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. I practice Tibetan bowls at the Avera McKennan Fitness Center and with patients at the Avera Cancer Institute, as well as performing open group sessions at the Butterfly House and Aquarium, 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 spring I am honored to teach for the Sioux Falls Community Ed program as well. In addition, I am contracting to provide singing bowl meditations to salt therapy clients at the Sauna Haus in Sioux Falls. I played for the Great Plains Watercolor Society during their first painting class in November 2017 and taught students at Augustana University during the January 2018 interim classes. I have done a live interview with KDLT news (Friday, December 1, 5 pm) and been featured in the self care section of January 2018 edition of 605 Magazine and in the Voices section of the Argus Leader newspaper (Friday, February 2, 2018) highlighting the work I do at the Prairie Center.