Lyz Cooper

sound therapy teacher

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Lyz Cooper | sound therapy teacher

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I love what I do!

I have almost 30 years experience in the Holistic Health field and 16 years experience researching and developing the use of therapeutic sound. I founded the first sound therapy training school in the UK (The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST).

My work has been featured on the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV as well as in Kindred Spirit, Natural Health, Here's Health, Spirit and Destiny, The Sunday Times.

I am in the final year of an MA in Education researching the effect of sound on learning ability and social skills. My book 'Sounding the Mind of God' was published in 09 and is just about to be translated into German. It will be launched in Germany at the end of 2010.

We have a dedicated team of wonderful people at BAST that offer 4 professional training courses - A Diploma in Holistic Voice Therapy, A Therapist Level Diploma in Sound Therapy and Practitioner Level Diploma in Sound Therapy and a Diploma in Therapeutic Sound in the Community.

I travel all over the UK and overseas running workhsops and trainings.

Group Classes

Diploma in Holistic Voice Therapy

This is an in depth training into using the voice as a powerful tool for helping to improve health and wellbeing. Students will embark on a journey of reflection with their own voices, exploring how to improve symptoms and general health.

Techniques will be taught to help improve symptoms such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, pain, trauma, arthritis and much more. We will explore the science behind sound therapy and students will be given grounded reasons why the voice can be used for treating a wide range of symptoms.

This qualification allows students to work in many areas of complementary and mainstream healthcare as well as in schools and other sectors of the community.

All of our courses are affiliated to the ICM, CMA and BCMA, giving our students support and credibility.

It's a: 
The University of Chichester
Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Starting September 09
Price on application as discounts apply

Your Sacred Voice - exclusive summer solstice retreat workshop

This retreat workshop aims to be a deep transformational process which nurtures self-expression and helps improve health and well-being through the voice, movement, breath and sound. It will be held at the beautiful Tenuta Monacelle in the Puglia region of Italy on the south east coast Tenuta used to be a convent and has now been converted into a luxurious boutique-style hotel with a wonderful relaxing atmosphere and superb cuisine.

19th June - We will meet you from Bari airport (cheap flights can be obtained from Ryan Air) at 21.15 and take you to Tenuta Monacelle to settle in to this wonderful space.
20th June - Awake to the beautiful Puglian landscape dotted with fairytale Trulli houses with their conical roofs. Breakfast is taken on the terrace - choose from a wonderful selection of bread, cheese, pastries and cereals.
Yoga (optional) follows breakfast under the oak trees and is the perfect start to the day.
10.30am The workshop begins. Deep transformational work with the voice, breath, movement, chanting, mantra and your heartsong.
21st June - You can join us to greet the sunrise on the Solstice with an 'OM' to synchronise with others along the songlines of the earth energy grid. After breakfast and gentle Yoga we will start the workshop where our work will progress and deepen with Sanskrit mantra and sacred hand postures known as mudras. There will be long lunches to relax, digest lunch and take a dip in the pool. The day ends with a beautiful voice bath. Evening at leisure to relax.
22nd June - The day starts as usual with breakfast and yoga (optional) and the workshop begins at 10am and ends before lunch with a beautiful sonic cuddle and your intentions for the future being sung with a heartsong. After lunch we will travel to Alberobello, a trulli village, where we will have time for sightseeing and shopping and wonderful Italian ice-cream before travelling back to the airport (food and drink in Alberobello at own expense).
Price £499.00 which includes the workshop and full board accommodation in a double or twin Masseria room. If you would like to stay in a trullo there is a supplement of 10 euros per person per night. Single supplement is 30 euros per person per night. Price also includes transfers to and from the airport and to Alberobello.

We only have 12 available places on this retreat so please respond immediately if you would like to come. You will then be contacted by telephone to pay a deposit of 50% to secure your place. This deposit is non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by us. The balance is required by the end of April 09. Flights are your responsibility and need to be booked asap. FR1905 and FR1906 with Ryan Air London Stansted - Bari, but there are flights from other UK and European destinations. Please don't book your flight until you have received confirmation from us that you have a place on the retreat.

It's a: 
Tenuta Monacelle
nr Bari, Puglia, Italy
Date and time: 
19th - 22nd June
£499 full board

Sacred Sound & Sacred Sites - Glastonbury

We will be incorporating movement and breath into this workshop as well as with crystal bowls, gongs, percussion and voice. During the day participants will be given relaxing sound baths and explore the use of the sound by playing different instruments that interact with the energy of our bodies. In the afternoon we will meet at The White Spring to work with the energy of this ancient and sacred space.

No experience is necessary and instruments will be provided.

Price includes refreshments (tea, coffee, bikkies) and a donation to the white spring

If you take the 4th July & 5th July together you get a discount of £10.00

It's a: 
Wells Museum & The White Spring
Wells & Glastonbury, Somerset, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
5th July 10am – 4.00pm and 4.30pm - 5.15pm

Sacred Sound & Sacred Sites - Stonehenge

The workshop will be held at the beautiful Antrobus House in Amesbury with a private evening session within Stonehenge.

The theme of this workshop is to work with rare and beautiful instruments such as gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, percussion and voice. During the day participants will be given relaxing sound baths and explore the use of the sound by playing different instruments that interact with the system in different ways.

Participants will be given a wide range of techniques for helping to improve health and wellbeing.

In the evening we will meet at Stonehenge and put into practice what we have learned during the day within this wonderful stone circle.

Price includes refreshments (tea, coffee, bikkies) and entrance to Stonehenge

It's a: 
Antrobus House, Amesbury & Stonehenge
Amesbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
4th July 10.00am - 5.00pm at Antrobus House and 7.30 - 8.30pm at Stonehenge

Certificate in Sound Therapy - Mantra Therapy Module

This module is part of the Certificate in Sound Therapy professional training course run by The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST). Sanskrit mantra has been used to great effect for thousands of years. Explore how to use mantra for helping to improve health and wellbeing.

During the module we will use certain mantras for self-healing and research their effects. We will also explore how to use them for a wide range of different symptoms.

We will look at Bija (seed) mantras, chakra balancing and energy work, voice work, brainwave frequencies and mantra, 1000 petal chakra massage, client care, best practise and working with instruments to accompany our voice.

We will also explore how to work with our clients in a safe and responsible way as well as the various uses for mantra and potential career opportunities.

The Certificate in Sound Therapy is a flexible qualification, offering a high standard of training. To complete the course students are required to choose three modules from a selection of five (mantra, drum, tuning forks, sound essences and gong) and complete these over an 18 month period. A one day Foundation module is also completed before the course starts. Case studies also are required as well as a project and coursework. A first aid qualification is also needed (at own expense).

This module can also be taken as a Continuing Professional Development module for personal development and does not require case studies. Contact us for details.

It's a: 
University of Chichester
Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
4&5 July, 5&6 September, 10&11 October 10.30am - 5pm
£425 (complete module) £1,400 (full course) Instalments available

Moondrummers - Spirit of the Drum

Nurture, embrace and release the goddess within through the power of rhythm. For thousands of years women have been using the drum for expression, celebration, healing and ritual. This empowering workshop explores the ancient use of the drum for personal journeywork, self healing and transformation.

Find your unique rhythm, make your own moon drum and infuse it with your intentions for the future. Use the drum to help improve your health and well-being and have fun in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space. No previous drumming experience is necessary and support to make your drum will be given.

On Saturday we will make a beautiful 15” moon drum and explore the use of rhythm for personal transformation. On Sunday we will take part in group sound sessions to help with the transformational process and in the afternoon we will travel to the beautiful White Spring in Glastonbury where we will breathe the life into our drums for the first time.

All drum making tools will be provided as well as refreshments on both days and entrance to the White Spring.

It's a: 
Wells Museum and the White Spring
Wells and Glastonbury, Somerset, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
30th & 31st May
£225 - early bird rate of £199 if booked by 14.04.09

Educational history

Certificate in Education

October, 2004 - June, 2005
University of Portsmouth

C&G 7407 levels 1 and 2 teaching adults post 16 years

September, 1991 - June, 1993
Brooklands College


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered


We have no formal entry requirements for our training courses, nor is any prior experience necessary. Students are required to complete an application form and an interview may be arranged. Following sucessful application a place will be formally offered. Finance can be arranged. We are a registered learning provider for the Learning Skills Council.

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