Today we’d like to introduce you to Ana Netanel.
Ana, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
At an early age I was looking for ways to feel more elevated , heal myself, feel better and help others .I found music was a natural way to have a self exulted experience, it took me to a deep meditative space, much like creating artwork. I began studying the healing art of sound and my first instrument was a djembe .As my interest grew so did my collection of ancient healing instruments such as gongs , crystal bowls , tibetan bowls, chimes , and more . Another special part of my journey took place on the garden island of Hawaii ,Kauai where I lived for four years . I learned about the benefits of healing through forgiveness prayers from Howard Wills . Also the healing power of Ho’oponopono , ( Hawaiian Forgiveness prayers) .During that time , I helped co-create women circles and full moon community gatherings. I studied and became certificated in kundalini yoga, breath work, and meditation, Prenatal yoga , kids yoga and I am a birth doula . All of my learning has shaped the healing events that I create today . I utilize everything I have learned and experienced ,to create uplifting, high vibrational, heart centered events for deep healing .
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
This year has been one of the biggest challenges because we weren’t able to have our healing events for close to four months .We felt really disconnected from our community during these turbulent times .This was very frustrating because at a time when people were afraid and suffering ,we were forced to be apart, I personally felt sad that I couldn’t help the community more . We went from helping close to a thousand people a month to zero people. Luckily we began to transition to online events. One more challenge ~ many platforms are designed to recognize voice and mute all other sounds, so they are not good for sound baths and sound healing . Luckily we found some good solutions. I even began facilitating live sound baths during the pandemic with a celebrity guest host Karruche Tran on Instagram live Sundays at 11:11am and we had about 71k people attend a single event . We began reaching more new people with these healing vibrations.
Please tell us about Shakti Sound Bath.
Shakti Sound Bath
The female principle of divine energy
A meditative acoustic sound concert that “washes” away stress and brings you to a state of relaxation, activating your body’s own natural system of self-healing.
Shakti Sound Bath is a group of dedicated sound healers trained and lead by me. We create a surround sound experience using ancient, meditative acoustic sound that washes away stress and brings you to a state of relaxation, activating your body’s own natural healing system for self-healing. Proud of so much but here are a few:
We help support three amazing nonprofits with fundraiser sound baths :the Wolf Connection, Big Heart Ranch and Saffyre Sanctuary.
We are bringing these healing frequencies to the mainstream. I recently shared sound healing on MTV, Grey’s Anatomy, and on an upcoming Netflix comedy show.
I’m also co-starting a new company called In Tune .
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Start the online platform earlier that way, we could stay connected with our community no matter what happens. Also don’t take anything personally . As a healer we try to help everyone, but we have to know that ultimately it is there choice of what they want to do .
- $25-40 group sound baths depending on the size and space
- $600 Sound Healing Teacher Training
- $650 private sound baths
- Website: Shaktisoundbath.com
- Phone: 310-210-7412
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/ananetanel/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/shaktisoundbath/
- Yelp: www.yelp.com/biz/shakti-sound-bath-ana-netanel-los-angeles
- Other: www.meetup.com/shaktisoundbath/
Photo credit: Nora Cohen
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