Natural Tones is a simple and gentle meditation practice based on the sound theory of Nada Yoga: The Yoga of Sound. According to the ancient practice of sound healing, when an instrument such as the Tanpura is plucked, the harmonic overtones called micro tones, help bring about a shift in consciousness that promotes wellbeing and helps relieve stress. When our mind is at peace, the rest of the body will follow.
Each session is a guided meditation with a gentle Eastern sound, that John personally performs on his Tanpura, to help you relax and feel great. You take with you a relaxing experience, joy, and peace of mind. Meditation is not practiced to escape the world or environment you live in. Meditation gently introduces us back into our fast paced life, so we can live in peace and harmony.
It is recommended that you consult with your primary care physician to see if a meditation practice is a helpful choice to relieve the symptoms that cause stress.
John Martino is a healing arts practitioner. His Journey began in 2003 when a devastating heart attack almost took his life. After a year of heart stress and depression, John decided to look into alter- native healing methods. Having been a weekend musician before
his heart attack, and having been an admirer of the Beatles and Ravi Shankar, John discovered the Yoga of Sound for healing and meditation. John then studied with Daisy Paradis - a disciple of Ali Akbar Khan, Indrajit Bannerjee, as well as Roop Verma all world renown Sitar Masters and Nada yoga teachers. John then volunteered his service to Monte ore Hospital. Providing the patients and staff as well as Montefiore’s medical students with his talents in relieving stress and promoting wellbeing. John received a certi cate of recognition from the medical community at Monte ore Hospital and later adopted a name for his practice called Natural Tones Meditation. John also practiced his Natural Tones Meditation for Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Beth Abraham Health Services – now called Center Light Health System, Pelham Bay and Throgs Neck nursing homes as well as his