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Russell and Beckie Forsyth

Russell and Beckie Forsyth are the founders and directors of Crystal Light and Sound as well as Russell’s practice as an energy healing practitioner and the IEL Institute for the Spiritual Arts. Russell's private practice is www.russellforsyth.com and Beckie's artistic websites are www.beckieforsyth.com and www.heartistrysoundbath.com

Russell and Beckie Forsyth have been married for over 40 years, have two sons and share five grandchildren with extended family members all over the United States. A big part of their lives has been working and playing in order to raise a family in Austin, Texas. Russell and Beckie believe in a passionate, purpose-filled and grounded existence that supports living successfully in the world.

Russell Forsyth is a certified Angel Therapist ® who trained under Dr. Doreen Virtue and has been in service as an energy healing practitioner since 2006. Russell also teaches classes and workshops, and has developed a comprehensive training program for energy healers. Following angelic guidance, he invented a unique crystal light table for use in energy healing sessions. Over the years, Russell has written a number of books, has appeared on many radio shows, and was selected to film a pilot TV show on angel readers. Russell currently writes a weekly newsletter called "Angel Whispers," which features a word study and channeled messages from the angels.

Beckie Forsyth manages Crystal Light and Sound. She’s led a creative life as a mother, grandmother, artist, entrepreneur, community activist, leader of a nonprofit sports organization, event planner, musician, and singer. She has owned a spice company, a personal organizer business, and a restoration business.  Beckie is now certified as a crystal bed practitioner with alchemy crystal singing bowls. 

Beckie is a gifted charcoal artist, and a longstanding member of a women’s song circle that sings the music of St. Hildegard of Bingen, along with other spiritual music and songs of popular culture.Over the years, Beckie has become passionate about working with alchemy singing bowls. The bowls are amazing pure tone sound devices that integrate the properties of pure quartz crystals with the metaphysical properties of gemstones, metals, and minerals. The beautiful music Beckie creates with the alchemy singing bowls offer an amazing opportunity to journey with the soul.

Along with Native American flutist Gahana Bonnington, Beckie is a co-founder of HeartistryTogether they perform meditative concerts called “sound-baths". Audience members often bring their blankets and pillows to concerts, and are encouraged to relax as they listen to this transcendent music and experience the ultimate journey of the body, mind, and soul.

In 2017, Heartistry released their first CD - Inner Sanctum, a soundbath journey through the chakras. This ground-breaking recording of the Native American flute combined with the beautiful tones of the alchemy crystal singing bowls creates a never-before-aural experience to deliver a sound that enters the mind to travel through the heart and reach the deepest levels of the mind, body, and the spirit.

Please click here to learn more about Heartistry. You can purchase Inner Sanctum CD here.

Russell and Beckie are dedicated to educating the future generations of energy healers through the IEL Institute for the Spiritual Arts.  They provide the education, the tools and the support needed to help motivated individuals find success the the area of energy healing.