Violoncellist, Teacher & Sound Healing/Reiki Practitioner

As a creator and manipulator of sound, violoncellist Maria Scherer Wilson dedicates her talents to music, teaching and healing in the Pacific Northwest. 

photo credit Maggie Delaney

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Upcoming Events

Previous events

Sacred Sound Alchemy Yoga w/Laura

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Yoga on Beacon, 3063 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA

Join Laura Yon and Maria Scherer Wilson for a transformative evening of healing and cosmic vibration. Sacred Sound Alchemy Yoga offers a blend of gentle yoga asana, a crystal alchemy singing bowl sound bath, and meditation practice. Bring your positive intentions to this heart-opening practice and create a harmonic balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Cello Yoga & Crystal Alchemy w/Aubrey

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Limber Yoga, 7901 35TH Ave SW 2nd Floor, West Seattle, WA

The grounding sound of the cello and singing crystal bowls will allow each partitioner to dive deeper into their breath and into their body. Aubrey will guide you through a gentle yoga practice to work out places that hold tension, tightness and old stories. Maria will play her cello and the singing bowls to hold a space that is healing and supportive in letting go. Come join Aubrey and Maria in an evening full of intention. This workshop will include an hour long yoga practice and a 50min sound healing.

Limber Yoga studio can provide bolsters, blankets and some chairs. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook if you like. Some people like to use their own props during a seated meditation. Bring whatever you need for a relaxing Sound Bath experience (yoga mat, water, eye pillow). The workshop will conclude with time for integration and community. $40

Sacred Sound Alchemy Yoga w/Laura

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Yoga on Beacon, 3063 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA

Join Laura Yon and Maria Scherer Wilson for a transformative evening of healing and cosmic vibration. Sacred Sound Alchemy Yoga offers a blend of gentle yoga asana, a crystal alchemy singing bowl sound bath, and meditation practice. Bring your positive intentions to this heart-opening practice and create a harmonic balance of mind, body, and spirit.

CATHEDRALS XXVII: Lemolo, Galen Disston (Pickwick), Brenda Xu

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St Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA

Joining Lemolo for her album release performance!

Abbey Arts Presents CATHEDRALS XXVII: Lemolo (Swansea Album Release with Special String Ensemble) with Galen Disston (of Pickwick), Brenda Xu

Live @ St Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, WA Saturday, October 12, 2019 7:30 PM show, 6:30 PM doors All ages, seated, quiet picnics welcome

Riceboy Sleeps w/Wordless Orchestra: Jónsi (Sigur Rós) & Alex Somers

Paramount Theater, 901 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

This autumn Jónsi & Alex Somers will for the first time perform their celebrated 2009 milestone ambient album, Riceboy Sleeps, in its entirety with an orchestra in theatres across North America. An ecstatic musical union of the Sigur Rós lead singer and film composer partner Alex Somers (whose recent score work includes Captain Fantastic, the forthcoming Honey Boy, and the award-winning score for Hale County This Morning, This Evening), Riceboy Sleeps has been described as “operating at heady level of beauty” by the BBC, and “up there with the best of Sigur Rós” by the London Evening Standard. Conducted by Robert Ames / Orchestral Arrangements by David Handler

Led to Sea (EP Release) w/ Betsy Olson (Solo)

The Royal Room , 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA

Doors at 6:30pm

Led to Sea, the chamber pop ensemble led by Seattle-based violinist and composer Alex Guy, releases its long awaited EP of cover tunes! The album, co-produced with longtime collaborator Wayne Horvitz includes songs by PJ Harvey, Velvet Underground, June Carter Cash and Bronski Beat, and features Horvitz on piano, Keith Lowe on bass and Sera Cahoone on drums.

Alex and bandmates Adam Kozie, Moe Provencher and Maria Scherer Wilson be joined on stage by Horvitz, Cahoone and more special guests!

Seattle’s own Betsy Olson will be opening the show with a special solo set of her kickass beautiful blues tunes.

Cello Yoga & Crystal Alchemy w/Aubrey

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Limber Yoga, 7901 35TH Ave SW 2nd Floor, West Seattle, WA

The grounding sound of the cello and singing crystal bowls will allow each partitioner to dive deeper into their breath and into their body. Aubrey will guide you through a gentle yoga practice to work out places that hold tension, tightness and old stories. Maria will play her cello and the singing bowls to hold a space that is healing and supportive in letting go. Come join Aubrey and Maria in an evening full of intention. This workshop will include an hour long yoga practice and a 50min sound healing.

Limber Yoga studio can provide bolsters, blankets and some chairs. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook if you like. Some people like to use their own props during a seated meditation. Bring whatever you need for a relaxing Sound Bath experience (yoga mat, water, eye pillow). The workshop will conclude with time for integration and community. $40

Elevate Your Vibes : Qi 101, Sound Bath, Aura Portraits

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Create Within, 3131 Western Ave Suite 323, Seattle, WA 98121

Come reset and refresh with us for an evening workshop on all things high vibrations!

We'll be diving into energy in the form of Qi (chi), sound, and auras and give you tools on how to harness it to work for you.

The night will begin with:

Qi 101 with Dr. Grace Chang: What is Qi and how it manifests in health (mood, sleep, hormones etc.) And what things you can do daily to optimize your health + wellness.

Musician and sound therapist, Maria Scherer Wilson, will discuss Sound therapy and how certain thoughts and vibrations can take you to another level. We will finish the evening with a sound bath session.

Once your entire body is in zen mode, get your aura portrait taken by photographer Alex Lee, using AURA AURA's biofeedback camera. The colors that radiate from you post-sound bath will be extraordinary! This can be purchased for an additional $45 day-of.

Kombucha + tea, brought to you by local business, Shen Zen Tea.

Cello & Crystal Alchemy - Earthtone Sound Healing

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East West Bookshop, 6407 12TH Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cello & Crystal Alchemy, a unique Sound healing experience with Maria Scherer Wilson, will encourage the body to relax deeply, the spirit to float, and the mind to slow down, as the consciousness shifts into a harmonic sense of being.

Maria Scherer Wilson presents Cello & Crystal Alchemy, an Earthtone Healing sonic experience for those recognizing that Self-care is an essential part of life. Participants will have the opportunity to ride the waves of peaceful vibration, expand their breath, chant sacred sounds and lift their consciousness.

The healing vibrations of Maria’s 100+ year old cello and the crystal singing bowls encourage deep relaxation of the body, mind and spirit. As the brain waves slow down, the consciousness is encouraged to expand, and blockages from the physical, mental and energetic bodies released. Sonic healing has relieved pain, lessened anxiety, reduced inflammation and created feelings of peace, calmness, love and joy.

For complete comfort, please bring anything that will enhance your Sound Healing experience. If you’re choosing the floor for the event, bring a yoga mat, blanket, eye mask, ect. If you’re choosing to sit, you can bring your own meditation bench, or use a chair at East West. Wearing comfortable clothes and layers are recommended. Please refrain from wearing fragrances.

Maria Scherer Wilson, M.M., Reiki Master, opened Earthtone Healing in 2018, a West Seattle energy and sound healing sanctuary where she offers private Usui Reiki and Sound Healing sessions. A professional musician for over 20 years, she also accompanies yoga retreats, private events and weddings in the NW. www.earthtonehealing.com

Relax & Renew Retreat - Yoga + Sound Bath

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Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

Debra Clark of Wings of Joy Yoga & Wellness, and Maria Scherer Wilson of Earthtone Healing are delighted to offer you an amazing afternoon of gentle Yoga, Aromatherapy, and Sound Healing

  • Reduce stress and maximize joy Invite more balance and calm into your life
  • Dive deep into relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation
  • Be surrounded by ambient energy that infuses body, mind, and soul
  • Immerse yourself in a sacred space of “me time”
  • Connect with silence and inner wisdom
  • Cultivate a slower pace and touch your inner peace

Sacred Sound Alchemy Yoga w/Laura

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Yoga on Beacon, 3063 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA

Join Laura Yon and Maria Scherer Wilson for a transformative evening of healing and cosmic vibration. Sacred Sound Alchemy Yoga offers a blend of gentle yoga asana, a crystal alchemy singing bowl sound bath and meditation practice. Bring your positive intentions to this heart-opening practice and create a harmonic balance of mind, body, and spirit. Come, be present, restore, and expand your authentic self.

Extended Restorative Yoga with Alchemy Bowls & Cello

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Limber Yoga, 7901 35TH Ave SW 2nd Floor, West Seattle, WA

Those fun summer days might need to be balanced by some sound healing and restorative yoga! Join us for a two hour restorative yoga class to unwind tight gardening muscles, expand the mind and nourish the Spirit. Maria will accompany asana (yoga postures) with soothing improvised cello lines and bathe you in healing vibrations of the crystal alchemy & frosted singing bowls for an extended savasana (corpse pose). To register and reserve your spot (spaces are going quickly!), please visit the link below and communicate with Jonna via email.

Rise Up! Summer Solstice Celebration

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave S. , Renton, WA

Come celebrate the summer solstice! St. Luke Church’s seasonal liturgies are celebrated on the solstices and equinoxes through the year. Through music and poetry, ritual and movement, we acknowledge the beauty of the natural world and the interweave of the seasons with our own spiritual lives. Free event.

Cello Yoga & Crystal Alchemy w/Aubrey

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Limber Yoga, 7901 35TH Ave SW 2nd Floor, West Seattle, WA

The grounding sound of the cello and singing crystal bowls will allow each practitioner to dive deeper into their breath and into their body. Aubrey will guide you through a gentle yoga practice to work out places that hold tension, tightness and old stories. Maria will play her cello and the singing bowls to hold a space that is healing and supportive in letting go. Come join Aubrey and Maria in an evening full of intention. This workshop will include an hour long yoga practice and a 50min sound healing.

Limber Yoga studio can provide bolsters, blankets and some chairs. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook if you like. Some people like to use their own props during a seated meditation. Bring whatever you need for a relaxing Sound Bath experience (yoga mat, water, eye pillow). The workshop will conclude with time for integration and community. $40

Sacred Sound Alchemy Yoga

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Yoga on Beacon, 3063 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA

Join Laura Yon and Maria Scherer Wilson for a transformative evening of healing and cosmic vibration. Sacred Sound Alchemy Yoga offers a blend of gentle yoga asana, a crystal alchemy singing bowl sound bath and meditation practice. Bring your positive intentions to this heart-opening practice and create a harmonic balance of mind, body, and spirit. Come, be present, restore, and expand your authentic self.

Sacred Sound Alchemy Yoga

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Yoga on Beacon, 3063 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA

Join Laura Yon and Maria Scherer Wilson for a transformative evening of healing and cosmic vibration. Sacred Sound Alchemy Yoga offers a blend of gentle yoga asana, a crystal alchemy singing bowl sound bath and meditation practice. Bring your positive intentions to this heart-opening practice and create a harmonic balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Come, be present, restore, and expand your authentic self.

Earthtone Sound Healing: Bringing in the Light

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Limber Yoga, 7901 35TH Ave SW 2nd Floor, West Seattle, WA

Doors 6:30pm * Pre-registration Recommended

Would you like to create greater clarity, focus and vision in your life? Please join me in a unique Sound Healing Experience, where we will cultivate a Higher awareness from within, and bathe in the healing vibrations of the Voice, Cello and Singing Bowls.

We will begin our time together by toning, with layered cello, experiencing how the vibrations of sound will help to relax the body, and focus the mind. We will explore drishti, our Yogic Gaze, to deepen our awareness in gentle balancing & energizing poses, simple chanting and a short meditation practice. Then we will move into a long, deeply relaxing Crystal Alchemy & Cello Sound Bath.

The element of Light represents the Third Eye, and as we know, we can feel Lightness and Heaviness in our physical, mental and emotional bodies. Let us Bring the Light into our Inner Sanctuary of Peace, and release heavy, stagnant energy!

We all deserve to Relax, Release and Replenish. Please join me.

Limber Yoga studio can provide bolsters, blankets and some chairs. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook if you like. Some people like to use their own props during a seated meditation. Bring whatever you need for a relaxing Sound Bath experience (yoga mat, water, eye pillow). The workshop will conclude with time for integration and community. $30

Sacred Sound Alchemy Yoga

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Yoga on Beacon, 3063 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA

Join Laura Yon and Maria Scherer Wilson for a transformative evening of healing and cosmic vibration. Sacred Sound Alchemy Yoga offers a blend of gentle yoga asana, a crystal alchemy singing bowl sound bath and meditation practice. Bring your positive intentions to this heart-opening practice and create a harmonic balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Come, be present, restore, and expand your authentic self.