Jared has been making, playing, teaching, and facilitating didgeridoo sound journeys for 20 years. As an experiential educator and multi-instrumentalist he has been on the forefront of sound healing exploration by incorporating drumming and the didgeridoo into a variety of educational settings and healing modalities. He began using sound as therapy in the mid 1990's while teaching poetry to homeless teenagers living in youth shelters and to incarcerated women in the prison system. In the 2000's he spent 10 years working with inner-city, at-risk youth, teenagers and disabled children where he utilized sound/music therapy on a daily basis while teaching digital literacy and filmmaking. In 2009 he began to study and train with the NSEV Acupuncture community learning how to integrate his sound therapy experience into a more clinical and focused model.
Jared brings a unique approach to workshop facilitation by blending modern day design concepts & technology with ancient hand-made tribal tools and practices and eastern wisdom traditions. Jared believes that as a culture, now more than ever, as we find ourselves in the midst of a stress epidemic, it's important that we cultivate the art of group relaxation and healing in order to balance out the impact that modern technology and living is having on our minds, bodies, and nervous systems. He is a certified group sound healer in the Non-Somatic Extraordinary Vessel Healing system and is a student of Acutonics sound therapy.
Jared currently facilitates sound healing workshops throughout the country for large and private groups at health centers, hotels & spas, wellness retreats, schools, for cancer and drug recovery patients, and for corporate team building events.
Jared Bistrong is one of seven children born and raised in Miami. His family are descendants of the original “Conchs” (the earliest Florida settlers) who emigrated to Key West from the Bahamas in the mid 1800's.
Jared has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Florida State University and has been an educator for over 20 years including time as a high school English, Drama, & Tv Production teacher, a Multimedia Director, a Writing Professor, and a Director of Instructional Design at the college level. He has an extensive background in learning design, multimedia production and workshop facilitation for learners of all ages and levels. He teaches everything from writing, to video production, to instructional technology and learning design, to music. He lives on Miami Beach with his wife and son.
Jared began to take interest in alternative health therapies after losing his mother to cancer in the mid 1990's. At the time, he began to study tai chi and explore eastern medicine and therapeutic & vibrational instruments. After losing his brother to Cancer in 2014, he realized it was time to bring his 20 years of sound healing experience to the forefront, and, since then, has given hundreds of group sound healing events all around the country in hopes of bringing awareness to alternative health therapies and practices that are effective at addressing issues where western medicine seems to fall short.
He believes we need a balance between eastern and western medicine and that each are incomplete without the other. His vision is to integrate alternative meditation practices such as yoga, tai chi, sound healing, acupuncture and massage into our everyday lives, work places, communities and educational centers.