Our hurry-up, multi-tasking, autopilot world exacts a terrible toll on our bodies, minds and spirits. Bedside Harp’s Center for MindBody Studies & Practices presents a wide variety of offerings designed to promote wellness, reduce stress and facilitate healing for adults ready to transform their lives.
Instructional Healing Harp: Since Biblical days and perhaps even earlier, the harp has been used as an instrument of self-healing and empowerment. For the past twelve years we’ve taught nearly 700 people to play our small, 23-27 stringed instruments which produce rich, warm sounds and gentle vibrations. Our user-friendly methods have you making beautiful music from your very first lesson, even if you’ve never before played an instrument. Mini-semester of 5 sessions: $199.00 plus a one-time only $125.00 materials fee. Harps available for rent or sale. Classes held in Bucks County, PA and in Mercerville, Rahway, Paterson and Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Based on the program first developed at UMass by Jon Kabat-Zinn over 30 years ago, this 8 week experiential is the most widely researched meditation program in the world. Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life, a way of taking charge of your life, a way of doing something for yourself that no one else can do for you. Course fee of $530.00 includes all classes, a daylong retreat, handbook, and 4 guided meditation CDs. Class size is limited, so call today for classes taught at RWJ Hamilton’s Fitness and Wellness Center in Mercerville, NJ and at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA.
Daylong and Weekend-long Mindfulness Retreats: Escape from the busy-ness of everyday life to focus on things that really matter in life—your relationship with your self and your relationships with others. We explore such topics as cultivating compassion, finding forgiveness, managing anger and more. Retreats are held in various locations and are individually priced.
Sound Healing Private Sessions: Edie Elkan, M.A., Master Harp Therapist, Singing Bowl and Reiki Master and meditation teacher, combines her talents to offer healing sounds and vibrations of Himalayan singing bowls and bells, gongs, drums, rain sticks and many more soothing instruments, including, of course, the harp, as the recipient either lies on a massage table or sits in a specially made chair. Held in an intimate setting in Bucks County, PA, sessions are generally 45 minutes in length. $100.00
Harp Therapy Private Sessions: Imagine this: a Certified Master Harp Therapist in your home, business or healthcare facility playing calming, soothing notes to relax and de-stress you. Life doesn’t get much better than this. $125.00/ 45 minute session. May also be combined with a guided meditation and/or Reiki for an additional fee.