Reconnecting people to the joy and beauty of their inner worlds through sound medicine
“I’ve always been spiritually curious. In fact, I got kicked out of Sunday school as a child because I asked too many questions,” laughs Shervin Boloorian when reflecting on his journey into the holistic realm. However, despite his innate spiritual nature, Boloorian’s path to wellness was a winding one that first led him to Washington DC, where he pursued a career in politics.
Equipped with a Masters degree in political science, Boloorian worked on a number of pro-diplomacy, nuclear disarmament campaigns as a non-partisan policy advisor and peace campaign strategist, before shifting his focus to wellness. “I was a bag of bones in my DC days,” he recalls. “It wasn’t until I reconnected with nature during a trek through the Amazon that my outlook on life transformed and expanded to encompass a wider view of societal peace to inner peace.”
Intrigued by the healing arts, Boloorian began studying shamanic counselling and undertook a year-long apprenticeship with renowned author and shaman, Robin Rice. “I was still working full-time in politics while earning a certification in Urban Shamanism, which raised a lot of eyebrows from some of my more closed-minded colleagues,” he remembers.
Around this time Boloorian attended a concert led by sound healing musician Kailash Kokopelli, who was a student of Tama-Do (‘way of the soul’) founder, Fabien Maman. “Kailash talked about the healing effects of acoustic sounds on cells in the human body, which he credited to the scientific research of Fabian. “I was completely inspired and began Tama-Do training with Fabian shortly afterwards.” Describing Tama-Do as a “powerful and deeply relaxing way of treating any kind of imbalance, energetic blockage or pain,” Boloorian believes the therapy’s potency lies in its holistic nature. “Tama-Do incorporates a unique combination of sound healing, colour therapy and qigong movement, which work together to nourish and restore the body’s natural health systems, returning a person to a more harmonious state,” he explains.