Healing & Balancing Male Energy

Healing & Balancing Male Energy


Through an Indian classic raga played live, we invite you to experience its healing and harmonizing effects. The ancient Vedic music of India had a system of healing through music. This workshop features the hexatonic raga “Marwa,” a heavy male raga which tells the tale of a famous king. We present this story with its symbology accompanied by the music.

The atonal music of this raga touches particular pulse points and chakras which is distinctly healing and harmonizing for male bodies and for the male aspect of women’s psyches. Participants may sit or lie, sit, or engage in gentle movement during this passive healing.

Workshop leader Laurie Kali is classically trained in Indian and Southeast Asian music. She performs on the 22-string slide veena lap guitar, which sounds similar to the Indian sitar and the Hawaiian steel guitar. Laurie also plays the 39-string Indian sarangi. In addition to these instruments, she plays Hawaiian slack key, folk guitar, and piano.

Deborah Masterson co presenter, accompanies Laurie on the Korean changgo and on a wooden flute. Deborah began drumming in 1988 and has had a long association with the Halla Huhm Korean Dance studio in Honolulu. In addition, she is a certified Advanced TaKeTiNa Rhythm Teacher. Over the years, her interest in rhythm in its many forms has included West African dundun, Cuban and Congolese congas, dumbek, and frame drum.