what is it all about?
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 eighteen years we’ve taught over 800 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.
Mindfulness Courses, Workshops & Daylong 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 introduction to mindfulness, mindful eating, mindful living, cultivating compassion, finding forgiveness, managing anger and more. Held in various locations and individually priced.
- Instructional Healing Harp with Edie $75.00/hr.
One-time materials fee only $125 paid at the beginning of the semester. Harps available for rent or sale. Classes held in Bensalem, PA and in Mercerville, NJ.
- Sound Healing Private Sessions $100
Edie Elkan, M.A., Master Harp Therapist, Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Certified Singing Bowl practitioner and Reiki Master, 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 chair. Held in an intimate setting in Bucks County, PA, sessions are generally 45 minutes in length.
- Harp Therapy Private Sessions $125
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, with sessions that are 45 minutes long.
What people are saying
I wanted to share with you all how this course has made a significant impact on my life, my relationships with others, and most importantly how I now treat myself. I have learned how to listen better, focus better, and let things go. I have learned more about myself in the eight week course than I have ever would have known and I have come to the realization that I have been treating myself with such hate and disgust for things that have happened in the past and beating myself up for the things that are completely out of my control.
I have been given the tools to help me act upon living in the now and letting go of all things that have been eating away at me for years from the past. It is so refreshing and it always gets me a little choked up when I talk about it because these tools have changed my life forever. I can now love myself and accept myself for who I am which is something that I have not done in many, many years. I have learned how to respond and react better to what life has thrown at me and am now able to manage and deal with the stressors that have been plaguing me for years in a calm and collected manner.
I am a new person because of this course and I hope if there is anyone out there that is looking for a change in all aspects of your life that you consider taking this course. It WILL make you a better person and it WILL change your life.”