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Char Willingham (she/her) is a Bipoc Sound Alchemist & Practitioner Trainer, Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500, RPYT & YACEP), Movement Professional, Meditation Guide, Drumming, Sacred Cacao & Women’s Empowerment Facilitator.

Yoga, Sound, Cacao & Women’s Empowerment Bio..

Char’s lifelong study of movement has led her on a remarkable journey that spans dance and competitive sports, evolving into an Interdisciplinary Movement Specialist. Her comprehensive training and teaching approach embraces holistic wellness, nutrition, movement science, and a deep dive and specialized expertise in the fitness industry, culminating in a rich tapestry of mind-body modalities. This journey includes becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher, with her training and over twenty-five years of yoga practice deeply entrenched in alignment-based Vinyasa, emphasizing the traditions of Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Baptiste lineages. Her advanced yoga teacher training is deeply rooted within these ancient traditions, enriched by her extensive studies in Yin, Restorative Yoga, and Meditation.

As a teacher, facilitator, and guide, Char has dedicated her life to fostering holistic consciousness and healing among women, spanning the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual realms. Her mission is to empower individuals to heal, transcend, and tap into their inherent truths, motivating them to embody and express their authentic selves through diverse signature courses and workshops. Char is also a cacao journeying and drumming meditation facilitator, distinguished as a Sound Alchemy practitioner and trainer in the harmonious world of sound healing. Her approach skillfully blends nearly a decade of practical experience with insightful expertise and holistic training. Renowned for her transformative teachings and serene sound baths, Char has nurtured thousands throughout New England, leading them through auditory landscapes to awaken with peaceful hearts and enlightened minds.

Char’s work extends beyond individual modalities, incorporating a focus on BIPOC healing spaces and the integration of diverse cultural practices into her healing work. She approaches the respectful cross-cultural engagement and ethical considerations of bringing Indigenous practices into broader contexts with deep reverence. As the founder of Sonic Sage Sound, an organization committed to making sound work accessible and educating on its practices, she offers a wide range of classes and workshops, leveraging her multidisciplinary teaching toolbox to foster an inclusive, respectful, and holistic healing environment.

Moreover, Char holds certifications as a Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) and Mindfulness Guide. She is a Master Teacher in Reiki and practices Thai Yoga Bodywork. Her expertise extends to being a certified Pilates Instructor, Aerial Yoga Teacher, and Anti-Gravity Fitness Instructor, specializing in self-myofascial release, corrective exercise, and strength training. Char is committed to her continuous education across these disciplines, encompassing the vital areas of nutrition, movement science, and both preventive and rehabilitative modalities.

More about Char's weekly classes & workshops.

Mostly Sound Bio:

Char Willingham is a seasoned yoga & meditation teacher, facilitator, and a distinguished sound healing practitioner and trainer with nearly a decade of experience. Known for her transformative teachings and serene sound baths, she has gently cradled thousands across New England, guiding them through the ethereal realms of auditory landscapes and enabling them to emerge with tranquil spirits and enlightened minds. Char’s alchemical sessions integrate a variety of sacred instruments, offering a unique acoustic experience. Her versatile style caters to intimate and large-scale events and individual therapy sessions, balancing ancient practices and modern insights. Char ensures that every session offers an immersive and transformative experience, leaving enduring echoes of tranquility and awareness in the hearts and minds of all those who immerse themselves in her healing sound events and wellness experiences.

More on Char's Yoga Journey:

Char’s twenty-five-plus-year yoga practice began in Hatha yoga. However, eighteen years ago, she discovered Hot Power Vinyasa at the urging of her acupuncturist following a high-speed collision and a lengthy recovery. She immediately fell in love with the smooth, dance-like movements, and revitalizing effects offered by each sweaty class. As a result, she decided to train in alignment-based Power Vinyasa with a strong foundation in Ashtanga, Iyengar & Baptiste lineages and teaches fusion classes incorporating elements of these traditions in both neutral & heated rooms. Char was born with a genetic autoimmune disease, having endured a lifelong battle with a physically debilitating and degenerative musculoskeletal disorder with chronic and systemic pain and inflammation. This tumultuous journey motivates her to offer additional integrative healing practices. Such as Reiki, Aromatherapy, Bodywork, Meditation, and Sound Healing, Accessible & Adaptive Yoga, Yoga for Chronic Pain, Trauma Sensitive YogaChair Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Restorative Yoga for their ability to rehabilitate and regenerate the mind and body. Especially for certain musculoskeletal diseases, injuries, chronic conditions, trauma recovery, and mood disorders. She’s also trained to work with breast cancer survivors at all stages of detection and care. Including those with Lymphedema, Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer, and those in need of palliative support.

The Goal of Char Yoga Fitness & Wellness

Char’s holistic and integrative approach to wellness, injury prevention, and recovery is a combination of techniques that help to improve clients’ somatic map, kinesthetic and proprioceptive awareness. Through various methods, modalities, and practices that enhance fundamental movements, build strength, increase flexibility, release fascia, utilize core stabilization, and improve spine & joint mobility. At the same time, reinforcing principles associated with physical endurance, mental stamina, and emotional intelligence. Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Bodywork & Sound Healing to assist her clients in experiencing deeply transformative and long-term lifestyle improvements, through her intuitive guidance and mind-body, wellness & fitness offerings.

Yoga, Fitness Meditation & Sound Healing Events & Workshops with Char

Char Willingham is an experienced Sound Healer and Practitioner Teacher Trainer, Movement certifications, Meditation & Yoga Teacher, Trainings, YTTs 200-hr, 300-hr, and 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. She offers Group, in-person studio classes, virtual and Livestream, private yoga, yoga studios, colleges, universities and corporate wellness and team building events. Traveling workshops, Crystal Bowl Meditation, Gong baths, multi-instrument Sound Baths, Sound Healing, therapy and alchemy sessions.

Char Willingham Yoga & Wellness: About Us
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