Sound Practitioner Certification Retreat with Jessica Cross

Round Mountain, TX 78663, USA

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Sep 9 - 11, 2022
Group size: 12 - 25
Sound Practitioner Certification Retreat with Jessica Cross
Round Mountain, TX 78663, USA


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Sep 9 - 11, 2022
Group size: 12 - 25

About this trip

In the gorgeous Hill Country, earn your Sound Practitioner certification, build community, and learn from one of Austin’s most popular sound practitioners and trainers, Jessica Cross of Sound for Stress. This retreat will not only include comprehensive sound therapy training, but also Soul Strong Yoga’s signature offerings, including yoga, meditation, and philosophy discussions under the stars. You will also enjoy deeply nourishing, chef-crafted vegetarian meals.


This training is ideal for wellness providers (yoga teachers, therapists, meditation teachers, hospice workers, addiction specialists, massage therapists, estheticians, energy workers, etc.) looking to add an additional healing modality to their offerings. It is also fitting for sound enthusiasts as well, who want to expand their knowledge and avenues of personal healing. You will graduate from this training with the tools to offer sound as a form of healing and wellness in both group settings and in one-to-one spaces.

What is Sound Therapy?

Sound therapy is a method of relaxation and meditation that utilizes singing bowls, gongs, and other healing instruments to promote stress relief and healing. 


Sound is not about performance, but rather using the instruments to move stagnant energy in our environment and bodies. Sound vibrations impact our nervous system, engaging our relaxation reflex and inhibiting the stress and pain responses. 

What should I expect?

Prepare to be immersed in a supportive community of wellness providers, learn from expert Sound Practitioner Jessica Cross, eat well, nourish your heart and soul, and make lasting memories.


You will find that our retreat offers a balance of in-depth, hands-on learning and time to restore and uplift your whole being.


Jessica Cross has thoughtfully curated the course content based on hundreds of hours of training and years of providing sound therapy. The training group will journey through sound healing foundations, demonstration and practice of the singing bowls in group settings and one-to-one spaces, as well as how to work in collaboration with complimentary providers. 


At this retreat, we will do our best to disconnect and honor digital mindfulness. We will ask for your full presence and awareness when exploring the ancient meditative techniques and healing tools that sound therapy provides.

Where are we retreating?

We’ll gather on a 500-acre Texas Hill Country glampground paradise, at the Three Points Ranch, to experience unforgettable sunsets, starry night skies, campfires, vintage Airstreams, swinging beds, wildlife and wildflowers as a community. 


This glampground is nestled amongst historic oak trees and provides all the comforts, including a luxury bathhouse with full baths, 2 soaking tubs, and 2 outdoor showers. The Airstreams all have their own personality and are equipped with AC and mini fridge and are just steps away from the bathhouse. The screened-in sleeping porch is beautifully appointed with suspended queen beds that gently rock you to sleep.


From every vantage point, you can see acres of incredible oak trees and wide open spaces, breathe deep breaths and totally relax and rejuvenate. We can’t wait to spend the weekend with you in such a truly magical place.

Does everyone earn a certificate?

After the sound training retreat, each participant will need to complete required homework and 10 hours of pro bono Sound Practitioner sessions due September 1, 2023 at the latest. It's also po

What required props should I bring?

All participants must bring a yoga mat, a yoga blanket or beach towel, and a cushion to sit on (such as a meditation cushion or bolster).


You may also wish to bring optional props, such as an eye pillow, bolster, and yoga blocks.

In the weeks leading up to the retreat, we will send a “Know Before You Go” email with all the details, including what to pack.


No pets are allowed onsite.

What else should I know?

The retreat is open to all. However, if you wish to become certified as a Certified Sound Practitioner and/or receive the YA CEUs, you must fulfill the following: 

  • Attend all sound practitioner sessions during the retreat
  • Complete 10 pro bono sessions and complete the required session evaluations for each session
  • Evaluations must be submitted no later than 9/1/2023 to receive the certification 

It is possible to attend the retreat for learning only and not submit the evaluations. You can attend the retreat for personal growth purposes only and not submit the certification requirements. You will not receive the certification, but instead an incredible experience with memories you will hold dear.


Please do NOT schedule your return flight or other travel plans at a time that requires you to leave earlier than the last day and miss ANY of the training. To receive the certificate, please remember you must submit the evaluations AND be present at all hours of the training. NO EXCEPTIONS.

We have suggested reading materials that are not required, but helpful in your journey towards leading sound therapy sessions:

What if I need to cancel my registration

Due to the financial responsibility of both companies (Sound for Stress and Soul Strong Yoga), we will not offer refunds (partial or full) under any circumstances. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your registration and booking fees. Some travel insurance companies offer “cancel for any reason” coverage. You are able to transfer your booking to someone else if you wish. You must reach out to Soul Strong Yoga at management@soulstrongyogatx.com to transfer your booking to another person. 

Jessica (she/her) - Sound Trainer

Jessica Cross, ERYT 200/500, YACEP, is a sound practitioner and creator of Sound for Stress, a heart-centered business that helps stressed souls come home to themselves through the power of sound baths, yoga, and meditation. 


She first experienced the healing tones of a singing bowl while in savasana and knew sound would be an important part of her personal journey. Little did she know that sound would change her trajectory, her work, and her life. 


Jessica regularly offers sound baths, retreats and trainings in the Austin area and nationwide to share the magic of these incredible practices with all. Follow her @soundforstress and at www.soundforstress.com

Julie (she/her) - Mindfulness Leader

Julie is a mother, meditation and yoga teacher, entrepreneur, educator, and passionate yogi. Meditation and yoga have been Julie’s life support and allowed her to regain mobility after years of dealing with a rare neuromuscular disease. 


Julie is honored to support all people in their exploration of mindful practices, including meditation. Julie’s mindfulness practice and training is based on yogic and Buddhist philosophy. She also has a passion for staying up-to-date on modern scientific research supporting ancient wellness practices. Julie is a 500-hour yoga teacher and trainer (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and owner of Soul Strong Yoga.

Maddie (she/her) - Yoga Teacher

Students describe Maddie Pesoli's yoga classes as "joyful," "uplifting," and "exactly what my heart needed." Maddie is the manager of Soul Strong Yoga and a phenomenal yoga teacher. Maddie first started practicing yoga to deal with the stress of college, which is why she became so dedicated to bringing yoga to as many people as possible. 


She is a firm believer that everyone can do yoga, so her inclusive classes are designed to help students discover how yoga can benefit them. Maddie creates invigorating flows that evoke confidence, happiness, and so many smiles.

What’s included

  • Chef Crafted Meals
    3 Daily vegetarian meals thoughtfully crafted by our holistic personal chef. Light refreshments will be provided throughout your stay
  • Singing Bowl
    Handcrafted singing bowl, mallet, felt ring, and protective bag
  • Training Materials
    Sound Practitioner Training Guide
  • Certification
    Sound Practitioner Certification from Sound for Stress and Soul Strong Yoga and Sound Practitioner electronic badge (for use on email signatures, websites, social media, and more)
  • Gifts
    Exclusive, limited-edition swag and gifts
  • Yoga Alliance CEUs
    Yoga teachers may also earn 30 CEUs (20 Contact and 10 Non-Contact) with Yoga Alliance for this training
  • Transportation
    Transportation to the retreat venue is the participant's responsibility

Available Packages

Camping Spot
Available until September 8, 20226 left

For our nature-lovers, camp on gorgeous grounds! Enjoy acres of oak trees and wide-open spaces. Sleep under the stars and relish the fresh air that abounds.  BYO tent + bedding. Price is per person.


Campers have access to beautiful showers and bathrooms.

$1,990
Airstream #1 - Solo Occupant
Available until September 8, 2022Sold Out

Airstream #1 has a queen bed. This option is for a solo occupant who would like the luxury of having their own airstream.  Price is per person.


The vintage Airstreams are situated near the bathhouse and offer comfortable beds and privacy with each one having a personality of its own.  They all have a mini-fridge, heat and AC but there is no running water or septic hook-ups. Each one is just steps away from the dining barn bathroom or our new bathhouse that has two private toilets and showers with two covered outdoor sinks.

$2,790
Airstream #2 - Shared Queen Bed
Available until September 8, 2022only 2 left

Airstream #2 is the largest of the airstreams with a queen and twin bed. This booking is for a shared queen bed. Price is per person. If you are booking with a friend, you must book at the same time.


The vintage Airstreams are situated near the bathhouse and offer comfortable beds and privacy with each one having a personality of its own.  They all have a mini-fridge, heat and AC but there is no running water or septic hook-ups. Each one is just steps away from the dining barn bathroom or our new bathhouse that has two private toilets and showers with two covered outdoor sinks.

$2,390
Airstream #2 - Twin Bed
Available until September 8, 2022only 1 left

Airstream #2 is the largest of the airstreams with a queen and twin bed. This booking is for a twin bed in a shared airstream. If you are booking the airstream with friends, you must book at the same time. Price is per person.


The vintage Airstreams are situated near the bathhouse and offer comfortable beds and privacy with each one having a personality of its own.  They all have a mini-fridge, heat and AC but there is no running water or septic hook-ups. Each one is just steps away from the dining barn bathroom or our new bathhouse that has two private toilets and showers with two covered outdoor sinks.

$2,390
Airstream #3 - Shared Queen Bed
only 2 left

Airstream #3 has a queen bed and accommodates two friends total in the airstream. This booking is for a shared queen bed. Price is per person. If you are booking with a friend, you must book at the same time.


The vintage Airstreams are situated near the bathhouse and offer comfortable beds and privacy with each one having a personality of its own.  They all have a mini-fridge, heat and AC but there is no running water or septic hook-ups. Each one is just steps away from the dining barn bathroom or our new bathhouse that has two private toilets and showers with two covered outdoor sinks.


$2,490
Airstream #4 - Shared Double Bed
Available until September 8, 2022only 2 left

Airstream #4 has a double bed and two twin beds. This booking is for a shared double bed. Price is per person. If you are booking with a friend, you must book at the same time.


The vintage Airstreams are situated near the bathhouse and offer comfortable beds and privacy with each one having a personality of its own.  They all have a mini-fridge, heat and AC but there is no running water or septic hook-ups. Each one is just steps away from the dining barn bathroom or our new bathhouse that has two private toilets and showers with two covered outdoor sinks.

$2,390
Airstream #4 - Twin Bed
Available until September 8, 2022only 2 left

Airstream #4 has a double bed and two twin beds. This booking is for a twin bed. If you are booking this airstream with a friend(s), you must book at the same time.  Price is per person.


The vintage Airstreams are situated near the bathhouse and offer comfortable beds and privacy with each one having a personality of its own.  They all have a mini-fridge, heat and AC but there is no running water or septic hook-ups. Each one is just steps away from the dining barn bathroom or our new bathhouse that has two private toilets and showers with two covered outdoor sinks.

$2,390
Airstream #6 - Shared Double Bed
Available until September 8, 2022only 2 left

Airstream #6 has a double bed and accommodates two friends total in the airstream. This booking is for a shared double bed. Price is per person. If you are booking with a friend, you must book at the same time.


The vintage Airstreams are situated near the bathhouse and offer comfortable beds and privacy with each one having a personality of its own.  They all have a mini-fridge, heat and AC but there is no running water or septic hook-ups. Each one is just steps away from the dining barn bathroom or our new bathhouse that has two private toilets and showers with two covered outdoor sinks.

$2,490
Sleeping Porch Queen Bed
Available until September 8, 2022only 2 left

The screened in sleeping porch is the most popular place for experiencing a memorable night of sleep on the queen-sized swinging beds. This is booking is for a solo queen bed. There are a total of six queen beds on the sleeping porch, which may be co-ed.  Price is per person.


You can see the moon and stars from your pillow and wake up to a gorgeous sunrise and chirping birds. There are clear roll down shades in case of cold weather or rain so you are protected from the elements. We provide electric blankets when it's cold and fans when it's warm. Even in the summer, most nights are cool enough to sleep on the porch.

$2,390
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Itinerary

Friday, September 9th
Saying Hello + Settling In + Dinner + Sound Bath

Arrive late afternoon* in preparation for a healthy, plant-based dinner and grounding sound bath with Jessica. Settle in and prepare for the weekend ahead.


*Arrive between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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Soul Strong Yoga
Soul Strong Yoga is located in Round Rock, Texas. We are founded on community, love, and accessibility. Our studio provides a safe space for our clients to grow stronger, breathe, improve flexibility, and get a great workout for their body and mind. We are a leader in Central Texas for yoga teacher training, as well as mindfulness and meditation trainings.