Carolyn Centeno is a Certified Sound Practitioner and Meditation teacher who created Itayu to offer unique meditation experiences to increase creativity, well-being and connection.
Meditating since she was a young child, she grew up exposed to many techniques and healing modalities from around the world. Singing has been a natural meditation for her throughout her life and the combination of sound and guided visualization has lead her to use the power of sound to connect people in mind body and spirit.
Meditation to enhance creativity is core to her professional life thus far. She has been a leader in the design and innovation industry working with brands and businesses to shift their vision for the future. A design thinker she is most passionate about how we can collectively redefine the idea of wellness beyond individual self-care to address well cities, communities, societies and cultures through creativity and innovation through her own conversation series and consulting company, The We Age.
Carolyn created Itayu to bring meditation to lift people to their highest creative potential. She merges sound, guided visualization and other practices into her experiences. She co-creates each experience bespoke to the group, intention or time of year.
Benefits of Sound
The soothing effect of music is undeniable, but many cultures have been using Sound to heal for centuries in rituals, ceremonies, and everyday life. Vedic tradition believes Sarasvati sounded the universe into being, Native Americans believed they could invoke spirits through their voice and drum beats, Peruvian shamans used ikaros as an integral part of the healing process, Buddhists use Tibetan singing bowls to induce meditation, and so forth.
Neuroscientists are just beginning to document how Sound affects our mental emotional and physical states and are proving a lot of what humans have been practicing since the beginning of time. Calmed nervous system and lower stress levels, feelings of increased connection and elevated mood, lucid dreaming states and increased creativity, release of mental and emotional blocks, and other effects are some of the most well documented effects of sound on the body mind and spirit.
Sound meditation can help us tap into our inherent creativity to design the lives we want.
This is Itayu.
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