Ayni Projects is honored to support:

The School of Sacred Sounds

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco Peru

Founded in 2010 by Peruvian Sociologist, Musician, and Sound Healer Tito La Rosa
The school’s mission is the preservation of Andean culture. and history.

The oldest legends tell of the Creator giving life to everything that exists by singing to the beat of the planet's music. That is why everything has rhythm, balance, and harmony (La Rosa, 11/2020).

In the Andean Tradition, the sacred Sound is a PORTAL that opens closed spaces. The magic of sacred Sound is that it penetrates your unconscious. Since your unconscious is not rational, on the contrary, it is artistic; it understands the language of Sound. That is why healing can be an act of magic coming at any time, as long as you connect to its essence. Sound is the key that unlocks this embedded history and brings it alive again within individuals.

Throughout the millennia, ancient cultures of Peru, from the Jungle to the Deserts, to the Andes, left evidence of incorporating sacred Sound as an integral part of religion, ritual, and daily life. The School of Sacred Sounds examines these traditions' history through a set of activities and explorations that give participants hands-on experiences. Our purpose is to awaken this rich heritage within our students as a way for ancestral history and traditions to live within a person to continue its teaching and evolution.

Participants of the School of Sacred Sounds learn about the ritual and healing properties of ancestral Peruvian instruments. At the School of Sacred Sounds, we work with symbols from the Tradition that are metaphors for life and have a high therapeutic and healing power. More than reading the future, each symbol allows one to look at the present and travel to the past to heal and return.

Our school of sacred sounds collects and recreates all these postulates and groups them into what we have called "The 9 Sound Portals of the Andean Tradition." By journeying through each of the sound portals, we receive healing our lives. These portals link to different musical instruments and sounds from our Traditions and from around the world.

The 9 Sound Portals of the Andean Tradition are:

  1. The Invocation
  2. The Sacred Space
  3. The Mother
  4. El Munay: The Power of Love
  5. The Purification.
  6. The Father
  7. The Portal of Forgiveness and Prayer
  8. La Paqarina: Mirror of the Universe
  9. The Celebration.

Located near Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley of Peru, the School of Sacred Sounds offers classes, workshops, and guided tours of archeological sites that focus on working with Sound to facilitate healing and awaken personal and cultural awareness. These learning explorations are organized around exploring the Ancient yet ever-present Andean Cosmovision that has existed since pre-Hispanic times. The iconography of the Tradition is present all through the country in its archeological sites and museums.

The School of Sacred Sounds project has a history of working with public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and Peru. We work with children as young as five years old and adults and groups of all ages and from many different international cultures.

Paylla! Gracias! Thank you! Obrigado! Arigato! Tak Sumiki! Merci! Grazie for coming home to Ayni Projects

Ayni Projects is dedicated to participating in the development of healthy communities by working with local leaders (in the Americas) to co-create and implement initiatives that include all members of the community in a reciprocal way whereby people give what they have to offer and receive what they need in return. It is the belief of Ayni Projects that in this way everyone becomes invested in the well-being of the whole community as the act of social reciprocity is synonymous with this well-being.

We continue to invite you to be a part of our schools and our model health care clinic that serves over 3,000 indigenous people in the Central Peruvian Andes.


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