Sound Medicine Expansive
Participant Testimonial Responses:
31 - June 2, 2019
reentering standard consensus reality after a magical weekend
at Omega Institute with Rich Goodhart via his Sound Medicine
Expansive workshop. Cant recommend Rich as a guide
on this path more highly; his posts here (FB forum) would
lead one to assume as much but there is of course so much
more to gain than just knowledge by being in someones
actual presence. Thank you Rich for welcoming me and the
rest of the group into your vast heartspace, and for the
further initiation into this journey of sound, nature, life...
~ Marcus S.,
June 3, 2019
The workshop was for me an incredible experience and
very important growing point on my path. To feel the embrace
of nature and vibrations of all the sounds... Forever grateful
for your encouragement. Thank you so much for everything
you brought into those 3 days- your heart, your skills,
your wisdom, art and much more.
~ Monika, June 6, 2019
This past weekend my mom and I went to a sound healing
workshop at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.
The three days we were there I was able to truly find my
voice and connect to the healing aspects of sound in a way
I had only dabbled in before. The final day of class, some
of the other students had requested I sing for them, and
I was lucky enough to be invited up by the instructor, Rich
Goodhart, to do an improvised meditation song with him!
I feel so blessed to have gotten this opportunity, and Rich
wrote a wonderful blurb about me in an email to our whole
class! Thank you!
~ Rachel R., June 7, 2019
wonderful weekend of sound healing and finding my power!
I cannot wait to go back!
Thank you Rich Goodhart!!
~ Rachel R., June 7, 2019
You gave an amazing workshop expansive! Hope you will
offer one again very soon!
~ Andrea V., June 3, 2019
Thanks Rich, it was magical indeed. You got me out
of my comfort zone with the vocalization practice; I'll
work on that for next time!
~ Arthur C., June 4, 2019
wrote a pretty substantial review of my experience and the
workshop for Omega in their feedback evaluation. It was
brief, but told them of my Parkinson's and how I arrived
with a cane and didn't use it after Friday night. I related
how my walking improved and how my muscles felt more fluid
and less rigid. That it was a restorative and healing--in
the broadest sense of the word--experience.
I wanted to say a couple of things about you and the workshop.
I've been to a million workshops (I have to attend to keep
my license current) and if there aren't 100 people, they
always start by going around the room and having people
introduce themselves, oblivious to the fact that this makes
some people anxious. For me......I have a panic attack,
I won't go into why, but I go to these things with great
trepidation. So I was nervous when our workshop was about
to start. BUT, whether you know it or not, you handled it
with a kind of brilliance. By having the attendance sheet
and YOU saying peoples names, YOU did the introduction,
followed by a little lighthearted banter. This set the tone
for the weekend, of being relaxed, supportive, and protective.
That was a first for me and while a small thing, for me
it was huge.
I thought the workshop was a healing experience and my little
moment with the tree was quite deep and memorable....how
the tree and I became "one thought" even though
I was the originator of the thought....but maybe not....I'll
never forget it.
When we broke up into our little groups we found ourselves
diving more and more deeply into the experience. I was the
last to have the two women sound to me. They sounded to
the back of my head, and there was a moment when they went
from a discordant sound, into perfect harmonious pitch.
The sound went straight through my brain and "skewered"
it with a vibratory sensation that I can't describe, but
was a perfect moment in time. Our minds and sound came together
and it was profound, beyond words, somewhere in the sensory
realm of that "perfect moment."
Thank you for an amazing experience.
~ Alan C., June 16, 2019
The weekend was great (thank you) and my survey reflected
that. Your recorded music is very strong but your live music
~ William S., June 5, 2019
It was a pleasure attending your workshop. A big part
of me wants to collaborate. I love what you offer.
enjoy being around you!
~ Hyra Z., June 3, 2019
The workshop was healing for me
in a few ways. A major aspect was that I have been avoiding
being the recipient of sound journeys since January when
I realized doing so still elicited negative after effects
from an entheogenic experience I had a year ago. So that
Friday night when I learned the weekend was not going to
be just taking notes/observing/practicing/
etc., I was quite fearful but I committed to the safety
that seemed present and all was fine. This was huge for
I am pretty restrictive with myself in terms of using my
voice, especially without being able to hide behind a guitar.
I really don't like this about myself. So the act of singing
to/in front of other people/trees was also very freeing
and huge for me.
I have a tendency to try to map my sound offerings and set
them up so they will be "correct" according to
what I've learned so far or what I think I've learned. Witnessing
the fluid, improvisational, and heart-as-engine nature of
your offerings was extremely inspiring and freeing in this
So again, many profound thanks!
~ M.S., June 12, 2019
Thank you for the amazing opportunity in this class.
I have deepened my connection to my higher self and feel
a true sense of being transformed.
~ Kimberly E., June 3, 2019
Rich, I want you to know that I really enjoyed your workshop
and beautiful music. It has helped me move thru a very difficult
and painful time in my life. Both workshops I took at omega,
yours and the art one, have helped me tremendously.
~ Beverly H., June 11, 2019
Richs Sound Medicine Expansive workshop was
informative, inspiring, fun and transformational. Richs
knowledge of sound healing blows me away. And his skills
as a musician and sound practitioner took me on a deep and
peaceful inward journey unlike any other. His heart-centered
teachings are filled with wisdom, knowledge and many years
of experience. I highly recommend his classes to anyone
seriously interested in learning how to use sound for healing,
or to deepen their current practice.
~ Lana Ryder, Sound Practitioner-Teacher, Soundwise
Health Associates, LLC, Board Member International Society
for Research in Music and Medicine
contact me by email (below) to schedule events or if
you have further questions. I hope you are inspired to attend
the next Sound Medicine Expansive
Retreat Weekend at
Omega Institute, September 25 - 27, 2020!!