John Minks is a gifted musician with over 15 years of experience exploring and studying the healing power of sound. John’s first encounter with sound healing was in Amsterdam in 2006. Since then, his tone quest has taken him from the Brazilian Rainforest to the islands of Hawai’i and beyond. He began his study of the Didgeridoo while in the jungles of Brazil in 2007. John has also studied guitar for the past 10 years and has extensive experience in its healing power with plant medicines. Recently, John has been studying with Lea Garnier and has attended Gong workshops with Don Conreaux.
John has compiled his array of knowledge to offer a truly unique sound experience. More than a sound bath, his sessions are more of a molecular massage with sound. Clients are taken on a astral journey using a mix of indigenous and modern instruments.
In addition to the didgeridoo and the guitar, John uses plays djembe’s, gong’s, flute’s, khomus, Tibetan singing bowls, shruti box and tuning forks to create his soundscapes.
“John’s sound session was epic. The experience was both interesting and healing. John uses a multitude of instruments to create an all encompassing sound bath that reverberates through the room and your body at the same time. He is extremely well versed in the background, history and healing properties of the instruments he uses and it shows. Highly recommend!”
– Sinan A.
“I’m not sure where to start because I didn’t really know what a “sound bath” would be all about but I knew I needed it. It was one of the most transcendental experiences I’ve ever had. I’m not sure what the right words are but to keep it simple- John’s intuition and musical talents took me to a part of my brain and body I didn’t know was there but it was so familiar and comforting I didn’t want to leave. Do yourself a favor- book an appointment with John. Can’t wait to do this again!
PS- my neck and back feel better too.”
“Having been in the right place at the right time, I found myself receiving a sound bath from John. This being my first sound bath allowed me to approach the experience with no expectations . I was not ready for the depth of it all. The vibrational realm that John is able to create is a place of channeling. The layers of harmony brought me the calm I needed before I heard the cry of Angels! If you would like to experience a sense of well-being on a deep spiritual level you can rely on John to transport you there! I recommend John’s sound bath for anyone. It is an event to be embraced.”
– Mike R.
“A friend and I had a Sound Bath session with John, and we were utterly astounded at what a remarkable experience it was.
The setting was a spectacular light-filled space. The array of different Tibetan singing bowls and other instruments of sound was immense.
The soundscape he created, the moods and landscapes he evoked, and the attention to detail were profound.
I would highly recommend someone do this. It’s a molecular Massage, a healing modality and a profound experience of spiritual Ascension.”
– Rebecca Rentoul
“Experiencing a sound therapy session with John was life-altering. During our session I was overcome by a feeling of calm and oneness with the world around me. After our session I felt as if a fog had lifted, a fog that I had been so immersed within that I didn’t even realize I was in a fog until it was lifted. I can’t recommend sound therapy with John enough.”
– John C.
“When I arrived, I was glad to find that John was smudging prior to our session, I appreciated that cleansed space immensely. I lied on my back and John inquired if he could place instruments on me. I said yes. John began and the world just fell away. The auditory vibrations that coursed through my body put me in a trance-like state where I was calm, collected, and centered. John’s abilities to combine different tonal frequencies together to create a cascading effect all around you was unparalleled. I left feeling rejuvenated, whole, and vibrant. John was such a kind soul. His good-natured personality and his love for his craft permeated in every vibration that coursed over me during our hour together. I cannot recommend any sound healing techniques with John highly enough.”
– Steven L.
“The genius is in the details of this place. Simple . elegant and chic. The food is always creative, delicious and healthy. The staff is right on. There is nothing they won’t do to make you comfortable. And then there’s the Spa. It’s the big embrace when you walk through the door. The whole place is a huge container of LOVE.”
“Homerun. One of the best retreats I’ve ever attended. Was an incredible treat especially to have so much access to Krishna Das, and I will never forget the Robert Thurman’s hysterical and insightful words. Incredibly inspiring and powerful weekend!”
“I have traveled personally and professionally to Spas around the world. Menla is unique and world class in its substantial healing modalities, exquisite hiking, and breathtaking temple-like environment. This is a “ jewel “ of a spa retreat nestled in the mountains … a real find!”
Terre Blair Hamlisch