Harmonic Resonance Bodywork Class

Main Classes April 22+ 23, 2023 at Pacific Rim College.

Optional Class April 24 to learn integration with massage. 

Location: Pacific Rim College 560 Johnson St #229, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W3C6


Early Bird (Before April 1, 2023) $400,

$450 in April.


Ian Faulkner Soutar

Ian has been certified since 1990 as a practitioner of the work created by Dr. Milton Trager MD. He is the creator of Harmonic Resonance Bodywork in 2017. Harmonic Resonance Bodywork is a combination of the rocking work derived from the work of Dr. Milton Trager, Sufi Healing, Energy work, Chakra Balancing and optional Medicine Buddha ritual.

Alexa McFarlane

Alexa completed her training in Harmonic Resonance in 2020. She has been assisting with classes since the class which was held at Pacific Rim College in 2020 just days before Covid-19 closed the college. She is an excellent instructor who is gifted at teaching bodywork skills.

Dr Kym (Kye) Harvey

Kye Harvey has been a well known Chiropractor practicing in Victoria for several decades. She recently decided to teach Harmonic Resonance Bodywork after having taken several of the classes and completed her Harmonic Resonance Bodywork certification in 2022.

Audrey Mairi

Audrey has been an official Trager Tutor for many decades. The training she received is much more advanced than that of Harmonic Resonance Bodywork and therefore was given honorary certification in Harmonic Resonance in 2022. She is also author of several books including “The Power of Presence” which outlines how to cultivate the ideal state of mind for the practice of this type of healing work. She will be leading us each morning with the “Movement Medicine Exercises” which are a key “self-help” part of Harmonic Resonance Bodywork.


What is it?

Harmonic Resonance is a gentle bodywork that uses harmonic rocking of the body. It’s received dressed in yoga clothes and is based on the work of Dr. Milton Trager MD combined with Sufi healing and Chakra energy balancing. The use of the Medicine Buddha Ritual or Menla is an option too.

It’s effects go deep emotionally while the patient remains fully clothed. It offers loving touch that is especially effective for recovering from abuse trauma as well as for recovering from physical trauma and injury. It often restores balanced walking after surgery. Back injury pain can often be alleviated. 

Self help exercises are offered to clients to help with both emotional and physical recovery.

Some bodywork experience is recommended for the basic two day class. Massage experience is not required. Students will be dressed in flexible or yoga type clothes.

If you’re taking the third day to learn how to integrate Harmonic Resonance with oil massage, a weekend introductory oil massage class would be the needed. Many massage therapists offer such weekends courses.

Certified bodyworkers will find Harmonic Resonance easy to learn and a great tool to add to their existing skills. The use of Harmonic Resonance Bodywork greatly increases the effectiveness of any therapy, including talk therapy.

The skills can be refined by supervised practice or tutorials in the weeks or months following the class. A certification process has been created that involves practicing doing sessions for a few months and attending tutorials with the instructors to refine the skills. The certificate is shown below.

Experienced bodyworkers will find this class useful, offering new and effective techniques to speed recovery and provide safe feeling methods for working with clients suffering from trauma.

The class will be held at Pacific Rim College in a large classroom with massage tables and lots of space for dancing. The college is located in downtown Victoria above Green Cuisine Vegan Restaurant. Many other restaurants are within a block or two. 

Attenders will receive a certificate for the Introductory Class in Harmonic Resonance.

Full Certification Process

The skills taught in the class will allow students to deliver enjoyable healing sessions for friends and family. In the months after the class students can practice and gain greater experience by working with Certified Practitioners of Harmonic Resonance. These people can deliver “Tutorial guidance” to improve your skills.

The cost for “Tutorials” is being kept very low to make the the full certification training inexpensive. Certified Harmonic Resonance Practitioners charge students $45 to $90/hour  sliding scale for their guidance. The average student will do some 20 or 30 sessions with Friends and attend several tutorials for guidance.

If any two of these Certified Practitioners recommend a student becomes Certified we will award students with a Certificate in Harmonic Resonance Bodywork as shown here:

Dates of Class for 2023

The class will be April 22 – 23 2023 at Pacific Rim College 

Optional Oil Massage integration Class April 24th is held at a massage studio in Esquimalt nearby.

Please respond only by email to show your interest in the class before April 2023. Before April is $400 and afterwards it’s $450

Please Only Use Email: (No Text and No Facebook Messenger.)

Please put “HR CLASS APRIL 2023” in the subject area of the email.

Instructors Emails:

Ian Faulkner Soutar •

Alexa McFarlane

Dr. Kym (Kye) Harvey

Movement Medicine Exercises

Audrey Mairi CTP , a Certified Trager Tutor will be our instructor every morning for 30-45 minutes of Movement Medicine Exercises, a type of meditation to cultivate the right State of Mind for doing bodywork. This state of mind is sometimes called “Presence”.  Audrey is also the author of the book “The Power of Presence“. This is the ideal State of mind to cultivate for Harmonic Resonance.

Class Summary & Cost

The class duration will be 3 hours each morning and 3 hours each afternoon for two days. Each morning will involve 5-10 minutes of Ecstatic Dance followed by  20-30 minutes with Audrey Mairi’s discussion and practice of “Movement Medicine Exercises” for self-healing and to cultivate the ideal State of mind known as “Presence” for doing Harmonic Resonance Bodywork. 

On the first day we will learn to work with the front of the body starting with demonstrations of each section of the work followed by dividing into pairs and practicing with supervision. Students will keep switching partners to gain experience in working with different people and different bodies.

On the second day we will start with dance and Audrey Mairi will lead us through her movement and presence exercises. We will learn to work with the back of the body starting with demonstrations of each section of the work followed by dividing into pairs and practicing with supervision. Students will keep switching partners to gain experience in working with different people and different bodies.

On the afternoon of the last day we will do a full session each.

For 12 hours of instruction in total the cost will be $400 Early Bird Pricing before April 2023, or $450 in April

Optional Massage Integration Class

 This extra class on April 24th costs $75 and can be paid if you decide to take the extra day of class at the end of the main class.

Daily Class Activities

Saturday Morning

(Please come 30 minutes early to register)

-5-10 minute Introduction to Harmonic Resonance by Ian Faulkner Soutar

-5-10 minutes of Dancing to play with movement.

-20-50 minutes of presentation and movement medicine exercises taught by Audrey Mauri.

-Demo of Harmonic Resonance technique and practice on the front of body with guidance.

-Self Help Exercise Instruction.

Saturday Afternoon 

-5-10 minutes of Dance to play with movement.

-Betty Martin’s hand training exercise to improve tactile sensitivity.

-Practice on the front of body with guidance.

Sunday Morning

-5-10 minutes of Dancing.

-20-50 minutes of presentation and movement medicine exercises taught by Audrey Mauri.

-Morning demo of Harmonic Resonance technique and practice on the back of body with guidance.

-Self Help Exercise Practice Fun

Sunday Afternoon 

-5-10 minutes of Dancing .

-Betty Martin’s hand training exercise to improve tactile sensitivity.

-A full trade of bodywork, front and back, with guidance. This day of class may go as late as 6:00 p.m. to give people time to practice.

Supplied Information

Each of you will be supplied with a memory stick showing videos of the moves, verbal descriptions of the moves and the recommended music for sessions.

Printed Handouts

Printed textbooks showing pictures of the technique and verbal descriptions (including spaces for your own notes) will be given to every student. The textbooks will include ritual healing details used as well.

Certificate of Completion of Introductory Class


Full Certification Work After Class

In the weeks and months after class the instructors will be available for private tutorials based on the sliding scale of $40-$100 per hour. Students will be expected to do approximately 30 practice sessions in which they take notes to improve their style. Sporadic tutorials will help to improve the work.

Anyone who is recommended by at least two certified Victoria practitioners will receive the following certificate. These certificate holders are shown on the website.


Preparation exercises to be done during the weeks before Class

Betty Martin designed this exercise … It is magic in effect. I recommend doing this exercise daily in the weeks before the class. I have talked with her and she gives permission for me to share them.

I would recommend doing this exercise for 5 minutes a day. It will bring great pleasure and skill.
For doing healing work this exercise builds neutral connections to the hands to enhance touch:
Please practice this exercise daily in the weeks before class! The exercises will build more sensitive neural connections to the hands allowing you to do better work and to learn more quickly.

This description may change slightly as more material is added between now and the class.

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The certificate below can be achieved after the classes through visits with the instructors for tutorials and practice with several dozen clients.

Client Reviews

Laurie Penelope Hagan

I see Ian regularly for Harmonic Resonance Bodywork sessions. They are soothing, relaxing, aligning & Rejuvenating. I like being fully clothed while receiving the treatment & the heated table is nice!

Ian’s work is always respectful, gentle and satisfying. I will always go back!

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Laura Kaye Moore

Ian’s technique of combining Trager work ‘rocking’ with massage has been deeply relaxing, and induces a rejuvenating euphoria that leaves me feeling centered and in touch with my authentic self. Thanks Ian, for your loving care and respectful attention!

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Pat Nichols

” This is a public note of thanks to Ian and a recommendation for everyone to read. I have had a swollen, inflamed & arthritic knee which has been acting up for over a year now. It doesn’t like to be straightened, nor pressure on it, nor being stressed or bent in any way. The daily pain makes me tired & tense. So I went to Ian for his special kind of massage. He offered me his unique mud pack treatment for my knee & an electric pulse treatment that he developed which I couldn’t feel but he knows that it’s working quietly on another level. Ian spent quite a bit of time with me. I could finally relax and let Ian “do his thing”. And I love the spiritual consciousness and prayers that he brings to his practice. My knee was so much better afterwards, I was really happy I had gone to him. This kind man just wants to help & heal people! What a concept! lol… Thank you Ian for offering to help, for your kind heart, your skillset developed over many years and for all your special additional treatments which are unique to you. I am very grateful for your commitment to the common good and to me as a small piece of that. Namaste”.

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Marek Marcus

“Thank You Very Much Ian ? for your loving kindness and your wonderful treatment that I greatly appreciate and cherish.
You are truly a profound healer having masterfully held sacred space with deep sensitivity and wisdom ?
Thank You Ian for all and any helpful feedback , tips , advice , referrals and reference that you may share with me.
I will most certainly be happy to refer your services to the “Victoria Brain Injury Society” and any other potential clients that I may see fit
Blessings on your day. You have given me The Greatest Gift that is humanly possible ?❤️?♥️”

Local Client Shannon

“From the moment I met Ian I was treated with respect and a warm welcome. He was very good at explaining his process and helped alleviate my nerves by assuring me I could notify him at ANY TIME, during the session if I needed to stop for any reason. Ian is a good listener and asks many questions to begin with while taking time to not make any part of the process feel rushed. I felt very cared for and comfortable in his care for this delicate work and would recommend him for anyone wanting to explore this healing modality.

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Reference Letter for class from Dr. Clay Campbell DC
I would like to recommend Ian Faulkner Soutar’s synergistic abilities in his creation of the Harmonic Resonance system. I have been a witness to its development and can attest, as a client that he has been able to achieve an outcome that I have not experienced with any other practitioner method. I can honestly say that you may experience a feeling of ‘ease’ in your body’s movements more reminiscent of one’s youth.

As a former practicing Chiropractor, I believe that there is a role for such an intervention in the health of individuals.

I also commend Ian for passing on his discovery to a new generation of practitioners. I find it very difficult to think of any contraindications or even common non-indications.

He would perform very well in the art of teaching to new students.

Sincerely yours,

Clayton J Campbell, B.Sc., D.C.