Want to take a guided hike in the the hills above Menlo Park? Or maybe you’re interested in taking some art classes, whether it be in a studio or outdoors. Or enter a deep meditative state through sound healing therapy. All — and more — are offerings of Danny Goldberg, whom we’d come to talk to on a Woodside hilltop where he resides in a geodesic dome.
We’d first heard Danny perform sound therapy at a Kundalina yoga night at Little House in Menlo Park and were curious to learn more. He explained he discovered it first as a participant. “It was an amazing experience,” he said. “I already had some Tibetan singing bowls and grew my collection and then bought a gong.
“I started traveling to different venues with a friend who also does sound therapy. It helps people on multiple levels — many find it to be profound.”
Danny explained that sound healing therapy doesn’t have to relate to treating a specific ailment. “Maybe it’s just that you have a lot going on in your mind,” he says. “The bowls and gongs cut out the chatter. They create a container of sounds that moves through you and is very calming.”
Many of his clients come regularly to see him or make it a habit of showing up at one of the venues he visits, a list of which is on his website.
“People want different things,” he said. “Some solo sessions take place inside a container with the gongs around you and the singing bowls on your body. Human beings are 80% water, so the sounds go through your body. Your body becomes the healing instrument — the resident cavity. It can be very restorative.”
Danny is appearing on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Independence Hall in Woodside.
Photo by Scott R. Kline