"Nick takes you on a journey of the senses,
Crossing the lines of Sound Healing, Dance and Yoga"
-Asheville Yoga Festival Attendee-
Instruments: Flute, Guitar, Recorder, Tabla, Synth
Genre: Meditation, House Yoga music, Sound Healing
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Influences: Desert Dwellers, Lotus, Hang Massive, Ravi Shankar
Musician and Sound Healer, Nick Gonnering has been exploring the sonic universe for nearly 20 years.
His 12-year journey with yoga has led him to Study the works of B.K.S Iyengar, Vivekananda, Nisargadatta Maharaj, and Swami Muktananda and open his views of what is absolute and find his true nature.
After many years of yogic practice, Nick was introduced to the concepts of Cymatics and Sound Healing and Immediately felt called to incorporate these principles into his own music. Developing what he calls the “Buddha Board”- an electronically based instrument board that he uses to realign the human body’s vibrations. Using deep bass frequencies and traditional Indian healing instrument samples, he creates a sonic realm that can facilitate the realignment of the human body during yoga practice. Creating continuous musical soundscapes to help practitioners stay in the flow of their practice and subconsciously heal their bodies through sound while they practice.
Nick’s passion for music and the healing arts continue to merge, with his constant search to find new ways to incorporate what he has learned into his writing process and teach other musicians along the way. In 2018 he developed “Music As A Mantra” a songwriting class to bring the ideas of sound healing and mantra work to musicians in his local area. Using the concept that songs are the mantras of your musical career, he teaches artists to be more mindful of the energy that they are infusing into their work so they too can help to raise the vibration of their performance, songwriting, crowds, and classes.