Deb Yoder, Certified Harmonic Sound/Vibrational Sound Massage Therapist. I hold certifications from The Atma Buti Sound and Vibrational School (Colorado) as well as the Vibrational Sound Association, (Lincoln, Nebaska). I continue to study with Dr. Mitch Nur of 9Ways Academia, a professor who has been doing field research and trainings for 45 years in the field of indigenous sound instruments and sound therapy.
I believe in helping others use natural means to find relief from pain, stress and tension, and begin the process of self healing. The use of the Tibetan Singing Bowls promotes relaxation, pain relief, and the release of tension and stress.
I am a yin yoga practitioner/teacher and use the bowls in my practice for myself as well as for others. I enjoy sharing both yoga and the singing bowls with friends and clients. Some of my other interests include reading, adult coloring books, beading malas, gardening and snowshoeing and spending time with my two legged and four legged family members.
Currently I teach yoga at the Avera McKennan Fitness Center and have begun teaching in my office as well. I bring sound meditations with the Tibetan bowls to the Avera McKennan Fitness Center, the Avera Cancer Institute, Half Baked Gourmet Cupcakes and local churches and senior living communities. I have taught several classes on the singing bowls for the local OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) chapters in Sioux Falls, Chamberlain and Vermillion South Dakota. This past spring I began teaching for the Sioux Falls Community Ed program as well. I am contracted to provide singing bowl meditations to salt therapy clients at the Sauna Haus in Sioux Falls and to residents at Avera Behavioral Health. I played for the Great Plains Watercolor Society (November 2017), presented to students during interim at Augustana University (January 2018), yoga classes at New Technology High School (November 2018), first and second year Medical students at USD School of Medicine (2016, 2017, 2018) and have worked with school and mental health counselors (2018). I did a live interview with KDLT news (Friday, December 1, 5 pm) and was featured in the self care section of 605 Magazine (January 2018) and in the Voices section of the Argus Leader newspaper (Friday, February 2, 2018) highlighting the work I do at the Prairie Center.