Founder of Gentle Earth Sound Therapy and Holistic Wellness, Betty Gauthier is a Certified Sound Therapy Practitioner, Vipassana Meditation Teacher, Breathwork Teacher, Yoga Nidra Teacher, and Usui Reiki Master. The essence of her work is about helping those she meets to establish and maintain a lasting connection in body, mind, and spirit. As a practitioner, Betty is deeply passionate about Eastern philosophy and holistic pathways and she implements her experience as a Trauma-Informed facilitator in all aspects of client care and well-being. Her work radiates from the heart and her sincerest desire is to offer support and inspiration to all who are looking for ways to restore balance and harmony in life. Betty comes from a place of non-judgment and unconditional love, ready to meet all beings where they are on their own journey while holding space for limitless possibilities. With deep light and gratitude, she bows to all with whom she has the distinction of walking alongside.
Betty is a certified, insured, and registered practitioner, and in every aspect of her practice, she operates at the highest of standards in all facets of client and community care strictly adhering to a Professional Code of Ethics. Her client work takes place both in her private home studio and on occasion, here at LotusVoice Integrative Therapies. She facilitates monthly sound offerings, workshops, and classes here as well. Collaborative partnerships have provided Betty the wonderful opportunity to facilitate sound events all over Michigan and at a national level. She truly loves sharing the modalities of her practice at retreats, workshops, and special events for both intimate and large groups.
While community service resonates with her deeply, it is Betty's personal and spiritual practices that allow her to continue to show up for herself and others. Mindfulness has been an integral part of her life, exploring her own meditation practice rooted in Buddhism for over 20 years. Sparked by Thich Nhat Hanh's The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, in 2008, Betty decided to take the precepts and her refuge vow (a formal commitment to the Buddhist Path) in the Lieu Quan lineage. Her Dharma name is Collective Embrace of the Source. When not doing therapy work, you can find Betty hiking national parks with her best friend and husband of 34 years, running the trails with her canine companion Edison, enjoying meditation, practicing yoga, or playing one of many instruments in her Michigan home. Betty is also currently working toward her RYT® 200-hour certification under the thoughtful guidance of Misty Belous.
COVID-19 UPDATE 8/30/2021:
Over the last 16 months of the pandemic, we have learned that COVID-19 is spread primarily by air, and that duration and proximity are key factors in spread and transmission. The WHO continues to urge fully vaccinated people to wear masks and practice other Covid-19 pandemic safety measures as the highly contagious delta variant spreads rapidly across the globe. These recommendations bring a mix of emotion, concerns, and layers of information to process and distill.
Gentle Earth Sound Therapy regularly reviews the guidance of local and state leadership, as well as industry standards and best practices in addition to the recommendations of the CDC and MIOSHA. We recognize that the vaccine alone won’t stop community transmission, people need to continue to use masks consistently, be in well-ventilated spaces, practice good hand hygiene, and avoid overcrowding. Our top priority is always to provide you with the safest possible environment to practice deep self-care.
The increased spread of the delta variant coupled with vaccine hesitancy is taking this pandemic to a whole new level. Therefore, we will continue wearing masks throughout all our private sessions and community events and will now require all guests (vaccinated or not) to again do the same. For the foreseeable future, we will keep registrations for group offerings capped at 50%. Gentle Earth Sound Therapy encourages continued use of hand sanitizer upon arrival and departure for each appointment and event. Our ongoing air purification, cleaning, and sanitizing procedures will remain intact without any changes.
Contact Information for Scheduling
Sound Meditation at LotusVoice
The following group event policies remain in effect:
Participants must be pre-registered for events; regretfully, walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
Required use of face-coverings by all participants, regardless of vaccination status.
Responsible precautions remain in place for all events. Please use the practice of personal accountability, as far as health goes.
Please bring a mat and any additional supports you would like for your comfort (blankets, pillows, bolster, eye pillow, etc).
Gentle Earth Sound Therapy reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule such events to safeguard public health and wellness.