Jamie Bechtold, Owner

Jamie Bechtold (Jamie Ford)
  • Founder of The Soundbath Center™
  • Creator of The Soundbath Center™, Soundbath Practitioner Trainings
  • Creator of Toneation™ System of Sound Healing
  • Co-Founder of Los Angeles Reiki Academy (L.A.R.A.)
  • Usui, Seichim, and Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher

Jamie Bechtold (formerly Jamie Ford)  has been passionate about sound and movement since she was very young. She grew up competing nationally in gymnastics. Floor was her favorite event due to the combination of music, dance, and flying through the air (also known as tumbling). Her interest in the healing arts started when she in her early 20’s – she began working with her dreams and read every book she could on dreams, psychic abilities, and energy healing. Jamie heard a gong for the first time in a yoga class in 2000. The teacher played a gong during savasana and she was in love! She went to classes just to hear the gong, and found it’s sound helped her relax and connect more with what she wanted to do with her life. At that time Jamie was working as a Biologist, and was not feeling fulfilled in her work. That yoga class with the gong affected her deeply and eventually moved her on a new path..one of healing and sound. In 2005 Jamie entered the healing arts field through massage. She soon added sound healing in the form of tuning forks into her sessions. She found sound deepened the effects of the massage and helped clients enter into a state of relaxation much quicker than without it. In 2004 she met Kat Lyons, who was teaching a tuning fork workshop, and began to study sound more intensely. She studied Egyptian Mysteries with Kat, which was very sound healing focused. In 2005 Jamie bought her first gong and crystal bowl and has been playing for her clients and groups ever since.

In 2012 Jamie began teaching sound healing and in 2015 opened The Soundbath Center (formerly known as The Sound Space). Her intention was to open a space dedicated to soundbaths and sound healing, and to offer clients different types of soundbath experiences.

Education Highlights:
  • BS Biology
  • Sound Healing and Sound Therapy
  • Egyptian Mysteries
  • Reiki (Usui, Karuna Reiki®, Seichim Reiki)
  • Clairvoyant Healing Training
  • Channeling
  • Spectrochrome Therapy (color healing)
  • Crystal Healing
  • Acupuncture (just the basics, did not finish the program)
  • Acupressure
  • Bodywork and massage (over 500 hours)
  • Yoga (500 hours)
Jamie Bechtold (Ford)
Private Sound Bath
Jamie’s Offerings:

Private/Semi-Private Sessions –

  • Toneation™ Private Session at The Soundbath Center and Reiki Lab
  • GongBlast™ Private Soundbath at The Soundbath Center
  • Private Soundbaths at The Soundbath Center and affiliate locations
  • Reiki Alchemy Soundbath™ Semi-Private at Reiki Lab
  • Reiki Alchemy Breathwork™ Semi-Private at Reiki Lab

Group Soundbath Events –

  • GongPlay™ Soundbath at The Soundbath Center™
  • Gong Alchemy Soundbath™ at affiliate locations
  • Breath Crystals Sound™ at The Soundbath Center™
  • SoundLab™  (Breathwork SoundLab, Yoga SoundLab, and Reiki SoundLab) series at The Soundbath Center™ and affiliate locations

Trainings –

  • Soundbath Practitioner Trainings (Level 1 and 2)
  • All levels Usui, Seichim, and Karuna Reiki® (through Los Angeles Reiki Academy)
  • Intro to Sound Healing
  • Tuning Fork Basics