2021 International Crystal Sound Therapy (CST)
retreat and course with crystal singing bowls
9th Feb to 23rd Feb2022 (14 nights)
“Path of the Heart”
The CST February 2022 course is fully booked
Earlier this year I held a retreat in my cottage in the clouds in Katoomba with my students staying at a lovely BnB in Wentworth Falls. It worked out so beautifully, I have decided to do it again.
Join me on this life-changing opportunity in the beautiful Blue Mountain World Heritage listed area.
“The Greater Blue Mountains Area was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000 in recognition of its significant natural values. It possesses unique plants and animals that relate an extraordinary story of the evolution of Australia's distinctive eucalypt vegetation and its associated communities.”
The two-week retreat is the beginning of the 12-18 month Certificate IV professional training to become an accredited Sound Therapist using crystal singing bowls as a healing modality.
What’s included in the retreat 
•  Professional accredited 12 month Crystal Sound Therapy (CST) training and study program
•  14 day once in a lifetime retreat experience
•  Comfortable accommodation in your private room. Includes breakfast
•  Beautiful vegetarian and vegan lunches cooked by me with love
•  Two vegetarian and vegan breakfasts cooked by me with love
•  A collection of chakra healing crystals
•  A cultural tour of Leura
•  Sunrise and sunset meditations with crystal singing bowls
What’s not included in the retreat 
•  Transport to and from our accommodation in Wentworth Falls
•  Travel and medical Insurance (highly recommended) 
•  Most evening meals 
•  Occasional lunch
The cost of the course is:
There are only 3 spaces available.
To reserve your place, a deposit of $1,000 is required. Balance of payment is due by 6th September.
Regular instalments can be made until the final balance which is due by 6th September.
Payment plan
Under special circumstances, I can offer an instalment plan. In this instance, the deposit of $1,000 is paid to secure your place, a further payment making up3/4s of the total cost is due by 6th September 6. The balance can then be paid in fortnightly instalments beginning on the first day of the retreat. Please let me know if you would like to participate in the Payment Plan.
To pay your deposit or the full amount if you live in Australia, please transfer direct into my bank account, AND write CST and your initials or name:
Susie Nelson-Smith
BSB: 732038
ACC: 515409
If living overseas please use PayPal.
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What students have said about previous courses
“It was a truly amazing healing transformation for me. An excellent opportunity to gain a knowledge of crystal bowls and build the relationship with the bowls. The learning journey has given me so much insight. Together as a group, we learned from each other - the care and love we gathered in these 2 weeks. Through this training I recognised the purpose of my life. How to serve myself and others. Appreciation of the Universal Being, to bring us vitality in life. Thank you, Susie - her devotion to Crystal Bowls and Sound, in addition her spiritual knowledge and teaching to shine the world with the Crystal Bowls to whoever needs it. May our learning Journey be full of Light.Sandy Lam Ka Wai, Hong Kong
“What an AMAZING 2 weeks in COSTA RICA. The course was just divine, so much information, but when delivered, shown, and then practiced it became clear and easy. I can honestly say, I have never had such a profound healing as when I was a client in a practice session! I can’t wait to become proficient at this modality. Sound has been in my practices (Reiki and Heart Resonance and Tantra) for only a short while but blends seamlessly and enhances everything. I LOVE THIS COURSE!” Paul Cockram, Brisbane, Australia
“I have gotten so much out of Susie’s course. Not only is she angelic, her grace flows through every bit of the course. It gives one permission to grow, to stretch and believe in the infinite possibilities in the universe. I walk away with the support of all 11 women who participated. All my Sound Sisters. This course is a true blessing.” Linda Chambers, Montana, USA
All the details about the International Crystal Sound therapy (CST) training and study program
Professional accredited Certificate IV and Diploma certification is available
The course is accredited with the International Energetic Healing Association (IEHA).
Lifetime Impact
Transforming with crystal sound is a powerful life-changing and deeply balancing relaxing experience. As you progress through the study program your life will change forever and this is because you will be working very regularly with your crystal bowls. An inevitable outcome from this will be releasing and letting go of what no longer serves you and recalibrating your energy to be more aligned with your higher self-expression.
Quartz has the amazing ability to magnify and amplify. This is why it is used in modern communication systems – computers, medical equipment, TV, mobile phones etc. With the sounds of the crystal singing bowls it is possible to release and heal deeply held emotional wounds, change energy patterns, find inspiration and increase creativity, heal the physical body and connect more deeply with the soul. We naturally entrain with the vibrations of the crystal singing bowls because our natural state of being and our desire is to be in balance. As we entrain, we bring ourselves back to ourselves.
Your passion and desire to activate the highest octave within is honoured and supported. The Crystal Sound Therapy course has been taught since 2000 and as an accredited professional program since 2004. 2021 is the eighteenth year it has been offered as a 12-month course and the 9th year it will be offered in the international format. Teaching the face-to-face component as a 14-nightretreat has meant that students from all over the world can participate more easily in the professional program.
The benefits are infinite
I have been playing the crystal singing bowls for 22 years and it has benefitted me in so many ways. At times, the changes have not been easy. And at these times I had to make a choice to stay as I was or bring forward the warrior me. This has been a truth for all of us who have chosen to walk the path as a Crystal Sound Therapist with crystal singing bowls. You need courage to be a pioneer in a new field especially with the pure energy that activates every level of our being and creates an opportunity to look deeper inside.
The sound vibrations of the crystal bowls is like a truth serum that invites us to see our own truth and own it. Once chosen and embraced it is a pathway of infinite joy, creativity and fulfilment. Be prepared to find your true authentic self.
Why professional training?
Playing the crystal singing bowls is not difficult and most people can make a sound easily. Playing the bowls musically takes time. Playing the bowls as a healing modality . . . well that is quite a journey!
I believe professional training is essential for the crystal sound therapist to have the knowledge, skills and experience to guide the client deep within the physical body, psyche and soul for healing. Indeed, it is the soul level connection that transforms a simple relaxing healing session into a life-changing experience because it is at this level that we can more easily connect to our essence – our higher self – our soul essence.
Do I need to be a musician to do the course?
It is not necessary to be a musician to become a Crystal Sound Therapist. It is, however necessary to be passionate about sound and music and to be inspired to use sound as a healing tool. The greatest skill and awareness I have found that will hold you in good stead with participating in the course, is to develop a sense of timing and space. This is taught in the training program and some of you will have this as an innate quality. A student echoed recently what many have thoughtfully said over the years:
“The CST training course is a rich and beautiful experience. I appreciated the depth of knowledge, wisdom and experience Susie offered us so gracefully and warmly. Being such a ‘new’ field, her work putting this certificate course together is pioneering and a huge achievement. It has given me everything I dreamed of to help me work with sound and crystals professionally.” Suzy Flowers, Sydney, Australia
During the retreat your experiences and training will include:
•   Creating sacred space
•   Cleansing, tuning and programming crystal bowls
•   Playing crystal and alchemy bowls
•   Yoga
•   Meditations
•   Energy connections and breath work
•   Detailed information on the chakra system with healing strategies
•   Experience giving and receiving Advanced Therapeutic Crystal
•   Sound sessions
•   Creating a business vision
•   Home and business blessings in the community
•   Silence and listening
•   Musicianship
•   Deepening unique abilities, senses and feelings
•   Singing with crystal bowls
•   Specific breath techniques
•   Heart service project
•   Gratitude Circle
•   Individual time with Susie on the retreat
•   Vibrational healing lifestyle and more . . .
Regular support while completing the Study Program
For the duration of your study program Susie requests regular contact via zoom, phone, email or personal visits. Personal contact at least once a month to discuss any aspect of the course is encouraged and communication via phone or email any time.
What you will need to complete the CST course
You will need a chakra set of crystal singing bowls + an F# bowl. This is so you can complete the Advanced Therapeutic Sound Session Techniques
– C, D, E, F, G, A, B + a F#.
I have been importing crystal singing bowls for over twenty years and I have developed an excellent working relationship and friendship with Crystal Tones, the creators of alchemy bowls. Crystal Tones continue to lead the way in creating the most sublime crystal singing bowls in alchemy, classic frosted and practitioner bowls as well as silk and ballistic heavy duty carry cases.
I have a finely tuned ear and heightened intuition with the crystal singing bowls and will work with you to find the bowls that resonate for you. I find a great deal of excitement and joy in my role to support you in finding the most gorgeous set of bowls to meet your needs and budget. Some of you may already own crystal singing bowls and I can support you in either completing your chakra set or finding the special bowl that talks to you.
You will need your chakra set of bowls when you arrive home from the Retreat so you can move ahead with your study program. You are not required to bring crystal bowls to the Retreat. However, one or two of you may want to purchase the special chakra bowls we use in the Retreat as they will be vibrating with the energy of our group consciousness and the geographical vibration from where we hold the CST course.
The Study Program is so worthwhile . . .
Practising Crystal Sound Therapy is an integral part of the training program. Several practise components are included in the Study Program where you will learn:
•   The nuances of your individual bowls
•   Sequencing Chords
•   Sounding with your voice
•   Working with healing strategies
•   Practising environmental clearing and cleansing
•   Developing personally and spiritually (whatever that means to you)
•   A series of case studies using the Crystal Sound Advanced Therapeutics
•   Developing special projects in your community
•   Group meditations
•   Creating visualisations
•   Sound research project
•   Business vision and more . . .
Final Assessment and Certification
Graduates will receive certification upon successful completion of all assignments, learning outcomes, research and assessments.
Becoming part of a network of Crystal Sound Therapists who support and serve their communities is a very positive way in which to serve humanity and ourselves. Understanding the vibrational resonance between Nature, Humanity and the Cosmos creates a deep appreciation for the wonder and joy of life.
I look forward to sharing this journey with you.
Love and peace
Director, Crystal Sound and Light Institute,
0412 348 463
You can download a PDF of all the course details
and information here
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