Lynda Arnold is a certified Sound Meditation Facilitator, Vocalist & Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer and seasoned Performer on a life long mission to build healthy communities through the power of sound and music. She offers sound healing workshops, private sound baths and singing for wellness sessions in Los Angeles and has appeared at Shakti Fest, Bhakti Fest, LA Yoga Expo, SXSW, Lightning in a Bottle Festival, Emerald Exchange Festival, UNICEF Fundraiser and Lucidity Festival among others. Her intention is to provide a gateway for people to reduce stress, transform consciousness and heal through sound and meditation. She received a Certificate in ‘Sound, Voice and Music Healing’ at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco in 2010, has multiple music degrees and over 20 years of music education and performing experience.
The ‘Sound, Voice and Music Healing’ program designed by voice healing luminary, Silvia Nakkach, featured a dozen visiting teachers specializing in different Sound Healing techniques in addition to Silvia’s Yoga of the Voice training and repertoire. After the yearlong program, Lynda went on to study Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing with master practitioner and educator Suren Shrestha. She also holds a Usui Reiki Level 1 & 2 certificate. Her private sessions combine the Tibetan Bowls with other sacred sound instruments like tuning forks, gong, voice, drums, chimes and flutes. She works with people to unlock the power of their voices for well-being with simple exercises to build confidence in the instrument we all possess.
As a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and music producer, she has spent years collaborating with other artists and bands and touring in support of her releases as Divasonic. She has multiple album and single releases on labels EMI, Clubstar (Germany), Geomagnetic (San Francisco), RTFM/Sugo (San Francisco), Epiphyte (San Francisco), Temple Music Group (San Francisco) and her own imprint, Digital Bliss Recordings. Lynda is also a seasoned music and audio production educator and writer. She has taught at Pyramind Training Music & Audio Production School in San Francisco and Ex’pression College for the Digital Arts (Now SAE) in Emeryville. Lynda was a contributing writer for a Pyramind School textbook published by Alfred called ‘Music Theory, Songwriting and the Piano’ in 2013. She currently writes tutorials and product reviews for popular online site Ask.Audio.
Why I practice meditation:
I practice meditation to center myself from the constant stream of doing. I find it important to pause, breath and just be. This creates and opens space in my body and mind, and allows me to relax in order to take action from a centered place.
Why I teach meditation:
I teach meditation with sound to invite people into this practice. Sound gives us something to focus on, besides our thoughts, and allows us to become an observer of our self. You can find comfort in the sounds while getting used to the practice of tuning inwards for longer periods of time.