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Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 2017


Dear Friends of Healing Music,


Happy Spring!!!!!!! I hope that you are all well and enjoying the lovely spring shifts - renewal, reawakening, the beauty of nature and boundless joy! Feels like fairies are all around us these days!

I have had such a busy springtime! I think my busiest ever! Played at so many magical events, met so many wonderful people! Life is goodly (fairy word).

MUSIC MEDITATION

One more event this marvellous month of May - a Music Meditation with my friend Andrea Gerhardt. She sings the ancient, beautiful Songs of Hildegard and plays the harp and a few other gorgeous instruments. ! I hope that you can join us on Saturday, May 27, 7:30pm at Esther Myers Yoga Studio, 390 Dupont Street, Suite 203. The cost is $33 and you can pay on paypal (to:  debbiedanbrook@gmail.com). If you prefer to pay at the door please RSVP and let me know you are coming, much thanks.

APRIL & MAY ADVENTURES

In April I travelled to Ottawa for teaching and playing. Here I am having a quiet moment before playing with Mark Daniel at the lovely home of Catherine. Thanks so much Catherine for hosting us! And then a lovely photo of us playing the following week at Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto. I love the fairy lights in this photo!!!




Here is a Magical Tree picture from a workshop I offered to a wonderful Women's Group. The tree is on the banks of the Humber River. It was a magical day! Thanks to all who attended and special thanks to Kathleen for graciously hosting the event!



I had an amazing evening as I always do playing for the Satsang offering of Jac O'Keefe. The rain was pounding down on the tin roof - an incredible soundscape for my shakuhachi meditation! Jac is one of my favourite spiritual speakers, a lovely Irish woman who shares ancient wisdom with us all. Thank you Jac for being you! www.jac-okeefe.com

Then one of the highlights of the year so far - playing at Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto for the conference entitled: 'Finding Common Ground'. Presented by the organization A Mindful Society. www.amindfulsociety.org  I played for 600 attendees on the opening night at Convocation Hall. I also offered a Music Meditation for the group on Sunday morning. Wonderful people, wonderful group energy. Thanks so much to the organizer Michael Apollo for including me at the conference again this year.

Here I am doing my sound check at Convocation Hall. I have a lovely picture of me playing later in the night - I'll include that one in my yearly newsletter!



My next April event was with my dear friend David Price Francis. We offered an Energy Workshop at Trinity St. Pauls United Church. It was an amazing night; always a pleasure working with David. We are continuing to work on our guided meditations and will have more of them released this year!

Then off to Bancroft for some meetings about projects, video and photo shoots and playing at the lovely 'The Place for the Arts'.

I started off the month of May with a delightful evening concert hosted by guitar player extrordinaire, Mark Battenberg. One of the spoken works by Mark was about Iris the Fairy and so I dressed up as Iris! A lovely night with lots and lots of donations for the food bank. Thank you Mark for organizing this beautiful event!



UPCOMING EVENTS - Music Meditations, Healing Music talks, Concerts

There are some lovely upcoming Music Meditations. The May 27 with Andrea Gerhardt I mentioned at the top of the letter. Then off to Ottawa to play at Adi Shakti on June 9 and to Oakville to play at Akasha's Den on June 21, both events with my friend Mark Daniel playing Tibetan and crystal bowls. The next Toronto meditation at Esther Myers is on July 22 with Chris Gartner.

On July 11, 6:00pm, I will be offering a Healing Music Talk and Music Meditation at the Toronto Reference Library - an event sponsored by our association: Music Can Heal. www.musiccanheal.org

Ottawa friends: Our yearly Japanese Music and Art Concert will be on August 6th, 2:00pm, Sunday. Remic Rapids Music Meditation and Sacred Dance event is on Saturday August 5th, time to be announced. Please check the EVENTS section at www.healingmusic.com

For more details about upcoming events please scroll down.

I hope to see you soon at an event! Or if you would like to meet for a Mantra Session or Inviting in Light ceremony please get in touch!

fairy hugs, love, debrina
cell: 416-833-3564
Debbie Danbrook
416-322-3337
www.healingmusic.com


Breathe in Love
Breathe out Light
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EVENT LISTINGS

2017
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TORONTO, May 27, 2017 Saturday
MUSIC MEDITATION with Debbie Danbrook and Andrea Gerhardt
Please join us for a magical Music Meditation with Shakuhachi, North American flute, Fairy Chimes, Fairy Stick, vocals, and the beautiful and ancient songs of Hildegard
Delicious tea will be served. You are welcome to come early for tea and stay after the event to chat.
Location: Esther Myers Yoga Studio
390 Dupont Street, Suite 203
(side entrance, north side of Dupont between Spadina and Bathurst) 

Time: 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
There are mats, blankets, pillows and chairs available at the studio. If you would like to bring extra pillows/blankets to make yourself comfortable please do. You can stretch out and relax completely during this deep, music meditation.
Cost: $33
The space is lovely and cozy. We can accommodate a total of 20 participants.
To reserve your space please prepay through paypal or e-transfer: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com 
Questions? Don't use paypal or e-transfer? Please call or text me: 416-833-3564 or e-mail, much thanks.

For directions/questions the night of the event: 416-833-3564
I look forward to seeing you at our event!
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OAKVILLE

Date to be announced

Time: 7:00pm - 90 minute Ceremony

MUSIC CEREMONY with Chris Gartner at Akasha's Den
Please join us for a healing and restorative Music Ceremony featuring Debbie playing shakuhachi flute, fairy chimes and Chris creating layers of beautiful soundscapes with his bass and magical sound generators.
Location: 430 Speers Road, Oakville 

Phone: 905-844-5055
Email: info@akashasden.com 
Website: www.akashasden.com 
Cost: $44
Registration and Information: Akasha's Den: 905-844-5055
MAY EVENT - details to follow
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OTTAWA/ORLEANS

June 9, 2017  Friday


ADI SHAKTI YOGA HOME SANCTUARY
MUSIC MEDITATION with Debbie Danbrook and Mark Daniel.
Please join us for a magical Music Meditation with Shakuhachi, North American flute, Fairy Chimes, Fairy Stick, vocals, Tibetan and Crystal Bowls and Gongs.
Delicious tea will be served. Please come early for tea and stay after the event to chat.

To register and for more details please contact:
Ram Das Latulippe


adishaktiyoga@gmail.com
www.AdiShaktiYogaCentre.com
The Adi Shakti Yoga Home Sanctuary in Orléans

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 824-9189

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OAKVILLE

June 21, 2017 Wednesday

Time: 7:00pm - 90 minute Ceremony

MUSIC CEREMONY with Debbie Danbrook and Mark Daniel at Akasha's Den
Please join us for a healing and restorative Music Ceremony featuring Debbie playing shakuhachi flute, fairy chimes and singing
and Mark playing Tibetan and crystal bowls.
www.seraphimsupportedsounds.com  
Location: Akasha's Den
430 Speers Road, Oakville
One block east of Trafalgar turn right onto Reynolds Street.

Phone: 905-844-5055
Email: info@akashasden.com
Website: www.akashasden.com 
Cost: $44
Registration and Information: Akasha's Den: 905-844-5055
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TORONTO, July 11, 2017 Tuesday

MUSIC CAN HEAL EVENT - HEALING MUSIC TALK AND MUSIC MEDITATION with DEBBIE DANBROOK

Location: Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street

Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This free performance will take place at the Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Auditorium, and is part of a three-part concert-lecture series, The Healing Power of Sound, organized by the Toronto Reference Library and Music Can Heal, a non-profit organization that brings live music from cultures across the globe to patients in need, be it to their bedside, within a hospital, hospice or to their private residences. www.musiccanheal.org


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TORONTO, July 22, 2017
MUSIC MEDITATION with Debbie Danbrook and Chris Gartner
Please join us for a magical Music Meditation with Shakuhachi, North American flute, Fairy Chimes, Fairy Stick, vocals, Magical Atmospheres and Bass. Tea will be served.

Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $33
 The space is lovely and cozy. We can accommodate a total of 20 participants.
To reserve your space please prepay through paypal or e-transfer: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com 
Questions? Please call or text me: 416-833-3564 or e-mail, much thanks.
There are mats, blankets, pillows and chairs available at the studio. If you would like to bring extra pillows/blankets to make yourself comfortable please do. You can stretch out and relax completely during this deep, music meditation.
For directions/questions the night of the event: 416-833-3564

Debbie & Chris from their 'Light From The Super Earth' CD 
video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V1QLwFMxVE

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OTTAWA

August 4, 2017 Friday

SHAKUHACHI PLAYDAY

Start time: 2:00pm

Location: Stepping Stones Gallery
This is an annual get together with my Shakuhachi students for a Master Class on breathwork, Japanese music and an informal concert. We have had some lovely 'non-shakuhachi' musicians join us in the past. Please let me know if you would like details.
If you are a beginner Shakuhachi player please feel welcome to join us - players of all levels are welcome!
Please contact me for more information: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com
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OTTAWA
 
August 5, 2017 Saturday

DANCING on WAVES of GRACE
Time: (to be confirmed) 
free event

MUSIC MEDITATION, MOVEMENT MEDITATION with the rock sculpture of JOHN CEPRANO Please join Debbie Danbrook and musical friends, including the Take Club Shakuhachi Group along with dancers from the Sacred Dance Guild for a beautiful and peaceful Walking Meditation through the rock garden sculptures. Participants will be invited to sit or to join in a meditative walk with music/dancers weaving throughout the space. After the performance we will sit together and enjoy the sunset.
This is a photographers dream! Please feel free to bring your camera
Location: Remic Rapids on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. There's a stone sculpture installation at the entrance with a sign "Remic Rapids" right after the Parkdale exit


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OTTAWA

August 6, 2017 Sunday 
Time: 2pm
CONCERT: An evening to celebrate Japanese and Canadian Music and Art
Ian Hepburn - harp, Debbie Danbrook - Shakuhachi, Catriona Sturton - harmonica and accordion plus the Shakuhachi students of Debbie. Beautiful Japanese brush painting artwork will be created by Rebecca Cragg during the concert and lucky audience members will take home these beautiful pictures. Also in the raffle will be CD's by Debbie Danbrook. This will be an intimate private concert with limited seating for 20 participants. 
Tickets: $30, in advance
RSVP and tickets: info@camelliaTeas.net or phone: 613-739-4649
Location: Mooney's Bay. Directions are given with your RSVP confirmation.

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OAKVILLE 
October, 2017, date and details to be announced

Time: 7:00pm - 90 minute Ceremony

MUSIC CEREMONY with Debbie Danbrook
Please join us for a healing and restorative Music Ceremony featuring Debbie playing shakuhachi flute, fairy chimes and singing. Debbie will also offering a Healing Music talk.
Location: Akasha's Den
430 Speers Road, Oakville


Phone: 905-844-5055
Email: info@akashasden.com
Website: www.akashasden.com 
Cost: $33
Registration and Information: Akasha's Den: 905-844-5055

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OTTAWA/ORLEANS

December 17, 2017  Sunday


ADI SHAKTI YOGA HOME SANCTUARY
MUSIC MEDITATION with Debbie Danbrook and Mark Daniel.
Please join us for a magical Music Meditation with Shakuhachi, North American flute, Fairy Chimes, Fairy Stick, vocals, Tibetan and Crystal Bowls and Gongs.
Delicious tea will be served. Please come early for tea and stay after the event to chat.

To register and for more detais please contact:
Ram Das Latulippe


adishaktiyoga@gmail.com
www.AdiShaktiYogaCentre.com
The Adi Shakti Yoga Home Sanctuary in Orléans

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 824-9189

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2018
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JAPAN TOUR - 2018

Last week of March and beginning of April 
Approximately 8 to 10 days
(dates may shift by a few days to accommodate the cherry blossoms)
Maximum of 3 participants - booking for this tour starting in summer, 2017
Please join me and a few participants for the annual Cherry Blossom tour to Japan. We will travel to my favourite temples where I will offer Music Meditations under the Cherry Blossoms. Tour includes travel to Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, and sometimes Ise, the spiritual centre for the Shinto religion. We will enjoy peaceful and tranquil walking meditations at ancient sites, experience a traditional Tea Ceremony, listen to healing music and of course eat fabulous Japanese food, drink sake and shop!!!! Always an enlightening and fun adventure. For more info: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com 
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Debbie Danbrook
Lots of Love,
416-322-3337
www.healingmusic.com


Breathe in Love
Breathe out Light

April 2017

Dear Friends of Healing Music,


Happy Spring!!!! I hope that you are all enjoying the freshness of this lovely season. The energetic shifts have been intense this year but it feels like we are in a calmer time, that we have reached a new plateau. Allow this new energy to carry you through this magical time of the spring reawakening!!!

I have had an incredibly wild and magical time so far this year!! First my trip to the Bahamas. I was staying at Spirit House on Cat Island - directly across the deep waters from the wee island I used to live on!!!!! I played at many lovely events - at a workshop, a book launch, an 80th birthday celebration and my favourite - at the Hermitage built by the Franciscan monk Brother Jerome. This tiny, perfect Hermitage was built for one - a tiny kitchen, tiny bedroom, tiny bell tower and tiny chapel. Exquisite! I'll send photos in my yearly newsletter.

Here is me playing at the mystical Spirit House.



Then a short respite back in Toronto. Did some recording, offered a few Music Ceremonies then got ready to go to Japan!

The trip was magical, wonderful and wildly fun! My favourite, as always, was visiting and playing at my temple Hozanji. I love this temple and it is always in my heart....



There were a few firsts on this trip. We went to sumo!!! When I lived in Japan I used to follow the sumo tournaments with my friends. It was quite a thrill to attend a live tournament!!!





We also went to lots and lots of events including a Japanese cooking class! and lots of incredible castles and temples.

Here we are in Nara at Todaiji Temple.

             

Here are the cherry blossoms at Nagoya Castle



I am happy to be home! I just played at 2 lovely events over the weekend. Friday I played at a Satsang with the Irish healer Jac O'Keefe. And Sunday I played at the Heliconian Hall for a beautiful Japanese operetta written by Kathryn Henzler.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Heading off to Ottawa this week to play with Mark Daniel on Saturday, April 8 at 7:00pm in Almonte. This is a new space for me - looking forward to playing there!

Then back to Toronto to play again with Mark at Esther Myers Yoga Studio on Saturday, April 15 at 7:30pm.

I am really looking forward to playing again this year at the Mindfulness Conference. The event last year was fantastic! I am playing the evening of Friday, April 21 and the morning of Sunday, April 23. amindfulsociety.org

I will be joining my wonderful friend David Price Francis for an evening of Energy Work on Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 - 10:00pm. This is always an enlightening evening!

Please scroll down for more details on the events.

Hope to see you soon! Happy Spring!

Lots of Love,
Debbie Danbrook
416-322-3337
cell: 416-833-3564
www.healingmusic.com


Breathe in Love
Breathe out Light
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EVENT LISTINGS

2017
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ALMONTE, ONTARIO

April 8, 2017
RHYTHM OF YOUR SOUL
Please join Debbie Danbrook and Mark Daniel for a beautiful, healing and ethereal Music Ceremony at the beautiful space of Catherine Fredette, nestled atop the Carp Ridge.

Spaces are limited for this event. Please RSVP Catherine by telephone at (613) 285-4978 or by email at spiritsinlove@hotmail.com for registration and directions.

Please bring your yoga mat or anything else you feel comfortable sitting or lying on. 
The space is lovely and cozy. We can accommodate a total of 20 participants.
For additional information please contact:debbiedanbrook@gmail.com
cell: 416-833-3564416-833-3564 or e-mail, much thanks.
Heart offering of $44.00
Time: 7pm.

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TORONTO

April 15, 2017 Saturday
MUSIC MEDITATION with Debbie Danbrook and Mark Daniel.
Please join us for a magical Music Meditation with Shakuhachi, North American flute, Fairy Chimes, Fairy Stick, vocals, Tibetan and Crystal Bowls and Gongs.
Delicious tea will be served. Please come early for tea and stay after the event to chat.
Location: Esther Myers Yoga Studio
390 Dupont Street, Suite 203
(side entrance, north side of Dupont between Spadina and Bathurst)
Time: 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
There are mats, blankets, pillows and chairs available at the studio. If you would like to bring extra pillows/blankets to make yourself comfortable please do. You can stretch out and relax completely during this deep, music meditation.
Cost: $33
The space is lovely and cozy. We can accommodate a total of 20 participants.
To reserve your space please prepay through paypal or e-transfer: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com 
Questions? Don't use paypal or e-transfer? Please call or text me: 416-833-3564 or e-mail, much thanks.

For directions/questions the night of the event: 416-833-3564

I look forward to seeing you at our event!
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TORONTO

April 21, 22, 23, 2016  
I will be performing on April 21 and 23
MINDFULNESS CONFERENCE 


I have been invited to play at this wonderful conference. I am honoured to be a part of this amazing event! The conference last year was incredible!

I will update the details for my performance.

If you are interested in joining the full conference, please register at www.amindfulsociety.org

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TORONTO

April 26, 2017 Wednesday
David Price Francis with Special Guest Debbie Danbrook. 
Time: 7:00 - 10:00pm
Location: Trinity St. Paul's Church
427 Bloor St. West (Bloor & Spadina)
A life-changing evening of information, guided meditation and music!
More details to follow, please save the date!

Price: $20

For more information/registration contact: 
david@energyworlds.com
tel. 646.737.3470
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OAKVILLE

May, 2017 - date to be announced
Time: 7:00pm - 90 minute Ceremony
MUSIC CEREMONY with Chris Gartner at Akasha's Den
Please join us for a healing and restorative Music Ceremony featuring Debbie playing shakuhachi flute, fairy chimes and Chris creating layers of beautiful soundscapes with his bass and magical sound generators.
Location: Akasha's Den
#1 � 312 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
One block east of Trafalgar turn right onto Reynolds Street.
Phone: 905-844-5055
Email: info@akashasden.com
Website: www.akashasden.com 
Cost: $44
Registration and Information: Akasha's Den: 905-844-5055
MAY EVENT - details to follow
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OTTAWA/ORLEANS

June 9, 2017  Friday


ADI SHAKTI YOGA HOME SANCTUARY
MUSIC MEDITATION with Debbie Danbrook and Mark Daniel.
Please join us for a magical Music Meditation with Shakuhachi, North American flute, Fairy Chimes, Fairy Stick, vocals, Tibetan and Crystal Bowls and Gongs.
Delicious tea will be served. Please come early for tea and stay after the event to chat.

To register and for more details please contact:
Ram Das Latulippe


adishaktiyoga@gmail.com
www.AdiShaktiYogaCentre.com
The Adi Shakti Yoga Home Sanctuary in Orléans

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 824-9189

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TORONTO

June 2017  Date to be confirmed
MUSIC MEDITATION with Debbie Danbrook and Andrea Gerhardt
Please join us for a magical Music Meditation with Shakuhachi, North American flute, Fairy Chimes, Fairy Stick, vocals, and the beautiful and ancient songs of Hildegard
Delicious tea will be served. You are welcome to come early for tea and stay after the event to chat.
Location: Esther Myers Yoga Studio
390 Dupont Street, Suite 203
(side entrance, north side of Dupont between Spadina and Bathurst)
Time: 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
There are mats, blankets, pillows and chairs available at the studio. If you would like to bring extra pillows/blankets to make yourself comfortable please do. You can stretch out and relax completely during this deep, music meditation.
Cost: $33
 The space is lovely and cozy. We can accommodate a total of 20 participants.
To reserve your space please prepay through paypal or e-transfer: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com 
Questions? Don't use paypal or e-transfer? Please call or text me: 416-833-3564 or e-mail, much thanks.

For directions/questions the night of the event: 416-833-3564
I look forward to seeing you at our event!

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OAKVILLE

June 21, 2017 Wednesday
Time: 7:00pm - 90 minute Ceremony
MUSIC CEREMONY with Debbie Danbrook and Mark Daniel at Akasha's Den
Please join us for a healing and restorative Music Ceremony featuring Debbie playing shakuhachi flute, fairy chimes and singing
and Mark playing Tibetan and crystal bowls.
www.seraphimsupportedsounds.com  
Location: Akasha's Den
#1 � 312 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
One block east of Trafalgar turn right onto Reynolds Street.
Phone: 905-844-5055
Email: info@akashasden.com
Website: www.akashasden.com 
Cost: $44
Registration and Information: Akasha's Den: 905-844-5055
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OTTAWA
August 4, 2017 Friday (date to be confirmed)
SHAKUHACHI PLAYDAY
Start time: 2:00pm
Location: Stepping Stones Gallery
This is an annual get together with my Shakuhachi students for a Master Class on breathwork, Japanese music and an informal concert. We have had some lovely 'non-shakuhachi' musicians join us in the past. Please let me know if you would like details.
If you are a beginner Shakuhachi player please feel welcome to join us - players of all levels are welcome!
Please contact me for more information: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com
......................................................................................................
OTTAWA
 
August 5, 2017 Saturday
DANCING on WAVES of GRACE
Time: (to be confirmed) 
free event

MUSIC MEDITATION, MOVEMENT MEDITATION with the rock sculpture of JOHN CEPRANO Please join Debbie Danbrook and musical friends, including the Take Club Shakuhachi Group along with dancers from the Sacred Dance Guild for a beautiful and peaceful Walking Meditation through the rock garden sculptures. Participants will be invited to sit or to join in a meditative walk with music/dancers weaving throughout the space. After the performance we will sit together and enjoy the sunset.
This is a photographers dream! Please feel free to bring your camera
Location: Remic Rapids on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. There's a stone sculpture installation at the entrance with a sign "Remic Rapids" right after the Parkdale exit


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OTTAWA

August 6, 2017 Sunday (date to be confirmed)
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
CONCERT: An evening to celebrate Japanese and Canadian Music and Art
Ian Hepburn - harp, Debbie Danbrook - Shakuhachi, Catriona Sturton - harmonica and accordion plus the Shakuhachi students of Debbie. Beautiful Japanese brush painting artwork will be created by Rebecca Cragg during the concert and lucky audience members will take home these beautiful pictures. Also in the raffle will be CD's by Debbie Danbrook. This will be an intimate private concert with limited seating for 20 participants. 
Tickets: $30, in advance
RSVP and tickets: info@camelliaTeas.net or phone: 613-739-4649
Location: Mooney's Bay. Directions are given with your RSVP confirmation.

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OAKVILLE 
October, 2017, date and details to be announced
Time: 7:00pm - 90 minute Ceremony
MUSIC CEREMONY with Debbie Danbrook
Please join us for a healing and restorative Music Ceremony featuring Debbie playing shakuhachi flute, fairy chimes and singing. Debbie will also offering a Healing Music talk.
Location: Akasha's Den
#1 � 312 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
One block east of Trafalgar turn right onto Reynolds Street.
Phone: 905-844-5055
Email: info@akashasden.com
Website: www.akashasden.com 
Cost: $33
Registration and Information: Akasha's Den: 905-844-5055

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OTTAWA/ORLEANS

December 17, 2017  Sunday

ADI SHAKTI YOGA HOME SANCTUARY
MUSIC MEDITATION with Debbie Danbrook and Mark Daniel.
Please join us for a magical Music Meditation with Shakuhachi, North American flute, Fairy Chimes, Fairy Stick, vocals, Tibetan and Crystal Bowls and Gongs.
Delicious tea will be served. Please come early for tea and stay after the event to chat.

To register and for more detais please contact:
Ram Das Latulippe


adishaktiyoga@gmail.com
www.AdiShaktiYogaCentre.com
The Adi Shakti Yoga Home Sanctuary in Orléans

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 824-9189

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2018
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JAPAN TOUR - 2018

Last week of March and beginning of April 
Approximately 8 to 10 days
(dates may shift by a few days to accommodate the cherry blossoms)
Maximum of 3 participants - booking for this tour starting in summer, 2017
Please join me and a few participants for the annual Cherry Blossom tour to Japan. We will travel to my favourite temples where I will offer Music Meditations under the Cherry Blossoms. Tour includes travel to Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, and sometimes Ise, the spiritual centre for the Shinto religion. We will enjoy peaceful and tranquil walking meditations at ancient sites, experience a traditional Tea Ceremony, listen to healing music and of course eat fabulous Japanese food, drink sake and shop!!!! Always an enlightening and fun adventure. For more info: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com 
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Lots of Love,
Debbie Danbrook
416-322-3337
www.healingmusic.com


Breathe in Love
Breathe out Light

Sunday, February 12, 2017

2016 YEARLY NEWSLETTER - DEBBIE DANBROOK - HEALING MUSIC


 
Dear Friends of Healing Music,

Welcome to 2017!!! The words and feelings I have for this coming year are: GRATITUDE and ARRIVAL. I am so grateful to be here with so many wonderful beings who are consciously carrying the Light! And more and more beings are joining in this great gathering of Love and Light!!! We have been working towards this gathering for many many lifetimes and I have a feeling of Arrival and Celebration. I feel a wonderful shift, in myself, in family and friends, and in groups around the globe. Please stay extra grounded; deepen your spiritual practice; take special care of yourself; have fun and of course listen to lots and lots of Healing Music!!!

Here are some stories and events from my 2016. It was an amazing year for me!

To start off there is the photo collage at the top of the newsletter - created by my friends Joe and Leo at Orbital Arts! Some of my favourite memories! Me in Japan at my Temple Hozanji (photo taken by my niece, Claire). Playing at a Cathedral in New York for a Sacred Dance Event. (photo taken by Mayumi). Two pictures taken by Alfred D’Sa for my Ambient World CD. And in the middle a powerful Lioness with powerful energy to help carry me and my music through the coming years!!!! This collage is a gift from Steve to celebrate my birthday!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you, I love it!

PROJECTS RELEASED:

I released 3 big projects this year: the Sacred Sounds trilogy, the new USB sticks with the Healing Music library and also the Sleep Program. 

The Sacred Sounds trilogy has 3 of my favourite recordings: Sacred Sounds for Sleep, Sacred Sounds for the Spa and Sacred Sounds for the Soul. http://healingmusic.com/frame-catalogue.htm The beautiful packaging designed by Sharon Lockwood, www.zayzayshop.com

 
The USB sticks are a brand new idea to help get the whole Healing Music catalogue out to listeners: http://healingmusic.com/frame-catalogue.htmThere are 3 versions and the complete catalogue includes some of Steve’s magical piano recordings that were only available before in Japan.

SLEEP PROGRAM:

The other release for 2016 was the Sleep Program that I have  been working on for years. I am really happy with the end result and I hope that this program will help many listeners - including people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Thanks to all who helped with the program! And as this is a ‘by donation’ project special thanks to all who have donated at the Sleep Program website - much appreciated. And please keep sending your suggestions about who to pass this program on to. Thanks!

EVENTS:

It was a busy and fun year, playing at many wonderful events.

I started off the year playing at the beautiful home of my friend Sue - our annual ‘Bring in the Energy for the New Year’ event. It was sublime and grounding and healing as it always is!



LABYRINTH EVENTS: I offered workshops at several Labyrinth events - always one of my favourite things to do! Thanks to Jill Hewlett for arranging a lovely event in January. Thanks to the Toronto Labyrinth Society for organizing the fantastic event in June and thanks to my friend Joanne Stevenson for driving me!

www.labyrinthnetwork.ca 


MUSIC MEDITATIONS: I am so grateful for all the wonderful energy that flowed through the music at the many Music Meditations I offered this year.
A lovely Fairy Altar from my Ceremony at Akasha's Den:
Thanks to my lovely friend Mark Daniel who plays Tibetan and Crystal bowls. We played together almost monthly at wonderful spaces: Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto, Akasha’s Den in Ottawa, Adi Shakti in Ottawa, Kalyana Yoga Shala in Ottawa and Raven's Ridge near Orrilia.

Thanks to Andrea Gerhardt for her beautiful vocals and harp playing at both house concerts and  at Esther Myers Yoga Studio.

Thanks to Chris Gartner for his amazing bass soundscapes - we have played at Esther Myers  many many times and each Music Meditation is a soul journey! Plus we played at a wonderful outdoor event that I'll mention later in my newsletter.

I also offered solo Music Meditations at Akasha’s Den, Orbital Arts gallery and store, at events hosted by the Sacred Dance Guild (www.sacreddanceguild.org), and at an Edgar Cayce study group event. Always such lovely groups to play for! 

I travelled to Grail Springs in Bancroft twice this year - one of the most beautiful places I have ever played at! Thank you Madeleine Marentette for the love you have poured into this space!
There are some lovely videos from Grail Springs coming with my music as the soundscape. I will send them all in a future newsletter!!! Exciting!

MORE AMAZING EVENTS:

I played at one my all time favourite events ever for the Mindfulness Conference here in Toronto on May 13. The event was held in one of the best venues in the world - Koerner Hall. The acoustics in the hall are incredibly wonderful - my flute sound washed over me like honey!! This was also due to the amazing energy of the group - around 500 people who are all conscious beings working with mindfulness meditation on their spiritual journeys.  In the wings, waiting to go on, I was blessed to be in the presence of Thupten Jinpa, the translator for the Dalai Lama. Special thanks to Michael Appolo for inviting me to play at this event and for all his work in organizing this amazing conference.

www.amindfulsociety.org

June took me to Raven’s Ridge near Orrilia for a Soulstice Celebration!! A beautiful weekend event of Healing Music in the Labyrinth, the Medicine Wheel and nestled in front of the pond playing with Mark. Thank you Catherine Jenereaux for organizing this beautiful event!!!
Here is one of my favourite pictures - me and Mark playing in Narnia!

In July my wonderful friend Wendy Morrell hosted a CD ‘PreLaunch’ event at her beautiful home! A lovely group gathered in the back yard to listen and dance and do tai chi to the new recording I am working on with Chris Gartner! This was a fundraiser to help with the recording costs. We had champagne and strawberry shortcake and it was a fabulous night! Thank you so much Wendy for all your love and support!

August was incredible! I offered my yearly Shakuhachi Playday for my students at the lovely Camellia Teas space. Thank you to all my students for their diligence and beautiful playing! And big thanks to Rebecca and Matthew for inviting us again into their beautiful place. www.camelliateas.net

We offered our yearly concert the day after the Playday, a gorgeous event! Thanks to everyone who played including Ian Hepburn with his beautiful harp music. Rebecca Cragg did live Japanese painting during the concert, wow! Lucky audience members got to take home these incredible works of art!!!

Next was the annual performance at Remic Rapids with the fantastic Rock Sculptures of John Ceprano. Stunningly beautiful setting. My students and friends played with me, much thanks for their strong flute/drum/harp performance and much thanks to the Sacred Dancers led by Wendy Morrell. Always a photographers dream playing at this site. Thank you John for all your wonderful work: www.jfceprano.com



Changing gears - next I played on a Pirate ship!!!!! Yes, a pirate ship - the one at Toronto Island that does parties for kids. I co-facilitated a Healing Water Ceremony with Danielle Lobo. Thanks Danielle for organizing this fun and healing event! It was a magical cruise through all the back waters of the islands. Thanks to Matt, the owner of the ship, for taking us all out for a decidedly non-pirate type event!!! (except I did switch my fairy outfit for a pirate look….) But not to worry, the next night I played for a Music Can Heal event in Kensington Market and I was back in one of my regular Pixie outfits!

SACRED CEREMONIES:

The fall was an amazing time for me for new Sacred Ceremonies. I am grateful to new friends David Deschambault and Eric Reynolds for their support and love with my ordinations as a Deaconess and a Reverend. Thank you so much. I look forward to offering more healing energy through the ceremonies I will be offering - Weddings, Memorials and Celebration of Life Ceremonies.

MUSIC CAN HEAL:
Our Palliative Care Association has had a busy year - doing lots of events and helping to spread the word about the healing benefits of music for hospice and palliative care. Thanks to our leader Talia Wooldridge for all her incredible efforts! I played at several benefit concerts and awareness raising events including events at Array Music (beautiful space), Kensington Market, Royal Conservatory of Music and at the gorgeous Earl Bales Park. Here I am playing with Chris Gartner: 

BALLET MAGIC:

I went to my most favourite ballet ever!!! La Sylphide - a ballet about Scottish Fairies!!!! I went with my great niece Stephanie and we had a magical time!!! Big thanks to my friend Janice Mawhinney for our front row seats!!! And another thanks to Janice for all her help with editing my writing, much appreciated!

TRIPS:

I had so many lovely little trips travelling to events throughout Ontario - what a beautiful place we live in! Also had two amazing trips out of the country, one to Mexico and the other to Japan.

I love this story - my friend Sue and I were trying and trying to find a time to get together, no luck. Then she mentioned that she was going to Mexico and I said me too. Then she told me Puerto Vallarta and I said me too. Then her dates - we were going at the same time!!! When I got there my brother took me down to the beach and pointed out Sue’s hotel just a few buildings away!!!! So we had a whole day to hang out and explore beautiful places in Puerto Vallarta!
Here is a lovely picture of us:

The Japan Cherry Blossom Tour was incredible!!! Thanks to the folks who joined us this trip! I so love showing my favourite places and Temples to the group. Here I am at my Temple Hozanji:


ONGOING TEACHING:

I love teaching and I am so grateful to my shakuhachi students who play so beautifully on this amazing but difficult instrument! I also have some Native American Flute and vocal students who benefit from the breath work incorporated into the shakuhachi playing. I love you all!!!

ONGOING OFFERINGS/WORKSHOPS:

I offered so many workshops and did so many ceremonies this year, including ‘Mantra Meditations’ (create your own Mantra) and ‘Inviting in Light Ceremonies’ (for homes or work places).

Here is a link to our Healing Music website that tells you more about my offerings:


ONGOING PROJECTS:

New Recording: I am continuing to record pieces for the new recording with Chris Gartner. This is a beautiful collaboration that has some songs with words - a new endeavour  for me!!! I am loving the music and I can’t wait to release this recording! We already have a music video finished and the artwork ready to go….

Another New Recording: We are adding some new parts on the recording I am doing with Celina Carroll. This is a powerful celebration of music for Ceremony, lovely for walking meditation and gentle movement. Stay tuned for more updates!

Meditation Recordings: The Guided Meditations with David Price Francis are coming along nicely! We will be releasing more of the meditations for our event this year in April. Here are the ones we have released so far: http://www.energyworlds.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/HaloMeditation.jpg

And big hugs to Katee for her excellent help with all my website updates and newsletters!

Whew, I need a cup of tea, that was quite a year! I hope you have enjoyed reading about my adventures! I look forward to seeing you this year at an upcoming event!

I hope you have a wonderful, healing, creative, lovely and fun 2017!!!!

fairy hugs, love, debrina

416-322-3337
www.healingmusic.com


Breathe in Love
Breathe out Light

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EVENT LISTINGS

2017
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TORONTO
January 7, 2017  Saturday
 
HOUSE CONCERT
a MUSIC MEDITATION and Healing Music talk to bring in the wonderful energy for the amazing shifts to come in the New Year!
Location: Scarborough, at the beautiful home of my friend Sue. Directions to her house will be provided when you make your reservation.

Reservations: 416-439-1494
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TORONTO
February 5, 2017  Sunday
Interfaith Ceremony
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Annapurana Restaurant
1085 Bathurst (south of Dupont)
Please join us for a beautiful Interfaith Community Ceremony of peace. I will be offering a short Shakuhachi meditation. Tea and snacks will be served. All are welcome.
For more information: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com
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BAHAMAS

Februay 2017
Retreat at Cat island. A return for me to an area where I lived for a year on a desert island!
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JAPAN CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR

March 14 to 23, 2017
I am looking forward to sharing Music Meditations with the group at my favourite Temples! We will also have some amazing experiences going to: castles, a Japanese cooking class, Kabuki, Sumo wrestling…. and more fun events!
The 2018 Japan Tour will be booked starting in the summer of 2017. Please let me know if you would like some details.
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TORONTO

April 2, 2017  Sunday
Details to follow.
I will be playing at a performance organized by Kathryn Henzler - graduate student. The performance itself is a blend of musical theatre, classical composition, and Japanese instruments and poetry.
Please contact me for more information: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com
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TORONTO

April 15, 2017 Saturday
MUSIC MEDITATION with Debbie Danbrook and Mark Daniel.
Please join us for a magical Music Meditation with Shakuhachi, North American flute, Fairy Chimes, Fairy Stick, vocals, Tibetan and Crystal Bowls and Gongs.
Delicious tea will be served. Please come early for tea and stay after the event to chat.
Location: Esther Myers Yoga Studio
390 Dupont Street, Suite 203
(side entrance, north side of Dupont between Spadina and Bathurst)
Time: 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
There are mats, blankets, pillows and chairs available at the studio. If you would like to bring extra pillows/blankets to make yourself comfortable please do. You can stretch out and relax completely during this deep, music meditation.
Cost: $33
The space is lovely and cozy. We can accommodate a total of 20 participants.
To reserve your space please prepay through paypal or e-transfer: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com 
Questions? Don't use paypal or e-transfer? Please call or text me: 416-833-3564 or e-mail, much thanks.

For directions/questions the night of the event: 416-833-3564

I look forward to seeing you at our event!
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TORONTO

April 21, 22, 23, 2016  
I will be performing on April 21 and 23
MINDFULNESS CONFERENCE 


I have been invited to play at this wonderful conference. I am honoured to be a part of this amazing event! The conference last year was incredible!

I will update the details for my performance.

If you are interested in joining the full conference, please register at www.amindfulsociety.org

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TORONTO

April 26, 2017 Wednesday
David Price Francis with Special Guest Debbie Danbrook. 
Time: 7:00 - 10:00pm
Location: Trinity St. Paul's Church
427 Bloor St. West (Bloor & Spadina)
A life-changing evening of information, guided meditation and music!
More details to follow, please save the date!

Price: $20

For more information/registration contact:   
david@energyworlds.com
tel. 646.737.3470
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OAKVILLE

May, 2017 - date to be announced
Time: 7:00pm - 90 minute Ceremony
MUSIC CEREMONY with Chris Gartner at Akasha's Den
Please join us for a healing and restorative Music Ceremony featuring Debbie playing shakuhachi flute, fairy chimes and Chris creating layers of beautiful soundscapes with his bass and magical sound generators.
Location: Akasha's Den
#1 � 312 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
One block east of Trafalgar turn right onto Reynolds Street.
Phone: 905-844-5055
Email: info@akashasden.com
Website: www.akashasden.com 
Cost: $44
Registration and Information: Akasha's Den: 905-844-5055
MAY EVENT - details to follow
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OTTAWA/ORLEANS

June 9, 2017  Friday


ADI SHAKTI YOGA HOME SANCTUARY
MUSIC MEDITATION with Debbie Danbrook and Mark Daniel.
Please join us for a magical Music Meditation with Shakuhachi, North American flute, Fairy Chimes, Fairy Stick, vocals, Tibetan and Crystal Bowls and Gongs.
Delicious tea will be served. Please come early for tea and stay after the event to chat.

To register and for more details please contact:
Ram Das Latulippe


adishaktiyoga@gmail.com
www.AdiShaktiYogaCentre.com
The Adi Shakti Yoga Home Sanctuary in Orléans

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 824-9189

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TORONTO

June 2017  Date to be confirmed
MUSIC MEDITATION with Debbie Danbrook and Andrea Gerhardt
Please join us for a magical Music Meditation with Shakuhachi, North American flute, Fairy Chimes, Fairy Stick, vocals, and the beautiful and ancient songs of Hildegard
Delicious tea will be served. You are welcome to come early for tea and stay after the event to chat.
Location: Esther Myers Yoga Studio
390 Dupont Street, Suite 203
(side entrance, north side of Dupont between Spadina and Bathurst)
Time: 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
There are mats, blankets, pillows and chairs available at the studio. If you would like to bring extra pillows/blankets to make yourself comfortable please do. You can stretch out and relax completely during this deep, music meditation.
Cost: $33
 The space is lovely and cozy. We can accommodate a total of 20 participants.
To reserve your space please prepay through paypal or e-transfer: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com 
Questions? Don't use paypal or e-transfer? Please call or text me: 416-833-3564 or e-mail, much thanks.

For directions/questions the night of the event: 416-833-3564
I look forward to seeing you at our event!

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OAKVILLE

June 21, 2017 Wednesday
Time: 7:00pm - 90 minute Ceremony
MUSIC CEREMONY with Debbie Danbrook and Mark Daniel at Akasha's Den
Please join us for a healing and restorative Music Ceremony featuring Debbie playing shakuhachi flute, fairy chimes and singing
and Mark playing Tibetan and crystal bowls.
www.seraphimsupportedsounds.com  
Location: Akasha's Den
#1 � 312 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
One block east of Trafalgar turn right onto Reynolds Street.
Phone: 905-844-5055
Email: info@akashasden.com
Website: www.akashasden.com 
Cost: $44
Registration and Information: Akasha's Den: 905-844-5055
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OTTAWA
August 4, 2017 Friday (date to be confirmed)
SHAKUHACHI PLAYDAY
Start time: 2:00pm
Location: Stepping Stones Gallery
This is an annual get together with my Shakuhachi students for a Master Class on breathwork, Japanese music and an informal concert. We have had some lovely 'non-shakuhachi' musicians join us in the past. Please let me know if you would like details.
If you are a beginner Shakuhachi player please feel welcome to join us - players of all levels are welcome!
Please contact me for more information: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com
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OTTAWA
 
August 5, 2017 Saturday
DANCING on WAVES of GRACE
Time: (to be confirmed) 
free event

MUSIC MEDITATION, MOVEMENT MEDITATION with the rock sculpture of JOHN CEPRANO Please join Debbie Danbrook and musical friends, including the Take Club Shakuhachi Group along with dancers from the Sacred Dance Guild for a beautiful and peaceful Walking Meditation through the rock garden sculptures. Participants will be invited to sit or to join in a meditative walk with music/dancers weaving throughout the space. After the performance we will sit together and enjoy the sunset.
This is a photographers dream! Please feel free to bring your camera
Location: Remic Rapids on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. There's a stone sculpture installation at the entrance with a sign "Remic Rapids" right after the Parkdale exit


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OTTAWA

August 6, 2017 Sunday (date to be confirmed)
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
CONCERT: An evening to celebrate Japanese and Canadian Music and Art
Ian Hepburn - harp, Debbie Danbrook - Shakuhachi, Catriona Sturton - harmonica and accordion plus the Shakuhachi students of Debbie. Beautiful Japanese brush painting artwork will be created by Rebecca Cragg during the concert and lucky audience members will take home these beautiful pictures. Also in the raffle will be CD's by Debbie Danbrook. This will be an intimate private concert with limited seating for 20 participants. 
Tickets: $30, in advance
RSVP and tickets: info@camelliaTeas.net or phone: 613-739-4649
Location: Mooney's Bay. Directions are given with your RSVP confirmation.

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OAKVILLE 
October, 2017, date and details to be announced
Time: 7:00pm - 90 minute Ceremony
MUSIC CEREMONY with Debbie Danbrook
Please join us for a healing and restorative Music Ceremony featuring Debbie playing shakuhachi flute, fairy chimes and singing. Debbie will also offering a Healing Music talk.
Location: Akasha's Den
#1 � 312 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
One block east of Trafalgar turn right onto Reynolds Street.
Phone: 905-844-5055
Email: info@akashasden.com
Website: www.akashasden.com 
Cost: $33
Registration and Information: Akasha's Den: 905-844-5055

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OTTAWA/ORLEANS

December 17, 2017  Sunday

ADI SHAKTI YOGA HOME SANCTUARY
MUSIC MEDITATION with Debbie Danbrook and Mark Daniel.
Please join us for a magical Music Meditation with Shakuhachi, North American flute, Fairy Chimes, Fairy Stick, vocals, Tibetan and Crystal Bowls and Gongs.
Delicious tea will be served. Please come early for tea and stay after the event to chat.

To register and for more detais please contact:
Ram Das Latulippe


adishaktiyoga@gmail.com
www.AdiShaktiYogaCentre.com
The Adi Shakti Yoga Home Sanctuary in Orléans

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 824-9189

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2018
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JAPAN TOUR - 2018

Last week of March and beginning of April 
Approximately 8 to 10 days
(dates may shift by a few days to accommodate the cherry blossoms)
Maximum of 3 participants - booking for this tour starting in summer, 2017
Please join me and a few participants for the annual Cherry Blossom tour to Japan. We will travel to my favourite temples where I will offer Music Meditations under the Cherry Blossoms. Tour includes travel to Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, and sometimes Ise, the spiritual centre for the Shinto religion. We will enjoy peaceful and tranquil walking meditations at ancient sites, experience a traditional Tea Ceremony, listen to healing music and of course eat fabulous Japanese food, drink sake and shop!!!! Always an enlightening and fun adventure. For more info: debbiedanbrook@gmail.com 
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Lots of Love,
Debbie Danbrook
416-322-3337
www.healingmusic.com


Breathe in Love
Breathe out Light