Kiko Sounds is an artist and teacher specializing in sound, meditation, restorative practices and relational aesthetics. As co-founder of Toronto's contemporary design shop and gallery, Magic Pony + Narwhal Projects, she spent over a decade collaborating with artists from around the globe, curating exhibitions, publications, and interactive environments. She now combines her background in contemporary culture with holistic methodologies to offer ephemeral, immersive vibrational experiences intended to guide those present towards a unified state of wholeness. By creating settings for deep listening and self-discovery, Kiko intuitively encourages individuals to access the infinite potential that exists within and with one another.
After suffering a series of health issues, which stemmed from overwork and perfectionism, Kiko’s body and mind fell into a chronic state of illness. Learning how to take care became her focus. And so began the slow and gentle journey into a practice of self-compassion, kindness, and mindfulness. Meditation awakened a true state of healing and prompted her to channel and dedicate her studies into the subtle realms of restorative energetics ~ specifically sound, meditation, somatics, and yoga therapeutics.
As a certified yoga instructor, Kiko has studied Integral Sound Healing at the Svaram Music Research Center in Auroville, India; Biosonics with Dr. John Beauleau; and sound meditation with Sara Auster. She is also certified in Contemplative Psychotherapy through the Nalanda Institute (New York) and continues to study Sri Vidya and the Himalayan Sage Tradition via the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy. Recently she has begun to learn and share the subtle energy of plant medicine through flower essences alongside herbalist and healer Daisy Marquis (Black Mountain School of Natural Healing).