Let the River Flow
Nina Spiro began playing woodwind instruments intuitively when she was three and a half years old in the forests surrounding her country home in Rockland County, New York. Improvisational sound became her way of connecting with people, animals, and all that lives in nature. Over the years, her flute playing developed naturally into an essential avenue for creativity, healing, and receiving spirit guidance. Because of Nina's attunement with nature, she brings a unique sensitivity to the field of sound healing that lives in every note of her music. Nina is a gifted sound healing musician whose journey weaves her natural sense of music with 29 years of professional experience in the healing arts. She began studying expressive sound and movement as a young child at ther Rockland Foundation Center for the Arts, in New York. Nina has continued to study voice and sound healing in New York, the Midwest, and on the West Coast. She has also trained in Siberian Shamanism with Sorengeral in New York, following nine years of active membership in shamanic healing-journing circles in Oregon. Over time Nina began creating her own unique combination of sound healing-journeying work, developing a new healing modality called Pravada, which weaves together several original therapeutic approaches. These include Pravada Sound Healing, Sound Journeying, Pravada Sound Movement, and Pravada Healing Meditation. Pravada Sound Healing works with tonal, energetic re-balancing using high to low pitched vibrational frequencies with voice and original music on native flutes. Pravada Sound Journeying provides an avenue for receiving internal spirit guidance through sound, resulting in a greater syncronicity in daily life. Nina is an MSW psychotherapist with 25 years in private practice, a Usui Reiki Master, a Pravada Sound Healing-Journeying Therapist, Sound Movement Therapist, and meditation teacher. She offers individual sessions, healing treatments, Pravada Sound Movement classes, and Listening Inside...Opening to Spirit - Pravada Sound Healing- Journeying Circles, and concerts. Nina's music is featured on her CD recordings entitled: Listening Inside, Trust Your Inner Wisdom, Sounding- Journeys For Inner Truth ( Vol. 1 and 2), and Let The River Flow. She is currently working on her sixth CD, entitled Echoes Through Time, and has a seventh recording project in the wings. She has also been a guest recording artist on several CDs including Swallows of Capistrano, by singer-songwriter Virginia Cohen; Dream Catcher by singer-songwriter Diana Rodgers; and The Daughters of Ishi Shini, Ancient Tales of the Americas by storyteller Barb Stevens Newcomb (which won the 1997 American Association Notable Recordings Award). Nina's professional memberships include Local 689 of the American Federation of Musicians, The Oregon Flute Circle, INAFA -The International Native American Flute Association, ACCHORD-Sound Healing Group, 'Taxi'- Independent A&R Industry Listings, ASCAP, The Loft Dance Collective, and the New York Unawat Flute Circle.