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Harmonize with the great symphony of life and cultivate a spiritual flute-playing practice within a community.
Join Christine Stevens and other renowned flutists and authentic wisdom keepers twice monthly in the Sacred Sounds Flute Circle membership program!
Intuitive flute playing is equivalent to prayer. The notes carry your heartfelt intentions and your breath activates them, turning your whole being into an instrument for divinity.
Native American-style flutes deepen this effect. The hollowed earthen instrument represents a subtle portal for sending prayers up and bringing higher consciousness down to earth — infusing your life with sacred power.
In this way, flute playing can be a musical path to true transformation — and a beautiful meditative practice for sourcing the happiness, healing, and inspiration of your soul.
Are you an aspiring or established flute player seeking to expand your skills? Or someone who’s curious about how Native flute playing can help unlock your intuition, unleash your spiritual gifts, and access your higher self?
Either way, you’re sure to bask in the transcendent tones of the world’s oldest known instrument when you join flutist, drummer, and music therapist Christine Stevens’ new Sacred Sounds Flute Circle membership program, designed to help you source the higher consciousness, happiness, and healing of the flute’s sacred sounds.
If you’ve ever attended one of Christine’s classes at Shift, then you know how her musicality, heart-centered teaching style, and passion for peace-building combine to promote holistic living and a deeper bedrock for real transformation.
You’ll meet twice monthly to play intuitively and learn skill-building techniques, elevate sacred intentions, learn songs, experience blissful musical meditative mantras...
... and receive the spiritual and creative activations that this ancient instrument can offer when combined with focused intention, conscious breathing, and surrender to your authentic inner resonance.
Every session will offer a unique musical experience, taking you further into the sacredness of the flute and your own inner being.
You’ll learn from the soul-led playing and instruction of Christine and other renowned Grammy-winning flutists and authentic wisdom keepers how the flute can help you create mind-body-heart coherence and gain direct access to higher planes of consciousness and the wisdom of ages.
You’ll learn to use improvisational techniques like embellishments that echo the score of nature. You’ll learn rhythmic variations, and how to use Native American-style flutes for prayer, healing, meditation, and ceremony. And you’ll discover how to weave song lines from socially-distanced locations.
You’ll follow Christine’s call-and-response-style teaching to develop your ear and explore new styles in your playing.
Breathing life into your flute works like an invocation of your deepest desires, reconnecting you to your authentic self and your soul’s truest expression.
At the same time, you illuminate your spiritual path and harmonize your sacred sounds with the great symphony of life.
The cost for this special program is only $49 per month. And, if you don’t absolutely love the Sacred Sounds Flute Circle With Christine Stevens, you can cancel your membership at any time before the next billing cycle begins.
Improvisational playing within a group of like-minded people amplifies your higher intentions with the added potential to elevate those of the collective as well.
We’re thrilled to offer this new sound-healing membership program to our global Shift community. We’re confident that you’ll experience positive shifts as Christine guides you on a journey of transformation through the timeless tones of Native American-style flutes and their sonic allies.
Christine has worked with survivors of Hurricane Katrina and students at Ground Zero. She also led the first drum-circle training in a war zone in northern Iraq.
The Sacred Sounds Flute Circle will soothe your soul, unleashing the kind and tender music that has always been written in your heart.
The flute has traveled more than 50,000 years through time — bridging the mundane and the miraculous — to reach you where you are right now on your spiritual journey.
Are you ready to co-create a new spiritual reality with this ancient instrument?
Join Christine in this groundbreaking program for cultivating a spiritual flute-playing practice within a community of aspiring and experienced soul players. Together you’ll access the higher consciousness, happiness, and healing of this ancient instrument’s sacred sounds.
Honoring Native American Teachers & Their Lineage
Christine bought her first flute at a powwow in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was made by Chris Ti Coom Flutes in the key of G — a 5-hole made of rosewood. After spending 12 years in Ojai, California, as part of a community sweat lodge with ceremonies facilitated by Wolf and Lisa Wahpepah, who run Descendants of the Earth from their camp on Pine Mountain, Christine learned to pray and sing in Lakota Sioux, one of the original languages spoken in America.
She wishes to honor Peter Catches from South Dakota, a 38th generation medicine man, who taught her how to be a pipe carrier and how songs that honor nature and the Great Mystery are tools for healing, ceremony, prayer, and purification. He is the son of Peter Catches Sr., author of the book Sacred Fireplace: The Life and Teachings of a 37th Generation Lakota Medicine Man, and also the founder of Octei Wakan, a nonprofit organization in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, that supports the wellness of tribal children.
During her years of service to the Lakota nation, Christine met an elder and song carrier named Manny Eagle Elk Council Pipe Sandoval from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Of Navajo and Genizaro ancestry, he became Christine’s uncle in a ceremony called Making of a Relative.
As she plays the Native flute at ceremonies, sweat lodges, and healing sessions, Christine is honored to carry songs with the permission of her community, elders, and teachers. She plays and teaches for their original purpose — honoring the land and healing the hearts of people and the Earth.
For $49/Month, Here’s What You’ll Experience
Bimonthly 90-Minute Sessions on Tuesdays at 1:00pm Pacific With Christine Stevens
Some of the monthly topics you’ll explore in the Sacred Sounds Flute Circle membership program include:
- Singing Trees — 3 ranges to explore the medicines of different woods and make each note SING
- Flute as prayer — affirmative mantras and energy work to amplify sacred intention
- Embellishments — trills, slides, and tossing notes to emulate birds
- Glissandos to find the notes between the notes
- Shamanic playing — techniques using reverb and ambient style for sound healing
- Improving your vibrato through the rhythm of breathwork
- Playing in time — exploring 3 rhythmic variations to inspire your playing
- And much more...
Christine Stevens’ Guest Faculty & Transformational Guides
Throughout the Membership Program, You’ll Meet a Variety of Teachers, Musicians & Healers Who Will Support Your Journey
Here are some of the guides Christine has invited to complement your sacred flute experience!
Mary Youngblood is a 2-time Grammy winner and Emmy nominee, the first Native American woman to have received a Grammy for Best Native American Music Album, and the first Native American person to have won two Grammys. She’s one of the premiere Native American musicians in the country.
Guillermo Martinez has been creating Indigenous culture and traditions by crafting handmade and custom Native American and Mesoamerican instruments in Southern California for the past 35 years. He makes the instruments with love to promote healing and to honor Indigenous traditions and the people who continue to steward the land to this day.
Maria Kostelas founded Flutes of the World Music to express her love of world cultures through the voices of her 100-piece international collection. She has released six solo CDs of original music, and has composed several commissioned works, including a CD for the World Presidents’ Organization Mind/Body Health Conference. She has also recorded a meditation CD with Shirley MacLaine.
Bodhi Setchko has been working with sound meditation, sound healing, and sacred sound journeys for over 50 years. He has studied with Tito La Rosa, Paul Horn, Allaudin Mathieu, and many other artists. Around the globe, his music is used in yoga studios, health spas, and health practitioners’ offices. His music has had millions of plays on Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming sites.
Suzanne Teng plays in the duo Mystic Journey, using an extensive array of flutes from around the world, including the Chinese dizi, bawu, and hulusi; Turkish ney and zurna; Indonesian suling, panpipes, and penny whistles; Native flutes; and ocarinas. She has been teaching since she was 14 and has taught at universities, colleges, music festivals, and music conventions, as well as privately. Her playing can be heard on hundreds of recordings on Polygram, Warner Brothers, Windham Hill, and numerous independent labels, soundtracks, and films. She has also appeared on several Survivor finale shows.
More About What You’ll Receive With Your $49/Month Membership Subscription
Video & Audio Recordings of Bimonthly Sessions
After each class, the digital video and audio will be available for you to stream in a high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere at your convenience.
PDF Transcripts of Bimonthly Sessions
In addition to high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and wisdom or practices you received.
Opportunities to Participate in a Vibrant Online Community
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can discuss your experience of the sessions and how they're impacting you, and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
Professor Christine Stevens’ Wisdom Video Library
Ground your sacred sound into the present moment with these powerful music activations. You’ll also receive access to pre-recorded sound-healing sessions from Christine that you can stream anytime and anywhere at your convenience. Access to these additional resources will support your growth and transformation during the Membership program.
20% Off Selected Shift Network Courses
Each month, you’ll receive a 20% off coupon you can use to purchase any Shift Network courses featured that month. Choose from a wide selection of new monthly choices on your favorite transformational topics such as Sound Healing, Shamanism, Dreamwork, Science and Spirituality, Somatic Movement, Ancestral Healing, and much more.
What Participants Are Saying About Christine Stevens’ Programs...
— Sara Benveniste: “I Love Christine’s Passion and Enthusiasm”
— Julie Lusk: “Christine Really Poured Her Heart and Soul Out Into All of Us”
“I highly recommend any course taught by Christine Stevens!”
I highly recommend any course taught by Christine Stevens! She dives deeply and fully into the course material with joy and a sense of freedom that liberates the learner from self-criticism and allows deep healing to occur. I have been playing music for others since age six, and now I am playing for myself and connecting to the world around me in a more intimate way. Further, this course kept me feeling balanced and connected to the outside world during the dark days of the pandemic. I am grateful for the experience and hope the learning and healing will continue through other courses with The Shift Network. Thank you!
— Carolyn Kantor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Her deep reverence for her journey, teachers, and Spirit are integrated with such a cheerful energy that you have no choice but to dive right in.”
The calling comes, and if you respond and open to this opportunity, it will change you forever. Christine is deeply passionate and knowledgeable and it is contagious. Her deep reverence for her journey, teachers, and Spirit are integrated with such a cheerful energy that you have no choice but to dive right in. No experience is necessary to open your heart to this beautiful experience. I have connected to something so much deeper. Thanks to Christine and her passion to connect us all with our heart song.
— Lisa St. Pierre, Ontario, Canada
“Christine always amazes me with her skills and wisdom.”
Christine always amazes me with her skills and wisdom. I always leave feeling inspired and happy. This course helped me remove barriers to playing with others, and I really loved hearing what was occurring spontaneously through improv and playing with her band. The guest teachers were amazing, and I treasure the techniques they taught and the wisdom they so freely shared.
— Judy Ashland, Oregon
“Christine was an amazing teacher and musician, and her use of the flute to communicate spiritually was awe-inspiring.”
I had forgotten the joy possible through sharing music. Christine was an amazing teacher and musician, and her use of the flute to communicate spiritually was awe-inspiring. She shared technical information in ways that were accessible to students at all levels. The blend of the types of instructional activities she included was impressive, again, enabling the material to be accessible to a range of learning types. This was a wonderfully healing course!
— Holly McCracken, Auburn, Illinois
“This course helped me have confidence in myself to go outside of my comfort zone and seek activities that provided me the ability to enjoy life…”
This course helped me have confidence in myself to go outside of my comfort zone and seek activities that provided me the ability to enjoy life and have fun, instead of isolating and allowing myself to believe I didn’t deserve to have fun as a result of trauma in my life.
— Jacqueline, Lexington, Kentucky
“Christine is such a gifted teacher and a beautiful soul.”
Christine is such a gifted teacher and a beautiful soul. Her classes not only help me with the technical aspects of playing Native American Flute, they truly lift my spirit to a calm and beautiful place. During the course of this class I’ve experienced some devastating personal losses. The concepts I learned in this class have helped me process my grief in ways I didn’t think possible. So grateful for Christine and The Shift Network.
— Patricia, Alameda, California
“Christine is a wonderful teacher; she is creative, knowledgeable, and compassionate.”
Christine is a wonderful teacher; she is creative, knowledgeable, and compassionate. She also invited other wonderful teachers and musicians to help, which made the course even better. To get to play the blues with a live band and 300 people in the middle of Covid was fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel freer and more creative as a result of taking it.
— Anna, Pittsburg, Kansas
“[Christine’s] teachings were life-giving.”
I have experienced enormous benefit from this course and all Christine’s courses. Her teachings were life-giving. I had to stay up later than usual because of the time zone, but it was so well worth it, and time stood still. This course has given me permission to just play from the heart and believe in myself.
— Gillian, England
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Sacred Sounds Flute Circle With Christine Stevens
PROGRAM STARTS Tuesday, May 10, 2022
We feel honored that Professor Christine Stevens has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to host this ongoing membership program, the Sacred Sounds Flute Circle. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with an acclaimed flutist, drummer, and music therapist whose exquisite musicality, heart-opening teaching style, and passion for peace-building promote holistic health and a deeper bedrock for real transformation — helping you heal and awaken yourself and our world.
With two soul-nourishing sessions a month, you’ll be part of a community of soul players and like-minded people from around the world supporting and inspiring each other as we navigate our way through this monumental global shift.
With your registration, each month you’ll receive:
- Video & Audio Recordings of Bimonthly Sessions
- PDF Transcripts of Bimonthly Sessions
- Opportunities to Participate in a Vibrant Online Community
- Professor Christine Stevens’ Wisdom Video Library
- 20% Off Selected Shift Network Programs
Your Membership Renews Monthly for $49/month
Your Satisfaction Is 100% Guaranteed!
Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE the Sacred Sounds Flute Circle With Christine Stevens — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — you can cancel your membership two or more days before your next billing date. (Details in our FAQ section below.)
What People Are Saying About Christine Stevens...
“Christine guides groups to the secret world of the rhythmic arts.”
— Mickey Hart, Grammy award-winning drummer for the Grateful Dead, and author of Drumming at the Edge of Magic
“Christine Stevens can introduce you to the magic, fun, and healing power of drumming. I recommend it.”
— Dr. Andrew Weil, author of Healthy Aging
“Christine can show you how music and drumming can become part of your daily routine for spirituality and health.”
— Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
“The power of her work is reflected in the brightness of her spirit.”
Christine Stevens’ work is truly brilliant. I love how she teaches drumming rhythms. The power of her work is reflected in the brightness of her spirit.
— Sandra Ingerman, author of 12 books, including The Book of Ceremony
“Christine Stevens is a magical sage of sound healing.”
Christine Stevens is a magical sage of sound healing. She is a “bridger of worlds” with a deep sense of what matters most. She brings healing home for the soul.
— Dr. Sue Morter, founder of the Morter Institute for BioEnergetics and author of The Energy Codes
“She is an instrument of global peace on the planet.”
Christine’s work is anointed with the kiss of heaven’s inspiration, celebration, and joy. She is an instrument of global peace on the planet.
— Michael B. Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation and founder of Agape International Spiritual Center
“With deep wisdom and connection, Christine Stevens is a master of the heart and healing rhythm.”
— Master Mingtong Gu, Qigong master, healer, and founder of The Chi Center
About Christine Stevens
Christine Stevens is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, drummer, and music therapist. Holding master’s degrees in both social work and music therapy, Christine inspires people all over the world with her message that music promotes holistic health, spirituality, and wellness. Christine is the author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit, and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles book and DVD. She’s recorded three play-along albums: Reviving Rhythms, Drumming Up Spirit, and Drumming Up Diva. A leader in the music and wellness movement, Christine also serves on the editorial board of Explore: A Journal of Science and Healing.
Christine is the founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, offering training programs and global online courses. She’s trained facilitators and led workshops around the world, from Iraq, Hong Kong, and Brazil to South Africa, Japan, and Western Europe. Through Remo, the world’s largest drum company, Chrsitine co-created the HealthRHYTHMS evidence-based group drumming protocol, used in schools, medical centers, and veterans hospitals worldwide.
Christine’s work in Iraq was featured in the book and DVD Discover the Gift. Televised media credits include PBS, NBC, KABC-Los Angeles, KTLA Los Angeles, Tournament of Roses Parade, London Tonight, Living Better TV, Discovery Health, and Hong Kong News. As a contributing writer, Christine’s work has been featured in Fitness magazine, Spirituality & Health, Body & Soul, Fast Company, First for Women magazine, The Oriental News, The Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News & World Report, Yogi Times, and Natural Beauty and Health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What’s included with my Membership subscription?
A: You will have exclusive, 24/7 access to the Sacred Sounds Flute Circle Membership Homepage, streaming access to the bimonthly circles and content library, access to the Facebook online community, and 20% off select upcoming Shift Network offerings!
Q: What is the cost?
Q: How does this membership differ from other Shift Network programming?
A: Most Shift Network courses give you a fixed duration of live or on-demand learning with one of the world’s top transformational teachers. The Sacred Sounds Flute Circle With Christine Stevens membership program offers two sessions per month, providing a steady blueprint for cultivating a spiritual flute-playing practice with a community of aspiring and experienced soul players. If your soul is calling for a steady stream of powerful healing and community, this ongoing program offers a beacon to help you navigate your path to transformation as long as you’d like.
Q: What happens if I miss a live session?
A: Streaming replays will be available to watch anytime during your subscription.
Q: What is the billing, cancellation, and refund policy, and how do I cancel?
A: Your membership fee will automatically process every 30 days. Cancellation requests must be submitted two or more business days before the end of your billing cycle. You will have access to the membership content and Shift Network discount through the end of your active billing cycle. We do not provide refunds with membership subscriptions. Click here to view our billing and cancellation policy, or to submit a cancellation request.
Q: Are scholarships or special pricing available for the monthly membership fee?
A: No, we are not able to provide scholarships for this monthly Membership program, but you will have access to a VIP 20% discount on select programs (cannot be combined with other offers).
Q: What is the length of the membership?
A: That’s up to you! Try it out for one billing cycle, or remain in the inner circle as long as you’d like.