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 certified, insured, and registered with the Vibrational Sound Association and with the Shimbumi International Reiki Association. In every aspect of her practice, she upholds the vision, mission, and philosophy of both professional associations and strictly adheres to their Codes of Conducts and Ethics. These memberships show that she operates at the highest of standards in all facets of client and community care. Betty's 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 6/22/21:
As of June 15, 2021, 60.6% of Michigan residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The introduction of highly effective and safe COVID-19 vaccines and the warmer weather have greatly reduced the spread of COVID-19 across the United States. An increasing number and volume of therapeutics are also available, such as monoclonal antibodies, which can help to reduce the severity of COVID-19 cases. Upon the advice of scientific and medical experts, MHHS has concluded that although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to constitute an epidemic in Michigan, the June 1, 2021 Gatherings and Face Mask Order requirements can be lifted at this time.
These announcements bring a mix of emotion, concerns, and layers of information to process and distill. Gentle Earth Sound Therapy carefully reviews the guidance of local and state leadership, as well as industry standards and best practices in addition to the recommendations of the CDC. Our top priority is always to provide you with the safest possible environment to practice deep self-care.
To that effort, we will continue wearing masks throughout our private and community sessions and ask all non-vaccinated guests to do the same. We encourage you to wear a face-covering if it adds to your personal comfort level and to continue to use hand sanitizer upon arrival and departure for each appointment and event. Our ongoing 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 those who are not fully COVID-19 vaccinated.
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.