International Harp
Therapy Program

IHTP trains practitioners to assist recipients in healing or transitioning in a supportive and compassionate environment. At the core of the program is the recognition that each individual has their own resonant tone, preferred musical styles, and rhythm (for example breathing rate), in any given moment. Combining these elements, the therapeutic harpist offers the recipient their own personal musical journey to enhance quality of life and help them in emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing. Skilled practitioners play at the bedside and in many other settings, and also engage people with interactive music-making when appropriate.


Australian Affiliate

The IHTP course now runs as an affiliate program here in Australia, in a blended format of online and experiential workshops. It comes with full support from the original course, with the added advantage of local teachers and mentors. Our program has much to offer both experienced and fledgling harpers.


Study Protocols

Across two Modules, techniques developed include modal music, improvisation, and repertoire in many styles. We study music theory and the physics of sound. Interpersonal skills are also fostered. Students record their harp playing and upload written assignments such as book reports and reflection papers with guidance and support from a mentor.
To complete Module 2, internship hours of live playing are required.



We are excited to announce that the AU and Americas are merging and streamlining our programs to make them more accessible to you!

We invite those from Australia, and New Zealand to join the USA  Module 1 trainings which are on-line and set for a time that will work for both you and the Americas when we meet usually once a month. Our skilled team of teachers will continue to teach in Australia.

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Workshops / Events

Attending the IHTP study has been such a wonderful experience! We all come in at different levels & harp experience, but we are encouraged to delve into the world of improvisation and flourish in our own unique ways.


Thanks to you all. I loved the laughter, the good food, the lovely welcoming house, the bush, the cats, the birds, the sharing of all sorts of ideas from wiki camping to what to play.


A huge thank you to Vimukti and Karel for your generous hosting. The food was beautiful, the workshops were so inspiring, I loved the silent walk in the beautiful landscape and it was wonderful catching up with everyone again and meeting new people.


Thanks to you and Karel for hosting us in your home and on your beautiful property, and making us all so welcome - it doesn’t happen without a lot of planning and effort! And it’s so important for us to get together!


It was so relaxing, inspiring, and delicious! Thanks again to the presenters - fabulous!


Most importantly for me, the IHTP learning is a journey into finding my creative expression and connecting in with my soul. My deepest gratitude to Christina, IHTP mentors and teachers who make this journey happen! With love & blessings.


The food was wonderful, company fantastic and the tent site was very comfortable.  It was such a relaxing and inspiring time.


For me, especially the double resonant training was eye-opening and was so interesting.


Loved the ESM sessions of playing along with recordings. That was plain, delicious, failure free fun.


I loved learning titbits from Louise and Christina about Jazz, Blues and Indian flavours I can explore later.


I got a lot out of the training. I am glad to be a part of the IHTP family.

Thank you so much for your dedication and work to putting this event together.


The ESM module is really packed - very intensive - with good teaching and learning materials. We were kept on our toes all the time with one activity after another. Thank you for the lovely ESM course.


Outstanding presentation, thank you so much for sharing your wisdom.


I liked the teamwork you presented during the presentation by Christina, as she did speaking and AU team did slides, etc.

The experience in ESM was very interesting to me. I realized intentions actually transmit via zoom during the ESM sessions.


I was very touched by your presentation about therapeutic work with animals, Vimukti. Thank you for sharing your passion with animals and how important it is to be in the moment when we do this work.


Thank you so much for the wonderful support for the last module. I really appreciate your support during the module.

Thank you especially for the considerations for us non-native English speakers. The transcript helped me a lot when I wanted to review the classes.


The module study was intensive for us. Thank you for being so calm, composed and patient throughout, holding such a lovely space for us!


All I can say is what an amazing experience and fantastic job you all did putting the virtual ESM together! Thanks again.



The IHTP course now runs as an affiliate program here in Australia. It comes with full support from the original course, with the added advantage that we can now have local teaching and mentoring available to our students. Whether you are an experienced or beginner harpist this program has something to offer you.


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