Our first Podcast Single is from Alyssa Benjamin’s, Our Nature Podcast.
Alyssa interviews Andrea Cortez, MM, MT-BC who is a board-certified Music Therapist, sound artist, and sound meditation instructor and founder of Mind Body Music Center with the mission to promote music’s inherent therapeutic and healing qualities.
In this single episode from Our Nature podcast titled, “The Healing Power of Sound With Music Therapist Andrea Cortez”, Andrea shares how her Mexican heritage shaped her future, explores the benefits of sound therapy on the physical and emotional body, invites a quick exercise that uses vowels to calm our bodies, as well as discusses the mathematical difference between noise and sound.
We found this interview, recorded in March 2020, powerfully informative. I hope you enjoy it! ~Linda
0:00 to 8:52 includes Alyssa's introduction, reflections on the moment, and guest feedback
minute 8:52 begins the episode interview with Andrea
minute 21:25 the difference between sound and music therapy
minute 26:25 benefits of sound therapy
minute 30:39 an exercise using your own voice to calm you
minute 39:46 music as beneficial to our evolution as a species
minute 47:25 music and nature and math
minute 50:15 we are nature
minute 58:08 difference between music and noise - Stravinsky's Rite of Spring riot
minute 01:01:16 playing music with plants
Read their bio pages to learn more about Alyssa Benjamin and Andrea Cortez.