Mark and Amy met , way back in 2002, when she was performing with a modern dance company for which he composed and created the soundscape. After many years of collaboration on dance & music projects, their shared passions for movement and sound have morphed into holistic sound meditation endeavors. Sonic Journey is the culmination of this shared love for movement, meditation, healing and sound.
Amy and Mark live nestled in a simple house, under the eave of a great forest, in the coast range of Oregon. They share their developing permaculture homestead with 2 dogs, 2 chickens, 4 gongs and a wealth of creative sound meditation tools.
“We love the power sound has had in transforming our lives, and want to share that love with the Sonic Journeyers we meet in our sound meditations.”
Amy’s adventures in sound began with a major in Dance from the University of Illinois. She continues to perform professionally in Seattle, WA, while teaching yoga and doing holistic bodywork in Corvallis, OR. In 2014, Amy became a certified yoga instructor (Soul of Yoga, Encinitas, CA) and in 2019 completed her advanced studies (Live Well Studio, Corvallis, OR.) During her first teacher training, she fell in love with Kundalini yoga and the use of the gongs and crystal singing bowls in yoga & meditation practices. Amy is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Reiki Master, and a Certified Cranio-Sacral Therapist. Essentially, she loves going to school, is fascinated by anything movement related, and loves to surf, play music, garden and cook. She is currently learning to dance on roller skates.
Shortly after her yoga teacher training, Amy ordered our (first) gong and our lives have never been the same.
Mark’s journey in sound started over 25 years ago with an amp and a Fender guitar. Once he plugged in, he was hooked, and immediately began learning the skills of recording music. Over the next 20+ years he grew his skills and performed as a musician, DJ, recording engineer, producer and composer. Working in Seattle, as the owner of Soul Kitchen Studios and an engineer at London Bridge Studios, he has had the pleasure of working with Macklemore, Fleet Foxes, Phil Ek, Alan White, Blake Lewis, BT, Rick Parashar, Aaron Sprinkle and others. He continues to write and create music for dance, film, and commercials from his little forest cabin studio. “Music is my life. I love it.”
If the first singing bowl grabbed our attention, the first gong sealed the deal. The SOUNDS! The unpredictability! They won’t let go. What a lush and rewarding landscape to explore. A match made by the universe – our family has grown to include 4 gongs, 7 crystal singing bowls, harmonium, tanpura, elemental chimes, rain rattles and ocean & spring drums. We can’t wait to see what arrives next…
Mark and Amy began playing public sound meditations in 2017 and have been sharing Sonic Journey and their love of sound meditation ever since.
One day we would love to have a gong meditation space out here where we could host special events and retreats. ‘Til then we would love to bring our Sonic Journey to you.