unique experience! We walked into it not knowing what to expect and both walked away feeling relaxed and energized!
My spouse and I took a long weekend trip to Asheville and thankfully stumbled into Alter Alchemy. Next thing you know we're listening to beautiful crystal bowls that Cedar is pulling off the shelf, and my spouses head is literally buzzing from the sound of one particular bowl. Unfortunately we had dinner plans and had to race off but we came back to play with the crystal singing bowls and then had a private sound bath with Cedar. What a GIFT! The weekend was heavy with the Roe vs. Wade overturn and I had no idea just how unbalanced and ungrounded my central nervous system was until I walked OUT of our session with Cedar and felt like myself again. I've done several sound baths before, and Cedar's gongs were just incredible, perhaps my favorite part of the sound journey since they really enhanced and harmonized the singing bowl sounds. When it ended, we were both thinking "NOOO....." because it was so peaceful, relaxing, and centering. I know that anytime we're in Asheville, having a sound bath with Cedar is at the top of our To Do list!
This was our first gong bath experience and I wasn't sure what to expect going into it. We had a great and relaxing time, and Cedar Bear was very helpful and friendly as we settled in. The experience was akin to a relaxing spa treatment or savasana in yoga (laying still on the ground). I had no idea that a gong could produce a broad variety of noise and it was interesting to learn about the different mallets and techniques after the gong bath was over. I would definitely do this again.
Had no idea what to expect, and it was a great experience. Opened my eyes to a whole different world of the arts and sound meditation.
Very welcoming, truly in a forest sanctuary. Cedar Bear made us feel calm and comfortable as he led us through a wonderful healing experience.
Whether you are familiar with this type of experience or not, do it. Come with an open mind and it will be incredible
A unique experience well worth doing. Keep an open mind to trying something new. It’s an experience you will never forget, like an hour long transport through the galaxy.
Great experience for meditators! Was great for me to have this experience and open up some needed insight with calming vibrational healing - raindrops falling on tin roof really added to the sounds and vibrational harmonies . Cedar Bear was very pro and a welcome connection.
Excellent experience and a first for me. I’m so glad that I tried this because I feel terrific after yesterday’s session.
Cedar Bear is very gifted and creates a sacred space to hold the energy of the sound healing. From the moment you enter his space in the forest you are in the presence of kindness, compassion and peace. Our group has experienced sound healings before and this was by far our most special experience. Cedar Bear blends his training with deep intuition to guide the healing, making it a custom, nourishing experience for his guests. If you believe in the power of energy work or simply want to enjoy a peaceful, unique, grounding experience this is an amazing opportunity. We are so grateful for the healing blessing of Cedar Bear and the gong sound bath.
Cedar Bear is a warm and gentle soul who is passionate about his expertise. They are genuine and attentive to your experience. We will definitely be back, highly encourage the experience.
Cedar Bear is a- Suspend Your Disbelief Alchemist.
Very unique and relaxing experience in a unique, magical environment.
Wonderful, moving experience. I totally recommend this sound bath!
Cedar Bear is knowledgeable & professional without being aloof. We enjoyed the experience immensely & would do it again. The space is comfortable.
We had an incredible cosmic experience with Cedar Bear. It was our first introduction to sound bath healing and I couldn’t think of a more intimate and personal setting.
Kriyanna offers a unique and intuitively guided sound healing which draws upon her 20+ years of experience as a metaphysical healer, spiritual guide, and Priestess.
The session can include: Paiste 38” Earth Gong, Crystal Singing Bowls, Crystals, Essential Oils (if desired by the group), spontaneously inspired vocalization and songs, Guided Meditation, Reiki, Energy Clearing/Balancing as well as other instruments such as drum, shakers, chimes, and more.
Kriyanna's voice alone can carry you on a journey back to home, back to center. The galactic sounds of the gong assist you to let go of the constant chatter of your mind. The angelic crystalline vibrations of the singing bowls help you to remember the sweetness of life... Many emotions and memories can be brought up during a sound healing. Kriyanna will assist you in releasing what is unwanted through teaching specific tools and techniques that can be done during the session which let go of pain and suffering. The desirable aspects that feel peaceful, joyful, relaxing will become amplified within you as you become more aligned with your true self through the power of this sound massage for body, mind and spirit.
**It is common for people to have spontaneous healing experiences during a sound healing. There are many scientific studies which show improved red blood cell health and the dissolution of any physical ailment including cancer through the use of sound frequencies! It has been shown that plants, animals, and water can be healed with sound as well. Cedar and Kriyanna both have witnessed miraculous healing from those who attended a sound healing with them. We believe sound medicine is the next wave of the future for the health and well being of all life, planet earth, and beyond! See the vidoes at the bottom of this page for more info!
Kriyanna began her journey of awakening by receiving her first Reiki Attunement in 1996. In 2001 she became an Usui Reiki Master Teacher. In 2006 she was simultaneously initiated into both the Western Hermetic tradition and Red Left Hand Path Tantra. Over the years, she has braided the teachings of these 3 lineages together as she made the techniques her own through her practice and through teaching. In 2013, she founded Toren Collective, developed the Ecstatic Awakening Meditation (EAM) practice as well as the 9-month long Tantric Qabalah program. The programs as well as private sessions that Kriyanna leads create a unique experience that catalyze personal growth and create deep, lasting transformation. She is humbled through having the honor to serve thousands of people in our community at large.
In March of 2020, at the beginning of covid, Kriyanna and Cedar closed their doors and began a search for land and community. Over 2 years later, they found their place just outside of Spencer, Tennessee. This is where she currently resides with her family. She maintains a strong focus upon living in harmony with nature while growing, fermenting, and preserving foods and plant medicines from the local area. Additionally, sound healing has beckoned her forward. Combining her previous developed skills with singing and the sound healing instruments has become a great joy for her. Guided Meditation, Reiki, EAM, etc are woven effortlessly together with the medicine of sacred sound.
Kriyanna is the mother of 3 boys and married to Cedar Bear. She very much enjoys collaborating with others to create transformational experiences. She has worked with folks such as: Beloved, OneDoorLand, Guardian Alliance, Entheo, Sedona Soulfire, Living Prism, Goddess Temple, Sun Gate Center, Altar Alchemy and more.
Kriyanna has fully dedicated her life to healing herself and aligning her mind, body, and soul with the Divine in order to serve humanity. She does her best to witness the Divine in everything and everyone and practices what she teaches. While in Kriyanna’s presence, many have said that they feel grounded and at peace. She is a walking, breathing embodiment of light and love. Kriyanna will stand by your side to help rekindle your own power, love and wisdom within so you can live out your true life's purpose.
After Kriyanna's sound healing, I felt lighter and in a grounded state at the same time. When she asked me to focus on a time I felt cared for and nurtured at a young age, I couldn’t think of anything because I never had that. I think for me it was a massive realization and awakening that my life has been a continuous heartbreak and I have to release that to allow new love. I had a vision of me at 7 years old on a porch swing on a sunny day…at my childhood home…birds, breeze - and I would write songs. During the session I was feeling all emotions, flashbacks of my entire childhood etc. up to now. During this entire experience I saw myself, as I am now, walking up to younger me on that porch swing trying to give her something. By the end of the vision, I finally made it to the swing. I looked at my younger self and opened my hand and gave her this small circled light that was a sun. She smiled and I left. I think I let go of a lot of trauma during the session. It feels as though I don’t yet know how much I released. I’m in a state of what feels like my physical body is trying to align to my spiritual self. I really needed that sound healing session and I truly appreciate Kriyanna!!! It also meant a lot because she followed up and checked in with me the next day. Very sweet!
I have been in the healing arts since 1973.
I was Asheville's (N.C.) 3rd Yoga and Meditation instructor when I moved there in 1985.
My son's father and I opened the first Acupuncture Clinic of TCM in 1985 as well.
We continued to pioneer and in 1988 opened a Health Food Store and the first Vegetarian restaurant in Asheville.
My undergraduate degree is in painting and drawing and a minor in MUSIC.
Having been around all venues of music, I was so impressed with Kriyanna and her sound events.
She is a rising light in the field of sound through voice and natural instruments.
May she continue to spread her energy of Divine Love through her musical performances.
With her expansive narrative and her extensive knowledge, Kriyanna sets the tone for an amazing sound Healing experience. She is a gifted Space holder, creating a deeply intimate and Rich environment. Her skill and intuition with the instruments, along with her mystical singing Carry me to other worlds and connection with deeper levels of my inner wisdom and being.
In addition to Kryianna's beautiful singing voice and musical talents she is also very sensitive to the feelings and needs of others emotionally and spiritually. This comes through in her sound healing sessions where each individual in the group feels as if she is channeling just for them, with Love and support...moving gracefully from one instrument to the other including her voice. I was left feeling transformed,grounded, and more full of light!!!
Sound healing is both simple and complex , based on scientific principles yet based in personal experience. For me it is a time of letting go and trusting your sound healer will assist you on a journey that is both safe and healing. Kyrianna is such a sound healer. From facilitating intention both personal and as a group, to providing a safe space from which to experience Chrystal singing bowls, gongs, shakers and various other instruments. A journey to healing and peace. And not to forget her beautiful voice that ties everything together. Sound healing at its best. Enjoy!
Finding Your Life's Purpose
Improved Mental Health
Healing of Bones & Organs Cancer
Rapid Injury Recover
Past Life Healing
Releasing of Destructive/Negative Patterns, Thoughts, and Beliefs
Repressed Emotions Released and Transformed
This movie shows how brain waves can be affected using an Emotiv Epoc EEG device to map activity during a Gong Bath™ with Richard Rudis. www.Sacredsoundgongbath.com for more information. Movie by Janet Bass
This movie details a remarkable physical change that took place in blood samples from the 1 person before & after a Richard Rudis Sacred Sound Gong Bath™ with blood being tested by Sherry Beitzel of 'Inside Out Therapies' of Boulder Colorado using a Darkfield Microscope.
This movie shows the dramatic effects Sacred Sound can have on our Physical body in a short space of time.