Residential centre for Listening
Nelson, New Zealand.
"The power of music
to integrate and cure is quite fundamental.
It is the profoundest non medical medication that exits." – Oliver Sachs
Joya is a residential
centre for Listening Training, established in 2002 by Paulina Aarts, a
Dutch psychotherapist and documentary maker who trained at the Tomatis
Listening Centres in Paris, London and Sydney. Settled in Nelson she
would like to offer an affordable, and supportive place for those who
want to energize and optimize their lives.
The centre is located in
Nelson, one of the most attractive places in New Zealand, with three
National Parks just around the corner. Although the focus is on
Listening Training, the centre also offers various courses and
individual psycho therapy, dietary advice, art and braingym classes, and
"If the eyes are the mirror of the
soul, the ears are the door to the soul”