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Soothing Sounds Evoke Relaxation

Feb 28, 2024 11:27AM ● By Debra Dingman

Lois Pengilley, left, creates soothing hums from various size bowls that will help people relax at the Sound Bath experience for the Dixon Women’s Improvement Club. Lois is pictured here with friend Angela Meisenheimer. Courtesy photo

DIXON, CA (MPG) - You’ve heard of mud baths and salt baths, and now there are sound baths, except with the latter, you’re not actually getting into a tub. Metaphorically speaking, however, you are surrounding yourself with a low, relaxing hum created by a healing practitioner rubbing edges of various sized bowls. 

These meditations are touted to help relieve insomnia, decrease depression, relieve anxiety and stress, and more, according to Lois Pengilley, Sound Bath Healing Practitioner of Dixon. That’s why the Dixon Women’s Improvement Club is repeating this unique fundraiser on Sunday, March 3, from 3 to 5 p.m.

“We are so grateful to Lois, Karstin Stranger of Busy Bee Yoga and Angela Meisenheimer for making this very special fundraiser possible,” said Teri Brown of DWIC who spearheads the community grants program for the club.

The experience will happen at Busy Bee Yoga, 1115 Stratford Ave. F, across from the Safeway Shopping Plaza. Space is limited and tickets are a $30 donation made payable to DWIC. Call Brown at (916) 601-3371 to purchase one. Funds raised go toward scholarships and community grants.

The Dixon Women’s Improvement Club was established in 1899. The founders were women from families that had settled in the Dixon area following the Gold Rush of 1849 and were interested in beautifying and improving the town of Dixon. The club is open to anyone who is interested in joining, and guests are welcome. From September through May, the club meets the third Wednesday of the month, usually from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Fellowship Hall at the Dixon United Methodist Church.