Vail Vitality Center hosts Sound Bath meditative concert experience, May 17 |

Vail Vitality Center hosts Sound Bath meditative concert experience, May 17

VAIL — On Wednesday, May 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Vail Vitality Center at Vail Mountain Lodge hosts a truly unique live concert experience with Diáne Mandle, California state-certified Tibetan bowl practitioner and educator.

Called Sound Healing or Sound Bath, this modality uses vibrational sound to alleviate stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace, well-being and better health.

Mandle’s concerts feature ancient instruments, including Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, bells, asteroid tuning forks and percussion, which are struck and sung in specific rhythmic patterns to create vibrational sound harmonics at the frequency of “aum” or “om.” This sound frequency, known as Perfection, impacts the sympathetic nervous system, as brain waves synchronize to the vibrations of the bowls.

“During our waking state, the normal frequency of our brain waves is that of beta,” Mandles said. “Sound tools entrain the brain to move into the deeper alpha and theta brain-wave frequencies. These are frequencies that induce deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind and intuition.”

Harmonic sound vibrations engage the relaxation reflex, slow down respiratory and brain function and heart rate and disrupt the pain reflex, creating a deep sense of well-being.

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“Modern medicine can now measure and, thus, confirm the practice of sound as a means to promote healing,” Mandle said. “Sound is a type of energy medicine that creates the sacred space in which people can heal from stress disorders, pain, depression, the emotional roller coaster and more.”

Sound Healing also is an integral part of healing the effects of chemotherapy and reducing pain and discomfort of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and depression.

About Diáne Mandle

An Encinitas, California, resident, Mandle is a Sounds True recording artist, educator and author who has been performing nationally for more than 14 years in a variety of venues, including the Museum of Making Music, the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California, the San Diego Center, Rancho la Puerta, California State College and hundreds of other venues, including yoga centers across the United States.

Mandle is California’s only certified Tibetan bowl practitioner and educator. She developed a healing program for incarcerated veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and has worked in the medical setting with cancer patients. In 2017, Mandle will be featured as a sound healing expert in the television series “Tao: Living in Balance,” which includes renowned healers Dr. Andrew Weil and John Gray.

Cost is $25. Participants should bring a mat to lie on for the performance. To confirm participation, contact the Vail Vitality Center at 970-476-7721. For more information visit or

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