Following is an excert from a letter, a testimonial really, that was just sent to Rochelle from an old friend of her's that heard we were bring Silvia to Ashland.
"Silvia has been my most beloved spiritual sound teacher since 2004,
and has helped me to achieve emotional, spiritual, and physical
healing from the conditions that have kept my hands and arms quite
impaired through the years. Through the use of my voice, I have
learned ways of managing chronic pain. That alone would be enough, but
there is more!
I have achieved many levels of certification in sound healing,
acquiring knowledge and wisdom from many teachers. What I have
received through Silvia's gentle offerings, however, stands apart and
is quite extraordinary. Through her mastery, I have gained the gift of
myself, as she has nurtured and cultivated within me –– within the
sound –– a pathway to divinity unrestricted by the conditioned mind.
Achieving many levels of certification through her private school and
through her programs at CIIS, what I have found most useful is
Silvia's deeply heartful desire to introduce each student to their
authenticity and soul purpose through the transcendent gateway –– the
voice. After studying with her for 6 years, I realize I never really
knew myself until I opened my heart to her mastery. And she does her
teaching with so much devotion that I feel completely full and divine
at the end, but still longing for the next time we meet. I have sat in
uncountable devotional sound circles, retreats, classes, or workshops
with her, and yet each time there is a difference. She feels the
energy of each participant and weaves something special for them into
her offerings for that time we are together –– and their personal
gifts become my gifts, as well. Everyone goes away with a very
personal connection to Silvia and a huge appreciation for being alive.
I have journeyed to learn from many teachers around the world since I
left Ashland, but l always come back to Silvia because the depth of
her spiritual practice always leads me to places within myself that
inspire, delight, and complete me." Shara Gardner
Quite a statement. I have only spent one weekend workshop and the depth and beauty of the experience is what inspired me to invite her to our town. Truly she does offer an opportunity to discover our individual voice, singing expression of the source within.