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Featuring Jamie Ford
Jamie Bechtold (aka Jamie Ford) has been passionate about sound and movement since she was very young. She grew up competing nationally in gymnastics, with floor being her favorite due to the combination of music, dance, and flying through the air (also known as tumbling). Her interest in the healing arts started when she in her early 20’s. She began working with her dreams and read every book she could on dreams, psychic abilities, and energy healing. Jamie heard a gong for the first time in a yoga class in 2000. The teacher played a gong during savasana and she was in love! She went to classes just to hear the gong and found it’s sound helped her relax and connect more with what she wanted to do with her life. At that time Jamie was working as a Biologist and was not feeling fulfilled in her work. That class with the gong affected her deeply and eventually moved her on a new path... one of healing and sound. In 2005, Jamie entered the healing arts field through massage. She soon added sound healing in the form of tuning forks into her sessions. She found sound deepened the effects of the massage and helped clients enter into a state of relaxation. In 2004, she met Kat Lyons, who was teaching a tuning fork workshop and began to study sound more intensely. She studied Egyptian Mysteries with Kat, which was very sound healing focused. In 2005, Jamie bought her first gong and crystal bowl and has been playing for her clients and groups ever since.
Jamie began teaching sound healing in 2012 and opened The Soundbath Center in 2015 (formerly known as The Sound Space). Her intention was to open a space dedicated to soundbaths and sound healing, and to offer clients different types of soundbath experiences.
Torkom Ji is the founder of Quantum Harmonix, the first established 432Hz based healing sound modality. He has been facilitating group sound healing experiences since the summer of 2012, and has provided deep meditation and rejuvenation for thousands of people using his unique and powerful modality. His sounds have been experienced at various therapeutic sound spaces at many festivals including Lightning in a Bottle, Lucidity, Shakti/Bhakti Fest, Indigo Vortex, Long Beach Love Festival and more. Birthed from his studies of music, vibration, energy and the practice of meditation and martial arts; Torkom has mastered and perfected a system that is known to put people in very deep states of consciousness, with little to no effort. Through the natural movement of these sounds, deep rest is achieved and the bodies own intelligence facilitates an elevated level of healing. Noticeable effects have been felt for 5-7 days after, and includes a wide range of benefits.
Sound healer and master teacher, Jamie Ford teams up with sound healer and meditation facilitator, Torkom Ji, to create sound experiences known as “sound baths” for humans looking to attune their bodies to more harmonious frequencies. With the cacophony of vibrations that modern life brings, the two healers tell their stories of how sound helped them bring inner states of peace and healing to their own lives, and how they now aim to facilitate that for others.