Max Raphael’s passion for the contemplative healing arts has taken him across the world and back. Max founded True Resonance LLC, where he creates enriching experiences to help individuals and groups tap into profound relaxation, harmony, and wholeness. His unique services include the distinctive modalities of Sound Healing, Yoga-Massage, and Sacred Tea Ceremony—all of which he discovered and studied alongside mentors and masters while on his journeys in Asia. Max has also self-released two CD’s that feature Tibetan singing bowls, Native Flute, and windchimes.
Max is a member of the Sound Healers Association.
My own healing and learning journey has taken me across the world and back. After ten years of working in the field of audio engineering, I set out on my first trip to Asia to learn about meditation, spirituality, and tea.
By chance, I came across the Tea Sage Hut, a Tea & Zen center in Taiwan dedicated to meditation and the Way of Tea (Cha Dao). I first stayed as a guest, and was awestruck at the simple yet profound ways that Tea, mindfully prepared and enjoyed, could bring me and others in total harmony with not only our minds and bodies, but our spiritual Self. Not long after my first visit, I moved to Taiwan, where I served full time as a resident student at the Hut, living and learning the Way of Tea with my teacher, Wu De, and practicing tea ceremony.
I was also the photographer and associate editor of the worldwide tea magazine Global Tea Hut at that time. The connections I made with myself, Tea, nature, and wonderful people from all around the world, would forever change me.
From Taiwan, my Path would also take me to other parts of Asia. In India, I became a certified practitioner of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, training with Ananta Sylvain Girard, one of the world's foremost teachers of this little-known technique. Learning and receiving this massage undeniably helped me recover from physical limitations of overstraining my body during my own yoga practice in India. It continues to be a joy of mine to share this unique style of bodywork that is truly a meditation for both giver and receiver.
While in Asia, I also came across sound healing with Himalayan ('Tibetan') singing bowls. I received singing bowl sound massages with a renowned healer, and I found a sort of purity and freedom within me that I'd never before experienced. I was so moved by these singing bowls that I eventually made my way to Nepal, the singing bowl capital of the world, to seek out singing bowls and education on using them. Since then, I have been to Nepal twice to connect with the practice of singing bowl sound healing, and to find the rare antique singing bowls, which have rich, soothing vibrations that permeate deeply into our bodies and minds.
I currently share my work in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and wherever else I am traveling.
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