About Us

Where it all Began

In 2008, Edo and Jo Mall-Kahn bonded over their life-changing moment in Bali. They fell in love and travelled the world volunteering on humanitarian projects. A union of Edo’s experience as an internationally acclaimed musician and work with music as therapy in Sydney’s healthcare facilities, together with Jo’s work as a management consultant and yoga and music teacher, and a shared passion for ‘seva’, (selfless service), inspired A Sound Life (ASL)  in 2014. 

jo our inspiration

Forever our Inspiration

ASL started at a grassroots level and was changing hundreds of lives within months. In September 2015, Jo sadly passed away 7 weeks after her diagnosis with stomach cancer. Jo touched thousands of lives with her heart, voice and smile. Her legacy and shining spirit live on and inspire our mission every day. We are forever grateful for the seeds of love she planted and through this experience, we’ve built a deeper level of organisational resilience, which empowers us when helping others. 

Ben Lee Our Story

Sustainable Human Impact

After Jo passed, Edo worked hard to sustain and grow ASL’s impact. Our seed funder Vashudara Foundation and our incredible volunteers enabled ASL to deliver 500+ programs in 2016, and 2017 grew to 960 programs serving thousands of Aussies in need. Edo and ASL’s volunteers fulfilled Jo’s dream by launching a yoga and music school at Rainbow Ridge Orphanage in Tanzania led by locals. In 2018 we’re launching the Sound Life Dome in Sydney, the first for-purpose space for creativity and community connection. 

Why we exist?

We're facing a social health crisis globally. Everyday wellbeing is a human right, yet millions of people can't access it. Our mission is changing that.

Who we are

A Sound Life is Australia's first charity to transform the lives of people in need and improve their health, wellbeing and happiness through yoga and music.

How we work

Our programs support community, corporates and countries. Whether it's bedside performances for sick kids, yoga schools in orphanages, corporate song writing and more we live by the mantra of 'seva', selfless service.

WHAT WE DO

All of our programs are therapeutic in approach and are tailored to specifically meet the individual needs and objectives of each facility.

Our programs are volunteer run, delivered by qualified and specifically trained volunteers in all modalities. We work with Sydney’s leading Music facilitators, Yoga Therapists and Meditation teachers to offer our volunteers specialised and free trainings to equip and up-skill them with the skills they need to safety and competently provide therapeutic programs to the facilities we service.

VIEW OUR PROGRAMS
Interactive Music

Interactive Music

Through interactive performances, drumming and sound healing we achieve amazing results:

  • Increases happiness and joy
  • Building self-confidence
  • Elevates mood and creates positivity
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improves cognitive performance
  • Team building and cohesion
Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga

Delivering therapeutic yoga, restorative yoga, yoga nidra and relaxation provides participants with:

  • Improves flexibility and mobility
  • Increased focus and concentration
  • Improved energy and vitality
  • Creates balance and harmony
  • Regulates nervous system
  • Gives peace of mind
Meditation

Meditation

Providing participants with guided meditation, breath awareness & visualisations resulting in:

  • Enhances inner balance and peace
  • Increases resilience and positivity
  • Increases optimism and happiness
  • Improves emotional intelligence
  • Increases mental strength and focus
  • Better cognitive skills and creativity

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