Saturday, November 9, 2013

Healers Among Us...

I just wanted to pay tribute to one of my deeply loved teachers, Don Americo Yabar in Peru.  I have carried his teachings with me for many years.  Take a look at these beautiful  brothers and sisters in the Andes and in Naja, Mexico with Lacondan Mayan Shaman Don Antonio and Hopi Elder Harold Josephs.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Morning Sound...

Good morning!  I just wanted to share this amazing video from Australian Sound Healer Avishai Barnatan. It's a really great peek into what happens during a healing session. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Healing Sounds: Peace Within, Peace Without

I've rescheduled the Healing Sounds workshop to partner with the Native Flute school.

Healing Sounds: Peace Within, Peace Without March 21-23, 2014
Zion Canyon Native Flute School
March 25-29, 2014

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Awake My Soul...

Autumn on the Pine Creek Trail
The lovely Diana of the blog d travels 'round did a session with me at the Red Mountain Resort.  It was a pleasure meeting Diana, and I think her post really gives a great snapshot of what I do as a healer. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Canyon Sunrise

The amazingly talented Cornell Kinderknecht will be teaching at the 2014 Zion Canyon Native Flute school this year.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Betina Lindsey
Janay Cipriani
René Jenkins

Peace Within, 
Peace Without

Sponsored by the Zion Canyon Native Flute School

March 21-23, 2014   

Springdale, Zion Canyon, UT

(Food and Lodging Not Included)

Special Price! 
$195 for Healing Sounds if taken in conjunction with the Zion Canyon Native Flute School!
Making music is Good Medicine.  This weekend ceremonial sound healer René Jenkins, healing touch intuitive, Janay Cipriani and shamanic sound therapist Betina Lindsey will present the Sacred Sound Mesa.  Experience indigenous instruments as Healing Allies and their metaphysical healing properties.  Be carried across dimensions through voice, drums, rattles, crystal bowls, tingsha, tuning forks, didgeridoos, bells, gongs, Peruvian Whistling Vessels and Native Flute. 

The science behind the eons old practices of sound healing is opening doorways to practical, easy and effective therapies.

No prior musical experience is necessary to fully participate in this retreat.

In the retreat you will learn the basics of the human body's electrical field.  What are chakras?  How does healing sound & touch affect "the field" not only of people, but the environment? 

Learn new skills and experience:

-Sound Healing & the Luminous Energy Field
-Sound Healing Journey
-Ancestral Sound Blessing
-Labyrinth Walk & Drum Massage
Music is Medicine!
Healing Sound brings vision and clarity, guidance and regeneration.
Reserve your space now! Class size limited to 21 participants.
For more information or to register:
Phone:  435-772-0778
Workshop held at the Bumbleberry Inn in beautiful Springdale, UT!  
Lodging Reservations: 
Bumbleberry Inn/$68 + tax nightly/1-800-772-322
Flanigan’s Inn/$89+ Tax/1-800-722-3251  
*Say you are with the Healing Sounds Workshop for these special room rates.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Healing Sounds Workshop Schedule-March 21-23, 2014

The Schedule 

7:00 pm–9:00pm

Welcome to
The Sacred Sound Mesa w/Betina
Intro of Ancient Instruments
w/René & Janay

Indigenous Instruments as Healing Allies and their metaphysical healing properties.
Introduction to Sound Instruments:
Voice, drums, rattles, tingshas, tuning forks, didgeridoos, bells, gongs, Peruvian whistling vessels, native flutes.

10:00 am-12:00pm
Sound Healing & the Luminous Energy Field

Crystal Bowls & Chakra

Nada Brahma: ‘All is Sound’.  Understanding the basics of the human body’s electrical field.  What are Chakras? How does healing sound & touch affect ‘The field’ not only of people but the environment?


Flanigan’s Hill

The Four elements of Music-rhythm, melody, harmony. and silence
The Labyrinth Walk
Rhythm calls us to dance and the Tribe to gather.
The Drum Massage
The Labyrinth is an ancient pathway to healing.  Bring your own instruments such as rattles & drums.

6:30pm –8:30pm
Bumbleberry Inn

René & Janay
Healing Ceremony

Sound Healing Journey
A lively healing ceremony with the ancestral instruments of the Americas.


Closing Blessing
w/ René & Janay
Feather/ Condor Anatara Blessing Following the ancient blessing ways of the Andean shamans.
Phone:  435-772-0778


Monday, August 26, 2013

A Moment of Pure Relaxation

The amazingly talented Scott August will be returning to teach and perform at the Zion Canyon Native Flute School this year. Enjoy!

March 25-29, 2014

(Food and Lodging not included)

Best Western Zion Park Inn
1215 Zion Park Blvd.
Springdale UT 84767

On the Pine Creek Trail, Early Morning...

Simple silence is the heartbeat of spiritual awakening. Silence restores you to center and is the way-shower to the core of your being. If you have lost the daily silence, listen and the Canyon, a temple of silence, will help you hear the calling of your soul.

Sacred Earth, Silent Angel

The Healing Energies of Zion Canyon
A Pilgrims Handbook & Journal
Betina LIndsey

Friday, August 2, 2013

Janay Cipriani & René Jenkins Presenters at the Healing Sounds Workshop March 21-23, 2014

JANAY CIPRIANI is a Certified Angel Therapy Practitioner® and has a healing practice in Sonoma, California called Divine Connections. An amazing clairvoyant and clairsentient, Janay is an intuitive, medium, healer and Angelic Reader who uses her gifts to offer guidance, insight, and energy healing. Ceremonial Sound Healer René Jenkins & Angel Therapy Practitioner® Janet Janay Cipriani from Sonoma, CA have integrated a unique blend of healing modalities through the beautiful sounds of ancient ritual instruments, healing touch, and the power of Inspiration for well being. Together, they conduct a potent healing environment for clearing and inviting in new energies to activate deep cellular shifts as directed by you higher self.


René Jenkins is a multi-instrumentalist, ceremonial sound practitioner, speaker, teacher and professional musician for over 25 years playing trombone, piano, and ancient indigenous instruments. Versed in many styles of music from big band jazz, funk, R&B, reggae, salsa, brass ensembles and pit orchestras, René has backed many established artists in the industry such as Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, the Temptations, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Joe Williams, Jah Levi & Gregg Allman, to name a few. He is currently the trombonist for Dick Bright’s SRO, a 19 piece soul-rock band with a vast repertoire of music from Motown to hip-hop.

René was introduced to the Australian Didjeridu in 1993 and began offering "sound attunements" integrating music, shamanistic studies, and his desire to heal others. In January 2003, René founded VibeTherapy, a sound healing practice that employs the subtle energy principles of intention and sound for well being. René, who had begun his sound healing practice just 3 months prior to meeting his most influential teacher, Tito La Rosa, first heard Tito perform in March of 2003. Since then, René has been conducting sound healing ceremonies with ancient indigenous instruments, and sharing their historic metaphysical attributes to individuals and groups. René credits the mastery of Tito La Rosa’s work, handed down from the Q'ero elders of Cuzco, as one of the major catalysts that augment his current vocation.

"The many amazing tools and cherished instruments Tito has generously gifted me have become expressions of my most inner Self. It is through the voice of these ancient instruments where I express my Inspired Spirit. Inspiration expressed inherently inspires others to share their gifts with the world. I feel we are here to inspire each other and offer the gift that is our life to Life itself. We are art, and living--an art form." 

Currently, as a Ceremonial Sound Practitioner & Healing Performance Artist, René performs "healing concerts" across the country along with his partner, Janet Janay Cipriani, offering private & group sound healing ceremonies, house blessings and workshops.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Highlights from the 2009 Zion Canyon Native Flute School. 
 Special thanks to Clint Goss for putting this together.  
Reserve your space now for 2014!

Explore the Healing Energies of Zion Canyon
at the Gateway to Zion National Park.

Since ancient times humans have made pilgrimages
 to places of spiritual power.
If it is time for your own pilgrimage to sacred earth,
enroll in our schools and join our workshops.

Zion Canyon
Native Flute School

March 25-29, 2014

“Lots of subjects covered.  Great for a full emersion.  I got my money’s worth the first day. Thank you! What a blessing this has been for me!!! The outstanding presenters, varied and diverse curriculum, good organization & scenery made this a life changing experience!” -student

"Best Time I Ever Had!" - intermediate student

The success of past programs is legendary!
A five day workshop fostering a love of music through native flute study with professional teachers from across the nation.  Beginners to advanced are welcome.  Reasonably priced, the school has three tracks, for the newest beginner to the seasoned advanced master player.   You will come away with the ability to play with confidence and an understanding of rhythms, tones and improvisation. 
When:   March 25-29,  2014  *Tuition:   $375 (Food & Lodging Not Included)
                   Where:   Best Western Zion Park Inn
                    1215 Zion Park Blvd Springdale, Utah
                   Lodging Reservations:
                $99+tax rate

                         For Maps/ Camping/ RV/Hotels/B&B See: ZionPark.Com
 Shuttle Service From Las Vegas or St. George Airports to Springdale
St. George Express (435) 652-1100

March 25
8:00 am
 to 9:00 am
 Registration Best Western Hotel

 9:00 to 10:00 am
Group Warm-Ups
Rhythm, Scales & Breath
Daily  Technique: w /Staff

Rona Yellow Robe
John Sarantos
10 to 11:30 
Morning Level Classes

2 to 3 pm
Afternoon Classes
Clint Goss
Vera Shanov
Intermediate I

Rm 1
  Rm 2
Drum Talk w/ Clint & Vera
Healing Song w/John Sarantos

Rm 3
   Side Blown Flutes/Cornell K.

Rm 4
   Flutemakers  Discussion
Joe Young
  Stage Craft
Rm 5
Anasazi w/ Scott August
Scott August

Intermediate II
 3 to 4 pm
   Buddy Circle Practice Time

 5:30 pm
Open Mic Flying Monkey Cafe   

Group Warm Up:  Rhythm, Scales &           Breath
 Morning Classes: Level Teacher instruction.
Buddy Circles: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced levels practice together w/ staff support.
Concerts: by Staff and Students open to public.

 5 Day School
March 25-29 2013 Cost: $375
(Food & Lodging Not Included)
Location:  Best Western
Zion Park Inn
1215 Zion Park Blvd Springdale, Utah
      Lodging Reservations: $99 + tax
1- 435-772-3200
         Bumble Berry Inn - $68 + tax
          Zion Park Motel - $84 + Tax
        RV & National Park Camping
        Info. Call Betina 435-772-0778

              PRIVATE LESSONS
(Cost per half hour ask Teacher)
              Daily  1 to 2 pm
              Daily   4 to 5 pm
           Some early evenings
    Thursday:  (check w/ teacher)
     Saturday: 4 to 5 pm

       Joe Young- Scott August
John Sarantos, Rona Yellowrobe,
Cornell Kinderknecht, Clint Goss

Mar. 26

9:00 to 10:00
Group Warm-Ups Rhythm, Scales & Breath
Daily  Technique:  w /Staff

10  to 11:30
Morning Classes

2:00 pm Afternoon

2-3  pm
Rm 1
Drum Talk w/ Clint & Vera

Rm 2
Healing Song w/John Sarantos

3- 4  pm
Buddy Circles Practice Time

7:30 9:30 pm
Teacher Performance CCC

Mar. 27

9 to 10:00 am
Group Warm-Ups Rhythm, Scales & Breath
        Daily Technique: w/staff

10 to 11:30 am
Morning Classes

Afternoon Break
Zion Canyon Hiking & Nature Time

Mar. 28

9:00 to 10:00
10 to 11:30
Group Warm – Ups  
 Daily Techniques
Morning Classes

2-4 pm
Buddy Circle Practice/ 3 Way Jam

7:00 to
9 :30 pm
Student Performance CCC

March 29
 Morning Classes

11 to 1pm

2:00 pm
  Open Mic Flying Monkey Cafe

Optional Pre – School Presentation
March 24 - MONDAY  7:00 PM
Scott August – The Anasazi Flute
Zion Natural History Association
Canyon Community Center

Registration Form:
Mail to: Betina Lindsey P.O. 362 Springdale, Utah 84768
Call : 1-435-772-0778

To register for a workshop or for more information, please send an email to:

Explore The Healing Energies of Zion Canyon.
Find Renewal in Medicine Wheel Teachings, the Native Flute School,
Shaman Spirit Workshops and Apprenticeships.

Sacred Earth, Silent Angel: A Pilgrim’s Guide
to the Healing Energies of Zion Canyon.