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Reset with Forest Bathing and Sound Healing
Reset with Forest Bathing and Sound Healing

Sat, Jun 25


Mars Hill

Reset with Forest Bathing and Sound Healing

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Time & Location

Jun 25, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Mars Hill, 2854 Puncheon Fork Rd, Mars Hill, NC 28754, USA

About the event

All of existence vibrates. Come vibrate with us!

Join us for a special evening of time in nature and vibrational sound healing with sound healing practitioners David Heiss and Dawn Sagonias who will play the gongs and the harmonium. In this 2 1/2 hour transformational event, you will be invited to reset and ground through the vibrational frequencies of nature and sound healing.

What to Expect

We’ll start by preparing our minds and bodies with forest bathing to connect to our senses. This will be time walking slowly in meditation on the grounds of Inner Wolf Retreat Space, which is overall flat.  Then we ascend to the second floor of the renovated barn to lay down and relax into a meditative state with the sounds of the gongs. You will be invited to surrender to the sounds and the vibrations, allowing them to permeate every cell of your being. Take this as an opportunity to give your ego a respite, heal at a deep level, and discover new aspects of yourself.

What to Bring

We suggest that you bring a yoga mat or resting cushion (the floor is wood), blanket, pillow, and water bottle as well as anything else that you feel will enhance your journey.


The forest bathing and sound healing session will take place at Inner Wolf Retreat Space in Wolf Laurel a picturesque and serene location just outside of Asheville, NC.

More About Sound Healing

When the gong sings, your body, mind, and soul listen and feel with every cell of your being. The mysterious and powerful sounds are both deeply stimulating and healing, creating a unique experience for each person.  Sound Healing relaxes the mind so the body can activate the parasympathetic nervous system to rest, digest, and heal.  Every sound healing session is unique and profoundly personal, meeting you where you are in your own spiritual and healing journey. As such, it is best approached with an open mind and receptive state. Thoughts and feelings may surface, you may perceive colors and visions, the subconscious can become conscious, the mysterious can become illuminated, insights can arise.

The harmonium, the other instrument of the workshop, is an aid for the voice and leads us in opening our hearts and voices to greater connection with ourselves and with higher spirit. The sound of your own voice is the most powerful sound healing instrument there is. Dawn will share some lullaby-like, heart-opening chants to pair with the harmonium as part of our evening together in expanding joy.

Please be aware that sound healing with the gong is quite powerful. Sometimes it can feel disturbing and bring up past trauma experiences from the subconscious. Often this allows for clearing of those experiences, but it may feel uncomfortable. Always operate within your own sense of safety and tolerance. If you feel that this experience is not for you, honor that. We are not medical professionals. Our gong sessions and recommendations are not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, nor is the information presented here intended to replace consultation with a qualified physician or other healthcare providers. This being said, many people fall asleep with the sound of the gong. The gong provides the sound of consistent stability that allows the mind and body to find peace.

About David and Dawn

David Heiss and Dawn Sagonias are musicians and sound healers who are passionate about sharing the transformative power of music as a healing modality. They incorporate their extensive experience in music therapy, biofeedback, massage therapy, yoga, and sound healing into their healing sessions and have performed all over the country and world.

You can find out more about Dawn’s work here at and David’s work at .


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    Includes forest bathing walk, sound healing, and tea




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