Our Story

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SAGE ACADEMY OF SOUND ENERGY and Center for the Healing Arts was founded in 2007 by Philippe and Lea Garnier in Woodstock, NY. Committed to a respectful and gentle approach to healing, our workshops, events and private healing sessions uplift the body, mind and spirit to a higher frequency.  Set in both a tranquil and sacred atmosphere our focus is on Sound Awareness for healing, combining complimentary modalities to achieve our mission of supporting health and wholeness.

Lea Garnier, Director

Integrative Sound Practitioner, Craniosacral Therapist, Yoga Teacher 

Lea Garnier has worked in the healing arts for over 25 years and is an accomplished practitioner in this field.  She began her healing journey as an artist of healing paintings that have been displayed, sold in Europe and New York.  Lea found Craniosacral Therapy in NYC after suffering neck and back injuries sustained in an auto accident.  The relief she found from this work was so profound she put down her painting brushes to pursue training. Lea is now a trained Upledger Craniosacral Therapist. In 2008 she became a certified yoga instructor trained in the Desikachar linage, and specializes in teaching the integration of sound healing and sound awareness (nada) in a yoga class setting.  A safe and fun environment is created which integrates the sacred sound medicine of crystal singing bowls, gongs, mantra and traditional instruments from various indigenous cultures.  
Lea is a student of the shamanic arts which inspired her ongoing interest in therapeutic sound for healing, and which led to the organization of one of the first comprehensive sound healing retreats in the northeast.  In 2010 she co-founded and continues to organize the Annual Sound Healing Retreat Intensive, the Annual Sound Healing Certification Program, Gong Camp with master Don Conreaux and Sound Protocols Retreats which takes place at Menla Mountain Retreat Center & Ananda Ashram. which caters to an international audience of practitioners working in the healing arts. 

Lea is available for group sound baths, private ceremony work, weddings and death passages.  She has a CD of healing mantras, icaros and sacred sound.  Her teachers are many, and she is grateful for the opportunity to share the knowledge ascribed to her over the years within the art forms she continues to study passionately.