Includes 7-Module Introductory Program!
Feel the profound effects of flute playing, and the warm connection of a virtual community, as you learn scales, songs, and ornamenting techniques — to find your own personal soul song and create healing experiences for yourself and others.
For most people witnessing and experiencing the cataclysmic events of this year, it’s become increasingly clear that our world — including individuals, communities, animals, and natural elements — is in dire need of healing.
At this moment in history, many seekers are turning to beautiful wisdom systems and traditions from the past to bring repair to the planet. Among Indigenous cultures, one of the many healing approaches has always been music.
You may be surprised to know that the flute is the oldest known musical instrument, dating back 43,000 years... and, during these times, you can turn to the flute as a tool to help you expand your awareness, open your heart, and find inner peace.
As your life-breath moves through the flute, your emotions — including grief, fear, and pain — move through and out of you.
Join music therapist Christine Stevens on a 10-step journey to become empowered to play the flute — for spiritual practice, sound healing, prayer, connection with nature, personal transformation, and much more...
You won’t need to know how to read music or play the flute — music is already written in your heart... and Christine will teach you in the oral tradition that’s been used for thousands of years. You also don’t need to purchase a flute. You’ll receive instructions on how to craft an inexpensive flute yourself.
Playing the Native American flute can help you access, express, and heal feelings — even those your conscious mind isn’t aware of.
It’s the magic of flute playing as a spiritual practice that can bring so much joy... and the capacity to find in the 5-note pentatonic scale your authentic story that needs to be told.
And the techniques, ornamentation, and scales you’ll learn during the 10 modules of Deepen Your Flute Journey were designed to help you both develop the skills to play the flute...
... and use the flute as a tool to become an open channel — removing your blocks so your soul’s unique music can finally come through.
You’ll unlock your potential to play with feeling — to bring healing for yourself and others.
In Christine’s new 10-part program, you’ll take a deep dive into all the aspects of flute playing that are already in you and ready to be sung... and you’ll emerge with an array of skills and insights.
Sacred Flute Playing for a Life of Authenticity & Service
As you come to embody the powerful truth that, when playing the flute, there are no wrong notes, you can become empowered to move through life that way, too — allowing yourself to let your true spirit shine, without getting stuck in the difficult feelings you may be navigating.
This course can help you gain the courage to express your song as you express yourself in life… and develop the confidence to play for emotional release and healing — for yourself and others...
You’ll learn to integrate the aspects of the flute that create your unique sound and fulfill your soul’s purpose...
You’ll explore a variety of scales, composition, improvisation, music theory, and ornamentation to develop a sound that only you can bring into the world.
And, perhaps one of the most beautiful benefits of this course is the sense of belonging to a global community of spiritual flute healers.
Each week, at the end of class, you’ll have the opportunity, should you so choose, to play something from your heart in small breakout groups with other participants.
Christine holds master's degrees in social work and music therapy — and inspires people all over the world with her message that music promotes holistic health, spirituality, and emotional wellbeing.
She’s played her flute for healing in war zones and disaster areas, for battered women and witnesses of genocide, for surviviors of fires and hurricanes, and many more.
Now you can spend 10 sessions with Christine, experiencing for yourself how this sacred instrument can help you move stuck emotions, feel uplifted and relaxed, connect with nature and Spirit, and provide healing for yourself and others.
Your participation in this new sound healing program with Christine will also help the Native Memory Project, a nonprofit supporting the documentation and preservation of stories, histories, and cultural traditions of Indigenous peoples, early settlers, ranchers, and others with strong historical ties to the cultural landscape of the American West.
Christine and The Shift Network will be donating a percentage of the proceeds from this course to support this organization in protecting knowledge that’s in danger of being lost or forgotten... and to support place-based education and local learning by developing resources for knowledge sharing.
In this experiential video training, you’re sure to walk away with:
- Use the flute as a holistic tool to help with self-expression and personal transformation
- Confidence in your ability to play your flute as a healing tool — for yourself and others
- Techniques to empower your self-expression
- Techniques to use your breath effectively as you play your flute... to help you pause between “sentences”
- Practice playing different moods... such as contentment, longing, devotion, and gratitude
- An understanding of how to break through the 5-note scale and have, at your fingertips, what’s available when the third hole is open
- Greater potential for emotional release and catharsis
- A basic understanding of music theory
- A shamanic way of playing in concert with the elements
- Many opportunities for practice with other course participants
- Powerful teachings from guest teachers, including Guillermo Martinez
- The option to play in a musical showcase during the final session
- And much more...
What You’ll Discover in These 10 Modules
In this 10-part transformational intensive, Christine will guide you through the fundamental body-mind-spirit skills and competencies you’ll need to master the flute, one of the most accessible instruments to play for sound healing, self-expression, connection to Spirit, mindfulness, and more. (It’s highly recommended that you have a flute to receive the most from this transformational course. Suggestions for how to craft an inexpensive flute on your own or what kind of flute to purchase, as well as instructions, will be provided.)
This course will feature teachings, training sessions, and experiential practices with Christine. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to access your flute-playing gifts.
Module 1: Expanding Your Flute-Playing Potential With Scales & Higher Octaves (October 27)
The Native American flute plays a five-note scale, and no note is wrong. What happens when we reach higher — beyond that standard scale? What awaits you in the new sonic territory of higher octaves?
Christine will help you step further into your playing potential by setting intentions to experiment with higher octaves for spiritual connection, health, and healing.
In this module, you’ll:
- Start to lift your energy higher by playing the 3 high notes above the standard pentatonic scale
- Explore basic music theory of the overtone series and harmonic resonance
- Experience a practice of overtone chanting
- Discover new notes and scales by removing the third hole strap
- Learn the nuts and bolts of flute music notation
- Receive a deepening practice to connect the low and high tonic notes to ground and uplift
Module 2: Musical Development for Soul Expression — With Guest Teacher Guillermo Martinez (November 3)
In this exciting second session, internationally acclaimed performer and flute maker Guillermo Martinez, owner of Quetzalcoatl Music and member of Bamboo, Cedar, Oak, will join you to share his teachings on musical development in scales, ornamentation, and creating a good sound — all in service of soul expression.
During this second session, you’ll:
- Discover new notes and scales through the in-between sounds of the pentatonic scale
- Connect with the ancient flute lineage and explore the deeper meaning of the flute for your life journey
- Have the exciting opportunity to learn from a master flute maker and performer
- Receive tips on performing equipment and sound
Module 3: Improvisation — Awakening Your Musical Soul (November 10)
You have a unique song to play... a scale that resonates with you... and your own style to discover and nurture. It’s time for you to expand and discover ways to awaken your musical soul.
In this session, you’ll learn how scales offer structure so you can more easily improvise melodies through the alchemy between player and prompt.
- Use your voice and flute to access new songlines of your soul
- Discover how to use play-along tracks as creative prompts
- Push your edge by decorating melodies with beauty through ornamentation
- Learn the tools of articulation and tonguing to expand your heart communication through sound
- Receive a deepening practice for improvisation at dawn and dusk — marking the changing tempos of your day
Module 4: Composition — Creating Structured Songs From Improvisational Freedom (November 17)
Composition literally means “ingredients... the way a whole or mixture is made up.” This can refer to so many aspects of creativity, including a musical work of art.
With that in mind, this class will focus on how improvisation can lead to song. You’ll explore how to balance the freedom of improvisation with song structure. And you’ll look at what happens when we add form and chords... and how they help us play with the changes life gives us.
In this session, you’ll:
- Learn composition techniques based on Indian raga music and Lakota prayer songs
- Learn to notate your musical ideas and incorporate simple two-chord patterns
- Experience the power of listening back to your own playing
- Explore the exquisite balance of how structure provides creative freedom
- Receive a deepening practice to make a composition as a dedication to someone or something — and then play that song for (or as an offering to) the person or thing you’re honoring
Module 5: Expressing Your Emotions — Going Deep Into Your Musical Heart by Adding Complementary Sounds (December 1)
Imagine living your life as a clear flute, an open channel to flow through your experiences without judgment... looking at pain and challenge as the holes in the flute.
If there are no wrong notes in the flute scale, surely there are no wrong feelings. The Native American flute offers us a tool to acknowledge and allow our emotions to bring healing to challenging experiences.
During this class, you’ll:
- Learn the art of orchestrating feelings — using the flute and adding complementary sounds that amplify and release emotions
- Use the flute to express your feeling tones, and access healing beyond words
- Explore playing with and beyond fear
- Practice playing different moods... such as contentment, longing, devotion, and gratitude
Module 6: Nature’s Inspiration for Sound Healing — Playing With the Earth’s Elements (December 8)
The collective is grieving as a result of our climate change crisis. To begin to address the healing of our planet through music, you’ll work with the primal elements — air, earth, fire, and especially water. Christine will also teach you unique ornamentation sounds related to nature... using the flute in creative ways.
During this middle session, you’ll:
- Experience a medicine wheel ceremony by learning to play flute songs for the four elements
- Experience a journey into your personal favorite tree to explore the branches of song — and notice where the branches take you
- Learn how to bring the outdoors inside, using visualization and sound apps to connect with nature’s beauty, harmony, and peace
Module 7: Flute Pranava — Using Mindfulness, Breathwork & the Double Flute (January 5)
Breath is life.
Pranava is the Sanskrit word for the holy breath that connects with energy. Inhaling fills and sustains us, while breathing out helps us purify and release. Can you think of your breath the same way as you play your flute?
Breathmarks in flute music indicate pauses in phrases. And as we learn to pace our airflow with the flute, we learn to maintain a cadence of breath that anchors peace in the body.
Note: Christine recommends the Double Nova High Spirits flute in the key of G for this module.
In this module, you’ll:
- Practice playing for yourself and your personal healing as an act of self-care
- Learn to use yogic breathing to access diaphragm support
- Overcome self-doubt through sonic mirror practice — listening back to your own playing
- Practice using sustained notes to center your mind and improve your lung capacity
- Discover the magic of playing a double flute
Module 8: Flute Savasana — Playing for Sound Baths & Other Healing Practices (January 12)
Our personal flute playing enables us to be of service in experiences where healing is needed. In this class, you’ll explore playing the flute as a means of self-care and caring for others. Christine will demonstrate how the way we play for relaxation and healing is different from other kinds of playing — holding different intentions and accessing deeper meaning in the elements of music.
- Learn techniques to overcome fear when playing for others
- Practice incorporating other instruments – chimes, bowls, drones, and drums
- Discover how to create phrases in your music — to begin and end your sound healing offerings
- Explore some other musical elements related to healing sound — silence, rhythm, melody, and harmony
- Practice arpeggios and learn how to use rattles for energy clearing
- Find out how to use reverb, amplification, and microphones when offering healing sounds
Module 9: Power Songs — Finding Your Personal Anthem (January 19)
Like a power animal, we have a power song, a personal soul song, that supports and empowers our spirit. It may be a song you originate or one you learn to sing or play on the flute. Discover the playlist for your life... and how to embody it more fully.
In this class, you’ll:
- Design and create your personal flute practice as an evolutionary journey for your body, mind, and spirit
- Experience playing an algorithm of notes in the sonic spelling of your name
- Learn how to carry songs that deeply touch your soul — how to notate them or play them by ear
- Compose a personal anthem... a melody that’s your musical fingerprint
Module 10: Beauty Way — Songs in the Key of Love (January 26)
What is the role of beauty in your life? How can you invite more beauty into your spiritual practice... through sound, scent, taste, and sight? How can you integrate all you’ve learned to create your own unique practice — bringing greater peace, joy, and creativity into your life?
In this final session, you’ll welcome a guest instructor who will offer a Native American perspective on the ancestry of flute playing — in what’s known as the beauty way.
In this class, you’ll:
- Experience how the senses are gateways to embody beauty
- Learn a flute ceremony honoring the lineage... the ancestry of sound healing
- Have the option to participate in a student showcase and play for others in a final class performance
- Design your personal flute practice, integrating all that’s been covered in this course
The Flute as Sound Medicine Introductory Training Is Included!
This intensive builds upon the core teachings from The Flute as Sound Medicine 7-module course. When you purchase the full 10-module intensive, you get access to this powerful resource as well! We recommend that you complete this material first.
In this 7-module transformational course, Christine skillfully guides you through the fundamental body-mind-spirit skills and competencies you’ll need to play the flute, one of the most accessible instruments to play for sound healing, self-expression, connection to Spirit, mindfulness, and more. In seven sessions, you’ll feel the healing effects of playing the flute as you expand your awareness, open your heart, and create a new song for your life.
Each training session builds harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to access your flute-playing gifts.
Session 1: Befriending Your Flute — A Sacred Lineage
Session 2: Ascending the Ladder of Bliss — No Wrong Notes
Session 3: As It Is in Nature — The Music of Birds, Mountains & Trees
Session 4: Exploring the Lunar & Solar Scales
Session 5: Sonic Alchemy — Healing, Mindfulness & Transformation
Session 6: The Magic of Improvisation — Free Your Note & Be in the Moment
Session 7: Courting the Beloved — A Heartsong Practice
PLUS, you’ll get the The Flute as Sound Medicine Bonus Collection
Healing Flute Play-Along Compilation
Audio Compilation From Various Artists, Exclusively Curated by Christine Stevens
The Zen of Flute
3 Play-Along Nature Videos From Christine Stevens and Haruki Niyekawa
One-time $20 Off Discount on a High Spirits Flute
10-Page PDF Handbook From Christine Stevens
The original price of The Flute as Sound Medicine on its own was $297.00, but it’s INCLUDED in your registration for the advanced course!
The Deepen Your Flute Journey Bonus Collection
In addition to Christine’s transformative introductory training and 10-part virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
The Medicine of Rhythm Play-Along Collection
2-Track Audio Compilation From Christine Stevens
Underlying all improvised music is rhythm — the musical element of forward motion. This compilation — which includes sacred rattles and percussion from shamanic cultures — will help you deepen your rhythmic sense. Christine demonstrates two different rhythmic grooves to expand your skills as a flute player… grooves that offer you a more profound connection to the roots of the music tree. With these backing tracks, you’ll practice playing along with a drum ensemble in both 4/4 and 6/8 time. All the tracks are long-play so you can entrain with the rhythm and see where the branches of the music tree carry you.
Sound Healing Play-Along Collection
7-Track Audio Compilation From Christine Stevens
Featuring guitar, singing bowls, chimes, handpan, sansula kalimba, harmonium, buffalo drums, and more, this unique practice tool can also be used as backing tracks when performing live or online for sound healing programs. This collection was created for your improvised playing and compositing — to invoke peace, healing, and harmony, pairing the flute with traditional sound healing instruments. The compilation was designed for key of A flutes, with bonus tracks for A-432 earth flutes.
What Graduates of Christine’s Courses Are Saying...
“... a safe space to explore not only a new instrument, but a completely new way of experiencing music.”
The Flute as Sound Medicine opened up a whole new musical world for me. I have been a musician all my life and can sight-read most any piece of music put in front of me. I’ve never felt comfortable improvising, though. Christine’s wonderful instruction and warm, welcoming nature really created a safe space to explore not only a new instrument, but a completely new way of experiencing music. I’m so grateful to The Shift Network for offering this course and am looking forward to many future courses. The delivery platform, course materials, and Facebook community were perfect!
— Patricia, Alameda, California
“... you cannot help but be transformed by [Christine’s] presence and knowledge.”
I have been teaching myself to play the flute and had been asking for a teacher to come into my life, but I had no idea how amazing this course with Christine Stevens would be! Christine is one of the most gifted teachers — of any subject — with whom I have ever had the honor of studying. She guides her students from such a heartfelt place that you cannot help but be transformed by her presence and knowledge. I could not recommend this class more!
— Karen, Asheville, North Carolina
“... I can use the flute as a tool to help me along that path.”
This flute course has made me feel more spiritually grounded in that I can use the flute as a tool to help me along that path. Before this course, I had no understanding of that concept. This is of great importance and value to me. I am very grateful to Christine for teaching this course.
— Jane Reagan, Pasadena, California
“... transformative for my health, my sense of hope and joy, and my coping with difficult themes in the world.”
This class has been transformative for my health, my sense of hope and joy, and my coping with difficult themes in the world. I will be eternally grateful and believe that taking this class has been part of my larger life purpose. Thank you again!
“... the freedom I needed to be more myself, embrace my voice, and embrace my spiritual connection to Source and the Earth.”
Christine’s flute course has transformed my heart. It has awakened my inner child and allowed her to come out to heal. This course gave me the freedom I needed to be more myself, embrace my voice, and embrace my spiritual connection to Source and the Earth. The flute drops me down into my heart space and I can play what I feel, without the need for words that pull me back into my head. Christine was a supportive and gentle guide, birthing the expression of my soul. She is so real and authentic. I can feel her energy across the technology. And, she was so generous with her time and energy. Her morning videos, her answering of written questions, and really CARING about all of us, was very supportive. It was a profoundly moving and healing course. Now, I’d like to work on my technique to get better!
— Barbara, Quintana Roo, Mexico
“... this course will awaken you to the realization that music moves in us and through us...”
If you love music but have thought it to be something outside of you, this course will awaken you to the realization that music moves in us and through us, as well as around us. I learned that I AM music, and that music is more varied, more alive, and a more intrinsic part of my life than I ever dreamed. This course was pure JOY!
— Rebecca, Las Cruces, New Mexico
“... my inner soul was constantly nourished...”
This course was what I really needed at this time in my life, and I benefited tremendously from all aspects of the training! I felt like my inner soul was constantly nourished by the drumming and music, and it felt great! I highly recommend it to everyone!
— Mary-Ann, Las Vegas, Nevada
“I came alive again.”
I had been suffering a little depression and was trying to move out of it when I saw the promos for this course. It was as if I came alive again. I am back, feeling good. The class was spectacular — thank you so much!
— Annie, Sarasota, Florida
“... enabled me to normalize my blood pressure... a very real and healing experience.”
This amazing course enabled me to normalize my blood pressure, has brought me into a more aware state of being, and has been a very real and healing experience. The added blessing is being able to connect with other spirit drummers, and being enabled to start teaching drumming to others.
— Sherrie Hoyer, Gardena, California
“... learned to use my drum to ground and center, express my emotions, and connect to nature.”
This course showed me that I don’t need a music degree to be able to play the drum! Through this course, I’ve learned to use my drum to ground and center, express my emotions, and connect to nature. It also got me excited to see how I can use this in my celebrant practice!
— Carol, Chicago, Illinois
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Ten 90-Minute Recorded Class Sessions With Christine Stevens
Experience a unique opportunity to learn from author, speaker, drummer, and music therapist Christine Stevens — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a video teaching and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to broaden your repertoire of flute-playing tools, discover your own personal anthem, and create healing experiences for others.
Ten PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each lesson.
The Flute as Sound Medicine 7-Module Course and Bonuses
When you sign up for this 10-week journey, you’ll get instant access to Christine’s first 7-module online course, taking you through her reliable system for accessing your flute-playing gifts. You’ll also receive the bonus collection, which includes audio compilations from various artists, exclusively curated by Christine Stevens, a PDF Flute Handbook, and a one-time $20 discount on a High Spirits flute.
The Deepen Your Flute Journey Bonus Collection
- The Medicine of Rhythm Play-Along Collection
2-Track Audio Compilation From Christine Stevens
- Sound Healing Play-Along Collection
7-Track Audio Compilation From Christine Stevens
- Beginner Review Sessions
Additional 30 Minutes of Live Practice Time Prior to Every Class!
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Deepen Your Flute Journey Online Training
We feel honored that Christine Stevens has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a unique opportunity to learn from an author, speaker, drummer, and music therapist whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
If you’re serious about expanding your awareness, opening your heart, and playing a new song for your life, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Your Satisfaction Is 100% Guaranteed!
Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE Deepen Your Flute Journey — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please submit your refund request form on or before November 10, 2020 and we’ll happily issue qualifying customers a refund.
More Praise for Christine Stevens...
“Christine guides groups to the secret world of the rhythmic arts.”
— Mickey Hart, Grammy award-winning drummer for the Grateful Dead, and author of Drumming at the Edge of Magic
“The power of her work is reflected in the brightness of her spirit.”
Christine Stevens’ work is truly brilliant. I love how she teaches drumming rhythms. The power of her work is reflected in the brightness of her spirit.
— Sandra Ingerman, Author of 12 books, including The Book of Ceremony
“She is an instrument of global peace on the planet.”
Christine’s work is anointed with the kiss of heaven’s inspiration, celebration, and joy. She is an instrument of global peace on the planet.
— Michael Bernard Beckwith, Author of Spiritual Liberation and Founder of Agape International Spiritual Center
“Christine Stevens is a magical sage of sound healing.”
Christine Stevens is a magical sage of sound healing. She is a “bridger of worlds” with a deep sense of what matters most. She brings healing home for the soul.
— Dr. Sue Morter, Founder of the Morter Institute for BioEnergetics and Author of The Energy Codes
“With deep wisdom and connection, Christine Stevens is a master of the heart and healing rhythm.”
— Master Mingtong Gu, Qigong master, speaker, healer, and founder of The Chi Center
“Christine can show you how music and drumming can become part of your daily routine for spirituality and health.”
— Joan Borysenko, PhD, Author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
“Christine Stevens can introduce you to the magic, fun, and healing power of drumming. I recommend it.”
— Dr. Andrew Weil, Author of Healthy Aging
About Christine Stevens
Christine Stevens is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, drummer, and music therapist. Holding master’s degrees in both social work and music therapy, Christine inspires people all over the world with her message that music promotes holistic health, spirituality, and wellness. Christine taught her Shift Network courses, Awaken Your Rhythm and Awaken Your Healing Rhythm, to over 1,000 students from 36 countries last year.
Christine is the author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit, and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles book and DVD. She’s recorded three play-along albums: Reviving Rhythms, Drumming Up Spirit, and Drumming Up Diva. A leader in the music and wellness movement, Christine also serves on the editorial board of Explore: A Journal of Science and Healing.
Christine is the founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, offering training programs and online courses around the world. She’s trained facilitators and led workshops in more than 20 countries, including Iraq, Hong Kong, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, and Western Europe. Through Remo, the world’s largest drum company, Chrsitine co-created the HealthRHYTHMS evidence-based group drumming protocol, used in schools, medical centers, and veterans hospitals worldwide.
Christine’s work in Iraq was featured in the book and DVD Discover the Gift. Televised media credits include PBS, NBC, KABC-Los Angeles, KTLA – Los Angeles, Tournament of Roses Parade, London Tonight, Living Better TV, Discovery Health, and Hong Kong News. As a contributing writer, Christine’s work has been featured in Fitness magazine, Spirituality & Health, Body & Soul, Fast Company, First for Women magazine, The Oriental News, The Christian Science Monitor, US News & World Report, Yogi Times, and Natural Beauty and Health.
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